attacker

Definitions

  • Attack Upon an Egyptian Fortress by Troops Of Various Arms
    Attack Upon an Egyptian Fortress by Troops Of Various Arms
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n attacker someone who attacks
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The marten about to attack the heron The marten about to attack the heron
Awaiting the signal to attack Awaiting the signal to attack
The Wolf attacks the poor Grandmother The Wolf attacks the poor Grandmother
Group showing a starfish attacking an oyster; soft shelled clams; hermit crabs; fiddler crabs, etc Group showing a starfish attacking an oyster; soft shelled clams; hermit crabs; fiddler crabs, etc
man and wolfhound attacked by dingoes man and wolfhound attacked by dingoes
wolfhound attacking fox wolfhound attacking fox
The priest attacks a statue with a spear The priest attacks a statue with a spear
"RAJAH'S" ATTACK UPON BONAVITA IN THE RUNWAY "RAJAH'S" ATTACK UPON BONAVITA IN THE RUNWAY

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: False Bay, on the southern tip of Africa and close to Cape Town, South Africa, is a breeding ground for great white sharks, which feed off the thousands of seals in the bay. However, it is the only area in the known world in which these sharks are known to breach - they attack the seals by coming up vertically, often leaping clear of the water with their prey in their mouths
    • n Attacker One who attacks.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: British scientists have found evidence that heart attacks increase significantly for people who watch soccer penalty shoot-outs
    • n attacker One who attacks or assaults; an assailant.
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Quotations

  • B(urrhus) F(rederic) Skinner
    B(urrhus) F(rederic) Skinner
    “Society attacks early, when the individual is helpless.”
  • Oliver St. John Gogarty
    Oliver St. John Gogarty
    “His spiritual life has been exaggerated by a chronic attack of mental gallstones.”
  • Russell Hoban
    Russell Hoban
    “When you suffer an attack of nerves you're being attacked by the nervous system. What chance has a man got against a system?”
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston%20Churchill
    “The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it and ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.”
  • Sun Tzu
    Sun%20Tzu
    “Hence that general is skilful in attack whose opponent does not know what to defend; and he is skilful in defense whose opponent does not know what to attack.”
  • Lao-Tzu
    Lao-Tzu
    “In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.”

Usage

In literature:

There were besides probably small towers or breast-works at the stern and bow to contribute to their means of attack and defence.
"How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
If he were to attack us he would swallow us up in a mouthful.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
It appears that Beauregard was to some extent surprised by the attack, contemplating movements by his own centre and right.
"Destruction and Reconstruction:" by Richard Taylor
The attack on the left, however, resulted less successfully for the British forces.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 12)"
Its attack is insidious.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
Curtis advanced as far as Fayetteville and then fell back to await attack on ground of his own choice.
"From Fort Henry to Corinth" by Manning Ferguson Force
If this flank attack were successful, my communications with Havre would be practically gone.
"1914" by John French, Viscount of Ypres
And the manner of this attack upon it is exceedingly interesting.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
Though he seldom or never attacks human beings when unassailed, he will do so occasionally when badly wounded, if nearly approached.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
The close column would, therefore, seem to be the best formation for attack.
"A Treatise on the Tactical Use of the Three Arms: Infantry, Artillery, and Cavalry" by Francis J. Lippitt
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In poetry:

"Sir, I'm inform'd your house is haunted;
This devil I attack undaunted.
Let me, Sir, but the chimney see,
I'll lay the spirit, or he me."
"The Jack Daw" by William Hutton
They that survive are almost dead,
Before they are attack'd, thro' dread,
By seeing all that weight of woe,
Which they are doom'd to undergo.
"Another On The Same Occasion" by Rees Prichard
But gloomy thoughts attack'd him soon--
Oh! not till chang'd the honey-moon.
That will the gayest season prove
The very harvest-moon of love.
"The Jealous Head" by William Hutton
Spite of resolves, disguise, and care,
Yet human nature will appear.
The Negro's face though you attack
With what you will, it still is black.
"Reconciliation" by William Hutton
Had George, ye Sophs, committed sin?
No! yet he found a hell within;
The flames of which attack'd his wife,
And sing'd her happiness for life.
"The Jealous Head" by William Hutton
Attucks, that brave and manly black,
Whose heart's blood was the first to flow
When England made her first attack
On Boston's freemen, years ago.
"The Black Man's Wrongs" by James Madison Bell

In news:

Chilling video of a killer whale attacking her trainer at SeaWorld San Diego has been released publicly six years after the attack.
The attack on Planned Parenthood is an attack on us all.
Tankers in the Malacca Strait may face terrorist attacks similar to the 2002 suicide attack in which an explosives laden boat holed the French tanker Limburg.
A dire warning from the FBI's Internet security unit about potential large-scale attacks on US Web sites and ISPs caused a stir in the security community Tuesday, but so far there has been little attack activity of note.
Friends and neighbors of a victim in a firebomb attack in Long Beach say they're in disbelief over the coldhearted attack of an innocent man.
Somebody using a National Rifle Association computer altered the Wikipedia article on the Sept 11 terror attacks to strengthen the suggestion that Saddam Hussein's Iraq many have been involved in the planning and execution of the attacks.
The 5,500 injured passengers of the Tokyo subway who last March staggered coughing and choking from a terrorist attack that used the nerve gas sarin probably did not think of the attack as a failure.
If you feel your heart pounding, shortness of breath and chest pain, are you having a panic attack or a heart attack.
(CBS News) The attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, has become a contentious issue in the presidential race, with Mitt Romney accusing the president of misleading the public about whether the attack was an act of terrorism.
Consulate attack in Libya part of 2- prong attack.
Attack kits such as Blackhole are taking a page from botnet operators and utilizing pseudo -random domain generation to combat IT security industry efforts to disrupt attack campaigns.
Attack kits such as Blackhole are taking a page from botnet operators and utilizing pseudo- random domain generation to combat IT security industry efforts to disrupt attack campaigns.
Miami's ' Causeway Cannibal' attack victim recounts attack for police.
Zoo spokesman Jason Jacobs said visitors reported seeing the adult attack the 3-month-old infant but workers could not stop the attack because it is not safe for them to occupy the same space as the chimpanzees .
"I am not against these neighbors, I pray for them, I pray God forgives them, because it's really not us that they are attacking, they are attacking the spirit of God," said Clark.
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In science:

It may, when supplemented with further techniques , have information-theoretic security against known-plaintext attacks that is not possible with nonrandom ciphers, and would also have maximal information-theoretic security against ciphertext-only attacks.
Quantum Noise Randomized Ciphers
By a ciphertext-only attack (CTA), we refer to the case where the probability distribution p(Xn ) is completely uniform, i.e., p(Xn) = 2−n to Eve, so that her attack cannot exploit input frequencies or correlations and must be based only on the ciphertext in her possession.
Quantum Noise Randomized Ciphers
By a statistical attack (STA), we refer to the case where the probability distribution p(Xn) is nonuniform, so that Eve may in principle exploit input frequencies or correlations to launch a better attack.
Quantum Noise Randomized Ciphers
To put it another way, a statistical attack has been converted to a ciphertext-only attack. A generalized homophonic substitution that allows each symbol to be coded into sequences of variable length is discussed in , for which it is shown that sometimes data compression instead of data expansion results.
Quantum Noise Randomized Ciphers
There exists many different types of attacks: Brute force attack: The opponent knows the ciphertext and the algorithm, he tries every keys to find the plaintext.
CRyptography and non commutative cohomology
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