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Men of Kent (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Men of Kent

Men born east of the river Medway, who are said to have met the Conqueror in a body, each carrying a green bough in his hand, the whole appearing like a moving wood; and thereby obtaining a confirmation of their ancient privileges. The inhabitants of Kent are divided into Kentish men and men of Kent. Also a society held at the Fountain Tavern, Bartholomew Lane, A.D. 1743.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

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