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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Shield of Expectation (The).
 
The naked shield given to a young warrior in his virgin campaign. As he achieved glory, his deeds were recorded or symbolised on his shield.   1
 


 Shield-of-Arms.Shields. 

 
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