Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A military band of any size accompanying a body of soldiers.

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Examples

  • Then the soft notes of the cavalry trumpets come floating up from the water-side, and soon, regiment after regiment, the field-music is all astir and the melody of the initial effort becomes one ringing, blaring, but most effectually waking discord.

    A War-Time Wooing A Story

  • Then, as the field-music began to play and the men to assemble in line for retreat roll-call, they swung the second gate in the same way, and braced the two with heavy timbers.

    Captured by the Navajos

  • Kneeling in front of his lines, the King offered up his devotions; the whole army, at the same moment, dropping on their right knees, uplifted a moving hymn, and the field-music accompanied their singing.

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  • By way of apology for having being away so long two new tracks are now available to download from their website www. field-music.co.uk; the startling blues riff attack of "Each Time Is a New Time" and the melody rich impressionist pop of "Measure".

    The Line Of Best Fit

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