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" There's no consolation prize to look for except a platoon or a cable of hempen tow and a tree, or, perhaps, to be more local,  "
The Filibusters: A Romance - Page 7
by C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne - 1900 - 326 pages
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Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical ..., Volume 7

John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley - Slang - 1904
...designations by which [itj was known. A ' hanging-match ' was another. 1903. HVNE, Filikusters. \. There's no consolation prize to look for, except a platoon, or a cable of hempen tow, and a TREE. TYBURNIA, subs, (obsolete). — A name given, about the middle of the nineteenth century, to the district...
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