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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal A scolding; a dressing-down.

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  • n. A rebuke or reprimand

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A reprimand; a scolding: as, to give one a good talking-to.

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