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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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Aside from this year, there were two other high profile instances of police being ambushed as they sat defenseless in patrol cars in recent years.
At least three election candidates, including President Hamid Karzai's vice-presidential running mate Mohammad Qasim Fahim, have been ambushed in the past week although all escaped unhurt.
According to the AP, officials said the assailants ambushed an army unit patrolling Monday in the Tourine area, 850 kilometres north of the capital of Nouakchott.
SIX American troops were killed when militants ambushed their foot patrol in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan.
ONE of the Midlands' most historic castles is to be ambushed on August Bank Holiday weekend.
The attack took place in the same vicinity where gunmen ambushed a military vehicle on Sunday, killing six people including five soldiers.
AN SAS hero was shot dead in Iraq when an angry mob ambushed his convoy, it emerged yesterday as six other people died in separate attacks.
Three soldiers were killed when their 1st Armoured Division convoy was ambushed near the southern Iraqi city of Diwaniyah.
A councilor and his uncle were on the campaign trail on Thursday morning when they were ambushed in Barangay Inolingan, Moises Padilla town, about 48 km south of here.
Reluya is the fourth official from San Fernando to be ambushed by unidentified assailants.
Eleazar said the "commonalities" of the ambushed policemen could be the basis in the investigation of the cases.
It was gathered that the victims had visited Kafanchan and Kaura but were ambushed on their way back around 7:00 p.m.