squad


squad
01. A military bomb [squad] was called to a suburban shopping mall today after an anonymous phone call was made to a radio station claiming a bomb had been planted in a department store there.
02. An elite anti-terrorist [squad] has been called in to rescue the hostages.
03. The famous spy Mata Hari died in front of a firing [squad] near the end of the First World War.
04. The English soccer [squad] has been seriously weakened by injuries to key players.
05. The policemen were just sitting in their [squad] car eating donuts when the robbery occurred across the street from them.
06. The vice-[squad] has broken a major child prostitution ring in this city.
07. In 1919, Benito Mussolini organized armed [squads] which worked to destroy socialist organizations in Italy.
08. In 1976, an elite [squad] of Israeli commandos rescued 103 hostages from a hijacked airliner in Entebbe, Uganda.
09. Steve Nash is expected to lead this country's basketball [squad] at next year's Olympic Games.
10. The Nigerian-born striker is the most effective player in their 14-man [squad] this season.
11. In San Salvador, drunk drivers can be punished by death before a firing [squad].
12. The government has set up a special anti-terrorist [squad] as a result of the attacks on the World Trade Center.
13. Australia's Olympic [squad] is confident of winning a record number of medals in these games.
14. In 1994, death [squads] in Rwanda were killing thousands of people every day.

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  • squad — squad; squad·der; squad·rol; squad·ron; squad·roned; …   English syllables

  • Squad D — is the title of a short story by Stephen King, which he wrote in the late 70s, but which remains unpublished to date. Main Plot Josh Bortman is the only surviving member of Squad D – he was in hospital on the day the other nine members ran afoul… …   Wikipedia

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  • Squad D — ist der Titel einer Kurzgeschichte von Stephen King, die dieser Ende der 70er Jahre schrieb, die aber bis heute unveröffentlicht blieb. Inhalt Josh Bortman ist das einzige Mitglied des Squad D (Trupp D), das noch am Leben ist. Er befand sich im… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • squad|dy — squad|die or squad|dy «SKWOD ee», noun, plural dies. British Informal. a member of a military or police squad …   Useful english dictionary

  • Squad — (skw[o^]d), n. [F. escouade, fr. Sp. escuadra, or It. squadra, (assumed) LL. exquadrare to square; L. ex + quadra a square. See {Square}.] 1. (Mil.) A small party of men assembled for drill, inspection, or other purposes. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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