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  • n. Alternative spelling of moss-trooper.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of a class of marauders or bandits that formerly infested the border country between England and Scotland; -- so called in allusion to the mossy or boggy character of much of the border country.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of a number of men who troop or range over the mosses or bogs (compare bog-trotter): applied specifically to the marauders who infested the borders of England and Scotland in former times.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a marauder and plunderer (originally operating in the bogs between England and Scotland)

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