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- n. Plural form of paravane.
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Soon after the British squadron started the "paravanes" were dropped overboard.
When the ships had cleared the mine field and entered the war channel the "paravanes" were hauled aboard.
The minesweeper's paravanes are most useful the further they are removed from the real center that has to be defended.
It should be understood that the police are the paravanes of the capitalist state power.