insignia of rank

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Noun1.insignia of rank - an insignia worn on a military uniform
insignia - a badge worn to show official position
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
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Abdul Aziz, absolute lord of the Ottoman empire--clad in dark green European clothes, almost without ornament or insignia of rank; a red Turkish fez on his head; a short, stout, dark man, black-bearded, black- eyed, stupid, unprepossessing--a man whose whole appearance somehow suggested that if he only had a cleaver in his hand and a white apron on, one would not be at all surprised to hear him say: "A mutton roast today, or will you have a nice porterhouse steak?"
Following the mimic representative of Hutchinson came a military figure, holding before his face the cocked hat which he had taken from his powdered head; but his epaulettes and other insignia of rank were those of a general officer, and something in his mien reminded the beholders of one who had recently been master of the Province House, and chief of all the land.
As was his custom he rode with lowered visor, and nowhere upon his person or upon the trappings of his horse were sign or insignia of rank or house.
Possibly unsuited by longer trip he dropped away to finish down the field in a race won by Insignia Of Rank who later took another forward step with a Listed success.
The Mark Johnston-trained Rufus King finished a length and a half back in fourth, with Marshall Jennings (fifth), Magnetic North (seventh), Insignia Of Rank ( fourteenth) and Turnberry Isle (eighteenth) all behind.
There was another tight finish in the Listed Celebration Stakes where the Joe Murphy-trained and Gary Carroll-ridden Insignia Of Rank chinned Old Glory.
Insignia Of Rank landed the DDF Finest Surprise Celebration Stakes, while Joseph landed his second winner with Wayne Lordan blitzing the field on Buckhurst to win the Group 3 DDF Full Of Surprises International Stakes by an astonishing 11/2 lengths.
Hikhye, an Indian officer who witnessed the surrender ceremony, he also wrote, 'Then Aurora stripped Niazi's insignia of rank off his shoulders-it is the custom.' 'The Pakistan troops who had arms laid them down, Aurora was raised on the shoulders of the crowd and every Indian officer was mobbed by people throwing flowers,' the report said.