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 Eliot (George).Elissa. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Eliott’s Tailors.
The 15th Hussars, now the 15th [King’s] Hussars, previously called the 15th, or king’s own royal light dragoon guards. In 1759 Lieutenant-Colonel Eliott enlisted a large number of tailors on strike into a cavalry regiment modelled after the Prussian hussars. This regiment so highly distinguished themselves, that George III. granted them the honour of being called “the king’s royal.”   1

 Eliot (George).Elissa. 


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