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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
St. Johnstone’s Tippet.
 
A halter; so called from Johnstone the hangman.   1
        “Sent to heaven wi’ a St. Johnstone’s tippit about my hause.”—Sir Walter Scott: Old Mortality. chap. viii
 


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