Trainbands
Trainband Train"band`, n.; pl. {Trainbands}. A band or company of an organized military force instituted by James I. and dissolved by Charles II.; -- afterwards applied to the London militia. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]

He felt that, without some better protection than that of the trainbands and Beefeaters, his palace and person would hardly be secure. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

A trainband captain eke was he Of famous London town. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]


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