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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bat-horses
 
and Bat-men. Bat-horses are those which carry officers’ baggage during a campaign (French, bât, a pack-saddle). Bat-men are those who look after the pack-horses.   1
 


 Bat.Batavia. 

 
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