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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Cossack  \Cos"sack\  (k?s"s?k),  n.  [Russ.  kozak',  kazak':  cf 
  Turk.  kaz[=a]k.] 
  One  of  a  warlike,  pastoral  people,  skillful  as  horsemen, 
  inhabiting  different  parts  of  the  Russian  empire  and 
  furnishing  valuable  contingents  of  irregular  cavalry  to  its 
  armies,  those  of  Little  Russia  and  those  of  the  Don  forming 
  the  principal  divisions.