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 Forked Cap (A).Forlot or Firlot. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Forlorn Hope.
 
Cromwell says, “Our forlorn of horse marched within a mile of the enemy,” i.e. our horse picket sent forward to reconnoitre approached within a mile of the enemy’s camp. (German, verloren.)   1
 


 Forked Cap (A).Forlot or Firlot. 

 
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