from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To persecute by methods similar to those of the dragonades.
- n. One of a series of persecutions of the Protestants, chiefly in the south of France, in the reign of Louis XIV., carried on by raids of dragoons, who were quartered upon the heretics and exercised great cruelty toward them; hence, any persecution carried on with the aid of troops.
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If N'ton had actually ridden Canth, maybe he could ride out on the next dragonade on an injured man's beast, since there were more injured riders than dragons.
When the dragonade invaded Dauphiny, the Vaudois about
With the revocation, the dragonade was extended, two places partially excepted, over all France.
He adopted the atrocious scheme of the _dragonade_, or the billeting of soldiers, over whom there was no restraint, in
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