Muster file
Muster Mus"ter, n. [OE. moustre, OF. mostre, moustre, F. montre, LL. monstra. See {Muster}, v. t.] 1. Something shown for imitation; a pattern. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. A show; a display. [Obs.] --Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster]

3. An assembling or review of troops, as for parade, verification of numbers, inspection, exercise, or introduction into service. [1913 Webster]

The hurried muster of the soldiers of liberty. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]

See how in warlike muster they appear, In rhombs, and wedges, and half-moons, and wings. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

4. The sum total of an army when assembled for review and inspection; the whole number of effective men in an army. [1913 Webster]

And the muster was thirty thousands of men. --Wyclif. [1913 Webster]

Ye publish the musters of your own bands, and proclaim them to amount of thousands. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

5. Any assemblage or display; a gathering. [1913 Webster]

Of the temporal grandees of the realm, mentof their wives and daughters, the muster was great and splendid. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

{Muster book}, a book in which military forces are registered.

{Muster file}, a muster roll.

{Muster master} (Mil.), one who takes an account of troops, and of their equipment; a mustering officer; an inspector. [Eng.]

{Muster roll} (Mil.), a list or register of all the men in a company, troop, or regiment, present or accounted for on the day of muster.

{To pass muster}, to pass through a muster or inspection without censure. [1913 Webster]

Such excuses will not pass muster with God. --South. [1913 Webster]


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