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  • n. Plural form of marine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. members of a body of troops trained to serve on land or at sea


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  • That if we don't straighten up we are going to be like those marines from the dying world.

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  • At each, I was greeted by marines from the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, whom I had last seen during the 2004 battle for Fallujah.

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  • Butler gave the signal to attack and marines from the 15th Company poured through the breach, engaged the Cacos in hand-to-hand combat, took the bastion and crushed the Caco resistance.

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  • ONLY very brave men or fools without any knowledge of modern shell fire could have fired upon our sailors and marines from the Naval School.

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  • I saw three or four of our jollies -- as we called the marines -- drop while firing away from the forecastle.

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  • A special unit of marines from the Dutch frigate Tromp had arrested the pirates on April 5 in a spectacular operation in the Gulf of Aden, about 500 miles (800 kilometers) east of Somalia.


  • I chose the skate name Devil Dog because I’m a former marine, and that was the nickname for marines in World War II.


  • The Germans called the marines “DEVIL DOGS”—and the name stuck.

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  • Another thing i loved about the marines were their vehicles. the APC from Aliens was never used again, to a sad end. id like to see its return. and used more effectively in combat situations.

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  • Mexican security analysts, U.S. officials and former military commanders say the marines are the recipients of an unequaled level of cooperation with American military and anti-narcotics agencies.

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