Bayoneting: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Familiar Quotations BayonetingYou can do anything with bayonets except sit on them.ndash;Count Camillo Benso di CavourA man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he can't sit on it.ndash;William IngeStill a Union that can only be maintained by swords and bayonets, and in which strife and civil war are to take the place of brotherly love and kindness, has no charm for me.ndash;Robert E. Lee Use in Literature BayonetingItaly had long been held in subjection by the spiritual terrors of the priests and by the bayonets of the Austrians.ndash;John S.C. Abbott in Napoleon Bonaparte.Lannes was a phalanx of infantry, bristling with bayonets, which neither artillery nor cavalry could batter down or break.ndash;John S.C. Abbott in Napoleon Bonaparte.With their bayonets they drove back the members, and encircling Napoleon, bore him from the Hall.ndash;John S.C. Abbott in Napoleon Bonaparte.When Murat headed a column it was well known that there would be no child's play. 'Charge bayonets, forward!' he exclaimed, with imperturbable coolness.ndash;John S.C. Abbott in Napoleon Bonaparte.After a good rest they resumed work with pick, shovel, and bayonet, throwing the earthworks higher and ever higher.ndash;Joseph A. Altsheler in The Guns of Shiloh.Every time a bayonet or a saber rattled it smote with sharpness upon the ear.ndash;Joseph A. Altsheler in The Guns of Bull Run.I can see their bayonets glittering on the hills.ndash;Joseph A. Altsheler in The Guns of Shiloh.It seemed to Harry that the points of the bayonets were almost in his face, and then, at the shouted command, the whole earthwork burst into a blaze.ndash;Joseph A. Altsheler in The Guns of Shiloh.
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