picket


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blockade

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demonstration

protester

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a person or special body of persons assigned to provide protection or keep watch over, for example

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a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event

a detachment of troops guarding an army from surprise attack

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a protester posted by a labor organization outside a place of work

a wooden strip forming part of a fence

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a form of military punishment used by the British in the late 17th century in which a soldier was forced to stand on one foot on a pointed stake

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serve as pickets or post pickets

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fasten with a picket

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He very much preferred the camp life, and hated those broad, flat roads, with the daily grubbing for grass in the forage reserve, and the long hours when there was nothing to do except to watch Kala Nag fidgeting in his pickets.
They will dance, and it behooves thy father, who has swept all the hills of all the elephants, to double-chain his pickets to-night.
Then the elephants were chained by their hind legs to their big stumps of pickets, and extra ropes were fitted to the new elephants, and the fodder was piled before them, and the hill drivers went back to Petersen Sahib through the afternoon light, telling the plains drivers to be extra careful that night, and laughing when the plains drivers asked the reason.
So Moti Guj was at the planter's door almost before Chihun noticed that he had left his pickets.
Since early morning- despite an injunction not to approach the picket line- the officers had been unable to keep sight-seers away.
one soldier was saying to another, pointing to a Russian musketeer who had gone up to the picket line with an officer and was rapidly and excitedly talking to a French grenadier.
Had he been face downward the Scarecrow might have managed to free himself, but lying on his back on the picket his hands waved in the air of the Horner Country while his feet kicked the air of the Hopper Country; so there he was.
I'm nearly as light as he is, and when I'm on top the fence I'll pull our friend off the picket and toss him down to you.
One of the agents with a picket of a few of our blacks, armed for the purpose, was keeping guard over the ivory; but deep within the forest, red gleams that wavered, that seemed to sink and rise from the ground amongst confused columnar shapes of intense blackness, showed the exact position of the camp where Mr.
He reeled toward her front picket fence, drawing a revolver.
Slowly, with infinite effort, he caught a gate picket in his right hand, and, still slowly, as if lowering himself, sank down, while past him leaped the crowd of strikers he had led.
Is fork, sir, fork,' replied Mr Swiveller slapping his picket.
The only foes he had seen were some pickets along the river bank.
As it would be necessary to remain some time in this neighborhood, that both men and horses might repose, and recruit their strength; and as it was a region full of danger, Captain Bonneville proceeded to fortify his camp with breastworks of logs and pickets.
Passing the infantry pickets, the detachment soon afterward approached two cavalry videttes staring hard into the darkness ahead.