from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A level space used for the assembly and array of troops, as well as for exercises in drilling, marching, etc: same as parade, 4.


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  • Others try to make something tidy and classically restrained out of music that moves from haunted-house creepiness through fractured Viennese waltzes and mandolin serenades to an Elgar-on-steroids, parade-ground finale.

    In performance: Mahler 7 at the BSO

  • Often he saw these boats turn aside from the street and enter the flooded square that marked the Barracks 'parade-ground.


  • In the past, McChrystal has often expressed unease with the pomp and circumstance of the institutional Army, and he tried to avoid a big parade-ground send-off in favor of something quieter and low-key.

    Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal's retirement ceremony marked by laughter and regret

  • He pulled himself to attention and announced in his best parade-ground voice:

    A Small Death in the Great Glen

  • Troche went on to describe how parade-ground architects found many other opportunities to incorporate the number twelve into their designs.


  • He was dead right about the vermin, but Russell wouldn't have it; he claimed this was just stiff-necked parade-ground nonsense and red tape on Raglan's part, and wrote as much.

    The Sky Writer

  • Waterfield gave him the "present" and "fire", and the single demonstration shot cracked across the great parade-ground.


  • Suddenly, as clearly as if I were on a parade-ground, my ears caught the sound of a bugle-call.

    The Green-Eyed Shwemyethna

  • For by now April had turned into May, the temperature was sweltering, and there was a hot wind blowing across the Meerut parade-ground and barracks that had nothing to do with the weather.


  • Partly to meet the situation that was approaching, the Ninth Infantry had been sent out from the Atlantic coast to Washington Territory, and upon its arrival at Fort Vancouver encamped in front of the officers 'quarters, on the beautiful parade-ground of that post, and set about preparing for the coming campaign.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories


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