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Muster book


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Muster book a book in which military forces are registered.
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In literature:

The muster-rolls and account-books of which still exist.
"The French Revolution" by Thomas Carlyle
Yet is Mr. Froude confident that data professed to be thus collected would easily pass muster with the readers of his book!
"West Indian Fables by James Anthony Froude Explained by J. J. Thomas" by J. J. (John Jacob) Thomas
Why, a book-muster is something like dead-reckoning on a ship.
"An Outback Marriage" by Andrew Barton Paterson
Such an historian would hardly pass muster with a Scotch stationer in a sieveful of ballads and godly books.
"Character Writings of the 17th Century" by Various
The next step, after the ship is commissioned, is to open a muster-book.
"The Lieutenant and Commander" by Basil Hall
He kept the ship's muster-book, with some account of every man borne upon it.
"On the Spanish Main" by John Masefield
A copy of the muster-book is to be transmitted every two months to the admiralty.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
An Anthony occurs among the billmen of Snitterfield in the muster book of 1569.
"Shakespeare's Family" by Mrs. C. C. Stopes
Gower's mock-heroic catalogue of the rioters' names in the first book of his "Vox Clamantis" is not so picturesque as these actual muster-rolls.
"Chaucer and His England" by G. G. Coulton
Pamela took a book into the garden, to a seat which commanded a view of the drive, and waited with what patience she could muster.
"The Hall and the Grange" by Archibald Marshall