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Picket

 

(in Russian, avanpost), in some foreign armies and in 18th- and 19th-century Russia, a guard post, stationed in the enemy’s direction, in order to protect the troops, which were either at rest or in a defense position, from a surprise attack.


Picket

 

the name of a small detachment, outpost, or outguard used for security at the halt. Pickets were used in the French and certain other armies, including the Russian Army from the 19th century. They could include up to a platoon of infantry or cavalry and were sent out 2-4 km away from the troops in bivouac in the direction of the enemy. The pickets had pairs of sentries or advance posts in front of them.

pale

1. A flat strip (slat) or round stake, usually of wood; set in series to form a fence.
2. An area enclosed by such stakes.
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Time is running out, so our voices have to be heard now we do not want a no-deal Brexit, the organizers of the picket said.
The picket in-charge will help the official checking the vehicle for suspicious individuals and belongings.
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The company "Autostring" addressed to the Governor of Magadan region Vladimir Pechenogo thanked the government of the region and the company "Arbuz" for joint work on the project of creating and installing pickets of emergency communications on the roads.
Throughout the day more injured pickets were arriving.
The majority felt that the presence of individuals peacefully holding picket signs near the main entrance to the hospital was not likely to be any more disruptive or disturbing than the handbilling that the hospital allowed."
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The picket line outside Ainscough depot in Thornaby as part of a national strike
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