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  1. flattery; compliments (esp in the phrase soft sawder)
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verb (tr)
  1. to flatter
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Word Origin

C19: metaphorical use of variant of solder
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Examples from the Web for sawder

Historical Examples

  • Mr. Greenwood's reverie was interrupted by the entrance of his valet, who introduced the Honourable Mr. Sawder into the study.

    The Mysteries of London, v. 1/4

    George W. M. Reynolds

  • He was then in his ill days; but I can imagine him in Congress with his mouth full of bombast and sawder.

    Essays of Travel

    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • And he never read anything, that did not cap and sawder down his own contents.