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Cavalier

(3 syl.). A horseman; whence a knight, a gentleman. (Latin, caballus, a horse.)

The Cavalier.
Eon de Beaumont, the French soldier; Chevalier d'Eon. (1728-1810.) Charles Breydel, the Flemish landscape painter. (1677-1744.) Francesco Cairo (Cavaliere del Cairo), historian. (1598-1674.)

Jean le Clerc, le chevalier. (1587-1633.)

J. Battista Marini, Italian poet; Il cavalier (1569-1656).

Andrew Michael Ramsay (1686-1743).

Cavalier

or Chevalier de St. George. James Francis Edward Stuart, called “the Pretender,” or “the Old Pretender” (1688-1765). The Young Cavalier or the Bonnie Chevalier. Edward, the “Young Pretender” (1720-1785).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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