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ID #5191

tie (up)

[DJE pursed, tight-drawn; Trin. idem (Winer); cf. Gul. "Tie up 'e mout'...held his... speech" (Gonzales 1922:333); cf. TIE-TONGUE adj., n.] v. (of tart, astringent fruit) to cause (the mouth) to pucker: The fruit tie your tongue (Eleu.). Sea grapes.. .tie up your mout’( San Sal.). = TARTY UP cf. TIE-Y <Black>

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Last update: 2011-07-28 17:04
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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