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  • n. The science of besieging; warcraft of sieges.

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Examples

  • For that we can thank the fortitude of American forces under George Washington, the siegecraft of French troops of Gen. Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, the count of Rochambeau - and the relentless bloodthirstiness of female Anopheles quadrimaculatus mosquitoes.

    Malarial mosquitoes helped defeat British in battle that ended Revolutionary War

  • It yielded valuable lessons on siegecraft, whereas Florida offered nothing they wanted to know.

    Between War and Peace

  • Second, Maxwell dwells on the significance of violence, which manifests itself in two popular plotlines: tales about royal pretenders Perkin Warbeck and company and warfare, especially "siegecraft."

    The Historical Novel in Europe, 1650-1950

  • One of the young archers, ten yards from where Cadfael stood, was staring up in helpless fascination, a mere boy, unused to siegecraft.

    A River So Long

  • He stood calmly amid the rocks, looking up at the castle as if he were a general taking stock of his siegecraft.

    Virginity

  • Drawing on his experience of European siegecraft, he proposed that they construct a “siege engine” called a cavalier.

    Champlain's Dream

  • On land, Persia boasted magnificent cavalry, amazing archers, and supremacy in siegecraft.

    The Battle of Salamis

  • Bappoo might be convinced of the fortress's strength, but Bappoo knew nothing of modern siegecraft.

    Sharpe's Fortress

  • But Alexander still sat before Tyre, stubbornly running out a mole to it; this was all I knew then of that great piece of siegecraft.

    The Persian Boy

  • I doubted he had more than just enough supplies, for siegecraft must be a lost art in this country.

    The High Crusade

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