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Chiefly British. to entertain by dancing, singing, or reciting on the street or in a public place.
Canadian. to make a showy or noisy appeal.
Historical Examples

Witch Stories E. Lynn (Elizabeth Lynn) Linton
From John O’Groats to Land’s End Robert Naylor and John Naylor
Two Penniless Princesses Charlotte M. Yonge
The Mortal Gods and Other Plays Olive Tilford Dargan

a strip of whalebone, wood, steel, etc, inserted into the front of a corset to stiffen it
(archaic or dialect) the corset itself
(intransitive) (Brit) to make money by singing, dancing, acting, etc, in public places, as in front of theatre queues
verb (transitive) (Scot)
to make ready; prepare
to dress or adorn


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