recruiting-sergeant

Definitions

  • Recruiting Sergeant
    Recruiting Sergeant
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n recruiting-sergeant a sergeant deputized to enlist recruits
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Recruiting-sergeant a sergeant who enlists recruits
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. recruterre-, croître—L. recrescĕrere-, again, crescĕre, to grow.

Usage

In literature:

A recruiting sergeant in Trafalgar Square at last persuaded me to take the leap.
"The Literary World Seventh Reader" by Various
We have been drumming and bribing in your country like recruiting sergeants.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
The very moment, sir, a recruiting-sergeant puts a shilling into your hand, sir, you are a soldier.
"Moody's Anecdotes And Illustrations" by Dwight L. Moody
No recruiting sergeant would take him up.
"The Dash for Khartoum" by George Alfred Henty
And when your biggest lad was taken by the recruiting sergeant, did I not buy him out?
"The Day of Wrath" by Maurus Jókai
At the end of the town I was accosted by a fiery-faced individual, somewhat under the middle size, dressed as a recruiting sergeant.
"The Romany Rye A Sequel to 'Lavengro'" by George Borrow
To him came a recruiting sergeant.
"Mud and Khaki" by Vernon Bartlett
When I came back from two years' recruiting detail he was a sergeant in the troop.
"Starlight Ranch" by Charles King
THE TWO RECRUITING SERGEANTS.
"Punch or the London Charivari, September 9, 1914" by Various
The sergeant, however, came along five minutes later, and admitted them to the recruiting office.
"Uncle Sam's Boys in the Ranks" by H. Irving Hancock
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In poetry:

With younger men he takes his stand,
To the recruiting-sergeant nigh,
Sees others chosen: lifts a hand
In hopes to catch the unwilling eye,
While his mood turns to black despair
Heedless of those that grin and stare.
"Unfit" by Katharine Tynan

In news:

Marine Sergeant Jeremiah Johnson shows Afghan police recruits the proper shooting position when firing a weapon during a training session on June 27, 2009 in Delaram, Afghanistan.
Watch College, Inc, FRONTLINE's investigation into how for-profit universities are transforming the way we think about college in America, and Educating Sergeant Pantzke, our follow-up film about how the schools recruit veterans.
Four drill sergeants at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas are being accused of sexual misconduct with recruits.
Miller, a staff sergeant who served in Iraq, told police he'd been removed from the recruiting job.
A decorated Marine Gunnery Sergeant and recruiter in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania.
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