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carpet knight

noun
  1. derogatory a soldier who spends his life away from battle; idler
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Historical Examples

  • You can begin at once; I'm no carpet-knight, and managing this ship is about enough for me.

    Ragna

    Anna Miller Costantini

  • I will show her that she need have no need to be ashamed of him, though no carpet-knight, only an engine-driver.

    An Ocean Tramp

    William McFee

  • Pepa was not far wrong in styling General Patio a carpet-knight.

    Froth

    Armando Palacio Valds

  • M. de Mar, you look less like a carpet-knight than I expected.

    Helmet of Navarre

    Bertha Runkle

  • It is, indeed, from no featherbed journey or carpet-knight's tour that Mr Coke has recently returned.