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dead soldier

1. An empty bottle from an alcoholic beverage. The yard was littered with dead soldiers the morning after that wild party.
2. A cigarette butt. I was annoyed to find some dead soldiers on the ground, even though there was ashtray nearby.
See also: dead, soldier

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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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.
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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.
Authorities said the suspects in the April attack confessed to killing the Israeli last year, after a rifle in their possession was traced to the dead soldier.
The dead soldier was later identified by the Defence Ministry as Staff Sergeant Alexis Guarato, 35, a 14-year-old veteran who had served in several areas, including Afghanistan.
It is believed the dead soldier was hit by mistake by one of his comrades.
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