battalion :

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buh tal yuhn

  • n  an army unit usually consisting of a headquarters and three or more companies
  • n  a large indefinite number
    a battalion of ants

  • Most of the battalion's anti-tank guns had not come up.
  • On an a recent visit, the battalion displayed an attention to detail and an esprit de corps quite startling to someone who has spent too much time around Middle Eastern armies.
  • On May 14 the battalion, trying again, nearly made the top of the hill.
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  • Michael Bloomberg in Taipei Times
    Bloomberg called the fire and the deaths of the firefighters "another cruel blow to our city and to the Fire Department, and specifically to the house that Engine 24, Ladder 5 and Battalion 2 are in."
  • Nicolas Sarkozy in 940 News
    France will play its full part in this collective action,Sarkozy said in his speech. "I decided to ramp up France's military presence with a battalion to be deployed to the eastern region."
  • President Bush in FOXNews
    We've heard of 174 Marines recently, almost a quarter of battalion, who asked to have their enlistments extended,Bush said. "They want to serve their nation."

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