Men despaired of matching him with an equal, and Beauty Smith was compelled to pit wolves against him.
The Kafir is about the same distance behind the dog, which distance he is striving right manfully to maintain; not so unsuccessfully, either, considering that he is pitting the speed of two legs against that of eight.
We can now see that Section 1029 already pits the United States Secret Service directly against the digital underground, without any mention at all of the word “computer.”
During the youth of his sons, Lord Steyne, who was a good scholar and amateur casuist, had no better sport in the evening after dinner in the country than in setting the boys' tutor, the Reverend Mr. Trail (now my Lord Bishop of Ealing) on her ladyship's director, Father Mole, over their wine, and in pitting Oxford against St. Acheul.
Keep him away from me, therefore, lest I tell him who I am and pit that influence against yours."
Then it was as if an invisible yet intensely heated finger were drawn through the heather between me and the Martians, and all along a curving line beyond the sand pits the dark ground smoked and crackled.
Very orderly and methodical he looked, with a hand on each knee, and a loud watch ticking a sonorous sermon under his flapped waist-coat, as though it pitted its gravity and longevity against the levity and evanescence of the brisk fire.
And now long's you and Lavender's come home in the middle of the morning, which I will say give me a turn, you can set down on the step out there and pit these cherries for me!"