The Russians stood in serried ranks behind Semenovsk village and its knoll, and their guns boomed incessantly along their line and sent forth clouds of smoke.
These cannot avail to vanquish the serried ranks of evil.
We are told how, at a critical moment in the great battle of Sempach, when the Swiss had failed to break the serried ranks of the Austrian knights, a man of Unterwalden, Arnold von Winkelried by name, came to the rescue.
The great and the good had come from all over the world and they sat in serried ranks to pay their last homage.
serried ranks of the fools who put complex electronics through the washer.