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Parish Soldier (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Parish Soldier

A jeering name for a militiaman: from substitutes being frequently hired by the parish from which one of its inhabitants is drawn.

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

Parish * Park Pailing

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