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Blue Flag

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He has hoisted the blue flag. He has turned publican or fishmonger, in allusion to the blue apron at one time worn by publicans, and still worn by fishmongers.

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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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Blue Boar
Blue Bonnets (The)
Blue Books
Blue Bottle
Blue Caps
Blue-coat School
Blue Devils
Blue-eyed Maid (The)
Blue Fish (The)
Blue Flag
Blue Gown (A)
Blue-gowns
Blue Guards (The)
Blue Hen
Blue-jackets
Blue John (A)
Blue Laws (The)
Blue-light Federalists
Blue-mantle
Blue Monday