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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Escalade  \Es`ca*lade"\,  n.  [F.,  Sp  escalada  (cf.  It  scalata), 
  fr  Sp  escalar  to  scale,  LL  scalare,  fr  L.  scala  ladder. 
  See  {Scale},  v.  t.]  (Mil.) 
  A  furious  attack  made  by  troops  on  a  fortified  place  in 
  which  ladders  are  used  to  pass  a  ditch  or  mount  a  rampart. 
 
  Sin  enters,  not  by  escalade,  but  by  cunning  or 
  treachery.  --Buckminster. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Escalade  \Es`ca*lade"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Escaladed};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Escalading}.]  (Mil.) 
  To  mount  and  pass  or  enter  by  means  of  ladders;  to  scale;  as 
  to  escalate  a  wall. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  escalade 
  n  :  an  act  of  scaling  the  walls  of  a  fortification 




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