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one who starts a hostile action

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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.
Then one advanced singly, and apparently more in the character of a herald than of an assailant.
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.
Before a second assailant could gain a foothold on the gallery, the formidable hunchback leaped to the head of the ladder, without uttering a word, seized the ends of the two uprights with his powerful hands, raised them, pushed them out from the wall, balanced the long and pliant ladder, loaded with vagabonds from top to bottom for a moment, in the midst of shrieks of anguish, then suddenly, with superhuman force, hurled this cluster of men backward into the Place.
Twice they were approached by forest lions, but upon both occasions the deep growls of Numa of the pit drove off their assailants.
The face was black, the tongue protruded, the skin was bruised from the heavy fists of his assailant and the thick skull crushed and splintered from terrific impact with the tree.
Number Thirteen turned in surprise at the cry, and sensing a new danger for her who lay in his arms, he set her gently upon the ground behind him and advanced to meet his assailant.
His assailant could not forbear laughing heartily at his plight, but was also quick to lend his aid.
They said in the first incident, two masked assailants riding a motorbike arrived at an electronics shop near the office of the Pipri union council within the remit of the Bin Qasim police station.
A businessman, who did not want to be identified, said he wondered why assailants were able to commit the crimes with impunity when Mindanao was supposed to be under martial law.
SHIKARPUR -- A villager was gunned down by three unknown armed assailants at Mangi Laro over an old dispute between two groups of Saad Khanani Jatoi and Attrani Jatoi tribesmen in the limits of Khanpur Police Station on Friday.
Summary: Quetta [Pakistan], Feb 14 (ANI): Four security personnel were killed when unknown assailants opened fire at a vehicle carrying them here on Wednesday.
ISLAMABAD -- Ahmad Noorani, a senior journalist working with English daily 'The News', got critically injured when six unknown assailants physically thrashed him on Friday.
NNA - Two armed assailants Wednesday stormed into al-Baraka Bank Branch in Cola and robbed around 70.