galley slave


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galley slave

a criminal or slave condemned to row in a galley
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The chain of galley slaves had by this time come up, and Don Quixote in very courteous language asked those who were in custody of it to be good enough to tell him the reason or reasons for which they were conducting these people in this manner.
The other guards stood thunderstruck and amazed at this unexpected event, but recovering presence of mind, those on horseback seized their swords, and those on foot their javelins, and attacked Don Quixote, who was waiting for them with great calmness; and no doubt it would have gone badly with him if the galley slaves, seeing the chance before them of liberating themselves, had not effected it by contriving to break the chain on which they were strung.
Amazon employs 600,000 people and, despite the fact that some of the jobs are like being a galley slave in ancient Rome, their employment is tied to Bezos making money.
This can result in ending up with the host having to be all things to all men: airport transfer service, entertainment impresario, event organiser, Michelin starred cook, impromptu snack provider, sommelier, general galley slave, sheet and towel changer, ancient monument guru, taverna organiser, coffee cup washer and ashtray emptier.
Messala duly condemns Ben-Hur to hard labour as a galley slave.
The sequence about how a Jewish prince of Jerusalem, Judah Ben-Hur, faces humiliation and torture as a galley slave rowing Roman war ships (a punishment meted out to him after he falls out with Messala, a general in the Roman Army which was then occupying Jerusalem) is terrifyingly powerful.
But in the new "Ben-Hur," when you watch the English actor Jack Huston take on the role of Judah Ben-Hur, the wealthy Jerusalem prince who is stripped by the Romans of his home and family and turned into a galley slave, you feel nothing primal in his presence.
Messala, at Pilate's command, sentences Judah to life as a galley slave rowing Roman ships and sends Tirzah and Naomi to prison.
Philip was promoted from a self-dubbed "galley slave" to a job in the officer's mess after tensions between the captain and his predecessor.
For years I thought Ben-Hur ended up as a galley slave, then one year I'm out after Mass talking to other lads going, "chariot race , what ***ing chariot race".
Eleven chapters are: Ben-HurAEs and AmericaAEs Rome; Ben-HurAEs mother; retelling and untelling the Christmas story; holy lands, restoration, and Zionism in Ben-Hur; oin the service of Christianityo; June MathisAEs Ben-Hur; getting Judas right; take up the white manAEs burden; the erotics of the galley slave; challenging a default Ben-Hur; coda: a timeline of Ben-Hur companies, brands, and products.
Whether depicting the ritual firing of a treasure-laden funeral ship or the grueling daily grind of Yarvi's stint as a galley slave, the author's economical voice gives a clear and unsentimental account of events sordid, beautiful, or, often, a blend of the two." NISI SHAWL