Definition of incursion:
While passing this island the guides informed us that the Arabs and Wajiji took shelter on it during an incursion of the Watuta- which took place some years ago- when they came and invaded Ujiji, and massacred several of the inhabitants.- "How I Found Livingstone", Sir Henry M. Stanley.
He himself had acquired it at very small cost shortly before the Arab incursion, and- so quickly do times change- he had actually bought it from a Jacobite Christian who had been forced by the Melchite Patriarch Cyrus, then in power, to fly in haste because he had found means to convert his orthodox slaves to his confession.- "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
During the year 1844 the Sultan had made a rapid incursion into the Tell, everywhere appealing to the tribes; but he found the national spirit overawed by the presence of French detachments in all directions, and he returned to his deira in despondent spirit.- "The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 17", Charles Francis Horne.