"strawing" Definition

  1. “selling” straws in the streets (generally for a penny), and “giving” the purchaser a paper (indecent or political) or a gold (!) ring,—neither of which, the patterer states, he is allowed by Act of Parliament to sell.

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Position in the dictionary: 3489 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: streak, streaky, street-pitchers, stretch, stretcher, stretcher-fencer, stretching match, strike a jigger, strike me lucky!, strills
Previous words in the dictionary: straw., strap, straight, stow faking!, stow, stotor, stot, story, stook, stone-jug

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