Sentence Examples

  • The establishment at Rakow was suppressed in 1638, two lads having pelted a crucifix outside the town.
  • The state has established agricultural and technical colonies for lads up to the age of fourteen.
  • Practical instruction is given in various subjects, but the main object is to provide recruits for the armed force of the state, and only such lads as are unfitted to be soldiers are drafted into other occupations.
  • A dethroned sultan of Morocco, named Mulai Ahmad (Mahommed XI.), offered to acknowledge Portuguese suzerainty if he were restored to the throne by Portuguese arms, and Sebastian eagerly accepted these terms. The flower of his army was in Asia and his treasury was empty; but he contrived to extort funds from the " New Christians," and collected a force of some 18,000 men, chiefly untrained lads, wornout veterans, and foreign free-lances.
  • Provinces when, at the Gurui serpent-festival, women make vicarious offerings by throwing to Nag Deota, the river demon, dolls which the village lads beat with long switches (Crooke ii.

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