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  • n. Pay drawn for soldiers, or others, really dead, whose names are kept on the rolls.
  • n. A dead soldier whose pay is illicitly claimed by another person.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Pay drawn for soldiers, or others, really dead, whose names are kept on the rolls.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Continued pay dishonestly drawn for soldiers and sailors actually dead; a person in whose name pay is so drawn.

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