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Infantryman   /ˈɪnfæntrimən/   Listen

(pl. infantrymen)
Fights on foot with small arms.  Synonyms: foot soldier, footslogger, marcher.

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"Infantryman" Quotes from Famous Books

... at last he did come riding home on a swallow-marked brown mule, he was a conquering hero to us children. We had never owned a horse, and he assured us that the animal was his own, and by turns set us on the tired mule's back. He explained to mother and us children how, though he was an infantryman, he came into possession of the animal. Now, however, with my mature years and knowledge of brands, I regret to state that the mule had not been condemned and was in the "U.S." brand. A story which Priest, "The Rebel," once told me throws ...
— The Log of a Cowboy - A Narrative of the Old Trail Days • Andy Adams

... was through a rough country, the roads were very bad, and travel was difficult. Twenty miles a day through chaparral bushes and cactus is a good day's march for soldiers, with all their equipage. The infantryman carried a rifle, belt, haversack and canteen. Tents were pitched every night and guards stationed around the camp to keep away prowling Mexicans and others who would steal the provisions of the camp. Tents were struck at morning ...
— A Soldier in the Philippines • Needom N. Freeman

... Bad habit, I acknowledge, but the occasion excuses—My battery has spent the morning, sir, on the Henry Hill, and damn me, if it hasn't been as lonely there as the Ancient Mariner! No support—not a damned infantryman in sight for the last half hour! Alone down there by the Robinson House, and Ricketts and Griffin—Regulars by the Lord!—and the devil knows how many batteries beside playing on us with Parrotts and twelve-pounder howitzers like all the fountains at Versailles! The ground ...
— The Long Roll • Mary Johnston

Words linked to "Infantryman" :   marcher, musketeer, soldier, grenadier, fusilier, grenade thrower, doughboy

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