a present; gratuity; tip.
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How to use cumshaw in a sentence
The man who really holds the key to the situation is a gentleman named Abel cumshaw.
I think that's about all, unless to remind you that Mr. Albert cumshaw will be entitled to his fair share of the spoils.
Mr. cumshaw stopped to tea and made himself very much at home, and afterwards he told us the story of the gold escort.
"If Mr. cumshaw would stop to tea," Moira suggested, and looked to me for approval of her proposition.
In the meanwhile Bradby and cumshaw had doubled back on their tracks and were heading for the Grampians.
British Dictionary definitions for cumshaw
(used, esp formerly, by beggars in Chinese ports) a present or tip
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