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  • n. Plural form of van-courier.

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Examples

  • This hath done much mischief, and retarded the return of many to their side; for had these their van-couriers been but kindly entertained, possibly ere now their whole army had come over unto us; which now are disheartened by the cold welcome of these converts.

    Good Thoughts in Bad Times and Other Papers.

  • Union and of our political institutions: and we owe it to the world as the _van-couriers_ of free government on earth, and the guardians of the first altar that has been erected to Liberty in modern times.

    Celebration in Baltimore of the Triumph of Liberty in France

  • Thus they advance until they are within two or three days 'march of their enemies, when they proceed by night stealthily and all in a body, except the _van-couriers_.

    Voyages of Samuel De Champlain — Volume 02

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