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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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In Olds, farmer picketers, emboldened by a mass meeting held in the local arena, took part in a scuffle with officials at the Mountain View Co-operative Stockyards and members of the RCMP.
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The more that come, the better it is." When the clinic introduced the program two years ago, a few confused picketers asked to be counted twice, according to the clinic's associate director, Bill Woodson.
In response, unemployed workers began to organize, giving birth to the piquetero (or picketers) movement and adopting the strategy of blocking highways to make their demands.
Those non-existent picketers may be the least of it.
Many of those picketers slept on the side, in bus stops or in a bus or in people's homes, on the floor.
Picketers and more than 40 speakers from as far away as Elko attended the meeting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
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Phelps' picketers clashed with regular church protesters calling for Law's resignation in Boston.