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parados

(ˈpærəˌdɒs)
n
(Fortifications) a bank behind a trench or other fortification, giving protection from being fired on from the rear
[C19: from French, from para-2 + dos back, from Latin dorsum; compare parasol, parapet]
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At first they sought to discover his location in No Man's Land; but when an officer looking over the parapet through a periscope was struck full in the back of the head with a rifle bullet which passed through his skull and fell to the bottom of the trench they realized that it was beyond the parados rather than the parapet that they should search.
Hugging the parados, messengers carried the word in both directions and presently periscopes were leveled above the parados and keen eyes were searching out the traitor.
Out of a total of 219 vehicles, 42 are luxury sports utility vehicles (SUVs), including Land Cruisers and Parados. Twelve of such vehicles are in the NHA headquarters, eight in Peshawar, two in Abbottabad, five in Lahore, four in Multan and two in Sukkur, besides 177 cars at different stations.
During the hearing, Punjab's chief secretary submitted a report stating that a luxury car, three parados, eight Toyota cars had so far been recovered.
Chief Secretary Punjab told the court 3 PARADOs and 8 Toyota vehicles have been recovered from Quaid-e-Azam Thermal and companies of Punjab.
Paying attention to the much neglected dramatic elements of the text, the introduction dramatically called the parados (the first song sung by the chorus at the beginning of Greek drama) claims to expose Plato's artistic works as layered with sophistry, lies, contradictions and controversies.The book is a unique contribution to existing literature on Plato as it explores the possibility of reading the text without using conventional philosophical method that typically pitches Plato as an advocate of reason, opposed to rhetoric, emotions, mythology and art.