Soldier

A Quake Team Fortress Class

The Soldier class is the basis of a TF team. He moves slower than most classes, but makes up for it with the weaponry and armor he carries. He can wear a maximum of 200 red armor. He uses the axe, the shotgun, the super shotgun, and the rocket launcher. His grenade types are Hand and Nail. A versatile class, the soldier has no real specialisation... but he's the core of any offensive or defensive squad. Note that the Soldier can only carry a maximum of 2 nail grenades at a time.

The only ones willing to stand up and help protect the freedom of the many from the tyranny of the few. Patriots, willing to shed their own blood in service of the ungrateful.

A soldier is any person who has entered into service with a nation to provide violence for the resolution of politics, upon the failure of diplomacy.

One who lays down their own life in favor of protecting an ideal that they believe is greater than any one individual.

A highly skilled and well trained member of a team dedicated to inflicting the most amount of damage with the least amount of loss.

A soldier is the very back bone of any nation. During peacetime they are often neglected and resented, yet in war they are crucial.

There are those that would suggest that soldiers are responsible for warfare by their very presence. There is no nation upon this earth that stands without the assistance of a military and the threat of violence.

All your life you've been told that violence doesn't solve problems, and you probably believe that the role of the soldier is limited in this new and enlightened millennia. I can't say it any better than Jean Rasczak.

"Naked force has settled more issues in history than any other factor. The contrary opinion 'violence never solves anything' is wishful thinking at its worst. People who forget that always pay... They pay with their lives and their freedom."

Sol"dier (?), n. [OE. souldier, soudiour, souder, OF. soldier, soldoier, soldeier, sodoier, soudoier, soudier, fr. L. solidus a piece of money (hence applied to the pay of a soldier), fr. solidus solid. See Solid, and cf. Sold, n.]

1.

One who is engaged in military service as an officer or a private; one who serves in an army; one of an organized body of combatants.

I am a soldier and unapt to weep. Shak.

2.

Especially, a private in military service, as distinguished from an officer.

It were meet that any one, before he came to be a captain, should have been a soldier. Spenser.

3.

A brave warrior; a man of military experience and skill, or a man of distinguished valor; -- used by way of emphasis or distinction.

Shak.

4. Zool.

The red or cuckoo gurnard (Trigla pini.)

[Prov. Eng.]

5. Zool.

One of the asexual polymorphic forms of white ants, or termites, in which the head and jaws are very large and strong. The soldiers serve to defend the nest. See Termite.

Soldier beetle Zool., an American carabid beetle (Chauliognathus Americanus) whose larva feeds upon other insects, such as the plum curculio. -- Soldier bug Zool., any hemipterous insect of the genus Podisus and allied genera, as the spined soldier bug (Podius spinosus). These bugs suck the blood of other insects. -- Soldier crab Zool. (a) The hermit crab. (b) The fiddler crab. -- Soldier fish Zool., a bright-colored etheostomoid fish (Etheostoma ceruleum) found in the Mississippi River; -- called also blue darter, and rainbow darter. -- Soldier fly Zool., any one of numerous species of small dipterous flies of the genus Stratyomys and allied genera. They are often bright green, with a metallic luster, and are ornamented on the sides of the back with markings of yellow, like epaulets or shoulder straps. -- Soldier moth Zool., a large geometrid moth (Euschema militaris), having the wings bright yellow with bluish black lines and spots. -- Soldier orchis Bot., a kind of orchis (Orchis militaris).

 

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Sol"dier, v. i.

1.

To serve as a soldier.

2.

To make a pretense of doing something, or of performing any task.

[Colloq.U.S.]

⇒ In this sense the vulgar pronounciation (s&omac;"j&etil;r) is jocosely preserved.

It needs an opera glass to discover whether the leaders are pulling, or only soldiering. C. D. Warner.

 

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