shoulder board

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n shoulder board epaulets that indicate rank
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Usage

In literature:

He slew, wrath-swollen, his shoulder-comrades, companions at board!
"Beowulf" by Anonymous
With much difficulty the youth put the heavy chest on his shoulders and carried it on board the ship, the princess walking by his side.
"The Crimson Fairy Book" by Various
He had two-thirds of a coffin on his shoulder, and some foot and head boards under his arm.
"Sketches New and Old, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
One of these was caught by the people on board the Sirius, which measured at the shoulders six feet and a half in circumference.
"A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany Bay" by Watkin Tench
Marsh glanced over his shoulder at the great clock in the Board of Trade Building, which keeps guard over La Salle Street.
"The Sheridan Road Mystery" by Paul Thorne
The captain of the slaver touched me on the shoulder and pointed to the boat, signifying that we were to return on board.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
She called to them, pointing over her shoulder with the tin cup, to the sign-board of her show.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
I have a mark on my shoulder where he bit me, not a week before we came on board of this vessel.
"Down South" by Oliver Optic
When Dick started toward the ship, after watching the baggage put on board, he was stopped by a tap on the shoulder.
"Wanted--7 Fearless Engineers!" by Warner Van Lorne
He shook him by the shoulder, roughly, trying to shake loose his mind from the flickering games board.
"Starman's Quest" by Robert Silverberg
Few men have been patriotic enough to shoulder a musket in defence of a boarding house.
"The Ghosts" by Robert G. Ingersoll
So Grant, by this time weary in the shoulders from carrying his equipment, turned down Thorium Avenue toward Nellie's Boarding House.
"The Wealth of Echindul" by Noel Miller Loomis
I got into the water up to my shoulders and pulled a bit of a board over my head, to keep out of sight.
"Marching on Niagara" by Edward Stratemeyer
He stopped outside the door of the board-room and squared up his shoulders.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
What did she dream of, this Board School drudge, whose pasty face was craned curiously forward on sloping shoulders?
"Ghetto Tragedies" by Israel Zangwill
A tall broad-shouldered man in clerical clothes was standing reading the board.
"Jill's Red Bag" by Amy Le Feuvre
Few men have been patriotic enough to shoulder a musket in defense of a boarding-house.
"Ingersollia" by Robert G. Ingersoll
Even the most optimistic amongst shipbuilders were aghast at the idea of women working shoulder to shoulder with men on board ship.
"The Woman's Part" by L. K. Yates
Few men have been patriotic enough to shoulder a musket in defence of a boarding house.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 1 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Lectures" by Robert G. Ingersoll
As Marvin was looking over the boards Steve stepped up, touching him on the shoulder.
"The Iron Boys in the Mines" by James R. Mears
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In news:

It didn't take long for Philadelphia police to catch a suspect after a woman boarded a bus and punched an unsuspecting passenger 10 times in the face, head, neck and shoulders.
It's called the lob (short for "long bob"), and actresses in their 20s and early 30s are jumping on board: Emily Blunt (above), Emma Roberts, Nicole Richie, and January Jones have all gone for shoulder-grazing cuts.
With sweeping reductions to bus and subway service looming because of the agency's budgetary mess, some MTA board members are outraged that city riders are shouldering most of the burden.
PITTSBURGH – Jonathan Dwyer walked into the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room a few hours before taking on the Eagles earlier this month, saw his name in black on the white message board and shrugged his shoulders.
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