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n.s. [French; scalada, Spanish, from scala, Latin, a ladder.] A storm given to a place by raising ladders against the walls.

What can be more strange than that we should within two months have won one town of importance by scalado, battered and assaulted another, and overthrown great forces in the field? Bacon.

Thou raisedst thy voice to record the stratagems, the arduous exploits, and the nocturnal scalade of needy heroes, the terror of your peaceful citizens. Arbuthn. Hist. of J. Bull.

Sources: Arbuthnot, John (227) · Bacon, Francis (396)

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