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Devil’s Own


(Connaught Boys.) The 88th Foot. So called by General Picton from their bravery in the Peninsular War, 1809–1814.


Applied also to the Inns of Court Volunteers, the members of which are lawyers.

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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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