light horse


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light horse

n
(Military) lightly armed and highly mobile cavalry
ˌlight-ˈhorseman n
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The prince had supplied him with fifty light horse, not so much by way of guard as to show the deputies how readily the queen's generals dispersed their troops and to prove that they might be safely scattered at pleasure.
That incident stopped the burglaries for a time, and the guards were reduced accordingly, and the regiment devoted itself to polo with unexpected results; for it beat by two goals to one that very terrible polo corps the Lushkar Light Horse, though the latter had four ponies apiece for a short hour's fight, as well as a native officer who played like a lambent flame across the ground.
The servants in spotless white muslin and the crest of their regiments on the brow of their turbans waited behind their masters, who were clad in the scarlet and gold of the White Hussars, and the cream and silver of the Lushkar Light Horse. Dirkovitch's dull green uniform was the only dark spot at the board, but his big onyx eyes made up for it.
In the open plain clouds of light horse galloped and swooped with swaying bodies and waving javelins, after the fashion which the Spanish had adopted from their Moorish enemies.
Dobbin, the despised grocer, was Alderman Dobbin--Alderman Dobbin was Colonel of the City Light Horse, then burning with military ardour to resist the French Invasion.
Half the time would have been enough for the curricle, and so nimbly were the light horses disposed to move, that, had not the general chosen to have his own carriage lead the way, they could have passed it with ease in half a minute.
"We wouldn't want to run him on this ground too often because he's a light horse and he's light on his feet.
The Supreme Championship in the light horse section went to MF Edwards with Nefydd Swynaidd.
In addition Lorna picked up the Cumberland Agricultural Society Tropy presented by the Clydesdale Bank for the overall in-hand light horse champion of the show.
Other attractions include the traditional agricultural livestock judging, light horse judging,WRI judging, Drymen Show Bake Off Competition, nursery and schools competition and exhibition and more.