a soldier employed in the construction of fortifications, trenches, or tunnels that approach or undermine enemy positions.
a soldier who digs trenches
(in the British Army) a private of the Royal Engineers
real name Herman Cyril McNeile. 1888–1937, British novelist, author of the popular thriller Bull-dog Drummond (1920) and its sequels
adjective 1. pertaining to Sappho or to certain meters or a form of strophe or stanza used by or named after her. 2. Lesbian (def 2). noun 3. a Sapphic verse. adjective 1. (prosody) denoting a metre associated with Sappho, consisting generally of a trochaic pentameter line with a dactyl in the third foot 2. […]
noun, Prosody. 1. Horatian ode. noun 1. another term for Horatian ode
noun 1. a woman who, with her husband, Ananias, was struck dead for lying. Acts 5. 2. Also, Sapphire [saf-ahyuh r] /ˈsæf aɪər/ (Show IPA). a female given name. noun 1. (New Testament) the wife of Ananias, who together with her husband was struck dead for fraudulently concealing their wealth from the Church (Acts 5) […]
noun 1. any gem variety of corundum other than the ruby, especially one of the blue varieties. 2. a gem of this kind. 3. the color of this gem, a deep blue. adjective 4. resembling sapphire; deep blue: a sapphire sky. noun 1. any precious corundum gemstone that is not red, esp the highly valued […]