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n.1.A soldier who serves in the light horse. See under 5th Light.
2.(Zool.) A West Indian fish of the genus Ephippus, remarkable for its high dorsal fin and brilliant colors.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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"Ah, yes," said a light-horseman, with a glass of brandy in his hand, which he sipped slowly.
"But it is probable," said the light-horseman, "that they will send pioneers this morning to repair the bastion."
"Which you please, monsieur!" said the light-horseman, drawing from his fob a very handsome watch, studded with diamonds; "half past seven."