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Unformatted text preview: parachute star-shell a parachute carrying a light to illuminate troop movements in the dark. parade-ground soldiering ceremonial formation in dress uniforms. parapet a wall or bank used to screen troops from frontal enemy fire. pill-box a low, enclosed gun emplacement of concrete and steel. pince-nez eyeglasses without temples, kept in place by a spring gripping the bridge of the nose. pioneer dump a supply source for the pioneers; here, a supply source for the infantrymen who are preparing the road for marching columns. piss-a-bed [Slang] a person who is unable to control urination, particularly during sleep....
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- Fall '08