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  • v. Simple past and past participle of to flank.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In heraldry, same as flanched; especially, having flanches of the pointed or angular form.


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  • After advancing about 100 meters, it became obvious that high ground to the north and south meant their western line of advance could be flanked from the high ground on both sides.

    Todd, Robert J.

  • A stag flanked by two female red deer, or "hinds," trotted down a steep moorland pasture toward a wood.

    Masters of the Hunt

  • An oft-referenced chapter of the showdown played out from 1978 to 1980, a three-year time frame in which a pair of Demon state titles flanked a 1979 championship for the Sailors.

    Glenwood Springs Post Independent - Top Stories

  • Of course, Andrews and I "flanked" into this crowd.


  • "flanked" by observers from the I.C.G. It stretches the political imagination to reason out why the ICG. adopted an intimidation strategy against A.R.S. - D, which was fast losing its credibility and needed to be seen to be taken seriously; perhaps Washington believed that having made concessions in the past,

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  • Really, it's not unlike all those millions of Americans huddling around their kitchen tables right now trying to figure out their own budgets .. except instead of a kitchen table it will be convened at one that seats 16 people and is made of polished wood and instead of an actual kitchen they'll be flanked by the ornate false skylight and triglyph molding of the Roosevelt room.

    HUFFPOST HILL - White House Budget Meeting Tomorrow

  • He looked down at her, his dim brown eyes flanked by his graying temples.

    (7) Plus and Minus

  • Witnesses say several thousand Syrian army troops, flanked by special forces, shot their way into the southern city of Daraa before dawn Monday, causing numerous casualties.

    Syrian Tanks Roll Into Cities as Security Crackdown Kills At Least 20

  • In May of 2009, when the Sri Lankan army had insurgent Tamil Tiger forces flanked in the country's Northeast, analyst Lars Bromley pored over two sets of satellite imagery for the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

    SatelliteTechnology Helps Human Rights Monitors

  • Sir Michael Lyons centre, chairman of the BBC Trust, flanked by trustees Richard Tait and Diane Coyle discuss the Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand phone call incident in 2008.

    Has the BBC become too afraid to take risks?


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  • "Jess was there, flanked by Angela and Lauren."- Stephanie Meyer, Twilight, pg.113

    November 29, 2010