Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An ambuscade.
  • To post in ambush.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Ambuscade.

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  • noun obsolete ambush.

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Examples

  • Thus he did often to make the Captain slight such frays, and to make him secure, that he might not suspect any further end to be on it; which when he had wrought sufficiently (as he thought), he laid some men in ambuscado, and sent others away to drive such beasts as they should find in the view of the

    Castle Dangerous

  • The drivers also fled as fast as they could till they had drawn the Captain a little way beyond the place of ambuscado, which when they perceived, rising quickly out of their covert, they set fiercely upon him and his company, and so slew himself and chased his men back to the Castle, some of whom were overtaken and slain, others got into the Castle and so were saved.

    Castle Dangerous

  • For, Sir James having first dressed an ambuscado near unto the place, he made fourteen of his men take so many sacks, and fill them with grass, as though it had been corn, which they carried in the way toward Lanark, the chief market town in that county: so hoping to draw forth the Captain by that bait, and either to take him or the Castle, or both.

    Castle Dangerous

  • As we went back to our ships, we saw three waylayers, who, having been taken in ambuscado, were going to be broken on the wheel; and a huge fornicator was burned with a lingering fire for beating a way and breaking one of its sides; we were told it was the way of the banks of the Nile in Egypt.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • As we went back to our ships, we saw three waylayers, who, having been taken in ambuscado, were going to be broken on the wheel; and a huge fornicator was burned with a lingering fire for beating a way and breaking one of its sides; we were told it was the way of the banks of the Nile in Egypt.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • The silvered party warily dissembled, watching their opportunity to be even with them, and presented one of their nymphs to the golden queen, having laid an ambuscado; so that the nymph being taken, a golden archer had like to have seized the silvered queen.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • The silvered party warily dissembled, watching their opportunity to be even with them, and presented one of their nymphs to the golden queen, having laid an ambuscado; so that the nymph being taken, a golden archer had like to have seized the silvered queen.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • But this havoc did not last long; for the silvered party, exasperated by their loss, resolved to perish or stop her progress; and having posted an archer in ambuscado on a distant angle, together with a knight-errant, her highness fell into their hands and was carried out of the field.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • But this havoc did not last long; for the silvered party, exasperated by their loss, resolved to perish or stop her progress; and having posted an archer in ambuscado on a distant angle, together with a knight-errant, her highness fell into their hands and was carried out of the field.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • So, as I said, he came up with his train to the gate, and laid his ambuscado for Captain Resistance within bow-shot of the town.

    The Holy War

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