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Blue Beans

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Bullets. Lead is blue.

Many a valiant Gaul had no breakfast that morning but what the Germans call ‘blue beans,ʹ i.e. bullets.”—W. Maccall: My School Days, 1885.

Three blue beans in a blue bottle or bladder. (See under Beans.)

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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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Blown Herrings
Blown upon
Blowzelinda
Blowzy
Blubber
Blubber Cheeks
Bluchers
Blue
Blue (A)
Blue-apron Statesman (A)
Blue Beans
Bluebeard
Bluebeard’s Key
Blue Billy (A)
Blue Blood
Blue Boar
Blue Bonnets (The)
Blue Books
Blue Bottle
Blue Caps
Blue-coat School

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