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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Blue Boar.
 
A public-house sign; the cognisance of Richard III. In Leicester is a lane in the parish of St. Nicholas, called the Blue Boar Lane, because Richard slept there the night before the battle of Bosworth Field.   1
       
“The bristly boar, in infant gore,
Wallows beneath the thorny shade.”
       
Gray: The Bard.
 


 Blue Blood.Blue Bonnets (The). 

 
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