from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A marine.


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  • In the sea-soldier lingo, if a Marine goes home on furlough, leaves his camp or garrison or goes anywhere, he "shoves off."

    The Stars and Stripes The American Soldiers' Newspaper of World War I, 1918-1919

  • "Yes, sir," said the sea-soldier, exhibiting a rapidly swelling cheek.

    Stand By! Naval Sketches and Stories

  • "The look she gave me when I said these words, and especially the flash of her eye when I spoke of my being a sea-soldier, made me feel strong enough to tear that sea-monster's arm in twain, and to sail away with the lovely creature for whom my heart was beginning to throb."

    The Rudder Grangers Abroad and Other Stories

  • 'My dear lady,' said I, and I hope she did not take offence at the warmth of my expression, 'I don't see how anything can happen; but I promise you, on the word of a sea-soldier, that if danger should come upon us, I will save not only your father, but yourself and your maid.

    The Rudder Grangers Abroad and Other Stories

  • When the danger was all over, when she had other people to depend upon besides me, and we were on board a fine steamer, with a lot of handsomely dressed naval officers, and going comfortably to Madras, of course she thought no more of the humble sea-soldier who once stood between her and -- nobody knew what.

    The Rudder Grangers Abroad and Other Stories

  • "I am not a sailor," said the other; "I am a soldier; a sea-soldier -- in fact, a marine."

    The Rudder Grangers Abroad and Other Stories

  • One of the ship's pistols, fashioned like a musket, and strapped to his shoulder, was tied to his left hand, which again had been sewed by the sail-maker to the waistband of his beautifully pipe-clayed trousers; in short, he was rigged up as a complete sea-soldier in full uniform.

    The Lieutenant and Commander


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