military formation

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Noun1.military formation - a formation of troopsmilitary formation - a formation of troops    
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"
formation - an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit; "a defensive formation"; "a formation of planes"
open order - a military formation leaving enough space between ranks to allow an inspecting officer to pass
close order - a military formation for drill or marching
extended order - a military formation for skirmishing; as widely separated as the tactical situation permits
sick call, sick parade - the daily military formation at which individuals report to the medical officer as sick
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He did not note the money-lender on his goose-rumped pony, hastening along to collect the cruel interest; or the long-shouting, deep-voiced little mob -still in military formation - of native soldiers on leave, rejoicing to be rid of their breeches and puttees, and saying the most outrageous things to the most respectable women in sight.
A special squad of Military Formation 28 610 a Gorna Banya of the Land Forces was activated at 12:30 noon to dispose of ammunition found in the grassland opposite the South Bus Station in Sofia, said the Ministry of Defence.
This unchallenged raid is coming a week after the insurgents launched an attack on a military formation in Gubio town before the army in the name of restrategising withdrew troops from the town to a super camp elsewhere.
At dawn, we headed out on auto-rickshaws to nearby Coconut Hill, where palm trees stand in military formation. As a lone fisherman balancing on stilts reels in his haul, the sea - once so devastatingly powerful back in 2004 - now ebbs gently, kissing the shore as if in contrition.
Afterwards, the commander of parade column approached the Royal Dais asking permission from His Majesty, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces to start the military parade, which began with the joint military musical parade band that represent the corps of the SAF, RGO, ROP and Royal Court Affairs (RCA), which passed in military formation before the Royal Dais.
On the other hand, a military formation was attacked by unknown gunmen in Riyadh area, 45 km south west Kirkuk, that resulted in killing three soldiers and wounding four more.
"We are now tackling this conspiracy, which will fail, and we will defeat each of these schemes and plots against our beloved Syria", he said during a military formation inspection.
With a title that refers to an advanced military formation from the "Mahabharata," Prakash Jha's actioner "Chakravyuh" plainly has serious matters on its mind.
A car bomb detonated just as a military formation began to march at Eagle Square, where President Goodluck Jonathan was on hand for the celebration.
Elsewhere, perfectly spaced in what could almost be military formation, beached whales expire in a row on the sand (Approximately 17 of 41 Sperm Whales That Beached and Subsequently Died, Florence, Oregon, June 1979, 1979/2003); a man gazes with inexplicable suspicion at his lawn sprinkler (Hailey, Idaho, June 1980, 1980/2003); and a little girl in a bathing suit stands in the midst of a barren salt flat, near a lonely picnic table and a trash can bearing the legend PITCH IN!
He retired for good May 30th on the parade ground at Fort Eustis (see sidebar, next page), where he served as the Commander of Troops at his last military formation.
Formal and informal male rites of passage loom large in Alain Schnapp's discussion of images of the civic and military formation of youth in Greek city states; augusto Fraschetti's treatment of such Roman republican rituals as donning the toga or participating in festivals, including those with fertility rituals; and Christiane Marchello-Nizia's study of how medieval French literary texts represented the dubbing of knights and other aspects of "courtly chivalry." Such rites symbolized steps toward maturity but also were substitutes for the actual power still wielded by elders.

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