Trainband

Train"band`

(?), n.;
pl. Trainbands ().
A band or company of an organized military force instituted by James I. and dissolved by Charles II.; -- afterwards applied to the London militia. [Eng.]
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He felt that, without some better protection than that of the trainbands and Beefeaters, his palace and person would hardly be secure.
Macaulay.
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A trainband captain eke was he
Of famous London town.
Cowper.
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