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 Pay (To).Pay (To). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Pay (To).
 
To slacken a cable; as, “Pay away” [more cable]; that is, “discharge” more cable. (French, payer.)   1
 


 Pay (To).Pay (To). 

 
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