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  • The abandoned longboats and their clumsy oars rolled and jerked at the surfs edge, while out to sea the skeleton crews left aboard the two warships had abandoned the boats 'anchors and, with just their foresails set, were taking the two boats out of range of the fort's guns.

    Sharpe's Devil

  • Oatsie consoled herself: If the caravan kept moving, she could sit forward with her eyes peeled, out of range of the carping, the second-guessing, the worrying.

    Son of a Witch

  • But no reply was noted in the Norseman's log; and her Captain decided to try to get a message passed to the British authorities in South America, which was of course much nearer but still out of range of the

    Graf Spee

  • Now it was placed behind A. P. Hill, out of range of adventuresome minié balls—sure evidence that Lee, for once, had ample reserves.


  • They were far out of range of catapults and other artillery on the mainland.

    Alexander the Great

  • Under orders from Lee to post guns to dispute the crossing of the Potomac at Boteler's Ford, he found positions for thirty-three and held eleven others out of range but within call.


  • He stepped backward, out of range of the effluvia.

    Sharpe's Devil

  • What Barbatius said to Pollio and Ventidius had caused the one to retreat to the Padus marshes and the other to dither ineffectually just out of range of Octavian, Agrippa, and Salvidienus.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • When Spee heard the Apia wireless station, out of range of his guns, broadcasting his position, he decided on the simplest of naval ruses: he first turned and steamed to the northwest; then once out of sight of land, he again headed east.

    Castles of Steel

  • Exactly according to the rules laid down a century before by French marshal Sébastien de Vauban for investiture, the first of a series of parallel encircling trenches was opened by the allies “with drums beating and flags flying” about six hundred yards from the besieged fortifications, out of range of small-arms fire and grape and canister shot.

    Angel in the Whirlwind


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