Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A body of soldiers engaged in or detailed for labors distinct from the use of arms.

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Examples

  • The fatigue-party consisted of choppers, whose business it was to fell the trees and cut them off at proper lengths.

    Life of Daniel Boone, the Great Western Hunter and Pioneer

  • True, we were dependent upon a somewhat fortuitous supply of ice, brought by boat across the Gulf from Suez to the Quarantine Station, thence by special fatigue-party, armed to the teeth, into camp; and it usually suffered considerably _en route_.

    With Our Army in Palestine

  • The method of procedure was to assemble the hunt near a likely place and send forward a fatigue-party to dig out the jackal.

    With Our Army in Palestine

  • Early the next morning a fatigue-party, com - manded by a captain and accompanied by a surgeon, searched the ground for dead and wounded.

    Can Such Things Be

  • The ground was very hard and the labour severe; it was at least two hours before the fatigue-party, working in short shifts, had excavated a resting-place for the two bodies.

    The Relief of Mafeking How it Was Accomplished by Mahon's Flying Column; with an Account of Some Earlier Episodes in the Boer War of 1899-1900

  • Some rumors of early attack are going about, brought by the liaison men and those of the fatigue-party that renews our rations every other night -- without regularity or guarantee.

    Under Fire: the story of a squad

  • It is not recorded in the annals of the regiment that a trenching fatigue-party ever once got away before the moment when it became absolutely necessary to quit the neighborhood if they were not to be seen, marked and destroyed along with the work of their hands.

    Under Fire: the story of a squad

  • Early the next morning a fatigue-party, commanded by a captain and accompanied by a surgeon, searched the ground for dead and wounded.

    Can Such Things Be

  • While these arrangements were proceeding, a fatigue-party had been busy at work in a secluded spot chosen by the skipper, at some distance from the houses; and before we, the wounded, had all been comfortably disposed of for the night, the dead Nugent included -- were laid to rest with such honourable observance as the exigencies of the moment would permit.

    A Middy of the Slave Squadron A West African Story

  • It was picked up and brought in by the fatigue-party this morning.

    A Middy of the Slave Squadron A West African Story

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