setout

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setout (plural setouts)

  1. an outset
  2. (colloquial, dated) a display or spread
    • 1854, Dickens, Hard Times, Chapter 8:
      ‘You don’t hate Sissy, Tom?’
      ‘I hate to be obliged to call her Jupe. And she hates me,’ said Tom, moodily.
      ‘No, she does not, Tom, I am sure!’
      ‘She must,’ said Tom. ‘She must just hate and detest the whole set-out of us.

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