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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of ambuscade.
  • n. Plural form of ambuscade.


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  • Force may, without doubt, be justly repelled by force, but not by treachery and fraud; for I do not call the stratagems of war, such as ambuscades, masked batteries, false attacks, etc., frauds or treachery:

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • This man, while blazing trails for people to access the Ohio country, killed to defend himself, and once, Daniel Boone, but a psychopath would simply have set traps, ambuscades, etc, for the sole purpose of murder.

    The Four Toughest Men of the Old West

  • The towers shone as the rest of the city subsided into shadow, and I saw it all plain, how Lanx had battened on the feud, grown taller by way of brawls and ambuscades, duels and murders, as its people busied themselves making and destroying.


  • Sure that the convict who had broken his ban could not be far off, he established sentinels, he organized traps and ambuscades, and beat the quarter all that night.

    Les Miserables

  • “Have I not looked on live pitched fields, besides skirmishes and ambuscades innumerable?”

    Anne of Geierstein

  • One or two of them had large blood-hounds all lyme-dogs, which, though usually employed in the pursuit of animals of chase, were also excellent for discovering ambuscades, in which duty their services were now to be employed.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • Hence, ambuscades against the government troops are prevalent.

    Filipino soldiers risk their lives on the frontline

  • He recorded that the Indians, yelling like fiends, galloped out from their ambuscades and swept around the enclosure like a whirlwind.

    America Comes to London: Buffalo Bill Cody and his Wild West Show

  • This long line of followers should give an impression of vast numbers, allow our own men opportunity for ambuscades, and force the enemy, if he try to surround us, to widen his circuit, and the wider he makes it the weaker he will be.


  • A well-trained mind has not the inclination for it; a tender one is alarmed at it, representing to itself a just and avenging God; but artificial religion encourages all cruelties which are exercised by troops — conspiracies, seditions, pillages, ambuscades, surprises of towns, robberies, and murder.

    A Philosophical Dictionary


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