• An Assault on the Well-filled Corn Crib 191
    An Assault on the Well-filled Corn Crib 191
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n assaulter someone who attacks
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Apparently there's a law stating that if a Kurtatchi woman of the Soloman Islands unintentionally reveals her genitals, it can be expected and will be understood if any nearby man sexually assaults her.
    • n Assaulter One who assaults, or violently attacks; an assailant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Michael Myers, the villain of the Halloween movies, is named after a real person. When Assault on Precinct 13 performed better than expected in England, director John Carpenter decided to thank the English distributor by naming the main character of his next movie after him.
    • n assaulter One who assaults or violently attacks; an assailant.
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  • Mark Twain
    “Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.”
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    “You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.”
  • Voltaire
    “No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.”
  • John Maynard Keynes
    “Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assaults of thought on the unthinking.”


In literature:

But they made an assault against the northern side of the salient which had by this time become very narrow.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 12)"
He resisted in disgust, wished to repulse the assault of these shameful feelings, and they were persistent.
"En Route" by J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
The east and north sides were the ones chosen for the assault, and here a good third of our men had already posted themselves.
"The Cryptogram" by William Murray Graydon
Morrison, on the right, assaulted the left face of the work; the Seventeenth and Twenty-fifth assaulted the right.
"From Fort Henry to Corinth" by Manning Ferguson Force
Having battered the fort well and made a breach Proctor determined upon carrying the place by assault.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
Here no systematic assault had been made on the institutions in Church and State.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
The principal settlement, that of Jamestown, was a main point for the proposed Indian assault.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 2 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The town could not hold out against a determined assault.
"The Tiger Hunter" by Mayne Reid
Many of them stood up, their mackintoshes waving in the wind, and poured a deadly fire on the assaulting infantry.
"The Second Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers in the South African War" by Cecil Francis Romer and Arthur Edward Mainwaring
Most of them were taken by assault and destroyed.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
But the gods were on the side of the Thebans and every assault proved in vain.
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
But the Turks held out long, in spite of the many brave assaults made by the besiegers.
"With Spurs of Gold" by Frances Nimmo Greene
Camillus, finding that Veii was not to be taken by assault over its walls, began to approach it from below.
"Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The Prussian Crown Prince was the titular chief of the group of armies used in the assault.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
No good can come of mob assaults in a great revolution.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
The word was given, and about half past three the columns marched to the assault.
"Hero Stories from American History" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Once the Boers attempted an assault, during which they lost heavily.
"With Rifle and Bayonet" by F.S. Brereton
The strength of his position was underrated, and an assault was ordered, which was repulsed with dreadful havoc.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
Several attacks upon the defenders were repulsed and the final assault delayed for a number of days.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
It is a favourite device of the enemy to assault us at such times for two reasons.
"The Warfare of the Soul" by Shirley C. Hughson

In poetry:

``Watch Autumn wax in splendour day by day,
Then, slowly yielding unto Time's assault,
Her moribund magnificence decay,
To sleep entombed in Winter's icy vault;
"Sacred And Profane Love" by Alfred Austin
The wit who deals his darts around,
At satire's altar kneeling;
From whose assaults his dearest friend,
Not pure affection may defend,
Denies the power of feeling.
"A Fragment" by Elizabeth Bath
Only the gracious air, only the charm,
And ancient might of true hamanities:
These, nor assault of man, nor time, can harm;
Not these, nor Oxford with her memories.
"Oxford" by Lionel Pigot Johnson
And, after this miraculous descent,
He to the desert, to be tempted, went;
Where, though he by the fiend was sore assail'd,
In each assault the baffled tempter fail'd.
"The Life And Death Of Christ" by Rees Prichard
Shou'd Satan ever find us off our guard,
And without armour, his assaults to ward,
We may be sure he'll roughly-handle those
Who shall, unarm'd, his deadly force oppose.
"A Warning To Guard, Whilst It Is Yet Day, Against The Assaults Of The World, The Flesh, And The Devi" by Rees Prichard
Dear Howard, from the soft assaults of love
Poets and painters never are secure;
Can I untouch'd the fair one's passions move,
Or thou draw beauty, and not feel its power?
"An Ode To Mr. Howard" by Matthew Prior

In news:

Security has been beefed up on a metro-area campus after two recent sexual assaults, the most recent on Friday morning.
Three men are facing assault with a deadly weapon, robbery, and conspiracy charges after Ventura Police say they stopped a man riding home from work on a bicycle, attacked him, and stole his wallet.
Nine assault charges with three of them felonies have been filed against 23-year-old Kyle Boettcher.
Rock Hill man assaults wife's girlfriend with beer can .
They are not releasing the name of the suspect believed to be responsible for the abduction and assault of a young girl in Cody last week.
Woman charged with below-the-belt assault.
Mercury General using guise of benevolence to assault Prop 103.
A Bennington man was arrested over the weekend for assaulting his ex-girlfriend.
Pressured by the Obama administration, universities abandon any pretense of due process in sexual assault cases.
Republicans Betray Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.
Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the nation's first-ever Muslim member of Congress, doesn't mince words when asked about the Republican party's formal proclamation that the United States is under assault from Islamic Shariah law.
Man pleads not guilty in Central Park sex assault of 73-year-old birdwatcher .
A pep rally skit by three white high school students who wore blackface and parodied Chris Brown's arrest for assaulting Rihanna has officials in a largely white New York district vowing to set clearer expectations for school events.
NY students satirize Rihanna assault in blackface .
NY school's blackface assault skit criticized.

In science:

Of course, this can be achieved by a direct assault using calculus (e.g. concavity is useful).
Hamilton cycles in 3-out
The Cosmological Argument came under serious assault in the eighteenth century, first by David Hume and then by Immanu el Kant.
New remarks on the Cosmological Argument
UCT for tactical assault planning in real-time strategy games.
Simple Regret Optimization in Online Planning for Markov Decision Processes
The sense of a systematic assault on the weak-field predictions of GR has been supplanted to some extent by an opportunistic approach in which novel and unexpected (and sometimes inexpensive) tests of gravity have arisen from new theoretical ideas or experimental techniques, often from unlikely sources.
The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment
As pointed out in an excellent review at this Workshop , charm physics, aside from its own merits, acts as a staging area both experimentally and theoretically for the assault on B physics.
Workshop Summary
Given experiences at CERN and Fermilab, a broadly based assault on physics beyond the SM may well still be best probed with “general purpose” (GP ) detectors (although a need for specialized devices may indeed grow out of the physics results from the LHC).
Physics at Future Hadron Colliders
The sense of a systematic assault on the weak-field predictions of GR has been supplanted to some extent by an opportunistic approach in which novel and unexpected (and sometimes inexpensive) tests of gravity have arisen from new theoretical ideas or experimental techniques, often from unlikely sources.
The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment
Hard to say that 1 ± 0.02 is not satisfactory agreement, and time perhaps for another assault on the astrometric orbit, to make sure it too still agrees.
Astrophysics in 2006
From time to time there is an assault on the Chandrasekhar mass.
Astrophysics in 2006
He was found guilty of two counts of attempted murder, 14 counts of first-degree assault and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.
Inferring Strategies for Sentence Ordering in Multidocument News Summarization
Loebner’s largesse be? The goal of furthering the scientific understanding of complex human behavior is no less laudable now than it was before the competition, but clearly, a direct assault on a valid test of intelligent behavior is out of the question for a long time; even the prize committee well appreciates that.
Lessons from a Restricted Turing Test
One flagship NSF-funded curriculum of the 1950s, PSSC Physics,18 was designed for a comprehensive assault: filmstrips, textbooks, readings, and workshops would together overcome student ignorance and educational conservatism.
Physics Education Research: Or it's so hard to find good help these days
In fact, no insight has ever been gained by frontal assault.
Two Dimensional String Theory And Black Holes