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soft sawder

Cajoling or flattery.

Etymology:

  • Phonetic spelling of soft solder; that is, solder that melts at a lower temperature. Coined by Thomas Haliburton in the short story "The Trotting Horse". Popular in the 19th century, but out of common use by 1950.
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

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