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 Camisard.Cam’isole (3 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cam’isarde
 
or Camisa’do. A night attack; so called because the attacking party wore a camise or peasant’s smock over their armour, both to conceal it, and that they might the better recognise each other in the dark.   1
 


 Camisard.Cam’isole (3 syl.). 

 
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