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Ribbonism

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A Catholic association organised in Ireland about 1808. Its two main objects were (1) to secure “fixity of tenure,” called the tenant-right; and (2) to deter anyone from taking land from which a tenant has been ejected. The name arises from a ribbon worn as a badge in the button-hole.

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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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Rhodalind
Rhodian Bully (The)
Rhodian Law
Rhone
Rhopalic Verse (wedgs-verse)
Rhyme
Rhymer
Rhyming to Death
Ribaldry
Ribbon Dodge (The)
Ribbonism
Ribston Pippin
Ricardo
Ricciardetto
Rice Christians
Rice thrown after a Bride
Rich as Crœsus
Rich as a Jew
Richard Cœur de Lion
Richard II.’s Horse
Richard III.’s Horse

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Ribbonism