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 Lance (1 syl.),Lance-Knight. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Lance-Corporal and Lance-Sergeant.
 
One from the ranks temporarily acting as corporal or sergeant. In the Middle Ages a lance meant a soldier.   1
 


 Lance (1 syl.),Lance-Knight. 

 
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