chariot race

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Noun1.chariot race - a race between ancient chariotschariot race - a race between ancient chariots  
race - a contest of speed; "the race is to the swift"
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I was reading it at dinner hour, and I had just got to the chariot race when school went in.
The ornate mosaic in Akaki, probably part of a villa belonging to a wealthy individual, dates from the 4th century AD and depicts scenes from a chariot race. Excavations of the four-metre wide, 26-metre long area began in 2013 and the full mosaic was seen briefly for the first time in 2016.
A pity, then, that the story's most famous chapter, revolving around that legendary chariot race, fails to set the heart racing, it being a masterclass in choppy editing, cheap effects and too many close-ups, meaning you're never quite sure what's going on.
and A pity, then, that the story's most famous chapter, revolving around the legendary chariot race, fails to set the heart racing.
When you watch the 1959 "Ben-Hur" a studio classic so big and stodgy and literal that even the dialogue seems square-jawed, there's something that tugs you right through the endless talk about high ideals and the birth of Christianity--and, no, it's not juspt the promise that after three hours, you're going to get to see the chariot race to end all chariot races.
It was a relic from one of the most memorable scenes in the history of motion pictures -- a thrilling chariot race from the 1959 William Wyler's Ben-Hur -- adapted from Lew Wallace's 1880 novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.
The desire to find out what happened to his mother and sister and to take down Messala in the chariot race motivates Judah almost beyond reason.
"IT'S like the chariot race in Ben Hur" shouted my co-driver, as we hurtled round the track The horse called Lady Mary was pulling us at 30mph - but it felt more like 130mph on our flimsy frame with stones flying up around us.
Famous for its chariot race scene, the film won 11 Academy Awards, including best picture.
Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins and Haya Harareet starred in the ancient Rome action movie which boasted a nine-minute-long chariot race.
THE 17th Linthwaite Scouts had a very successful weekend at the annual Scout chariot race at Bispham Hall Scout camp site, near Wigan.
The tale continues in Rome, introducing us to some Roman customs and activities couched in a plot about two baddies interfering with a chariot race. It all sounds pretty complicated but actually, being a graphic text means many youngsters will sail through the chapters with ease when old fogies like me struggle to comprehend.