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 Make-wage.Makeshift (A). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Make-weight.
 
A bit [of meat, cheese, bread, or other articlé] thrown into the scale to make the weight correct.   1
 


 Make-wage.Makeshift (A). 

 
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