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Use "skirmishers" in a sentence
"A whistle sounded ahead, calling the skirmishers back to the British battalion's other nine companies."
"And among the skirmishers were the Rifles, the men of the Ninety-fifth."
"The brave Negro troops went forward at a double-quick; the skirmishers were the first to reach the embankments, and were greeted with a shower of bullets which tumbled many headlong and lifeless into the pits."