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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of enfilade.


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  • In the morning we expected orders to advance, but as soon as we could use our glasses we found that we were far ahead of our neighbours, and were, in fact, enfiladed from the Turkish positions on our left.

    The Fife and Forfar Yeomanry and 14th (F. & F. Yeo.) Battn. R.H. 1914-1919

  • Meanwhile the enemy, desperate but still confident, poured in a heavy fire from his line and from a battery which enfiladed the Brook road, and made Yellow Tavern an uncomfortably hot place.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • On their left flank, Stuart pushed forward at least a dozen cannon, which enfiladed the Federal ranks.

    Cavalryman of the Lost Cause

  • The ditch was enfiladed by cannon mounted on triangular bastions.

    Champlain's Dream

  • Thence he made his way, with the kitten skirmishing along beside him in the grass, to a staircase that led to a lump of projecting rock that enfiladed the huge green majesty of the Horseshoe Fall.

    The War in the Air

  • Nemours showed him at once what use to make of the army under his orders, and having enfiladed his National Guard battalions, and placed his artillery in echelons, he formed his cavalry into hollow squares on the right and left of his line, flinging out a cloud of howitzers to fall back upon the main column.

    The History of the Next French Revolution

  • He insisted that the column of attack would be enfiladed from Round Top.


  • Were it driven back, Cobb's brigade in the sunken road would be enfiladed.


  • He held his position until he was enfiladed, then led his men back.


  • True, the British would have destroyed some of the larger guns, but the barrels could be mounted on new carriages and resited behind the vast bastions so that the attackers, if they even succeeded in climbing up to the breach, would be enfiladed by cannon fire.

    Sharpe's Fortress


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