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 Barrel Fever.Barrette. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Barrell’s Blues.
 
The 4th Foot; so called from the colour of their facings, and William Barrell, colonel of the regiment (1734–1739). Now called “The King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment).” They were called “Lions” from their badge, The Lion of England.   1
 


 Barrel Fever.Barrette. 

 
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