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 Blount (Charles).1. Blow (To). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Blouse.
 
A short smock-frock of a blue colour worn commonly by French workmen. Bleu is French argot for manteau.   1
        “A garment called bliaut or bliaus, which appears to have been another name for a surcoat… . In this bliaus we may discover the modern French blouse, a … smock-frock.”—Planché: British Costume.
 


 Blount (Charles).1. Blow (To). 

 
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