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Marshal

means an ostler or groom. His original duty was to feed, groom, shoe, and physic his master’s horse. (British, marc, a mare; scalc, a servant.)

Marshal Forward. Blucher; so called for his dash and readiness in the campaign of 1813.

Marshal of the Army of God, and of Holy Church. The Baron Robert Fitzwalter, appointed by his brother barons to lead their forces in 1215 to obtain from King John redress of grievances. Magna Charta was the result.

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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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Marrow Controversy (The)
Marrow-men
Marry!
Marry Come Up!
Mar’s Year
Mars
Mars
Marseillaise
Marseilles Good Bishop
Marsh [Le Marais]
Marshal
Marsham (Men of)
Marsiglio or Marsilius
Marsyas
Martano (in Orlando Furioso)
Marteau des Heretiques
Martel
Martello Towers
Martext (Sir Oliver)
Martha (St.)
Martial