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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of flank.


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  • On his flanks were the Secretary of Attack, the Secretary of Mistakes, and a few of the mouthpieces for this coup de 'tat.


  • On the flanks were the grenadier companies, spread in parties of twenty men, each under a sergeant.


  • To keep look-out by sentries, to watch for any lifting in the barrage, and to maintain communication with H.Q. and with the flanks were the measures required.

    The Story of the 2/4th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

  • Abdul walked beside him, but Sonny Sahib did all the shouting and the beating with a bit of stick, which the buffaloes must have privately smiled at when they felt it on their muddy flanks, that is if a buffalo ever smiles, which one cannot help thinking doubtful.

    The Story of Sonny Sahib

  • Bailey did not recall the face that greeted him from above the three span as they swung in front of his corral, but the brand on their flanks was the Bar X, so he nodded with as near an approach to hospitality as he permitted.


  • Information as to the flanks of any force, the character of the country on each flank, etc., is always of the greatest importance, because the flanks are the weakest portions of a line.

    Manual of Military Training Second, Revised Edition

  • Once driven from the plateau by Warren, the Boers must retire several miles before they can reach a second defensive position, and their retirement may be hastened by pressure on their flanks, which is to be expected from Dundonald's mounted infantry and cavalry, probably now on the right or northern flank of the Boer line, as well as from Lyttelton on their left.

    Lessons of the War Being Comments from Week to Week to the Relief of Ladysmith

  • It is worthy of notice that the fall is at its maximum through that part of its valley of which the flanks are the most loaded with snow; where the old moraines are very conspicuous, and where the present accumulations from landslips, etc., are the most extensive.

    Himalayan Journals — Complete

  • There were also, I thought, in the first half especially, and some in the second half, there were some good moments where we got in and created some chances; where we got behind them on the flanks, which is exactly what we talked about.

    The Seattle Times

  • Improvement on the road is essential, but the lively combination of Pantelis and Leo Bertos down the flanks is an exciting prospect, with Paul Ifill and Chris Greenacre feeding off them. | Top Stories


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