One night (the first missile
then could scarcely have been 10,000,000 miles away) I went for a walk with my wife.
The other, however, launched his missile
, but the report of my gun had given him such a start that the arrow flew wild above my head.
Another and another - a dozen roll up before the thunder of the explosions and the humming of the missiles
reach our ears, and the missiles
themselves come bounding through clouds of dust into our covert, knocking over here and there a man and causing a temporary distraction, a passing thought of self.
713-735) And amongst the foremost Cottus and Briareos and Gyes insatiate for war raised fierce fighting: three hundred rocks, one upon another, they launched from their strong hands and overshadowed the Titans with their missiles
, and buried them beneath the wide-pathed earth, and bound them in bitter chains when they had conquered them by their strength for all their great spirit, as far beneath the earth to Tartarus.
The twigs and branches hurled at Numa, Tarzan soon realized, did not hurt him greatly even when they struck him, and did not injure him at all, so the ape-man looked about for more effective missiles
, nor did he have to look long.
Encouraging each other to persevere, they poised the fragments of rocks, prepared the lighter missiles
for immediate service, and thrust forward the barrels of the muskets with a business-like air, and a coolness, that would have done credit to men practised in warfare.
But the young inventor quickly elevated the muzzle, and the deadly missile
went hissing through the air over the head of a native Indian who, at that moment, stepped from the bush.
It was reported, and believed by many, that an Indian had drawn his arrow against the badge, and that the missile
struck it, and fell harmless to the ground.
There was a whiz as of a missile
in the air, mingled with the murmur of a curse, a sound as of shivering glass followed, and a small, vague form went over the fence and shot away in the gloom.
With a cry John seized the branch of a tree, whipped the crutch out of his armpit, and sent that uncouth missile
hurtling through the air.
As a faint spurt of flame rose from the point where the missile
struck he swung over the side and was quickly upon the ground.
I must keep my eye upon the gun; the smoke will apprise me -- the report arrives too late; it lags behind the missile
It is indeed disreputable for those who are equal, or nearly so, to the enemy, to endeavour to take refuge within their walls--but since it very often happens, that those who make the attack are too powerful for the bravery and courage of those few who oppose them to resist, if you would not suffer the calamities of war and the insolence of the enemy, it must be thought the part of a good soldier to seek for safety under the shelter and protection of walls more especially since so many missile
weapons and machines have been most ingeniously invented to besiege cities with.
Or we could tell of that cake the pirates cooked so that the boys might eat it and perish; and how they placed it in one cunning spot after another; but always Wendy snatched it from the hands of her children, so that in time it lost its succulence, and became as hard as a stone, and was used as a missile
, and Hook fell over it in the dark.
So great envy had this sack occasioned, that when Mr Allworthy and the other gentry were gone from church, the rage, which had hitherto been confined, burst into an uproar; and, having vented itself at first in opprobrious words, laughs, hisses, and gestures, betook itself at last to certain missile
weapons; which, though from their plastic nature they threatened neither the loss of life or of limb, were however sufficiently dreadful to a well-dressed lady.