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sortie

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(Fr., ‘exit’, ‘departure’).

A postlude or concluding voluntary.

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sortie

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 16 words.

†knot of ribbon XVII; sally by a besieged garrison XVIII. — F. sortie a going out.

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sortie

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

N.

1 an attack made by troops coming out from a position of defense.

2 an operational flight by a single military aircraft.

v. sorties,...

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sortie

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(Fr., ‘exit’, ‘departure’).

A postlude or concluding voluntary.

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sortie

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 125 words.

(= [1] a raid, esp. an unexpected attack from a besieged position; [2] by extension, an excursion) is occasionally misspelled

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sortie

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 108 words.

almighty, Aphrodite, Blighty, flighty, mighty, nightie, whitey • ninety • feisty • dotty, grotty, hottie, knotty, Lanzarote,

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sortie

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 108 words.

almighty, Aphrodite, Blighty, flighty, mighty, nightie, whitey • ninety • feisty • dotty, grotty, hottie, knotty, Lanzarote,

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sortie

Edited by Alison Latham.

in The Oxford Companion to Music

P ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 9 words.

A postlude or concluding voluntary.

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sortie

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 38 words.

n.

1 an attack made by troops coming out from a position of defense.

2 an operational flight by a

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Self/representation through the M/other in the Diaries of ‘<i>Je ne suis pas sortie de ma nuit</i>’, <i>Journal du dehors</i> and <i>La Vie extérieure</i>

in Annie Ernaux

June 2000; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literature. 14887 words.

This chapter examines the issue of self-representation through the mothers in the diary-form writing of Annie Ernaux, which are Je ne suis pas sortie de ma nuit, Journal du dehors, and La...

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Milk run

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 46 words.

An RAF expression of the Second World War for any sortie flown regularly day after day, or a sortie against

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lone eagle

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

An aerial tactic in which a single aircraft patrols alone; a sortie by a single aircraft.

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excursion

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 35 words.

†escape; sally, sortie XVI; journey from home XVII. — L. excursiō, -ōn-, f. excurs-, pp. stem of

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lone eagle

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 18 words.

an aerial tactic in which a single aircraft patrols alone; a sortie by a single aircraft.

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Warner Brothers Records

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 563 words.

The great Warner Brothers film company made its first sortie into the music industry in 1930 when it bought Brunswick

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sally

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 37 words.

sortie from a besieged place XVI; sudden start or outburst XVII; sprightly remark XVIII. — (O)F. saillie, sb. use

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Baugé, battle of (1421)

in The Oxford Companion to British History

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 66 words.

On 22 March 1421 Thomas, duke of *Clarence, while campaigning in Anjou, was killed in a rash sortie.

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intruder operations

M. R. D. Foot.

in The Oxford Companion to World War II

January 2001; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Second World War. 26 words.

night fighter sorties to shoot down bombers when they were at their most vulnerable, that is, taking off or landing.

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circuses

M. R. D. Foot.

in The Oxford Companion to World War II

January 2001; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Second World War. 81 words.

cross-Channel sorties by combined formations of RAF fighters and bombers. Their primary objective was to bring the Luftwaffe to battle

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battle of Rathmines

Overview page. Subjects: British History — European History.

1649.

In June 1649 Michael Jones and the parliamentary forces were besieged in Dublin by Ormond. Reinforcements from England enabled him on 2 August to make a sortie and destroy...

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Rolling Thunder, Operation

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

The longest air campaign in American military history, from March 1965 to November 1968 during the Vietnam War, when combined U.S. forces flew more than two million sorties and dropped ...

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