Usage examples for escalade

  1. This does not deter the others, who repeat the escalade as soon as the Epeira is on her legs again. – The Life of the Spider by J. Henri Fabre
  2. No: a revolution in ideas and in prejudices is not made with that rapidity; it moves gradually; it does not escalade. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  3. A vigorous escalade, however, gained the base court, and the sharp fire of the French arquebusiers drove the bowmen into the square keep, or dungeon, of the fortress. – Minstrelsy of the Scottish border (3rd ed) (1 of 3) by Walter Scott
  4. Having been sent with orders to the Third Division, of which the Eighty- eighth formed a part, I took the opportunity of finding out O'Shaughnessy, who was himself to lead an escalade party in M'Kinnon's Brigade. – Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2) by Charles Lever
  5. I have not, it seems, exhausted the limit of their climbing- instinct even with a nine- foot pole, suitably furnished with branches to facilitate the escalade. – The Life of the Spider by J. Henri Fabre
  6. This Bohemian is recruited from amongst those young fellows of whom it is said that they give great hopes, and from amongst those who realize the hopes given, but who, from carelessness, timidity, or ignorance of practical life, imagine that everything is done that can be when the work is completed, and wait for public admiration and fortune to break in on them by escalade and burglary. – Bohemians of the Latin Quarter by Henry Murger
  7. The escalade was baffled; yet once more that night, just before dawn, the king in person renewed the attack on the Faubourg St. Germain. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  8. If it had been only an escalade there would have been no sound until nearly morning. – At Agincourt by G. A. Henty
  9. The huts of the men, also surrounded by stockades, were so placed on either side of the dwelling- house that they could sweep the front by a cross- fire should an enemy ever attempt to escalade our walls. – With Axe and Rifle by W.H.G. Kingston
  10. This was where the dangerous ascent began, a difficult ascent at the start, because of the excessive steepness, and developing, mid- way, into an absolute escalade. – The Crystal Stopper by Maurice LeBlanc
  11. An attempt to escalade the fortress was made, under the guidance of a native goat- herd. – The Sea: Its Stirring Story of Adventure, Peril, & Heroism. Volume 1 by Frederick Whymper
  12. Only Antioch, the ancient capital of the land, held out, and Antioch also was taken in the winter by escalade, through the daring of an officer named Burtzes. – The Byzantine Empire by Charles William Chadwick Oman
  13. 104 and 105, and he points out how such a process gives an outline similar to that of a palisade cut into points at its summit, a precaution that is often taken to render the escalade of such an obstacle more difficult, and M. Place is inclined to think that the idea of these crenellations was suggested by those of a wooden palisade, a succession of rectangles being substituted for a triangle in order to meet the special conditions of the new material. – A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1 by Georges Perrot Charles Chipiez
  14. The walls were then unable to support the weight of artillery, for which of course they had never been built, but were perfectly effective against escalade. – A Book of Golden Deeds by Charlotte M. Yonge
  15. His hands and knees were cut and bleeding, for the wall had been protected against such an escalade by a liberal provision of old bottles; and he was conscious of a general dislocation and a painful swimming in the head. – New-Arabian-Nights by Stevenson, Robert Louis
  16. After Mr. Bancroft left the Department, Farragut renewed his application, expressing a decided opinion that the castle of San Juan de Ulloa could be taken either by artillery attack or by escalade; offering to undertake the task with the Pennsylvania and two sloops- of- war. – Admiral Farragut by A. T. Mahan
  17. To take the lead in such an escalade required great coolness and courage, for it was dark, and no one knew, in going up the ladder, how many enemies he might have to encounter at the top of it. – Genghis Khan, Makers of History Series by Jacob Abbott