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Three-quarters or 3/4

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Rhyming slang for the neck. This certainly is a most ingenious perversion. “Three-quarters of a peck” rhymes with neck, so, in writing, an expert simply sets down 3/4. (See Chivy.)

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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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