The old mosstroopers sometimes wore a spray in their steel caps as a protection against witchcraft and bad luck.
"Johnstone of the Border" by Harold Bindloss
It was not for nothing the hot blood of the old mosstroopers ran in his veins.
"The Coast of Adventure" by Harold Bindloss
I think a' the mosstroopers be abraid the night!
"The Three Perils of Man, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by James Hogg
The daring life of a mosstrooper did not ill agree with Ruthven's valiant spirit.
"The Mosstrooper" by Robert Scott Fittis