lobsterback


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Noun1.lobsterback - British soldierlobsterback - British soldier; so-called because of his red coat (especially during the American Revolution)
soldier - an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army; "the soldiers stood at attention"
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Washington, as the best example, clearly resented the way he and his own provincials were treated during and after the Seven Years War, that he basically started, and this led him to hate the British government, its High Command, and its Regular "Lobsterback" soldier.
From the document's date, Fred gleaned that this was probably a chilly April morning when Lobsterbacks forded a river (here Fred reveals his shaky geographical knowledge -- "the James, the Charles?") and trudged waterlogged for hours before reaching their destination.