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  • n. A large area of hard ground, usually of concrete or tarmac, where soldiers practice routine marching maneuvres.

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  • n. an area for holding parades


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  • When the rebels marched onto the parade ground in front of Abdin Palace, troops loyal to the government should open fire from the palace windows.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • As more than three thousand of al-Nujumi’s followers raced forward with the last of their strength, the Frontier Force formed into lines and began firing as if on the parade ground at Cairo.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • Gaius Marius made the cohort supreme, relegating the maniple to a parade ground phenomenon.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • In this I was conveyed to the East Port and taken through the dockyards to the military head-quarters near the great drill and parade ground at the entrance to the town.

    Under the Dragon Flag

  • Grand hotels and Gallic apartment buildings lined the road from the Ezbekiyyeh to Ismail’s seat at the Abdin Palace, which squatted behind a wide parade ground modeled on the Champ de Mars at Paris.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • In front of this and across the parade ground near the river wall of the Kremlin is the memorial of Alexander II, very much in the style of the Albert

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • From his balcony, Tawfik watched in disbelief as a battalion appeared on the parade ground outside Abdin Palace.

    Three Empires on the Nile


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