ambuscade

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There is never much glory in falling in an ambuscade.
Yet it was remarkable that she sat as still as ever the amiable woman in ambuscade had seen her sit, at any period in her life.
Our ambuscade would have been intolerable, for the stench of the fishy seals was most distressing {45}--who would go to bed with a sea monster if he could help it?
He picked twenty of his bravest warriors and placed them in ambuscade on one side the cloister, while on the opposite side he prepared a banquet.
There was a lake here, in the lap of the great mountains, the green slopes that rose toward the lower crags were graced with scattered Swiss cottages nestling among miniature farms and gardens, and from out a leafy ambuscade in the upper heights tumbled a brawling cataract.
He got home pretty late that night, and when he climbed cautiously in at the window, he uncovered an ambuscade, in the person of his aunt; and when she saw the state his clothes were in her resolution to turn his Saturday holiday into captivity at hard labor became adamantine in its firmness.
Four or five men are placed in ambuscade in the first room.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) will cite numerous ambuscades carried out by suspected communist rebels in the government's petition to legally declare the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the New People's Army (NPA) as terrorist groups.
In order to thwart similar incidents of ambuscades to happen, the President sees the need to improve the intelligence gathering system of both the police and the military.
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.
Also prohibited are aggressive action such as attacks, raids, ambuscades, land mining, and offensive military actions.
The book also narrated Japanese soldiers' retaliations following ambuscades of Filipino guerrillas; and Captain Kengo Watanabe's order to execute 10 American civilians in Aklan's village in December 1943.