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Dirty Half-Hundred

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The 50th Foot, so called from the men wiping their faces with their black cuffs. Now called “The Queen’s Own.”

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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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