HAVOC


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HAVOCHandicapped Adults of Volusia County (advocacy organization; est. 1977; Volusia County, FL)
HAVOCHumanity Against Victimization of Children
HAVOCHarrisburg Area Volkswagen Owners Club (Harrisburg, PA)
HAVOCHammer and Anvils Various Occupations Club
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Then she said, "Hector son of Priam, peer of gods in counsel, father Jove has sent me to bear you this message--so long as you see Agamemnon heading his men and making havoc of the Trojan ranks, you are to keep aloof and bid the others bear the brunt of the battle, but when Agamemnon is wounded either by spear or arrow, and takes to his chariot, then will Jove vouchsafe you strength to slay till you reach the ships, and till night falls at the going down of the sun."
These they let lie, now that they had stopped their fighting; the two heroes then went on playing havoc with the foe, like two wild boars that turn in fury and rend the hounds that hunt them.
As von Horn stepped into the campong his quick eye perceived the havoc that had been wrought with the roof at the east end of the shed.
We concluded to halt till the moon began to rise, which we knew would be in less than an hour, when we could easily discern the havoc we had made among them.
Perhaps it was this vague likeness which made me love the boy, while the awful havoc that his sword played amongst the blacks filled my soul with a tremendous respect for him.
The ape stood looking about him at the havoc he had wrought, but whether he was awaiting a renewal of the attack or was deliberating which of his foes he should exterminate first Paulvitch could not guess.
The musketry sounded in long irregular surges that played havoc with his ears.
Across the wasted meadowlands and fields of John Clayton, Lord Greystoke, Tarzan of the Apes looked, as a stranger, upon the moving figures of Basuli and his braves as they prepared their morning meal and made ready to set out upon the expedition which Basuli had planned after discovering the havoc and disaster which had befallen the estate of his dead master.
At one end the panther wrought fearful havoc with his mighty talons and long, sharp fangs, while Akut at the other buried his yellow canines in the necks of those that came within his reach, hurling the terror-stricken blacks overboard as he made his way toward the centre of the canoe.
They hesitated, and a rain of bullets wrought terrible havoc amongst their ranks.
I could not repress a sigh at the thought of the havoc war had wrought in this part of England, at least.
But my heart smote me when we climbed aboard and looked at the havoc he had done.