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King’s Men


The 78th Foot; so called from their motto, “Cuidichʹr Rhi” (Help the king).

It was raised by Kenneth Mackenzie, Earl of Seaforth, in 1777, and called the Seaforth Highlanders. In 1783 it became the 72nd Foot. From 1830 to 1881 it was called the “Duke of Albany’s Highlanders”; and in 1881 it was made the 2nd Battalion of the “Seaforth Highlanders (Rossshire Buffs), the Duke of Albany’s.”

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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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King of the World
King Chosen by the Neighing of a Horse (A)
King Over the Water (The)
King’s [or Queen’s] Bench
King’s Cave
King’s Chair
King’s Crag
King’s Cross
King’s Evil
King’s Keys
King’s Men
King’s Mess (The)
King’s Oak (The)
King’s Picture
King’s Quhair
King’s Cheese goes half in Paring
King’s Hanoverian White Horse (The)
King’s Own Scottish Borderers (The)
Kings, etc., of England
Kings have Long Hands