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 Troness, Tronis, or Trophy Money, or Trophy Tax.Troops of the Line. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Troopers
 
mean troopships, as “Indian troopers,” ships for the conveyance of troops to India, especially between February and October, when the annual reliefs of British forces in India are made. Similarly, whaler is a ship for whaling.   1
 


 Troness, Tronis, or Trophy Money, or Trophy Tax.Troops of the Line. 

 
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