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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DRAGOON

One dragoon advanced and was struck off his horse by the bayonet.

And thus evaporates the last vestige of the dragoon's Christmas festivity.

In any case, the dragoon was obviously plethoric and would be the better for a blood-letting.

The chase had begun with the beginning of the day, at Dragoon Pass.

When you crossed the summits of the Dragoon Mountains you were beyond the pale.

The other dragoon had just then returned, and made me a sign to follow him.

"Yes, we are all right here; I know his helmet,—this is it," said the dragoon.

"You don't know what a good fellow Joe is," said the dragoon.

But this was a bit of a fop, Adonis, dragoon,—so Venus remained in tête-à-tête with him.

I aye said it of ye from thon night when you throttled the dragoon.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, from French dragon "carbine, musket," because the guns the soldiers carried "breathed fire" like a dragon (see dragon). Also see -oon.

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