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 Halter.Haltios. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Halter, or rather Halster.
 
A rope for the neck or halse, as a horse’s halter. (Anglo-Saxon, hals, the neck; but there is also the word hœlfter, a halter.)   1
       
“A thievisher knave is not on live, more filching, no more false;
Many a truer man than he has hanged up by the halse [neck].”
       
Gammer Gurton.
 


 Halter.Haltios. 

 
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