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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of reconnoitre.


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  • "reconnoitred" the position, and had found that there was actually no place around the rock from which they could see and open fire on the besieged.

    Sunset Pass or Running the Gauntlet Through Apache Land

  • I crossed it, stung by the freezing, flying spray, and carefully reconnoitred the top of the for'ard-house, where, in such bad weather, I knew the lookout was stationed.


  • Wiggins reconnoitred the stage, and three team staff were positioned on the final climb to ensure that he received bottles of water to stave off dehydration.

    Tour de France 2010: Bradley Wiggins cracks in heat on critical climb

  • Merritt worked his men close in toward the intrenchments, and while he was thus engaged, I ordered Warren to bring up the Fifth Corps, sending the order by my engineer officer, Captain Gillespie, who had reconnoitred the ground in the neighborhood of Gravelly Run Church, where the infantry was to form for attack.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • Merritt's withdrawal inspired the Confederates, who forthwith began to press Crook, their line of battle advancing with confidence till it reached the crest whence I had reconnoitred them.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • The Mumbai massacre was prepared, reconnoitred, etc, by a white American Muslim.

    Giving evidence to the Chilcot inquiry, Tony Blair said: “I...

  • I drew back as far as I could, and even reconnoitred the door and passage, to consider whether absolute escape might not be practicable.


  • Horsemen, from the direction of La Ferette, have this night reconnoitred our posts; and had they not found us prepared, we had, without question, been attacked in our quarters.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • His social talents he left to conjecture, nor did they lose anything in reputation on that account; then when people began to talk about him and wish to know him, and curiosity was still lively; when he had reconnoitred the men and found them nought, and studied the women with the eyes of experience in the cathedral for several Sundays, he saw that Mme. de.

    Two Poets

  • Here Sam recommended his master and Mr. Winkle to seat themselves, while he reconnoitred, and ascertained whether Mary was yet in waiting.

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club


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