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A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1785 edition. Excerpt: ... AUTEM DIVERS, (cant) pickpockets who practise in churches, also church-wardens and overseers of the poor. AUTEM GOGLERS, (cant) pretended French prophets. AUTEM MORT, (cant) a married woman, also a female beggar, with several children hired or borrowed to excite charity. AUTEM QUAVERS, (cant) quakers. AUTEM QUAVER TUB, (cant) a quakers' meeting-house. B. J) ABES IN THE WOOD, rogues in the stocks, or pillory. BACK BITER, one who slanders another behind his back, i.e., in his absence. His bosom friends are become his back biters, said of a lousy man. BACK'D, dead. He wishes to have the senior, or old squaretoes back'd. He longs to have his father on six mens' shoulders, that is, carrying to the grave. BACK UP, his back is up, i.e., he is offended or angry; an expression or idea taken from a cat, that animal when angry, always raising its back; an allusion also sometimes used to jeer a crooked man, as, so Sir, I see somebody has offended you, for your back is up. BACON, he has saved his bacon, he has escaped, he has a good voice to beg bacon, a saying in ridicule of a bad voice. BACON FACED, full faced. BACON FED, fat, greasy. BACK GAMMON PLAYER, a sodomite. USHER, or GENTLEMAN OF THE BACK DOOR, the same. BAD BARGAIN, one of his majesty's bad bargains, a worthless soldier, a malingeror. See malingeror. BADGE, term used in the canting sense, for one burned in the hand. He has got his badge, and piked; he was burned in the hand, and is at liberty (cant). BADGE COVES, parish pensioners (cant). BADGERS, a crew of desperate villains who robbed near rivers, into which they threw the bodies of those they murdered (cant.) BADGER, to confound, perplex, or teaze. BAGGAGE, heavy baggage, women and children. BAGPIPE, TO BAGPIPE, a lascivious practice...
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