assailant


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one who starts a hostile action

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The instant they found themselves delivered from the presence of Ellen and her unknown companion, they bestowed an undivided attention on their more masculine and certainly more dangerous assailants, who by this time had made a complete lodgment among the crags of the citadel.
While imitating the movements of his companions, and toiling his way upward with the utmost caution, and not without great inward tribulation, the eye of the naturalist had caught a glimpse of an unknown plant, a few yards above his head, and in a situation more than commonly exposed to the missiles which the girls were unceasingly hurling in the direction of the assailants.
There were few which did not deal their blow, and a large layer of dead and wounded lay bleeding and panting beneath the feet of the assailants who, now grown furious, replaced each other without intermission.
His shower of stone blocks was not sufficient to repel the assailants.
Around these two principal streams there were drops of that horrible rain, which scattered over the assailants and entered their skulls like gimlets of fire.
Then he was upon one of his assailants and before the fellow could regain his equilibrium and leap back after delivering his cut, the ape-man had seized him by the neck and crotch.
Twice they were approached by forest lions, but upon both occasions the deep growls of Numa of the pit drove off their assailants.
In this manner many minutes flew by with the swiftness of thought; the rifles of the assailants speaking, at times, in rattling volleys, and at others in occasional, scattering shots.
At length he yielded, for it seemed the only way in which either of us might be saved from the ever-increasing numbers of our assailants, who were still swarming upon us from all directions across the broad valley.
A businessman was shot dead by an assailant who posed as a buyer at a mall in Divisoria yesterday.
Sher Khan, the elder brother of victim Umar, remained unhurt as he was reciting Quran inside a portion of the shop when the assailant targeted others.
Attacks by motorcycle-riding gunmen here were on the rise amid martial law in Mindanao and no assailant has been caught.
According to Israeli sources Israeli Lightly Wounded in West Bank Stabbing Attack Assailant Shot Dead this morning.
The radio station later released a security camera footage showing the assailant breaking into the office minutes before he stabbed the journalist.
WHEN AN ASSAILANT ARMED WITH A contact weapon like a bat, a crowbar or a knife charges you, you might think that drawing your concealed handgun is the first step in your defense.