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Driving for Rent

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in Ireland, was a summary way of recovering rent by driving cattle to a pound, and keeping them till the rent was paid, or selling them by auction.

“It was determined that I and the bailiffs should go out in a body and ‘drive for rent.ʹ”—Trench: Realities of Irish Life, chap. v.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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