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picket

a person involved in a STRIKE who seeks to prevent other persons from gaining access to a place of work during an INDUSTRIAL DISPUTE. In the UK, picketing one's own place of work is lawful; picketing other people's places of work (secondary picketing) is unlawful. See SECONDARY ACTION.

picket

a person, either on strike or supporting that strike, who seeks to prevent other persons from gaining access to a place of work during the course of an INDUSTRIAL DISPUTE. In the UK, picketing one's own place of work is lawful; picketing other people's places of work (secondary picketing) is unlawful.
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And the bodies of three men hung on her picket fence.
In some strange way, she knew not how, his head had become wedged at the neck between the tops of the pickets of her fence.
Suppose a man -- a civilian and student of hanging -- should elude the picket post and perhaps get the better of the sentinel," said Fahrquhar, smiling, "what could he accomplish?
At midnight, therefore, Moti Guj strode out of his pickets, for a thought had come to him that Deesa might be lying drunk somewhere in the dark forest with none to look after him.
So Moti Guj was at the planter's door almost before Chihun noticed that he had left his pickets.
Since early morning- despite an injunction not to approach the picket line- the officers had been unable to keep sight-seers away.
one soldier was saying to another, pointing to a Russian musketeer who had gone up to the picket line with an officer and was rapidly and excitedly talking to a French grenadier.
Had he been face downward the Scarecrow might have managed to free himself, but lying on his back on the picket his hands waved in the air of the Horner Country while his feet kicked the air of the Hopper Country; so there he was.
All the elephants in the lines jumped up as if they had been shot, and their grunts at last waked the sleeping mahouts, and they came out and drove in the picket pegs with big mallets, and tightened this rope and knotted that till all was quiet.
Their pickets hurried forth to bring them back, met pickets of strange regiments on the same duty; and, after a while, the bugles blew madly for more pickets with officers to control the tumult.
The whole front of this latter structure was completely open, and from one end to the other ran a narrow verandah, fenced in on the edge of the pi-pi with a picket of canes.
Pushing through the thickets on either side the roads came the Federal pickets, in full retreat, firing backward at random as they ran.