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He distinguished himself in several campaigns, especially in the Peninsular war, and was raised to the rank of field marshal.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
She also practises etching, pen-and-ink drawing, as well as crayon and water-color sketching.
WOMEN IN THE FINE ARTS, FROM THE SEVENTH CENTURY B.C. TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A.D.CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
No law of that country must exceed in words the number of letters in their alphabet, which consists only in two-and-twenty.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
Mr. Spurrell came down to see a horse, and we shall be very glad to have the benefit of his opinion by-and-by.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 107, NOVEMBER 3, 1894VARIOUS
They were eaten too quickly, in long gulps of four-and-twenty hours at a time.
KIPLING STORIES AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW, BOOK IIRUDYARD KIPLING
The high rank, the great riches of his father he rather implied than definitely mentioned.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
As each company front formed the knees of the rank and file seemed to give way.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
It was commenced in 1883, from a philanthropic feeling, but must rank among trade societies as much as many others.
SHOWELL'S DICTIONARY OF BIRMINGHAMTHOMAS T. HARMAN AND WALTER SHOWELL
If Wee Willie Winkie took an interest in anyone, the fortunate man was envied alike by the mess and the rank and file.
KIPLING STORIES AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW, BOOK IIRUDYARD KIPLING
He walked over to the table and mixed two tumblers of whiskey-and-soda, wondering why he had not thought of it before.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
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WORDS RELATED TO RANK AND FILE

  • apprentice
  • blue-collar worker
  • breadwinner
  • employee
  • hand
  • hard hat
  • help
  • helper
  • hireling
  • laborer
  • learner
  • prentice
  • proletarian
  • rank and file
  • toiler
  • work force
  • worker
  • working people
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