Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A military punishment in which the offender is compelled to walk up and down for a certain number of hours in full marching order, with arms, ammunition, knapsack, and overcoat.
“In England the voluntary recruit served as utterly as any Turk, except that the growth of civil decency had taken away from authority the resource of inflicting direct physical pain: but in practice, upon our less obtuse population, the effects of pack-drill or fatigues fell little short of an Oriental system.”
“So many days of sleeping in the guard tent, extra fatigues, pack-drill, and perhaps a couple of hours tied up, as an example to evil-doers.”
“So it's pack-drill for me and a fortnight's C.B. For "drunk and resisting the Guard.”
“Yes, it's pack-drill for me and a fortnight's C.B. For "drunk and resisting the Guard!”
“I saw a story in Private Mulvaney's eye; and besides, if he stayed too long at the bar, he would, I knew, qualify for more pack-drill.”
“Now to meet an esteemed friend doing pack-drill outside the guardroom is embarrassing, especially if you happen to be walking with his Commanding Officer.”
“Mulvaney was doing pack-drill -- was compelled, that is to say, to walk up and down for certain hours in full marching order, with rifle, bayonet, ammunition, knapsack, and overcoat.”
“O it's pack-drill for me and a fortnight's C.B. For "drunk and resisting the Guard!”
“And so two of them, done with pack-drill, goose-step, half rations and forced marches, lay under the straw the priests had heaped upon them.”
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