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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Red Cock.
 
The red cock will crow in his house. His house will be set on fire.   1
        “‘We’ll see if the red cock craw not in his bonnie barn-yard ae morning.’ ‘What does she mean?’ said Mannering… . ‘Fire-raising,’ answered the … dominie.”—Sir Walter Scott: Guy Mannering, chap. iii.
 


 Red CoatsRed Com’yn. 

 
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