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gallant soldier

a South American plant, Galinsoga parviflora, widely distributed as a weed, having small daisy-like flowers surrounded by silvery scales: family Asteraceae (composites) Also called Joey Hooker
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C20: by folk etymology from New Latin Galinsoga
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  • We would only beg leave to say, in the person of this said Negro centres a brave and gallant soldier.

  • You all know my father, and you know what a brave and gallant soldier he was.

    The Hero William Somerset Maugham
  • I'll set up a wolf's head in its place, in memory of the gallant soldier who fell on the Plains of Abraham.

    French and English Evelyn Everett-Green
  • "A gallant soldier, I have heard," chimed in Classon, merely to lead him on.

    Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2) Charles James Lever
  • Captain Wishart was a gallant soldier of the Union army in the war between the States.

    The Old Pike Thomas B. Searight
  • Hascall is not only a gallant soldier, but a man of education and excellent sense.

    The Citizen-Soldier John Beatty
  • As such, he made several campaigns, and with glory, for he was a gallant soldier.

    The Man Who Laughs Victor Hugo
  • The gallant soldier holds the key of the fortress in his hand.

    Reynolds S. L. (Samuel Levy) Bensusan
  • You might have thought that on such an occasion there would be room for the figure of some gallant soldier of the masculine sex.

  • The gallant soldier talked for two with the best will in the world.

    Miss Marjoribanks Mrs (Margaret) Oliphant

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