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  1. Ronna Gage
    Ronna Gage at |

    I found this by accident while looking for late 18th century slang. I took a peek at yours and I must say I laughed, I giggled, and felt good all over. Thank you so much for the insight of early 19th century, Matt Bramowicz. GREAT JOB!
    Ronna Gage
    Romance Author

    **Most days I am a romance Author when I can get my fingers to spell without spell check. :)**

  2. David
    David at |

    I believe that means when he began practice as a lawyer–presumably making his law office inside his father’s tavern. We say, “hang out a shingle” to indicate going into private practice as a lawyer, physician, psychologist, accountant, etc.


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