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 Green in my Eye.Green Ribbon Day 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Green Man and Still.
 
This public-house sign refers to the distillation of spirits from green herbs, such as peppermint cordial, and so on. The green man is the herbalist, or the greengrocer of herbs, and the still is the apparatus for distillation.   1
 


 Green in my Eye.Green Ribbon Day 

 
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