Sally
Sally Sal"ly (s[a^]l"l[y^]), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sallied} (-l[i^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sallying}.] [F. saillir, fr. L. salire to leap, spring, akin to Gr. "a`llesqai; cf. Skr. s[.r] to go, to flow. Cf. {Salient}, {Assail}, {Assault}, {Exult}, {Insult}, {Saltation}, {Saltire}.] To leap or rush out; to burst forth; to issue suddenly; as a body of troops from a fortified place to attack besiegers; to make a sally. [1913 Webster]

They break the truce, and sally out by night. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The foe retires, -- she heads the sallying host. --Byron. [1913 Webster]


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