(The). The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. They cut
to pieces General Wayne's brigade in the American War, and the
Americans vowed to give them no quarter. So they mounted red feathers
that no others might be subjected to this threat. They still wear red
puggarees on Indian service. (See Lacedaemonians.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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