One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The occupation or profession of a moss-trooper.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of a moss-trooper; engaged in the occupation of a moss-trooper.
Mid 17th century. From moss + trooping, after moss-trooper<br>early 19th century; earliest use found in Walter Scott (1771–1832), poet and novelist. From moss + trooping, after moss-trooper.
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