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 Green Bag Inquiry.Green-Eyed Jealousy or Green-eyed Monster. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Green Baize Road (Gentlemen of the).
 
Whist players. “Gentlemen of the Green Cloth Road,” billiard players. (See Bleak House, chap. xxvi. par. 1.) Probably the idea of sharpers is included, as “Gentlemen of the Road” means highwaymen.   1
 


 Green Bag Inquiry.Green-Eyed Jealousy or Green-eyed Monster. 

 
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