close-order drill

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(military) military drill of troops in standard marching (shoulder-to-shoulder)

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Close-order drill is important figuratively also--it trams individual soldiers under the orchestration of their leaders to configure an army collectively.
Over the winter months Clark molded the men into a smoothly functioning team, employing a daily regimen of close-order drill, equipment inspections and marksmanship training.
If you can, then it ain't music, it's close-order drill or exercise or yodelling or something, not music." - Jazz singer Billie Holiday, born April 7, 1915.
Building upon a personal reminiscence of drilling as a recruit in World War II, McNeill explores how the ties forged in close-order drill helped the armies of ancient times, whether Chinese or Greek, fight more effectively.
These images are no different, in the end, from the shots of uniformed militants, SSNP insignia affixed to their arms, marching in close-order drills.