Keeping at the centre of the lake, we were occasionally visited by small tame cows and calves; the women and children of this routed host.
The compact martial columns in which they had been hitherto rapidly and steadily swimming, were now broken up in one measureless rout; and like King Porus' elephants in the Indian battle with Alexander, they seemed going mad with consternation.
Whatever pale fears and forebodings some of them might have felt before; these were not only now kept out of sight through the growing awe of Ahab, but they were broken up, and on all sides routed, as timid prairie hares that scatter before the bounding bison.
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We routed the other team.
The military force was routed, but regrouped in the high mountains.