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Heroes scratched off Church-doors

Militia officers were so called by Sheridan. The Militia Act enjoined that a list of all persons between eighteen and forty-five years of age must be affixed to the church door of the parish in which they reside three days before the day of appeal, Sunday being one. Commission officers who had served four years in the militia being exempt, their names “were scratched off.”

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