Close behind him were two more--fifty yards perhaps--but the distance gave me time to snatch up the dead guardsman's shield, for the close call
his hatchet had just given me had borne in upon me the urgent need I had for one.
"Now we are safe," I said, "but it was a close call
-- so to speak.
You had a close call
tonight, Rokoff; do not tempt fate a second time."
To close it and to have the pump started that would empty it were the work of but a minute; but we had had a close call
'Twas a close call
for the old Tryapsic I'm tellun' ye.
He approached the Heliumite without sign of fear, and when quite close called
out the cheery Barsoomian "kaor" of greeting.
CALDY stayed two points clear at the head of North Two West but it was a close call
against the lowly Cumbrian outfit.
Although the increase was one of the lowest in history, most landlords were satisfied with the outcome, considering that New York's weakening economy made the ruling a close call
Life on Earth had a close call
250 million years ago, when 96 percent of marine species went belly up.
The close call
brought back memories of 12 years ago, when the pub was hit by flooding with waters reaching waist height.
Polish Flame had bolted in by five lengths at Hamilton six days before, but it was a desperately close call
here as he had only a short head to spare over gallant Lady Laureate.
Robbie McLaughlan's life has been one long close call
. As a member of a London police squad acting on a tip about an imminent bank robbery, Robbie shoots and kills one of the would-be robbers who has taken a child hostage.