Professor Mathews seems to have a special dislike for this colloquialism.
There, Mr. Editor, you have a pleasing comminglement of romance and colloquialism.
Also, red-coats of old; whence lobster-box, a colloquialism for barracks.
Also a colloquialism for marque, as a letter of mart or marque.
"Not worth a stiver" is a colloquialism to express a person's poverty.