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a series of sentinels or of military posts enclosing or guarding some place or thing

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cord or ribbon worn as an insignia of honor or rank

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adornment consisting of an ornamental ribbon or cord

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Everywhere the busy firemen were directing their bright streams of water upon the smouldering masses: their hose lay about the square, and long cordons of police held back the gathering lack masses of people, chiefly from the east side, from these central activities.
In short, I was to put a cordon round the whole apartment.
As the group of detectives, followed by a cordon of policemen, spread out into a crescent to cut off all escape, the light in the tower flashed as if it were moved for a moment, and then went out.
On that day the royal apartments were open to the public, and at the hour of High Mass the crowd flowed back towards the vestibule of the chapel to witness what was called the procession of the Cordons Bleus.
It was a pity," says her mother a little later "a pity you did not see the Cordons Bleus.
They were elderly gentlemen, of what Valentin de Bellegarde had designated as the high-nosed category; two or three of them wore cordons and stars.
We had left the Sto-lu country and literally fought our way through cordons of wild beasts for two days when we decided to make camp a little earlier than usual, owing to the fact that we had reached a line of cliffs running east and west in which were numerous likely cave-lodgings.
Prussians and Cossacks, Spanish and English--all the world was at Paris during this famous winter: to have seen the stars and cordons in Rebecca's humble saloon would have made all Baker Street pale with envy.
ISLAMABAD -- Indian troops launched a cordon and search operation in the Kupwara district In occupied Kashmir, Thursday.
ISLAMABAD -- Clashes erupted between protesters and Indian troops during cordon and siege operations in Pulwama and Islamabad districts of Indian occupied Kashmir.
Emergency services were at the scene well into the afternoon, with a cordon around the area in place.
Summary: Shopian (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], October 10 (ANI): Three Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists were killed on Monday when a cordon and search operation (CASO) turned into an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian.
A police cordon was set up around the site in Hanbury Road after reports a lorry had hit a gas main.
A POLICE cordon was put in place around a Middlesbrough park in the middle of a family fun day.