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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:22 am 
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The line goes like this in the third verse:
He would tootle with skill for each sparkling quadrille though the dancers were fluther'd and bet

What puzzles me is the last part of it - "fluther'd and bet" - what's that all about?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:09 am 
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fluthered = drunk
bet = ugly

(I'm not 100% certain about "bet".)

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:12 am 
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"Bet" usually just means "tired". It's a colloquial past participle of beat.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:58 am 
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Thanx, guys - brilliant as allways. :)


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