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DISENGDisengage
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I affirm that not only can the Nautilus disengage itself, but also that it can go further still.
The fellow did not wait to ask the reason for his coming; instead he leaped upon him with a long-sword, so that Astok had to parry a dozen vicious cuts before he could disengage himself and flee back down the runway.
Then I realized that, very gently, she was trying to disengage her arms, and I loosened my grip upon them so that she could do so.
Before he could disengage it, Mohammed Beyd had recovered himself and was dashing upon him.
With the sound from the first movement of the latch, Smith-Oldwick opened his eyes, but though he endeavored to disengage himself from the girl he realized that the newcomer had seen their rather compromising position.
He made a desperate effort to disengage himself, but the most that he could do was to swing her round, so as to place her between his adversary and himself.
He made a movement to disengage himself, but she clung more closely to him, shivering violently.
To this it clung in a seeming frenzy, grimacing ghastly, surging and plunging from side to side in its efforts to disengage its property from the beam, but uttering no sound.
Fiercely he strove to disengage his weapon, but Hordle John bent his arm slowly back until, with a sharp crack, like a breaking stave, it turned limp in his grasp, and the mace dropped from the nerveless fingers.
Just a-goin' to begin,' said Sam, endeavouring to disengage himself.
Thus speaking, he leaned over, as if to replace her in her chair; but the young lady, making a violent effort to disengage herself, he lost his balance, and measured his length upon the ground.
One lazo was thrown over his horns as h rushed at the horse, and another round his hind legs: in minute the monster was stretched powerless on the ground After the lazo has once been drawn tightly round the horn of a furious animal, it does not at first appear an easy thin to disengage it again without killing the beast: nor, I apprehend, would it be so if the man was by himself.