field general

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n field general (American football) the position of the football player in the backfield who directs the offensive play of his team "quarterback is the most important position on the team"
    • n field general (football) the person who plays quarterback
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Usage

In literature:

General McClellan was at the head-quarters of General Porter, where he remained until the close of the battle, when he rode over the field.
"Three Years in the Sixth Corps" by George T. Stevens
General Clinton on the next day buried seventeen of our men on the field, and reported over fifty wounded.
"The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn" by Henry P. Johnston
We'll bivouac on the field, general.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
The spirit which impels one to work in the foreign field generally leaves him without a choice as to post of duty.
"Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence" by Various
Even some of their generals in the field were kept in partial ignorance.
"Bulgaria" by Frank Fox
Arrived at Beresnik, reported to the General and spent the night at Field Hospital 337.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
A major-general, who left his leg on a later field, carried his company into this fight.
"Four Years in Rebel Capitals" by T. C. DeLeon
General Miller's face wore an anxious expression as he glanced over the field.
"At the Point of the Sword" by Herbert Hayens
From this point of vantage the officer, who was evidently a general, could perceive the whole battle-field.
"John Gayther's Garden and the Stories Told Therein" by Frank R. Stockton
From this point of view we can see clearly the general division of the whole field of possible psychotherapy.
"Psychotherapy" by Hugo Münsterberg
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In news:

David Petraeus and all the generals friends a field guide.
The manager of the Waco field office of the Texas Attorney General's child support division was named "office manager of the year" Thursday.
The most per­plex­ing thing about a score­less tie in any sport is the gen­eral public's belief that noth­ing hap­pened in the game, but there was plenty going on at Gau­thier Field Tues­day.
The Generals improved their focus and intensity from their previous effort on the pitch Saturday at Follis Field.
David Petraeus and all the general's friends – a field guide .
This is because towers, in general, tend to take something of a trial-and-error approach to business growth — like considering going into heavy-duty towing, discussed here — unlike the precise expertise we need to display in the field.
School field trips can consist of general exhibits, a film, a classroom program or an auditorium program — or a combo package.
General view of a game at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington, April 14, 2009.
Dozens of small businesses were in the Lambeau Field Atrium this afternoon to meet with local puchasing experts and general contractors.
A general view of the field of play during the Kansas City Chiefs vs San Diego Chargers NFL Game on November 29, 2009 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.
West Virginia's attempt to allow under-funded candidates to receive matching public money in an effort to level the campaign playing field in the November general election is in trouble.
"An educated workforce is critical to our industry, and providing scholarships to help students in our field is important to everyone at EFI," says Jeff White, general manager of EFI Monarch and PGSF board member.
As a signal of the changing times, an artificial field is currently being installed in Thornville to replace the natural grass field that the Generals have battled on for so many years.
Acme is an oil field and general commodity carrier established in 1960.
An up-close look at a signed portrait of the president, plus two intriguing letters to a general in the field.
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In science:

We shall introduce now the ob jects of interest in the generalization to Quantum Field Theory, i.e., vacuum expectation values.
Quantum theory for the Standard Model
The importance and utility of a duality can be appreciated already in Quantum Field Theory, where generally one makes the perturbative expansion in powers of .
Issues on tadpoles and vacuum redefinitions in String Theory
Infinite Global Fields and the Generalized Brauer–Siegel Theorem.
Asymptotic behaviour of the Euler-Kronecker constant
Indeed, for a magnetic field that is spatially random, the Fourier transform is a random complex function of k (or, more generally, a random function of ω and k) rather than a regular real one.
Comment on the paper "Diffusive Synchrotron Radiation from Relativistic Shocks of Gamma-Ray Burst Sources" by G. D. Fleishman
However, in the general case of a stochastic magnetic field, the radiation spectrum deviates strongly from this extreme case.
Comment on the paper "Diffusive Synchrotron Radiation from Relativistic Shocks of Gamma-Ray Burst Sources" by G. D. Fleishman
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