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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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The aggressor not only chooses an end and has the means to reach that end, but also has done something active toward that end: "he has formed a plot, or is preparing an ambuscade, or ...
Experience of the Oise in flood brings the two travellers into a life-threatening situation and the narrative transforms the benign waterway into a Gothic scene in which 'Death himself had me by the heels, for this was his last ambuscade, and he must now join personally in the fray' (p.
Robarts had also been at Colonia, in January 1763 when he had commanded the frigate Ambuscade, which formed one of a squadron of nine vessels under the command of John MacNamara which had attempted unsuccessfully to re-take the settlement for Portugal after it had been captured by the Spanish under Pedro de Cevallos.
lChaos before Mighty Mogul (David Nicholson/ Richard Dunwoody) lands the odds from Ambuscade (Mary Reveley/Peter Niven) in the conditions hurdle at Haydock.
Her husband and son are actually the men who cause her death, without being aware of it, by exposing her to Japanese bullets during the ambush: it is Granddad who tells her to bring lunch to the ambuscade in person, and Douguan, her son, who cries out at the sight of her, thus making her the first target in this battle.
Uutusan ng Pangulo ang chief of staff o and secretary of national defense: 'tingnan niyo nga magdala kayo ilang battalion sa Samar kasi may ambuscade pa na nangyayari roon, mga atrocities,' Lacson said in an interview with dzBB.
Last Saturday, as troops from the Army 20th IB waded through the flood at the height of Tropical Storm Urduja, about 50 NPA terrorists set upon them in an obvious ambuscade. Two soldiers were wounded as they successfully fought off the communists.
(For example, in the Pocket Merriam-Webster the first few undominated words in the first case are boBCat, aneCDote, DEFt, and aFGHan, in the second case AmBusCaDE, DEFog, prizEFiGHtIng, and in the third case FEeDBACk, lIGHt-FaCED and straiGHtJacKet.) A related diversion consisted of constructing the shortest possible word list containing the alphabet in order or reverse order (for example nAB CoDE FiG HIJacK LiMN OP QuRSh TUrVes WaXY Zip).
But then his uncle upset his ambuscade. Striding briskly up toward the stream, the Judge cut Tadeusz off.
Suffice it to recall the titles of some stories making up The Unvanquished--"Ambuscade," "Retreat," "Skirmish at Sartoris"--which mark marginal incidents, or images of the consequences of war, all made instances of moments of "education" in the characters' lives in the American tradition, all made significant of the larger effects of war.
Four are for Mary Reveley - Majed, Wellwotdouthink, Ambuscade and Programmed To Win.
lPeter Niven rides the first five winners at Kelso on Go Tally-Ho (Jonjo O'Neill), Local Customer and the Maltkin (Micky Hammond), and Ambuscade and Danza Heights (Mary Reveley), but the stewards refuse to let Graham McCourt give up the ride on Rawaan in the last so that Niven can go through the card.