bushwhacking

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj bushwhacking lying in ambush "bushwhacking guerrillas attacking from ambush"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bushwhacking The crimes or warfare of bushwhackers.
    • Bushwhacking Traveling, or working a way, through bushes; pulling by the bushes, as in hauling a boat along the bushy margin of a stream.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bushwhacking The action of pushing one's way through bushes or thickets; the hauling of a boat along a stream bordered by bushes by pulling at the branches.
    • n bushwhacking The practice of attacking from behind bushes, as a guerrilla; irregular warfare carried on by bushwhackers.
    • n bushwhacking The cutting of bushes with a bushwhacker.
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Usage

In literature:

I'll bushwhack her as sure as my name is Bill.
"White Fang" by Jack London
I lay in the grass where he couldn't see me, and bushwhacked him in truly noble fashion.
"Adventure" by Jack London
Bushwhacking had already begun.
"The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come" by John Fox
For several years he was a political bushwhacker.
"Plunkitt of Tammany Hall" by George Washington Plunkitt
A great deal of their war with us nowadays is mere bushwhacking.
"The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Complete" by Abraham Lincoln
Finally, the searches and bushwhacking ordered throughout the country for the purpose of discovering Faringhea, were of no avail.
"The Wandering Jew, Complete" by Eugene Sue
You laid among the trees an' bushwhacked him.
"Smoke Bellew" by Jack London
Me and my son ain't bushwhackers, we're gentlemen!
"The Cavalier" by George Washington Cable
This boy's father was shot in his bed by the Bushwhackers.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, Number 60, October 1862" by Various
They didn't call them that though, they called them bushwhackers.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
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In news:

A bushwhacking biologist unearths six-legged vampires, cannibals, and silk weavers in his quest to bring every ant on the planet into your home.
Bainbridge blotter Intoxicated bushwhacker .
Rocheport prisoners vow to help drive out bushwhackers.
JEFFERSON CITY — Fifteen Rocheport residents arrested two weeks earlier pledged to return home and remain peaceful, except to drive out bushwhackers in the area led by Capt.
Bret Bolton (left) and Donny Hutchinson were the daring bushwhack paddlers who inspired this story.
From May's Mix Magazine: Bushwhacker Cider, the only all-cider taphouse in the U.S. Top five great cider words.
You begin to ponder the entanglement between identity and fawned-over fuzz, and digress: To what extent would these men be severing their sense of self if they bushwhacked their whiskers .
Federal troops thwart bushwhackers at Keene home.
The Bushwhacker's Guide to Exploring Dallas.
I was bushwhacked the other day at the home center.
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