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 Red Indians (of Newfoundland).Red-laced Jacket. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Red Kettle (A).
 
Properly a gold watch, but applied, in thieves’ slang, to any watch.   1
   Gold is often called red, hence “red ruddocks” (gold coin).   2
 


 Red Indians (of Newfoundland).Red-laced Jacket. 

 
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