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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
Word Origin
C20: by folk etymology from New Latin Galinsoga
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  • "A gallant soldier, I have heard," chimed in Classon, merely to lead him on.

    Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2) Charles James Lever
  • The Colonel was not only a gallant soldier but he was a cautious Scotchman.

  • Hascall is not only a gallant soldier, but a man of education and excellent sense.

    The Citizen-Soldier John Beatty
  • You all know my father, and you know what a brave and gallant soldier he was.

    The Hero William Somerset Maugham
  • The gallant soldier holds the key of the fortress in his hand.


    S. L. (Samuel Levy) Bensusan
  • The gallant soldier talked for two with the best will in the world.

    Miss Marjoribanks Mrs (Margaret) Oliphant
  • The gallant soldier took the weapon and used it in harmony with its intent.

    The Bible and Life Edwin Holt Hughes
  • He was a gallant soldier, and died, not long afterward, a soldier's death.

  • He was indeed a gallant soldier and much beloved by his comrades.

  • He was a gallant soldier, and had been so kind to Gen. Anderson that we all loved him.

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