serried

Part of speech: adjective

Compacted in rows, as soldiers.

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Usage examples "serried":

  1. As I stand and thumb the serried ranks of corpses, I feel her gaze upon me. - "An Ocean Tramp", William McFee.
  2. How these men might act if, through the smoke- filled air, they saw an array of sparkling bayonets, or heard the serried ranks of hostile lines advancing to the charge, it is impossible to say; but in the few fights which we have had the personal element has been strong, and the individual courage high. - "The Siege of Mafeking (1900)", J. Angus Hamilton.
  3. The gallant Fastolfe in the rear attacks The enemy- he breaks their serried ranks. - "The Maid of Orleans A Tragedy", Frederich Schiller.