soft sawder

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Phonetic spelling of soft solder; that is, solder that melts at a lower temperature. Coined by Thomas Haliburton in the short story "The Trotting Horse" (1836). Popular in the 19th century, but out of common use by 1950.

NounEdit

soft sawder (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete, idiomatic) Cajoling or flattery.

QuotationsEdit

1836 1850 1863
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Last modified on 19 June 2013, at 15:21