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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Dowse on the Chops (A).
 
A ding or blow on the face. “A dowse on the blubber-chops of my friend the baronet” means a setting down, a snubbing.   1
 


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