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active list

(military) a list of officers available for full duty
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  • These are the active list, and they alone hold office and vote.

    Socialism As It Is William English Walling
  • An Admiral is some pumpkins in Annapolis, when he is on the active list.

    In Her Own Right

    John Reed Scott
  • There were fourteen on the active list and four honorary Marshals in the Senate.

    Napoleon's Marshals R. P. Dunn-Pattison
  • Mr. Vernon Mallory has to be reckoned with as still on the active list, eh?

    A Traitor's Wooing Headon Hill
  • Dreyfus and Picquart were restored to the active list of the army with the ranks respectively of major and general of brigade.

  • Above all, we flirted, or gossiped about those who flirted, if for any reason we were off the active list of flirters ourselves.

    It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson
  • No army could be efficient when its subordinate officers on the active list were men of sixty or seventy years of age.

  • It is hardly necessary to point out that the Centurion of 1898 is no longer on the active list, if indeed she exists at all.

    Admiral Jellicoe

    Arthur Applin
  • I could still speak to my profession as a fellow-comrade on the active list and to the public as one still in their service.

  • The doctor had seen his ankle and reported that it would be on the active list in a couple of days.

    Mike P. G. Wodehouse

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