1. Simple past tense and past participle of serry


  1. Crowded together in rows.
    • 1899 March, Joseph Conrad, “The Heart of Darkness”, in Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, volume CLXV, number MI, New York, N.Y.: The Leonard Scott Publishing Company, […], OCLC 1042815524 ↗, part II:
      Above the bush the trees stood in serried ranks.
    • 1912, Striking Textile Workers of Lawrence, Proclamation of the Striking Textile Workers of Lawrence
      They have, in the security of their sumptuous offices, behind stout mill gates and serried rows of bayonets and policemen's clubs, defied the State, city, and public.
    • 1996, Janette Turner Hospital, Oyster, Virago Press, paperback edition, page 45:
      The Murris in their serried invisible ranks crowd around her.
  • Russian: со́мкнутый

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