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Black Watch

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  1. a regiment of Scottish infantry in the British army (so called from the dark colors in their tartan).
  2. the plaid pattern of their tartan.
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Historical Examples

  • “I am also a devil, and of the black-watch,” thundered back the intrepid Highlander.

    A History of the Gipsies

    Walter Simson

British Dictionary definitions for black watch

Black Watch

  1. the Black Watch the Royal Highland Regiment in the British Army

Word Origin

so called for their dark tartan
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