A difficult matter it was, too, to keep this Mohican boy snug in the ambushment.
Their overnight bivouac was not above a mile beyond the glade of ambushment.
Still I see no need, why the grave of an honest man should be hid, like a Red-skin in his ambushment.
While he spoke these things, Jeroboam caused an ambushment to come about behind him.
On the 8th August they came to an ambushment all prepared, but it had been abandoned for some unknown reason.
So from that on we went as men whose lives are held in pawn by a hidden foe, looking at every turn for an ambushment.
I hold it a sin to kill the second buck afore the first is eaten, unless a march in front, or an ambushment, be contemplated.
What I fear is an ambushment, in which my lover will be carried off by those wicked men.
Also Sir Kay came out of an ambushment with five knights with him, and they six smote other six down.
I am not a red-skin born, and it is more a white man's gifts to fight openly than to lie in ambushment.
c.1300, from Old French embuscher (13c., Modern French embûcher) "to lay an ambush," from en- "in" + busch "wood," apparently from Frankish *busk "bush, woods" (see bush (n.)). Related: Ambushed; ambushing.
late 15c., embushe, from the English verb or from Middle French embusche, from Old French embuscher (see ambush (v.)). Earlier was ambushment (late 14c.). Figurative use by 1590s.
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).