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defile

Geography a narrow pass or gorge, esp one between two mountains
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To waylay and harass a band of trappers with their pack-horses, when embarrassed in the rugged defiles of the mountains, has become as favorite an exploit with these Indians as the plunder of a caravan to the Arab of the desert.
ALL night their course lay through intricate defiles and over irregular and rock-strewn paths.
During the whole of that day they struggled on through the defiles, and by evening they calculated that they were more than thirty miles from their enemies.
For five days he toiled footsore and weary through the defiles which he had already traversed on horseback.
But Daniel was determined not to defile himself by eating the food and wine given to them by the king (Daniel 1:8).
Des violences ont en effet emaille le defile organise lundi apres-midi a Paris a l'appel des syndicats CGT, FO, FSU et Solidaires, pour un 1er mai marque par le rejet du Front national et la defense du progres social.
It is meant to defile a human being, who is, by right, entitled to respect, privacy and dignity.
Un defile de mode consacre aux costumes traditionnels algeriens s'est tenu recemment a Seoul (Coree du Sud) a l'occasion du 9e Festival de la culture arabe, rapportent les medias locaux.
Mujahida Hussain Bibi, well known as Bibi Sahiba in the Jatha, met martyrdom in the Battle of Chirikot-Degear Defile in 1947, that for all reasons turned fierce.
C'est done la dimension rhetorique qui a retenu mon attention dans toutes les representations selectionnees, dont la premiere que j'aborderai (corpus 1) est une aquarelle peinte par Lagace pour le char 25 du defile de la Saint-Jean-Baptiste de 1927.
The statement said that this crime reaffirms that terrorism has only one goal and the method of terrorist groups, regardless of their forms, seeks to defile human values.
The act is similar to acts carried out in pogroms by anti-Semites who sought to defile the Torah, he explained.