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  • His teeth—an entire army battalion in a mouth.†   (source)
  • Soldiers from an infantry battalion lie along the platform, all of them asleep, as though some enchantress has cast a spell over them.†   (source)
  • Where this morning a battalion of tractors had plied the gravel paths, hauling carts loaded with fish and peat-bricks up and down from the harbor, now those carts were being pulled by horses and mules.†   (source)
  • They assigned him to B Company in the Second Marine Regiment, Third Battalion, and he soon met men who'd been at Guadalcanal, and he replaced a radio operator who'd been shot during the fighting in the Solomons.†   (source)
  • Harry said nothing; he did not much fancy doing his shopping while surrounded by a battalion of Aurors.†   (source)
  • He'd earned a battlefield commission during the final days of the Korean War; he'd completed a tour of duty in Vietnam as an infantry battalion executive officer.†   (source)
  • The press, which had come en masse to cover the meeting, was turned away by a battalion of Sterling policemen.†   (source)
  • Sergeant Parish, today we will graduate the top four squads of your battalion.†   (source)
  • They learned that there was nothing so loathsome as a wisp of blanket fluff hiding under a bed, concealing within its form a battalion, a whole division, of bacteria.†   (source)
  • NYPD, FDNY, parked city vans with the windshield wipers going: K-9, Rescue Operations Battalion, NYC Hazmat.†   (source)
  • After his years at the university, the man I killed returned with his new wife to the village of My Khe, where he enlisted as a common rifleman with the 48th Vietcong Battalion.†   (source)
  • The point being that there could be an entire battalion of stormtroopers concealed below decks and his helmetcam would never pick them up.†   (source)
  • A small figure detached itself from the far battalion and hurried toward Eragon and Saphira.†   (source)
  • "Okay, this, is the infantry insignia, and this"—I pointed to the words and letters—"is how we're identified: company, battalion, regiment.†   (source)
  • In the meantime, a full FORCE:space battle fleet complete with a fareaster construction battalion has spun up from the Camn System to join the evacuation task force, but this fleet may be recalled depending upon circumstances.†   (source)
  • I went up Toll Drive towards a battalion of dudes with Pendleton shirts, buttoned from the top only, vatostyle, and starched khaki or juvenile hall-issued pants we called "counties."†   (source)
  • A woman defending her underclothes from a battalion of soldiers was comical.†   (source)
  • It had a Nor-wegian stamp on it and was postmarked "UN Battalion."†   (source)
  • There are some four hundred thousand people in it, and Ukrainian and Lithuanian police battalions are used for the purpose instead of the German police.†   (source)
  • The Justice of Ente Issa battalions didn't do anything during that time that One Esk didn't also do.†   (source)
  • At the north end of the reservoir, the enemy vanguard broke through the woods—a warrior in golden armor leading a battalion of Laistrygonian giants with huge bronze axes.†   (source)
  • Mostly these banquets, talks, and tours were time-squandering annoyances, as in June 1891 when, at the request of Director-General Davis, Burnham hosted a visit to Jackson Park by a battalion of foreign dignitaries that consumed two full days.†   (source)
  • If she is not one of the forbidden, then why have you massed a battalion to protect her?†   (source)
  • He'd flown tanks, helicopters, general cargo, once a whole battalion of troops on his—he thought of the aircraft as his—Galaxy before.†   (source)
  • I'd like five full battalions of Fremen troops before the first CHOAM audit.†   (source)
  • I'd be shaking in my boots before a battalion commander and here was the regimental commander himself.†   (source)
  • In 1968, he returned to Vietnam, and this time he was the commander of Mike Company (Third Battalion, Seventh Marines, First Marine Division) in the rice-paddy-and-hill country of South Vietnam between two treacherous regions the marines called Dodge City and the Arizona Territory.†   (source)
  • The corridor outside Our Lady's operating suites, normally a desolate stretch where one might find an empty stretcher or a portable X-ray machine parked while the tech took a cigarette break, was now like battalion headquarters at the start of a military campaign.†   (source)
  • "We didn't have any more problems from the James gang after March 17," says an officer from that battalion.†   (source)
  • The radio announcer's voice shot in clearly, transmitted from the booth, but the crowd remained at an eerie distance, soul-moaning like some lost battalion.†   (source)
  • In addition, new battalions had arrived from Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, and still more were expected from Maryland and Delaware.†   (source)
  • To American authorities his identity was equally perplexing; a whole regiment of crack C.I.D. men had been thrown into the front lines to find out who he was, while a battalion of combat-hardened public-relations officers stood on red alert twenty-four hours a day with orders to begin publicizing him the moment he was located.†   (source)
  • And rumors flew faster than bullets aimed skyward from the automatic weapons men fired randomly, at all hours, in celebration: Taliban battalions were massing on the outskirts of Kabul, the capital, or had already overrun it.†   (source)
  • I'll say I'm glad to be here in the Para Battalion.†   (source)
  • When Oscar was a junior, the battalion went to Fort Huachucha, a 110-acre Army base near the Mexican border.†   (source)
  • John had been on leave from the Second Battalion for several months now, since before the holidays.†   (source)
  • Allie went to the batwings and stood staring out at the morning, at the silent battalions of slow-moving clouds.†   (source)
  • It ultimately proved that our mad Joseph Stalin misunderstood priorities when he asked how many battalions the Pope had.†   (source)
  • The 3rd MP Group has the 1000th Battalion at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.†   (source)
  • Battalions of female troops were being enlisted, each sworn to kill at least one Terran, and were drilling with fake guns in corridors of Luna City.†   (source)
  • And there were battalions of Men, too.†   (source)
  • When Brother Jacques used the word a sixth time and a weary battalion of students struggled to their feet to perform their task, Obie saw a small smile play on the lips of the teacher.†   (source)
  • SERGEANT ERNESTO HAIBI is a medic formerly assigned to the 23rd Infantry Battalion.†   (source)
  • Battalion?†   (source)
  • By two P.M. Custer's division pours into the small town of Marshall's Crossroads, where they are met by a lone artillery battalion.†   (source)
  • But they come in whole battalions.†   (source)
  • A whole battalion was carrying one page away from its source, carrying the intimate print as if rolling a tablet away from him.†   (source)
  • I'm embedded with Company A of the First Battalion Eighty-Seventh Infantry of the Army's Tenth Mountain Division.†   (source)
  • It is never my place to regulate him, unless his doing so affects the battalion, which it has not.†   (source)
  • All through the four battalions, hurt and confused and frightened and exhausted freshmen were thinking similar thoughts.†   (source)
  • Troops involved were the 28th Infantry (Col. Ely), one battalion of the 18th Infantry (Parker), a company of the First Engineers, the divisional artillery (Summerall), and a support of French tanks and flame throwers.†   (source)
  • Bones of lost battalion in lake, fished up, turned into charcoal—†   (source)
  • We lost whole battalions from our own air support—and I'm not counting the black battalions that were shot by white infantry from behind.†   (source)
  • It looks like one of those army signs, pointing out a company or battalion area.†   (source)
  • That's where you'll find him-in one of the tents-he's got battalion commander status as a reward for revolutionary merit.†   (source)
  • The half-dozen slot machines along the wall were suddenly all run to like Maypoles, and thrown into action— taken over by further battalions of little boys.†   (source)
  • The sheer weight of the Cyclops battalion began to weigh Typhon down.†   (source)
  • Hawat sent advance agents in here by the battalion.†   (source)
  • We got Gearhart to requisition some gloves and baseballs from battalion supply.†   (source)
  • It had a Norwegian stamp and was postmarked "UN Battalion" Friday June 15, 1990.†   (source)
  • Hrothgar has taken charge of the battalion to our left.†   (source)
  • Then five battalions of Fremen plus our own forces ought to do it.†   (source)
  • There were a few guys there from a boat outfit, the 159th Transportation Battalion.†   (source)
  • Both cards were stamped "UN Battalion—June 15."†   (source)
  • They trailed behind a battalion as it headed toward the crater wall.†   (source)
  • Simpson said that they kept our squad up to par because the battalion commander liked him.†   (source)
  • We're going to need at least five battalions of those people before the Sardaukar descend on us.†   (source)
  • Look at that...UN Battalion ...the stamps are Norwegian too!†   (source)
  • The battalion halted at one of the collapsed tunnels.†   (source)
  • On the front page of the paper she read something about the Norwegian UN battalion in Lebanon.†   (source)
  • If they had the guts to send up a flare it had to be a damn battalion of them.†   (source)
  • When they finished, Orik told them to wait and disappeared into the battalion's ranks.†   (source)
  • The UN battalion ...wasn't that the postmark on the card from Hilde's father?†   (source)
  • Word had come that a second North Vietnamese battalion was moving toward the area.†   (source)
  • The three battalions were repositioning themselves in different parts of Farthen Dur.†   (source)
  • "We heard that you guys ran into a VC battalion or something," he said.†   (source)
  • Alberto has a brother who's a major n the UN Battalion.†   (source)
  • In the rear of the battalions, archers tested their bowstrings.†   (source)
  • The flank fire seemed to move the whole battalion toward it and toward the paddies.†   (source)
  • Pale-pink helmets, with rosettes, a whole battalion, onto the beachhead, over the top in pink.†   (source)
  • Lou cupped some dirt and watched a battalion of ants trail across her hand.†   (source)
  • They stayed alive in that criminal battalion called Medusa because they considered everything!†   (source)
  • "John!" said a voice he knew, but it was not that of any soldier in his battalion.†   (source)
  • The 2nd Battalion had clawed its way some one hundred yards toward Suribachi.†   (source)
  • We can't help here!" he shouted to the battalion.†   (source)
  • He looked up at a row of medals displayed in a glass case above a battalion of liquor bottles.†   (source)
  • Putnam and six battalions crossed to Brooklyn early the next day, a Sunday, causing a great stir.†   (source)
  • "And how are the Mystics in your battalion?" inquired David, casually examining his fingernails.†   (source)
  • But I decide what's best for my battalion, not you, Sergeant.†   (source)
  • Goins promoted Oscar to cadet major, thereby making him the battalion's executive officer.†   (source)
  • Why, you wouldn't be able to open a single door in fourth battalion.†   (source)
  • He ended up with the First Battalion, Fifth Marines, based out of Camp Pendleton.†   (source)
  • His name, he said, was Li Van Hgoc—just Van was fine—a major, 48th Vietcong Battalion.†   (source)
  • Everyone you see, everyone in this battalion, from Ajax to Umbra, is with you.†   (source)
  • It took his battalion longer to extricate itself from the column of warriors than it had to join it.†   (source)
  • In September, Paul Berlin was called before the battalion promotion board.†   (source)
  • Why don't you transfer down to first battalion?†   (source)
  • Cornwallis followed with eight reserve battalions and fourteen pieces of artillery.†   (source)
  • Easy Company was part of the 2nd Battalion commanded by Colonel Chandler Johnson.†   (source)
  • Six men of Third Battalion were killed, nine wounded.†   (source)
  • Because of "light duty" I was orderly that day in the battalion commander's office.†   (source)
  • At 1500 I ordered Second Battalion to remount.†   (source)
  • Frankel said crisply, "Second Battalion Commander's respects to the Regimental Commander.†   (source)
  • "He stole gasoline from a car in the fourth battalion parking lot," Gauldin explained.†   (source)
  • A cloud passed before the sun and the battalion's splendid gleam died a slow, flickering death.†   (source)
  • The flag belonged to the battalion, as far as Johnson was concerned.†   (source)
  • What are you doing in my battalion, McLean?†   (source)
  • Table of Organization "Rump Battalion" Strike Force — Cpt.†   (source)
  • It bore too much historic value for the battalion to be left unguarded atop Suribachi.†   (source)
  • Not everyone can come up with these little gems and also make a battalion work.†   (source)
  • The first to encounter the Serbs was Second Battalion, in the center.†   (source)
  • But you just said that Third Battalion...†   (source)
  • The Director had chosen the worst pike unit in the entire battalion.†   (source)
  • A corporal-instructor from some other battalion stepped forward with the whip.†   (source)
  • All cadets in fourth battalion will return to their rooms immediately.†   (source)
  • Battalion officers moved their command posts up to the brush-line at the base of the slopes.†   (source)
  • I'm tempted to reassign it to a battalion that has more experience and Mystics support.†   (source)
  • How could there possibly be embarrassment in fantasyland, in this fourth battalion utopia?†   (source)
  • The next day, the 2nd Battalion was relieved.†   (source)
  • A battalion courier has to have a pass and insignia just like everyone else.†   (source)
  • But that battalion could have been borrowed from another division.†   (source)
  • They knew that in the morning their battalion would have to assault the mountain.†   (source)
  • My father was a battalion commander in the class of 1947.†   (source)
  • A wild cheer went up from the battalion.†   (source)
  • He took the battalion dispatch bag and threw it over his shoulder.†   (source)
  • Sir, H Company Commander reports to the Battalion Commander.†   (source)
  • "Our sick bay was just a rifle in the ground," recalled Dr. James Wittmeier, the battalion surgeon.†   (source)
  • H Company was now organized as a single platoon and the battalion paraded as if it were a company.†   (source)
  • Did you ever hear of that knob Graubart, down in first battalion?†   (source)
  • I was in a line battalion, where we didn't get much to eat.†   (source)
  • As I said, I've been thinking about your battalion," said Ms.†   (source)
  • "I was riding with Second Battalion," he said.†   (source)
  • "Get out of my battalion, McLean," Alexander ordered.†   (source)
  • Radio connections to battalion headquarters had gone dead.†   (source)
  • Each memorial flew its battalion's flag and bore the names of the fallen around its base.†   (source)
  • Upon turning back, First Battalion rode straight into an ambush of mortars and machine guns.†   (source)
  • He'll be treated like every other knob in my battalion," Alexander declared huffily.†   (source)
  • Your battalion's close to Northgate and the sea.†   (source)
  • I've checked on Pearce and he's riding high over in second battalion.†   (source)
  • First and Second Battalions, Fanteria, stand.†   (source)
  • Don't you think every battalion would love to have David Menlo?†   (source)
  • "He was the first battalion commander our knob year," Pig remembered.†   (source)
  • At 1600 we remounted the two other battalions and set out after the stragglers.†   (source)
  • A battalion commander sidling up at the appointed hour like some slack-jawed delinquent.†   (source)
  • Fortunately, the battalion was not merely willing but eager to put in the additional work.†   (source)
  • I'll walk around first battalion and cut across the baseball field.†   (source)
  • Perhaps you mean First or Third Battalions?†   (source)
  • Pearce was asleep in his second battalion room when I found him in the late afternoon.†   (source)
  • Trench Nineteen was gone, but a monument had been erected for its battalion.†   (source)
  • There were memorials for every Rowan battalion at the places where they had fought.†   (source)
  • There was not a single sound in fourth battalion.†   (source)
  • They can transfer you down to first battalion tonight.†   (source)
  • Had the exercise been real, his battalion would have been utterly overwhelmed.†   (source)
  • I glanced at the clock high atop the parapets of second battalion.†   (source)
  • TAM TRENCH RATS BATTALION 2ND COMPANY, 3RD PLATOON Did she have a last name?†   (source)
  • I shouldn't be leading the battalion," he reflected.†   (source)
  • The members of fourth battalion selected me as their honor representative.†   (source)
  • Scanning the group, Max saw that only a third of the battalion had already reported.†   (source)
  • The entire population of fourth battalion was laughingand mocking the R Company cadre.†   (source)
  • Sarah took command of an entire company while Lucia and Cynthia served as the battalion's Mystics.†   (source)
  • He'd commissioned it from the brothers after his first day supervising the battalion from atop YaYa.†   (source)
  • The battalion's greatest asset, however, was Bob.†   (source)
  • Sarah and Ajax can lead the battalion today.†   (source)
  • The best gauge of the battalion's readiness was the combat simulation at the end of each day.†   (source)
  • I hope you rewarded your battalion for a job well done.†   (source)
  • I won't— "—let your battalion down," Max interjected.†   (source)
  • Other battalions had already borrowed the recipe and incorporated it into their own training.†   (source)
  • Your losses were half that of the other trench battalions.†   (source)
  • Others were anxious to continue the battle and fell in with the trench battalions.†   (source)
  • Whole battalions hurried toward the citadel at full speed.†   (source)
  • They hadn't found anything in the Civil War sub or elsewhere in the museum; just a few elderly tourists, a dozing security guard, and—when they tried to inspect the artifacts—a whole battalion of glowing zombie dudes in gray uniforms.†   (source)
  • The Appalachian Highlands, says the voice-over, where the Angels of the Apocalypse, Fourth Division, are smoking out a pocket of Baptist guerillas, with air support from the Twenty-first Battalion of the Angels of Light.†   (source)
  • At the end of December, when I was released from the 91st Evac Hospital, they transferred me over to Headquarters Company-S-4, the battalion supply section.†   (source)
  • Before dawn on December 7, 1950, Harris stood on a frozen Korean mountain with his weary battalion, which had seen such horrendous fighting that it had lost three-quarters of its men.†   (source)
  • Housed in a special wing of the hospital, she had a private room full of sunlight, and constant attention from a battalion of nurses.†   (source)
  • The chrysanthemums on the front lawn sparkled with shining drops; a battalion of slugs was no doubt munching away at the few remaining leaves of the lupins.†   (source)
  • He had fought his way out of that trap, and later another at Vyasma, and had commanded a battalion spearheading Zhukov's counterblow from the suburbs of Moscow.†   (source)
  • AT 0900 the entire battalion musters in the yard, creating a sea of blue jumpsuits headed by the top four squads in their crisp new fatigues.†   (source)
  • Reconnaissance squads from the SDF battalion moved northward carefully, cautious of the anti-entropic tides around the Time Tombs and wary of any booby traps left behind by the Ousters.†   (source)
  • The cook had prepared enough to feed a battalion: pheasant stuffed with figs, stewed oysters, potted larks, greens cooked with bacon, pickled watermelon rind, and buttered parsnips.†   (source)
  • With a grunt of frustration, I shrug out of it, and for a second I'm totally naked, the second in which that door beside me will fly open and a battalion of Silencers will flood into the room.†   (source)
  • The battalion firebase was built into a hill just off Highway 1, surrounded on all sides by flat paddy land, and between us and the paddies there were reinforced bunkers and observation towers and trip flares and rolls of razor-tipped barbed wire.†   (source)
  • Having come of age in an ironworks, he could have joined a union in 1912, led a strike in 1916, captained a Red battalion in 1918, and now found himself in command of an entire industry.†   (source)
  • Sometimes, as when Kitssad was strapped into the tactical command chair during a battalion-sized drop onto Ceres, he closed his eyes, looked between the primary-colored geographies of the cortically generated tactical/terrain matrix, and felt a sense of...someone?†   (source)
  • Eleven standard months later, Corporal Fedmahn Kassad of the Twelfth Mobile Infantry Battalion had received two Distinguished Service Clusters, a Senate Commendation for valor in the Equatorial Archipelago campaign, and two Purple Hearts.†   (source)
  • Thus, if by chance one cared to watch the battalions marching toward Red Square on the Seventh of November, one should go no further than room 322.†   (source)
  • Over twenty days, he had made his way across six nations and skirted eight battalions fighting under five different flags, finally arriving at Idlehour on the seventh of August 1918, with nothing but a rucksack on his back.†   (source)
  • Four or five battalions all told, Sire.†   (source)
  • Rows of sharpened saplings were being pounded into the ground to provide a thorny barrier between the battalion and the tunnel.†   (source)
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