Glossary

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  • Lad
  • Landau
  • Landaulet
  • Light Horses
  • Light-horsemen
  • Lionnerie
  • Low flight

Lad

Person in charge of caring for and preparing the race horses.

Landau

Four-wheeled carriage with two four-passenger seats facing each other, whose characteristic is that it may be covered or uncovered completely with two folding leather tops joining over the doors. It is in fact a convertible town coach which may be used whatever the season.

Landaulet

Four-wheeled carriage comprising a two-person seat, fully enclosed with a roof covering the seat and in front, a removable glass which may be lowered and folded in various ways. It is somewhat similar to a landau (except that the front part of the body and the seat inside would have been taken off) or to a convertible coupé.

Light Horses

Those horses called “light horses” are those breeds intended for riding.

Light-horsemen

Main cavalry of a sovereign’s guard

Lionnerie

A term used in the 19th century to refer to the world of the elegant youths showing an exaggerated taste for beautiful clothes along with free morals, living in luxury and idleness.

Low flight

Flying low, the bird (eagle, northern goshawk or sparrowhawk), as soon as its head is unhooded, jumps off the falconer’s wrist when the game leaves, after its prey, which may be either on the ground (rabbit, hare, fox, etc...), or flying (partridges, ducks...).