Lincoln Green

Lincoln, at one time, was noted for its green, Coventry for its blue, and Yorkshire for its grey. (See Kendal Green.)

“And girls in Lincoln green.”

Drayton: Polyolbion, xxv.

Falstaff speaks of Kendal Green (Westmoreland), 1 Hen. IV., ii. 4.)

Here be a sort of ragged knaves come in,
Clothed all in Kendale green.

Plays of Robyn Hood.

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