yeomanry

[ UK /jˈə‍ʊmənɹˌi/ ]
NOUN
  1. class of small freeholders who cultivated their own land
  2. a British volunteer cavalry force organized in 1761 for home defense later incorporated into the Territorial Army
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How To Use yeomanry In A Sentence

  • During the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars the British regular army remained fairly small, but home defence forces such as yeomanry, volunteers, and fencibles proliferated.
  • The yeomanry were a particular kind of cavalry.
  • The old Yeomanry guidon and uniforms are displayed in the museum there.
  • The vile practice of snuff-dipping prevails sometimes also among the wives and daughters of the Yeomanry, and even occasionally among otherwise intelligent members of the Southern Middle Social relations in our Southern States,
  • In the northern western corner of the county we have Hacketstown, the scene of two desperate engagements between the insurgents and the yeomanry in 1798.
  • Magistrates from the city claimed the rally was the start of a revolution, and unleashed the yeomanry on the unarmed and peaceful crowd, butchering 11 people and leaving over 400 wounded.
  • Mr. Baring is at his yeomanry, so we are quite alone. New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle
  • It was a yeomanry regiment, I think perhaps the Warwickshires.
  • I saw enough to conclude, that Ancennis was not without the characteristic French elegance; and I must once for all say, that the manners of Marmontel are founded in nature, and that the daughters of the yeomanry and humbler farmers in France have an elegance, a vivacity, and a pleasantry, which is no where to be found out of France. Travels through the South of France and the Interior of Provinces of Provence and Languedoc in the Years 1807 and 1808
  • Essentially, the White Yeomanry Economy is a kind of particular transition between the Petty Peasant Economy and the Agricultural Commodity Economy.
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