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  • These men will not be in the fighting-line, but they will have a place assigned to them where they can be hired by any one who likes.


  • Pharnouchus and Asiadatas, neither of you must lead your thousand horse into the fighting-line, you must get them under arms by themselves behind the carriages: and then come to me with the other officers as fully-equipt as if you were to be the first to fight.


  • [35] The provisions must be seen to by the officers of the fighting-line; they must inspect the men under their command and see that nothing is omitted which any man requires; the omission would be felt by us all.


  • The failure to establish any depot for provisions on the fighting-line, where there was hardly ever more than twenty-four hours 'food ahead, made the risk very serious.

    The Rough Riders

  • I started over to inquire, and found that Lieutenant Parker, not content with using his guns in support of the attacking forces, had thrust them forward to the extreme front of the fighting-line, where he was handling them with great effect.

    The Rough Riders

  • I sent other men to fill the canteens with water, and threw the rest out in a long line in a disused sunken road, which gave them cover, putting two or three wounded men, who had hitherto kept up with the fighting-line, and a dozen men who were suffering from heat exhaustionfor the fighting and running under that blazing sun through the thick dry jungle was heart-breakinginto the ranch buildings.

    The Rough Riders

  • Tens of thousands of women unaccustomed to hard labor were tiring their bodies from early morning till night so that there would be more men for the fighting-line.

    Lloyd George The Man and His Story

  • The transport _Zafiro_ lay between the fighting-line and the shore, having on board General Merritt, his staff, and a volunteer regiment.

    The Philippine Islands

  • No one could ascertain exactly in what capacity he found himself near the fighting-line.

    The Philippine Islands

  • Her soldiers did not boast of what they were going to do, but sat down solidly to learn, in order that she might be useful in the fighting-line.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 156, April 30, 1919


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