soft sawder

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Etymology[edit]

Phonetic spelling of soft solder; that is, solder that melts at a lower temperature. Coined by Thomas Haliburton in the short story "The Trotting Horse" (1836). Popular in the 19th century, but out of common use by 1950.

Noun[edit]

soft sawder (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete, idiomatic) Cajoling or flattery.

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1836 1850 1863
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