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alley

an area in a cow barn identified by its particular purpose such as a loafing alley, a walking alley or feeding alley.
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One comprehensive sweep of the long night stick threw the ally to the floor and forced Pete to a corner.
1-17) Ares, exceeding in strength, chariot-rider, golden- helmed, doughty in heart, shield-bearer, Saviour of cities, harnessed in bronze, strong of arm, unwearying, mighty with the spear, O defence of Olympus, father of warlike Victory, ally of Themis, stern governor of the rebellious, leader of righteous men, sceptred King of manliness, who whirl your fiery sphere among the planets in their sevenfold courses through the aether wherein your blazing steeds ever bear you above the third firmament of heaven; hear me, helper of men, giver of dauntless youth
To effect this design, he had need of an ally whom he could trust.