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Raise the Wind

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To obtain ready money by hook or crook. A sea phrase. What wind is to a ship, money is to commerce.

“Iʹve tried queer ways

The wind to raise,

But neʹer had such a blow.”


Judy (My Lost Dog), Mar. 27, 1889.

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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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