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 Red.Red Basque Cap. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Red
 
applied to gold. Hence a gold watch is a “red kettle.”   1
       
“Thou shew’st an honest nature; weep’st for thy master;
There’s a red rogue to buy the handkerchief.”
       
Beaumont and Fletcher: Mad Lover, v. 4.
 


 Red.Red Basque Cap. 

 
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