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 Stretch’er.Strike (1 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Strike (A).
 
A federation of workmen to quit work unless the masters will submit to certain stated conditions. To strike is to leave off work, as stated above. (Anglo-Saxon, strc-an, to go.)   1
        “Co-operation … . prevents strikes by … . identifying the interests of labour and capital.”—B. T. Ely: Political Economy, part iv. chap. iv. 238.
 


 Stretch’er.Strike (1 syl.). 

 
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