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  • Would not our time have been more valuably spent rounding up all the able-bodied men in town for an impromptu hunt?

    The Monstrumologist

  • No gold or silver, but a mountain of good strong iron-tired wagon wheels, four thousand excellently cooped barrels, and fifteen thousand able-bodied men to sell as slaves in Massilia.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Slave-holders became alarmed, and put their slaves in slave-pens for safe keeping, but the recruiting officer hearing of it, sent one of his deputies down to the pen with orders to open it, and take all the able-bodied men out to the camp, and put them in the army.

    Scraps of African Methodist Episcopal History

  • As he had foreseen, all the able-bodied men were down at the boat-landing working cargo.


  • The able-bodied men who had joined us were, sent to aid General Gillmore in the trenches, while their families were established in huts and tents on St. Helena Island.

    Army Life in a Black Regiment

  • We are four able-bodied men in this household, so that we could take good care of ourselves, but I confess that I have had uneasy moments when I have thought of the Stapletons.

    The Seriously Deranged Writer and the Model Cars

  • The Continentals were the regulars; the standing militia was a local body in which all able-bodied men between sixteen and sixty-five with certain exceptions were required to serve; and the state troops were volunteer levies raised mainly in the early years of the war.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • At times, according to Dr. James Thacher, the army surgeon who had served at Ticonderoga and was now at Valley Forge, there were not enough able-bodied men “to discharge the basic duties of the camp.”

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • The population has been greatly reduced, first by the slave-raids and epidemic fever of earlier times, and more lately by the constant drain of able-bodied men to the rubber forests of Brazil, whence few of them ever return, their superiority as boatmen rendering their services in demand as far as the Amazon.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • A couple of rude hand-mills had been erected for the making of flour, and as food was the first necessity Columbus immediately put all the able-bodied men in the colony, whatever their rank, to the elementary manual work of grinding.

    Christopher Columbus


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