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Granite Redoubt (The)

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The grenadiers of the Consular Guard were so called at the battle of Marengo in 1800, because when the French had given way they formed into a square, stood like flints against the Austrians, and stopped all further advance.

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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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Grandison (Sir Charles)
Grandison Cromwell Lafayette
Grandmother
Granë
Grange
Grangerise
Grangousier
Grani
Granite City (The)
Granite Redoubt (The)
Granite State (The)
Grantorto
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