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a black and yellow sand wasp, Bembix carolina, of the southern U.S., preying on flies that gather around horses and cattle.
noun, (used with a plural verb)
a body of cavalry serving as a guard.
a cavalry brigade from the household troops of the British monarch.
plural noun
the cavalry regiment that, together with the Life Guards, comprises the cavalry part of the British sovereign’s Household Brigade
their headquarters in Whitehall, London: also the headquarters of the British Army


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