Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The magistrate of a township in Cape Colony, South Africa.
“A couple of hours 'riding, then the farm of an old field-cornet, where we off-saddled and bought a few bundles of forage for our horses.”
“Whilst we were saddling up the field-cornet and his companion of the night before arrived.”
“The door was opened, and the strange-mannered old field-cornet entered.”
“The field-cornet entered into conversation with us whilst our animals were feeding, but omitted to ask us into the house, and kept eyeing us in a puzzled manner, as though we had dropped from Mars.”
“I wired to my field-cornet at Ladysmith saying I was unavoidably detained, as the phrase goes, and the next few weeks passed quietly by, long hours and hard work, it is true, but on the other hand pleasant companions and”
“To each of these wards was appointed a field-cornet, who had military duties when a commando was called out.”
“These we took possession of, and with them two Dutchmen and some coloured boys, one of whom had been driver to a field-cornet of Cronjé's.”
“Buitendam, the farm of a field-cornet, where a few of the enemy sniped at us as we arrived and had the satisfaction of seeing the whole force turned out after a weary march.”
“Scarcely had they been settled when the field-cornet came down and scattered the people, distributing them among Boer farms.”
“He was a field-cornet from Potchefstroom, and leader of one division of the Boers.”
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