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1. A skirmish was ensuing in the crowd.
2. Apparently, we'd had another skirmish.
3. They think we were just fighting a skirmish.
4. You’ve won a skirmish, the Doctor said.
5. That was just a skirmish, the Princess said.
6. A gory skirmish through the narrow corridors of the.
7. In 1852 he was killed in a skirmish with the Cossacks.

8. There was no war, not even a battle or half a skirmish.
9. After that brief skirmish we apologized to each other then.
10. We have expended very little of our munitions in that skirmish.
11. He was amazed at the damage such a fairly short skirmish could cause.
12. During the twenty-nine-month expedition there was one skirmish and one.
13. She stared at him as her hands closed on ammunition for the coming skirmish.
14. And then there occurred the first skirmish between the new party and the old.
15. I do! I fought every skirmish and war my son’s been at in my prayers for him.
16. Some months before, following a skirmish, new contingency plans had been drawn up.
17. She seemed quite pleased, in fact, to enjoy a skirmish with her merry young master.
18. General Desi, the King’s adjutant, and a brave officer, was killed in this skirmish.
19. Their platoon had moved deeper into the forests south of Magadh after the skirmish with.
20. I went out every day beyond the ramparts to skirmish with Pougatcheff’s advance guards.
21. Colonels Wood and Roosevelt threw out their troops in skirmish order through the chapparal.
22. There’ll be just one brief skirmish and the Yankees will skedaddle back into Tennessee.
23. It was great to hear that he’d survived the skirmish, and she looked forward to seeing him.
24. Roosevelt's part in it was a minor skirmish lasting a few hours and some weeks in the tropics.
25. Each station, each crossroad the conductor called was the name of a battle, the site of a skirmish.
26. The authorized newspaper reported that a minor skirmish near the university had been quickly put down.
27. But this is just the latest skirmish in a very long war, and the stakes are higher than you can imagine.
28. Of course, being a military man meant there was always the chance of death in a skirmish with the enemy.
29. Come on form the skirmish line again you heard the Officer look lively let’s get over to the tree line.
30. Chevalier, we waited for you to give us a report, it's been too long since the end of this skirmish, Elder.
31. I had collected several letters, when a light flickered toward the Cobre Road, and a distant skirmish fire was heard.
32. Only in retrospect had Keinalone learned what had become of the tribe who had slunk away after a leaderless skirmish.
33. The skirmish was still going strong when he rushed towards his wife and picked her up by force and ran quickly towards his room.
34. Unfortunately, Grace Schulte merely loathed Charly in return, and showed no hesitation to mount a skirmish under most circumstances.
35. Go out of the barricade, slip along close to the houses, skirmish about a bit in the streets, and come back and tell me what is going on.
36. Never in the pitched battle they wished for, but rather with hit-and-run, ambush, and skirmish always where and when they least expected it.
37. There they had a bit of a skirmish in getting rid of the duties; the excise was, in truth, the everlasting enemy of the patron of The Young Amelia.
38. What indisputable facts have we? The police have made up their minds that the skirmish at my place was nothing more than a couple of disturbed thieves.
39. Based on her previous skirmish with the Taelroks, Xin estimated she could take out two, maybe three large ships before having to replenish her reactor.
40. In the last skirmish that I had with them I would venture to say that we thinned their numbers a little but there are still close to two hundred of them.
41. Once they were dealt with, floating motionlessly in the water, it seemed like no one else from the Clan of Zalcan was bold enough to approach the skirmish.
42. But compared to the divide between art and the practicalities of life, the long-time skirmish between the haves and have-nots still remains an even bigger and deeper chasm.
43. Very quickly, things changed—instead of the pirates very coolly taunting the prisoners, now there was a violent skirmish onboard, and the storm was beginning to show its wrath.
44. It was indispensable that all should be ended on the following day, that triumph should rest either here or there, that the insurrection should prove itself a revolution or a skirmish.
45. I faced to my front again and I could see a skirmish line of about thirty Turks advancing towards the village and us leading them in front was a fat Officer wearing a red fez on his head.
46. Joel continued to gaze at her, as he was drawn into his friends’ lively banter, but while he joined in on the humorous skirmish, his attention remained solely focused on the woman sitting next to him.
47. He deployed his men into a skirmish line from the point where Esmeralda had been found, and in this extended formation they pushed their way, sweating and panting, through the tangled vines and creepers.
48. When Jesus spoke of "rising on the third day," they seized upon this statement as signifying a sure triumph of the kingdom immediately following an unpleasant preliminary skirmish with the Jewish religious leaders.
49. Their haste was such that they ran wholesale over their own fleeing troops in an effort to join the battle and snatch victory out of a skirmish that could only be labeled as the most shameful of defeats on their part.
50. I don’t mind about that, who cares about punches between friends? He dropped his head and laughed, saying, All the country is up, heard about the Pictish battle and the one with the Saxons, our little skirmish.
51. Then they began to move and execute a kind of skirmish upon the calm water, while a vast number of horsemen on fine horses and in showy liveries, issuing from the city, engaged on their side in a somewhat similar movement.
52. But before that order was given- almost as soon in fact as the adjutant had left Borodino- the bridge had been retaken by the Russians and burned, in the very skirmish at which Pierre had been present at the beginning of the battle.
53. But before that order was given—almost as soon in fact as the adjutant had left Borodinó—the bridge had been retaken by the Russians and burned, in the very skirmish at which Pierre had been present at the beginning of the battle.
54. The festivities were delayed awaiting the return of the warriors who had remained to engage in the skirmish with the white men, so that it was quite late when all were in the village, and the dance of death commenced to circle around the doomed officer.
55. There had been reports of a slight skirmish within the Yankee sympathy, explaining that Ashley and a squad had ridden out on a scouting expedition lines and Mose, frantic with grief, had risked his own life to search for Ashley’s body but had found nothing.
56. Roosevelt began the most famed part of his career as a bored rich man playing at being soldier, a dilettante and warmonger with little understanding of war who greatly exaggerated his own role in a minor skirmish against an outgunned enemy of draftees in a failing empire.
57. While the former surveyed the ruins, both internally and externally, with the curiosity of one whose recollections were reviving at each moment, Chingachgook related to his son, in the language of the Delawares, and with the pride of a conqueror, the brief history of the skirmish which had been fought, in his youth, in that secluded spot.
58. When the art of war, too, has gradually grown up to be a very intricate and complicated science; when the event of war ceases to be determined, as in the first ages of society, by a single irregular skirmish or battle ; but when the contest is generally spun out through several different campaigns, each of which lasts during the greater part of the year; it becomes universally necessary that the public should maintain those who serve the public in war, at least while they are employed in that service.
59. He answered, that which is unexpected, which comes suddenly and unforeseen; and though he answered like a pagan, and one without the knowledge of the true God, yet, as far as sparing our feelings is concerned, he was right; for suppose you are killed in the first engagement or skirmish, whether by a cannon ball or blown up by mine, what matters it? It is only dying, and all is over; and according to Terence, a soldier shows better dead in battle, than alive and safe in flight; and the good soldier wins fame in proportion as he is obedient to his captains and those in command over him.
1. Where am I? Oh yes, in the skirmishing line.
2. The attack came, there was fierce skirmishing and the Yankees were beaten back.
3. That same night, Rostov was with a platoon on skirmishing duty in front of Bagration’s detachment.
4. That same night, Rostóv was with a platoon on skirmishing duty in front of Bagratión’s detachment.
5. At New Hope Church, fifteen miles farther along skirmishing, then to Cassville, then south of Cartersville.
6. Most of our younger and less experienced warriors rode with Gareth, learning their craft through scouting and skirmishing in his unit.
7. In Frantzia, a revolt by the dukes of Orleans and Bretagne supported by the Ingalaterra king was defeated early on in 1488, but skirmishing continued for a few years.
8. But before Scarlett could start the two on their homeward journey, news came that the Yankees had swung to the south and were skirmishing along the railroad between Atlanta and Jonesboro.
9. General Sherman was trying the fourth side of the town again, fourth side of the town now, no skirmishing units or cavalry detachments but the massed striking again at the railroad at Jonesboro.
10. And so, during the time before the wedding, I went over to Caan and learned how to be a trainer and drill-master; I took some of his new boys under my care before we were rounded up by Lord Ambrosius and given orders to ride out, summer skirmishing.
11. It will be as I said at the beginning of the campaign, it won’t be your skirmishing at Dürrenstein, or gunpowder at all, that will decide the matter, but those who devised it, said Bilíbin quoting one of his own mots, releasing the wrinkles on his forehead, and pausing.
12. Simultaneously, a body of desperate ferrets, advancing through the kitchengarden, possessed themselves of the backyard and offices; while a company of skirmishing stoats who stuck at nothing occupied the conservatory and the billiard-room, and held the French windows opening on to the lawn.
13. Simultaneously, a body of desperate ferrets, advancing through the kitchen-garden, possessed themselves of the backyard and offices; while a company of skirmishing stoats who stuck at nothing occupied the conservatory and the billiard-room, and held the French windows opening on to the lawn.
14. He is always appearing in the skirmishing line, prancing up and down in front of the enemy or trying to worry them on the flanks, losing his temper, yelling himself hoarse with orders, wasting cartridges and ammunition, men and horses, for no reason whatever, and keeping all the troops under arms until late into the night.
1. As almost always happens in such cases, Marius skirmished before giving battle, by way of proving himself.
2. We cannot shelter behind it, and think to retire with honor when we have as yet only skirmished on the edges of the field.
3. Accordingly she behaved as little like a primrose as possible, sitting in stony silence while he skirmished in the passage with Mrs.
4. These newcomers were not at first allies with the Turanians, but skirmished with them as with the Hyborians; new drifts of eastern warriors bickered and fought, until all were united under a great chief, who came riding from the very shores of the eastern ocean.
1. Still there might be small skirmishes.
2. All the rest was nothing but skirmishes.
3. Smaller battles, skirmishes, but still deadly.
4. He didn’t tell her of the skirmishes or how close he.
5. In times of war or territorial skirmishes, humans are also.
6. And so, skirmishes and feuds, we were becoming more and more educated.
7. Jo and Fred had several skirmishes and once narrowly escaped high words.
8. Skirmishes or not being along on this quest was still so very exciting!.
9. But these fleeting skirmishes were as nothing compared to what came next.
10. We have had some skirmishes, but we had never set eyes upon each other before.
11. The animals grew worried and some skirmishes broke out between traditional adversaries.
12. They were mounts captured in skirmishes, wounded and healed or stolen off dead Border trash.
13. They had only fought slight skirmishes through the years, but this was something else entirely.
14. Consider the late twentieth century skirmishes in Granada, Panama, the Falkland Islands and Somalia.
15. All they could do now was run - they had no more strength for skirmishes with all of the present enemies.
16. I have received fresh reports of skirmishes between the Bengal Clan and the carnivorous Lykanthros Hordes.
17. Although battles and skirmishes are still taking place around the world, the underlying reason is changing.
18. It is therefore essential to avoid big battles and endeavour to reduce the war to a series of petty skirmishes.
19. Since Zarkog abandoned his pursuit of you, he has sent occasional skirmishes against our population centers.
20. New tactics and techniques that first appeared in the mock skirmishes were incorporated into standard battle plans.
21. In these sort of skirmishes the rebels generally got the better of us, as they had plenty of food and were capitally mounted.
22. Over the years, both India and Pakistan have spent a lot of money and young soldiers’ blood in many mini and major skirmishes.
23. Sometimes it was all-out war, and the rest was just long breaks between battles, full of minor skirmishes and covert destruction.
24. There had been no battles, no notable skirmishes that he had heard of and surely would have as the acting commanding officer of the Rift.
25. Even the veterans who had fought in skirmishes against pirates could not recall a battle involving this many ships and this many casualties.
26. Skirmishes along the borders were incessant, affording the Cimmerian plenty of opportunities to demonstrate his ability at hand-to-hand fighting.
27. She and Amy had had many lively skirmishes in the course of their lives, for both had quick tempers and were apt to be violent when fairly roused.
28. He had been serving in India during the assassinations, skirmishes, and brutal British reprisals that came to be known as the War of Independence.
29. Isolated instances of sniper fire and patrol skirmishes, plus the occasional mortar fire, however kept nerves raw, further exhausting the Marine defenders.
30. They had done well together in training exercises and she had been successful in skirmishes with pirates, but nothing ever goes exactly as planned in a real battle.
31. The trenches were now static and the fight now was relegated to small skirmishes although we gained more land from these than from either of the two big battles put together.
32. The boys, seeing I'd given him up, set on him and taunted him, shouting, ‘Wisp of tow, wisp of tow!’ And he had soon regular skirmishes with them, which I am very sorry for.
33. We had a couple of skirmishes on the way back but the size of our mixed unit seemed to deter the Turks from any real attack and besides which we were returning to our start point.
34. For the war in Skyrim had seemed a bloody stalemate for some time now, the respective forces of Tullius and Ulfric clashing in skirmishes and doing little to trade yielded ground.
35. As for the disdained and affronted wives, what culinary battlements did they rear up? What counterattacks ensued? And if small battles, or skirmishes, were fought, did victories follow?
36. He had probably seen so many similar skirmishes in his life that he had become immune to public displays of hostility, only flinching when bullets or blades were added into the equation.
37. There, beneath that external silence, battles of giants, like those recorded in Homer, are in progress; skirmishes of dragons and hydras and swarms of phantoms, as in Milton; visionary circles, as in Dante.
38. The 6,000 kilometres journey to Vladivostok was frequently marred by violence, bloody skirmishes with newly formed Bolshevik guerrilla units, or Bolshevik sympathisers who tore out sections of the track --.
39. In the six months after the riots, there were several minor communal flare-ups across western UP—stone throwing, local skirmishes, fights over loudspeakers—and with every instance, the religious divide widened.
40. Concerned about leaks from damage suffered in previous skirmishes, she had had the foresight to put on her EVA suit when she first spotted the approaching ships and wore it as she engaged the pirate ship in battle.
41. The second was old bills, some legal papers dealing with the building itself and a few letters to and from attorneys regarding minor legal skirmishes with the local neighbors who objected to having a drinking establishment with scantily clad females in close proximity to their homes.
42. I did not mind their skirmishes: but Hareton was often obliged to seek the kitchen also, when the master wanted to have the house to himself; and though in the beginning she either left it at his approach, or quietly joined in my occupations, and shunned remarking or addressing him---and though he was always as sullen and silent as possible---after a while she changed her behaviour, and became incapable of letting him alone: talking at him; commenting on his stupidity and idleness; expressing her wonder how he could endure the life he lived---how he could sit a whole evening staring into the fire and dozing.
43. I did not mind their skirmishes: but Hareton was often obliged to seek the kitchen also, when the master wanted to have the house to himself! and though in the beginning she either left it at his approach, or quietly joined in my occupations, and shunned remarking or addressing him—and though he was always as sullen and silent as possible—after a while, she changed her behaviour, and became incapable of letting him alone: talking at him; commenting on his stupidity and idleness; expressing her wonder how he could endure the life he lived—how he could sit a whole evening staring into the fire, and dozing.

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