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Daemon
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phalanx

(noun) A compact or close-knit body of people.

Synonyms: crowd, unit

Usage: The party members disagreed on many topics, but when it came to social issues, they formed a solid phalanx.
Mehrdad77
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A solid phalanx of orthodoxy against which the revolutionaries shatter themselves.
Sheldon Cheney
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A phalanx of umbrellas
Irma Crespo
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PHALANX.- (military units) unit, tactical unit, outfit (slang); división, subdivisión, section, wing, regiment, battalion, garrison, company, troop, brigada, legion, cohort, platoon, battery, maniple (Rom. hist.), combat team; squad, squadron; detachment, detail, posse; kitchen pólice, K.P.; column, flying column; Rank, file; train, combat train, field train; cadre. It is said that Alexander the Great used the phalanx in most combats.
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phalanx makes you think of your fingers grouped together in your hands?
Shamshad Ali Afridi
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Today i examined a boy with history of fall from a swing and who presented with swelling right index finger. His Xray hand revealed proximal phalanx fracture of the a/m finger.
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phalanx in battle for alexander the great was like having a tank in anicent times
Alvaro F. Plaza
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This word also is used to name the political parties that conformed the governments of Spain, Italy and Germany in the early XX Century. The spanish dictator Franco used the word Falange, in Italy, Mussolini Fascies, and in Germany Nazis
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A military formatio, either defensive or offensive, usually pointed, used to bring maximum force at a point in order to breach the enemy formation. Gen Patton was an expert using a armor phalax to defeat the German Panzer Cpros.
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PHALANX A PARTY OF FOUR.
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CAN YOU DO IT SITTING DOWN?
ChristopherJohnson
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The word always reminds me of Macedonian phalanx.
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Greek Phalanx




One of the most effective and enduring military formations in ancient warfare was that of the Greek Phalanx. The age of the Phalanx may be traced back to Sumeria in the 25th century BCE, through Egypt, and finally appearing in Greek literature through Homer in the 8th century BCE (and, since, has been generally associated with Greek warfare strategy, the name itself being from the Greek for `finger’). The phalanx formation was a close-rank, dense grouping of warriors armed with long spears and interlocking shields. The Greek Hoplite soldier provided his own weapon (a seven or eight foot spear known as a `doru’) and shield as well as breast plate, helmet and greaves.

http://www.ancient.eu/article/110/
Omar Mariani
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PHALANX

a.- a body of troops fighting in close formation

b.- a number of people united for a common purpose

c.- a tightly, closely packed body of people, animals, or things

Milica Boghunovich
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Daemon wrote:
phalanx

(noun) A compact or close-knit body of people.

Synonyms: crowd, unit

Usage: The party members disagreed on many topics, but when it came to social issues, they formed a solid phalanx.


Alcoholics who drink destroy themselves, but dry revengeful, resentful, lying alcoholics of devastating character defects belonging to AA can be an evil sickly-power-greedy phalanx judging and destroying healthy people's lives.
Fredric Frank Myers
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In Michigan there was a phalanx of fine artists that worked to create an origination that would promote high quality art in the art fairs and exhibitions during the late 1960's and early 1970's. Was a good cause with good ideas.....
Fredric Frank Myers
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In Michigan there was a phalanx of fine artists that worked to create an origination that would promote high quality art in the art fairs and exhibitions during the late 1960's and early 1970's. Was a good cause with good ideas.....
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