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on-dying

 [cf. OED on formerly frequent in connexions in which a- is now usual.. on loud etc.; cf.a with be: engaged in arch. or dial. ..a-raising] phr. dying; moribund. Mama was on-dying fore Daddy could reach back to Nassau (Ragged). (Gen.)

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Last update: 2010-11-09 04:48
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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