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She grappled then towards him, she seized the warrior in her foul claws."
Consequently, when these monsters met in battle, they manoeuvred for the upper place, or grappled and fought like junks, throwing grenades fighting hand to hand in an entirely medieval fashion.
They spread and closed and spread and grappled and drove round over the rapids, and two miles away or more into Canada, and back over the Falls again.
They did not work for bosses, but spectacularly and magnificently, with their own might, grappled with the great world and wrung splendid living from its reluctant hands.
Heyward threw himself between the sisters and the foremost, whom he grappled with a desperate strength that for a moment checked his violence.
I would not believe it, and, throwing back my shoulders, I ran to the deck below to join my men in repelling boarders from one of the thern craft that had grappled us broadside.