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noun (uncountable)
  1. (obsolete) (idiom) cajole, Cajoling or flattery.
    • "If she goes to act ugly, I'll give her a dose of ""; that will take the frown out of her frontispiece...!" —w:Thomas Haliburton, Thomas Haliburton, "The Trotting Horse" (1836) — first usage
    • "How the old boy swallowed my and Brummagem notes!" —w:Tom Taylor, Tom Taylor, wikisource:The Ticket-of-Leave Man, The Ticket-of-Leave Man (1863)
Etymology: Phonetic spelling of "soft solder"; that is, solder that melts at a lower temperature. Coined by w:Thomas Haliburton, Thomas Haliburton in the short story "The Trotting Horse" (1836). Popular in the 19th century, but out of common use by 1950.


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