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  • Yet it was a peaceful change to the other byways and highways of Schlachtstadt which were always filled with an equally unreal and mechanical soldiery, who appeared to be daily taken out of their boxes of "caserne" or "depot" and loosely scattered all over the pretty linden-haunted German town.

    Stories in Light and Shadow

  • “He must go home with us to our caserne,” said Cunningham;

    Quentin Durward

  • A gallant caserne it was — the best and roomiest that I had hitherto seen — rather cold and windy, it is true, especially in the winter, but commanding a noble prospect of a range of distant hills, which I was told were ‘the hieland hills,’ and of a broad arm of the sea, which I heard somebody say was the Firth of Forth.

    Lavengro

  • Be this as it may, I have no intention of describing it, and shall content myself with observing that we took up our abode in that immense building, or caserne, of modern erection, which occupies the entire eastern side of the bold rock on which the Castle stands.

    Lavengro

  • Unfortunately, in this whole thing, that when they went into the caserne (ph) or the police headquarter, they found a depot of guns and ammunitions that was spread out in the streets.

    CNN Transcript Feb 22, 2004

  • On the morning of the 19th of December, 1944, Eisenhower summoned to a little French caserne at Verdun all of his senior Allied commanders, and the purpose of this meeting was to figure out what to do.

    Patton: A Genius for War

  • Arriving at the army caserne by dusk, we followed Herard past the sentry and into the private quarters of the commander.

    The Serpent and the Rainbow

  • "Last night, sire, I slept at the _caserne_, at the invitation of my friend, Lieutenant Genet, whom you see beside me."

    O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921

  • A strange change had taken place in the teeming little caserne at the corner.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XVI., December, 1880.

  • In the early afternoon, and after every precaution possible had been taken to insure the success of the undertaking, Calvert, Brémond, and Favernay left the city, by different routes, for Courbevoie, agreeing to meet there at the caserne of the

    Calvert of Strathore

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  • What an excellent bit of prose!

    July 9, 2009

  • "What a funereal sight the camp at Norman Cross had been! A monumental collection of five or six tall wooden casernes, and in each one a thousand Frenchmen, starving, fed on rotten carrion flesh and bread the hounds would not eat; and the guards, battalions of them, were constantly searching their quarters at bayonet point in case the prisoners had somehow procured for themselves any of the comforts of existence, the which being found they burned in great bonfires in the barrack square beneath the glaring eyeballs and the cursing mouths of the captives."

    --The Winner of Sorrow by Brian Lynch, p 4

    July 9, 2009