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ID #3452

line off

v. phr. I. [cf. US dial. South line out idem WES; cf. also Scots liner-out one who prefers the reading of a psalm line by line before singing CSD] to give the lines of a song to the chorus one by one to be sung: 1895 One man. . probably better educated, "lines off" in sonorous voice the words of some good old hymn (Edwards 18). (Eleu.)

2. [cf. US dial. line out idem ADD] to stand in a line. (Inagua)

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Last update: 2010-11-23 16:12
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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