full pelt

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  • The giant came full pelt, but past the rock he could not go. Cited from Celtic Fairy Tales, by Joseph Jacobs (coll. & ed
  • They had gone -- full pelt -- down a path that a man might hesitate to take! Cited from Rung Ho!, by Talbot Mundy
  • I wish Reginald could come and tell you all, but the poor fellow has to go home full pelt about those Irish. Cited from Beechcroft at Rockstone, by C. Yonge
  • Off went the children at full pelt, and the tree being a low one, began to climb it after the squirrel. Cited from Fair Margaret, by H. Rider Haggard
  • With a scream of mingled frenzy and delight he went off at once full pelt. Cited from Guns of the Gods, by Talbot Mundy
  • A man came along round the corner full pelt, and, just as I got up, dashed through the wicket and ran on to the wharf. Cited from Deep Waters, Part 11: Dirty Work, by W.W. Jacobs
  • "They'll swear that was you, Tess, riding full pelt for the doctor!" Cited from Guns of the Gods, by Talbot Mundy
  • Meanwhile the mounted Kurds at the rear had heard the firing and were coming on full pelt, yelling like red Indians. Cited from The Eye of Zeitoon, by Talbot Mundy
  • Then he wheeled like a sudden dust-devil and decamped in a cloud of dust, followed at full pelt by his clattering escort. Cited from Rung Ho!, by Talbot Mundy
  • "Come and see how Hercules throws javelins from a chariot at full pelt!" Cited from Caesar Dies, by Talbot Mundy
  • Instantly Yasmini changed direction, swinging her camel to the right, down a deep nullah, and leading full pelt at right angles to her real course. Cited from Guns of the Gods, by Talbot Mundy
  • With loud bellowings and a thunder of hoofs, the herd started east -- started full pelt for the narrow opening between the two hollows. Cited from Nan Sherwood at Rose Ranch, by Annie Roe Carr
  • Meanwhile the chain-gang emerged from the boma gate, going full-pelt, fastened neck to neck, the chain taut and each man carrying a water-jar. Cited from The Ivory Trail, by Talbot Mundy
  • There came a burst of shooting and yelling from somewhere between us and El-Kerak, and a moment later the thunder of horses galloping full-pelt. Cited from Jimgrim and Allah's Peace, by Talbot Mundy
  • Less than five minutes after that the whole of the southern, grass-roofed section of the town was going up in flames, and every living man, black, white, gray, mulatto, brown and mixed, was running full pelt to the scene of action. Cited from The Ivory Trail, by Talbot Mundy
  • We could run full pelt and catch 'em all three in a minute's notice; old Rainbow would hold up his head when he saw Starlight coming, and wait for him to mount if there was a hundred horses galloping past. Cited from Robbery Under Arms, by Rolf Boldrewood
  • I heard Fred's rifle ring out three times far to my left -- then Will's a rifle nearer to me; and at that the herd swung toward its own left, and the whole lot of them came full-pelt, blind, screaming, frantic, straight for me. Cited from The Ivory Trail, by Talbot Mundy
  • One of Anazeh's men took my bag, with a nod to reassure me, and without a word we were off full-pelt, Anazeh leading with four stalwarts who looked almost as hard-bitten as himself, six men crowding me closely, and the remainder bringing up the rear. Cited from Jimgrim and Allah's Peace, by Talbot Mundy
  • Just fancy a horse that comes full pelt, But as quiet as if he was shod with felt, Till he rushes against you with all his force, And then I needn't describe of course, While he kicks you about without remorse, How awkward it is to be groomed by a horse! Cited from Playful Poems, by Henry Morley
  • Jaimihr -- and no one but a wizard could have told how he had managed to get to where he was unobserved -- was riding as a man rides at a tent-peg, crouching low, full-pelt for Rosemary McClean! Cited from Rung Ho!, by Talbot Mundy
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