from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The practices of the night-riders.


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  • Children imagine monsters, wide-eyed fairies, flying pigs and sled-pulling, night-riding reindeer; they see connections and meaning where well-conditioned and socialized adults only see concrete effects and numbers.

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  • Two night-riding Mitsubishi Bettys from Iwo Jima attacked Isley Field, Saipan, reducing a B-29 to rubble and damaging eleven more before getting away cleanly.


  • It all started when I realized I could draw while night-riding in a car.

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  • The refined cousin Selden Tilghman drives his palms onto the spikes of a fence to protest mankind's inhumanity and especially the murdering ways of the night-riding, Klan-like Regulators.

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  • As the intimidating practice of hooded night-riding spread—and eventually led to more sinister violence against people and property throughout the South—greater Klan organization, its leaders decided, was needed.

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  • This will be a conference inspired by recognition that the machette-wielding mass killer in central Africa is as reprehensible as the night-riding Ku Klux Klansman who kills in a pack and shoots in the back!


  • When he toured the United States in 1876, he had seen the wretched condition of the freedmen there and the Ku-Kluxism and night-riding and decided to prevent similar conditions in his own land when emancipation came.

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  • Here, the heresy involved in a sorcerer's pact with demons is distin - guished from the mental delusions of night-riding and of animal transformation.


  • He compares night-riding (a nearly universal folklore element) to “dreams and nocturnal visions” similar to those “in spirit” of


  • Malleus maleficarum (1487?) it was akin to heresy not to believe in the reality of night-riding.



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