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- v. jump out from a hiding place and surprise (someone)
- v. set out in a sudden, energetic or violent manner
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The rolling hill country beside the Garganus promontory was well stocked with farms, no doubt tempting Crixus to sally out on a plundering raid.
When all was set to rights, I came down stairs again into the basse cour with my valet de place, in order to sally out towards the tomb of the two lovers, &c. — and was a second time stopp’d at the gate — not by the ass — but by the person who struck him; and who, by that time, had taken possession
It seems that there had been some informality about their license, that the clergyman absolutely refused to marry them without a witness of some sort, and that my lucky appear - ance saved the bridegroom from having to sally out into the streets in search of a best man.
Quoth Masurah, the Knight, “By the truth of the Messiah, thou sayest sooth, and none but I shall sally out against him first.”
Hektor and the Trojan Horse would sally out from the city, striking like lightning, then fleeing back behind the walls.