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throw, a

adverb phrase

For each; apiece; per each: The meetings were a dollar ''a throw''

[1896+; probably fr carnival games where the customer pays so much for several throws of a ball, a ring, etc, trying to win a prize]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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