dead soldier


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dead soldier

or

dead marine

n
informal an empty beer or spirit bottle

dead′ sol′dier


n.
Slang.
an empty wine or liquor bottle.
[1915–20]
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The priest, bending over him, unclasped the chain and removed it from the dead soldier's neck.
Once the line encountered the body of a dead soldier. He lay upon his back staring at the sky.
The congregation made way respectfully for those sobbing girls clothed in deep black, and pitied the stern old father seated opposite the memorial of the dead soldier. "Will he forgive Mrs.
He inspected the insignia upon their uniforms and saw that they were not the same as that which he had taken from one of the dead soldiers at the bungalow and then he passed on ahead of them, unseen in the dense bush.
I cannot resist saying that few finer sights can have been seen in history than the last stand of this extraordinary regiment; wounded officers picking up the rifles of dead soldiers, and the general himself facing us on horseback bareheaded and with a broken sword.' On what happened to the general afterwards Olivier is as silent as Captain Keith."
He identified the dead soldier as Walid Gathian Al-Shibani, adding that the wounded soldiers were shifted to hospital.
The dead soldier was identified as Mohammad Hassan Attwa.
In the middle of such barbarity a mum-of-two courageously confronted one of the attackers, still wielding a machete and drenched in the dead soldier's blood.
He named the dead soldier as Hussein Bawah Ali Zabani and the wounded soldier, who was taken to hospital, as Saad Miteb Mohammed al-Shammari.
Dead soldiers. For as every bean counter knows, a dead soldier is a less expensive soldier: one-time payments to the immediate family, no pesky lingering obligations requiring valuable bureaucratic time and money.
The dead soldier's comrades, battle-hardened - if their medals were anything to go by - were visibly moved.
He added: "We have confirmed information that the dead soldier was shot by Israeli bullets."