Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See lansquenet.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In an alcove by the stairway, they have the first version of Old Thomas, a copper landsknecht who used to sit on the weathervane, and who is obviously the local genius locus.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • Note: [91] This name is derived from the German ` landsknecht '(` valet of the fief'), applied to a mercenary soldier.

    The Gaming Table: Its Votaries and Victims, In All Times and Countries, especially in England and in France

  • It was explained that Lucas, not doubting Stephen's resolution, but quite aware of the tricks of landsknecht captains with promising recruits in view, had gone first in search of Smallbones, but had found him and the Ancient so deeply engaged in potations from the liberal supply of the Emperor to all English guests, that there was no getting him apart, and he was too much muddled to comprehend if he could have been spoken with.

    The Armourer's Prentices

  • [Footnote 9: It is sometimes spelled _landsknecht_, as if it meant

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 57, July, 1862

  • Charles is not handsome, but he is very brave, and fought like a landsknecht; and if he continues to fight thus, no doubt he will finish by gaining a battle, like Rocroi -- "

    The Vicomte De Bragelonne

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