A wonderful, mammoth novel halfway between The War of the Worlds and 20,000 leagues Under the Sea.
The pressures upon players are enormous, but the leagues themselves are to a certain degree complicit.
The legislation eliminated competition between the two leagues for talent, and established a 24-team entity, and the Super Bowl.
The way Brazil dispatches soccer players to leagues around the world, the U.S. loans out monetary experts to other countries.
But the value of their experience is largely a reflection of the quality of their leagues.
It is probably Bailul, about 12 leagues to the north-west of Assab.
It is only thirteen leagues distant from the eastern cape of Siberia.
Gusman went accordingly with, a ship in search of pearls, and explored above 150 leagues of the coast.
His birch canoe, paddled by Indian guides, glided over solitary waters hundreds of leagues beyond the remotest frontier stations.
When we were two leagues from them the first galley joined the rest of the fleet, which was composed of four other vessels.
"alliance," mid-15c., ligg, from Middle French ligue "confederacy, league" (15c.), from Italian lega, from legare "to tie, to bind," from Latin ligare "to bind" (see ligament). Originally among nations, subsequently extended to political associations (1846) and sports associations (1879). League of Nations first attested 1917 (created 1919).
distance of about three miles, late 14c., ultimately from Late Latin leuga (cf. French lieue, Spanish legua, Italian lega), said by Roman writers to be from Gaulish. A vague measure (perhaps originally an hour's hike) never in official use in England, where it is recorded more often in poetic than in practical writing.
"to form a league," 1610s, from league (n.1). Related: Leagued; leaguing.
a treaty or confederacy. The Jews were forbidden to enter into an alliance of any kind (1) with the Canaanites (Ex. 23:32, 33; 34:12-16); (2) with the Amalekites (Ex. 17:8, 14; Deut. 25:17-19); (3) with the Moabites and Ammonites (Deut. 2:9, 19). Treaties were permitted to be entered into with all other nations. Thus David maintained friendly intercourse with the kings of Tyre and Hamath, and Solomon with the kings of Tyre and Egypt.