The training was intensive, because at that time there was a half-plan to put the artillery first into the battle-line.
"We're almost over the battle-line," announced Earl suddenly.
battle-line after battle-line, bravely obeying orders, was annihilated.
Instantly he cut the ropes which held the ships together, and, breaking the battle-line, fled as fast as he could.
The fighting became furious at once, and for some time the battle-line swayed to and fro, between victory and defeat.
General Wright pushed his men to within seven hundred yards of the Southern battle-line.
The three hundred miles of battle-line were all one, and only the broadest possible view could give any idea at all of the truth.
Ah, the bitterness alike for men and horses of such involuntary and irrecoverable falling out from the battle-line of life!
The proa was slowly lagging forward; and with it the battle-line, wide-flung.
In the name of freedom they would betray its most earnest defenders, compel the battle-line to face both ways.