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sally forth!

An archaic military term. To exit a fortified position in order to assault a besieging force. The meaning has become more metaphorical over time.


  • "Sally" is a loanword from the French "saillir", meaning "to leap outward" which comes from the Latin "salīre" which means "to leap."

"As for the opposing faction's verdict: should they wish to sally forth again, then nicely done; if they don't, you have your answer."

Submitted by WerterBuch on September 05, 2015

Modified by nobilis_r on June 10, 2023


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