derogatory a soldier who spends his life away from battle; idler
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How to use carpet knight in a sentence
In a passage of surpassing beauty Fletcher has described the characters of the chivalric and the carpet knight.The History of Chivalry, Volume II (of 2) | Charles Mills
His wit and fine person made him to be sought after by those who knew him already, but he was not by nature a carpet knight.Francezka | Molly Elliot Seawell
She may loudly profess her devotion to the carpet knight so trim.
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