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100 Best First Lines of Novels

The titles range from Don Quixote to Middlesex The editors of American Book Review selected what they consider the most memorable first lines of novels. The titles on the list span centuries a…

Soldier

Director:Paul AndersonWriter:David Webb PeoplesWarner Bros. R; 99 minutesRelease:10/98Cast:Kurt Russell, Jason Scott Lee, Connie Nielsen, Michael Chiklis, Gary Busey, Sean Pertwee and Jason Is…

Soldier

originally meant a hireling or mercenary; one paid a solidus for military service; but hireling and soldier convey now very different ideas. (See above.) To come the old soldier over one. …

Soldiering

A barrack term for furbishing up of accoutrements. “I got the screws last night, but I was busy soldiering till too late.” —J. H. Ewing: Story of a Short Life, p. 35. So…

Novel Experiences among the Indians

Chapter 3 Chapter 5 Novel Experiences among the Indians About this time (the nineteenth and twentieth of August), the explorers lost by death the only member of their party who d…

Soldiers' Battles

(The). Malplaquet, 1709, and Inkermann, 1854, were both “soldiers' battles.” Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Soldiers of FortuneSoldier's Heart A …

Soldier's Heart

A complaint common in the English army, indicated by a weak voice and great feebleness of the chest, for which soldiers are discharged. It is said to be the result of the present system of …

Soldiers of Fortune

Chevaliers de l'industrie; men who live by their wits. Referring to those men in mediæval times who let themselves for hire into any army. “His father was a soldier of fortune, a…

Parliament Soldiers

The soldiers of General Monk, who restored Charles II. to the throne. Ring a ding-ding; ring a ding-ding! The Parliament soldiers are gone for the king. Some they did laugh, and some they d…