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Green Labour

The lowest-paid labour in the tailoring trade. Such garments are sold to African gold-diggers and agricultural labourers. Soap and shoddy do more for these garments than cotton or cloth. (See Greener.)

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