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Old Fogs


The 87th Foot; so called from the war-cryFag-an-Bealach” (Clear the way), pronounced Faug-a-bollagh. The 87th Foot is now called “The Royal Irish Fusiliers.”

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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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Old Faith Men
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Old Gentleman (The)
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