Skinners

A predatory band in the American Revolutionary War which roamed over the neutral ground robbing and fleecing those who refused to take the oath of fidelity. (See Ecorcheurs.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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