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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Devil’s Own. (CONNAUGHT BOYS.)
 
The 88th Foot. So called by General Picton from their bravery in the Peninsular War, 1809–1814.   1
   Applied also to the Inns of Court Volunteers, the members of which are lawyers.   2
 


 Devil’s Nostrils (The).Devil’s Paternoster (To say the). 

 
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