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the action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack

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So that when Simeon and his associates arrived on the summit of the tower called Adoni-Bezek-the loftiest of all the turrets around about Jerusalem, and the usual place of conference with the besieging army-they looked down upon the camp of the enemy from an eminence excelling by many feet that of the Pyramid of Cheops, and, by several, that of the temple of Belus.
We had no sooner gotten rid of the Spain distress than the Gibraltar guides started another--a tiresome repetition of a legend that had nothing very astonishing about it, even in the first place: "That high hill yonder is called the Queen's Chair; it is because one of the queens of Spain placed her chair there when the French and Spanish troops were besieging Gibraltar, and said she would never move from the spot till the English flag was lowered from the fortresses.
That high hill yonder is called the Queen's Chair; it is because a queen of Spain placed her chair there once when the French and Spanish troops were besieging Gibraltar, and said she would never move from the spot till the English flag was lowered from the fortresses.
He had thought the things he had seen had been exceptional, conclusive things, that the besieging of New York and the battle of the Atlantic were epoch-making events between long years of se curity.
Thus the wife and the husband were besieging the same fortress, working on parallel lines, but without each other's knowledge.
2: The story goes that Heracles was besieging Themiscyra on the Thermodon and could not take it; but Antiope, being in love with Theseus who was with Heracles on this expedition, betrayed the place.
My head was light perhaps; but I began to love the prospect, I began to glory in the thought of such a death, alone in the desert, with the wild eagles besieging my last moments.
We shall have the lady journalists besieging us in our box.
Every wave-dashed, storm-beaten object, was so low and so little, under the broad grey sky, in the noise of the wind and sea, and before the curling lines of surf, making at it ferociously, that the wonder was there was any Calais left, and that its low gates and low wall and low roofs and low ditches and low sand-hills and low ramparts and flat streets, had not yielded long ago to the undermining and besieging sea, like the fortifications children make on the sea-shore.
BAGHDAD / Nina / Director of federal police media said on Wednesday that the "formations of the Federal force are besieging al-Dor district in Salah al-Din province.
GAPAR Director General Ali Mustafa said that the process was carried out in coordination with the Education Ministry and the authorities and under the care of the Higher Committee for Relief, and that the terrorists besieging the camps were opening fire and sniping as the process was carried out.
Earlier Tuesday, the Israeli army said it had killed two suspects, Marwan Qawasmeh and Amer Abu Aisha, after besieging the building in which they had been holed up in central Hebron.
December 15, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's parliament has said that the Sudanese army is besieging the rebel coalition known as Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) and the Sudanese People's Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N) positions in several areas in South Kordofan state including areas west of Deling and east of Jabal.
Abu Ismail denied claims that the attackers were members of his presidential campaign Hazemoon, saying that he did not know who was responsible for besieging Al-Wafd Party's headquarters.
The letter laments that consumers are boycotting and "are besieging us in person, by phone, mail and email.