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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Blue Billy (A).
 
A blue neckcloth with white spots, worn by William Mace. More likely the allusion is to the bill or nose. (See BILLY.)   1
 


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