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Board-wages

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Board-wages. n.s. [from board and wages.] Wages allowed to servants to keep themselves in victuals.

            What more than madness reigns,
When one short sitting many hundreds drains,
And not enough is left him, to supply
Board-wages, or a footman’s livery?
Dryden’s Juv. sat. i.

Sources: Dryden, John (788)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Board-wages." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: March 18, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=17785.


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