hussar cornet Zherkov had at one time, in Petersburg, belonged to the wild set led by Dolokhov.
Bolkonski noticed the hussar's state of mind, and it amused him.
"I'll pocket the sentinels," said the hussar, contemptuously.
His horse and the horse of the hussar near him pricked their ears at these shouts.
One of them wore the rich uniform of an Austrian hussar; the other was clad in the civic costume of a gentleman.
The hussar only sighed without replying and coughed angrily.
The General burst into a hearty laugh, and told his officers of the hussar's kind intentions towards them.
"That's right," said the man, whom Petya took to be an hussar.
One would have said it was Mars himself in the uniform of a hussar.
No dragoon or hussar that we ever read of paid half so much attention to his charger.
1530s, from German Husar, from Hungarian huszár "light horseman," originally "freebooter," from Old Serbian husar, variant of kursar "pirate," from Italian corsaro (see corsair). Bodies of light horsemen organized in Hungary late 15c., widely imitated elsewhere in Europe.