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Word: marshal

Definition: put in order; guide ceremoniously to the correct place; Ex. marshal the children into the museum; N: military officer; official


Sentences Containing 'marshal'

An hour or two afterward, the man was arrested and locked up in the calaboose by the marshal large name for a constable, but that was his title.
That marshal could not be found, and he had the only key.
``I do not know, sir; it was to fulfil the last instructions of Captain Leclere, who, when dying, gave me a packet for Marshal Bertrand.''
``He entered the marshal's apartment while I was there.''
``Yes, yes, I understand,''said Danglars, and then in a low tone, he added,``To Paris, no doubt to deliver the letter which the grand marshal gave him.
Morrel reddened, for his own conscience was not quite clear on politics; besides, what Dantes had told him of his interview with the grand marshal, and what the emperor had said to him, embarrassed him.
`I will do it, captain; but perhaps I shall not be admitted to the grand marshal's presence as easily as you expect?'''
As I had expected, I found some difficulty in obtaining access to the grand marshal; but I sent the ring I had received from the captain to him, and was instantly admitted.
``It might, for the cabin door was open and stay; now I recollect, Danglars himself passed by just as Captain Leclere was giving me the packet for the grand marshal.''
Made a peer at the Restoration, I served through the first campaign under the orders of Marshal Bourmont.
The care of his stables was committed to the lord constable and the lord marshal.
All knights have their own special parts to play; let the courtier devote himself to the ladies, let him add lustre to his sovereign's court by his liveries, let him entertain poor gentlemen with the sumptuous fare of his table, let him arrange joustings, marshal tournaments, and prove himself noble, generous, and magnificent, and above all a good Christian, and so doing he will fulfil the duties that are especially his; but let the knight-errant explore the corners of the earth and penetrate the most intricate labyrinths, at each step let him attempt impossibilities, on desolate heaths let him endure the burning rays of the midsummer sun, and the bitter inclemency of the winter winds and frosts; let no lions daunt him, no monsters terrify him, no dragons make him quail; for to seek these, to attack those, and to vanquish all, are in truth his main duties.
He crossed the courtyard at a walk, and coming to where the duennas were placed stopped to look at her who demanded him for a husband; the marshal of the field summoned Don Quixote, who had already presented himself in the courtyard, and standing by the side of Tosilos he addressed the duennas, and asked them if they consented that Don Quixote of La Mancha should do battle for their right.
But though Tosilos saw Don Quixote coming at him he never stirred a step from the spot where he was posted; and instead of doing so called loudly to the marshal of the field, to whom when he came up to see what he wanted he said, "Senor, is not this battle to decide whether I marry or do not marry that lady?"
The duke could not make out the reason why the battle did not go on; but the marshal of the field hastened to him to let him know what Tosilos said, and he was amazed and extremely angry at it.
The rest of his toilet was soon achieved, and he proudly marched out of the room, wrapped up in his great pilot monkey jacket, and sporting his harpoon like a marshal's baton.
In that grand order of battle in which Captain Ahab would probably marshal his forces to descend on the whales, these three headsmen were as captains of companies.
Why to the man of untutored ideality, who happens to be but loosely acquainted with the peculiar character of the day, does the bare mention of Whitsuntide marshal in the fancy such long, dreary, speechless processions of slow-pacing pilgrims, down-cast and hooded with new-fallen snow?

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