chow line


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chow line

n. Slang
A line of people waiting for food, as in a cafeteria.
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Noun1.chow line - a queue of people waiting for food to be served (especially at a military camp)
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"
queue, waiting line - a line of people or vehicles waiting for something
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If you follow the weedlines out of Tampa Bay and into the Egmont Key Ship's Channel you'll find tarpon, cobia, mackerel, permit and other predators lined up waiting in the chow line.
USS Essex and USS Boxer had also encountered problems with their chow line wait times, and we used their case studies as a foundation to build on.
That entire total comes from dog and cat food and treat segments from such well-known brands as Purina One, Beneful, Beyond, Friskies, Fancy Feast and its iconic Dog Chow line.
When day crops begin getting swathed or combined, that is usually the day the ducks start feeding in the protein-rich chow line.
We were up in the hills on the islands, and I saw Japanese get in the chow line.
He told a story of when they were in the chow line one time," Mr.
Gavin personally led every training exercise, telling his officers that it was their duty to be "the first out of the airplane door and the last in the chow line," a tradition followed to this day in Army airborne units.
As a result, some of the military police Soldiers complained and I assigned NCOs [noncommissioned officers] to the chow line, with instructions to move the chow line without interruptions.
Joining the chow line, President Bush picked up some pancakes, syrup and bacon, then sat down to breakfast with the sailors.
He stopped to get in the chow line and left the connected hose lying on the deck.