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Red Cap (Mother)

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An old nurse “at the Hungerford Stairs.” Dame Ursley or Ursula, another nurse, says of her rival—

“She may do very well for skipper’s wives, chandlersʹ daughters, and such like, but nobody shall wait on pretty Mistress Margaret … excepting and saving myself.”—Sir Walter Scott: Fortunes of Nigel.

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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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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
Red Feathers (The)
Red Flag (A)
Red Hand of Ulster
Red-handed
Red Hat (The)