see tell it to the marines.
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How to use marines in a sentence
He used to drive her to school once he came home from the marines.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile | Robert Ward | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Wrapees was the term marines used for the Japanese because they had wrapping round their legs.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile | Robert Ward | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
It is a reasonable assumption, considering his roots in the Republican Party, in the marines, and his proud Scots-Irish roots.
But the Mexican marines who grabbed him back in February were unafraid and incorruptible.
Some boys might sport black face while dressed as members of the marines or army.Stepford Sororities: The Pressures of USC’s Greek Life | Maya Richard Craven | November 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Napoleon landed at Elba at an early hour in disguise, with a sergeant's company of marines.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
A party of American marines boarded her, hauled down the Spanish flag, and tried to save the hull, but it was too far consumed.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
The marines fired three volleys, and the Tamar a royal salute, upon the occasion.
When the drum called the men to quarters, Mr. Adams seized a musket and joined the marines.Stories of Our Naval Heroes | Various
Drawing himself up and saluting, the spokesman (a corporal of marines) addressed me thus.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson