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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SAPPER

"There was a sapper of that name whom we met at Simla once, my dear," replied the Colonel.

Yes, every sin is a miner and sapper for a larger army in the rear.

But the sapper was free; 'free' was my last conscious thought.

Her heart had entered on a course of heavy thumping, like a sapper in the mine.

Nothing was sacred from that mimic any more than from a sapper.

The victim I had to attend to was sapper Lohmer, a good Socialist.

Nothing is sacred to a sapper,—nor to a milliner, unless it is new.

Then what was her business with those spies, the Sapper and Nonet?

You told me, did you not, that you could no longer appear in the character of the Sapper?

He was called the Sapper, because he had served in the Engineers.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, in a military context, "soldier employed in building fortifications," agent noun from sap (v.1).

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