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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That will mean not one iota in the chow line in the pen.
Headquarters directed that the dogs be gotten rid of, but that order was conveniently ignored and the dogs became unofficial "tent dogs." They were well treated by the soldiers who would bring them food from the "chow line" and even arranged to have them wormed and treated by the vets.
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. It is also a leader in the cat litter arena with the Tidy Cats line.
When day crops begin getting swathed or combined, that is usually the day the ducks start feeding in the protein-rich chow line. Field hunts are often synonymous with hunting Canada and the good news is you can count on ducks always eating grain and peas, if available.
"We were up in the hills on the islands, and I saw Japanese get in the chow line. We let 'em in, fed 'em, then locked 'em up.
"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.