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Blacks (The)

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or “The 7th Dragoon Guards,” or “The Princess Royal’s D. G.” Called blacks from their facings. Nicknames: “The Virgin Mary’s Guard,” “Straw boots,” “Lingoniers,” etc.

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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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