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Definition of "field-cornet" [field-cornet]

  • The magistrate of a township in Cape Colony, South Africa. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "field-cornet" in a sentence
  • "A couple of hours 'riding, then the farm of an old field-cornet, where we off-saddled and bought a few bundles of forage for our horses."
  • "Whilst we were saddling up the field-cornet and his companion of the night before arrived."
  • "The door was opened, and the strange-mannered old field-cornet entered."