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AMBUSH

(language)
A language for linear programming problems in a materials processing and transportation network.

["AMBUSH - An Advanced Model Builder for Linear Programming", T.R. White et al, National Petroleum Refiners Assoc Comp Conf (Nov 1971)].

Ambush

 

the positioning of an army unit or of partisans, prepared well in advance and thoroughly camouflaged, on the most probable route of advance of an enemy with a view to defeating the enemy with a sudden strike, capturing prisoners, and destroying combat equipment. The Russian word for ambush, zasada, denoted the garrison in the cities of the Russian state of the 16th and 17th centuries. The zasada was headed by a voevoda (military commander or governor).

What does it mean when you dream about an ambush?

An ambush is a surprise attack. Concretely, it may represent some unpleasant surprise or unanticipated turn for the worse in one’s life. If one was headed for a clear destination at the time of the ambush, it may represent a sense of being blocked. Ambushes may also be more general symbols of sudden loss and emotional upheaval.

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But the bill was immediately slammed as a sneak attack on the industry by Costco and Wal-Mart (The Grocer, September 18, p15).
Since it is more likely that contact will be in the form of a microwave transmission sent from many light-years away, rather than in the form of a sneak attack by space ships, contact is unlikely to provoke widescale panic.
Well, it's happened again: another sneak attack from those rascals in Redmond.
backed down" over inspection of the building in Baghdad, the danger of a presidential sneak attack diminished but did not disappear.
Each chapter spins out more or less plausible scenarios that fit one of the "five general paths to nuclear war'--escalation in Europe, nuclear accident, sneak attack, etc.
The Pasdaran would only be involved if Iran launched a sneak attack prior to actual war.
Alec Majerus took the pro plunge for Flip while Taylor "T-Spliff" Smith got jumped into the professional gang via sneak attack at the TFR gallery.
A simulation at the Brookings Institution in Washington last December theorized that Israel, intent on halting what the West suspects is Tehran s covert quest for atomic arms, would launch a sneak attack against half a dozen nuclear facilities in Iran.
Not surprisingly, the sneak attack raised the hackles of Obama's pro-choice supporters, who even after the primary were trying to set the record straight.
Ryan's aide and a soundman, who survived their wounds from the sneak attack that killed the congressman and his cameraman, provide running commentary.
This sounds like a sneak attack by a career bureaucrat.