Pandour

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pandour A brutal soldier.
    • Pandour One of a class of Hungarian mountaineers serving in the Austrian army that served as local militia in Croatia; -- so called from Pandur , a principal town in the region from which they originally came. They were noted for their ruthlessness. "Her whiskered pandours and her fierce hussars."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pandour See pandoor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pandour pan′dōōr a Hungarian foot-soldier in the Austrian service: a robber
    • Pandour Also Pan′door
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Usage

In literature:

On the books of profane music which entered the convent, amour (love) was replaced by tambour (drum) or pandour.
"Les Misérables Complete in Five Volumes" by Victor Hugo
This is but the first instalment of Pandours to Friedrich; and the mere foretaste of what they can do in the veiling way.
"History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XII. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--First Silesian War, Awakening a General European One, Begins--December, 1740-May, 1741" by Thomas Carlyle
Generally such things can, through accidental Pandour channels, were there no other, easily reach Neipperg; though they do not always.
"History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XIII. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--First Silesian War, Leaving the General European One Ablaze All Round, Gets Ended--May, 1741-July, 1742." by Thomas Carlyle
And here are Bathyani's Pandours come across the Moldau on us.
"History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XV. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--Second Silesian War, Important Episode In The General European One--15th Aug. 1744-25th Dec. 1745" by Thomas Carlyle
That very day, Daun has vanished again, still in the southerly direction, again under veil of Pandours.
"History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XVIII. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--Seven-Years War Rises to a Height.--1757-1759." by Thomas Carlyle
The intervening Pandours picked up all the rest.
"History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XIX. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--Friedrich Like to be Overwhelmed in The Seven-Years War--1759-1760" by Thomas Carlyle
Merely shot out nocturnal Pandour Parties, and ordered up Lacy and the Reichsfolk to do the like, and break the night's rest of his Enemy.
"History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XX. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--Friedrich is not to be Overwhelmed: The Seven-Years War Gradually Ends--25th April, 1760-15th February, 1763." by Thomas Carlyle
No more can Pandours issue that way; only Prussians can enter in.
"History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XXI. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--Afternoon and Evening of Friedrich's Life--1763-1786" by Thomas Carlyle
One of my grooms, with two led horses, was, among many others, taken by the pandours of Trenck.
"The Life and Adventures of Baron Trenck Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Baron Trenck
Trenck, to execute this enterprise, employed his own pandours.
"The Life and Adventures of Baron Trenck Vol. 2 (of 2)" by Baron Trenck
And do you know the history of this pandour chieftain Trenck?
"Frederick The Great and His Family" by L. Muhlbach
Your modesty in estimating your value as a leader of Pandours will be pleasing to them who like that modesty.
"Sandra Belloni, Complete" by George Meredith
I made a campaign or two with the Pandours under Austrian Trenck.
"Barry Lyndon" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Wessenburg's Pandours would tell you whether Decimus Saxon could swim.
"Micah Clarke" by Arthur Conan Doyle
You would be forgetting her descent from the Pandour hordes who came galloping up out of the Caucasus so many centuries ago.
"Captain Macedoine's Daughter" by William McFee
Every thing rifled and strewed about as if the Pandours had been there.
"Black Forest Village Stories" by Berthold Auerbach
There was indescribable bloodshed before we could drive the Pandours from that thicket.
"Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. II." by Gustav Freytag
Baron, I shall begin to doubt the activity of your Pandours.
"Tales from Blackwood" by Various
Neither age nor sex was sacred to these Croats and Pandours.
"Queens of the French Stage" by H. Noel Williams
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