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  1. Cliff Sanderlin:

    RE: Strapping

    I suspect the word derives from the practice of men hiring out their sturdy backs to carry heavy loads, such as steamer trunks and luggage. Straps were used to hold on to the load. That practice was (and may still be) common in the part of rural NE Brazil where I once lived. Just a theory.

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