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Badge of Poverty

In former times those who received parish relief had to wear a badge. It was the letter P, with the initial of the parish to which they belonged, in red or blue cloth, on the shoulder of th…

Red Rose

(The). One of several badges of the House of Lancaster, but not necessarily the most prominent. It was used by Edmund, Earl of Lancaster (1245-96), called Crouchback, second son of Henry II…

Red Coats

in fox-hunting (or scarlet) is a badge of royal livery, fox-hunting being ordained by Henry II. a royal sport. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Red CockRed Ca…

Red Button

(A). A mandarin of the first class, whose badge of honour is a red button in his cap. “An interview was granted to the admiral [Elliot] by Kishen, the imperial commissioner, the third…

Red Cross

(The). The badge of the royal banner of England till those of St. Patrick and St. Andrew were added. “The fall of Rouen (1419) was the fall of the whole province ... and the red cross…

Vulcan's Badge

That of cuckoldom. Venus was Vulcan's wife, but her amour with Mars gave Vulcan the badge referred to. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Vulcanised Indiarubber…

Ulster Badge

A sinister hand, erect, open, and couped at the wrist (gules), sometimes borne in a canton, and sometimes on the escutcheon. (See under Hand as above.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fa…

Dutch Courage

The courage excited by drink; pot valour. “In the Dutch wars (in the time of Charles II.), ...the captain of the Hollander man-of-war, when about to engage with our ships, usually set…

Geneva Courage

Pot valour; the braggadocio which is the effect of having drunk too much gin. Gin is a corrupt contraction of Geneva, or, rather, of genièvre. The juniper-berry at one time used to fla…

Carolina Courage

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