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Definition of Recruit

  RECRUIT   noun
A person distinguishable from a civilian by his uniform and from a soldier by his gait.
  Fresh from the farm or factory or street,
  His marching, in pursuit or in retreat,
      Were an impressive martial spectacle
  Except for two impediments -- his feet.

Thompson Johnson

Devil's Dictionarydefinition from:
The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911


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