Definitions

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  • n. Obsolete form of patrol.
  • v. Obsolete form of patrol.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • See patrol, n. & v.

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Examples

  • ‘I thought I saw him looking through the corner window but this moment,’ said Mr Chester, who naturally thought that being on patrole, implied walking about somewhere.

    Barnaby Rudge

  • Every person found in the streets after these hours, is apprehended by the patrole; and, if he cannot give a good account of himself, sent to prison.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • Now the chapter I was obliged to tear out, was the description of this cavalcade, in which Corporal Trim and Obadiah, upon two coach-horses a-breast, led the way as slow as a patrole — whilst my uncle Toby, in his laced regimentals and tye-wig, kept his rank with my father, in deep roads and dissertations alternately upon the advantage of learning and arms, as each could get the start. —

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  • Now the chapter I was obliged to tear out, was the description of this cavalcade, in which Corporal Trim and Obadiah, upon two coach-horses a - breast, led the way as slow as a patrole — whilst my uncle Toby, in his laced regimentals and tye-wig, kept his rank with my father, in deep roads and dissertations alternately upon the advantage of learning and arms, as each could get the start. —

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  • The Provost Martial with his men was ordered to patrole the country around, and the convicts informed, that the severest punishment would be inflicted on transgressors.

    The Expedition to Botany Bay

  • Soldiers patrole the streets frequently, and riots are seldom heard of.

    The Expedition to Botany Bay

  • A patrole was sent back with him to the wood, and, upon searching the robber, there were found in his pockets six whistles of different sizes; they blew the largest of the number, upon which ten other armed robbers soon afterwards appeared; they defended themselves, but eventually two of them were killed and the others taken.

    The Entire Memoirs of Louis XIV and the Regency

  • They patrole the country in all directions, and have captured and brought to justice many of the most desperate Bush-rangers, as well as given a check to the several organized bodies of cattle-stealers.

    Trade and Travel in the Far East or Recollections of twenty-one years passed in Java, Singapore, Australia and China.

  • So enormous is this evil on the sabbath-day, that bands of constables patrole the streets for the purpose of clearing them of drunken men and women, whom they consign to the "lock-up."

    Trade and Travel in the Far East or Recollections of twenty-one years passed in Java, Singapore, Australia and China.

  • Indian corn, with no noise but the drowsy hum of the huge _stag beetle_, (the only patrole of the district,) or the yet fainter sounds of frogs complaining to each other of the sultriness of the night, or the monotonous hymn, at the peasant's door, addressed to the Virgin!

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 361, November, 1845.

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