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 Ironside.Irony. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ironsides.
 
The soldiers that served under Cromwell were so called, especially after the battle of Marston Moor, where they displayed an iron resolution.   1
 


 Ironside.Irony. 

 
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