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I do not care a dam

“DAM. A small Indian coin, mentioned in the Gentoo code of laws: hence etymologists may, if they please, derive the common expression, I do not care a dam, i.e. I do not care half a farthing for it.”

… from The 1811 Dictionary in the vulgar tongue, Francis Grose


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