marshalling marshalling

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a law officer having duties similar to those of a sheriff in carrying out the judgments of a court of law
  2. (n) (in some countries) a military officer of highest rank
  3. (v) place in proper rank
  4. (v) arrange in logical order
  5. (v) make ready for action or use
  6. (v) lead ceremoniously, as in a procession

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. America is very good at marshalling all the forces of bullshit in our society toward a noble end, like stopping cruelty to animals or hounding sexual predators.
  2. A how-to exercise in marshalling dozens of characters and one big political issue into exemplary, edifying entertainment, Milk is a must-see, right now.
  3. It requires no little mathematical skill in marshalling the right chips at the right moment.

News

  • Tide of humanity, as well as rising seas, lap at Kiribati's future

    By David Gray SOUTH TARAWA, Kiribati (Reuters) - The ocean laps against a protective seawall outside the maternity ward at Kiribati's Nawerewere Hospital, marshalling itself for another assault with the next king tide. Inside, a basic clinic is crowded with young mothers and newborn babies, the latest additions to a population boom that has risen as relentlessly as the sea in a deeply Christian ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "Time and time again, trade union leaders for example, in marshalling campaigns on behalf of their members for wage increases have pointed to the hypocrisy of politicians and the hypocrisy of corporate leaders, saying everyone should be restrained...
    on Feb 14, 2008 By: Kevin Rudd Source: Blayney Chronicle

  2. Mr Brown added: "Let me be clear and candid: with the action we are taking both here at home and abroad we will get through this and onward to the better times beyond. And we will do so together, marshalling all the resources at our disposal and...
    on Jan 29, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: ITV.com

  3. "So the situation is pretty serious," Mr Downer said. "We certainly are marshalling our aid resources to help them with the restoration of power and also with food supplies. The airport has been closed and we hope that during the course of...
    on Nov 16, 2006 By: Alexander Downer Source: The Australian

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