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Priest of the Blue-bag

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A barrister. A blue-bag is a cant name for a barrister. (See Barrister’s Bag.)

“He [OʹFlynn] had twice pleaded his own cause, without help of attorney, and showed himself as practised in every law quibble … as if he had been a regularly ordained priest of the blue bag.”—C. Kingsley: Alton Locke, chap. xx.

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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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