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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.
The picketers ate donated pies and warmed themselves with donated firewood.
Windshield of few buses and auto rickshaws were broken by angry picketers when they were trying to ply with office staff but there has been no report of any serious injury.
Obviously, the Westboro picketers' message and the manner in which they convey it--they often crudely taunt funeral-goers--show a reprehensible lack of respect not only for the deceased and the mourners but our society in general.
If the strike continues until next year, a reserve gate will be put in place when construction begins, so that laborers can come and go without encountering the picketers. "I am resolute in my hope that the strike will be over by then," said Lowry, who now finds himself demonized by many PASTA members on both sides of the picket line.
Spokespersons from one Catholic high school threatened to bring picketers to my lecture.
Picketers showed up at PhRMA headquarters sporting signs reading "Flo must go" and "Flo is an actress, I'm an activist" and accused PhRMA of obfuscation in the media, according to published reports.
Picketers showed up to protest The Last Temptation of Christ when it was released a decade ago.
Even in Toronto, a young Polish-Canadian woman died in 1991 of a self-induced abortion because she was afraid to face the violent picketers in front of my clinic.
c) Say how he feels about the reported 72 policemen and 51 picketers who were injured that day?
Picketers blocked the entrance to the plant, stopping other workers from entering the building.