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soldiers who are specially trained and armed to lead an assault

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The idea of shock troops wearing enemy uniforms, as they had in the Low Countries, is fascinating.
Shock Troops are a Portland- based tribute act that will cover songs by various punk rock groups.
The shock troops of the village elders are now battering at the gates of the fortress of marriage," he writes.
Created in WW II as a kind of experimental shock troops, it is one of the few wartime divisions to survive in today's vastly reduced army.
The man who makes false charges and outright lies about liberalism and liberals, lies sopped up by persons whose heads are so empty of real knowledge that they are transformed into shock troops for the right-wing extremism that threatens our republic today?
The researchers traced the immune onslaught to shock troops known as CD8 T cells.
We are not recruiting shock troops for embattled greens.
Yep, your innocent children are being used as shock troops in the frontlines of the marketing wars.
For years it was a stock phrase of the Religious Right, recited frequently by men such as Pat Robertson and his shock troops.
At the vanguard of change: day traders, the shock troops of a new order that lets individuals trade alongside the biggest names in investment banking.
This arrogance becomes all the more reprehensible as we realise the extent to which Islander missionaries, men, women and children, were the shock troops of missionisation, making the first landfalls on hostile shores, sustaining a presence in new societies despite threats to their health, their well-being and frequently, their lives.
The shock troops went en masse from the apartment to the loft they rented off Union Square.
In premedieval and medieval Norse and Germanic history and folklore, a member of unruly warrior gangs that worshiped Odin, the supreme Norse deity, and attached themselves to royal and noble courts as bodyguards and shock troops.
The Warriors are aiming for their fifth Pro14 triumph on the trot as they take on the Italian shock troops at Scotstoun tomorrow.
Shock troops Italy claimed gold in the men's team archery after Michele Frangilli hit a 10 with the last arrow in the final against the United States.