Definitions

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  • n. The lowest enlisted rank in the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment of the British Army, equivalent to private in the rest of the British Army.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. At the University of Cambridge, England, a member of King's College.
  • n.

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Examples

  • “I should scarce believe, fair mistress,” said Roland, indignantly, “that the vane of your favour turned only to a Catholic wind, considering that it points so plainly to George Douglas, who, I think, is both kingsman and Protestant.”

    The Abbot

  • I can whip any kingsman or Orangeman that does before me go;

    James Ervin

  • "And you, Master Lyon, that are such a good kingsman," he kekkled, "do you never hear the blythe Free Traders go clinking by, or find an anker of cognac nested in your yard among the winter-kail?"

    The Dew of Their Youth

  • Bless me! why, a swell in a dress-coat and kid gloves, with good patter and hatter, can sell a hundred rat-traps while a dusty cad in a flash kingsman would sell one.

    The Gypsies

  • Tributes paid to Fijian-born corporal and kingsman who died in Nad-e Ali district of Helmand province

    The Guardian World News

  • “I will see this beautiful and unfortunate Mary Stewart,” said he, “of whom we have heard so much, and then there will be time enough to determine whether I will be kingsman or queensman.

    The Abbot

  • --- and when I said your honour never meddled wi 'the like o' sic things where there was like to be straiks and bloodshed, they said, if ye didna, your nevoy did, and that he was weel ken'd to be a kingsman that wad fight knee-deep, and that ye were the head and he was the hand, and that the Yerl was to bring out the men and the siller. ''

    The Antiquary

  • "Then he asked that the window should be opened that he might hear the lilting of the burn below; and he called for my grandfather, who was only a young lad, and commanded him to enter one of the Scottish regiments and be a loyal kingsman, since all was over with the Stewarts.

    Kate Carnegie and Those Ministers

  • People; -- and when I said your honour never meddled wi 'the like o' sic things where there was like to be straiks and bloodshed, they said, if ye didna, your nevoy did, and that he was weel ken'd to be a kingsman that wad fight knee-deep, and that ye were the head and he was the hand, and that the Yerl was to bring out the men and the siller. "

    The Antiquary — Volume 02

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