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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Red Republicans.
 
Those extreme republicans of France who scruple not to dye their hands in blood in order to accomplish their political object. They used to wear a red cap. (See CARMAGNOLE.)   1
 


 Red Rag (The).Red Rose Knight (The) 

 
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