effective at being assailed
- not defended or with the capacity of being defended
- effective at being assailed.
(a.) Capable of becoming assailed.
All that most maddens and torments; all that stirs up the lees of things; all truth with malice in it; all that cracks the sinews and cakes the brain; all the subtle demonisms of life and thought; all evil, to crazy Ahab, were visibly personified, and made practically assailable in Moby Dick.