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dead marine

An empty bottle from an alcoholic beverage. The yard was littered with dead marines the morning after that wild party.
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dead marine

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marine officer

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marine (recruit)

and marine officer
n. an empty beer or liquor bottle. (see also dead soldier, dead marine. These expressions are probably meant as derogatory to either marines or officer.) Every now and then the gentle muttering of the customers was accented by the breaking of a marine as it hit the floor. There’s a marine officer laying in the fireplace.
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I had seen dead Marines and slain Japanese, and those awful scenes were seared into my memory.
The Supreme Council for Environment invites all citizens and fishermen to report any sightings of dead marine mammals or turtles through its dedicated hotline: 80001112.
Researchers led by Moeller, of Hollings Marine Laboratory in Charleston, found a sea sponge thriving in the midst of dead marine creatures.
Where the ocean currents wafted along heated coastline, dead marine iguanas washed ashore, while parboiled invertebrates drifted loose among blanched inter-tidal algae.
The discovery of a dead Marine intelligence officer in a motel room prompts the team to hunt for his killer in an investigation which could lead to a terrorist cell.
The coast guard, using three patrol boats and one helicopter, has begun investigating the accident, searching for a dead marine animal.
The council then disposed of the carcasses, as dead marine mammals can pose a serious health risk.
As a result, creatures living near to the bottom of the sea died and, in October 2002, a large amount of dead marine wildlife was washed up on the Jutland coast.
He lost count of the enemy soldiers he killed in the savage fighting for Hill 1403, but as he was pulling out with his disassembled machine gun, he saw an enemy soldier peeling the parka from a dead Marine.
The symptoms are hard to ignore: dead marine animals washing up on beaches; toxic microbes proliferating along coastlines; fewer fish piling up in nets.
This is not an isolated case of dead marine mammals found in coastlines this year.
Billions of the terrifying crustaceans live in depths of down to 4,500m in the North Atlantic and hunt in huge shoals to eat the remains of dead marine animals, from whales to seabirds.
But it turns out that instead of sucking on fish blood, the vampire squid makes a modest living feeding on bits of dead marine life and other effluvia that floats down to the lower depths of the sea.
Now, Jill Ireland, of Swansea University, who logged the higher than usual seabird death tolls, is investigating the recent sightings of dead marine animals washed up around the Gower peninsula and in Pembrokeshire.