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Blue Flag (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Blue Flag

He has hoisted the blue flag; he has commenced publican, or taken a public house, an allusion to the blue aprons worn by publicans. See Admiral of the Blue.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

Blue Devils * Blue Pigeons

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Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

John S. Farmer's collection of canting songs and slang rhymes

To Blow the Gab
Blow-up
a Blowse
Blubber
To Blubber
To sport Blubber
Blubber Cheeks
Blue
Blue Boar
Blue Devils
Blue Flag
Blue Pigeons
Blue Plumb
Blue Skin
Blue Tape
Blue Ruin
Bluff
Bluffer
Blunderbuss
Blunt
To Bluster