Bluebeard

Bluebeard, a wealthy seigneur, the owner of a castle; marries a beautiful woman, and leaves her in charge of the keys of the apartments in his absence, with injunctions not to unlock any of the doors, an injunction which she fails to respect, and finds to her horror the remains of his former wives locked up in one of them; her disobedience is discovered, and she is to prepare for death, but is rescued, as she lies with her head on the block, by the timely arrival of her brothers, who at once despatch the husband to his merited doom.

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

Blue Nose * Blue-books
Blood, Thomas, Colonel
Bloody Assizes
Bloody Bones
Bloody Statute
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

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Bluebeard in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable