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  • An under-officer, with the black-and-gold button of the Landsturm, hoicked us out of the train, and we were all shepherded into a big bare waiting-room where a large stove burned.

    Greenmantle

  • I was living with a certain old Cossack under-officer whom I loved, not only on account of his kindly disposition, but also, and more especially, on account of his pretty daughter, Nastya.

    A Hero of Our Time

  • An under-officer of Cossacks and a headborough ‡ came out.

    A Hero of Our Time

  • While he's on his way, into the idiot commander's headquarters a few miles below where Andr is at this point -- Andr is heading north; the courier is heading east to try to find Washington with the papers -- and into the idiot's headquarters comes a major of dragoons called Benjamin Tallmadge who theoretically was the under-officer to this idiot, but Major Tallmadge also happened to be the head of General Washington's secret service.

    The Man in the Mirror: A Life of Benedict Arnold

  • There was an under-officer, summoning me to the royal apartments; the words pierced my drowsy brain like drops of acid - oh, Christ, I was done for.

    Flashman's Lady

  • Elspeth squeaked, I jumped, and the Hova on the porch must have heard the shout too, for he called to the hall - and here, to my horror, came an under-officer, bounding down the porch steps sword in hand, and running along the front of the house towards our corner.

    Flashman's Lady

  • They were running any old how, but an under-officer was shouting in the rear, and it seemed to me he was pointing towards our grove.

    Flashman's Lady

  • The stables were only five minutes 'walk, and I lounged about in a fever of nonchalance while the under-officer laboriously spelled out Fankanonikaka's note and looked surly.

    Flashman's Lady

  • He'd prepared his mind for revelations, for some practical return on an already enormous investment in time, credit, and nye-power, and this under-officer had shattered the mood.

    Bloodhype

  • Loketh, and Baleku, a young under-officer of Ongal's, accorded the best swimmer of the fleet, Karara and the dolphins.

    Key Out of Time

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