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Hasting

(hā`stĭng), fl. last half of 9th cent., leader of the VikingsVikings,
Scandinavian warriors who raided the coasts of Europe and the British Isles from the 9th cent. to the 11th cent. In their language, the word "viking" originally meant a journey, as for trading or raiding; it was not until the 19th cent.
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, called Hasting the Pirate. He ravaged the coasts of France, Spain, and Italy, went into Morocco, plundered in the south of France, and took a fleet to England late in Alfred's reign.
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There were little wings of haste upon his feet, and he came straight to me, with the air of the Angel Gabriel about to make his divine announcement.
ADAM, earths hallowd mould, Of God inspir'd, small store will serve, where store, All seasons, ripe for use hangs on the stalk; Save what by frugal storing firmness gains To nourish, and superfluous moist consumes: But I will haste and from each bough and break, Each Plant & juciest Gourd will pluck such choice To entertain our Angel guest, as hee Beholding shall confess that here on Earth God hath dispenst his bounties as in Heav'n.
It is to tell you,'' said the Palmer, ``that if you leave not this mansion instantly, and travel not with some haste, your journey may prove a dangerous one.
If I were not in such haste, and if I were not running after someone," said D'Artagnan.
If we make haste," said Lydia, as they walked along, "perhaps we may see something of Captain Carter before he goes.
We must make haste, or it will have a new history to be told before we finish the old one.
Man's little Day in haste we spend, And, from its merry noontide, send No glance to meet the silent end.
She jumped up and moved in haste towards the door, crying out, "I will go to my uncle.
In this dilemma, M'Tavish, in all haste, loaded two barges with all the packages of furs bearing the mark of the Northwest Company, and made off for Tongue Point, three miles up the river.
This honor had been paid to monsieur le surintendant, more for the sake of haste than of respect.
Though he did not see why it was necessary for him to go to the count at all, still less why he had to go by the back stairs, yet judging by Anna Mikhaylovna's air of assurance and haste, Pierre concluded that it was all absolutely necessary.
There was that in the haste with which he came which seemed quite sufficiently menacing, so that I did not need the added evidence of brandishing spear and scowling face to warn me that I was in no safe position, but whither to flee was indeed a momentous question.