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The result was he was furloughed, and on leaving the service he went back to Paris.

Withdrawal Of Deposit when discharged or furloughed to reserve.

Last night my youngest son Thomas came in, furloughed (unsolicited) by his officers, who perceived his exhaustion.

The militia, furloughed by Gov. Brown so inopportunely, are returning to the front, the time having expired.

About this time Lieutenant Exel with the seven furloughed Winona men returned.

Furloughed men returned in large numbers before their leaves had terminated, many bringing new recruits with them.

You will be furloughed for thirty days, and at the expiration of that time, rendezvous here for re-organization.

Furloughed To Reserve or discharged, a soldier is given a final statement in duplicate.

Every day the recovered from hospitals, and the footsore stragglers, and the men detached or furloughed, came home to camp.

Six furloughed men returned, also Frederick Baker who was wounded at Vicksburg.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, vorloffe, from Dutch verlof, literally "permission," from Middle Dutch ver- "completely, for" + laf, lof "permission," which is related to the second element in believe and to leave (n.).

The -gh spelling developed by 1770s and represents an "f" that was once pronounced at the end of the word but disappeared fairly soon thereafter in English.

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