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blue bag

noun (in Britain)
  1. a fabric bag for a barrister's robes
  2. a small bag containing blueing for laundering
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Historical Examples of blue bag

  • His face was not improved by the blue-bag, and his expression was that of a hunted animal.

    A Modern Tomboy

    L. T. Meade

  • Or, a washerwoman's blue-bag, applied in the same manner, will have a like effect.

  • The wife of William East, an English paper-maker, accidentally let a blue-bag fall into one of the vats of pulp.

  • However, I have felt no inconvenience from any of the stings, in spite of being without the blue-bag.

  • Fortunately, Mary was there, and at once applied the blue-bag, which eased the pain of the stings greatly.