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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Raise the Wind.
 
To obtain ready money by hook or crook. A sea phrase. What wind is to a ship, money is to commerce.   1
       
“I’ve tried queer ways
The wind to raise,
But ne’er had such a blow.”
       
Judy (My Lost Dog), Mar. 27, 1889.
 


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