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used in Starship Troopers

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1  —2 uses as in:
muster strength or the crew
to gather
The exact meaning of this sense of muster is often subject to its context. For example:
  • "mustered her courage/strength/a smile" — to gather from within
  • "muster the soldiers/crew" — to gather — typically for inspection
  • "muster volunteers/votes" — to gather enough to do something
  • after we had mustered in the drop room of the Rodger Young, our platoon leader inspected us.
    Chapter 1 (2% in)
mustered = gathered
  • , the acting platoon sergeant had gone over us carefully after he mustered us, and now Jelly went over us again, his face mean, his eyes missing nothing.
    Chapter 1 (4% in)

There are no more uses of "muster" flagged with this meaning in Starship Troopers.

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  • At oh-nine-hundred muster for sick call and see the doctor.
    Chapter 3 (94% in)
  • Muster!
    Chapter 1 (83% in)
  • The assortment of safe circuits we had available in the new model comm units certainly speeded things up; Jelly could talk to anybody or to his section leaders; a section leader could call his whole section, or his non-coms; and the platoon could muster twice as fast, when seconds matter.
    Chapter 1 (85% in)
  • He was gone four months and I doubt if his own company remembered him, since he had been with them only a couple of days; he was probably just a name without a face, the "Dillinger, N. L." who had to be reported, day after day, as absent without leave on the morning muster.
    Chapter 8 (15% in)
  • This meant that, on a Sunday afternoon, if you weren't in the duty platoon, you could check out at the orderly tent and walk just as far away from camp as you wished, bearing in mind that you had to be back for evening muster.
    Chapter 9 (26% in)
  • I suppose his remark was friendly but I was feeling very mixed up and in no mood to talk — sad over Dizzy, glad that we had made pickup anyhow, mad that the pickup had been useless, and all of it tangled up with that washed-out but happy feeling of being back in the ship again, able to muster arms and legs and note that they are all present.
    Chapter 11 (2% in)
  • On the other hand we hadn't had anything to have trouble over; our shipside jobs didn't put us together, except at daily muster and guard mount, which is all cut and dried.
    Chapter 11 (14% in)
  • Carmencita showed up, looking incredibly pert in Navy dress whites and about the size of a paperweight, while my class was lined up for evening meal muster — walked down the line and you could hear eyeballs click as she passed — walked straight up to the duty officer and asked for me by name in a clear, penetrating voice.
    Chapter 12 (25% in)

There are no more uses of "muster" in Starship Troopers.

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