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Weightlifting a lift in which the weight is raised in one quick motion from the floor to an overhead position
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He snatched up her bundle of blankets, and outside the cabin door his own as well.
Quickly she snatched the blanket from before the infant's face; Anderssen was looking at her as she did so.
Pale, with quivering lips, Pierre snatched the copy.
I rushed at her howling like a wolf, and I snatched the mealies from her head and the kid from her hand.
As Thar Ban reached the side of his mount he snatched his long radium rifle from its boot, and, wheeling, poured three shots into the oncoming red men.
The red warrior whom he had put to flight turned in the entrance to the palace, and, seeing Carthoris' intent, snatched a rifle from those that he and his fellows had left leaning against the wall as they had rushed out with drawn swords to prevent the theft of their prisoner.
No sooner had he spoken than Alice Vane glided from her station, and pressing one hand across her eyes, with the other snatched away the sable curtain that concealed the portrait.
"Stay yet a while," said the Selectman, as Hutchinson again snatched the pen; "for if ever mortal man received a warning from a tormented soul, your Honor is that man!"
A dagger snatched from the harness of her mistress was waved aloft by some fair slave, its shimmering blade crimson with the lifeblood of its owner; swords plucked from the bodies of the dead about them; heavy ornaments which could be turned into bludgeons--such were the implements with which these fair women wreaked the long-pent vengeance which at best could but partially recompense them for the unspeakable cruelties and indignities which their black masters had heaped upon them.
As the fellow went down I snatched his sword from him and over his prostrate body looked into the eyes of the one whose quick hand had saved me from the first cut of his sword--it was Phaidor, daughter of Matai Shang.
Exhibits recovered in their possession includes one Gionee handset belonging to one of the victims whose vehicle was snatched. Other exhibits recovered are 12 Itel phones of different models, 26 Infinix phones of different models,32 Tecno phones of different models, 16 Samsung phones of different models, 3 Gionee phones of different models and 60 other smaller phones of different make and models all reasonably suspected to have been snatched from different Victims.
RAWALPINDI -- Robbery and theft incidents were reported in the Rawalpindi district on Wednesday, with five cars reported stolen and five motorcycles snatched in different incidents and many people deprived of their cash and valuables.