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Example sentences for "ambuscades"

Lexicographically close words:
ambulant; ambulatories; ambulatory; ambuscade; ambuscaded; ambush; ambushed; ambushers; ambushes; ambushing
  1. He glanced about us, standing astride over the mess of dead rabbit, his eyes roving among the shadows and screens of greenery, the lurking-places and ambuscades of the forest that bounded us in.

  2. I began walking along the beach in the opposite direction, designing to come round the eastward corner of the island and so approach the ravine of the huts, without traversing the possible ambuscades of the thickets.

  3. With them the recollections of bush-marches and ambuscades and storming of Hauhau stockades are still fresh and vivid.

  4. For three or four weeks the Hauhaus concealed themselves in the forests between the Waitotara and the Patea Rivers, their warriors making occasional sorties and laying ambuscades for straggling whites.

  5. General Price did not stop to form ambuscades or otherwise engage the advance of General Curtis, but kept straight on toward the southwest till he formed a junction with McCulloch at Cross Hollows in northern Arkansas.

  6. Knowing now the dangers we had to run, I went and seated myself in the bow, to try to make out, if it were possible, the ambuscades that threatened us; but the darkness was so great that I could discover nothing.

  7. Under any other circumstances, I should have seen nothing very extraordinary in this invitation; but my ideas having been running on ambuscades for the last month, I hesitated about penetrating into such a cut-throat looking place.

  8. Sometimes parties of a hundred or more made ambuscades near by, and sent a few of their number to lure out the soldiers by a petty attack and a flight.

  9. These poor people fell into ambuscades of our Iroquois enemies.

  10. The governor of that place had instantly sent to Chagres a reinforcement of 164 men, with ammunition and provisions, and had placed ambuscades along the river.

  11. Here they left their boats with 160 men to guard them, as a resource in case of defeat, giving them strict injunctions not to land for fear of ambuscades in the neighbouring woods, which were so thick as to seem impenetrable.

  12. The Spanish prisoners had succeeded in alarming them by rumours of the dangers and intricacy of the road, and the ambuscades that had been two months in preparation.

  13. Ambiorix after setting ambuscades in the most suitable spots came to the Romans for a parley and represented that he had taken part in the war against his will and was himself sorry.

  14. As the country was wooded, however, right down to the river bank, he planted ambuscades in it, and captured and destroyed them as fast as they crossed.

  15. The thunder was repressed, and the lightning held in leash, with escaping flashes of it occasionally betraying the impending ambuscades of the sky.

  16. This event broke the spirit of the Germans, who, deserting the ambuscades which they had laid for our men in narrow defiles full of lurking-places, they fled across the river Maine to carry aid to their countrymen.

  17. His plan was to seek everywhere favourable situations for laying ambuscades for the barbarians; and to impose no duties on his troops of the performance of which he did not himself cheerfully set the example.

  18. When these dispositions had been thus made, the barbarians also protected their right flank with secret ambuscades and snares.

  19. And in front of it he dug a sort of trench and stationed the army there, having filled some old cabins with ambuscades of infantrymen Altogether the Persian army amounted to four thousand men.

  20. The prisoners also put them on their guard as to many ambuscades and secret dangers.

  21. Le Sieur de Graff commanded at Cape Francois, and was to lay ambuscades and throw up intrenchments, and dispute every inch with the Spaniards or the English.

  22. Three times they had to land to break through ambuscades at the river's mouth, in the last attack losing three men.

  23. As the Spanish ambuscades prevented the boats coming up to meet them, the adventurers put nine men on board the boats, the men marching by their side to guard them from attack.

  24. To guard against ambuscades the guides were kept a quarter of a mile in advance.

  25. Morgan was also informed that the governor of Panama had placed several ambuscades along the Chagres River, and that a force of three thousand six hundred men was awaiting his arrival at Chagres.

  26. Intimidated by the awful threats of Lolonois, when he asked them if there were other ambuscades farther on, they said that there were.

  27. They knew as well as the whites that the punishment administered to the frontiersmen was almost wholly due to the rash boldness of the latter, who, rushing heedlessly after the scurrying savages, made ambuscades possible.

  28. It was one of the bloodiest ambuscades in western history.

  29. The instinct which had saved him from other ambuscades made him investigate; and when he learned that his nephew was living he summoned a friend who made the journey with him.

  30. Finally when he had lost fourteen employees and property amounting to thousands of dollars in ambuscades and raids, Jeffords decided that it was high time to put an end to this sort of thing as far as he was concerned.

  31. Thus most of the Indian fights became nothing more nor less than ambuscades in which the side displaying the most skill in placing them, won the victory.

  32. All their skill is employed in setting ambuscades and laying snares to seize and capture one another, and they always try to attack with safety and advantage to themselves.

  33. On February 15th the California Volunteers abandoned Guadalupe church and retired to San Pedro Macati, and the Filipinos held ambuscades near the Pasig River.

  34. Moreover, by ambuscades they interfered with the Roman provision trains.

  35. Hannibal anticipating this movement had planted ambuscades at the foot of the hills but held the remainder of his army drawn up.

  36. The construction of these machines was fraught with danger, since Hasdrubal set ambuscades for those who were gathering the wood and annoyed them considerably, but in time they were able to assail the town.

  37. So Hannibal, having failed in this essay also, came by night to Cannæ, and since he knew the place as one fit for ambuscades and for a pitched battle, he encamped there.

  38. We were no longer to be the victims of ambuscades and night riding murderers.

  39. Their kind of war meant ambuscades and murder.

  40. They grew to know where ambuscades were to be expected, and were quick to dispose themselves so as to make defence complete or first attack formidable.

  41. The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "ambuscades" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word.