As for the men, they twisted every item about Gourlay and his domicile into fresh matter of assailment.
Was he not member, duly elected, without possibility of assailment in his legal right?
Franklin sat by the side of Jefferson, as the admirable document was subjected to this assailment.
assail early 13c., from O.Fr. assailir (12c.), from V.L. *adsalire "to leap at," from L. ad- "at" + salire "to leap" (see salient).