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Re: Paying through the nose

Posted by Brenda Christensen on November 24, 2001

In Reply to: Re: paying through the nose posted by capable wingnut on November 23, 2001 at

: : the origin of
: : "to pay through the nose"?

: if you were caught stealing in medival times they sliced a slit in your nose. that was how your "paid" for what you stole and your crime of stealing.