Glossary

Anklet a covering for the ankle, buckled or buttoned at the side Anorak a pullover hooded jacket long enough to cover the hips Balaclava helmet knitted, close-fitting hood with a hole for the face, like a ski mask Battle dress uniform for combat use Bayonet a knife that can be attached to a rifle Beret a visorless, usually woolen, cap with a tight headband and a soft, full, flat top Blouson short jacket, usually waist-length, often gathered Breastplate piece of armor covering the chest Bush hat a fabric hat with a wide brim, or shaped like a baseball cap with a shade at the front

Camouflage pattern designed to blend in with its surroundings Campaign hat brimmed, cowboy-style hat Chain mail armor made from small interlocking rings Collar patch cloth badge worn on the collar Commonwealth an association of self-governing autonomous states more or less loosely associated in a common allegiance Conscript a military recruit Conscription compulsory enrollment of persons, especially for military service Cosh a weighted weapon similar to a blackjack

Dressings material applied to cover a wound Dungaree blue denim Edelweiss a small alpine plant Epaulet an ornamental strip or loop sewn across the shoulder of a dress or coat Eyelet a small hole designed to receive a cord or used for decoration Farrier a person who shoes horses Fascist a person who believes in centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition Fatigues the uniform or work clothing worn on fatigue (or working) and in the field Forage cap an infantry undress cap Grenadier a soldier who uses grenades Guerrilla a person who engages in irregular warfare, especially as a member of an independent unit carrying out harassment and sabotage Gurkha Nepalese soldier serving in the

British army Herringbone a pattern of parallel lines, with adjacent rows sloping in opposite directions Ike jacket U.S. blouson jacket, named after

General Dwight D. Eisenhower Insignia badges

Jerkin sleeveless overjacket, usually leather

Jodhpurs riding breeches, wide around the thighs, then skintight from the knees Kapok a mass of silky fibers used as a filling for mattresses, sleeping bags, and as insulation Khaki a dull brown-yellow color Kilt a knee-length pleated skirt, usually of tartan, worn by Scottish men Kukris a curved Nepalese dagger Lance a spear used by cavalry Luftwaffe the first German air force Noncommissioned rank any rank above that of private, but not officers Pantaloons loose trousers gathered at the knee Peaked cap cap with peak, as worn by police Pip a diamond-shaped rank badge, used in the German and British armies Pith helmet a lightweight helmet-shaped hat made of pith or cork Poncho a sleeveless, waterproof garment slipped over the head Pork pie cap similar to a peaked cap but without the peak Pouch pocket pocket sewn onto the outside of a garment Rations a food allowance for one day Red Chinese Communist Chinese Sam Browne belt officer's belt with a diagonal supporting strap Side cap cap that can be folded flat, such as

Boy Scouts wear Singlet a sleeveless undershirt Ski cap soft cap with a peak; worn by mountain troops Skullcap a close-fitting cap Slouch hat hat with a large, floppy brim Spats a cloth or leather gaiter covering the instep and ankle Store supplies

Tam-o'-shanter a woolen cap of Scottish origin with a headband, wide flat circular crown, and a pompon in the center Tropical kit uniform for use in hot climates Tunic military jacket walking out dress order of dress worn off duty webbing straps attached to the belt, going over the shoulders, to help carry equipment.

Baseball For Boys

Baseball For Boys

Since World War II, there has been a tremendous change in the makeup and direction of kid baseball, as it is called. Adults, showing an unprecedented interest in the activity, have initiated and developed programs in thousands of towns across the United States programs that providebr wholesome recreation for millions of youngsters and are often a source of pride and joy to the community in which they exist.

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