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  • n. Plural form of lookout.

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Examples

  • In two cases, bouncers were busted acting as "lookouts" for the thieves, who primarily targeted unattended items like women's purses, Deputy Inspector Kenneth Lehr told a group of bar owners Tuesday night at the precinct's community council meeting.

    Some East Village Bouncers In Cahoots with Crooks, Police Warn

  • The warning barks of "lookouts" earned them the nickname prairie "dog"upon encountering English-speaking people settling the wide-open spaces of the American prairie.

    Creatiary

  • This meant that every day he was required to ride to four several "lookouts" on the main ridge, from which points he could spy abroad carefully over vast stretches of mountainous country.

    The Rules of the Game

  • Two men are generally placed aloft as "lookouts," while the ship is cruising for whales, which may often be seen at a distance of two miles, usually by their spouting, which is sometimes repeated as often as every half minute.

    The Life of John Thompson, a Fugitive Slave; Containing His History of 25 Years in Bondage, and His Providential Escape. Written by Himself.

  • The UN's first collaboration with the HNP involved serving as "lookouts" while the HNP conducted summary executions in the streets.

    Palestine Blogs aggregator

  • The next year, Ariel Sharon, as agriculture minister, announced a programme of new Jewish settlements called "lookouts" in the Galilee "to prevent control of state lands by foreigners", meaning Israel's own Palestinian citizens.

    Countercurrents.org

  • The defendant, Paul Formella, and two of his friends had agreed to act as "lookouts," but they felt uncomfortable with the task and left their posts as the other students were committing the crime.

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  • He was shot by one of our lookouts at the cave-refuge at Carmel, through failure on his part to remember the secret signals.

    Chapter 18: The Shadow of Sonoma

  • The oldest part was probably the tower as these are evident in all of the oldest monasteries (as lookouts for the Vikings).

    The Rock of Cashel, Ireland « Colleen Anderson

  • The Pyrenees sailed the ten miles; she sailed ten miles more; and the lookouts at the three mastheads saw naught but the naked, sun-washed sea.

    THE SEED OF McCOY

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