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  • n. Plural form of sally.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of sally.


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  • After frequent sallies from the garrison, in which the Southrons were always beaten back with great loss, the lines of circumvallation were at last finished, and Wallace hourly anticipated the surrender of the enemy.

    The Scottish Chiefs

  • Neil and I research new lures for shad and new techniques for catching them, then we make our own lures, hoping to strike gold in the form of big, fat female shad -- which I call "sallies" -- and the two egg sacks they carry (which are gold in color and each as big as a kielbasa sausage).

    Island Packet: Home

  • But Trask knew that he had been much more worried than either himself or Marjorie, and that his sallies were the result of his relief from strain about how things would turn out for them.

    Isle o' Dreams

  • It was not that he was wiser, or wittier, or more profound, or more radiant with humor, than some other distinguished men; the shades of Macaulay, Sydney Smith, De Quincey, and Coleridge rise up before us from the past, and among his contemporaries we recall the sallies of Tom Appleton, the charm of

    Authors and Friends

  • Bright red 'sallies' of woollen texture -- soft to the hands and easily caught -- glowed on the ropes in place of the old ragged knots, all of which newness in small details only rendered more evident the irrepressible aspect of age in the mass surrounding them.

    Desperate Remedies

  • He suffered under my "sallies": and it was the worse for him when he did not perceive their drift.

    Diana of the Crossways — Complete

  • "sallies": and it was the worse for him when he did not perceive their drift.

    Diana of the Crossways — Volume 2

  • Mme. de Marelle seemed to offer provocation by her remarks, while Mme. Forestier’s charming reserve, the modesty in her voice, in her smile, all seemed to extenuate the bold sallies which issued from her lips.

    Bel Ami

  • Here is one of his sallies upon the subject in Mr. Mehrotra's brief, bleak and astringent rendition:

    When Mysticism Came Down to Earth

  • With Achilles†™ blessing, Patroclus sallies forth with the fearsome Myrmidons at his back.

    Marvel Comics Solicitations for May 2008 | Major Spoilers - Comic Book Reviews and News


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