Definition of escalade:
Having been sent with orders to the Third Division, of which the Eighty- eighth formed a part, I took the opportunity of finding out O'Shaughnessy, who was himself to lead an escalade party in M'Kinnon's Brigade.- "Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2)", Charles Lever.
His hands and knees were cut and bleeding, for the wall had been protected against such an escalade by a liberal provision of old bottles; and he was conscious of a general dislocation and a painful swimming in the head.- "New-Arabian-Nights", Stevenson, Robert Louis.
- "The Sea: Its Stirring Story of Adventure, Peril, & Heroism. Volume 1", Frederick Whymper.