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Horse Marines (The)

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There is no such force. The Royal Marines are either artillery or infantry; there are no cavalry marines. To belong to the “Horse Marines” is a joke, meaning an awkward lubberly recruit.

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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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Horse (in Christian art)
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Horse-bean
Horse-chestnut
Horse-faced
Horse Latitudes
Horse-laugh
Horse Marines (The)
Horse-milliner
Horse-mint
Horse-play
Horse-power
Horse Protestant
Horse-radish
Horse-shoes
Horse-vetch
Horse and his Rider
Horse-shoes and Nails (for rent)