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 Yellow.Yellow Book of France. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Frogs, fenmen. The Mexicans are so called.   1
        “When the Queen’s Prize was won at Wimbledon, July 21st, 1885, by Sergeant Bulmer, 2nd Lincoln, his victory was hailed with ‘Well done, yellow-belly!’ in allusion to his being a Lincolnshire man.”—Notes and Queries, August 22nd, 1885, p. 146.
        “Ah, then, agin, it kin scarce be Mexikins neyther. It ur too fur no’th for any o’ them yellow-bellies.”—Coptain Mayne Reid: The War Trail, chap. lxxi.

 Yellow.Yellow Book of France. 


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