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Immortals

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A regiment of 10,000 choice foot-soldiers, which constituted the body-guard of the Persian kings. There was also an army so named at Constantinople, according to Ducange, first embodied by Major Ducas.

⁂ The 76th Foot were called “The Immortals,” because so many were wounded, but not killed, in Hindûstan (1788–1806). This regiment, with the old 33rd, now form the two battalions of the West Riding.

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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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Imbecile
Imbrocado (Spanish)
Imbrocata
Imbroglio (Italian)
Immaculate Conception
Immolate
Immortal (The)
Immortal Four of Italy (The)
Immortal Three (The)
Immortal Tinker (The)
Immortals
Immortality
Immuring (Latin)
Imogen
Imogine
Imp (Anglo-Saxon)
Imp of Darkness (An)
Impanation
Impannata
Impar Congressus Achilli
Imperial (An)

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