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    Honore is offline Junior Member
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    A Word from "War and Peace"

    Dear Teacher,

    I have looked up the following word, written bold, in all dictionaries but could not find any explanation. Would you please help me?

    "...Rostov, who had just celebrated his promotion to a cornetcy..."

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    Re: A Word from "War and Peace"

    Hello Honore!

    The word 'cornetcy' is no longer used, but means the lowest rank of commissioned cavary officer in the British Army.

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    Re: A Word from "War and Peace"

    Dear Teacher,

    Thank you so much for the explanation.

    Regards.

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    Re: A Word from "War and Peace"

    Dear Teacher,

    Would you also please help me for the underlined word in the following sentence?

    Thanks and regards.

    "In the room next their bedroom there was a confusion of sabers, satchels, sabretaches, open portmanteaus, and dirty boots."

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    Re: A Word from "War and Peace"

    n. satchel suspended by straps from cavalry officer's belt. Google Image Result for http://www.dkimages.com/discover/previews/781/580427.JPG

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    Re: A Word from "War and Peace"

    Thank you very much.

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