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Blue-noses

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The Nova Scotians.

“‘Pray, sir,ʹ said one of my fellow-passengers, ‘can you tell me the reason why the Nova Scotians are called “Blue-noses”?ʹ


“‘It is the name of a potato,ʹ said I, ‘which they produce in the greatest perfection, and boast to be the best in the world. The Americans have, in consequence, given them the nickname of Blue Noses.ʹ”—Haliburton: Sam Stick.

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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 Ribbon (The)
Blue Ribbon (A)
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