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shock troops

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshock troopsˈshock troops noun [plural]  soldiers who are specially trained to make sudden quick attacks
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shock troopsAgainst fast moving shock troops such as armoured cavalry this is also true.The shock troops are: Eric, a chartered surveyor with a Doctor Who-length scarf.The wars of this period presented little opportunity to shock troops fighting on horseback.Its guitar-twanging shock troops led the charge away from what Ulan Bator had been, and toward what it was becoming.
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