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 Blue Flag.Blue-gowns. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Blue Gown (A).
 
A harlot. Nares tells us that “a blue gown was a dress of ignominy for a harlot in the House of Correction. (See below.)   1
 


 Blue Flag.Blue-gowns. 

 
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