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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Brickdusts.
 
The 53rd Foot; so called from the brickdust-red colour of their facings. Also called Five-and-thre’pennies, a play on the number and daily pay of the ensigns.   1
   Now called the 1st battalion of the “King’s Shropshire Light Infantry.” The 2nd battalion is the old 85th.   2
 


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