battle dress

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n battle dress a military uniform designed for field service
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Usage

In literature:

He refused to have his wound dressed, and continued on horseback, directing his troops, until after the battle was over.
"Stories Of Georgia" by Joel Chandler Harris
Enemies of his, gentlemen of the Order, swore to having seen him during a battle, dressed as a Turk, in the forecastle of a hostile ship.
"The Dead Command" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
Her dress was blown against her body, and she walked as though she loved the battling with the wind.
"The Wooden Horse" by Hugh Walpole
He has made the whole battle-ground of the Woman's Rights Movement her dress.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I"
At a festival in honor of this occasion she and the ladies of her court performed a mimic battle, in the dress and armor of Amazons.
"An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans" by Lydia Maria Child
Venice in July, Simon thought, was no place to be dressed in full battle gear.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
There were dressing stations just behind the battle-line.
"The Note-Book of an Attache" by Eric Fisher Wood
He was easily recognized on the field of battle by his dress, and by a white plume which he wore in his helmet.
"Alexander the Great" by Jacob Abbott
All the nobles were dressed in battle accoutrements that had become stained or torn.
"The Barbarians" by John Sentry
Unwilling to leave the deck a moment, he had his wounds dressed while directing the battle.
"Hero Stories from American History" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Just back from the dressing station an eighth of a mile is a famous hill of the Verdun battle.
"History of Ambulance Company Number 139" by Various
In full battle dress.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
Early in the battle he received two flesh wounds, and had to retire to have them dressed.
"Napoleon's Marshals" by R. P. Dunn-Pattison
A great many dugouts were made to accommodate the garrisons of these localities, and for dressing stations and battle headquarters.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VIII (of VIII)" by various
Wolf soon stopped the battle, and Bear and Deer went away to dress their wounds.
"Canadian Fairy Tales" by Cyrus Macmillan
The chief danger which the young man has to battle with is dressing beyond his means.
"Successward" by Edward W. Bok
They were dressed in their old uniforms, just as they came from the field of battle.
"Music-Study in Germany" by Amy Fay
Mrs. Russelthorpe was in the doorway dressed for a ball, as she had been long ago when she and Meg had had their first pitched battle.
"Into the Highways and Hedges" by F. F. Montrésor (Frances Frederica)
But Philippe won the battle, and soon the dog was dressed in lace cap and veil.
"Little Philippe of Belgium" by Madeline Brandeis
This was his battle dress, and the only defensive armour which he wore.
"Captain Paul" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
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In poetry:

It isn't the gesture that lasts,
but it dresses you again in gold
armor —from breast to knees—
and the battle was so pure
an Angel wears it after you.
"What Survives" by Rainer Maria Rilke
Young men and women, strong and sound,
Adorn with beautiful excess
Of play and song and flower-dress
Our fatherland's ancestral ground.
They dream great deeds of ages older,
They long to lead to battles bolder.
"Young Men And Women, Strong And Sound" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson

In news:

A high school senior from West Tennessee says she was turned away from her prom because of her dress, which had elements of the Confederate battle flag.
Karla Morgan, seen here dressed in Civil War-era Christmas dress, is one of several locals headed this weekend to the seventh-annual Battle of Port Gamble in Port Gamble, slated for June 25-26.
Ex-Oklahoma State assistant battles cancer: Why Gunter Brewer always dresses for winter.
A Tennessee teenager was turned down from her high school prom for wearing a red, white and blue sequined dress that resembled the Confederate battle flag, the Jackson Sun reported.
Morrison did not dress for a game this season, after losing out on the battle for a starting linebacker spot in training camp.
A Tennessee teen was banned from her prom for wearing a dress that resembles a confederate battle flag.
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