Bluey

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bluey A bushman's blanket; -- named from its color. "We had to wring our blueys ."
    • Bluey A bushman's bundle; a swag; -- so called because a blanket is sometimes used as the outside covering.
    • a Bluey Bluish.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bluey Somewhat blue; bluish.
    • n bluey An Australian bushman's blanket: so called from the color.
    • n bluey The material of which the blanket called a bluey is made.
    • n bluey The bundle wrapped up in a bluey, carried by a bush-man when he sets out on a tramp.
    • n bluey A rough shirt or blouse made of bluey, worn over the coat in the wilderness of western Tasmania.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Blue (a.)

Usage

In literature:

A sort of bluey light surrounded us.
"The Phantom of the Opera" by Gaston Leroux
He humped his bluey by the name of 'Dunn of Nevertire'.
"In the Days When the World Was Wide and Other Verses" by Henry Lawson
At length "Bluey's" promise to "square up in a day or so" was accepted, under protest, and the customer departed.
"Cap'n Eri" by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Bluey was n't used to the ways of people well brought up.
"On Our Selection" by Steele Rudd
And there were tramps 'humping bluey' on the track likewise, and diggers carrying their picks.
"Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Land" by Rosa Praed
I could see the bluey silver over it.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
Poor little Bluey died soon after sunrise.
"Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration" by Ernest Giles
At almost every sandhill one or other of them, usually Bluey, would drop and refuse to budge an inch until forced by blows.
"Spinifex and Sand" by David W Carnegie
The bluey-purple pall had given place to a beautiful orange-tinted yellow such as I had never seen before.
"With the "Die-Hards" in Siberia" by John Ward
Among the lashes of her large, bluey eyelids there were still two heavy tears.
"A Love Episode" by Emile Zola
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In poetry:

We laid a ‘bluey’ and coat across
The camping pack of the lightest horse,
And raised the dog to his deathbed high,
And brought him far ’neath the burning sky.
"The Cattle-Dog's Death" by Henry Lawson
Oh, yes, my jolly dandies, I've done it on the cross.
Although I carry bluey now, I've sweated many a horse.
I've helped to ease the escort of many's the ounce of gold;
The traps have often chased me, more times than can be told.
"The Murrumbidgee Shearer" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

Virgin Atlantic has collaborated with Bare Minerals to create a new shade of lipstick, a bluey-red it calls Upper Class Red.
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