Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A captain of cavalry.

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Examples

  • In especial, albeit the pay be none of the most superabundant, being only about sixty dollars a-month to a ritt-master, yet the invincible Gustavus never paid above one-third of that sum, whilk was distributed monthly by way of loan; although, when justly considered, it was, in fact, a borrowing by that great monarch of the additional two-thirds which were due to the soldier.

    A Legend of Montrose

  • “And yet, if I understand you, Captain Dalgetty, — I think that rank corresponds with your foreign title of ritt-master —”

    A Legend of Montrose

  • Black – Horse, and thereafter I arose to be lieutenant and ritt-master, under that invincible monarch, the bulwark of the Protestant faith, the Lion of the North, the terror of Austria, Gustavus the

    A Legend of Montrose

  • King's Leif Regiment of Black Horse, and thereafter I arose to be lieutenant and ritt-master, under that invincible monarch, the bulwark of the Protestant faith, the Lion of the North, the terror of Austria, Gustavus the Victorious. ''

    A Legend of Montrose

  • ` ` The same grade preceesely, '' answered Dalgetty; ` ` ritt-master signifying literally file-leader. ''

    A Legend of Montrose

  • In especial, albeit the pay be none of the most superabundant, being only about sixty dollars a month to a ritt-master, yet the invincible Gustavus never paid above one-third of that sum, whilk was distributed monthly by way of loan; although, when justly considered, it was, in fact, a borrowing by that great monarch of the additional two-thirds which were due to the soldier.

    A Legend of Montrose

  • "And yet, if I understand you, Captain Dalgetty, -- I think that rank corresponds with your foreign title of ritt-master --"

    A Legend of Montrose

  • Black-Horse, and thereafter I arose to be lieutenant and ritt-master, under that invincible monarch, the bulwark of the Protestant faith, the

    A Legend of Montrose

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