word of command

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Then, turning round towards his troop, he gave the word of command, --
Pickwick was right--the firing ceased; but he had scarcely time to congratulate himself on the accuracy of his opinion, when a quick movement was visible in the line; the hoarse shout of the word of command ran along it, and before either of the party could form a guess at the meaning of this new manoeuvre, the whole of the half-dozen regiments, with fixed bayonets, charged at double-quick time down upon the very spot on which Mr.
The panglima Ninaka of the Signana Dyaks who manned Muda Saffir's war prahu saw his chief disappear beneath the swift waters of the river, but the word of command that would have sent the boat hurriedly back to pick up the swimmer was not given.
Osborne, my dear; and as for my Mick, I often tell him he should never open his mouth but to give the word of command, or to put meat and drink into it.
He was a neat precise little man with fair hair and not a very strong word of command, but a first-class soldier.
After having spent a lifetime in the army let me underscore the importance of language in the military scheme of things by stating that "Armies move on the word of command.
He explained what the exercise was about and then said: "On the word of command, everyone to the top - now
At the word of command from the quar termaster, each man being previously placed back to back, shall turn and fire immediately.
The obedient state in which humanity existed in the primal state has been divided, for "what in us breaks hopelessly asunder--the word of command and what takes place--is for God indissolubly one.
Then, on the word of command, the horses of the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery took the strain of the carriage and the massed pipes and drums of 13 regiments struck up to lead the procession from Westminster's carriage gates, past Whitehall's flags fluttering at half mast and on to where the congregation was waiting.
Best of all she responds to his bidding in a way that, frankly, few wives are prepared to - fetching, carrying and sitting affectionately by his side at a single word of command.