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 Lawrence (St.).Lay Brothers. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Lawyer’s Bags.
Some red, some blue. In the Common Law, red bags are reserved for Q.C.’s and Sergeants; but a stuff-gownsman may carry one “if presented with it by a silk.” Only red bags may be taken into Common Law Courts, blue must be carried no farthen than the robing-room. In Chancery Courts the etiquette is not so strict.   1

 Lawrence (St.).Lay Brothers. 


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