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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Earl of Mar’s Grey Breeks.
 
The 21st Foot are so called because they wore grey breeches when the Earl of Mar was their colonel. (1678–1686.)   1
   The 21st Foot is now called the “Royal Scots Fusiliers.”   2
 


 EarlEarly to Bed. 

 
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