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 Lacedæmonian Letter (The).Lachesis [Lak’--sis]. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Lacedæmonians (The).
 
The Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. So called because in 1777 their colonel made a long harangue, under heavy fire, on the Spartan discipline and military system. (See RED FEATHERS.)   1
 


 Lacedæmonian Letter (The).Lachesis [Lak’--sis]. 

 
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