- Formed as cornet (“the fifth commissioned officer in a troop of cavalry”) + -cy. (Wiktionary)
“He was gazetted to a cornetcy; and entered life at an age when, if the manlier traits are ready to be developed, the worthless ones are equally sure to unfold themselves.”
“I have already applied to the Horse Guards on your behalf, and have the refusal of a cornetcy in the Light Dragoons.”
“Her three nieces had court places, one of them that of a maid of honour; one brother obtained a cornetcy in the Horse Guards; another a chief clerkship in the annuity office; and her nephew was sent out with Lord”
“In 1794 he was gazetted to a cornetcy in the Tenth Hussars, the gift of its colonel the Prince of”
“So they bought Mr. Ferdinand Fitzroy a cornetcy in the ---- regiment of dragoons.”
“-- Having no dependence but on the promises of government to indemnify those who had suffered on that account he, after years of distress and difficulty, obtained a cornetcy in the”
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“Our worthy acquaintance Mr Malachi Mulligan now appeared in the doorway as the students were finishing their apologue accompanied with a friend whom he had just rencountered, a young gentleman, his name Alec Bannon, who had late come to town, it being his intention to buy a colour or a cornetcy in the fencibles and list for the wars.”
“But my college career convinced my uncle that my forte did not lie in the classics, and Sir George succeeded in inducing him to yield to my wishes, and interested himself so strongly for me that I obtained a cornetcy in the 14th Light Dragoons a week before the regiment sailed for Portugal.”
“He reached home to find that his mother, who believed in keeping young men employed, had procured him a cornetcy in”
“After the last college failure a private tutor was once more engaged, but a very few weeks served to give Washington “a thorough conviction that it was in vain to keep Washington Custis to any literary pursuits, either in a public Seminary or at home,” and, as the next best thing, he procured him a cornetcy in the provisional army.”
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