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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Death under Shield.
Death in battle.   1
        “Her imagination had been familiarised with wild and bloody events … . and had been trained up to consider an honourable ‘death under shield’ (as that in a field of battle was termed) a desirable termination to the life of a warrior.”—Sir W. Scott: The Betrothed, chap. 6.

 Death in the Pot.Death-bell. 

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