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  • 'Plebes' Flipper of Georgia, and Williams of Virginia, who have passed the examination requisite for entering the Academy, the Era and Citizen says: 'Now that they are in, the stiff and starched protègès of the Government make haste to tell the reporters that "none of the fellows would hurt them, but every fellow would let them alone."

    The colored cadet at West Point : autobiography of Lieut. Henry Ossian Flipper, U. S. A., first graduate of color from the U. S. Military Academy,

  • After referring to the colored young men, 'Plebes' Flipper of Georgia, and Williams of Virginia, who have passed the examination requisite for entering the Academy, the Era and Citizen says: 'Now that they are in, the stiff and starched protègès of the Government make haste to tell the reporters that "none of the fellows would hurt them, but every fellow would let them alone."

    Henry Ossian Flipper The Colored Cadet at West Point

  • Plebes are three to a room in Sam's company, and they switch roommates every semester.

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  • Plebes are three to a room in Sam's company, and they switch roommates every semester.

    Plebe Life

  • Plebes work themselves to death and yet can never be so wonderful as a prince on his throne.

    The Breaking of the Vessels

  • The digital revolution seems to have helped music recording become more possible to the Plebes than making movies.

    1 second is 24 frames

  • Technology is moving so fast today that the top-of-the-line, high-speed computers you received as Plebes today are virtually museum pieces.

    Remarks By The President At Naval Academy Commencement

  • In response to Plebes and Patricians (May 29, 1980)

    The Two Thompsons

  • Strong-Arm Johnnies coming out of their Brick Mansions to hop into their own Broughams and Coupés, have you not asked yourself why you are in the Horse-Cars with the Plebes when you might be in a Private

    Ade's Fables

  • "Plebes are allowed only two chairs to a room," remarked Dick, rising and pulling forward his own chair.

    Dick Prescott's First Year at West Point

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