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crusade

1. any of the military expeditions undertaken in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries by the Christian powers of Europe to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims
2. (formerly) any holy war undertaken on behalf of a religious cause
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Now just at midnight, every night, the lost heiress stood in the mouth of her cave, arrayed in white robes, and sang a little love ballad which her Crusader had made for her.
And now came the Crusader home, bronzed and battle-scarred, but bringing a great and splendid fame to lay at the feet of his bride.
Toward midnight the Crusader came floating down the river in a boat, with his trusty cross-bow in his hands.
The Crusader went away to the wars again, and presently fell in battle, fighting for the Cross.
NORTH Wales Crusaders ended the 2017 season on a high as they came from behind to beat a valiant Oxford outfit 22-14 at the Queensway Stadium.
BY DARREN FULLERTON CRUSADERS celebrated a 'double' at last night's Northern Ireland Football Writers' gala awards night at the City Hall in Belfast.
Summary: Muscat: Crusaders won the inaugural seven-a-side football tournament organised by the Indian Social Club Muscat.
Crusaders lock Luke Romano, Highlanders half-back Aaron Smith, and Hurricanes pair Beauden Barrett and Julian Savea are the other new names.
North Wales Crusaders U18s 30 Leigh Miners Rangers U18s 28 NORTH Wales Crusaders under-18 picked up their first points of the season with a thrilling victory over Leigh Miners Rangers.
The Crusaders staved off elimination with a hard-fought 3-1 win against Mercyhurst in Game 2 of their Atlantic Hockey Association best-of-three quarterfinal series last night at Mercyhurst Ice Center.
CRUSADERS will press ahead with plans to enter Rugby League Championship One next season after receiving the backing of fans at an open meeting at Wrexham's Racecourse Ground.
And if Wallaby fly-half Quade Cooper sizzles in today's inaugural Super 15 final at Suncorp Stadium against the Crusaders, as he did in last week's 30-13 semi-final win over the Blues, then it could well be again.