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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Little Corporal (The).
 
Napoleon Bonaparte. So called after the battle of Lodi, in 1796, from his low stature, youthful age, and amazing courage. He was barely 5 ft. 2 in. in height.   1
 


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