pitched battle

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a fierce battle fought in close combat between troops in predetermined positions at a chosen time and place

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Therefore I shall fight no pitched battles, my dear Planchet," said the Gascon, laughing.
Pitched battles had been fought with the small armies of armed strike-breakers* put in the field by the employers' associations; the Black Hundreds, appearing in scores of wide-scattered places, had destroyed property; and, in consequence, a hundred thousand regular soldiers of the United States has been called out to put a frightful end to the whole affair.
Detesting war, the Utopians make a practice of hiring certain barbarians who, conveniently, are their neighbors, to do whatever fighting is necessary for their defense, and they win if possible, not by the revolting slaughter of pitched battles, but by the assassination of their enemies' generals.
Well, then, madame, yes, I did feel fear; and though I have been through twelve pitched battles and I cannot count how many charges and skirmishes, I own for the third time in my life I was afraid.
Yet ten years before, when there were no unions in Packingtown, there was a strike, and national troops had to be called, and there were pitched battles fought at night, by the light of blazing freight trains.
In nineteen pitched battles was I; in six- and-forty skirmishes of horse; and in small affairs without number.
Six times the Italian Government tried to dislodge him, and was defeated in six pitched battles as if by Napoleon.
Summary: Rebels in the province of Hama have denied reports that they committed a massacre in an Alawite village, saying they killed only adult combatants in a pitched battle.
INMATES at Guantanamo Bay have fought a pitched battle with guards.
Whitman (comparative and foreign law, Yale Law School) argues that the limited, one-day battles of the 17th century were more successful than modern wars at settling political disputes because they were considered a type of legitimate legal proceeding with binding results for both sides, and because staging a pitched battle was a way of sparing society the horrors of worse forms of warfare.
PITCHED BATTLE Chaos erupts at soccer stadium last night
Pitched battle on the outskirts of Frenchtown (Monroe).
Yildirim visited the mausoleum of Sultan Murat I who was killed during the First Kosovo Pitched Battle and later prayed at the Yildirim Mosque along with Kosovan Minister of Environment and Spatial Planning Mahir Yagcilar.
Which was the last pitched battle to be fought on British soil?
But the junior Olympic-size pool in this Valencia neighborhood has become the center of a pitched battle over whether the Northpark Sharks, a children's swim team, can use the facility.