Pressed or crowded together, especially in rows: troops in serried ranks. (adjective)
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Use "serried" in a sentence
"Down all its length the stiff waves stood in serried rows, and its crevices and water-worn caverns were a-bellow with unseen strife."
"When you fly over the icy peaks of the Hindu Kush, which march in serried ranks toward the Himalayas, dividing Central Asia from the Indian subcontinent, you get a sense of the scale of the problem: Osama bin Laden may be hiding somewhere out there."
"At the back of the ordinary man's mind when he uses the word "defense" is, I think, a picture of his army standing in serried ranks to prevent the incursion of foreigners, as Belgium stood for the defense of her soil against the German incursion."