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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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But as the lion's head appeared to be in no haste to speak, and as there was no record or tradition of its having spoken during the whole existence of the chair, Grandfather did not consider it worth while to wait.
He rang up his servant, dressed in haste, and went out onto the steps, completely forgetting the dream and only worried at being late.
The maid with the decanter in her haste had not closed the door (everything in the house was done in haste at that time), and Pierre and Anna Mikhaylovna in passing instinctively glanced into the room, where Prince Vasili and the eldest princess were sitting close together talking.
"Let us make haste away," Svidrigailov whispered to her, "I don't want Rodion Romanovitch to know of our meeting.
Almost fainting, she sank on to a chair which Svidrigailov made haste to give her.
She rushed to the furthest corner, where she made haste to barricade herself with a little table.
"Make haste! Make haste!" repeated Svidrigailov, still without turning or moving.
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.
He trembled, therefore, for the power of his white son- in-law, and the new-fledged grandeur of his daughter, and assembled his warriors in all haste. "King George," said he, "has sent his great canoe to destroy the fort, and make slaves of all the inhabitants.
He had best make haste then, says I, or somebody will have her before he comes; and, indeed, says I, Mr Seagrim, it is a thousand pities somebody should not have her; for he certainly loves her above all the women in the world.
'There were alleged haste and seeming lack of transparency in the solicitation of the proposal and the awarding of the new contract,' it added.
Official records said the discussions were considered "to reflect indecent haste, although clearly designed to tie Adams into a process from which he personally would not be able to escape, no matter what the republican movement did".