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Black and Tans US English

An armed force recruited by the British government to fight Sinn Fein in Ireland in 1920–21. Their harsh methods caused an outcry in Britain and the US

Black and Tans New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Irish armed force recruited by the government to fight Sinn Fein in 1920–1

black and tan US English

A terrier of a breed with a black back and tan markings on face, flanks, and legs