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siege
used in The War of the Worlds

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Definition
a military tactic in which a fortified place is surrounded and isolated while it is attacked over time

or:

any prolonged attack, effort, or period of trouble
  • From there we could see the searchlights on Richmond Hill and Kingston Hill going to and fro, and about eleven the windows rattled, and we heard the sound of the huge siege guns that had been put in position there.
    1.15 — Book 1 Chapter 15 — What Happened in Surrey (76% in)

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