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Whiteboys

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A secret agrarian association organised in Ireland about the year 1759. So called because they wore white shirts in their nightly expeditions. In 1787 a new association appeared, the members of which called themselves “Right-boys.” The Whiteboys were originally calledLevellers,” from their throwing down fences and levelling enclosures. (See Levellers.)

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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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