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settle his behind

[cf. Bartlett 1848 settle one's hash to properly punish one; cf. Scots settle attend to] phr. to spank (a child): When I reach home, I gon settle her behind well and proper (Nassau). <Black>

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Last update: 2011-08-17 17:08
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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