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Garnish (g hard)

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Entrance-money, to be spent in drink, demanded by jail-birds of new-comers. In prison slang garnish means fetters, and garnish-money is money given for the “honour” of wearing fetters. The custom became obsolete with the reform of prisons. (French, garnissage, trimming, verb garnir, to decorate or adorn.) (See Fielding’s and Smollett’s novels.)

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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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Gardener (g hard)
Gardening (g hard)
Gargamelle
Gargantua (g hard)
Gargantuan
Gargittios
Gargouille, or Gargoil (g hard)
Garibaldi’s Red Shirt
Garland (g hard)
Garlick
Garnish (g hard)
Garratt (g hard)
Garraway’s
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Garter (g hard)
Garvies
Gasconade
Gaston (g hard)
Gastrolators
Gat-tooth (g hard)
Gate Money

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