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 Bluebeard.Blue Billy (A). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bluebeard’s Key.
 
When the blood stain of this key was rubbed out on one side, it appeared on the opposite side; so prodigality being overcome will appear in the form of meanness; and friends, over-fond, will often become enemies.   1
 


 Bluebeard.Blue Billy (A). 

 
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