from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. retirement
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Retirement; -- mostly used in a jocose or burlesque way.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Retirement; seclusion.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
June 3, 1862, Gen. Robert E. Lee, the father of my deceased colleague, assumed the command of the Army of Northern Virginia three days after the retiracy of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, caused by a wound received in the battle of Seven Pines.
Such inventions as to obligate, to concertize, to questionize, retiracy, savagerous, coatee (a sort of diminutive for coat) and citified appeared in the popular vocabulary and even got into more or less good usage.
Knowing this, I would respectfully suggest the retiracy of those
Presidents and shaped policies, in his voluntary retiracy.
They resent any change in public opinion, because the change would mean their own retiracy to back seats in politics and from public attention.
On June 3, 1862, Gen. Robert E. Lee, the father of my deceased colleague, assumed the command of the Army of Northern Virginia three days after the retiracy of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, caused by a wound received in the battle of Seven Pines.
To their own relief the guiltless eaves-droppers, who found no moment favorable for revealing themselves after the comedy began, issued from their retiracy.
Latin wrangle before the Emperor and at the altars; but they spare me in this beloved retiracy.
Byzantine sisterhood to veils, except when in the retiracy of their chambers, she was at all times brave enough to emphasize the abhorrence by discarding the encumbrance.
It was well ventilated, for five panes of glass had suffered compound fractures, which all the surgeons and nurses had failed to heal; the two windows were draped with sheets, the church hospital opposite being a brick and mortar Argus, and the female mind cherishing a prejudice in favor of retiracy during the night-capped periods of existence.