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  • noun Plural form of red-leg.


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  • I had scarcely turned when I saw the colonel's huge form tower among the red-legs.

    Four Years in Rebel Capitals An Inside View of Life in the Southern Confederacy from Birth to Death

  • The walk upon the rampart led me round to one of the gates of the town, where I found some small modern fortifications and sundry red-legged soldiers, and, beyond the fortifications, another shady walk -- a _mail_, as the French say, as well as a _champ de manoeuvre_ -- on which latter expanse the poor little red-legs were doing their exercise.

    A Little Tour of France

  • By this time the barricades in the Rues Martignac and Bellechasse had been carried, the red-legs were beginning to make their appearance at the end of the Rue de Lille, and soon all that remained was a little band of fanatics and men with the courage of their opinions, Maurice and some fifty more, who were resolved to sell their lives dearly, killing as many as they could of those Versaillese, who treated the federates like thieves and murderers, dragging away the prisoners they made and shooting them in the rear of the line of battle.

    The Downfall


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