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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Blue Bonnets (The).
 
The Scotch Highlanders; the Scotch generally. So called from the blue woollen cap at one time in very general use in Scotland, and still far from uncommon.   1
       
“England shall many a day
Tell of the bloody fray,
       
When the blue bonnets came over the border.”
       
Sir W. Scott.
 


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