ambuscade


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Synonyms for ambuscade

an attack or stratagem for capturing or tricking an unsuspecting person

Synonyms

to attack suddenly and without warning

Synonyms for ambuscade

the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise

wait in hiding to attack

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Using landmines (banned by the Geneva Convention as a form of warfare), they are out to pull as many ambuscades as possible and produce a body count helpful to their general propaganda efforts.
Taking two cannon, one of which he mounted on a barge, and two swivel-guns, he established an ambuscade near Grand Rapids where the Saskatchewan drains into Lake Winnipeg, awaiting the arrival of Nor'Wester wintering parties bringing their furs to the markets in the east.
Panicked by the ambuscade, the extended line huddled up into a ball and pulled back, abandoning the wounded to Baptist, who promptly dispatched them with his Sprinkler.
towards some holes sheltered by the willows near the River which is supposed they made for an ambuscade.
However, they had no information regarding the casualties resulting from ambuscade.
Further, if a man is not planning an immediate attack, but it has been ascertained that he has formed a plot, or is preparing an ambuscade, or that he is putting poison in our way, or that he is making ready a false accusation and false evidence, and is corrupting the judicial procedure, I maintain that he cannot lawfully be killed, either if the danger can in any other way be avoided, or if it is not altogether certain that the danger cannot be otherwise avoided.
Hicks' army, 11,000 strong, had been lured into an ambuscade by the Mahdi and destroyed.
The British were still more than thirty miles to the north when the frigate HMS Ambuscade detected an air attack and immediately alerted the fleet.
Further, if a man is not planning an immediate attack, but it has been ascertained that he has formed a plot, or is preparing an ambuscade, or that he is putting poison in our way, or that he is making ready a false accusation and a false evidence, and is corrupting the judicial procedure, I maintain that he cannot lawfully be killed, either if the danger can in any other way be avoided, or if it is not altogether certain that the danger cannot otherwise be avoided.
Experience of the Oise in flood brings the two travellers into a life-threatening situation and the narrative transforms the benign waterway into a Gothic scene in which 'Death himself had me by the heels, for this was his last ambuscade, and he must now join personally in the fray' (p.
Robarts had also been at Colonia, in January 1763 when he had commanded the frigate Ambuscade, which formed one of a squadron of nine vessels under the command of John MacNamara which had attempted unsuccessfully to re-take the settlement for Portugal after it had been captured by the Spanish under Pedro de Cevallos.
lChaos before Mighty Mogul (David Nicholson/ Richard Dunwoody) lands the odds from Ambuscade (Mary Reveley/Peter Niven) in the conditions hurdle at Haydock.
Her husband and son are actually the men who cause her death, without being aware of it, by exposing her to Japanese bullets during the ambush: it is Granddad who tells her to bring lunch to the ambuscade in person, and Douguan, her son, who cries out at the sight of her, thus making her the first target in this battle.
For example, in the Pocket Merriam-Webster the first few undominated words in the first case are boBCat, aneCDote, DEFt, and aFGHan, in the second case AmBusCaDE, DEFog, prizEFiGHtIng, and in the third case FEeDBACk, lIGHt-FaCED and straiGHtJacKet.
Four are for Mary Reveley - Majed, Wellwotdouthink, Ambuscade and Programmed To Win.