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  • n. Plural form of guidon.


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  • Of five guidons carried by Custer's battalion, only one was recovered.

    Custer's last flag sells for less than expected at auction

  • The pikemen moved forward, flowing over the ground like the glinting waves of a river of molten steel; the knights cantered forward, lances lifted, guidons streaming.

    Wings in the Night

  • Their shields were unadorned, their long lances without guidons.

    The Coming of Conan The Cimmerian

  • Some of the monkitos carried the standards, banners, ensigns, guidons, and colours into their cells and chambers to make garters of them.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • For the cornets, guidons, and ensign-bearers had laid down their standards, banners, and colours by the wall sides: the drummers had knocked out the heads of their drums on one end to fill them with grapes: the trumpeters were loaded with great bundles of bunches and huge knots of clusters: in sum, everyone of them was out of array, and all in disorder.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • The standard, a gold sun bursting on a scarlet background with the number 21 in blue thread stitched across the center, was flanked by the smaller gold, scarlet, and blue guidons of the regiment's three battles.

    And Other Tales Of Valdemar

  • The battles 'guidons had long since returned to their units.

    And Other Tales Of Valdemar

  • Our own men were clad in dusty brown blouses, trousers and leggings being of the same hue, while the broad-brimmed soft hat was of dark gray; and very workmanlike they looked as, in column of fours, each troop trotted down its company street to form by squadron or battalion, the troopers sitting steadily in the saddles as they made their half-trained horses conform to the movement of the guidons.

    The Rough Riders

  • The red and white Polish swallow-tailed flags of the Lancers made a thicket of colour, while guidons, standards, banners, pennants and gilded Eagles studded the watery sky.

    Sharpe's Waterloo

  • The trumpeters were on greys, as were the three men who carried the guidons on their long staffs.

    Sharpe's Rifles


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