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- n. One of a class of Hungarian mountaineers serving in the Austrian army.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of a class of Hungarian mountaineers serving in the Austrian army that served as local militia in Croatia; -- so called from Pandur, a principal town in the region from which they originally came. They were noted for their ruthlessness.
- n. A brutal soldier.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See pandoor.
You may tell me, if you like, that I am a _pandour_, and that my taste has been perverted by a life of unbridled Epicureanism; you may tell me that the charms of duplicity, of falsehood, and of this connivance in the guise of a childish deception, are exercising a morbid fascination over my demoralized heart.
This created enigmas which exercised the imaginations of the big girls, such as: Ah, how delightful is the drum! or, Pity is not a pandour.
On the books of profane music which entered the convent, amour (love) was replaced by tambour (drum) or pandour.
"He is the only heir of the pandour chieftain, Franz von Trenck."
The pandour chieftain Trenck soon became so rich, that he excited the envy of the noblest and wealthiest men in the kingdom, so rich that he was able to lend large sums of money to the powerful and influential
His cousin the pandour died in Vienna, and, as Trenck believed that he had left him a fortune of some millions, he tore his tender ties asunder, and hastened to Vienna to receive this rich inheritance, which, to his astonishment, he found to consist not in millions, but in law processes.
The king appeared relieved, as he replied, with a smile: "This pandour is a cousin of our lieutenant."
When you inform the king of this letter from the pandour, you can also say that
Go you, Simo, to the khan, "continued the collector, addressing a tall momk or pandour, who, armed to the teeth, stood with his hands crossed at the door," and get the gentleman's baggage taken to my house.
At length he returned, and told me that he had been taken in the streets as a suspicious character, without a lantern, carried to the guard-house, and then to the house of the Natchalnik, to whom he presented the letter, and from whom he now returned, with a pandour, and a message to come immediately.
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