sally
I. noun (plural sallies) Etymology: Middle French saillie, from Old French, from saillir to rush forward, from Latin salire to leap; akin to Greek hallesthai to leap Date: 1560 1. an action of rushing or bursting forth; especially a sortie of troops from a defensive position to attack the enemy 2. a. a brief outbreak ; outburst b. a witty or imaginative saying ; quip 3. a venture or excursion usually off the beaten track ; jaunt II. intransitive verb (sallied; sallying) Date: 1560 1. to leap out or burst forth suddenly 2. set out, depart — often used with forth

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