Mosstrooper
Mosstrooper Moss"troop`er, n. [Moss + trooper.] One of a class of marauders or bandits that formerly infested the border country between England and Scotland; -- so called in allusion to the mossy or boggy character of much of the border country. [1913 Webster]

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  • mosstrooper — [môs′tro͞op΄ər] n. [< Scot moss, a swamp < ME mos: see MOSS] 1. any of the raiders who infested the swampy borderland between England and Scotland in the 17th cent. 2. a marauder …   English World dictionary

  • Mosstrooper — Mosstroopers waren Räuber, die während und nach der Zeit des Commonwealth in Schottland ihr Unwesen trieben. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Geschichte 2 Wortherkunft 3 Siehe auch 4 Literatur …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • mosstrooper — mosstroopery, n. mosstrooping, n., adj. /maws trooh peuhr, mos /, n. 1. a marauder who operated in the mosses, or bogs, of the border between England and Scotland in the 17th century. 2. any marauder. [1645 55; MOSS + TROOPER] * * * …   Universalium

  • mosstrooper — n. thief, robber; one of a gang of marauders or bandits that operated in the bogs on the English and Scottish borders during the 17th century …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mosstrooper — noun a person who lived by plundering property in the Scottish Borders in the 17th century …   English new terms dictionary

  • mosstrooper — moss•troop•er [[t]ˈmɔsˌtru pər, ˈmɒs [/t]] n. 1) why a marauder who operated in the mosses, or bogs, of the border between England and Scotland in the 17th century 2) why any marauder • Etymology: 1645–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • mosstrooper — /ˈmɒstrupə/ (say mostroohpuh) noun one of the class of marauders who infested the mosses or bogs of the border between England and Scotland in the 17th century. –mosstrooping, noun –mosstrooping, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • Mosstrooper — /ˈmɒstrupə/ (say mostroohpuh) noun an Australian horse which won the major hurdle and steeplechase races in Victoria in 1929–30 …   Australian English dictionary

  • mosstrooper — n. a freebooter of the Scottish Border in the 17th c …   Useful english dictionary

  • Moss-trooper — Mosstroopers waren Räuber, die während und nach der Zeit des Commonwealth in Schottland ihr Unwesen trieben. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Geschichte 2 Wortherkunft 3 Siehe auch 4 Literatur 5 Gedicht …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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