moss-trooper
noun Date: 1645 1. one of a class of 17th century raiders in the marshy border country between England and Scotland 2. piratemoss-trooping adjective

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  • 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

  • Moss-trooper — Moss troopers were bandits who operated in Scotland during and after the period of the English Commonwealth in the mid 17th century. Many moss troopers were disbanded or deserting soldiers from one of the Scottish armies of the Wars of the Three… …   Wikipedia

  • moss-trooper — moss troop·er (môsʹtro͞o pər, mŏsʹ ) n. 1. One of a band of raiders operating in the bogs on the borders of England and Scotland during the 17th century. 2. A plunderer; a marauder. * * * …   Universalium

  • moss-trooper — noun Any of a band of raiders or bandits who marauded the Scottish borders in the 17th century …   Wiktionary

  • moss-trooper — noun a marauder and plunderer (originally operating in the bogs between England and Scotland) • Hypernyms: ↑marauder, ↑predator, ↑vulture, ↑piranha …   Useful english dictionary

  • moss — (n.) O.E. meos moss, related to mos bog, from P.Gmc. *musan (Cf. O.H.G. mios, Dan. mos, Ger. Moos), also in part from O.N. mosi moss, bog, and M.L. mossa moss, from the same Germanic source, from PIE *meus damp, with derivatives ref …   Etymology dictionary

  • Moss-troopers — 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

  • moss-trooping — adjective see moss trooper …   New Collegiate 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

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