Her first instinct was to scramble to the back of the bus and climb out.
In 1880 the influence of the international " scramble for Africa " made itself felt by the establishment under the recognized protection of the French government of two French firms which opened upwards of thirty trading stations on the Lower Niger.
She flattened against the rock wall as she heard the horse scramble down into the ravine a little way down from her.
It was difficult enough to decide the claims of the states in the scramble for territory.
You'd better scramble and get a chair even if it means elbowing little Timmy out of the way.