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Engaged column

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Engaged column (Arch) Same as Attached column. See under Attach v. t.
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Usage

In literature:

Each of the British columns was about 2000 strong, making a total of 14,000 men with about fifty guns engaged in the operations.
"The Great Boer War" by Arthur Conan Doyle
On March 10 the advance began, French being in command of the left column, which alone was seriously engaged during the march.
"A Handbook of the Boer War" by Gale and Polden, Limited
On the 22nd the column marched to Witbank, the rear-guard being engaged almost the whole march.
"The Record of a Regiment of the Line" by M. Jacson
At each angle, is a column, engaged one fourth in the wall.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Thanks to French, White had won the two engagements which he had to undertake in order to save Yule's column.
"Sir John French" by Cecil Chisholm
The column which he led first engaged.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 348" by Various
Miss Larrabee, at the bottom of her society column, announced the engagement of two prominent young people in town.
"In Our Town" by William Allen White
Against the side-walls and partly engaged in them, are two rows of similar columns.
"The Care of Books" by John Willis Clark
The right column was to engage Fort St. Philip; the left, Fort Jackson.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 2 of 8" by Various
He was engaged at the moment in adding up a column of figures.
"Merry-Garden and Other Stories" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Oftener, where an entablature supported by engaged columns was surmounted by a pediment, the fanlight over the door was omitted.
"The Colonial Architecture of Philadelphia" by Frank Cousins
The rear of the column was continually and disastrously engaged with the enemy pouring after.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XXII (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
They engaged whole columns in defiles, where a company of invisible guerrilleros could tease them.
"Romantic Spain" by John Augustus O'Shea
As the approaching columns neared each other, it now being dark, and each supposing the other to be the raiding "Yanks," at once engage each other.
"History of the Seventh Ohio Volunteer Cavalry" by R. C. Rankin
The two columns now engaged with dauntless courage on both sides.
"Uncle Daniel's Story Of "Tom" Anderson And Twenty Great Battles" by John McElroy
Or is the "Upholsterer" engaged to keep the flutes of the columns clean?
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
From January to April, 1901, Gen. Alderson's column was engaged on the operations under Gen. French in the eastern and south-eastern Transvaal.
"Two Years on Trek" by Louis Eugène du Moulin
De Trobriand's brigade was near the rear of the column and was not therefore immediately engaged.
"Vermont riflemen in the war for the union, 1861 to 1865" by William Y. W. Ripley
Column's assistance, and the engagement became general, the conflict ending in favour of the Hunt.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 2" by Charles Mackie
Ord's force proved to be the head of his column, and he was not prepared to press for general engagement.
"From Manassas to Appomattox" by James Longstreet
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In news:

Oregon column by Janie Har engaged in their own "distortion" of the reality of homelessness.
I want this column to engage you hopefully causing you to react and respond.
Michael Attas' columns routinely offer an engaging breadth of humanity, spirituality and medical experience.
Friedman ("Roto-Rooter," column, April 16) correctly chides France for not engaging aggressively with the totalitarian and repressive Syrian government.
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