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dead marine

slang An empty bottle from an alcoholic beverage. (Potentially considered objectionable.) The yard was littered with dead marines the morning after the wild party. He looked up just in time to see a dead marine being swung at his face.
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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.
See also: marine, recruit
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Our stretcher-bearers went to find and retrieve dead Marines. I could not bear the thought that Big Mike lay somewhere up there.
His group gained notoriety for carrying out the 2002 Fort Pilar Bombing in Zamboanga City, 2007 ambush of marine troops in Albarka, which left 24 dead Marines, the death of 19 Special Forces students in Cambug, Albarka, and the 2001 Lamitan Siege.
Emmanuel Salamat told the grieving families of the dead Marines at the grandstand before the ceremony started.
I had seen dead Marines and slain Japanese, and those awful scenes were seared into my memory.
But, when the dead Marines begin visiting him while he is awake-he realizes he is in serious trouble.
Do we think the enemy wouldn't or hasn't done the same thing, or worse, to our dead Marines?
The ship's wardroom was full of dead marines. What happened?
"It's not the living conditions, it's not the mission, it's this," she said, gesturing toward a memorial display of boots, rifles, and dog tags belonging to dead Marines.
All four dead Marines, all based at Arbroath in Scotland, had arrived in Helmand 10 weeks ago.
Last night the dead Marines were named as Sgt John Manuel, 38, of Gateshead, Cpl Marc Birch, 26, of Kingsthorpe, Northants, and L/Cpl Steven Fellows, 2 6, of High Wycombe, Bucks, all from 45 Commando; and Marine Damian Davies, 27, of Telford, Shrops, of the Commando Logistics Regiment.
The dead Marines were members of the UK Landing Force Command Support Group, carrying out operations in the Garmsir district of southern Helmand.
President George Bush expressed his condolences to the families of the 30 dead Marines and one sailor.
Not to worry ( they're only pretend mines and in the interests of keeping the exercise going, the dead Marines are allowed to rise again, regroup and continue to fight.
But Mr Hoon took sharp issue with Labour's Glenda Jackson (Hampstead and Highgate), who voiced sympathy for the families of the dead Marines who had 'been so tragically and, in my view, somewhat needlessly, lost'.