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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of a paramilitary force recruited in Britain and sent to Ireland as part of the Royal Irish Constabulary to suppress the Sinn Fein rebellion of 1919 to 1921.


From the color of their uniform.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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