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Meanings and phrases
- the action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack; besieging; beleaguering; military blockade
- the legendary seat at King Arthur's Round Table reserved for the knight who would find the Holy Grail; it was fatal for anyone else to sit in it
siege of Orleans
- a long siege of Orleans by the English was relieved by Joan of Arc in 1429; Orleans
siege of Syracuse
- the Roman siege of Syracuse (214-212 BC) was eventually won by the Romans who sacked the city (killing Archimedes); Syracuse
- the Athenian siege of Syracuse (415-413 BC) was eventually won by Syracuse; Syracuse
siege of Vicksburg
- a decisive battle in the American Civil War (1863); after being besieged for nearly seven weeks the Confederates surrendered; Vicksburg
siege of Yorktown
- in 1781 the British under Cornwallis surrendered after a siege of three weeks by American and French troops; the surrender ended the American Revolution; Yorktown
- For the next 30 days, they laid siege to Richmond.
- On 10 August, the Spanish army laid siege to Lingen.
- In 350, Shapur laid siege to Nisibis, for a third time.
- He died in the Holy Land during the siege of Acre.
- More than 20 houses were burned during the siege.
- He died in 1941 during the siege of Leningrad.
- Meanwhile, the remaining Marlfoxes lay siege to Redwall.
- Eventually, the Whites lay siege to Tampere.
- King Nahash of Ammon (990 BC) lay siege to Jabesh-Gilead.
- This will lift the siege on Fancheng."
- The next day, three Malian army units gave up trying to lift the siege.
- The defeated Manchu lift the siege the following month (on 3 April 1655).
- Moghul army tried to capture this fort after a long siege from 1682 to 1684.
- The city withstood a long siege from 1887 to 1888 but fell to the French in 1898.
- The relief army had to act quickly to save the city and so prevent another long siege.
- The city was surrounded and blockaded, and siege engines set up.
- Included in the arsenal of Abd al-Rahman's army were thirty-six siege engines.
- It lasted for 33 days and involved the use of siege engines, but in the end failed.
- In 1144 Stephen attacked Ranulf again by laying siege to Lincoln Castle.
- Sultan advanced along the west coast, laying siege to Mangalore on 20 May 1783.
- King Zhaoxiang then ordered an attack on Zhao in late 259 BC, laying siege to Handan.
- A December 1093 attempt to break the siege failed.
- It succeeded in retaking Orléans, but failed to break the siege.
- Confederates marched out of Jackson to break the siege in early July.
- Hearing the news, Ma Shi lifted the siege on Bei Prefecture and joined forces with Zhu.
- On the 18th they got word of reinforcements from Santander arriving to the city and lifted the siege.
- Reinforcements lifted the siege in early 47 BC and Ptolemy XIII died shortly afterwards in the Battle of the Nile.
- The term is an evolution of the concept of "sortie" in siege warfare.
- The means of prolonging a battle was typically by employment of siege warfare.
- In the Siege of Jerusalem of 614 AD, after 21 days of relentless siege warfare, Jerusalem was captured.
- Three of Drummond's six siege guns were destroyed in Battery No.
- A second source believed that the Yorktown siege guns were Gribeauval pieces.
- Some of the earlier Gribeauval siege guns kept the baroque "dolphin" design for the handles.
- The government declared a state of siege.
- On 25 April, the Governor General declared a state of siege.
- On 20 October 1941 Moscow was declared to be in a state of siege.
- The Ottoman Empire made good use of cannon as siege artillery.
- It was part of the siege artillery.
- The siege lasted for several months in 1727.
- Sources vary on how long the siege lasted.
- The siege lasted 51 days.