A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue
S. Hooper, 1788 - 249 pàgines
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Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue
Francis Grose,Pierce Egan
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Pàgina lxxxiv - It is said of one who has a termagant for his wife, that he has married the Devil's daughter, and lives with the old folks. DEVIL'S DAUGHTER'S PORTION: Deal, Dover, and Harwich, The Devil gave with his daughter in marriage; And, by a codicil to his will, He added Helvoet and the Brill; a saying occasioned by the shameful impositions practised by the inhabitants of those places, on sailors and travellers.
Pàgina x - Villanies seven severall Times Prest to Death by the Printers ; But (still reviving againe) are now the eighth time, (as at the first) discovered by Lanthorne and CandleLight ; And the helpe of a New Cryer, called...
Pàgina v - The Scoundrel's Dictionary; or, an Explanation of the cant words used by thieves , house-breakers , street robbers , and pickpockets about Town. To which are prefixed some curious Dissertations on the art of wheedling, and a Collection of their flash songs, with a proper glossary.
Pàgina cxxxii - It consists of a riotous mob, who after a printed summons dispersed through the adjacent towns, meet at Cuckold's Point, near Deptford, and march from thence in procession, through that town and Greenwich, to Charlton, with horns of different kinds upon their heads; and at the fair there are sold rams...
Pàgina xxiii - Cant. BAG. He gave them the bag, ie left them. BAG OF NAILS. He squints like a bag of nails; ie his eyes are directed as many ways as the points of a bag of nails.
Pàgina 9 - IRISH LEGS. Thick legs, jocularly styled the Irish arms. It is said of the Irish women, that they have a dispensation from the pope to wear the thick end of their legs downwards.
Pàgina cxxvii - In winter time the beer was placed on the hob to warm: and the cold beer was set on a small table, said to have been called the nob; so that the question, Will you have hob or nob? seems only to have meant, Will you have warm or cold beer? ie beer from the hob, or beer from the nob.