Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


The Court will have no doubt that there were two commandoes there.

However, the balloon reports the presence of laagers of ten commandoes in sight.

But he over-estimated the size of the commandoes, and held on to the north, where he thought there would be no defence.

The farmers' commandoes had been recalled, but the ashes of their camp fires were still grey among the bracken.

Several instances have proved the people are determined to relinquish the barbarous system of commandoes for stealing cattle.

A steady increase of the commandoes in the neighbourhood of Doornberg continued, and an attack within a few days seemed imminent.

The Boer firing was becoming more accurate, and their commandoes seemed to remain at their full strength, some 10,000.

The commandoes on our side of the river were extended to keep pace with the enemy's movements on the other.

Instead of finding our own commandoes here, we found the place occupied by a large British force.

For a few days there was a hurrying to and fro of commandoes, and then one morning De Wet's laager was seen to have disappeared.