staff-sergeant love


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A non-commissioned officer having no position in the ranks of a company, but attached to the staff of a regiment.


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  • The staff-sergeant fitter returned with a ten-foot stove-pipe that he had found in the neighbouring village; and before ten o'clock our first mess fire since the end of April was crackling merrily and burning up spare ammunition boxes.

    Pushed and the Return Push

  • It was only the year before that he, then a staff-sergeant, had handed over that district to Inspector

    Policing the Plains Being the Real-Life Record of the Famous North-West Mounted Police

  • The staff-sergeant was not easily excited, yet he was visibly disturbed now.

    The Valley of Silent Men

  • "These confounded feet of mine!" grunted the staff-sergeant.

    The Valley of Silent Men

  • O'Connor, staff-sergeant, was like one struck dumb.

    The Valley of Silent Men

  • He had made fun of O'Connor when the big staff-sergeant had described the effect of the girl's eyes on Inspector Kedsty.

    The Valley of Silent Men

  • When the door closed again, the staff-sergeant was in the room alone with Kent.

    The Valley of Silent Men

  • More than once they had worked out enigmas of this kind together, and the staff-sergeant saw the old, eager glow in his eyes.

    The Valley of Silent Men

  • He has been in the Dublin Fusiliers, and a lieutenant in Weatherby's Horse, enlisted in the 5th Lancers, and rose from private to staff-sergeant, and ten months later would have had his commission.


  • Hope of promotion is all that can make a subaltern's life endurable, but the staff-sergeant or the first sergeant, honored and respected by his officers, decorated for bravery by Congress, and looked up to by his comrades, is a king among men.

    From the Ranks


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