expedition


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a journey undertaken with a specific objective

Synonyms for expedition

a military campaign designed to achieve a specific objective in a foreign country

an organized group of people undertaking a journey for a particular purpose

the property of being prompt and efficient

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Bowman carried on an expedition against the Shawanese, at Old Chelicothe, with one hundred and sixty men, in July, 1779.
When on their expeditions, she would start running without reason or else suddenly stop; and her hand, turning ice-cold in a moment, would hold the young man back.
The thought uppermost in her mind was that it was my father returned from his expedition, but the cunning of the Thark held her from headlong and precipitate flight to greet him.
SIR,--If you will consent to join the Abraham Lincoln in this expedition, the Government of the United States will with pleasure see France represented in the enterprise.
The people grew almost heart- sick with anxiety; for the flower of the country was at peril in this adventurous expedition.
Come," said he, "I cannot think the expedition a very dangerous one; and it will fall out with my voyage as with that piece M.
From henceforth I take command of this expedition, and I must ask you to complete your preparations to-night, so that we may be able to make an early start in the morning.
Barth separated from his companions, made an excursion to the town of Aghades, and rejoined the expedition, which resumed its march on the 12th of December.
The next morning Clayton left early with the relief expedition in search of Lieutenant D'Arnot.
The fabulous wealth of the fabled city had been almost constantly in his mind since Waziri had recounted the strange adventures of the former expedition which had stumbled upon the vast ruins by chance.
He described Tudor's expedition up the Balesuna; the dragging of the boats up the rapids; the passage up the river where it threaded the grass-lands; the innumerable washings of gravel by the white men in search of gold; the first rolling foothills; the man-traps of spear-staked pits in the jungle trails; the first meeting with the bushmen, who had never seen tobacco, and knew not the virtues of smoking; their friendliness; the deeper penetration of the interior around the flanks of the Lion's Head; the bush- sores and the fevers of the white men, and their madness in trusting the bushmen.
The job had been to make a punitive expedition to a neighbouring island, and, incidentally, to recover the heads of some mutual friends of ours--a white-trader, his white wife and children, and his white clerk.
This was the man whom his brother officers had nicknamed the Bear of the Expedition.
I'll be Tom scatted if I know," the great man replied, frankly; "you will have to ask the Scientist of the Expedition.
The expedition had failed, but something remained to be done.