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bluey


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bluey  \Blue"y\,  n.  [From  {Blue},  a.]  [Australasia] 
  1.  A  bushman's  blanket;  --  named  from  its  color. 
 
  We  had  to  wring  our  blueys.  --Lawson. 
 
  2.  A  bushman's  bundle;  a  swag;  --  so  called  because  a  blanket 
  is  sometimes  used  as  the  outside  covering. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Swag  \Swag\,  n.  [Australia] 
  a  A  tramping  bushman's  luggage,  rolled  up  either  in  canvas 
  or  in  a  blanket  so  as  to  form  a  long  bundle,  and  carried 
  on  the  back  or  over  the  shoulder;  --  called  also  a 
  {bluey},  or  a  {drum}. 
  b  Any  bundle  of  luggage  similarly  rolled  up  hence  luggage 
  in  general. 
 
  He  tramped  for  years  till  the  swag  he  bore  seemed 
  part  of  himself.  --Lawson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bluey  \Blue"y\,a. 
  Bluish.  --Southey.