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 Soldiers of Fortune.Solecism (3 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Soldiering.
 
A barrack term for furbishing up of accoutrements.   1
        “I got the screws last night, but I was busy soldiering till too late.”—J. H. Ewing: Story of a Short Life, p. 35.
 


 Soldiers of Fortune.Solecism (3 syl.). 

 
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