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commander

1. an officer responsible for a district of the Metropolitan Police in London
2. History the administrator of a house, priory, or landed estate of a medieval religious order
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Some commanders in their periods of seclusion are constantly grumpy, and seem to resent the mere sound of your voice as an injury and an insult.
With this unexpected speech, energetically delivered and accompanied by action illustrative of the various exercises referred to, Phil Squod shoulders his way round three sides of the gallery, and abruptly tacking off at his commander, makes a butt at him with his head, intended to express devotion to his service.
The battalion commander perceived the jovial irony and laughed.
The aide-de-camp was sent to confirm the order which had not been clearly worded the day before, namely, that the commander in chief wished to see the regiment just in the state in which it had been on the march: in their greatcoats, and packs, and without any preparation whatever.
With this object he intended to meet the regiment; so the worse the condition it was in, the better pleased the commander in chief would be.
The regimental commander, going up to the line himself, ordered the soldiers to change into their greatcoats.
The regimental commander walked with his jerky steps to the front of the regiment and examined it from a distance.
The commander in chief is expected and you leave your place?
The commander of the company, with his eyes fixed on his superior, pressed two fingers more and more rigidly to his cap, as if in this pressure lay his only hope of salvation.
That's just like you young men," said the regimental commander cooling down a little.
And the commander, turning to look at the adjutant, directed his jerky steps down the line.
The burly commander is an equestrian statue of himself.

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