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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)].
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



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).

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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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It was, protested John Kerry, 'a Republican sneak attack on one of our most treasured natural wonders.'"
In Fabra's earlier videos, soldiers were seen going through their motions almost like insects that use masking techniques to prepare for a sneak attack on their object of desire.
* "I don't believe that terrorism has any food safety dangers, except possibly contamination of a city's water supply in a sneak attack. I believe the true dangers are in poor handling, poor refrigeration, poor sanitation, AND poor attitude."
Bush marked the 63rd anniversary of Japan's sneak attack on Pearl Harbor on Tuesday, comparing the war against fascism of World War II to the current fight against terrorism.
I had watched Matt take his first gurgling, lung-filling gasp of air, but by good luck or bad I had unintentionally abandoned him just as a still-unidentified microorganism was launching a sudden and devastating sneak attack on his central nervous system.
He effectively dispels any myth of a "sneak attack" at Pearl Harbor and any notion that the United States was caught totally unprepared for war.
The article on "A Sneak Attack" by Tom Gresham was quite disturbing.
"This is my sneak attack at getting them to read, write and enjoy what they read.
Bush would have to spell out why the threat from Iraq was such that, alone among all previous existing states, it could not be deterred--and why it had to be struck first, in a sneak attack announced many months in advance to ward off the imminent threat.
Sugar Sneak Attack. "Forty or 50 calories `per serving' may not seem like much, but if you drink a whole bottle of some of these waters, you could end up with almost as many calories as in a can of soda," says Dawn Jackson, R.D., a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association.
At about midnight on September 13, realizing that shelling Fort McHenry was ineffective, the British forged a sneak attack to distract the Americans and rush the west side of the city.