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Red Cock

The red cock will crow in his house. His house will be set on fire.

“`We'll see if the red cock craw not in his bonnie barn-yard ae morning.' `What does she mean?' said Mannering ... `Fire-raising,' answered the ... domine.” —Sir Walter Scott: Guy Mannering, chap. iii.

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