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I get in skirmishes almost every day.
But after a few skirmishes they melted away, and Menelek was obliged to submit and do obeisance to John.
From the 9th of May to the 17th of July there were skirmishes, actions and combats almost daily.
The pleasures of a roving life, enlivened by occasional skirmishes with forces organized and led by Spanish officials, gained upon them.
As a model of historical work of a certain kind it is hardly surpassable, and many separate passages - accounts of battles and skirmishes - have never been equalled except by Carlyle.