lancers

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lancers a quadrille for 8 or 16 couples
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Usage

In literature:

New South Wales Lancers.
"History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)" by Frederick Maurice
And straight into the entire Prussian army rode the "grosse cavallerie" and the lancers.
"The Maids of Paradise" by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
We are going to have some reels and lancers and some good old time quadrilles.
"The Comings of Cousin Ann" by Emma Speed Sampson
It may be the Lancers, and it may be prayer-meetings.
"The Wit of Women" by Kate Sanborn
A troop of mounted lancers clattered out under the gateway arch.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
He stood out once during the Lancers, and Dr. Charrington came up to him, and they had quite a long talk together.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
But suddenly as she sat brooding over her great loss she heard, 'Forward, lancers!
"Noble Deeds of the World's Heroines" by Henry Charles Moore
We were almost immediately stopped by a body of lancers.
"The Red Hand of Ulster" by George A. Birmingham
The infantry remained idle spectators until General Torrejon, with a body of lancers, made a sally upon our train.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 3, August, 1850." by Various
The Lancers and the Royal Naval Brigade especially attracted attention.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
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In poetry:

"When from the war beyond the seas
The reckless Lancers home returned,
Their spoils were laid across my knees
About my lips their kisses burned.
"Yasmini" by Laurence Hope
By the brand on my withers, the finest of tunes
Is played by the Lancers, Hussars, and Dragoons,
And it's sweeter than "Stables" or "Water" to me,
The Cavalry Canter of "Bonnie Dundee!"
"Parade-Song of the Camp-Animals" by Rudyard Kipling
'Speak the word, and, master mine,
As we charged on Tilly's line,
And his Walloon lancers,
Smiting through their midst we'll teach
Civil look and decent speech
To these boyish prancers!'
"Barclay Of Ury" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

And, if the rear of the Lancer Sportback GTS reminds buyers of those enigmatic Saabs, then the Lancer 's front grille is an upturned homage to the current Audi grille.
Lancer Systems' L15 Lower Receiver Offers Configurable Mag-Well Options.
Photo courtesy of Lancer Systems.
(left to right) Board members of Lancer Pride Denise Collins, Beth Baron and Kim Burns recently hosted a presentation on the new LHS project at a home on Dover Road.
And for 2010, we get a new body style: The Lancer Sportback, a distinctive hatchback that adds some personality to the regular Lancer 's styling.
Thirty-six Lancers rolled off the production line in the first year.
Our affair with a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution continu.
'Renegade' joins 'Twinkle,' 'Rawhide,' ' Lancer ' on list of Secret Service code names.
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR. Power 291 hp / 300 lb-ft.
Senior Dani Olson serves an ace Tuesday in win over Lancers .
The lady volleyball Bruins played perhaps their best game of the season Tuesday night, crushing the South Umpqua Lancers in three straight sets.
Lancers Get All-State Football Honors.
The Lancers jumped ahead 14-4 in the first quarter, but North compiled a 13-4 spurt to go into the half down just 18-17.
Sophomore Steve Dinneen led the offense, although the running clock, due to the one-sided score, resulted in only three Lancer possessions.
Lancers ' Russo stellar, but Bulls too aggressive Originally published November 08, 2012.
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