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HAMS, or HAMCASES Breeches.

A selection from Francis Grose’s “Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue” (1785)

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INEXPRESSIBLES. Breeches.

A selection from Francis Grose’s “Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue” (1785)

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HAVY CAVY. Wavering, doubtful, shilly shally.

A selection from Francis Grose’s “Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue” (1785)

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COD. A cod of money: a good sum of money.

A selection from Francis Grose’s “Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue” (1785)

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CONGER. To conger; the agreement of a set or knot of booksellers of London, that whosoever of them shall buy a good copy, the rest shall take off such a particular number, in quires, at a stated price; also booksellers joining to buy either a considerable or dangerous copy.

A selection from Francis Grose’s “Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue” (1785)

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    MOPED. Stupid, melancholy for want of society.

    A selection from Francis Grose’s “Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue” (1785)

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    BO-PEEP. One who sometimes hides himself, and sometimes appears publicly abroad, is said to-play at bo-peep. Also one who lies perdue, or on the watch.

    A selection from Francis Grose’s “Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue” (1785)

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    BIBLE. A boatswain's great axe. Sea term.

    A selection from Francis Grose’s “Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue” (1785)

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    CURSITORS. Broken petty-fogging attornies, or Newgate solicitors. CANT.

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    CHIVING LAY. Cutting the braces of coaches behind, on which the coachman quitting the box, an accomplice robs the boot; also, formerly, cutting the back of the coach to steal the fine large wigs then worn.

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    CHEEKS. Ask cheeks near cunnyborough; the repartee of a St. Gilese's fair one, who bids you ask her backside, anglice her arse.

    A selection from Francis Grose’s “Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue” (1785)

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    BASTARDLY GULLION. A bastard's bastard.

    A selection from Francis Grose’s “Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue” (1785)

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    NUG. An endearing word: as, My dear nug; my dear love.

    A selection from Francis Grose’s “Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue” (1785)

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    LANTHORN-JAWED. Thin-visaged: from their cheeks being almost transparent. Or else, lenten jawed; i.e. having the jaws of one emaciated by a too rigid observation of Lent. Dark lanthorn; a servant or agent at court, who receives a bribe for his principal or master.

    A selection from Francis Grose’s “Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue” (1785)

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    SCRIP. A scrap or slip of paper. The cully freely blotted the scrip, and tipt me forty hogs; the man freely signed the bond, and gave me forty shillings.--Scrip is also a Change Alley phrase for the last loan or subscription.

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    TO RUB. To run away. Don't rub us to the whit; don't send us to Newgate. CANT.--To rub up; to refresh: to rub up one's memory. A rub: an impediment. A rubber; the best two out of three. To win a rubber: to win two games out of three.

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    JORUM. A jugg, or large pitcher.

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    COCK OF THE COMPANY. A weak man, who from the desire of being the head of the company associates with low people, and pays all the reckoning.

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    BLOCK HOUSES. Prisons, houses of correction, &c.

    A selection from Francis Grose’s “Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue” (1785)

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    FIGGER. A little boy put in at a window to hand out goods to the diver. See DIVER.

    A selection from Francis Grose’s “Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue” (1785)

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    GENTLEMAN'S MASTER. A highway robber, because he makes a gentleman obey his commands, i.e. stand and deliver.

    A selection from Francis Grose’s “Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue” (1785)

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    DANDY. That’s the dandy; i.e. the ton, the clever thing; an expression of similar import to “That’s the barber.” See BARBER.

    A selection from Francis Grose’s “Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue” (1785)

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    TEMPLE PICKLING. Pumping a bailiff; a punishment formerly administered to any of that fraternity caught exercising their functions within the limits of Temple.

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    April 1, and sadly not a joke: Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com get acquired:
    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ixl-learning-acquires-dictionary-com-121500032.html

    April 12: The entire team of lexicographers at Dictionary.com gets laid off.
    https://bsky.app/profile/korystamper.bsky.social/post/3kpxgzhx7eo2l

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    FORLORN HOPE. A gamester's last stake.

    A selection from Francis Grose’s “Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue” (1785)

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