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 for To dress to the left
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dress \Dress\, v. i.
     1. (Mil.) To arrange one's self in due position in a line of
        soldiers; -- the word of command to form alignment in
        ranks; as, Dress right, dress!
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     2. To clothe or apparel one's self; to put on one's garments;
        to pay particular regard to dress; as, to dress quickly.
        "To dress for a ball." --Latham.
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              To flaunt, to dress, to dance, to thrum. --Tennyson
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     To dress to the right, To dress to the left, To dress on
     the center (Mil.), to form alignment with reference to the
        soldier on the extreme right, or in the center, of the
        rank, who serves as a guide.
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