to £2 a week, who is frequently a total abstainer, and a labourer of inferior capacity and character earning 15s.
a week, and who is not a total abstainer, can be spoken of as one, and credit given to the one class for so much taxation on spirits, beer, tobacco, wine, tea and sugar.
"Total abstinence" and "total abstainer" are associated with taking the pledge to abstain from alcoholic liquor (see Temperance).
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