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heavy mob

A large group of people, especially one inclined toward violence or unrest. As the demonstration began, a heavy mob of masked men fell upon us and began assaulting anyone carrying a protest sign.
See also: heavy, mob

heavy brigade

A group of heavily armed soldiers. The US is reportedly sending in a heavy brigade to quell unrest in the region.
See also: brigade, heavy

the ˈheavy mob/brigade

(British English, informal) a group of strong, often violent people employed to do something such as protect somebody: I had to laugh when he turned up at the meeting with his heavy mob, as if he was a mafia boss or something.
See also: brigade, heavy, mob
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The new station in Ararat will be a significant boost to fire services in the region, giving the Ararat Fire Brigade a modern base from which they can respond to emergencies.
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The S-6 section personnel within the brigade CPs support the commander's communications requirements across the area of operations.
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