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Black Watch

  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 of black watch

  • “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
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Word Origin for Black Watch

so called for their dark tartan
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