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  • The married women hastened to remove the debandade of the banquet.

    Hung Lou Meng

  • _debandade_ among the Jack-tars -- leaving many a merry deck in forlorn and silent solitude.

    The Flag of Distress A Story of the South Sea

  • If I had not placed my troops in a position where they were obliged to fight for their lives, but had allowed each man to follow his own discretion, there would have been a general debandade, and it would have been impossible to do anything with them. "

    The Art of War

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  • "fr. a la debandade, "helter skelter." (citation in list description)

    October 9, 2008