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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
To Rights.
In apple-pie order. To put things to rights. To put every article in its proper place. In the United States of America the phrase is used to signify directly. (Latin, ’rectus, right.)   1
        “I said I had never heard it, so she began to rights and told me the whole thing.”—Story of the Sleigh-ride.

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