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Eliott’s Tailors

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The 15th Hussars, now the 15th [King’s] Hussars, previously called the 15th, or king’s own royal light dragoon guards. In 1759 Lieutenant-Colonel Eliott enlisted a large number of tailors on strike into a cavalry regiment modelled after the Prussian hussars. This regiment so highly distinguished themselves, that George III. granted them the honour of being called “the king’s royal.”

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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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Elgin Marbles
Elia
Eliab
Eliakim
Elidure
Eligibles and Detrimentals
Elijah’s Melons
Eliminate
Eliot (George)
Eliott’s Tailors
Elissa
Elissa (deficiency or parsimony; Greek, ellipsis)
Elivâger
Elixir of Life
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Elizabeth of Hungary (St.)
Elizabethan
Ell (Anglo-Saxon eln, an ell)
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