picket duty


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picket duty

n to be on picket duty (Mil, Industry) → essere di picchetto
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All serene on the Rappahannock, troops in fine condition, commisary department well conducted, the Home Guard under Colonel Teddy always on duty, Commander in Chief General Laurence reviews the army daily, Quartermaster Mullet keeps order in camp, and Major Lion does picket duty at night.
In April 1974, Irish teachers Edward Lenny, second left, and Bill Herron, centre, are pictured on picket duty, left, with Ken Headley, Paul Hoburn and Fred Kirkpatrick, ahead of a visit to Mgr Michael O'Sullivan, the governors' chairman
Radiographer Liz Vanden Bon, top, on picket duty and above staff at the RVI |
I only hope they caught the government's eye as well, for while scribes and letter writers are only on picket duty, the men from the ministries are actually in a position to do something to change the dimensions of neglect or maladministration.
Fury: Remploy workers in Garretts Green Road on picket duty outside the factory with Liam Byrne MP.
Aaron Ward was assigned picket duty off the coast of Okinawa when attacked by a swarm of Japanese kamikaze aircraft at sunset.
As they could get ready-mades from Uncle Sam and they had plenty to do dealing with pesky Confederates, officers, picket duty and caring for their gear and horses, this is perhaps understandable.
I've even taken part in picket duty outside the shabby looking establishment.
From the beginning he was a devoted sailor serving in the Pacific theater aboard the destroyer USS Bradford, DD 545[cedilla] a Fighter Direction ship on Radar Picket duty.
Whether Continentals, redcoats, patriot or loyalist militia, or German mercenaries, theirs was a routine of homesickness, scarce or bad food, fatigue details, picket duty, "hurry up and wait," and battle--with all its attendant discomfort, tedium, and occasional terror.
Often they show destroyers on radar picket duty and give an idea of the punishment inflicted on these ships and their crews.
And yesterday Simon Kennedy, regional officer for the National Association of Schoolmasters/ Union of Women Teachers NAS/UWT, whose members are on picket duty outside Belmont School today, said he could not rule out further industrial action in Consett and Stanley.