They, mistaking the frantic cries of Mynheer Isaac for demonstrations of joy, began to belabour
him with kicks and cuffs, such as could not have been administered in better style by any prize-fighter on the other side of the Channel.
One of the muleteers in attendance, who could not have had much good nature in him, hearing the poor prostrate man blustering in this style, was unable to refrain from giving him an answer on his ribs; and coming up to him he seized his lance, and having broken it in pieces, with one of them he began so to belabour
our Don Quixote that, notwithstanding and in spite of his armour, he milled him like a measure of wheat.
"See what lengths you can drive a desperate man to!" He may hit me on the head and they may belabour
me from behind.
To confess the truth, I am afraid Mr Jones was one of these; for though he was attacked and violently belaboured
with the aforesaid weapon, he could not be provoked to make any resistance; but in a most cowardly manner applied, with many entreaties, to his antagonist to desist from pursuing her blows; in plain English, he only begged her with the utmost earnestness to hear him; but before he could obtain his request, my landlord himself entered into the fray, and embraced that side of the cause which seemed to stand very little in need of assistance.
While Ned Land, clinging to the bows, belaboured
the gigantic animal with blows from his harpoon, the creature's teeth were buried in the gunwale, and it lifted the whole thing out of the water, as a lion does a roebuck.
One day I was frolicking with a little spirited urchin, some six years old, who chased me with a piece of bamboo about three feet long, with which he occasionally belaboured
The 25-year-old had assisted her father but has moved along with a dozen horses to Staffordshire trainer Kevin Frost and rode one of those, Belabour
, in the 1m4f handicap for lady amateur riders.
NOTTINGHAM: 1.45 Implicit, 2.20 Team Decision, 2.55 Whitehall, 3.30 MAID TO REMEMBER (NAP), 4.05 Elysian Flyer, 4.40 Spot Lite, 5.15 Belabour
4.10 STREET SENSATION 5.45 CRYSTAL DEAUVILLE HISAR 6.15 THE HOODED CLAW PULSATING 6.45 WARBA CORONATION DAY 7.15 TROPICS Raashdy 7.45 BELABOUR
ANDOK 8.15 RAINBOW REBEL SWORD EXCEED 8.45 SWORD EXCEED PEACE TERMS 9.15 KINGOFMERROWS TOTEPOOL SILVER TROPHY HANDICAP 3) (1) 2m 3f 100yds Winner PS28,475 (1 47-OLD GuArD (168) P Nicholls 6 11-12...................2 F6-ALAry (212) C Tizzard 7 11-8..................
Beattie's study of the ways in which Britain has been shaped by the winds that belabour
it throws up examples both benign (like Chesil Beach, a 'prodigious accumulation of shingle', and the archetypal example of a wind-made feature) and catastrophic, like the once-thriving Suffolk port of Dunwich which was the largest settlement in Britain to be lost to coastal erosion [see page 72 for more on this].
I will not belabour
the details of this very unfortunate tragedy.
On St David's Day, one of your national emblems became in grave danger from that lowly vegetable, the dreaded brussels sprout, where highly-paid bureaucrats have nothing better to do than dream up the next set of regulations with which to belabour
you (and us).