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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Green Sea.
The Persian Gulf; so called from a remarkable strip of water of a green colour along the Arabian coast.   1
   Between 1690 and 1742 the 2nd Life Guards were facetiously called “The Green Sea” from their sea-green facings, in compliment to Queen Catharine, whose favourite colour it was. The facings of this regiment are now blue.   2

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