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Each English archer carries twelve Scotchmen under his girdle. This was a common saying at one time, because the English were unerring archers, and each archer carried in his belt twelve arrows (Sir Walter Scott: Tales of a Grandfather, vii.).

The Twelve. All the prelates of the Roman Catholic Church. Of course the Twelve Apostles.

“The Pope identifies himself with the ‘Master,ʹ and addresses those 700 prelates as the ‘Twelve.ʹ”—The Times, December 11, 1869.

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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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