Fwd: Non-member submission: Re: Dictionary Help!

J B Krygier jbkrygier at owu.edu
Thu Jul 21 15:25:52 EDT 2005



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> From: "main" <book at barnabyrudge.com>
> To: <modlib at algol.owu.edu>
> Subject: Re: Dictionary Help!
> Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 11:59:26 -0700
>
> Blackguard is "A shabby , mean fellow; a term said to be derived from a
> number of dirty,tattered roguish boys who attended at the Horse 
> Guards, and
> Parade in the St. James's park , to black the boots and shoes of the
> soldiers, or to do any other dirty offices. These from their constant
> attendance about the time of guard mounting, were nicknamed the
> black-guards."
>  Thanks,
>
> Ed Postal
> Barnaby Rudge Booksellers ABAA
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