To their enemies the Comanches were implacable buffalo-horned killers, grim apostles of darkness and devestation

Empire of the Summer Moon by S.C. Gwynne

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It’s all still just a charade, a spring display of military capacities by two rival armed forces that could as well be rutting deer.

– from http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=350968

(I don’t know anything about this blog/newspaper/whatever. I am not endorsing it or its viewpoints. I simply thought this was an interesting sentence. Some fun cadence and a graphic metaphor. I’ll place it in both the Beautiful Sentences and Despicable Phrases categories. The latter for the content. Really, the games that need not be played …)