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Badge-men

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Alms-house men; so called because they wear some special dress, or other badge, to indicate that they belong to a particular foundation.

“He quits the gay and rich, the young and free,

Among the badge-men with a badge to be.”


Crabbe: Borough.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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