• WordNet 3.6
    • n patroller someone on patrol duty; an individual or a member of a group that patrols an area
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Where Patrols Meet. The Half-Way Point Where Patrols Meet. The Half-Way Point


In literature:

There were patrolers to look after the slaves and see that they did not run around without a pass.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
A patrol with mail went from Regina to Churchill, Assistant Surgeon LeCroix being sent with this patrol.
"Policing the Plains" by R.G. MacBeth
Taking lantern and coster lights for signalling, Abner set out, another patrol going in the opposite direction.
"Darry the Life Saver" by Frank V. Webster
With his swift cruiser, Manly patrolled the New England coast, and was marvellously successful in capturing British storeships.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
On February 10th Lt. Ketcham with a combat patrol drove the enemy from Khala whom he encountered with a pair of machine guns on patrol.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
Bear Patrol is waitin' table dis yere mohnin' an' you ain't no Bear Patrol.
"The Boy Scout Treasure Hunters" by Charles Henry Lerrigo
Indeed, one of the requisites to gaining advance marks in the patrol is the possession of this faculty.
"Boy Scouts on Hudson Bay" by G. Harvey Ralphson
Think of the patrols, Cap'n Daddy!
"Janet of the Dunes" by Harriet T. Comstock
One evening an alarm was given, and the patrol, which Helmar chanced to be with, was ordered to the spot.
"Under the Rebel's Reign" by Charles Neufeld
If the Patrol ship missed anything, we want to know it.
"Gold in the Sky" by Alan Edward Nourse
It's pretty near time for me to be going on patrol, and the sergeant will check me if I'm late.
"General John Regan" by George A. Birmingham
I was out on my first patrol the day before yesterday since the declaration of war.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 2 (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
Further, Tipton has been directed to hold the troops at this post ready for work in patroling the frontier.
"Uncle Sam's Boys as Lieutenants" by H. Irving Hancock
A patrol consists of eight boys, one of whom becomes the patrol leader and another the assistant patrol leader.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
That patrol wins which finally captures the whole of the flags belonging to the other patrol.
"The Wolf Patrol" by John Finnemore
This was a fighting ship; a patrol craft ready and able to spread devastation in any direction.
"Before Egypt" by E. K. Jarvis
A patrol will pick you up some time soon.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
Traffic was light because of the late hour, but the patrol was on the road and might stop him instead of the killers.
"Infinite Intruder" by Alan Edward Nourse
We also patrolled the river some three miles down.
"Reminiscences, Incidents, Battles, Marches and Camp Life of the Old 4th Michigan Infantry in War of Rebellion, 1861 to 1864" by O. S. Barrett
It wasn't delirium either, as was shown by the fact that a patrol found his gun where he had thrown it, but no trace of the other sentry.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1930" by Victor Rousseau

In poetry:

Queens' ships, Queens' ships…
Little ships and great ships,
The seven seas over,
Keeping up the long patrol
From Davis Straits to Dover.
"The Queen's Ships" by Cicely Fox Smith
And weary was the long patrol,
The thousand miles of shapeless strand,
From Brazos to San Blas that roll
Their drifting dunes of desert sand.
"The Bay-Fight" by Henry Howard Brownell
A vowed patrol, in silent companies,
Life-long they keep before the living Christ.
In the dim church, their prayers and penances
Are fragrant incense to the Sacrificed.
"Nuns of the Perpetual Adoration" by Ernest Christopher Dowson
The anthem of loyal England
Ne'er rang more true and high
Than there 'mid the dead and dying,
Under an alien sky,
When the sun and the flowing river
Saw Wilson's patrol die.
"The Stand Of Wilson's Patrol" by Cicely Fox Smith
Beside the Shanghai river,
Alone with the Veldt and sky,
The heroes of Wilson's patrol
By the shrines of the heathen lie,
The sons of a strong young nation
By the halls of a creed gone by.
"The Stand Of Wilson's Patrol" by Cicely Fox Smith
Beside the Shanghai river
The Briton thinks with pride
How the men of Wilson's patrol
Fell fighting side by side,
With the name of the queen they fought for
In the lips of the last that died.
"The Stand Of Wilson's Patrol" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

View full size Michael Nagle/Getty Images Port Authority police patrol Terminal 4 of JFK Airport in New York in 2009.
Border Patrol agent likely killed by fellow agent in accidental shooting, FBI says.
A US Border Patrol agent fatally shot a woman in a South Bay neighborhood this afternoon.
Wrongful death claim in SD Border Patrol shooting.
'The Stache Patrol' ambushes PilatesBarre.
Sheriff Ends Some Township Patrols.
The California Highway Patrol joined other agencies Tuesday to clear out a big homeless encampment in San Francisco.
'Big Money Week' on 'Let's Make A Deal' means traders can win $100,000 when Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol visits.
Chinese paramilitary police patrol in Urumqi, western China's Xinjiang province on Wednesday.
ATF 'Fast and Furious' secret audio: Murder of Border Patrol agent ' collateral damage '.
A British armored vehicle patrols on the periphery of the camp Bastion in southern Afghanistan, in this 2007 file photo.
Changes have taken place over the past five years-plus regarding the neighborhoods patrolled by the Zone 3 Police Station, based in the South Side.
The Georgia State Patrol's Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team recently took over the investigation into the death of a 22-year-old pedestrian killed while walking along a highway on the outskirts of Comer last week.
The Idaho State Patrol has busted one of the largest marijuana growing operations ever in that state.
One of the establishment's mermaids patrols the aquarium at Dive Bar.

In science:

Bruckstein. A distributed ant algorithm for efficiently patrolling a network.
The Cover Time of Deterministic Random Walks
In a mobile sensor network, however, such an intruder may be detected as the mobile sensors patrol the field.
Dynamic Coverage of Mobile Sensor Networks
In , , the authors studied a metric of quality of surveillance which is de fined to be the average distance that an intruder can move before being detected, and proposed a virtual patrol model for surveillance operations in sensor networks.
Dynamic Coverage of Mobile Sensor Networks
International —, “Virtual patrol: A new power conservation design fo Workshop on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN), 2005. X.
Dynamic Coverage of Mobile Sensor Networks
Bruckstein. A distributed ant algorithm for efficiently patrol ling a network.
Random walks which prefer unvisited edges. Exploring high girth even degree expanders in linear time
Our main source of out-of-transit data for HD 189733 is the long-term monitoring program carried out with the 0.8-m Automated Patrol Telescope (APT) at Fairborn Observatory (Henry & Winn 2008).
The prevalence of dust on the exoplanet HD 189733b from Hubble and Spitzer observations
In this work we compare the radial flux profile of stars in the approximate range B∼9 to ∼13 mag, obtained from scans of plates from the Bamberg Sky Patrol archive, with a profile of the form measured by King1 .
Aperture Photometry of Saturated Star Images from Digitised Photographic Plates
We explored the above suggestion using a series of scans made of Bamberg Sky Patrol plates (e.g. see Strohmeier and Mauder8), from the plate archive of the Dr.
Aperture Photometry of Saturated Star Images from Digitised Photographic Plates
The scans were originally made for a study of the active star CF Octantis. A short description of the Sky Patrol programme and more details of the CF Octantis results are presented in Innis et al.6 .
Aperture Photometry of Saturated Star Images from Digitised Photographic Plates
In brief, the Sky Patrol plates were obtained with 0.1-m diameter cameras at three Southern Hemisphere sites between 1962 and 1976, and have a typical limiting photographic magnitude near 14.
Aperture Photometry of Saturated Star Images from Digitised Photographic Plates
Figure 2: Example sequence of raw, untransformed, plate magnitudes, from IRAF aperture photometry, of two stars, measured from ∼350 digitised Bamberg sky patrol plates from 1965 to 1969.
Aperture Photometry of Saturated Star Images from Digitised Photographic Plates
Also ATIC (the Advanced Thin Ionization Calorimeter) and PPB-BETS (the Polar Patrol Balloon and Balloon borne Electron Telescope with Scintillating fibers) observed a bump in the e++e− flux from 200 to 800 GeV [11, 12], but this was not confirmed by the air Cherenkov telescope HESS and by the Fermi Gamma Ray Telescope.
Muon Fluxes and Showers from Dark Matter Annihilation in the Galactic Center
The discovery of gamma-ray bursts came up fortuitously in the year 1967 (Fig. 1.1) when the U.S. military satellites Vela, designed to patrol a possible violation of the nuclear test ban treaty signed by nuclear powers in 1963, detected unknown gamma flashes coming from the outer space.
Statistical Analysis of the Observable Data of Gamma-Ray Bursts
This paper proposes a scheme, Privacy for Police Patrols (PPP), to provide secure data aggregation that relies on multilevel routing.
Data Aggregation and Privacy for Police Patrols
The above defined approaches are integrated in police patrol applications and preliminary results are obtained.
Data Aggregation and Privacy for Police Patrols