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reconnoiterings

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  • noun Plural form of reconnoitering.

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Examples

  • We are here very reluctantly obliged to kill our good and faithful companion the last remaining camel (Siva) that was with us in all our reconnoiterings and other journeys; he was indeed a splendid animal but now quite unfit to travel beyond this.

    McKinlay's Journal of Exploration in the Interior of Australia

  • He there writes: 'Our last two reconnoiterings: Toulon has eight sail of the line apparently ready for sea ... a seventy-four repairing.

    Fighting Instructions, 1530-1816 Publications Of The Navy Records Society Vol. XXIX.

  • The San Reve kept secret pace with Storri in these reconnoiterings.

    The President A novel

  • He had no genius for the tactics of intrigue; your reconnoiterings, and marchings, and countermarchings, sappings, and minings, assaults, sometimes surrenders, and sometimes repulses.

    Coningsby

  • He never opened his mouth to his timid conqueror concerning the past; but he admitted him very near to his person in his labors, took him with him to several reconnoiterings, in such a way as to obtain that which he evidently warmly desired, -- a rehabilitation in the mind of D'Artagnan.

    The Vicomte De Bragelonne

  • Guard, which for two months past had made the most careful reconnoiterings in the neighboring wood, even to the extent of occasionally shooting their own sentries and putting themselves in battle array if a rabbit stirred in the brushwood, had now retired to their domestic hearths; their arms, their uniforms, all the murderous apparatus with which they had been wont to strike terror to the hearts of all beholders for three leagues round, had vanished.

    The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1 (of 8) Boule de Suif and Other Stories

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