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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Horse Marines (The).
 
There is no such force. The Royal Marines are either artillery or infantry; there are no cavalry marines. To belong to the “Horse Marines” is a joke, meaning an awkward lubberly recruit.   1
 


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