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SOLDIER. A military man; a private in the army.
     2. The constitution of the United States, amend. art. 3, directs that no soldier shall, in time of peace, be quartered in any house, without the 'consent of the owner; nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

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Outside the town a great scaffold had been erected, and all round were standing the soldiers, and hundreds of thousands of people.
This frightened the soldiers, and all the people cried:
THE youth fell back in the procession until the tattered soldier was not in sight.
The spectral soldier was at his side like a stalking reproach.
Then came some merry soldiers who had evidently been drinking.
The eyes of all the soldiers turned toward the women, and while the vehicle was passing at foot pace all the soldiers' remarks related to the two young ones.
perhaps the soldiers would reply, glaring fiercely at the young men.
Other soldiers heard the noise, and ran hastily from the barracks to assist their comrades.
And the old errand man looked quite pleased, nodded, and took the pewter soldier over to the old house.
I thank you for the pewter soldier, my little friend
When the soldier heard all this good counsel, he determined to try his luck: so he went to the king, and said he was willing to undertake the task.
The Soldier hastened to do this, while Tip, who had arrived at his heels, remained in the courtyard to look at the Scarecrow with wondering eyes.