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  • He had seen the inn-keeper sneak off at their approach; and expecting some night-attack, he had taken up his lodging for the night in the stable.

    Westward Ho!

  • Scuddy to conduct the western division of this night-attack.

    Springhaven

  • This was how he would anticipate — by a night-attack, as might be — any forced maturity that a crammed consciousness of Paris was likely to take upon itself to assert on behalf of the boy.

    The Ambassadors

  • Dawnay and I sat down with a map and measured that Buxton should march from the Canal to Akaba; thence, by Rum, to carry Mudowwara by night-attack; thence by Bair, to destroy the bridge and tunnel near Amman; and back to Palestine on August the thirtieth.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • I knew that Indians in a night-attack make signals by imitating the cry of some animal; and the sounds I heard, though like those made by wild beasts, seemed to me to be in reality human voices.

    The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, February 1844 Volume 23, Number 2

  • After consulting with his colleagues, Demosthenes determined to try the hazardous method of a night-attack, hoping thus to take the garrison on Euryelus by surprise.

    Stories from Thucydides

  • Hwitserk received him hospitably, but Daxo had prepared an army with weapons, who were to feign to be trading, ride into the city in carriages, and break with a night-attack into the house of their host.

    The Danish History, Books I-IX

  • The sergeant now opened the question of the night-attack.

    Selected Polish Tales

  • From there we had intended to go back to Paris; but as we were starting there came an unexpected summons to another point of the front, where there had been a successful night-attack, and a lot of Germans taken in a blown-up trench.

    Coming Home.

  • A night-attack must of necessity always be a delicate operation.

    On the Heels of De Wet

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