battle line


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battle line

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1. (Military) the line along which troops are positioned for battle
2. the battle lines are drawn conflict or argument is about to occur between opposing people or groups
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Noun1.battle line - the line along which warring troops meetbattle line - the line along which warring troops meet
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
line - a fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops); "they attacked the enemy's line"
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We did not catch them napping, but found a well-entrenched battle line confronting us.
At the same moment the battle line of Helium surged over the opposite breastworks of the Zodangans and in another moment they were being crushed as between two millstones.
At first he had led them in person, lately his presence within a hundred miles of the battle line had been sufficient for large engagements--for minor ones only the knowledge that they were fighting for the glory of their sovereign was necessary to win victories.
For three days thereafter we could hear the cannonading and the spitting of the small arms, for the battle line was scarce two leagues from New Gondar.
A dark battle line lay upon a sunstruck clearing that gleamed orange color.
I placed Ghak with some of his Sarians on the right of our battle line.
Here we've been keeping the old flag flying for freedom and reform, and you come in and break the battle line.
In this high Himalayan valley on the Indian controlled side of Kashmir, the latest battle line between India and Pakistan has been drawn.
The authors describe the work of sailors and officers, the tactics of battle line engagement, naval aviation, submarines, the Navy's management and organization, and the effect of the Marine Corps.
Most black soldiers, however, were privileged to serve steadfastly in the drab blue battle line just like any other soldier: weary, often frightened and nearly always uncomfortable, but doing their job nevertheless.
McAuliffe, whose string is finally emerging from a virus problem, said: "I have accepted what happened on Friday and my only gripe is that we bought Battle Line back for 4,900gns after he was awarded the Lingfield race, so my owner is 950gns out of pocket.
ARENA RACING said yesterday it would not be reimbursing either Andrew Reid or Kevin McAuliffe for the costs incurred in claiming back and buying in Dispol Evita and Battle Line.

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