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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Old Fogs.
 
The 87th Foot; so called from the war-cry “Fag-an-Bealach” (Clear the way), pronounced Faug-a-bollagh. The 87th Foot is now called “The Royal Irish Fusiliers.”   1
 


 Old Faith Men.Old Fox. 

 
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