Military History Word of the Day: "Refuse"

Refuse Military. to bend or curve back (the flank units of a military force) so that they face generally to the flank rather than the front. refuse. Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. (accessed: August 08, 2009). It is not surprising that McClellan did not immediately decide to employ his left wing under Franklin […]

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Military History Word of the Day: "Ambuscade"

– am⋅bus⋅cade [am-buh-skeyd] noun, verb, -cad⋅ed, –noun 1. an ambush –verb (used without object) 2. to lie in ambush. –verb (used with object) 3. to attack from a concealed position; ambush. 1575–85; < MF embuscade, alter. (under influence of OF embuschier) of MF emboscade < OIt imboscata, fem. ptp. of imboscare, v. deriv. with in-  […]

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