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cordon

1. a cord or ribbon worn as an ornament or fastening
2. Architect an ornamental projecting band or continuous moulding along a wall
3. Horticulture a form of fruit tree consisting of a single stem bearing fruiting spurs, produced by cutting back all lateral branches

Cordon

 

a small frontier post.

Cordon lines were set up in the 18th and 19th centuries to cover frontiers in order to stop sabotage detachments and pre-vent smuggling and the spread of epidemic diseases (sanitary cordon). The term “cordon” has been retained in the French Army and several other armies. The term is sometimes also applied to forest ranger posts and posts for the protection of land preserves.

cordon

[′kȯrd·ən]
(botany)
A plant trained to grow flat against a vertical structure, in a single horizontal shoot or two opposed horizontal shoots.

cordon

2. A semi-circular masonry projection, placed at the top of a wall, to discharge water to each side.
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While the cordon is in place, he added, only humanitarian and medical cases will be considered for permission to pass through checkpoints -- there are more than 600 of them in the West Bank -- and the border posts.
The 200 metre cordon was officially lifted at around 5.
I was told to make my way outside the cordon, we weren't told what was going on, it seemed like there was a sense of urgency.
Plans should be designed for both pre- and post-bomb cordons because the requirements differ.
The jury was reminded of evidence from officers who had been called to the pitch after the crush in the central pens of the Leppings Lane terrace started, including some of those who formed cordons aimed at preventing fans fighting.
HOMES in a Birmingham suburb were evacuated and a cordon thrown around a police station after a suspect package was found dumped in the front office by officers.
MERSEYSIDE Police used powers to cordon off areas because of terrorism fears six times last year - the highest on record.
He told the court in 1988 there were two cordons of police officers as he approached the ground from south of the stadium.
Liverpool fan Brian Skarratts also gave evidence about the filter cordons on Leppings Lane.
Builders working on renovated houses were waiting by the cordons.
A MAJOR police cordon was set up outside St Helens yesterday after a suspected bomb was found in an industrial estate.
Police set up a cordon as a precautionary measure and asked people to leave the area.