Suddenly a dragoon is heard thundering up the narrow street; it is a despatch from the south.
In any case, the dragoon was obviously plethoric and would be the better for a blood-letting.
Then a dragoon, mounted on a large bay horse, was seen pressing him closely, and at length laying hold of the tail.
When you crossed the summits of the dragoon Mountains you were beyond the pale.
The peddler took the hint, and closed the door immediately, using the precaution suggested by the dragoon.
"Yes, we are all right here; I know his helmet,—this is it," said the dragoon.
Among these we saw one shewing his hat cut through by the sabre of a French dragoon.
"You don't know what a good fellow Joe is," said the dragoon.
An interesting detail is the letter "A" on the half-sunburst plate of the dragoon helmet device.
But this was a bit of a fop, Adonis, dragoon,—so Venus remained in tête-à-tête with him.
1680s, literally "to force by the agency of dragoons" (which were used by the French kings to persecute Protestants), from dragoon (n.). Related: Dragooned; dragooning.