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Dynamite Saturday

January 24th, 1885, when great damage was done to the Houses of Parliament and the Tower of London by explosions of dynamite. The Law-Courts and some other public buildings were to have been attacked by the dynamiters, but happily were well guarded. (See Clan-Na-Gael.)

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