embattle (v.) Old form(s): embattaild , embattaile, embattall'd, imbatteled
deploy, draw up, marshal
AC IV.ix.3[Sentry to the watch] they say we shall embattle / By th'second hour i'th' morn
E3 IV.v.31[Philip to King John] A flight of ugly ravens / Do croak and hover ... / Right as our forces are embattled [i.e. exactly reflecting our formation]
H5 IV.ii.12[Messenger to all] The English are embattled
MW II.ii.240[Ford as Brook to Falstaff, of Mistress Ford] her defences, which now are too too strongly embattled against me
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