But the bear hadn't killed the bull until it became entangled in the brush.
He became entangled in what can only be called two intrigues.
From day to day he became more and more entangled.
A gallant resistance was still being made at various points, notably at Luico and Globocak, but the enemy had broken through at several positions of vital importance, and, as has been said, the reserves were becoming entangled in the crowds of fugitives, and some of them were becoming infected.
It was entangled also in the political strife of the feudal ages and of the beginning of modern empires.