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quartermaster general

noun, plural quartermasters general, quartermaster generals. Military
a general in command of the Quartermaster Corps.
Origin of quartermaster general
1695-1705 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He was quartermaster-general of the state of Illinois, and, at another time, a professor in the Erie University.

    Monsieur Violet Frederick Marryat
  • The quartermaster-general had not been heard from for five months.

  • “How well the 2nd and 3rd battalions of the Rifles look, Biddulph,” he said to the quartermaster-general, who stood by his side.

    The Ruined Cities of Zululand Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley
  • The duties of the quartermaster-general in the Stavka were many-sided and complex.

    The Russian Turmoil Anton Ivanovich Denikin
  • Fortunately I was in Minneapolis adjusting some flour accounts, when I was ordered here by the quartermaster-general.

    The Outlet Andy Adams
  • The quartermaster-general will make all arrangements for me.

    How Canada was Won F. S. Brereton
  • I begin to think of giving up this quartermaster-general's work, now that times are so changed.

  • Didn't you have some trouble about a bunch of cattle you sold to the quartermaster-general?

  • I must positively give up the quartermaster-general's work; head-quarters' staff seems breaking down altogether.

  • He told me that the quartermaster-general wished to keep me in his department.

    Forty-one years in India Frederick Sleigh Roberts

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