cordon

Part of speech: noun

An extended line, as of men, ships, forts, etc.

Part of speech: noun

An ornamental lace, ribbon, or the like.

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Usage examples "cordon":

  1. Rumour says two German cruisers have broken through our cordon and are somewhere on the prowl. - "The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"", George Davidson.
  2. She pushed forward into the cordon of Indians which surrounded the burning building, glancing hurriedly from face to face, searching for MacNair. - "The Gun-Brand", James B. Hendryx.
  3. By the time the yacht reached the orbit of Venus a fan- shaped cordon of other ships had collected around and behind her drawn by the word that Bellaver was on his way to find the starship. - "The Legion of Lazarus", Edmond Hamilton.