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ID #4519

goose iron

[cf. Vir. goose idem (Seaman), Krio gus idem KED; cf. OED goose a tailor's smoothing iron...so called from the resemblance of the handle to the shape of a goose's neck; cf. Scots goosing iron idem CSD] n. an iron for pressing clothes with a chamber into which hot coals are inserted through a tube shaped like a gooseneck (Wyannie Malone Museum: My grandmother used to use the goose-iron to iron her clothes) (COB). (Gen).

Tags: noun, tool

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Last update: 2011-05-05 02:15
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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