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Blue Beans

Bullets. Lead is blue.

“Many a valiant Gaul had no breakfast that morning but what the Germans call `blue beans,' i.e. bullets.” —W. Maccall: My School Days, 1885.

Three blue beans in a blue bottle or bladder. (See under Beans.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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