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 Gregory (St.).Grenade (2 syl.). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Gregory Knights or St. Gregory’s Knights.
Harmless blusterers. In Hungary the pupils at their Gregories played at soldiers, marched through the town with flying colours, some on pony back and some on foot; as they went they clattered their toy swords, but of course hurt no one.   1

 Gregory (St.).Grenade (2 syl.). 

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