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 Make the Ice (To).Make-weight. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Make-wage.
 
Wages supplemented by grants or rates. Similarly, a make-weight [loaf] is a small loaf added to make up the proper weight.   1
 


 Make the Ice (To).Make-weight. 

 
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