Cover of 1811 Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue

1811 Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue

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Excerpts from the Book '1811 Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue':

... Market, Dublin, or other Irish blackguard among whom the exclamation, or oath, by the Holy Father (meaning the Pope), is common. ...
... appearance of a ship's light. Ships bearing towards it, run on shore, and being wrecked, are plundered by the inhabitants. This diabolical ...
... worth a great quantity for the money, a bargain. He has'got a lumping penny-worth frequently said of a man who marries a fat woman. ...
... in a Latin manuscript psalter: this saving them from the gallows, was termed their neck verse: it was the first verse of the fiftyfirst ...
... buried. PITT'S PICTURE. A window stopt up on the inside, to save the tax imposed in that gentleman's administration. PARTY WIT PIT-A-PAT. ...
... who like him can say, Non invenio causam, I can find no cause. Also (Cambridge) a Mr. Shepherd of Trinity College who disputing with a brother ...
... woman to her husband. RAINBOW. Knight of the rainbow a footman: from being commonly clothed in garments of different colours. A ...
... of pleasure. SCHISM MONGER. A dissenting teacher. SCHISM SHOP. A dissenting meeting house. A SCOLD'S CURE. A coffin. The blowen ...
... ones poll to steal his wig. SNAGGS. Large teeth also snails. SNAKESMAN. See LITTLE SNAKESMAN. SNAP DRAGON. A Christmas ...
... where two thirds of the original price is allowed by the upholsterers to the students for household goods returned to them within ...
... Cant.-Five rum-padders are rubbed in the darkmans out of the whit, and are piked into the deuseaville five highwaymen broke out of Newgate ...
... being answered in the affirmative, 'Pray,' says he, 'does that one cheese make you a cheese-monger?' WHORE PIPE. The penis. WHOW BALL. ...
... full of brick or dirt. BARTHOLOMEW BABY. A person dressed up in a tawdry manner, like the dolls or babies sold at Bartholomew fair. ...
... person remarkably unsuccessful in his attempts or profession. BOTCH. A nick name for a taylor. BOTHERED or BOTH-EARED. Talked to at ...
... published in the daily papers, it was added, that the kittens might come with the old cats without being scratched. CAT CALL. A kind of whistle, ...
... the falling sickness. COUNTRY HARRY. A waggoner. CANT. COUNTRY PUT. An ignorant country fellow. COUNTY WORK. Said of any work ...
... country. Cant. DEUSEA VILLE STAMPERS. Country carriers. Cant. DEW BEATERS. Feet. Cant. DEWS WINS, or DEUX WINS. Two-pence. Cant. ...
... To dine with Duke Humphrey to fast. In old St. Paul's church was an aisle called Duke Humphrey's walk (from a tomb vulgarly called his, ...
... FICE, or FOYSE. A small windy escape backwards, more obvious to the nose than ears frequently by old ladies charged on their lap-dogs. ...
... a glazier a question asked of a lad or young man, who stands between the speaker and the candle, or fire. If it is answered in the negative, ...