And indeed, says Mannstein, had the Turks sallied out in pursuit at that moment, they might have chased us back to Russia.
Then he sallied forth with a force skilled in warfare and practised in the hunt.
De Guzman sallied out to meet them and was killed at the head of his troops.
Luigi was waiting for us, and without losing a minute we sallied forth.
We then sallied forth in pursuit to make them retire across the Darling, but they had crossed ere we saw them.
For he must always, when he sallied forth from his mistress, take with him his mistress' lover.
The former, after dining with the Duke, sallied out to make the necessary preparations.
They filled the thermos bottle that had so puzzled Tom, and then sallied forth.
Chilian put on his coat presently and sallied out for his morning exercise.
Accordingly after tea he sallied forth with a trowel in his coat pocket.
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.