outpost


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a station in a remote or sparsely populated location

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a settlement on the frontier of civilization

a military post stationed at a distance from the main body of troops

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Thus Constantinople was the Christian outpost of Europe.
That they were the outpost of some pow-erful black nation seemed likely, yet where the seat of that nation lay I could not guess.
Beyond this again was gently rising country, on which was the first English outpost, supported by others which lay, however, considerably in its rear.
Without premeditation, without sorrow, without rejoicing, and almost without noticing it, I stepped into the very different atmosphere of "An Outpost of Progress.
With the exception of such repeated but brief interruptions, he had moved silently from the center of the camp to its most advanced outposts, when he drew nigh the soldier who held his watch nearest to the works of the enemy.
The horses, too, were like those he had gone, at the peril of his life, to fetch from the Russian outposts.
About a mile from the main camp we encountered their outposts and, as had been prearranged, accepted this as the signal to charge.
I wish to visit in person the outposts which surround the Palais Royal; do you suppose that there is any danger in so doing?
The facts disclosed in the present work clearly manifest the policy of establishing military posts and a mounted force to protect our traders in their journeys across the great western wilds, and of pushing the outposts into the very heart of the singular wilderness we have laid open, so as to maintain some degree of sway over the country, and to put an end to the kind of "blackmail," levied on all occasions by the savage "chivalry of the mountains.
But when he had fled so far towards the ships that he would soon have fallen in with the outposts, Minerva infused fresh strength into the son of Tydeus for fear some other of the Achaeans might have the glory of being first to hit him, and he might himself be only second; he therefore sprang forward with his spear and said, "Stand, or I shall throw my spear, and in that case I shall soon make an end of you.
My lord," said he, "a French gentleman has just presented himself at the outposts and wishes to speak to your honor.
He had there materials for a dish of his own invention for which he was famous all along the line of the Royal Cavalry outposts, and he would cook it for us.
And Fouquet, bowing, with a smile, passed on like a commander-in-chief who pays the different outposts a visit after the enemy has been signaled in sight.
At daybreak on the seventeenth, a French officer who had come with a flag of truce, demanding an audience with the Russian Emperor, was brought into Wischau from our outposts.
By now he should have reached the outposts of the Sarians, and we should at least hear the savage cries of the tribesmen as they swarmed to arms in answer to their king's appeal for succor.