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Ambush - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)

Joshua at the capture of Ai lay in ambush, and so deceived the inhabitants that he gained an easy victory (Josh. 8:4-26). Shechem was taken in this manner (Judg. 9:30-45. Comp. Jer. 51:12).

Ambush - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)

AM'BUSH, n.

1. A private or concealed station, where troops lie in wait to attack their enemy by surprise.

2. The state of lying concealed, for the purpose of attacking by surprise; a lying in wait.

3. The troops posted in a concealed place for attacking by surprise.

Lay thee an ambush for the city. Josh 8.

AM'BUSH, v.t. To lie in wait for; to surprise, by assailing unexpectedly from a concealed place.

AM'BUSH, v.i. To lie in wait, for the purpose of attacking by surprise.

Nor saw the snake, that ambushed for his prey.

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