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recruiting-ground

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A place or region where recruits are or may be obtained.

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Examples

  • There are 300,000 people, in London, divided into families that live in single rooms, while there are 900,000 who are illegally housed according to the Public Health Act of 1891 -- a respectable recruiting-ground for the drink traffic.

    DRINK, TEMPERANCE, AND THRIFT

  • Than the Nore and the Downs no finer recruiting-ground could anywhere be found, and here the shore-gangs afloat, and the boat-gangs from ships of war, were for ever on the alert.

    The Press-Gang Afloat and Ashore

  • German Student Orders, whence the Illuminati drew their disciples, that became also the recruiting-ground for the German Imperialist idea.

    Secret Societies And Subversive Movements

  • In those days the Union was the recruiting-ground for young politicians; Ministers came down from London to listen to the debates; and a few years later the Duke of Newcastle gave Gladstone a pocket borough on the strength of his speech at the Union against the Reform Bill.

    Cardinal Manning: Part I

  • Even so rigid a Marxist as Karl Kautsky is of opinion that the attitude of socialists towards the minor distributive trade in general, so that, "on political grounds," socialists must oppose the foundation of cooperative societies wherever, as often happens, small traders offer a favorable recruiting-ground for socialism.

    Political Parties; a Sociological Study of the Oligarchical Tendencies of Modern Democracy

  • Marchers had large possessions elsewhere, from which they drew the bulk of their revenues, using their March lands as a recruiting-ground for their troops.

    Mediæval Wales Chiefly in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries: Six Popular Lectures

  • He had been told, moreover, that Polpier as a recruiting-ground was virgin soil.

    Nicky-Nan, Reservist

  • The continent which so short a time ago had been compassionately looked upon from across the sea as missionary ground has become a principal base of supplies, and recruiting-ground for men and women, for missionary operations in ancient lands of heathenism and of a decayed Christianity.

    A History of American Christianity

  • There are 300,000 people, in London, divided into families that live in single rooms, while there are 900,000 who are illegally housed according to the Public Health Act of 1891 -- a respectable recruiting-ground for the drink traffic.

    The People of the Abyss

  • Miranda proposed to use the same recruiting-ground for his movements on Spanish South America, and even Hamilton consented to the scheme, if he could be commander of the expedition.

    The United States of America, Part 1

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