from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The office or rank of field-cornet.
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Shortly after these meetings were held, a Representative Assembly, consisting of twenty-four members, one for each field-cornetcy, was elected for the special purpose of framing a Constitution and installing the officials whom it should decide to appoint.
But we were not idle, and a field-cornetcy of approximately a hundred men was detailed to attempt the capture of a train.
The field-cornetcy took up its position behind a small hill about a mile from the railway, and the men concealed themselves and their horses so ingeniously that their presence was not even suspected by the occupants of the blockhouse close by.