close ranks

[ verb klohz; adjective, adverb klohs or for 51, klohz; noun klohz for 59, 60, 63–65, 67, 68, klohs for 61, 62, 66 ]SEE DEFINITION OF close ranks

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For Will was not one to step safely out of the close ranks of men, but he was always a mighty faithful worker wherever he was put.

It is thought of as a sort of mighty army, marching down the road, in close ranks, with fixed bayonets.

Their close ranks were mowed down by the Knights, as grass falls before the scythe of the husbandman.

The wolves that were advancing in close ranks recoiled, and gathered together again a hundred paces from the inclosure.

The sun was scarcely an hour high when some six hundred Sioux were espied riding in close ranks along the bank of the Platte.

The armed men began to gather in close ranks around the scene of death, and the crowd increased.

She had seen thousands of youths march in, and there they stood in close ranks in the arena below her.

Close ranks, while suitable for marching, do not lend themselves to firing at the halt.

These men must be very resolute, as their close ranks do not permit them to escape by about facing.

When they rushed the British fire ceased, and in the lull the order was given to close ranks and meet them with the bayonet.

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