To troop the colours
Troop Troop, v. t.

{To troop the colors} or {To troop the colours} (Mil.), in the British army, to perform a ceremony consisting essentially in carrying the colors, accompanied by the band and escort, slowly before the troops drawn up in single file and usually in a hollow square, as in London on the sovereign's birthday. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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