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as in ambush
a setup in which hidden attackers lie in wait warned by one of their scouts of an Apache ambuscade, the Comanches took a different path through the mountains

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as in to ambush
to lie in wait for and attack by surprise marching to the rescue of the besieged Fort Stanwix, 800 colonial militiamen were ambuscaded by a force of Loyalist troops and their Native American allies

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“Ambuscade.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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