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gap seed: pick up gap seed

 (Black); catch gap seed (Exuma) [cf. 1811 D VT gapeseed sights, any­thing to feed the eye: "I am come abroad for a little gapeseed"; cf. also Scots gap to gape CSD] phr. to gather information for gossip: Our nosey neighbor forever picking up gap seed 'bout our family affairs (Nassau).

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Last update: 2011-04-30 21:44
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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