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 Red Laws (The).Red Man. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Red-letter Day.
 
A lucky day; a day to be recalled with delight. In almanacks, saints’ days and holidays are printed in red ink, other days in black.   1
        “That day, … writes the doctor, was trulya red-letter day to me.”—Wauters: Stanley’s Emin Expedition, chap. vi. p. 111.
 


 Red Laws (The).Red Man. 

 
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