His uniform was torn to tatters in the back and elbows, and one shoulder-strap swung hither and thither on its torn fastening.
What signifies the shoulder-strap if the sword is free and strong from the scabbard?
Captain Bliss, of Newton's staff, by a flying fragment lost his shoulder-strap, and he himself was painfully hurt.
So I went, and asked the wearer of the shoulder-strap if he had been at the Dardanelles.
If ever a man earned a shoulder-strap, you did at that fight.
One of them was a tall man with a crown and star on his shoulder-strap.
Jean stared, stared and remained silent; but a moment later the candidate had seized him by the shoulder-strap.
Some one stooped down over me, examined my shoulder-strap, and said, "Huhzo!"
Unless he were near enough for them to see the single “pip” on his shoulder-strap, they would never know they had made a mistake.
A light would come into his eye, and he would seize hold of his victim by the shoulder-strap and heave and tug till it came off.