|T. E. Sanders
|Lost the thread and dropped every stitch
|H. B. Ridley
|Do what Eve did: ran around unclothed
|trip in sped
|E. S. Ainley
|Pinstriped 3-piece, quite unsuited for bathing, etc.
|i.e. p in striped
|S. B. Green
|Made slip near beginning of speech and lost the thread completely
|s + tripped
|Dr G. P. Hartigan
|Has got a slip but ran about quite naked
|trip in sped
|A. F. Lerrigo
|Reduced to the ranks for being improperly dressed?
|The first piece of point d’esprit lace, and you’ve lost the thread and dropped every single stitch!
|anag. incl. p; lace, vb.
|H. Ingram Rees
|I’m absolutely broke and need a holiday, but, as in the past, fares will limit me
|trip in sped; speed = fare, vb.
|C. A. Baker
|Rent in small districts being put up a hundred-per-cent.: this must be exposed!
|rip in depts (all rev.); h-p-c. = completely
|Maj V. E. Brooke
|Empty as Sunday’s picnic-basket
|s trip ped
|Cdr H. H. L. Dickson
|With no honours South came down by a trick
|T. H. East
|Street Torn Up—Main Burst In Adjoining Road—All Destitute
|St + anag. of pipe in Rd
|P. G. W. Glare
|Very briefly, Salome danced (so, very briefly, she finished!)
|S tripped; ref. seven veils
|C. D. Harding
|Very soft reds mixed with it displayed the flesh-tints
|anag. of pp reds it
|Reduced to the ranks for being improperly dressed? Something to do with a bearskin, by the sound of it!
|2 mngs.; i.e. ‘bare skin’
|G. G. Lawrance
|Impoverished tipper torn between shillings and pence
|anag. In s, d
|T. W. Melluish
|Mamma’s state after a juicy expression the holy man gave vent to
|St ripped; ref. breast-feeding; sv. mammalia
|J. D. P. O’Leary
|Caught by the sun—completely skinned
|E. R. Prentice
|Tore off for a Sunday jaunt with a hamper
|S trip ped
|Usual condition of the N.C.O. with a soft heart!
|p in striped, & lit.
|E. O. Seymour
|Made destitute through taking one false step about a worthless horse—down to the last penny!
|rip3 in anag. + d
|L. E. Thomas
|Being without decent clothes or ill drest—it’s about enough to give one the pip!
|anag. of drest pip
|Made a faux pas on the Sabbath, is exposed and perhaps unfrocked
|S + tripped
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