Marching regiment

(Mil.) A regiment in active service
In England, a regiment liable to be ordered into other quarters, at home or abroad; a regiment of the line.

See also: Marching, Marching

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My dearest girl in barracks; the wife of a soldier in a marching regiment; subject to all sorts of annoyance and privation!
When she heard the drums of a marching regiment passing through the street, she would stand in the doorway with a jug of cider and give the soldiers a drink.
For her third piece, Prim, a snare drum solo by Askell Masson, Dame Evelyn stepped out of the cloister and whipped up the sound of a small marching regiment which then died into silence.
American composer and lyricist Cole Porter was a member of the Foreign Legion's Marching Regiment in 1918.
This enchanting spell is cast by the marching regiments in Union Jack or when the little girls from the School of American Ballet, fairies in A Midsummer Night's Dream, twirl endlessly.
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