of the deepest dye


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of the deepest dye

Of the worst or most extreme type. On outskirts of the kingdom was a prison filled with criminals of the deepest dye.
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of the deepest dye

Of the most extreme sort.
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A contemporary writer commented, C[pounds sterling]hardened ruffians of the deepest dye were chained hand to hand, during a six month voyage, with simple country poachers, pickpockets of tender age, and sailor smugglersC* they were subjected to floggings, hunger, disease and often half a boat load would die en route.
Mr Hastilow is a Eurosceptic of the deepest dye and would be happy to see the UK leave the EU.
Fergie said: "Allison was a bigot of the deepest dye.
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In his new autobiography, Fergie said: "Allison was a religious bigot of the deepest dye.