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Three times they mounted to the assault, here through the breach, yonder by means of their scaling ladders.
He was carried prisoner to Plymouth, whence he had cleverly escaped one night by scaling a wall and putting off in a little boat.
HUMPHREY BOLDHERBERT STRANG
We have neither cannon to blow down the walls, nor means of scaling them.
NO SURRENDER!G. A. HENTY
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An hour later, as we were scaling the divide, one of the point-men sighted a posse in our rear, coming after us like fiends.
THE OUTLETANDY ADAMS
Once tasted, the next step is like to be the scaling of the wall.
THE GUARDIAN ANGELOLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, SR.
The chance of scaling those walls seemed hopeless, and at length the Fifth paused, and looked at one another.
Ned saw them reach the wall and plant the scaling ladders, many of them.
THE TEXAN SCOUTSJOSEPH A. ALTSHELER
The Indians succeeded in scaling them, and would have carried the town, had it not been for the vigilance of Major Bloomfield.
LAST OF THE INCASGUSTAVE AIMARD
It is fortunate that most of the frescoes are scaling off the walls of the Houses of Parliament.

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