moss trooping

mosstrooper

[maws-troo-per, mos-]
noun
1.
a marauder who operated in the mosses, or bogs, of the border between England and Scotland in the 17th century.
2.
any marauder.

Origin:
1645–55; moss + trooper

mosstroopery, noun
mosstrooping, noun, adjective
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mosstrooper (ˈmɒsˌtruːpə)
 
n
a raider in the border country of England and Scotland in the mid-17th century
 
[C17 moss, in northern English dialect sense: bog]

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