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Blayney's Bloodhounds

The old 89th Foot; so called because of their unerring certainty, and untiring perseverance in hunting down the Irish rebels in 1798, when the corps was commanded by Lord Blaney. This regiment is now called “the Second Battalion of the Princess Victoria's Irish Fusiliers.” The first battalion is the old 87th Foot.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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