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 Caraway.Carbona’do. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Carbineer’
 
or Carabineer. Properly a skirmisher or light horseman, from the Arabic carabine. A carbine is the light musket used by cavalry soldiers.   1
        “He … left the Rhinegrave, with his company of mounted carbineers, to guard the passage.”—Motley: Dutch Republic (vol. i. part i. chap., ii. p. 179).
 


 Caraway.Carbona’do. 

 
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