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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Soft-sawder (U.S.) to flatter, blarney
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sófte, séfte; Dut. zacht, Ger. sanft.


In literature:

I don't care for any soft sawder!
"A Fascinating Traitor" by Richard Henry Savage
You've got 'soft sawder enough,' as Frank calls it in his new-fashioned slang.
"My Novel, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
I'm afrade I can't jerk soft sawder when I git hold of a goose quil.
"Punchinello, Vol. 1. No. 20, August 13, 1870" by Various
The soft-sawder lot may howl 'militarism.
"Far to Seek" by Maud Diver
I must come down to plain soft-sawder.
"The Other Girls" by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
Despite the egg controversy, he thought a judicious application of soft sawder might accomplish what he wanted.
"Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour" by R. S. Surtees
Now you'll see what 'soft sawder' will do.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VIII (of X)" by Various
Like a true downeast Yankee, he knew the effect of soft sawder upon human nature.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
You've got 'soft sawder enough,' as Frank calls it in his new-fashioned slang.
"The International Monthly, Volume 2, No. 4, March, 1851" by Various
But how the mischief even a raw Britisher could be soft-sawdered by Anstey is a stumper.
"The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley" by Bertram Mitford
Oh, the old fox, with all his blandness and soft sawder!
"The Red Derelict" by Bertram Mitford
Try them with a little soft sawder first, will you.
"Yule Logs" by Various
No airs and soft sawder, and a perfect gentleman.
"Moth and Rust" by Mary Cholmondeley
My Lord Jermyn seems to have his insolence as ready as his soft sawder.
"Felix Holt, The Radical" by George Eliot
You've got 'soft sawder enough,' as Frank calls it in his new-fashioned slang.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. II, No. X., March 1851" by Various