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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Wages of Sin (The).
To carn the wages of sin. To be hanged, or condemned to death.   1
        “I believe some of you will be hanged unless you change a good deal. It’s cold blood and bad blood that runs in your veins, and you’ll come to earn the wages of sin.”—Boldrewood: Robbery under Arms, ii.
“The wages of sin is death.”—Rom. vi. 23.



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