hillside men

hillside men
   obsolete Irish
   A 19th-century use when most of the population wished to be freed from English control but abhorred violence:
    He was no bog-trotter... but ranged on the side of the moonlighters and the hillside men. (Flanagan, 1988 — a bog-trotter was either an outlaw or a dispossessed tenant; for moonlighter see moonlight2)

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