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 Keep your Powder Dry.Keha’ma. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Keepers.
 
A staff of men employed by Irish landlords in 1843, etc., to watch the crops and prevent their being smuggled off during the night. They were resisted by the Molly Maguires.   1
 


 Keep your Powder Dry.Keha’ma. 

 
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