fatigue duty

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fatigue duty labor of a nonmilitary kind done by soldiers (cleaning or digging or draining or so on) "the soldiers were put on fatigue to teach them a lesson","they were assigned to kitchen fatigues"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fatigue duty (Mil) labor exacted from soldiers aside from the use of arms.
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Usage

In literature:

Its duties are often fatiguing and irksome, no doubt, and sometimes quite unnecessarily so.
"How To Behave: A Pocket Manual Of Republican Etiquette, And Guide To Correct Personal Habits" by Samuel R Wells
On the other hand, he must economize men on observation and patrol duty, for these duties are unusually fatiguing.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
Attend to your fatigue duty!
"Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants" by H. Irving Hancock
One company each day provided all the duty officers, guards, picquets and fatigue parties.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
My first duty as a lance "Jack" was as escort of a coal fatigue in the castle.
"Adventures and Recollections" by Bill o'th' Hoylus End
We were on picket or fatigue duty nearly every night.
"The Southern Soldier Boy" by James Carson Elliott
The next time fatigue duty was ordered Si thought he felt well enough to go along with the boys.
"Si Klegg, Book 1 (of 6) His Transformation From A Raw Recruit To A Veteran" by John McElroy
Last week me and Shorty wuz on fatigue duty down by one o' the hospitals.
"Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6)" by John McElroy
I think a few hours o' extry fatigue duty will reduce their fever for fun.
"Si Klegg, Book 6 (of 6) Si And Shorty, With Their Boy Recruits, Enter On The Atlanta Campaign" by John McElroy
An immense amount of picket- and fatigue-duty had to be done.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 95, September 1865" by Various
Military order was broken, and many who had been on duty all the morning and were hungry and fatigued improved the time to take refreshment.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 14" by Various
Last year Dad said I was fatiguing myself with my duties, and he actually wanted me to give up the keys to old Amoore, our housekeeper.
"Rewards and Fairies" by Rudyard Kipling
On fatigue duty this morning.
"An Artilleryman's Diary" by Jenkin Lloyd Jones
They should exchange duties every hour to avoid undue eye fatigue.
"A Quantitative Study of the Nocturnal Migration of Birds." by George H. Lowery.
We now find her performing the duties and enduring the fatigues of military life.
"Noble Deeds of American Women"
The sailors, unaccustomed to such land duty, were completely broken down with the fatigue and exposure.
"The Second War with England, Vol. 2 of 2" by Joel Tyler Headley
A squad in sabots is being detailed by a corporal for fatigue duty.
"The Challenge of the Dead" by Stephen Graham
The duties of hospitality are of frequent recurrence, fatiguing and troublesome, but they are an indispensable obligation.
"The Gentleman and Lady's Book of Politeness and Propriety of Deportment, Dedicated to the Youth of Both Sexes" by Elisabeth Celnart
They were thus kept at most fatiguing duty.
"The History of Burke and Hare" by George Mac Gregor
Once later, I was called out for fatigue duty.
"Memoirs of a Veteran Who Served as a Private in the 60's in the War Between the States" by Isaac Hermann
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In news:

'Black Ops 2' Tops 11M Units Sold In First Week, No Signs Of Call Of Duty Fatigue Yet.
A shy 6-year-old boy -- clad in the military fatigues he wore in honor of his father who is serving his fourth tour of duty in Afghanistan -- snapped pictures.
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