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    Can anybody tell me in what sense the word sally is used in the context?

    There was but one faint chance left of making an entry. Hunted now, rather than the hunter, I hastened out again into the full blazing flood of sunshine--and once more came within sight of the sea; a sea so near at last that I could hear its enormous sallies and murmurings. Indeed I had not realized until that moment how closely the great western doors of the cathedral abutted on the beach.

    All Hallows by Walter de la Mare.

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    Re: Sally

    De la Mare is referring to each wave as a sally, as if it were an attack on the beach. I like his imagery here.
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