n.1.An ambush.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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It was an unthoughtful act in a man who has so often slept with the war-whoop ringing in the air, to let off his piece within sound of an ambushment! But then it was a natural temptation!
I took him on the posteerum, saving the lady's presence, as he got up from the ambushment, and rattled three buckshot into his naked hide, so close that you might have laid a broad joe upon them all”—here Natty stretched out his long neck, and straightened his body, as he opened his mouth, which exposed a single tusk of yellow bone, while his eyes, his face, even his whole frame seemed to laugh, although no sound was emitted except a kind of thick hissing, as he inhaled his breath in quavers.
If there were just six of us, lad, what a beautiful ambushment we might make upon them, from this very spot--it won't do, it won't do, boy; keep yourself closer, or your head will be seen--besides, I'm not altogether strong in the opinion it would be lawful, as they have done us no harm.--There they bend again to the river--no; here they come up the swell--now is the moment to be as still, as if the breath had done its duty and departed the body."