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  • n. Plural form of equerry.


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  • Among his equerries was a man named Abdullah bin Náfi ', who stood high in favour with him and dear to him, so that he did not forget him a single hour.

    Arabian nights. English

  • He bore a sheaf of stiff paper like a salver and was followed by Rupert and the immaculate Ned Gowan, bringing up the rear like royal equerries.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • With Rushdie kneeling on the knighting-stool in front of the Queen, equerries and ladies-in-waiting watched stunned as Her Majesty sliced Rushdie's head off his shoulders with her ceremonial sword, screaming, God is great!

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • The Queen Mother, who did not want footmen in the drawing room before lunch, left the serving of drinks to her private secretaries and equerries, most of them former soldiers, who quietly and efficiently poured them out for Elizabeth, the Princess, and their guests.

    Excerpt: The Princess and the Photographer

  • The Caliph enrolled him among his equerries and he abode in all solace of life and its delights till he deceased and was admitted to the mercy of Allah.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Behind these two important containers in the procession to the conclave came as many as half a dozen equerries with wine racks and jugs of fresh water under the supervision of a wine-waiter.


  • Papers covered in the neat hand of the Emperor piled up on the desks of his ministers, adjutants, chamberlains,equerries.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • The train arrived in Berlin; a knot of ministers and plumed equerries stood on the platform to receive the sovereign.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • In addition to his staff officers and equerries, his physician, his police agent, and his confessor, theEmperor was accompanied by more than seventy members of the imperial household.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • There are festivals and entertainments going continually on, and the Duke has his chamberlains and equerries, and the Duchess her mistress of the wardrobe and ladies of honour, just like any other and more potent potentates.

    Vanity Fair


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