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 Loy.Loys [lo-is]. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Loyal.
 
Only one regiment of all the British army is so called, and that is the “Loyal North Lancashire,” in two battalions, No. 47 and No. 81. It was so called in 1793, and probably had some allusion to the French revolutionists.   1
 


 Loy.Loys [lo-is]. 

 
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