"He shares my taste," said M. Chevalier, patting the stout man on his epaulet.
It was not the hero I admired, but the reflection from his epaulet or helmet.
It is not here, nor now, that I am going to tell why I wear the epaulet no longer.
The distance was too great, the wind too strong; he only carried away an epaulet.
The judges, he of the black robe and those of the epaulet, communed together.
Every epaulet that sparkled there graced the shoulder of a man who had won his grade by exposure, gallantry, and intellect.
Who would ever have expected to find a lover of nature with a republican epaulet?
Not worth the struggle, when he won his way from spade to epaulet in the defense of the nation's honor?
Like the Zouaves, this last-named corps is a favourite with adventurous volunteers, ambitious of distinction and the epaulet.
M. de Faverges had fallen back on the National Guard, without obtaining the epaulet of commander.
1783, from French épaulette (16c.), diminutive of épaule "shoulder," from Old French espaule (12c.), from Latin spatula "flat piece of wood, splint," later "shoulder blade," diminutive of spatha "broad wooden instrument, broad sword," from Greek spathe "a broad flat sword" (see spade (n.1)).