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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Blue Beans.
 
Bullets. Lead is blue.   1
        “Many a valiant Gaul had no breakfast that morning but what the Germans call ‘blue beans,’ i.e. bullets.”—W. Maccall: My School Days, 1885.
   Three blue beans in a blue bottle or bladder. (See under BEANS.)   2
 


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