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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:10462
AUTHOR:Appendix
QUOTATION:Thin red line.
ATTRIBUTION:The Russians dashed on towards that thin red-line streak tipped with a line of steel.—Russell: The British Expedition to the Crimea (revised edition), p. 187.



Soon the men of the column began to see that though the scarlet line was slender, it was very rigid and exact. Kinglake: Invasion of the Crimea, vol. iii. p. 455.



The spruce beauty of the slender red line.—Ibid. (sixth edition), vol. iii. p. 248.
 

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