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tumbling
 n.— «Some Irish were able to buy tickets out of the country. “They were going to be driven off the land because they were unable to pay rent when the crops failed.…The landlord would come with a constable and do what is known as tumbling, they’d burn the house to the ground. If another neighbor took them in they’d be burned too.”» —“The mark of the Irish on N.H.” by Jeanné McCartin Seacoastonline.com (New Hampshire) Mar. 15, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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