Forayer

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Forayer One who makes or joins in a foray. "They might not choose the lowland road,
      For the Merse forayers were abroad."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n forayer One who takes part in a foray; a marauder. Formerly also forrayer.
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Usage

In literature:

It was the largest Indian village in the Ohio River Valley, and many a foray had gone from it.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Several days later, Captain Bonnet and his pirates came back from their foray against the Indians.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
But this fort would now be a hindrance to such forays, and the slaveholders demanded that it should be destroyed.
"Four American Indians" by Edson L. Whitney
In these raids, sieges and forays one of Bruce's followers particularly distinguished himself.
"A Treasury of Heroes and Heroines" by Clayton Edwards
He declared that he alone was responsible for the foray, and doubtless his statement was a true one, though Allen did not believe it.
"The Hero of Ticonderoga" by John de Morgan
A huge owl sailed ghostlike on silent wings, homeward bound from midnight foray.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
Afghan: Blood feuds, border forays, etc., 163, 164.
"Studies in Literature and History" by Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
But he believed that it would be soon, because the Wyandots must leave presently to march on the great foray.
"The Riflemen of the Ohio" by Joseph A. Altsheler
It was the wild foray of a fanatic, who tried to stir up a slave insurrection.
"Robert Toombs" by Pleasant A. Stovall
There was nothing after this on the western coast more serious than guerrilla forays.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
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In poetry:

Here in his last wild foray
He fell, and here he lies–
His armour makes no rattle,
The clay is in his eyes.
"The King of Ireland's Cairn" by Anna Johnston MacManus
Old forays of the field and ford, —
Brave echoes from brave years that were,
A trumpet-call, a clinking spur,
And chiming of a swinging sword.
"Hodson of Hodson's Horse" by Cicely Fox Smith
If Conor's royal strength had not decayed,
Hard would have been the strife on either side:
Mave of the Plain of Champions had not made
A foray then of so much boastful pride.
"Ferdiah; Or, The Fight At The Ford" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
But, unto him, whose scales have fallen away,
Whose deafness has been healed by Love Divine;
A flood of music gushes in foraye,
And all God's works, with deathless lustre, shine.
"An Hymn" by James Avis Bartley
The Moqui may boast from his town of the Rock:
Can it stand when the earthquake shall come with its shock?
The Suni may laugh in his desert so dry—
He will wail to his God when our foray is nigh.
"Song Of The Nabajo" by Albert Pike
Oh! what a change came o'er the world;
The winds, that cut like naked swords,
Shed balm upon the wounds they made;
And they who came the first to aid
The foray of grim Winter's hordes
The flag of truce unfurled.
"The Year-King" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

It will be the team's first foray into a hotel project.
While still in its early stages, with the birth of a clone likely years away, the project represents Brazilian scientists' first foray into the cloning of wild animals, said team leader Carlos Frederico Martins.
Take the foray into mobile applications by the Fire and Rescue Department in Lincoln, Neb.
Off the runway and onto King St. Fenty makes foray into tech world.
But this isn't the designer 's first foray into beauty.
President Obama made another foray outside Washington today, trying to build public support for a fiscal cliff agreement.
First film music foray oddly not for stoner road-trip flick.
The 4,350-square-foot shop represents the second foray into New York for the Japanese purveyor of stylish household and other goods at discount prices.
Tango at Red Poppy Art House: A photographic foray .
For Romney, still flush with campaign money, a foray into Pennsylvania is not folly.
One final foray to defend.
Flesh-eaters attack 'The Bay': Barry Levinson's foray into found-footage horror.
The initial foray into horse racing for Los Angeles Lakers stars Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol was as brief as it was heartbreaking June 17 at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Get a peek at his first foray into home design.
Known as a folk guitarist who made forays into jazz and blues, Snow put her stamp on soul classics.
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In science:

One foray into the general N-body calculation was made in Dine, Echols, and Gray (2000).
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
However, see for an initial foray into random waves.
Extreme statistics of complex random and quantum chaotic states
In fact, our initial foray into tightness started with variations of SAT.
Consistency and Random Constraint Satisfaction Models
R. Cowan, P. A. David, and D. Foray, "The Explicit Economics of Knowledge Codification and Tacitness," Industrial and Corporate Change, vol. 9, pp. 211–253, 2000.
Supporting Knowledge and Expertise Finding within Australia's Defence Science and Technology Organisation
As a first foray into the problem of cooperative binding, we examine a toy model which reflects some of the full complexity of binding in hemoglobin.
A First Exposure to Statistical Mechanics for Life Scientists
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