Miquelet

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Miquelet (Mil) An irregular or partisan soldier; a bandit.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n miquelet In Spanish history: A member of a body of Catalonian banditti who infested the Pyrenees in the 17th century.
    • n miquelet A Spanish guerrilla soldier in the Peninsular War; also one of a corps of irregulars employed by Napoleon in 1808 against the Spaniards.
    • n miquelet In modern Spain, the designation of the soldiers of certain local regiments of infantry, chiefly employed on escort duties.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp. miquelete,

Usage

In literature:

The miquelets fired at him, but no bullet reached him.
"Massacres Of The South (1551-1815)" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
The miquelets fired at him, but no bullet reached him.
"Celebrated Crimes, Complete" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
For eight days, however, our troops were harassed in flank and rear by Miquelets, who followed us from mountain to mountain.
"The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete" by Duc de Saint-Simon
The Miquelets, of whom there were many in the town, aided the besieged by harassing the French.
"The Bravest of the Brave" by G. A. Henty
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