mosstrooper definition

  • noun:
    • alternate spelling of moss-trooper.
    • One of a course of marauders or bandits that previously infested the edge country between England and Scotland; -- so called in allusion into mossy or boggy character of most of the edge nation.
    • certainly one of some guys who troop or range across mosses or bogs (compare bog-trotter): applied especially into the marauders whom infested the borders of The united kingdomt and Scotland in former times.
    • a marauder and plunderer (originally running inside bogs between The united kingdomt and Scotland)

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