Suddenly a dragoon is heard thundering up the narrow street; it is a despatch from the south.
I aye said it of ye from thon night when you throttled the dragoon.
Then a dragoon, mounted on a large bay horse, was seen pressing him closely, and at length laying hold of the tail.
No dragoon or hussar that we ever read of paid half so much attention to his charger.
The peddler took the hint, and closed the door immediately, using the precaution suggested by the dragoon.
In any case, the dragoon was obviously plethoric and would be the better for a blood-letting.
Among these we saw one shewing his hat cut through by the sabre of a French dragoon.
When you crossed the summits of the dragoon Mountains you were beyond the pale.
An interesting detail is the letter "A" on the half-sunburst plate of the dragoon helmet device.
"Yes, we are all right here; I know his helmet,—this is it," said the dragoon.
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.