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  • n. Plural form of echelon.


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  • The following day the number of Crimean Tatars transported to rail stations increased to 165,515 of which 136,412 had been loaded onto train echelons bound for Uzbekistan (Bugai, doc. 12, p. 138).

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  • They reported loading a total of 180,014 Crimean Tatars into 67 train echelons of which 63 with 173,287 deportees were already on their way to their new destinations (Bugai, doc. 13, pp. 138-139).

    Global Voices in English » Ukraine: 65th Anniversary of the Crimean Tatar Deportations

  • The second echelons, that is, the remainder, of these divisions were to follow as soon as they could be unloaded; directly following them, if possible with tank elements in the first wave, would come the second wave of six panzer and three motorized divisions, [And two motorized regiments.] split up equally between each Army's sector and leaving from the same areas as those of the first wave.

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  • Known as "echelons", these amazing "V" formations are actually better described as "J" formations, because they're much more likely to be unevenly balanced - as demonstrated in this absolutely stunning image captured over the fields of Arkansas.

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  • In general, maintenance is organized into "echelons", the number of which vary with the type of unit, country, size of operation, and other factors.

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  • A freedom agenda is not likely to come from the political echelons currently in office.

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  • Rule-breaking for the sake of political expediency is hardly a policy recipe that should be rewarded within the top echelons of global finance, let alone duplicated in future debt crises.

    After Strauss-Kahn

  • Therefore early in 1927 it became necessary for drastic remedial action, extending to the highest echelons of the government.

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  • Furthermore, Israel's harm to US interests was underscored last year by unprecedented political commentary from the highest echelons of the US military, when Commander General David Petraeus made it clear to the White House that Israel's intransigence was jeopardizing American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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  • Yeah, ensure the highest echelons of Capitalism obey the laws of Capitalism.......

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