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 Wax-bond End (A).Ways and Means. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
A Yorkshire way-bit. A large overplus. Ask a Yorkshireman the distance of any place, and he will reply so many miles and a way-bit (wee-bit); but the way-bit will prove a frightful length to the traveller who imagines it means only a little bit over. The High-landers say, “A mile and a bittock,” which means about two miles.   1

 Wax-bond End (A).Ways and Means. 


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