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derring-do

Heroic, brave, or daring deeds or spirit, especially when referring to swordplay or other action-adventure scenarios. The sailor, with great derring-do, leapt from the crow's nest of the ship with his sword in his teeth, pouncing on the pirate captain.
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derring do

Heroically brave exploits. “Derring” comes from “daring, and “do” is related to “done.” Geoffrey Chaucer originated the phrase in his poem Troilus and Criseyde; it was picked up by Edmund Spenser and again by Sir Walter Scott in Ivanhoe. If you come across it in contemporary speed or writing, you're more than likely to hear it in the longer phrase “deeds of derring do.”
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The warm defender of the sacredness of the family re- lation is the same that scatters whole families,--sun- dering husbands and wives, parents and children, sisters and brothers,--leaving the hut vacant, and the hearth desolate.
An angry word, passed one April evening of 1682 between the son of Sir Edward Dering and a hot- blooded young [85] Welshman, led to recrimination and sword-drawing.
In a little while familiarity modified their fears and they gave the place a critical and interested exam- ination, rather admiring their own boldness, and won- dering at it, too.
He had been wan- dering about that river for nearly two years alone, cut off from everybody and everything.
"Verandah," I suggested, as if ren dering him a service, and walked him out by the arm.
Inquest Josh Hoole (above left) who died during a training exercise on the Brecon Beacons while in attendance at The Dering Lines School of Infantry
Andrew is considered one of the UK's leading authorities on the subject of Bushcraft and Wilderness living an apt choice for hosting the event which is being held at the Infantry Battle School, Dering Lines in Brecon.
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Dering the meeting, they agreed, demanded and said that there must be censorship and pre-censor of Asif Ali Zardar and his allies.
Shakespeare's First Folio: Four Centuries of an Iconic Book takes as its starting point the earliest recorded sale of the First Folio, to Sir Edward Dering on December 5, 1623.
"That is the reason why we have been fined, and we have accepted and will pay the fine," he said.The Danish financial supervision authority Finanstilsynet conducted last year an inquiry to see whether Danske Bank was observing anti-money laundering rules and found that the bank's branch in Estonia had not taken on time measures to reduce the risk of money laun dering. The financial regulator gave the bank a reprimand for not having identified and taken measures to reduce significant money laundering risks in its Estonian branch.
Police searched at the Dering Lines barracks in the mid-Wales town.
Dyfed-Powys Police said they were called to the canal, between The Watton and Dering Lines, just before 5.10pm on Saturday.
The Ministry of Defence said Cpl Hoole collapsed after arriving back at Dering Lines infantry training centre in Brecon after an eight-mile fitness test.
Hairdresser Arthur Simpson Kent, 48, is charged with mur dering his 43yearold girlfriend and their sons Zachary, eight, and fouryearold Amon between December 12 and December 16 last year.