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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Calvert’s Entire.
The 14th Foot. Called Calvert from their colonel, Sir Harry Calvert (1806–1826), and entire, because three entire battalions were kept up for the good of Sir Harry, when adjutant-general. The term is, of course, a play on Calvert’s malt liquor. The regiment is now called The Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorks. Regiment).   1

 Calvary Cross (A).Calves. 


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