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galley slave

a criminal or slave condemned to row in a galley
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Indeed, in a few short hours Don Juan of Austria, commander of the Holy Alliance, had won the day, not only defeating the Turkish fleet but also freeing over 12,000 Christian galley slaves from the Turkish ships.
The brow-beaten galley slaves of the UK Press Association, who have barely seen daylight for a fortnight, have been told to remove a hand-written sign they'd put up at the end of the corridor.
Davis' findings, as described by the Guardian, "Thousands of white Christians were seized every year to work as galley slaves, laborers and concubines for Muslim overlords in what is today Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Libya.
Everyone seems to know that we treat our medical trainees like galley slaves, and that next to nothing has been done about it.
The paucity of the sport on offer means that this is the traditional time when racing journalists - worse paid than nurses, harder worked than galley slaves and more misunderstood than politicians - all go on holiday.
Often the 2,000 people on board are encouraged to row like galley slaves to the beat of a drum - making for a noisy, colourful spectacle.
Armourers struck the fetters from galley slaves (except for captured Muslim fighters), each of whom was given a sword or pike.
After a pause, he suggested the Roman Chair, which sounded like something the galley slaves would be strapped to while someone, not unlike Hans, pounded out a rapid tattoo on a drum at the front.
THEY'VE got Sanjeev Bhaskar from Goodness Gracious Me travelling through India and Britain for Delhi Belly, then there's Galley Slaves, featuring bikiniclad cooks on luxury yachts, and Cupids' Dinners, a cross between a cookery show and Blind Date.
Smuggled round by Timmy Murphy, Beef Or Salmon was travelling first class as the rest rowed away like galley slaves on the run to the last and the pair found plenty on the run-in to beat Colonel Braxton and Harbour Pilot six lengths and a short nut.