Another sort of quality is that in virtue of which, for example, we call men good boxers
or runners, or healthy or sickly: in fact it includes all those terms which refer to inborn capacity or incapacity.
Old Carriers too, appeared, with blind old Boxers
lying at their feet; and newer carts with younger drivers ('Peerybingle Brothers' on the tilt); and sick old Carriers, tended by the gentlest hands; and graves of dead and gone old Carriers, green in the churchyard.
And do you not suppose, Adeimantus, that a single boxer
who was perfect in his art would easily be a match for two stout and well-to-do gentlemen who were not boxers
The two bodies of troops exchanged blows in the manner of a pair of boxers
. The fast angry firings went back and forth.
The footman, having now recovered his legs, shook his head at Jones, and, with a sagacious look, cried--"O d--n me, I'll have nothing more to do with you; you have been upon the stage, or I'm d--nably mistaken." And indeed we may forgive this his suspicion; for such was the agility and strength of our heroe, that he was, perhaps, a match for one of the first-rate boxers
, and could, with great ease, have beaten all the muffled[*] graduates of Mr Broughton's school.
So he at once said, "Aldermen and town councillors of the Phaeacians, we have had enough now, both of the feast, and of the minstrelsy that is its due accompaniment; let us proceed therefore to the athletic sports, so that our guest on his return home may be able to tell his friends how much we surpass all other nations as boxers
, wrestlers, jumpers, and runners."
Now they're fighting with the regulation gloves, and there's not the rag of a possibility of either of the boxers
Sketches of boxers
, of ballet-girls, and of racehorses alternated with a sensuous Fragonard, a martial Girardet, and a dreamy Turner.
Instantly, Miss Skiffins stopped it with the neatness of a placid boxer
, took off that girdle or cestus as before, and laid it on the table.
I see, moreover, many other Achaeans whose names I could tell you, but there are two whom I can nowhere find, Castor, breaker of horses, and Pollux the mighty boxer
; they are children of my mother, and own brothers to myself.
Throwing up his left arm as a boxer
might ward off a blow, Tarzan struck upward beneath the left forearm of the lion, at the same time rushing in with his shoulder beneath the animal's body and simultaneously drove his blade into the tawny hide behind the shoulder.
Is an expert singlestick player, boxer
, and swordsman.