from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An infantryman of a special corps of the Greek army.
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- n. An infantryman of a select corps of the Greek army.
He saw Alekos, which was surprising enough, but he also saw a very tall fair-haired man dressed in the fustanella of an evzone.
In a photograph taken of me on my tenth birthday — that, by simple calculation, had to be in the year 1955, in the time of Eisenhower — I, David Hanna Shaw, am standing alone on the summit of the Acropolis against the whiteness of the ruined Parthenon and the dazzling blue of Grecian sky, garbed in a flawless replica of the evzone military regalia.
I suddenly imagine myself dropping words like "quixotic" and "evzone" into e-mails and blogs just to up my score.
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