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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Lawyer’s Bags.
 
Some red, some blue. In the Common Law, red bags are reserved for Q.C.’s and Sergeants; but a stuff-gownsman may carry one “if presented with it by a silk.” Only red bags may be taken into Common Law Courts, blue must be carried no farthen than the robing-room. In Chancery Courts the etiquette is not so strict.   1
 


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