crusado

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crusado (plural crusados or crusadoes)

  1. Obsolete spelling of cruzado.
    • 1719, Daniel Defoe, The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Of York, Mariner, Vol. 1[1], edition 1812 ed.:
      Secondly, There was the account of four years more, while they kept the effects in their hands, before the government claimed the administration, as being the effects of a person not to be found, which they called civil death; and the balance of this, the value of the plantation increasing, amounted to nineteen thousand four hundred and forty-six crusadoes, being about three thousand two hundred and forty moidores.
    • 1787, Thomas Jefferson, “To John Jay”, in Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson[2]:
      The King's fifth of the mines, yields annually thirteen millions of crusadoes or half dollars.
    • 1824, Robert Kerr, A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. II[3]:
      When first appointed to the command in the Moluccas, Galvano carried with him a private fortune of 10,000 crusadoes, all of which he expended in the public service.
  2. Crusade
    • 1823, Charles Lamb, “A Complaint of the Decay of Beggars”, in The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb, Volume 2[4]:
      I do not approve of this wholesale going to work, this impertinent crusado, or bellum ad exterminationem, proclaimed against a species.
    • 1806, James Harrison, The Life of the Right Honourable Horatio Lord Viscount Nelson, Vol. II (of 2)[5]:
      No crusado ever returned with more humility.
    • 1890, Horace Walpole, Letters of Horace Walpole[6]:
      So you agree with me, and don't think that the crusado from Russia will recover the Holy Land!