And indeed, says Mannstein, had the Turks sallied out in pursuit at that moment, they might have chased us back to Russia.
The naked flats were very wide, and we sallied out, with the bridge as our guide.
De Guzman sallied out to meet them and was killed at the head of his troops.
Then they took up the box between them, and sallied out to meet the mail.
We then sallied forth in pursuit to make them retire across the Darling, but they had crossed ere we saw them.
After breakfast he and Climene sallied forth to take the air upon the quays.
The former, after dining with the Duke, sallied out to make the necessary preparations.
As they sallied forth, Seuthes rose to accompany them, like the soberest of men.
Chilian put on his coat presently and sallied out for his morning exercise.
He soon returned with his cap, and they sallied out together.
1540s, "a sudden rush, dash, or springing forth; specifically of troops from a besieged place, attacking the besiegers," from Middle French saillie "a rushing forth," noun use of fem. past participle of saillir "to leap," from Latin salire "to leap" (see salient (adj.)). Sally-port "gate or passage in a fortification to afford free egress to troops in making a sally" is from 1640s.
1540s, from sally (n.). Related: Sallied; sallying.
fem. proper name, alteration of Sarah (cf. Hal from Harry, Moll from Mary, etc.). Sally Lunn cakes (1780) supposedly named for the woman in Bath who first made them and sold them in the streets. Sally Ann as a nickname for Salvation Army is recorded from 1927.