Definition of Piquets
1. piquet [n] - See also: piquet
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Piquets
Literary usage of Piquets
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Field Exercise and Evolutions of Infantry, as Revised by Her Majesty's by Great Britain War Office, Great Britain Army (1870)
"Use of piquets.—All armies, or smaller bodies of troops, in camp or bivouac, ... Descriptions of piquets.—piquets are of two descriptions, outlying and ..."
2. A Review of the Crimean War to the Winter of 1854-5 by John Miller Adye (1860)
"Tlie noise of wheels is stated to have been heard during the night by the piquets of the light division; but it is curious that even up to half past 5 am on ..."
3. Chronological History of the West Indies by Thomas Southey (1827)
"piquets on each side, when the terms were settled and ratified before midnight; a copy of which I have the honour to enclose.i Naval Chronicle, voL xxi. p. ..."
4. Travels in Russia, the Krimea, the Caucasus, and Georgia by Robert Lyall (1825)
"During the course of the next station, the Kozak guard changed three times at the intervening piquets, but we scarcely perceived the change, ..."
5. The Gentleman's Magazine (1793)
"... ordered to be put in execution the next morning, when the piquets of the line were to form in front of 'he regiment to which the pri- foner belonged. ..."
6. Through the Ranks to a Commission by John Edward Acland Troyte (1881)
"Guards and piquets— ... viz. piquets and guards, which they take in regular rotation, and which they might count on having to do once a week each, ..."