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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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The union plans to expand its informational picket lines and radio commercials in Northern California, deriding affiliated stores in that region.
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This is an informational picket, letting the public and customers know there's an active labor dispute at these properties.
Terry Renshaw, a UCATT member and Shrewsbury picket, will give an account of the strike, the arrest of the pickets and the trials.
Ricky was one of the group of pickets who were arrested and jailed five months after the 1972 building workers' strike, charged under the 1875 Conspiracy Act.
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Close-boarded - Similar to picket but with the vertical pickets closed together to provide a solid fence, these days often with open trellis toppings to add to the ornamental effect.
Unite official Tony Trench added: "We'll have a picket present for the full four days.
Only Labour deputy leader Ian Ward was being allowed by pickets into the building to officially nominate Coun Chauhdry Rashid as the city's next Lord Mayor.
color) Pickets representing the Los Angeles Engineers and Architects Association demonstrate outside City Hall as part of the union's contract dispute with the city.