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 Lawn.Lawrence (St.). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Lawn-market (The).
To go up the Lawn-market, in Scotch parlance, means to go to be hanged.   1
“Up the Lawn-market, down the West Bow,
Up the lang ladder, down the short low.”
Schoolboy Rhyme (Scotland).
        “They [the stolen clothes] may serve him to gang up the Lawn-market in, the scoundrel.”—Sir W. Scott: Guy Mannering, chap. xxxii.

 Lawn.Lawrence (St.). 


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