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Ambush, 1) a covert to surprise the enemy: “lain in a.” Lucr. 233. All's IV, 3, 335. R2 I, 1, 137 “(lay an a.).” H6C IV, 6, 83. Metaphorically: “pass'd by the a. of young days,” Sonn. 70, 9. “who may, in the a. of my name, strike home,” Meas. I, 3, 41.
2) the troops or persons posted in a concealed place: “see the a. of our friends be strong,” Tit. V, 3, 9. “I fear some a.” Cymb. IV, 2, 65.
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