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 Blue-mantle.Blue Moon. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Blue Monday.
 
The Monday before Lent, spent in dissipation. (German, der blaue Montag.) It is said that dissipation gives everything a blue tinge. Hence “blue” means tipsy. (See BLUE DEVILS.)   1
       
“Drink till all is blue.
Cracking bottles till all is blue.”
       
Fraser’s Magazine, xvii. (1838).
 


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