besieger


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an enemy who lays siege to your position

an energetic petitioner

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Within but little more than an hour from the moment the victorious Zodangan squadron had risen to meet us from the camp of the besiegers the battle was over, and the remaining vessels of the conquered Zodangans were headed toward the cities of Helium under prize crews.
said the stout gentleman, when the citadel was taken, and the besiegers and besieged sat down to dinner.
It was then that I discovered numerous flags and pennants floating above the army of the besiegers.
The door panels were in a normal state of smash, but the frame of the door resisted all besiegers, and behind it the owner carried on his varied pursuits--much in the same state of mind, I should fancy, as a border-farmer lived in, in the days of the moss-troopers, when his hold might be summoned or his cattle carried off at any minute of night or day.
The Templar had in the meantime been looking out on the proceedings of the besiegers, with rather more attention than the brutal Front-de-B
If those who remain of the troop persist in coming to the assault, we will allow the besiegers to get as far as the ditch, and then we will push down upon their heads that strip of wall which keeps its perpendicular by a miracle.
A sound of wrath and grief followed the first cries of triumph among the besiegers.
17) Siege warfare thus holds some strategic logic for both besieged and besieger.
In the rigorous etiquette which governed both sides, once the defender knew that it was mathematically certain his fortress would fall, he was free to surrender with honor; neither his own government nor the besieger expected anything less.
Its defenders, fearless guerrilla fighters one and all, realize that, since they are blockaded by land, sea and air, sieges are by definition a violent test of ingenuity between a well-armed, technologically advanced besieger and the besieged, in this case citizen soldiers dependent on the weapon of the weak - imagination and guile.
Evidently, sustaining the inner strength of his people by singing the song of common humanity of both the besieged and the besieger is the ultimate Darwishian way of fighting against the forces of darkness.
Walled towns and fortifications still offered significant advantages over a besieger, even as gunpowder artillery played an increasing role in sieges.
Mubarak's regime is a willing tool of Zionism and imperialism, a besieger of Palestinians.
According to Diodoros, it was somewhere near there, where in 306BC the Macedonian Demetrios the Besieger defeated Ptolemy of Egypt, in one of the largest naval engagements of antiquity.
And in Spain, the nation that all too frequently took on the role of Imperial besieger, victorious sieges were reworked for the stage.