If marshaling the troops is the goal, then Fat Studies still has a long way to go.
He could even try something as audacious as marshaling a global coalition to impose peace on Israel and the Palestinians.
The crier now passed down the village street, marshaling all the riders for the chase.
Mrs. Tidditt brought up the rear, marshaling the stragglers, as it were.
Instead of marshaling and sifting the proofs for immortality, he chants "I know I am deathless."
He paused, marshaling his thoughts, then went on, with a tinge of anger in his voice.
Through the windows I could see the students fluttering to seats, and the girl in gray seemed to be marshaling them.
Dawn is breaking, and the captains are marshaling the hosts for the onset!
With the coming of dawn there would be a marshaling of hosts, a new assault—not on the camp, but on any leaving its protection.
She was so amusing while Joan and Mary were marshaling arguments against me.
early 13c. as a surname; mid-13c. as "high officer of the royal court;" from Old French mareschal "commanding officer of an army; officer in charge of a household" (Modern French maréchal), originally "stable officer, horse tender, groom" (Frankish Latin mariscaluis) from Frankish *marhskalk or a similar Germanic word, literally "horse-servant" (cf. Old High German marahscalc "groom," Middle Dutch maerschalc), from Proto-Germanic *markhaz "horse" (see mare (1)) + *skalkaz "servant" (cf. Old English scealc "servant, retainer, member of a crew," Dutch schalk "rogue, wag," Gothic skalks "servant").
Cognate with Old English horsþegn. From c.1300 as "stable officer;" early 14c. as "military commander, general in the army." For development history, cf. constable. Also from Germanic are Italian scalco "steward," Spanish mariscal "marshal."
early 15c., "to tend (horses)," from marshal (n.). Meaning "to arrange, place in order" is from mid-15c.; that of "to arrange for fighting" is from mid-15c. Figurative use by 1690s. Related: Marshaled; marshaling.
Alternative US spelling of "marshalling".