glorious twelfth

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"...B. Warren is not a violent man. A few dead birds on the glorious twelfth, salmon hauled out of some Highland stream, those are all very well. Within his orbit, shall we say. I also believe, that when it comes to bridge, he takes no prisoners." From "Darkness and Light" by John Harvey. Glorious twelfth? Any explanations? Thanks in advance for the help.
  • CurrantBunbury

    English - United Kingdom
    The Glorious Twelfth is the 12th of August, the start of the grouse-shooting season in the United Kingdom. :)
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