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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bloody (The).
 
Otho II., Emperor of Germany. (955, 973–983.)   1
   The Bloody Eleventh. The old 11th Foot was so called from their having been several times nearly annihilated, as at Almanza, Fontenoy, Roucoux, Ostend, and Salamanca (1812), in capturing a French standard. Now called “The Devonshire Regiment.”   2
 


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