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dead soldier

Also, dead man. An empty liquor, wine, or beer bottle, as in Their trash barrel's full of dead soldiers; they must drink a lot, or That dead man sticking out of your pocket alerted the officer to the fact that you'd been drinking. Dead man has been slang for "empty bottle" since the late 1600s but has been largely replaced by dead soldier, dating from the late 1800s.
See also: dead, soldier

dead soldier

and dead man and dead marine and dead one
1. n. an empty liquor or beer bottle. Toss your dead soldiers in the garbage, please. There’s a dead one under the bed and another in the fireplace!
2. n. a cigarette butt. (Less common than sense 1) The bum found a dead soldier on the ground and picked it up.
See also: dead, soldier
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Grateful Dead Soldier Field tickets, once becoming available on February 28, are destined to sell so quickly that fans will need to act promptly in order to obtain good seats.
He added that a military funeral was held this week in honour of the dead soldier before his remains were buried in the army's cemetery.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown hailed the "courage" of the dead soldier, believed to be from 1st Battalion, The Parachute Regiment.
Next of kin of the dead soldier have been informed.
The artist, Daniel Edwards, says the purpose of his sculpture of a dead soldier in the likeness of Prince Harry is to honour those willing but unable to serve in Iraq.
Another ISAF soldier died Tuesday during an engagement with militants in eastern Afghanistan, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization said in a separate statement, that did not mention the nationality of the dead soldier or the area of combat.
I think the thing that got to me the most was when I discovered a dead soldier who died with a kind of a smile on his face.
NATO s US-led International Security Assistance Force gave no further details and did not release the nationality of the dead soldier.
Meanwhile, the ISAF did not elaborate on the exact location of the incident or the nationality of the dead soldier.
Yesterday Gemini Donnelly-Martin, 20, told how she and her mother Amanda, 44, walked up to the bloodied, knifewielding maniacs and asked if they could comfort the dead soldier.
An MoD spokeswoman said the dead soldier had been a member of Number 3 Company of the Grenadier Guards which is responsible for protecting Patrol Base Delhi and local security in the immediate area.
HUMAN Rights groups yesterday condemned horrific footage of Syrian rebel leader Abu Sakkar apparently taking a bite out of the heart of a dead soldier.
The dead soldier was on patrol near Patrol Base Blenheim, north east of Sangin District Centre, in an incident unconnected to Operation Moshtarak.
The dead soldier was a member of the 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Scotland on attachment with the 1st Battalion the Royal Irish Regiment, and was killed when an improvised explosive device went off during the patrol in the Gereshk region of Helmand province.
PRINCE William comforted the family of a dead soldier after escorting his body home from Afghanistan.