Blue-stocking

Blue-stocking, a female pedant or femme savante, a name derived from a learned coterie, formed in the 15th century, at Venice, who wore blue stockings as a badge.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Blue-gown * Bluff Hal
Bloomfleld, Robert
Blount, Charles
Blowpipe
Blücher
Blue Mountains
Blue Nose
Bluebeard
Blue-books
Blue-coat School
Blue-gown
Blue-stocking
Bluff Hal
Blum
Blumenbach, Johann Friedrich
Blumenthal, Leonard von
Blumi`ne
Blunt, John Henry
Bluntschli, Johann Kaspar
Boabdil
Boadice`a
Boanerges

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Blue-stocking in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable