the Wild Geese the Irish expatriates who served as professional soldiers with the Catholic powers of Europe, esp France, from the late 17th to the early 20th centuries
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How to use Wild Geese in a sentence
People are busy ballooning or driving; shooting like stars along railroads; or migrating like swallows or wild-geese.
Wild Geese are getting mighty scarce; geese always interested me.A Hoosier Chronicle | Meredith Nicholson
Wild Geese and ducks were plentiful in those regions, and there was an infinite variety of game.The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont | Louis de Rougemont
I never was informed before where Wild Geese are known to breed.The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 1 | Gilbert White
There they changed into gray Wild Geese, and the seven flew towards the empty hills.The King of Ireland's Son | Padraic Colum