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ID #5139

Saturday('s) allowance

[from day on which slave were give it; cf. Scots Saturday's bawbee half-penny give every Saturday to a child as pocket-money CSD] n. a weeks supply of staple food: 1832 Jack and Cato about the yard and thrashing corn for Saturday's allowance (Farquharson 62). (Black)

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Last update: 2011-07-06 05:28
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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