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muster roll

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n muster roll a list of names of officers and men in a military unit or ship's company
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Muster roll (Mil) a list or register of all the men in a company, troop, or regiment, present or accounted for on the day of muster.
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Usage

In literature:

My tombstone would have been some hundreds of muster-rolls and my obituary a fortune to a newspaper.
"Campaigns of a Non-Combatant," by George Alfred Townsend
At muster-roll that evening, one of our men, Jackson, did not answer to his name.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
Beauregard found his force amount on the muster-rolls to an aggregate of more than 112,000.
"From Fort Henry to Corinth" by Manning Ferguson Force
Inspection and review; muster rolls; lists of absentees.= Muster is preceded by an inspection, and, when practicable, by a review.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
MUSTER ROLL of the 8th Company of Infantry under the command of CAPTAIN WM.
"The Defence of Stonington (Connecticut) Against a British Squadron, August 9th to 12th, 1814" by J. Hammond Trumbull
Macaulay, writing of the "muster-rolls of names" which Milton uses, goes into details.
"English: Composition and Literature" by W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
Muster rolls of even those actually and officially present in the field do not exist.
"History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)" by Frederick Maurice
The slightly wounded returning to the ranks would have made the muster-roll full thirty thousand effectives.
"History of Morgan's Cavalry" by Basil W. Duke
Then both day and night did the officers work on discharge papers and muster-out rolls.
"History of the Sixteenth Connecticut Volunteers" by B. F. Blakeslee
A general muster was had, for the purpose of making out the pay-roll.
"Our Battery" by Orlando P. Cutter
Never a muster-roll that fitted as it should do!
"Christmas Eve and Christmas Day" by Edward E. Hale
Muster Rolls of the 15th Regiment, 1760.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
There is a muster-roll of the army of Henry V. preserved among Rymer's unprinted collection in the British Museum.
"About London" by J. Ewing Ritchie
The sun blazed on his downward stoop, with a muster of clouds rolling to overtake him before he could touch the edge of the world.
"The Unknown Sea" by Clemence Housman
What a glorious muster-roll!
"The Exploits and Triumphs, in Europe, of Paul Morphy, the Chess Champion" by Frederick Milnes Edge
Back in the rest camp, the companies were mustered and the rolls checked off with the known statistics regarding those not present.
"The Iron Division, National Guard of Pennsylvania, in the World War" by H. G. Proctor
And those qualities, so far as I know, complete the muster-roll of his virtues.
"Willing to Die" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
The band of Akosa mustered 160 souls, on the pay rolls of 1840, of which number, 37 were men, 42 women, and 89 children.
"Western Scenes and Reminiscences" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
The band of Akosa mustered 160 souls, on the pay rolls of 1840, of which number, 37 were men, 42 women, and 89 children.
"The Indian in his Wigwam" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
The muster rolls would show she had more troops in the field than Virg^a.
"The Journal of the Debates in the Convention which Framed the Constitution of the United States" by James Madison
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In poetry:

A simple muster-roll of death,
Of pomp and romance shorn,
The dry, old names that common breath
Has cheapened and outworn.
"The Countess" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Soul touches soul, the muster roll
Of life eternal has no gaps;
And after half a century's lapse
Our school-day ranks are closed and whole.
"The Reunion" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"And pretty nigh all the crew was drowned
(There was seventy-seven o' soul),
And only ten of the NANCY'S men
Said 'Here!' to the muster-roll.
"The Yarn of the Nancy Bell" by William Schwenck Gilbert
I see the rank and file of armies vast,
That muster under one supreme control;
I hear the trumpet sound the signal-blast--
The calling of the roll--
"The Silent Victors" by James Whitcomb Riley
``O, where is there music like to mine,
When I muster my breath and roll
Through the organ pipes of the mountain pine,
Till they fill and affright the soul?
"The Wind Speaks" by Alfred Austin
From underneath their lurid cowls,
Rossberg 'gainst Rigi frowns and scowls,
Across Arth's vale that cowers for dread;
And, mustering for their awful goal,
The phalanxed thunders, rumbling, roll
Around Pilatus' head.
"Celestial Heights" by Alfred Austin

In news:

The ball is already rolling on repairs to the rides at the once-popular Ghost Town in the Sky amusement park in Maggie Valley, but a summer opening could hinge on the park passing muster with state inspectors.
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