• (n.) One of a warlike, pastoral people, skillful as horsemen, inhabiting different parts of the Russian empire and furnishing valuable contingents of irregular cavalry to its armies, those of Little Russia and those of the Don forming the principal divisions.
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(from Turkic kazak, `adventurer,` or `free man`), member of a people dwelling in the northern hinterlands of the Black and Caspian seas. They had a ... [14 related articles]
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Originally the name Cossack was applied to any armed adventurer, later the name was applied to tribes who inhabited the southern and eastern parts of Russia, paying no taxes, but performing instead the duty of soldiers.
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People of southern and southwestern Russia, Ukraine, and Poland, predominantly of Russian or Ukrainian origin, who took in escaped serfs and lived in independent communal settlements (military brotherhoods) from the 15th to the 19th century. Later they held land in return for military service in the...
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Fierce Russian irregular cavalry.
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[horse] Cossack (1844– after 1862) also known as "The Cossack", was a British Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. In a career that lasted from July 1846 to June 1849 he ran twenty-two times and won three races. In 1847 he proved himself one of the best British colts of his generation, winning...
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1) Cossack 2) Czarist cavalryman 3) Fighter against the tartars 4) Slav 5) Taras bulba, notably 6) The charge of the light brigade figure
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