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Light Horsemen


Those who live by plunder by night. Those who live by plunder in the daytime are Heavy Horsemen. These horsemen take what they can crib aboard ship, such as coffee-beans, which they call pease; sugar, which they call sand; rum, which they called vinegar, and so on. The broker who buys these stolen goods and asks no questions is called a fence. (See Captain Marryat: Poor Jack, chap. xviii.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Lift up the Heel against Me (To)
Lift up the Voice (To)
Lifted up
Lifting (The)
Lifting, or Lifting the Little Finger
Light Comedian (A)
Light Horsemen
Light Troops
Light-armed Artillery
Light as a Feather
Light-fingered Gentry (The)
Light Gains make a heavy Purse
Light of One’s Countenance (The)
Light of the Age
Light of the Harem
Lightning [Barca]