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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Red Boots.
A pair of red boots. A Tartar phrase, referring to a custom of cutting the skin of a victim round the upper part of the ankles, and then stripping it off at the feet. A Tartar will say, “When you come my way again, I will give you a pair of red boots to go home in.”   1

 Red Book of the Exchequer (The).Red-breasts. 


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