captain-lieutenant love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Formerly, in Great Britain, an officer who, with the rank of captain and pay of a lieutenant, commanded a company or troop. The first or colonel's company of a regiment of infantry was commanded by a captain-lieutenant.


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  • In 1667, d'Artagnan was promoted to captain-lieutenant of the Musketeers, effectively the commander as the nominal captain was the King.

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  • As for Bernage, he writes me word that his colonel has offered to make him captain-lieutenant for a hundred pounds.

    The Journal to Stella

  • I had a letter from Bernage from Kinsale: he tells me his commission for captain-lieutenant was ready for him at his arrival: so there are two jackanapeses I have done with.

    The Journal to Stella

  • Bernage has made a blunder in offering money to his colonel without my advice; however, he is made captain-lieutenant, only he must recruit the company, which will cost him forty pounds, and that is cheaper than an hundred.

    The Journal to Stella

  • Upon his exchange as prisoner a year later, Washington restored him to his rank as captain-lieutenant, and he served honorably to the end of the war.

    The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn

  • One day I was permitted to take a trip with this captain-lieutenant -- and get back.

    Some Naval Yarns

  • Proceedings in the Court-martial held upon John, Master of Sinclair, captain-lieutenant in Preston's regiment, for the murder of Ensign

    Sir Walter Scott as a Critic of Literature

  • After two years the cadet becomes a midshipman, and with five or six other middies serves for a year or so on board ship, when he becomes a sub-lieutenant and is promoted by seniority to full lieutenant, captain-lieutenant (the English naval lieutenant with eight years 'service), corvette-captain (the English naval commander, with three stripes), frigate-captain (corresponding in rank to a lieutenant-colonel in the English army), and finally captain-at-sea

    William of Germany

  • London; no, nor I neither for all the world, saith Atkins; you shall see Hulet quickly come to preferment; and presently after he was made captain-lieutenant.

    State Trials, Political and Social Volume 1 (of 2)

  • I asked Hewson what he was, he told me he was his captain-lieutenant of horse; I desired to know where he had him? he told me he made him so from a serjeant, and a very mettled fellow he was; it was he that did the King's business for him upon the scaffold.

    State Trials, Political and Social Volume 1 (of 2)


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