In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- She affects Victorian-melodrama attitudes, tromps about like a regiment of dragoons, utters horror-film laughs, and spits out a goodly number of her lines.
- In the original battle on December 5 1642 Royalist Lord Henry Wilmot and Lord Digby led a troop of dragoons in a daring attack on the town.
- Then the dragoons came under fire from a German battalion mounted on bicycles.
- Cavalry was essential to pursue the hard-riding Indians - at first, a full regiment of dragoons was drummed to the colors, and then a second regiment.
- Like other forms of body armour, metal helmets were generally abandoned in Latin Europe around 1660, but were revived around 1810 for units of heavy cavalry and dragoons, and are still worn by such units on formal occasions.
- But Kent was in a dragoon regiment and the half jacket you wear is typical for hussar uniforms.
- Initially the male population was required to supply labor services for defensive works at the isthmus of Corinth while inhabitants of the villages were also required to supply lodging and provisions for the dragoons.
- Born in Hereford, the third of seven children of Peter Garrick and Arabella Clough, he returned with his family to Lichfield where his father was stationed with the dragoons, and where he received his early education.
- From the calibre of those we recover we can tell whether they were fired by musketeers, cavalry, dragoons or possibly, from the surface damage on them, as ‘case-shot’ from artillery pieces.
- One of these dragoons is John Loveday, the trumpet-major, the gentle, unassuming son of the miller.
- Fired on by guns from both flanks and to the front, he and a few dragoons reached the Russian line before retreating.
- In fact, the lancers were a minority of those who charged: only one regiment of lancers, but two each of hussars and light dragoons.
- The commander of the dragoons was court-martialled, and shot himself.
- Without stopping, as soon as the sun rose Banastre Tarleton ordered his unrested Legion and dragoons to charge into the American militia in the center.
- It is possible that the red uniforms of several British dragoons may have been glimpsed on Novikov's estate.
- We have recently added a troop of dragoons to the regiment.
- While a system of barracks relieved the villagers of having to lodge the dragoons in their houses, the obligation to transport provisions using their own animals at times when they were needed in the fields was burdensome.
- In 1705 this number was readjusted to four dragoons.
- It is a painting I often have in mind when I write about my dragoons.
- Jefferson had himself been hunted like an animal by British dragoons.
1to dragoon sb into-ing — presionar a algn para que + subj
- So Saturday last weekend I was dragooned into being a judge at a local school's speech contest.
- When we were dragooned by the southern hemisphere into the professional era, nobody thought too much about the longer-term consequences.
- What they need help with is mostly serving meals and answering phones - they aren't dragooning people into serving on bucket brigades.
- The world of fantasy did fill her childhood - she wrote books and plays and dragooned her younger brother Roger into playing assorted parts.
- After sitting through the tedious mutualisation vote, he was dragooned by the bossy PR woman from during the question time session for group managing director.
- It doesn't try to load each episode with winky references for the adult who's been dragooned into watching it; instead, it just tells short clever stories anyone can enjoy.
- Before setting off to Dancewear in Glasgow to buy my first set of pumps, however, I was dragooned by the man to take part in a hateful five-a-side.
- As she traced the zipper outline of the case, she explained to Brian, ‘There's a party tonight, and I was dragooned into going.’
- Yes, and dragooning young people into the rebel army, but that was a matter which had been argued before the Tribunal.
- If I were dragooned tomorrow into teaching Western civ, I would raise my hand for the second semester, from Torquemada to Hitler.
- Along with the awful band at the next wedding or Bar Mitzvah you're dragooned into.
- What's more, he and his crew appear to have dragooned the press into service as disseminators of propaganda and apologists for the failures of administration policy that the government hasn't been able to sidestep.
- A subject race, dragooned by force for centuries, has shaken off the last of its shackles.
- He had masterminded the enterprise, dragooning his employees to participate in the crime, he said.
- The politically innocent Dave is dragooned into impersonating the real president, in order to hide the truth from the public.
- Once upon a time my Sunday school teacher dragooned me into a little kiddie choir that performed ‘Away in A Manger’ during the Christmas cantata.
- So at the risk of being dragooned into the ranks of the lynch mob, I'll add that the simplest reason he inspires so much derision is that he dishes it out himself in spades with a supremely self satisfied and moralistic air.
- The whips who failed miserably to dragoon the rebels through the ‘No’ lobby on Wednesday wearily admit that a mass revolt by more than a third of backbenchers cannot be passed off as a mere blip.
- However, it is almost certain he and other top officials will spend the summer attempting to dragoon local officials and businessmen into slowing development.
- When members of the general public - for lack of a more inclusive term, let's call them ‘voters’ - are dragooned into election politics, with or without their consent, the result is usually as unpredictable as it is unedifying.
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