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 Colours.Colours of the University Boats, etc. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Colours for Church Decoration.
White, for festivals of our Lord, for Easter, and for all saints except martyrs.
Red, for martyrs, for Ash Wednesday, the last three days of Holy Week, and Whit Sunday.
Blue, for all week-days after Trinity Sunday.
Blue or Green, indifferently, for ordinary Sundays.
Violet, Brown, or Grey, for Advent and Lent.
Black, for Good Friday.

 Colours.Colours of the University Boats, etc. 


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