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  • n. Plural form of leftenant.

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Examples

  • We had had about ten minutes 'rest and were thinking about getting out of the harness when up came Mad Harry, one of our "leftenants", and ordered us out for foot inspection.

    A Yankee in the Trenches

  • Ensigns and leftenants, I guess, from the British marchin regiments in the Colonies, that run over five thousand miles of country in five weeks, on leave of absence, and then return, lookin as wise as the monkey that had seen the world.

    The Clockmaker — or, the Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick, of Slickville

  • Ensigns and leftenants, I guess, from the British marchin 'regiments in the Colonies, that run over five thousand miles of country in five weeks, on leave of absence, and then return, lookin' as wise as the monkey that had seen the world.

    The Clockmaker

  • Natur ordained it so -- a father of a family is head, and rules supreme in his household; his eldest son and darter are like first leftenants under him, and then there is an overseer over the niggers; it would not do for all to be equal there.

    The Clockmaker — or, the Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick, of Slickville

  • One mage ( "one of his high-ranking generals-which was probably why Nevis hadn't dared send them away without consulting Tremane-two sergeants, two leftenants, and an assortment of scouts and troopers.

    Storm Rising

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