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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GARRISON

In this situation we concluded to maintain our garrison, if possible.

The Malakand garrison was being overwhelmed by thousands of tribesmen.

Thus the garrison of the fort received a needed reinforcement.

The garrison of the fort aided the tower guard by their fire.

In the centre of the island is an eminence, which was occupied by the garrison, and had some artillery.

An anecdote relating to this garrison has been handed down to the present time.

One of the best gunners the garrison had was killed with a cannon bullet.

The fort, with four bastions, terraced and palisaded, has a garrison.

The garrison was drawn out in the Plaza to be reviewed by their commander.

It was too late for that, but why did not the garrison reply?

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "store, treasure," from Old French garison "defense" (Modern French guérison "cure, recovery, healing") from garir "defend" (see garret). Meaning "fortified stronghold" is from early 15c.; that of "body of troops in a fortress" is from mid-15c., a sense taken over from Middle English garnison "body of armed men" (late 14c.), from Old French garnison "provision, munitions," from garnir "to furnish, provide."

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