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Bayonets

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A synonym of “rank and file,” that is, privates and corporals of infantry. As, “the number of bayonets was 25,000.”

“It is on the bayonets that a Quartermaster-General relies for his working and fatigue parties.”—Howitt: Hist. of Eng. (year 1854, p. 260).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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