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Black and Tan   /blæk ənd tæn/   Listen
Black and Tan

An English recruit (who wore a uniform that was black and tan) serving in the Irish constabulary to suppress the Sinn Fein rebellion of 1919 to 1921.

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"Black and Tan" Quotes from Famous Books

... short-haired, striped black and tan, like the trunks worn by Saltabadil in "le Roi s'amuse." His great green eyes with their almond-shaped pupils, and his regular velvet stripes, gave him a distant tigerish look that I liked. "Cats are the tigers ...
— My Private Menagerie - from The Works of Theophile Gautier Volume 19 • Theophile Gautier

Words linked to "Black and Tan" :   recruit, military recruit

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