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 Red Hand of Ulster.Red Hat (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Red-handed.
 
In the very act; with red blood still on his hand.   1
        “I had some trouble to save him from the fury of those who had caught him red-handed.”—The Times (a correspondent).
 


 Red Hand of Ulster.Red Hat (The). 

 
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