Light cavalry

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Light cavalry (Mil) light-armed soldiers mounted on strong and active horses.
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Usage

In literature:

They will send cavalry and light artillery over the country, to search out their enemies, and to reduce all to obedience.
"At Aboukir and Acre" by George Alfred Henty
A charge of the 3rd Light Dragoons, aided by light cavalry, had chastised on one point the presumption of the Sikhs.
"Our Soldiers" by W.H.G. Kingston
The band partook somewhat of a military organisation, and everyone understood the signals of light cavalry.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
In the sunset light the cavalry returned passing the white mansion on the hill.
"Special Messenger" by Robert W. Chambers
The cavalry, supported by light artillery, were to take Enniskillen by surprise.
"Gossamer" by George A. Birmingham
However, by repeated charges of his light cavalry, he drove the enemy back into their camp, and took three pieces of cannon.
"Notes and Queries, Number 207, October 15, 1853" by Various
This was the fourth battle of Brandy Station in which the Harris Light Cavalry had been engaged.
"Sword and Pen" by John Algernon Owens
Late that night the light cavalry from Lorient rode into Paradise.
"The Maids of Paradise" by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
The repellers were called light infantry; but when they carried on the operations beyond the fort they became cavalry.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. X (of X) - America - II, Index" by Various
Their cavalry was badly in need of good light-weight mounts.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
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In poetry:

The cavalry flew by and vanished,
The storm thundered and hushed.
Lawlessness bore down, bore down -
Silence and light all around.
"I Gather Motley Flowers" by Mikhail Alekseevich Kuzmin