Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of horseman.

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Examples

  • One of the horsemen is his brother-in-law, Marcos.

    The bullfight and Cantinflas

  • Moreover, he found there immense treasures; amongst the rest more than an hundred and seventy crowns of pearls and jacinths and other gems of price; and he found a saloon, wherein horsemen might throw the spears, full of vessels of gold and silver, such as no description can comprise.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Trumpets sounded and three horsemen from the Turkish side cantered easily across the empty land leading to the city walls, set up a small catapult and threw numerous rocks into the center of Vienna.

    Poland

  • She stood waiting, absorbed in her fears, so abstracted from her ordinary outside surroundings that she was unaware of the approach of two horsemen from the Gully Crossing.

    Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Land

  • Again it was urged into a gallop, the calling horsemen following and repeating their performance.

    V. A Chilean Rondeo

  • The Carthaginian army, though strong in horsemen and in elephants, kept upon the hills and did nothing to save the country, and the wild desert tribes of Numidians came rushing in to plunder what the Romans had left.

    A Book of Golden Deeds

  • Vercingetorix knew not that Caesar, with his usual foresight, had summoned and joined to his legions a great number of horsemen from the German tribes roving over the banks of the Rhine, with which he had taken care to keep up friendly relations.

    A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times, Volume 1

  • 'fellows' (as he called his horsemen), loved three things above all, namely, wine, gambling, and a pipe of Tobacco.

    Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce

  • But from what I’ve heard the leading cause of death with professional horsemen is momentarily forgetting just how dangerous the beasts can be, walking behind a usually sedate Horse, and getting a lethal kick.

    EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - This kid sort of deserved this: Cow 1, Kid 0

  • Behind the horsemen were the infantry, ready to advance against his men when the cavalry broke through the lines.

    Alexander the Great

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