Sentence Examples with the word Hairbreadth

There he had several hairbreadth escapes, and at last secreted himself among a tribe of Arabs at Ras al-WgdI.

In 1685, the Bengal factors, driven to extremity by the oppression of the Mogul governors, threw down the gauntlet; and after various successes and hairbreadth escapes, purchased from the grandson of Aurangzeb, in 1696, the villages which have since grown up into Calcutta, the metropolis of India.