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 Nutcrack Night.Nutshell. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Nutcrackers.
 
The 3rd Foot; so called because at Albue’ra they cracked the heads of the Polish Lancers, then opened and retreated, but in a few minutes came again into the field and did most excellent service. Now called “The East Kent.”   1
 


 Nutcrack Night.Nutshell. 

 
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