Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of exiles.
They give birth astride of a grave, the light gleams an instant, then it's night once more.Samuel Beckett
This house has been far out at sea all night, The woods crashing through darkness, the booming hills, Winds stampeding the fields under the window Floundering black astride and blinding wet Till day rose; then under an orange sky The hills had new places, and wind wielded Blade-light, luminous black and emerald, Flexing like the lens of a mad eye.ted hughes
Madness rides the star-wind... claws and teeth sharpened on centuries of corpses... dripping death astride a bacchanale of bats from nigh-black ruins of buried temples of Belial...h. p. lovecraft
Possession means to sit astride the world Instead of having it astride of you.Charles Kingsley
Public policy is a very unruly horse, and when once you get astride it you never know where it will carry you.Burrough, J., Richardson v. Mellish (1824), 2 Bing. 252; quoted by Lord Bramwell in Mogul Steamship Co.;. McGregor, Gow and others, 66 L. T. Rep. 6.
As illustrated on the attached map from Hofstra University, the island nation of Sri Lanka is astride the main maritime trade routes of the Indian Ocean, with fast-growing economic and strategic significance as that area of the world experiences rapid growth. China is making major inroads already in Sri Lanka, but our distinguished visitors wish to make sure that relations with the United States are improved even more strongly.Mr Ajith Nivard Cabraal the governor of Central Bank of Sri Lanka and Lalith Weeratuga sending a letter, quoted on Tamil Net, "Colombo bargains China connections in return for US favour", February 2, 2014.
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