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cavalier

(kăv'əlĭr`), in general, an armed horseman. In the English civil war the supporters of Charles I were called Cavaliers in contradistinction to the RoundheadsRoundheads,
derisive name for the supporters of Parliament during the English civil war. The name, which originated c.1641, referred to the short haircuts worn by some of the Puritans in contrast to the fashionable long-haired wigs worn by many of the supporters of King Charles
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, the followers of Parliament. The royalists used the designation until it was replaced by ToryTory
, English political party. The term was originally applied to outlaws in Ireland and was adopted as a derogatory name for supporters of the duke of York (later James II) at the time (c.
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cavalier

1. A raised portion of a fortress for commanding adjacent defenses or for the placement of weapons.
2. A small tower on the ridge of a double-pitched roof.

cavalier

1. a gallant or courtly gentleman, esp one acting as a lady's escort
2. Archaic a horseman, esp one who is armed

Cavalier

a supporter of Charles I during the English Civil War
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We're moving forward with this case," Gottlieb stated, "because there are far too many people just like Jeff Muller whose civil rights have been cavalierly denied on the whims of a judge.
Neo-conservatives similarly projected that Israel's punishing blows against Gaza and Lebanon would play a transformative role, leading Rice to cavalierly dismiss the horrible devastation left in the wake of Israel's 2006 onslaught in Lebanon as "the birth pangs of a new Middle East".
The government has spent tens-of-millions of dollars in a vain attempt to use the fruits of the illegal seizure to prosecute ballplayers when they should have been focusing their time and effort -- and our tax dollars - on ferreting out the government employees who so cavalierly made a mockery of our constitution.
Pentagon spokesman, Marine Corps ColonelDave Lapan, said:"We deplore WikiLeaks for inducing individuals to break the law, leak classified documents and then cavalierly share that secret information with the world, including our enemies.
Abraham is anachronistically identified as a Jew (Judaism historically developed out of the remnant of Judah after the exile), and the biblical materials are treated so cavalierly that Salkin has Ezra and Nehemiah's being sent back to Jerusalem by King Cyrus in the sixth century, despite the Bible's placing this event in the reign of King Artaxerxes in the late fifth or early fourth century.
In the week when they have been told they must hand over large sums of extra tax through no fault of their own, he cavalierly insisted nothing has gone wrong.
It didn't fit, he wrote back, and announced cavalierly that he had handed it on to then Villa manager Brian Little.
Many Jackson family members are notorious for cavalierly defying judgments and using an array of attorneys to hide their assets from levy.
Davis, who may well be our best synthesist, reaches across disciplines to deliver a powerful main thesis: Los Angeles has, stupidly and defiantly, placed itself in the crosshairs of disasters--natural and manmade; its political institutions have cavalierly dared the poor to protest their treatment, and its builders, developers and growth junkies have built a city that sits squarely across fault lines, killer bee invasion routes, mountain lion ranges, and tornado corridors, to name a few.
If not, what residual traditionalism preserves the purity of green tea while other aspects of traditional Japanese culture have been cavalierly theme-parked (ersatz geisha hawking everything from toothpaste to Hondas, or time limits devised to make sumo wrestling telegenic)?
During the protest Thursday, AHF officials will highlight the contradiction between AIM officials zealously preventing release of any patient data to county and state health officials while cavalierly making this same patient data freely available to adult industry film producers.
They are infuriated that while for unending price hikes being slapped on them cavalierly by the government they are being forced to pay ever-soaring utility bills through the nose, neither electricity nor gas is being supplied to them adequately, leave aside perpetually.