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A variety of eucalyptus wood; used as timber for rough work.
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* Prince William's messmates must get fed up with the Tabloids' Pet
The 1980s mujahedeen had also clearly inherited that "perfect sight" that enabled their ancestors to pick off Kipling's messmates left and right.
Contrary to the expectations of his messmates, the young captain later became General Pershing's aide.
Along with fellow Virginian Henry Heth, Armistead and Hancock, a Pennsylvanian, formed a friendly triumvirate of sightseers and messmates. Hancock particularly enjoyed Armistead's easygoing manner and took pleasure in teasing him about an allegedly prodigious appetite.
No doubt many readers of this paper will recognise the above and say "I was a Greenie" and start to think of those "fun" days and wonder where their old messmates are.
that nautical beau ideal whom his messmates loved and admired, the
Let me work here for Britain's sake-- at any task you will-- A marsh to drain, a road to make or native troops to drill, Some Western camp (I know the Pict) or granite Border keep, Mid seas of heather derelict, where our old messmates sleep.
An intellectual incomprehension of the ability of my maritime messmates to ingest second and third helpings of curry aboard a pitching and rolling vessel turned to revulsion at the very sight of their overflowing plates.
Mark the great Captains on both sides, The soldiers with the broad renown-- They all were messmates on the Hudson's marge....
One party-goer said the disgraced senior officer astounded his messmates by trying to engage in coarse banter with some civilian female guests.
Rudyard Kipling, wrote over 100 years ago: "The Afghan tribesmen, being blessed with perfect sight, pick off our messmates, left and right."
Meyer, then a dentist in Chicago, wrote on the pages of Foreign Service magazine in 1915: "For weeks after the massacre, ghastly panoramas of my butchered messmates would cross my mental vision." In truth, all the survivors would be plagued for life by Balangiga.