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Forlorn Hope

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Cromwell says, “Our forlorn of horse marched within a mile of the enemy,” i.e. our horse picket sent forward to reconnoitre approached within a mile of the enemy’s camp. (German, verloren.)

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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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Forecastle
Foreclose
Fore-shortened
Forfar
Forget-me-nots of the Angels
Forgive, blest Shade
Forgiveness
Fork Out
Forks
Forked Cap (A)
Forlorn Hope
Forlot or Firlot
Forma Pauperis (Latin, Under plea of poverty)
Fortiter in Re (Latin)
Fortunate Islands
Fortunatus
Fortune
Fortunio
Forty
Forty Stripes save One
Forty Thieves