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  • n. Plural form of cantonment.

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Examples

  • British families and their servants lived in cantonments at a distance from Indian settlements.

    The British Raj

  • The PLA is still sitting out in cantonments, it still has it’s arms, and it’s still loyal to the Maoist chain of command.

    Global Voices in English » Nepal: A Failed Coup?

  • When the monstrosity is done and the people of Gaza are even more stricken, the Dagan Plan foresees what Sharon called a "1948-style solution" -- the destruction of all Palestinian leadership and authority followed by mass expulsions into smaller and smaller "cantonments" and perhaps finally into Jordan.

    Window Into Palestine

  • KATHMANDU, Aug 9 - Settling the dispute over the management of Maoist arms and their fighters, the government and the Maoists on Wednesday finally agreed to keep the rebel combatants in specified "cantonments" and Nepali Army personnel within barracks.

    United We Blog! for a Democratic Nepal

  • In some cases shoes, as well as trousers, are taken away from the men at night and put outside the cantonments where at the present time everything freezes.

    Work Camp 924 GW

  • The group, which has roots in the Middle East and has also been active in Britain, clandestinely dropped pamphlets in military cantonments after the bin Laden raid calling on soldiers to rise against the military leadership.

    Pakistan Arrests General Suspected of Radical Ties

  • Leaders of UML have been campaigning nationwide campaigns against former Maoist rebels now in UN-monitored peace cantonments where their arms have been deposited under international supervision.

    Maoists greatest challenge to peace and democracy in Nepal: Pradeep Gyawali

  • They marked off cantonments, rigidly inscribing them on the map.

    Victoria’s Secret

  • As we have seen, the notes Morris issued did not reach the main army cantonments in time for delivery to the departing troops.

    Robert Morris

  • Didn't I remember riding out from the cantonments on just such an occasion to parley with Akbar Khan?

    Isabelle

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  • "... are distinct situations where the different parts of an army lie, as near to each other as possible, and in the same manner as they encamp in the field." (citation in list description)

    October 10, 2008