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(Military) military US an inexperienced, untrained, or clumsy soldier, esp one employed on menial duties



n. Slang.
1. an army recruit.
2. a soldier assigned to cleaning the grounds or other menial tasks as punishment.
3. a convict; prisoner.
[1940–45, Amer.]
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Noun1.yardbird - a military recruit who is assigned menial tasks
military recruit, recruit - a recently enlisted soldier
2.yardbird - a person serving a sentence in a jail or prisonyardbird - a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
lifer - a prisoner serving a term of life imprisonment
captive, prisoner - a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war
trusty - a convict who is considered trustworthy and granted special privileges
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JIM MCCARTY: WALKING IN THE WILD LAND (ANGEL AIR) Jim McCarty is still best remembered as the drummer with one of Britain's most innovative bands of the early Sixties, The Yardbirds, playing on hit singles like For Your Love, Heart Full Of Soul, Evil Hearted You, Shapes Of Things and Over Under Sideways Down.
On his current tour, the synth-pop pioneer is sharing the stage with a full orchestra to perform many of these greatest hits plus tracks from his latest album, Shadows & Reflections, which features covers of iconic 60s torch songs and orchestral pop by the likes of Burt Bacharach, The Yardbirds and Bobby Darin.
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The guitarist, who enjoyed hits with The Yardbirds and Cream before embarking on a successful solo career, posted a video tribute on Facebook to the man he called a "dear friend".
As the lead guitarist in the Yardbirds, he had inherited the mantle once worn by Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck.
Accompanying them on this tour are such luminaries as The Yardbirds, The Animals and Friends, Maggie Bell and Spencer Davis.
It was Heart Full Of Soul and it was by a band called The Yardbirds.
The former hell-raiser said his old manager Peter Grant asked him about joining the group then known as The New Yardbirds.
He was behind a band that was going to be called The New Yardbirds," the Daily Express quoted him as telling Absolute Radio show.
The current line-up stars original member Graham Gouldman, 62, who had already written his first Top 10 single, For Your Love, recorded by The Yardbirds, as well as hits for The Hollies and Herman's Hermits, before creating 10CC.
Earlier this year, Home Depot announced its plans to close Expo Design Centers, Yardbirds, Design Centers and HD Bath stores.
In October 1963, he was recruited him to become a member of The Yardbirds and in 1965 he was invited to join John Mayall's Bluesbreakers.