Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of fifer.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Five squealing fifers and three thundering cymbalists provided background noise for a middle-aged kender with a black topknot, who yelled through cupped hands from a bench atop a seriously listing wagon.

    Stalling

  • Not so the drummers and fifers attached to the companies, who suffered the cruel destiny of the massacre.

    Drummers Fifers and Music of the Kings Guard

  • Not so the drummers and fifers attached to the companies, who suffered the cruel destiny of the massacre.

    Archive 2008-05-11

  • Clothed in the colors of the colonel, they were fifers or drummers and subject to military discipline.

    Archive 2008-05-11

  • Clothed in the colors of the colonel, they were fifers or drummers and subject to military discipline.

    Drummers Fifers and Music of the Kings Guard

  • The range also includes a pack of soldiers' wives or camp followers and I believe that I read that musicians (drummers and fifers) and zimmermen (pioneers) are planned for the future.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • Then he ordered out his whole army, horse, foot, and artillery; and set forth at the head of an innumerable host, and I should think twenty thousand drummers, trumpeters, and fifers.

    The Rose and the Ring

  • The occasion was a seventieth-birthday dinner for John Greenleaf Whittier, a silver-bearded Brahmin to the core: protégé of the abolitionist editor William Lloyd Garrison; stalwart patron of the Atlantic; essayist; a founder of the Republican Party; sturdy versifier in rhyming tetrameter, his stanzas marching forward through the parlors and the firesides of the new republic like so many fifers and drummers.

    Mark Twain

  • The occasion was a seventieth-birthday dinner for John Greenleaf Whittier, a silver-bearded Brahmin to the core: protégé of the abolitionist editor William Lloyd Garrison; stalwart patron of the Atlantic; essayist; a founder of the Republican Party; sturdy versifier in rhyming tetrameter, his stanzas marching forward through the parlors and the firesides of the new republic like so many fifers and drummers.

    Mark Twain

  • He would appear to be under the impression we are a band of rapparee fifers.

    At Swim, Two Boys

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