armed band

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Suddenly, there was seen the figure of an ancient man, who seemed to have emerged from among the people, and was walking by himself along the centre of the street, to confront the armed band. He wore the old Puritan dress, a dark cloak and a steeplecrowned hat, in the fashion of at least fifty years before, with a heavy sword upon his thigh, but a staff in his hand to assist the tremulous gait of age.
Meanwhile the armed band that was about Patroclus marched on till they sprang high in hope upon the Trojans.
Is not the law sufficient to protect itself, that armed bands must be gathered, as in rebellion and war, to see justice performed?”
Students and alumni of Ateneo and La Salle can wear whatever color shirt (or armed band) they like, Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said yesterday.
The unofficial understanding is to raise an armed band and combat the Maoists.
In early July, a heavily armed band of 15 men stormed the tarmac at the international airport of Brazil's capital of Brasilia and robbed about US$500,000 in gold from the belly of a Vasp airplane with 70 passengers on board, according to news service Reuters.
Bill, 22, from Jedburgh in the Borders, three other Britons, two Dutch and a German were snatched by the armed band in the remote Irian Jaya region over a week ago.
Felix Castro, assistant commander of the 9th Infantry Division based in Camarines Sur, said soldiers from the 31st Infantry Battalion were on patrol when they encountered a 20-strong armed band in a mountainous area of Barangay (village) Upper Calmayon around 6 a.m.
On Saturday, Mr Jones' teammates at Cardiff Saracens RFC lined up against their opponents Ferndale RFC wearing black armed bands and held an impeccably observed minute's silence in tribute to their fallen friend.
The police arrested armed banded namely Waheed Ali in injured condition during fire exchange.
As we share soldiers' families' joy at the safe return of their sons, we express reservation against continued presence of armed bands in and around Arsal Mountain slopes, he went on.
The Government accused armed bands of killing scores of its security men in the town and vowed to send in the army.