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1. A body of troops, whether cavalry, artillery, infantry, or mixed, consisting of two or more regiments, under the command of a brigadier general.

two or more brigades constitute a division, commanded by a major general; two or more divisions constitute an army corps, or corps d'armee.

2. Any body of persons organised for acting or marching together under authority; as, a fire brigade. Brigade inspector, an officer whose duty is to inspect troops in companies before they are mustered into service. Brigade major, an officer who may be attached to a brigade to assist the brigadier in his duties.

Origin: f. Brigade, fr. It. Brigata troop, crew, brigade, originally, a contending troop, fr. Briga trouble, quarrel. See Brigand.

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... and Papa Joe, who came, struggled, and prospered, Mr. Goddard notwithstanding". Gould's father fought for the leftist International Brigade in the Spanish Civil War (p. 39). He himself actively campaigned against racial oppression in the U.S.A. and in England (p. 38). I for one admire ...

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The Physics of how the Myelin Sheath actually works.

I like to think of it like so--from old school hole theory--with the un-myelinated portion I picture a fire bucket brigade, where one guy,or gal hands the bucket to the next person. This works but is slow. Now with the myelinated portion, the bucket person on the sending end now ...

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The Fiber Disease

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