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Escort

 

a military convoy, guard, or accompanying party. Naval escorts consist of forces specially assigned to protect warships and other vessels in transit. Air escorts are usually fighter aircraft designated to accompany air transports and command aircraft. Escort personnel acting as honor guards are assigned to accompany foreign dignitaries and to serve at military burials.

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escort
Aircraft assigned to protect friendly aircraft during a mission. Escorts may or may not accompany the main force. In the former case, they are called tied or close escorts, whereas in the latter they are referred to as free escorts. See also close escort and free escort.
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Naturally struck by the disagreeable word, Charles Darnay requested the speaker to take notice that he was a free traveller and French citizen, in charge of an escort which the disturbed state of the country had imposed upon him, and which he had paid for.
He left escort and escorted without saying a word, however, and went into the guard-room; meanwhile, they sat upon their horses outside the gate.
Then he delivered to the escort, drunk and sober, a receipt for the escorted, and requested him to dismount.
The escort and the universal watchfulness had completely isolated him.
Then her mood changed, and she bade one of the escort ask whether the lama would walk alongside and discuss matters of religion.
The arms upon shield and helm confirmed his first fear that these had been Bertrade's escort from Stutevill.
At 8:30 Miss Toole swept into the hall with her escort.
As soon as he had agreed to escort his sister abroad, it was remarked that he ceased shaving his upper lip.
Lady Carey glanced towards her escort and turned away.
NEW DELHI, June 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cognizant(NASDAQ: CTSH) today announced a strategic relationship with Escorts Limited, one of India's leading engineering conglomerates, to modernize Escorts' technology landscape and help achieve the company's vision of digitally transforming its businesses to deliver innovative products, provide superior customer experience, and drive growth.
And the fast Escorts that followed on included the 1968 Escort 1300GT with its 96mph capability, the 111mph Escort Twin Cam, and the 113mph Escort RS1600 of 1970 plus the great Escort Mexico, also of 1970.