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 Procès-Verbal.Proclaim on the Housetop. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Procession of the Black Breeches.
This is the heading of a chapter in vol. ii. of Carlyle’s French Revolution. The chapter contains a description of the mob procession, headed by Santerre carrying a pair of black satin breeches on a pole. The mob forced its way into the Tuileries on June 20th, 1792, and presented the king (Louis XVI.) with the bonnet rouge and a tricolour cockade.   1

 Procès-Verbal.Proclaim on the Housetop. 


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