field-cornetcy love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The office or rank of field-cornet.


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  • Shortly after these meetings were held, a Representative Assembly, consisting of twenty-four members, one for each field-cornetcy, was elected for the special purpose of framing a Constitution and installing the officials whom it should decide to appoint.

    The Transvaal from Within A Private Record of Public Affairs 1896

  • But we were not idle, and a field-cornetcy of approximately a hundred men was detailed to attempt the capture of a train.

    My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War P. [Illustrator] Van Breda 1892

  • The field-cornetcy took up its position behind a small hill about a mile from the railway, and the men concealed themselves and their horses so ingeniously that their presence was not even suspected by the occupants of the blockhouse close by.

    My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War P. [Illustrator] Van Breda 1892


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