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Field of honor   /fild əv ˈɑnər/   Listen
Field of honor

The scene of a duel.
A region where a battle is being (or has been) fought.  Synonyms: battlefield, battleground, field, field of battle.

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"Field of honor" Quotes from Famous Books

... be not three but a score, so that in all Christendom there shall be no man of blood and coat-armor who has not heard your name and your fame. This I tell you—I, Raoul de la Roche Pierre de Bras, dying upon the field of honor. And now kiss me, sweet friend, and lay me back, for the mists close round ...
— Sir Nigel • Arthur Conan Doyle

... answered the young soldier, "my poor mother will weep bitterly for her only son, though he perish on the field of honor. But who else will shed a tear for ...
— The Three Brides, Love in a Cottage, and Other Tales • Francis A. Durivage

... schoolmates in the Indian war bonnet, and then scalp him with a carving knife. The duelling pistols were even a greater delight to me. They were equipped with rifle barrels and hair triggers, and were inlaid richly with silver, and more than once had been used on the field of honor. Whenever my grandfather went out for a walk, or to play whist at the house of a neighbor, I would get down these pistols and fight duels with myself in front of the looking-glass. With my left hand I would hold the handkerchief above my head, and with the other clutch the pistol at my side, ...
— Captain Macklin • Richard Harding Davis

... stands in the records of a dozen battles, and at least half as many bloody duels. Besides, he is the favorite emissary and bosom friend of Houston. If I have the good fortune to kill him, I think it will tempt the president to retract his vow against venturing any more on the field of honor." ...
— Thrilling Adventures by Land and Sea • James O. Brayman

... of warfare, Peder Tordenskjold. Rising in ten brief years from the humblest place before the mast, a half-grown lad, to the rank of admiral, ennobled by his King and the idol of two nations, only to be assassinated on the "field of honor" at thirty, he seems the very incarnation of the stormy times of the Eleven Years' War, with which his sun rose and set; for the year in which peace was ...
— Hero Tales of the Far North • Jacob A. Riis

Words linked to "Field of honor" :   battlefront, field, battlefield, Armageddon, parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, battleground, scene, front, Camlan, front line, tract, sector, piece of land

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