Yes, they belonged to the Guard also; they wore no epaulettes, but a small gold arrow on the collar.
Glad enough, I suppose, you 'll be to win your epaulettes as colonel.
You send in your resignation because you have not the pair of epaulettes that you fancied.
Two officers' swords and a pair of epaulettes were on the cabin table.
The greatest misfortune of the Empire was, perhaps, the abuse of the right arrogated by the wearers of epaulettes.
And the human wall opened, how I do not know, before his epaulettes.
He tore off General Milhaud's epaulettes, which he flung into Foy's face.
They passed on, carrying off the epaulettes, and laughing at and mimicking the grief and anger depicted in my countenance.
Immediately beneath the ropes, the breadth and sharpness of the bundle hinted at epaulettes.
There will be no stars and epaulettes for the hero of our story.
1783, from French épaulette (16c.), diminutive of épaule "shoulder," from Old French espaule (12c.), from Latin spatula "flat piece of wood, splint," later "shoulder blade," diminutive of spatha "broad wooden instrument, broad sword," from Greek spathe "a broad flat sword" (see spade (n.1)).