Penang-lawyer

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Penang-lawyer pe-nang′-law′yėr a walking-stick made from the stem of a Penang palm.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. a corr. of Penang liyar, the wild areca.

Usage

In literature:

And a good `Penang lawyer' in a row of that kind is a precious deal better than nothing at all.
"The Sirdar's Oath" by Bertram Mitford
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