Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • The name for riflemen or sharpshooters in the Italian army.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • While this went on, a young girl ran out into the arena, and, after a bow to the spectators, quickly mounted to the top of the pole, where she presently stood in statuesque beauty that took all eyes even from the loveliness of the officer of 'bersaglieri'.

    Literature and Life (Complete)

  • Certainly I myself could have wished no variation from it in the young officer of 'bersaglieri', who had come down from antiquity to the topmost gradine of the arena over against me, and stood there defined against the clear evening sky, one hand on his hip, and the other at his side, while his thin cockerel plumes streamed in the light wind.

    Literature and Life (Complete)

  • I have since wondered if he knew how beautiful he was, and I am sure that, if he did not, all the women there did, and that was doubtless enough for the young officer of 'bersaglieri'.

    Short Stories and Essays (from Literature and Life)

  • Certainly I myself could have wished no variation from it in the young officer of 'bersaglieri', who had come down from antiquity to the topmost gradine of the arena over against me, and stood there defined against the clear evening sky, one hand on his hip, and the other at his side, while his thin cockerel plumes streamed in the light wind.

    Short Stories and Essays (from Literature and Life)

  • I have since wondered if he knew how beautiful he was, and I am sure that, if he did not, all the women there did, and that was doubtless enough for the young officer of 'bersaglieri'.

    Literature and Life (Complete)

  • While this went on, a young girl ran out into the arena, and, after a bow to the spectators, quickly mounted to the top of the pole, where she presently stood in statuesque beauty that took all eyes even from the loveliness of the officer of 'bersaglieri'.

    Short Stories and Essays (from Literature and Life)

  • As they approached, the Countess, who was dressed in a complete outfit of the green uniform of the Irish Volunteers, including green boots and green cock's feathers, something like those on the Italian bersaglieri, emerged from the central doorway.

    Six days of the Irish Republic A Narrative and Critical Account of the Latest Phase of Irish Politics

  • As an example we may mention only the following facts: The battalion of bersaglieri received, at 3.20 on June

    Independent Bohemia An Account of the Czecho-Slovak Struggle for Liberty

  • There are 96 regiments of infantry, two of them grenadiers, and 94 of the line, and consisting each of 3 battalions of 4 companies, each company in time of war consisting of 250 men; 12 regiments of bersaglieri, each of 3 battalions, with 1 cyclist company for each regiment; 7 Alpine regiments that are divided into 22 Battalions and 75 companies.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • I passed on rapidly towards the Porta della Lanterna from which point the firing had now become rapid, and meeting a man who had received a musket ball flesh wound, I asked him the news; he said that La Marmora's bersaglieri or light troops, had got over the wall.

    Charles Philip Yorke, Fourth Earl of Hardwicke, Vice-Admiral R.N.

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