On the seashore fishing naturally became a means of livelihood, and dwellers by the sea, in virtue of the dangers to which they are exposed from storm and unseaworthy craft, are stimulated to a higher degree of foresight, quicker observation, prompter decision and more energetic action in emergencies than those who live inland.
Under the pressure of war and other emergencies it has been found impossible to maintain this desirable equilibrium.
His vigour was equal to all these emergencies and the later years of his reign were spent in peace.
Parliament was merely a body called to consult with the king on emergencies (circa ardua regni) and to grant supplies.
For the modern expedient of raising money for national emergencies by way of loan he has a profound distrust.
But all attempts at an international union of Jews, even in view of such emergencies as these, have failed.
The rifle is for emergencies only.
In Europe the wild boar is still hunted with dogs, but the spear, except when used in emergencies and for giving the coup de grace, has been given up for the gun.
But, besides the application to him of the generic remark above, this carpenter of the Pequod was singularly efficient in those thousand nameless mechanical emergencies continually recurring in a large ship, upon a three or four years' voyage, in uncivilized and far-distant seas.
I understand when they have an emergency and you're handy, but surely they don't have emergencies all the time.