One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The duty of being a sentry.
- ‘There is a record of a private who had been found asleep on sentry-go sentenced to walk post for the next two months encumbered by a ball and chain.’
- ‘I have often wondered about the reactions of soldiers on sentry-go for the first time in the front line.’
- ‘After the guard-mounting ceremony, I read the sentry roster and to my horror found I was detailed for sentry-go for No 7 post, at midnight.’
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