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A ceremonial for the installation of the Knights Companions...

  • Author: Order of the Bath.
  • Title: A ceremonial for the installation of the Knights Companions of the Most Hon. Order of the Bath, on Monday, the 19th of May, 1788.
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On This Day – 20 May 1762 - Birth of Sir Eyre Coote

The expression ‘as bald as a coot’ is well-known in this part of the world. In the USA however the unfortunate bird, related to the moorhen, is familiar as the basis of an entirely different simile. 666 more words