Red-cross knight

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Red-cross knight a knight having on his shield a red cross
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. reád; Ger. roth, L. ruber, Gr. e-rythros, Gael. ruath.

Usage

In literature:

It was for Una that the Red Cross Knight did war.
"Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow" by Jerome K. Jerome
The two were called respectively The Humming Bee, and The Red Cross Knight.
"A Rogue's Life" by Wilkie Collins
Where's your Red Cross Knight?
"Heartsease" by Charlotte M. Yonge
It was as if from being a monk, he had become a Red Cross Knight of the Hospital.
"Magnum Bonum" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Like the knight of the Red Cross, he was punished for abandoning Una, by falling in love with Duessa.
"Mary Marston" by George MacDonald
ERROR, a monster who lived in a den in "Wandering Wood," and with, whom the Red Cross Knight had his first adventure.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
Finding the Red Cross Knight at the fountain of Idleness he beats him with a club, and makes him his slave.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
Him the Red Cross Knight stopped and asked if he knew of any adventures which might await him in that place.
"The Red Romance Book" by Various
And moreo'er, I am not only thy knight, but thy Red Cross Knight into the bargain, and thou my lady forever.
"A Brother To Dragons and Other Old-time Tales" by Amelie Rives
All of the new knights wore red crosses on their tunics.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
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In poetry:

Along her classic hillsides rung
The Paynim's battle-cry,
And like a red-cross knight he sprung
For her to live or die.
"A Memorial tribute" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
How Godfrey led his red-cross knights,
How mad Orlando slash'd and slew;
There's not a single bard that writes
But doth the glorious theme renew.
"The Chronicle Of The Drum" by William Makepeace Thackeray
The morn in the radiant east arose:—
The Red-cross Knight hath spurred his steed
That courseth as swift as a falcon's speed:—
To the salt-sea shore Sir Raymond goes.
"Sir Raymond And The False Palmer" by Thomas Cooper
"'Perchance my young arm, by the cause nerved with strength,
May lower the Pagan's proud crest:
And the brave Christian knights, in reward of my zeal,
May bind the red cross on my breast,'….
"The Warrior's Return" by Amelia Opie

In news:

Thank goodness the Knights of Columbus running the parking lot had some and the Red Cross booth at the show helped her.
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