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Hanging Gale (The)


The custom of taking six monthsʹ grace in the payment of rent which prevailed in Ireland.

We went to collect the rents due the 25th March, but which, owing to the custom which prevails in Ireland known as ‘the hanging gale,ʹ are never demanded till the 29th September.”—The Times, November, 1885.

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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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