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Set-to (A)

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A boxing match, a pugilistic fight, a scolding. In pugilism the combatants are by their seconds “set to the scratch” or line marked on the ground.

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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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Serpent
Serpentine Verses
Serrapurda
Servant (Faithful)
Serve
Servus Servorum (Latin)
Sesame
Sesha
Set Off (A)
Set Scene
Set-to (A)
Setebos
Sethites
Setting a Hen
Setting a Saw
Setting of a Jewel
Setting of Plaster or Paint
Setting of Sun, Moon, and Stars
Setting the Thames on Fire
Settie your Hash (To)
Seven