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Black Watch

a regiment of Scottish infantry in the British army (so called from the dark colors in their tartan).
the plaid pattern of their tartan. Unabridged
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  • Roderick, the piper, he says, has a grand collection of pipe tunes given him by an officer of the Black Watch.

    Penelope's Irish Experiences Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • "They say the Black Watch have been cut to pieces," he said.

    Changing Winds St. John G. Ervine
  • There fell in this action 120 British officers and men, the heaviest losses being among the Black Watch.

    Our Soldiers W.H.G. Kingston
  • "We are going away in the 'Black Watch' for a couple of months," said Mrs. Finn.

    The Prime Minister Anthony Trollope
  • A private in the Black Watch was wounded at Magersfontein from within a distance of 1,000 yards.

  • On our right was the 1st Brigade, and connected up with us was the Black Watch.

British Dictionary definitions for Black Watch

Black Watch

the Black Watch, the Royal Highland Regiment in the British Army
Word Origin
so called for their dark tartan
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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