Definition of Chow line
1. Noun. A queue of people waiting for food to be served (especially at a military camp).
Generic synonyms: Queue, Waiting Line
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Literary usage of Chow line
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Howard's Hill and Other True Stories: Small Unit Marine Action in Vietnam by DIANE Publishing Company (1990)
"Amidst the cheers of the Marines, the cooks and the company gunnery sergeant would charge forth to set up a chow line. Gunnery Sergeant Jack R. Montera ..."
2. Green Light!: Men of the 81st Troop Carrier Squadron Tell Their Story by Martin Wolfe (1989)
"Some barracks would even send out a runner to report back on whether, compared with the candy in your barracks bag, the food available on the chow line was ..."
3. Republic by Charles Edward Sheehan-miles (2007)
"The chow line for the battalion headquarters was set up behind an olive drab tent, in the shadow of a badly damaged building. He looked up when he heard a ..."
4. Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States by United States Dept. of State (1875)
"If, however, they purchase the Foo-chow line, including, probably, that to the Pagoda anchorage, only to get rid of it and prevent any further enterprise in ..."
5. History of the 353rd Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, National Army by Charles Franklin Dienst (1921)
"Once when forage was scarce. the men were all formed up in "chow" line when the hay came in. Without a murmur. every "skinner" gave up his place in the line ..."
6. The War Romance of the Salvation Army by Grace (Livingston) Hill, Evangeline Cory Booth (1919)
"At the first the Salvationists took their places in the chow line with the rest, then little by little men near the head of the line would give up their ..."
7. The World's Great Classics by Timothy Dwight, Julian Hawthorne (1899)
"The chow line has followed the Yin, adopting its ways, and whether there has been deterioration or improvement may also be determined. ..."