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Red Book

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The book which gave account of the court expenditure in France before the Revolution was so called because its covers were red. We have also a “Red Book” in manuscript, containing the names of all those who held lands per baroʹniam in the reign of Henry II., with other matters pertaining to the nation before the Conquest. (Ryley, 667.)

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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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Reckoning without your Host
Reclaim
Recorded
Recreant
Rector
Reculer pour Mieux Sauter
Reculver
Red
Red
Red Basque Cap
Red Book
Red Book of the Exchequer (The)
Red Boots
Red-breasts
Red Button (A)
Red Cap (Mother)
Red Coats
Red Cock
Red Comyn
Red Cross (The)
Red Cross Knight