horse marine

horse marine

n.
1.
a. A marine assigned to the cavalry.
b. A cavalryman assigned to a ship.
2. Informal One who is out of one's element; a misfit.

horse marine

n
1. (Military) (formerly) a mounted marine or cavalryman serving in a ship
2. someone out of his natural element, as if a member of an imaginary body of marine cavalry
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He then served for nearly two years at the American legation in China, where his duties included command of the famous Horse Marines.
Considering the limitations of its present home and the size of its budget (in the US$5-million range annually), Lyric Opera has nevertheless managed to establish a reputation as one of North America's progressive opera companies, the premieres of Jack Beeson's Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines (1975) and Henry Mollicone's Coyote Tales (1998) numbering among its past accomplishments.
His Lanchester had a detachable and interchangeable body and in Kipling's stories, The Horse Marines and A Tour of Inspection, Macdonald describes the writer making 'full and comical use of its potential for disguise'.
The American Dialect Society suggests that the word should be traced back to a US folk song called Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines, which was first popular in 1868.