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Reconnoiter   /rˌikənˈɔɪtər/   Listen

Explore, often with the goal of finding something or somebody.  Synonyms: reconnoitre, scout.

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"Reconnoiter" Quotes from Famous Books

... shot did not end the espionage. All day scouting parties in taxicabs kept appearing on the sandy plain to reconnoiter the fleet and fortress. They circled, they swooped, they dashed, they zigzagged here and there, but always at a high rate of speed, and always at a prudent distance from the canal. Beyond sending an occasional rifle ball whistling ...
— The Cruise of the Jasper B. • Don Marquis

... protect the animals below, closed the door, and joined my family. Every gun was loaded, every eye was upon the watch. The sound drew nearer, and then all was still; nothing was to be seen. I determined to descend and reconnoiter, and Fritz and I carefully crept down; with our guns at full cock we glided among the trees; noiselessly and quickly we pushed on further and further; suddenly, close by, we heard the terrific sound again. Fritz raised his ...
— Journeys Through Bookland V3 • Charles H. Sylvester

... find out," he said to himself; then, addressing old Tom: "Stay here. Let no one follow me. I shall go to reconnoiter that camp." ...
— Dick Sand - A Captain at Fifteen • Jules Verne

... liquor, heard of the advance of our army, and, mounting his horse, rode hastily to the rebel camp, to inform them of the intended attack. He passed the outer pickets, but was halted by a full company of Georgians, who, hearing of the advance of our men, had been thrown out to reconnoiter. He, much frightened, supposing he was mistaken and was in the Union men's camp, begged them not to shoot, exclaiming, "I am a Union man." Scarce had the lying words passed his lips when a dozen balls pierced ...
— Incidents of the War: Humorous, Pathetic, and Descriptive • Alf Burnett

... as though there was going to be a change of scene soon, and then we will need 'em by way of reenforcements." He brooded thus to himself over his home folks and the chances of the future until it was time for them to reconnoiter the enemy if nothing else was done. "I have given John three-quarters of an hour longer than he expected," he said as he looked at his watch. "It is now a ...
— Frontier Boys in Frisco • Wyn Roosevelt

Words linked to "Reconnoiter" :   observe, scout, reconnaissance, reconnoitering, reconnoitre

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