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n.1.(Mil) A woman who carries a canteen for soldiers; a vivandière.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The cantiniere (a woman with a barrel on her head who supplied the troops), clearly visible along the right margin behind the sleeping king's tent, introduces another anachronism, familiar in the early modern battlefield, but unsupported by the verbal text.
In Les Desirs de Jean Servien (1882), Anatole France, intellectual spokesman of secular republicanism, portrayed the murderous 'cantiniere of 1871 baying for the blood of her captives: 'Echevelee sous son kepi galonne, ample de poitrine, cambree des reins, dressee fierement sur ses jambes fines et fortes, elle avait la puissance d'une magnifique bete feroce.