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 White Caps.White Caps (1891). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
White Caps.
 
An influential family in Kerry (Ireland), who acted a similar part as Judge Lynch in America. When neighbours became unruly, the white caps visited them during the night and beat them soundly. Their example was followed about a hundred years ago in other parts of Ireland.   1
 


 White Caps.White Caps (1891). 

 
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