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Word: feint

Definition: trick; shift; sham blow; feigned attack to draw away defensive action; V.


Sentences Containing 'feint'

I recollect being very much surprised by the feint everybody made, then, of not having been to sleep at all, and by the uncommon indignation with which everyone repelled the charge.
Lacking artillery, the rebels attempted to storm the fort on the night of November 12, attempting a feint to draw Goreham's strength away from the weak points of the defenses.
Santa Anna began the attack with a feint by Mejia to the American right, but his main thrust was to the American left. Wool moved three companies of Kentucky cavalry under Col. Marshall and four rifle companies of the Arkansas regiment under Col. John S. Roane and four companies of Hoosiers under Major Willis A. Gorman to strengthen his left. Marshall's and Ampudia's men skirmished by 3:30 PM but darkness brought an end to the fighting.
The experienced Goreham saw through the feint and repulsed the attack.
The most common form of underprinting is burelage which takes the form of a feint pattern of lines or dots.
Wellington ordered his army to concentrate around the divisional headquarters, but was still unsure whether the attack in Charleroi was a feint and the main assault would come through Mons.
Young Jerry, who had only made a feint of undressing when he went to bed, was not long after his father.

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