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  • n. Plural form of paper tiger.


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  • Twenty thousand good infantry, marching like guardsmen and chanting their war-songs, transport and commissariat as fine as you could wish for, the whole advance perfectly conducted — but when I looked at those crenellated walls, with the Imp gunners blazing away long before our vanguard came in range, and the paper tigers and devil banners being waved from ramparts crowded with men … well, it's your infantry you'll be wasting, thinks I.

    Flashman and the Dragon


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