Definition of Retreater
1. treater [n -S] - See also: treater
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Retreater
Literary usage of Retreater
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Alps of Hannibal by William John Law (1866)
"There is no hint that Hannibal ever crossed it, or that the retreater ... He represents Hannibal the pursuer, as keeping his place in rear of the retreater. ..."
2. Instructions for Cooperative Observers by Weather Bureau, United States Weather Bureau, Instrument Division, United States (1915)
"A good maximum thermometer may be made a retreater by a too violent ... Since it is known that a maximum thermometer may become a retreater without that ..."
3. A Diary from Dixie by Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut (1905)
"My husband is well, and has been ordered to join the great retreater. I am bodily comfortable, if somewhat dingily lodged, and I daily part with my raiment ..."
4. Confederate Portraits by Gamaliel Bradford (1914)
"The retreat from Corinth could not have been conducted better. So the retreater assures us, and he ought to know. He will make Charleston as famous for ..."
5. Confederate Portraits by Gamaliel Bradford (1914)
"The retreat from Corinth could not have been conducted better. So the retreater assures us, and he ought to know. ..."
6. The Harleian Miscellany: Or, A Collection of Scarce, Curious, and by William Oldys, John Malham (1810)
"No, no, this is not the army's wound or sore; and, to answer the retreater's grand question, whence arc wars? I answer with the apostle James, ..."