Light-horseman

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Light-horseman A soldier who serves in the light horse. See under 5th Light.
    • Light-horseman (Zoöl) A West Indian fish of the genus Ephippus, remarkable for its high dorsal fin and brilliant colors.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n light-horseman A light-armed cavalry soldier.
    • n light-horseman A fish, Chætodipterus faber, of the family Ephippidæ: found from Cape Cod to Rio de Janeiro. See Chætodipterus, with cut.
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Usage

In literature:

He was a splendid horseman of course, and would make light in such an emergency of the seventy odd miles between London and Dover.
"The Scarlet Pimpernel" by Baroness Orczy
Bannister leaped up, ran lightly across the intervening space, and with his repeater took a potshot at the galloping horseman.
"Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West" by William MacLeod Raine
This mighty horseman was carried by his steed as lightly as the young springald by his Andalusian hackney.
"Burlesques" by William Makepeace Thackeray
At the top of the list, as an article of food, stands a fish, which we named light-horseman.
"A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson" by Watkin Tench
Lighting it he looked up again and saw that the horseman was wildly waving a sombrero.
"Bar-20 Days" by Clarence E. Mulford
Colonel Winchester was a daring horseman, and Dick soon realized that it would be no light task to follow where he led.
"The Guns of Shiloh" by Joseph A. Altsheler
And then as the Swiss woman broke her trance and turned to run toward the house, the young horseman leaped lightly to the ground.
"A Fascinating Traitor" by Richard Henry Savage
As the black mass of frightened beasts gathered forward headway and shot through the area of light, Kendric saw one horseman clearly.
"Daughter of the Sun" by Jackson Gregory
Lower the light slid until it revealed the opening and in it the figure of a horseman.
"Overland Red" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
General Maurice, a famous light horseman, otherwise known as the Count de Vivonne, was an old friend and a devoted follower of the Emperor.
"The Eagle of the Empire" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
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In poetry:

The Wildgrave spurr'd his courser light,
O'er moss and moor, o'er holt and hill;
And on the left and on the right,
Each Stranger Horseman follow'd still.
"The Wild Huntsman" by Sir Walter Scott
We go and know not whither,
Nor see the tracks we go –
A horseman gaunt shall tell us, A rain-veiled light shall show.
By wood and swamp and mountain, The long dark hours begin –
Before our fresh wounds stiffen –
Fall in, my men, fall in.
"'Fall In, My Men, Fall In'" by Henry Lawson

In news:

Lighted Horseman Parade, Nov 27, Toppenish, Yakima County.
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