convoy


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a procession of land vehicles traveling together

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a collection of merchant ships with an escort of warships

the act of escorting while in transit

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escort in transit

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The Spanish commanders of the convoy objected to this decision.
They complained at Madrid, and obtained the consent of the weak-minded Philip that the convoy, without discharging its cargo, should remain sequestered in the roads of Vigo until the enemy had disappeared.
An eager competition exists also between their respective convoys of supplies, which shall first reach its place of rendezvous.
As we estimated that it would require over a million men to man the thousand great battleships we intended to use on Omean and the transports for the green men as well as the ships that were to convoy the transports, it was no trifling job that Hor Vastus had before him.
One, which was exceedingly beautiful, represented a whole battle scene with a convoy of captives being marched off in the distance.
It was a convoy of conscripts enrolled from our people and starting to join the army.
They came to a standstill before a tiny chateau, in front of which stretched what might once have been an ornamental garden, but which was now torn to pieces by gun carriages, convoy waggons, and every description of vehicle.
Well, I learnt that Miss Howard had been on afternoon duty on Tuesday, and that--a convoy coming in unexpectedly--she had kindly offered to remain on night duty, which offer was gratefully accepted.
O'Dowd's apartments, in the midst of cheering from all the East India ships in the river, and the military on shore, the band playing "God Save the King," the officers waving their hats, and the crews hurrahing gallantly, the transports went down the river and proceeded under convoy to Ostend.
The doctor-seeking messenger meets the doctor halfway, coming under convoy of police.
Looking into the eyes of Mrs and Miss Wackles for encouragement, and sitting very upright and uncomfortable on a couple of hard stools, were two of the day-scholars; and when Miss Wackles smiled, and Mrs Wackles smiled, the two little girls on the stools sought to curry favour by smiling likewise, in gracious acknowledgement of which attention the old lady frowned them down instantly, and said that if they dared to be guilty of such an impertinence again, they should be sent under convoy to their respective homes.
A failure to abide by the rule of convoy movement seems to have emboldened the terrorists who managed to kill two jawans.
Banque du Caire has continued its organisation of the charities convoy launched three years ago.
These two companies were responsible for convoy security and hauling water, fuel, and trash.
Although military police were responsible for providing convoy support, the hundreds of miles of supply routes taxed their abilities.