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extended order

an irregular formation of troops to suit the tactical requirements and the terrain. Unabridged
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  • Our centre cantered in extended order up an avenue flanked by dense bush.

    With Botha in the Field Eric Moore Ritchie
  • The first I saw of the Germans was a small party of about seven or eight advancing across the field on my left in extended order.

    Wounded and a Prisoner of War Malcolm V. (Malcolm Vivian) Hay
  • I was much struck with this late one afternoon, as I saw the 2nd Gordons enter action in extended order.

    With The Immortal Seventh Division E. J. Kennedy and the Lord Bishop of Winchester
  • The guns took up their position to the left of the column, the hundred men lying in extended order across the veldt.

    The Siege of Mafeking (1900) J. Angus Hamilton.
  • Far before us a number of platoons are lying on the ground in extended order, only to be distinguished with difficulty.

  • Seeing them going forward under shell fire in extended order told me at once they were green troops.

    The Red Watch J. A. Currie
  • The Adjutant (after two hours' extended order drill and attack practice).

  • Others ran on in little parties flung out in extended order.

    Now It Can Be Told Philip Gibbs
  • The attacking force advanced in extended order by a series of small rushes.

    The Unveiling of Lhasa Edmund Candler
  • After long drill at attention, this spirit can be carried into extended order work.

    Military Instructors Manual James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker

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