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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Blue-light Federalists.
 
A name given to those Americans who were believed to have made friendly (“blue-light”) signals to British ships in the war. (1812.)   1
 


 Blue Laws (The).Blue-mantle. 

 
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