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Centinel

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Centinel Sentinel.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n centinel A former spelling of sentinel.
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Usage

In literature:

It is well worth it, gentle stranger, replied the centinel.
"The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman" by Laurence Sterne
That virtue which requires to be ever guarded, is scarce worth the centinel.
"The Vicar of Wakefield" by Oliver Goldsmith
Along the gallery, and through the protracted hall, centinels are placed with every setting sun.
"Imogen" by William Godwin
The earliest line of stage-coaches between Boston and Groton was the one mentioned in The Columbian Centinel, April 6, 1793.
"The Bay State Monthly, Vol. 1, Issue 1." by Various
There are also many turrets for centinels, made of wood and splendidly gilded.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume VII" by Robert Kerr
About the same time the Boston newspaper, called the "Centinel," shows there was a similar state of overproduction in Boston.
"Little Journeys To the Homes of the Great, Volume 3 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
The centinels relieve guard.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume One" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
From "Massachusetts Centinel," Oct. 6, 1786.
"The Olden Time Series, Vol. 5: Some Strange and Curious Punishments" by Henry M. Brooks
From the "Columbian Centinel," June 5, 1790.
"The Olden Time Series, Vol. 1: Curiosities of the Old Lottery" by Henry M. Brooks
Inquire at the Centinel Counting Room.
"The Olden Time Series, Vol. 6: Literary Curiosities" by Henry M. Brooks
How many Look-outs or Centinels?
"On the Spanish Main" by John Masefield
It appears from the "Columbian Centinel," July 14, 1790, that the wealthy of that day had a fondness for foreign articles.
"The Olden Time Series: Vol. 2: The Days of the Spinning-Wheel in New England"
The centinel at the cabin door happened to be looking at his watch; how he escaped no one can tell, not even himself.
"Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy" by Anonymous
At that instant the centinels fired their guns and gave the alarm; but Capt.
"Chronicles of Border Warfare" by Alexander Scott Withers
At every Military Hospital a Serjeant's Guard ought to mount; and Centinels be placed at the Doors of the Hospital, 1.
"An Account of the Diseases which were most frequent in the British military hospitals in Germany" by Donald Monro
I also placed a centinel at a small distance, who was relieved every hour.
"Voyages from Montreal Through the Continent of North America to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans in 1789 and 1793" by Alexander Mackenzie
The centinel placed at our window, left his post.
"The New-York Weekly Magazine" by Various
In the Evening we only posted Centinels to prevent a Surprize.
"The Travels and Adventures of James Massey" by Simon Tyssot de Patot
Against such a man as Lord Biddulph, a watchful centinel is planted at every avenue.
"The Sylph, Volume I and II" by Georgiana Cavendish
He procured some one to write to the "Columbian Centinel" under the name of "A Yankee Freeholder.
"The Life of John Marshall (Volume 2 of 4)" by Albert J. Beveridge
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In poetry:

Parent of Hope and Fancy! thoughtful Night!
Why are these nurselings absent from thy bower,
While Memory, with sullen, strange delight,
Stalks lonely centinel the live-long hour?
"Elegy On Sophia Graham" by Matilda Betham

In news:

The Centinelâ„¢ Intelligent Defrost Control is an option with each of the company's system arrangements.
Front page of the newspaper "The Columbian Centinel" announcing the The First National Conscription Act in the United States, June 2nd 1792.
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