Waylaying
Waylay Way"lay` (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Waylaid}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Waylaying}.] [Way + lay.] To lie in wait for; to meet or encounter in the way; especially, to watch for the passing of, with a view to seize, rob, or slay; to beset in ambush. [1913 Webster]

Falstaff, Bardolph, Peto, and Gadshill shall rob those men that we have already waylaid. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

She often contrived to waylay him in his walks. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]


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