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TO MUSTER, mar. law. By this term is understood to collect together and exhibit soldiers and their arms; it also signifies to employ recruits and put their names down in a book to enroll them.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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'Ay, ay, we shall see, Muster Gashford, we shall see.
'I'd lead them, Muster Gashford,'--the hangman was beginning in a reckless way, when Gashford started forward, laid his finger on his lips, and feigned to write, just as the door was opened by John Grueby.
"Winchendon had musters as far back as 1850, stopped around 1968, and was brought back in 2010.
The Nationality of Passengers policy will include the recording of the nationality of each passenger onboard, while the Common Elements of Musters and Emergency Instructions policy, will specify 12 common elements to be communicated to passengers during emergencies and routine muster procedures.
The big band, then, is still highly relevant and it certainly presents plenty of challenges to musicianship, which is why Huddersfield University's music department musters a big band that might well be sounding better than ever.
And later still, Moko musters up the gumption to show Flama a make-out technique he just learned.
Inspired by Darwin's account of his experienced in Patagonia, retired Royal Navy Commander Musters landed at Gregory Bay in 1869 and spent nearly a year crossing the steppes to the Rio Negro.
After filling his three-year Air Force commitment, Ray Kelly musters out and meets his dad in New York City.
The president still musters the rhetoric of crisis, complete with the appropriately trembling lip, and the media dutifully record the story.
Unlike many firefighters' musters, the Wachusett Muster League competitions include the use of firetrucks in the events.
Book Three offers little summary of the previous books and instead begins in the middle of Arthur's service to Lord Stephen as the Fourth Crusade musters in Venice, Italy.