serried

serried

[ser-eed]
adjective
pressed together or compacted, as soldiers in rows: serried troops.

Origin:
1660–70; serry + -ed2

serriedly, adverb
serriedness, noun
unserried, adjective
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serry

[ser-ee]
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), serried, serrying. Archaic.
to crowd closely together.

Origin:
1575–85; < Middle French serré, past participle of serrer to press tightly together; see sear2

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serried (ˈsɛrɪd)
 
adj
in close or compact formation: serried ranks of troops
 
[C17: from Old French serré close-packed, from serrer to shut up; see sear²]

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serried
"pressed close together," 1667 (in "Paradise Lost"), pp. of serry "to press close together" (1581), a military term, from M.Fr. serre "close, compact," pp. of serrer "press close, fasten," from V.L. *serrare "to bolt, lock up," from L. serare, from sera "bolt, lock." Modern use popularized by Scott.
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