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blue bag

noun (in Britain)
1.
a fabric bag for a barrister's robes
2.
a small bag containing blueing for laundering
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Historical Examples
  • They, in consequence, went to a Coffee-house in Mark-lane, and there old Caspar handed a letter and a blue bag to him.

  • I see him with a blue bag, a flaxen wig, and green spectacles.

  • The wife of William East, an English paper-maker, accidentally let a blue bag fall into one of the vats of pulp.

  • It was contained in a blue bag; and this bag was likewise missing.

    Verner's Pride Mrs. Henry Wood
  • George, he whispered, that blue bag I bought is just the thing to give Norah.

  • He was habited in black cloth, and bore with him, a green umbrella, and a blue bag.

    Sketches by Boz Charles Dickens
  • "As you will" He gathered up his blue bag and its voluminous contents, and made his adieux.

    Olive Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • The German walked to the head of the bed and took down a blue bag that hung there.

    The Story of an African Farm (AKA Ralph Iron) Olive Schreiner
  • The head-dress was a busby with blue bag; the forage-cap was blue trimmed with white.

    Norfolk Annals Charles Mackie
  • Losing lambs while trailing will generally cause the ewe to become sick with spoiled udder or "blue bag."

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