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  • noun Plural form of reiter.

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Examples

  • When the word was given to march from Dreux, Count Schomberg, colonel of the German auxiliaries called reiters, had asked for the pay of his troops, letting it be understood that they would not fight if their claims were not satisfied.

    A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times, Volume 5

  • At this point, cavalry general von Driessen sent in a squadron of the CR2 Prinz von Preussen gelbe reiters cuirassiers to finish off a French artillery battery supporting the Grenadiers.

    The Battle of Oberon

  • At this point, cavalry general von Driessen sent in a squadron of the CR2 Prinz von Preussen gelbe reiters cuirassiers to finish off a French artillery battery supporting the Grenadiers.

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  • The head of the League was Henri, Duc de Guise the second, "Balafre," who had won that title in fighting against the German reiters the year before, when they entered France under Condo.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • The Guisards and their reiters and a pack of 'prentices maddened by sermons.

    The Path of the King

  • He affirmed that letters had been intercepted in which the admiral had sought the aid of German reiters and Swiss pikemen, and that Montmorency was approaching with twenty-five thousand men to burn the city, as the Huguenots had often threatened.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 10

  • He gave up the command of the German reiters that he might fight in the king's own squadron, and was killed in the battle.

    Historical Tales, Vol. 6 (of 15) The Romance of Reality. French.

  • Mountain suzerains and bold reiters, whose deeds are still sung of in twilight to the zither, deep beneath the moss-grown pavement; their shields and crowns are worn flat to the stone they were embossed on by the passing feet of generations of worshippers.

    Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida Selected from the Works of Ouida

  • Their example was followed by the German reiters, who threw themselves upon the defenders of the King's artillery and upon the light horse of Aumont, who came to their relief; then, after their customary fashion, wheeled around, expecting to pass easily through the gaps between the friendly corps of Mayenne and Egmont, and to reload their firearms at their leisure in the rear, by way of preparation for a second charge.

    Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 3

  • True, the enemy, partly because of the confusion induced by the reiters, partly from the rapidity of the King's movements, had lost in some measure the advantage they should have derived from their lances, and were compelled to rely mainly upon their swords, as against the firearms of their opponents.

    Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 3

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