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Botany a form of vegetative spread in which the advance is from several individual rhizomes or stolons growing rapidly away from the centre, as in some clovers.



the term applied to partisan warfare in Spain and the Latin American countries. The best known is the Spanish guerrilla of the Spanish Revolution of 1808-14, which united the liberation struggle of the Spanish people against the French occupation with the struggle against feudalism.

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Well, on the surface it might seem a no-brainer, but according to a recent study by university professor Peter Larkham, not everyone takes kindly to guerrilla gardeners cultivating land that they often do not have the legal right to use.
As a result, the leadership of the local guerrillas had few ties to the center of the Communist movement and to the major factions in the party.
Guerrillas die, sicken, get hurt, grow old, or desert and have to be replaced.
In Makata's Shona war novel, Gona reChimurenga (1982), the three guerrillas at the centre of liberation-war history are depicted as immortal.
The nineteenth-century guerrillas were small, mobile groups--with internal cohesion, collective identity and esprit de corps--that opposed a static regular army.
Troops, sent as reinforcements, and police were pursuing the guerrillas, Lanao del Sur police Chief Paniares Adap said.
The four guerrillas who seized the building had threatened to kill one hostage every five minutes unless their demands were met.
The clash increased the number of Turkish soldiers killed by Kurdish guerrillas to 13 since Thursday, when five soldiers were killed in the explosion of a land mine, believed to have been planted by the guerrillas.
The right-wing United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia, known by their Spanish acronym AUG, have grown to become the most important illegal armed group in the country, eclipsing even the guerrillas as they've consolidated power in different regions, taking over local governments and reaching as high as the Colombian Congress.
Back in Tibu, four displaced widows, interviewed individually, claimed to have no idea whether paramilitaries or guerrillas killed their husbands.
In the past, Indonesia's government used housing camps to monitor interaction between guerrillas and the general population.
They have begun imprisoning the relatives of suspected guerrillas, in hopes of pressing the insurgents to turn themselves in.