Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Low spirits; depression of mind.
- [With allusion to the apparitions of such delirium.] Delirium tremens.
- n. idiomatic low spirits; depression
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. apparitions supposed to be seen by persons suffering with delirium tremens; hence, very low spirits.
- n. See under Blue.
- n. a state of depression
“That was welcome, I can tell you: the thirty-mile ride from Ferozepore, skirting south in case of gorracharra scouts, and with only six N.C. sowars for escort, had given me the blue devils and done my game ankle no good at all, and on reaching Moodkee I'd had a most horrid shock.”
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List title totally stolen from she. Right, the stock entry for this list should be a two-word phrase where one of the words denotes a colour; even better if the expression has some metaphoric value...
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