The Meaning of the Blog’s Name
The word “enfilade” is most often a military term, used to describe an attack and/or firing of weapons down the line of the target, rather than in a frontal assault fashion. To enfilade a long line of soldiers is to flank it and come in upon it from the side.
According to the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, the word is defined as: Gunfire directed along the length of a target, such as a column of troops… a target vulnerable to sweeping gunfire. It is also employed in architecture to speak of a linear arrangement of a series of interior doors, as to a suite of rooms, so as to provide a vista when the doors are open.
Enfilading Lines as a Blog!
So, my thoughts – my written lines – are coming in on you from the side! You are getting flanked with an attack of words!!! But hopefully the surprise they present is a pleasant one!
Etymology … French, series, string, row, from enfiler, to string together, run through.