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  • What a strange appearance had those mighty casernes, with their blank blind walls, without windows or grating, and their slanting roofs, out of which, through orifices where the tiles had been removed, would be protruded dozens of grim heads, feasting their prison-sick eyes on the wide expanse of country unfolded from that airy height.

    Lavengro

  • Rations of carrion meat, and bread from which I have seen the very hounds occasionally turn away, were unworthy entertainment even for the most ruffian enemy, when helpless and a captive; and such, alas! was the fare in those casernes.

    Lavengro

  • The soldiers seemed to have little or nothing to do, but to flirt with two or three gaudily-dressed negresses, who showed their white teeth and their black muzzles from the doors of the casernes, and to laugh at the chaplain of the garrison, for such I conclude was the grade of the old priest, who met us, toddling about in a state of drunken fatuity, very much resembling the condition of Obadiah in the

    Itinerary of Provence and the Rhone Made During the Year 1819

  • Leaving Dereham in April, 1810, Captain Borrow and his family were transferred to Norman Cross, in the parish of Yaxley, some four miles from Peterborough, to guard a large number of French prisoners in sixteen long casernes, or barracks.

    Souvenir of the George Borrow Celebration Norwich, July 5th, 1913

  • ` ` What a strange appearance had those mighty casernes, with their blank, blind walls, without windows or grating, and their slanting roofs, out of which, through orifices where the tiles had been removed, would be protruded dozens of grim heads, feasting their prison-sick eyes on the wide expanse of country unfolded from their airy height.

    Through the Magic Door

  • Rations of carrion meat, and bread from which I have seen the very hounds occasionally turn away, were unworthy entertainment even for the most ruffian enemy, when helpless and captive; and such, alas! was the fare in those casernes.

    Through the Magic Door

  • Ah! there was much misery in those casernes; and from those roofs, doubtless, many a wistful look was turned in the direction of lovely France.

    Through the Magic Door

  • If you said even that a country should not make war, its cannon would rust in the parks, and its soldiers play leapfrog in the casernes.

    Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3

  • Mr. Brown remarks that there were sixteen casernes, whereas Borrow says in _Lavengro_ that there were five or six.

    George Borrow and His Circle Wherein May Be Found Many Hitherto Unpublished Letters Of Borrow And His Friends

  • They took us over the two huge _casernes_, turned into homes of refuge for two thousand people from the invaded towns and villages of

    Everyman's Land

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  • "the buildings in which the soldiers of a garrison live; barracks."

    October 10, 2008