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patrol

verb attend, be on the alert, be on the lookout, be on the watch, circumire, cover, cover a beat, go the rounds, guard, inspect, keep an eye on, keep guard, keep in view, keep vigil, keep watch, look out, march, monitor, overlook, pace, perform sentry duty, police, protect, reconnoiter, safeguard, scan, scout, stand guard, stand senninel, superintend, sweep through, traverse, walk, walk a beat, watch
See also: perambulate, police, protect, traverse
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As we neared the high tower a patrol shot down from above, throwing its piercing searchlight full upon my craft, and a voice roared out a command to halt, following with a shot as I paid no attention to his hail.
He had landed at the latter city because the air patrol is less suspicious and alert than that above the larger metropolis where lies the palace of the jeddak.
As for George, it was his last trip with the fish patrol.
They took him to a room where other prisoners were waiting and here he stayed until court adjourned, when he had another long and bitterly cold ride in a patrol wagon to the county jail, which is on the north side of the city, and nine or ten miles from the stockyards.
So sure was she of her woodcraft, however, that she continued on in the direction she thought west until she had covered sufficient distance to warrant her in feeling assured that, by now turning south, she could pass safely in rear of the British patrol.
Nor did she commence to feel any doubts until long after she had again turned toward the east well south, as she thought, of the patrol.
Even when I took command, she was fit only for the junk pile; but the world-old parsimony of government retained her in active service, and sent two hundred men to sea in her, with myself, a mere boy, in command of her, to patrol thirty from Iceland to the Azores.
Patrols operate semi-independently and return to the main body upon completion of their mission.
Dan Finkelstein, who is in charge of transit security for the Sheriff's Department, said his agency patrols Metrolink because other law enforcement agencies aren't interested in doing it.
ITEM: The Wall Street Journal for December 9 commented that Republican legislators "seem intent not merely on increasing border patrols but also on further harassing law-abiding businesses that happen to hire illegals, as if anyone can tell the difference between real and fake immigration documents.
Law enforcement has two basic methods of dealing with the DUI problem--sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols.
Patrols operate at 147 locations in the city and the safety of the children who cross with them is of paramount importance, All of us can help them in this important role.