Sentence Examples

  • A month of harassing skirmishes ensued, during which the Egyptian troops showed their mettle at Mograka, where 200 of them held the fort against a superior number of dervishes, and in combats at Ambigol, Kosha and Firket.
  • But after a few skirmishes they melted away, and Menelek was obliged to submit and do obeisance to John.
  • The pleasures of a roving life, enlivened by occasional skirmishes with forces organized and led by Spanish officials, gained upon them.
  • I get in skirmishes almost every day.
  • The insurrection was crushed, but in one of the final skirmishes a chance bullet struck General Crespo, who was in command of the government troops, and he died from the effects of the wound.

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