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  1. Blue Stocking

    From the famous club of literary ladies formed by Mrs Montague in 1840, at which Benjamin Stillingfleet, who habitually wore blue stockings, was a regular visitor. Blue stockings, therefore, became the recognised badge of membership. There was, however, such a club of ladies and gentlemen at Venice as far back as 1400, called Della Calza, from the colour of stockings worn.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blue stocking in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blue stocking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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