- a regiment of Scottish infantry in the British army (so called from the dark colors in their tartan).
- the plaid pattern of their tartan.
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“I am also a devil, and of the black-watch,” thundered back the intrepid Highlander.A History of the Gipsies
- the Black Watch the Royal Highland Regiment in the British Army
Word Origin for Black Watch
so called for their dark tartan
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