a person who wears a coat or uniform that is blue.
a police officer.
a soldier in the U.S. Army in earlier times.
Contemporary Examples

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Historical Examples

Winchester Sidney Heath
Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Samuel Pepys
The Substitute Prisoner Max Marcin
Ulysses James Joyce
The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten
The Fall of a Nation Thomas Dixon
Social Life in England Through the Centuries H. R. Wilton Hall
London Walter Besant
A Son of the City Herman Gastrell Seely


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