night rider

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n night rider member of a secret mounted band in United States South after the American Civil War; committed acts of intimidation and revenge
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Usage

In literature:

He was admitted to full membership in the Tango Tribe of the Tenderloin Night-Riders.
"Ade's Fables" by George Ade
The Patrollers, Ku Kluxers or night riders come by sometimes at night to scare the niggers and make 'em behave.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
There isn't a better rider anywhere; only accidents will happen sometimes, as you know they did the other night.
"Amos Huntingdon" by T.P. Wilson
Days of rest and nights of travel succeeded, during which the despatch-riders began to wonder at the ease with which they progressed.
"A Dash from Diamond City" by George Manville Fenn
I don't know nuting 'bout no night rider.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
The night-rider dipped a bucket of water from the tank that fed the trough.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
Every man went armed day and night, scouts were posted on the mountains, and swift riders scoured the desert for miles.
"At the Point of the Sword" by Herbert Hayens
This night there were riders abroad; but there was no singing.
"Laramie Holds the Range" by Frank H. Spearman
On the fourth night a rider on a camel approached.
"Mystics and Saints of Islam" by Claud Field
A mosquito's a night-rider only.
"The Stars & Stripes, Vol 1, No 1, February 8, 1918" by American Expeditionary Forces
Therefore, it was suspicious that, on such a night, a rider or riders should be in his vicinity.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
Going home from Winton one night after a spree, a boundary-rider from Ayrshire Downs got off his horse a few miles out, and fell asleep.
"Reminiscences of Queensland" by William Henry Corfield
At night, runners with torches guide the riders.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
It was Saturday night and the town was full of riders and ranchers.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
An examination of the attendant circumstances pointed to the dog having met its death on the night of Mr. Rider Haggard's dream.
"Telepathy" by W. W. Baggally
One night in camp he told us the story of one of his Rough Riders who had just written him from some place in Arizona.
"Camping with President Roosevelt" by John Burroughs
The thing that is of more importance is the fact that the night-riders are abroad again.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
The rider looked at Lance with red-veined eyes, the inflamed lids showing sleepless nights.
"Rim o' the World" by B. M. Bower
The taller of the pair of night riders kept him covered with two guns while the other rode in close and jerked the weapon from his holster.
"The Coyote" by James Roberts
It also lighted to a pallid gleam the still face of the night rider.
"The Plunderer" by Roy Norton
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In poetry:

Before the April night was late
A rider came to the castle gate;
A rider breathing human breath,
But the words he spoke were the words of Death.
"The Last Word" by Sir Henry Newbolt
Oh, the winds are out to-night,
Riders of the storm let loose:
Listen to the singing reeds
Put to an unwonted use.
'Tis a night for Pan and Zeus.
"April 8th, 1901" by Ethel Clifford
Sound-winded and fit and quite ready is Darkie,
Impatient to strip for the sprint and the flight;
But what can he keeping the rider in khaki?
And why does the silence hang heavy to-night?
"Ownerless" by John Shaw Neilson
But the wagon was home and we gathered around her'
Chuck riders came in when the pickin's was short;
Some of 'em would eat till they'd mighty nigh founder—
It was there in the night we held kangaroo court.
"The Chuck Wagon" by Bruce Kiskaddon
My lady has shoved her rings over her toes.
'Tis an ancient trick every night-rider knows.
But I shall relieve her of them yet,
When I see she limps in the minuet
I must beg to celebrate this night,
And the green moonlight.
"The Exeter Road" by Amy Lowell
Nightly the spell is worked there, nightly the change comes down
When none is by but the peewit that cries o'er the moor-grass brown:
Sudden, at sound of cock-crow, swiftly, at dawn of day,
Rider and horse from the hedgerow melt like the mists away.
"The Horseman In The Night" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Concerns about the District's streetcar system were raised Tuesday night at a public meeting and centered around how exactly the trolleys with overhead wires will connect riders from H Street to Union Station.
Subway riders in the Carroll Gardens section of Brooklyn yesterday found a patchwork of shuttle trains and buses to help them bypass the Bergen Street station of the F and G lines, whose control panel was ravaged by fire Thursday night.
Harris was one of only four bull riders to not get bucked off, allowing him to reclaim the world standings lead after the fifth round of the National Finals Rodeo on Monday night.
The Caesar Rodney Riders are on their way to the DIAA Football State Tournament semifinals after defeating Henlopen North rival Sussex Central, 28-6, on Saturday night.
The Crowder College Lady 'Riders, fueled by Chloe Nichols, hiked their basketball record to 6-1 by beating LSU-Eunice 94-71 in the Don Wilson Classic on Friday night.
The MTA's new "Late-Night Map" -- the agency's latest attempt to help straphangers navigate a plethora of overnight service changes -- has a few problems that are leaving some riders scratching their head.
The annual showdown will be an especially busy night for Rough Riders star Gilbert Herrera, who will also reign as homecoming king.
Harris was one of only four bull riders to not get bucked off, allowing him to reclaim the world standings lead after the fifth round of the National Finals Rodeo on Monday night.
Night Rider Racing Stables (Jean Maragh).
Jubitz Winter Wonderland closed to vehicles for the night so bike riders could enjoy the Christmas lights.
Patent drawings from Kawasaki uncover a new night-vision system that'll give riders a view beyond a bike's conventional headlamp.
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J.—Nurideen Lindsey scored 26 points to go along with five assists to lead Rider past Robert Morris 79-54 Saturday night.
UPDATE: The manatee rider, identified as 52-year-old Ana Gloria Garcia Gutierrez, turned herself in Tuesday night.
YouTubeThe Abilene Ruff Riders kick off their first home game this Saturday night March 31st, at the Taylor county coliseum at 7pm.
Indian Creek spoiled the grand opening of the new Jimmy Carey Stadium for Weir High by scoring 40 unanswered first-half points and easing to a convincing 52-12 victory over the Red Riders Friday night.
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