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Got the Mitten

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Jilted; got his dismissal. The word is from the Latin mitto, to dismiss.

“There is a young lady I have set my heart on; though whether she is agoinʹ to give me hern, or give me the mitten, I ainʹt quite satisfied.”—Sam Slick: Human Nature, p. 90.

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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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