(1) I try to memorise this argument in case I meet a gendarme during my subsequent meandering around the lanes.(2) The gendarme shouted in French, ├ö├ç├┐Drop your weapons!├ö├ç├û(3) he was hauled off by a gendarme to the police station(4) We wouldn't have been surprised to get a visit from the local gendarme about suspicious behaviour in the area.(5) Another car bomb exploded near a gendarme patrol, leaving 6 policemen dead and 45 persons wounded.(6) This legitimation also drew on the attachment of hundreds of thousands of rural people to whom the state offered employment, depending on social background, as administrators, teachers, gendarmes , road and rail workers.(7) Anticipating trouble, in June the French Government dispatched 300 gendarmes to Tahiti to ensure that law and order were maintained.(8) With more than 20 world leaders arriving in Normandy at a time of high terror threat, France deployed fighter jets, surface-to-air missiles and 15,000 gendarmes and soldiers for security.(9) There are several police forces, including internal security police, gendarmes , and military police.(10) Government is in the last resort the employment of armed men, of policemen, gendarmes , soldiers, prison guards, and hangmen.(11) Surprisingly, Prussia had the fewest gendarmes per head of population of any German state in 1848: in that year Berlin had only 120 gendarmes and 40 city police for a population of 400,000.(12) It was also common to see the jeeps of the island's French gendarmes (military police) speeding by on the road loaded down with confiscated marijuana plants in the back.(13) The gentry gritted their teeth and stoically endured the offense, hands hovering over their cell phones ready to summon the gendarmes should the intruder decide to prolong his incursion long enough to constitute a public nuisance.(14) The men were interned after barely escaping a full-dress skirmish with the local gendarmes .(15) But some early baseball caps sat up, blocky, like what tops the crowns of French gendarmes .(16) On the other side, the land army, army intelligence units, and the corps of gendarmes oppose such reforms, which they find excessively constraining.