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AWL_Spinner
01-12-2005, 03:24 AM
5 letters.

_H_A_

"A member of a body of lancers, first employed in the Polish Army."

AWL_Spinner
01-12-2005, 03:24 AM
5 letters.

_H_A_

"A member of a body of lancers, first employed in the Polish Army."

boxduty
01-12-2005, 03:34 AM
Is it uhlan?

AWL_Spinner
01-12-2005, 03:50 AM
Wow, that was quick. Thanks, boxduty!

Looked that up on Wikipedia and it looks like that's the one. Definition :

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Uhlan (also spelt Ulan, Polish: U"an) were originally Polish cavalry soldiers armed with lances. These troops were light cavalry, and wore the national dress and czapka (or lancer cap). They were introduced into the Prussian service in 1740, but failed to distinguish themselves in the First Silesian War, and it was only after the treaty of Tilsit (1807) that Ulan regiments were again formed in the Prussian army. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>