Dragonnade

Drag`on*nade"

(drg`n*nd"), n. [F., fr. dragon dragoon, because Louis XIV., in persecuting the Protestants of his kingdom, quartered dragoons upon them.] The severe persecution of French Protestants under Louis XIV., by an armed force, usually of dragoons; hence, a rapid and devastating incursion; dragoonade.
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He learnt it as he watched the dragonnades, the tortures, the massacres of the Netherlands.
C. Kingsley.

{

Drag"on's blood

,

Drag"on's head

,

Drag"on's tail

}. See Dragon's blood, Dragon's head, etc., under Dragon.
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