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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).

Dragoun, n.2 Also: draggwn, drawg(o)un, dragon; dregoune, -gune. [e.m.E. dragon (1622), F. dragon. Cf. Dragouner,n.] A dragoon. 1650–1 Misc. Spald. C. V. 174.
To James Scott, stabler, for tua of the Marqueise drawguns
1651 Wemyss Corr. 95.
Thair number war about sax hunder horsemen and dregune[s]
1653 Lamont Diary 64.
If they were satisfied with ther ryding, they tooke them to make dragouns of them
1654 Chron. Perth 43.
Some troupis of drawgounis
1679 Irvine Mun. II. 283.
To the dregounes ane pound of candels
1700 Bk. Carlaverock I. 417.
Four removes to the dragon horses

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