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sergeant-majors

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  • n. Plural form of sergeant-major.

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Examples

  • I was particularly amazed that in America there were black police captains, black sergeant-majors, lawyers and doctors.

    Shaun Gatter: Campaign Journal: Canvassing for Mandela and Obama in Bristol, PA

  • ''At one stage, all five of his Mercer's company sergeant-majors were black.

    This week I have been mostly reading...

  • Most of those set to attend Saturday's gathering are sergeant-majors, sergeants, corporals and riflemen, because

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • This was the moment when, in the absence of officers on reconnaissance, company and squadron sergeant-majors along with the warrant officers and sergeants, came into their own, setting the example of meticulous preparation once the orders were known.

    First Clash

  • Their new tasks were those of 'sergeant-majors' of the company and they were to receive substantial wage increases of 4s. a day.

    7. BUT NOT FOR BREAD ALONE

  • It also happens that the house adjoining mine is tenanted by the colonel, whence it results that from morn to eve, there is a constant coming and going of sergeant-majors, lieutenants and captains, who rival one another in casting fascinating glances upon this corner of Mahomet's paradise.

    French and Oriental Love in a Harem

  • In the attack the sergeant-majors of both A and B Companies were hit.

    The Story of the 2/4th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

  • We pitched tents and tethered our horses in the wood, and before nightfall I walked into the village to look at the spot beneath the church tower where I had halted my fifty-three men, and to view again the barn in which I had roused the most helpful of the two sergeant-majors.

    Pushed and the Return Push

  • Did I not rouse a frowning town major and two amazed sergeant-majors before 5 A.M. and demand that they should do something in the matter?

    Pushed and the Return Push

  • It was one of our sergeant-majors who before a battalion attack offered £5 to the man of his company who was first in the enemy's trench.

    On the King's Service Inward Glimpses of Men at Arms

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