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Saying

Pull the latch string in or let it hang out

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A saying or sign coming from the pioneers indicating whether a person or a thought is welcome within.

Ran across this while reading a book called The Well Springs of Truth  published in 1883 by the Nashville publishing Company. Written by W.W. Breese MD.

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Otiginal BN [V400, S500] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: BOOK ; The Well Springs of Truth ; Nashville Publishing Company

Keyword(s): Language ; Latch ; Saying ; SIGN ; SLANG ; String ; Welcome

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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