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  • If you fail to rid me of the Banes, you and that makebait Lucien will be served gruel for Christmas dinner—by whatever headless monk I can find to take it to the dungeon!

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  • The opposite of a make-peace.

    "Other candidates were slanderers, 'makebayts,' brawlers, 'chyderers,' railers, and 'women of light carriage,' as well as brewers of bad beer, bakers of bad bread, and unruly paupers."

    —James A. Cox, "Bilboes, Brands, and Branks: Colonial Crimes and Punishments," CW Journal, spring 2003

    See also chiderer.

    September 24, 2008