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dumb-batty

[cf. W3 dumb betty a primitive mechanical household contrivance (as a washing machine), influenced by bat] n. a heavy weighted pole used to tamp down stones and soil in building roads: 1977 (Albury 72).

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Last update: 2011-02-20 21:56
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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