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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Blue Murder.
 
To shout blue murder. Indicative more of terror or alarm than of real danger. It appears to be a play on the French exclamation morbleu; there may also be a distinct allusion to the common phrase “blue ruin.”   1
 


 Blue Mould.Blue-noses. 

 
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