- the members of a volunteer regiment of cavalry organized by Theodore Roosevelt and Leonard Wood for service in the Spanish-American War.
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Examples from the Web for rough riders
Kazak fabrics are usually the sleeping-blankets of the Kazak (Cossack) rough-riders.Commercial Geography
Jacques W. Redway
The rough-riders had all tried him, but could make nothing of him.
Most of them are in blue, but our rough-riders are in brown.Letters to His Children
He had beaten off all the rough-riders, grooms, and jockeys in that part of the country.
Nigel and Hildebrand bade their regiment of rough-riders turn about and make for the river bank.The Mercenary
W. J. Eccott
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