from The Century Dictionary.

  • Decorated with an encircling band in relief: as, a cordoned vase of old Satsuma.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of cordon.


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  • Meanwhile, even going on tonight, police are, kind of cordoned off a section of the landfill where the trash from Saturday morning, the day of the morning after Robert disappeared has been held, and they haven ` t really sifted through that yet, but they ` re keeping it there to the case.

    CNN Transcript Jul 31, 2009

  • LAVANDERA: ... we mentioned, in this parking lot has been kind of cordoned off from us but you know, from the vantage point here, you can just see ...

    CNN Transcript Feb 6, 2008

  • Authorities still have it kind of cordoned off and they're still doing search and rescue operations.

    CNN Transcript Nov 8, 2005

  • First of all, looking at the table here, the term that is used, "cordoned," or whatever you want to call it, essentially all these key interstates, if you're in the U.S., these key divided highways are apparently under the control of U.S. forces right now, access into and out of Baghdad controlled strictly.

    CNN Transcript Apr 6, 2003

  • They've kind of cordoned off Kandahar at this point, and of course, as Brent was mentioning, there are Taliban fighters still holed up in some of the areas around the major cities from Jalalabad to Kabul to Kandahar, but they must feel that it's now clear enough to do that.

    CNN Transcript Dec 2, 2001

  • The police had cordoned off 17th Street where it borders the market and intersects with Lamont Street.

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  • The event was moved from the public library to a nearby street cordoned off by police.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • Ivory Coast President-elect Alassane Ouattara cordoned off the Abidjan residence of his rival Laurent Gbagbo on Friday as his government moved to restore water service in the war-ravaged city of Abidjan and prepare for the resumption of cocoa exports, the African country's main foreign-currency earner.

    Ivorian Opposition Strives for Normalcy

  • Several thousand more marched through Abuja, the capital, where police cordoned off government buildings.

    Nigerians Strike Over Gas Costs, Corruption

  • Along with others, I passed the flowers with those who were inside the cordoned-off area.

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