Manoeuvring: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 81 pages
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Use in Literature ManoeuvringAn ordinary trading vessel can take the risk; by careful manoeuvring a skipper can almost always keep out of the way.ndash;Roald Amundsen in The South Pole, vols 1 and 2.Never came the smile again upon his face; and never, though fond mammas manoeuvred and insinuated, and fair daughters flattered and praised, did he wed again; for his heart was buried with his Ellen, whom he too late loved as he should have loved.ndash;T.S. Arthur in Woman's Trials.The idea of manoeuvring a balloon in a wind, and poising it in the manner suggested, is, of course, preposterous; and when one considers the attempt to aim bombs from a moving balloon high in air the case becomes yet more absurd.ndash;J.M. Bacon in The Dominion of the Air.The descent, which was difficult and critical, was happily manoeuvred.ndash;J.M. Bacon in The Dominion of the Air.To manoeuvre this monstrous engine he calculates he would require a cable five miles long, by means of which he hoped, in some manner, to work his way directly over the fortress, and to remain poised at that point at the height of a mile in the sky.ndash;J.M. Bacon in The Dominion of the Air.This manoeuvre puzzled the natives extremely.ndash;Samuel White Baker in Ismailia.At that time the French army, commanded by Augereau, was manoeuvring before the Austrians, who then occupied the right bank of the river.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Red Inn (tr Katharine Prescott Wormeley).But, by a manoeuvre of Maxime's, that blow to her pride, that outrage which women secure of their rank in Olympus cast upon others who have fallen from their midst, was now to descend on Beatrix.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Beatrix.Catherine and the boy, who were destined to give in this affair such remarkable proofs of intelligence, executed the manoeuvre in a way to make both detachments of gendarmes believe that they held the game.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in An Historical Mystery.Coxcombs are the product of this feminine manoeuvre, when they are not fops by nature.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Modeste Mignon (tr Katharine Prescott Wormeley).

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