And earlier that day, the 43-year-old had earned the précis, breaking up a skirmish by the Staten Island Ferry.
The first skirmish in the renewed battle for gender wage equality seemed to be won by Republicans.
The skirmish is the latest wrinkle in the fight over who will control the GOP, says Ben Jacobs.
As we hear in Mark 15:7, he was apparently an insurrectionist, an anti-Roman revolutionary, and had killed someone in a skirmish.
Little did I realize I was about to find myself in the middle of a Cold War skirmish.
The French word might lead to the conclusion that a scarre might be used for a skirmish.
Went with Pierre to the summit of skirmish Hill, and took angles.
At last we were halted behind another hill, put in skirmish line, and told what we were to do.
The skirmish lasted about fifteen minutes, the enemy firing from the houses.
The enemy keep up a sharp fire on our skirmish line at night.
late 14c., from Old French escarmouche "skirmish," from Italian scaramuccia, earlier schermugio, probably from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German skirmen "to protect, defend"), with a diminutive or depreciatory suffix, from Proto-Germanic *skerm-, from PIE *(s)ker- (1) "to cut" (see shear).
Influenced in Middle English by a separate verb skirmysshen "to brandish a weapon," from Old French eskirmiss-, stem of eskirmir "to fence," from Frankish *skirmjan, from the same Germanic source. Cf. also scrimmage. Other modern Germanic forms have an additional diminutive affix: German scharmützel, Dutch schermutseling, Danish skjærmydsel. Skirmish-line attested by 1864.
c.1200, from Old French escarmouchier, from Italian scaramucciare (see skirmish (n.)). Related: Skirmished; skirmishing.