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Leglin-girth

To cast a leglin-girth. To have “a screw loose;” to have made a faux pas; to have one's reputation blown upon. A legin-girth is the lowest hoop of a leglin or milk-pail. (See Sir Walter Scott: Fortunes of Nigel, chap. xxii.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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