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Blouse

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A short smock-frock of a blue colour worn commonly by French workmen. Bleu is French argot for manteau.

“A garment called bliaut or bliaus, which appears to have been another name for a surcoat… . In this bliaus we may discover the modern French blouse, a … smock-frock.”—Planché: British Costume.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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