recruiting-party love

recruiting-party

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A number of soldiers, in charge of an officer or a non-commissioned officer, who are detached from their regiment or post for the purpose of enlisting recruits.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Captain Borrow's recruiting-party at Leith Races in July, 1813, being then just twelve years old; but soon tiring of discipline and scanty pay, obtained his discharge, soon after embarking on a career of crime which culminated in his well-deserved hanging at Edinburgh in 1821, at the age of twenty.

    Souvenir of the George Borrow Celebration Norwich, July 5th, 1913

  • Stanner advancing along the street with a firm countenance, fiery poll, and rigid staring eyes, in front of his recruiting-party.

    The Trumpet-Major

  • A recruiting-party and captain of Cutts's regiment (which had been so mangled at Blenheim the year before) were now in Warwickshire; and having their depot at Warwick, the captain and his attendant, the corporal, were used to travel through the country, seeking for heroes to fill up the gaps in Cutts's corps, -- and for adventures to pass away the weary time of a country life.

    Catherine: a Story

  • A recruiting-party and captain of Cutts’s regiment (which had been so mangled at Blenheim the year before) were now in Warwickshire; and having their depot at Warwick, the captain and his attendant, the corporal, were used to travel through the country, seeking for heroes to fill up the gaps in

    Catherine: a story

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.