The Slang Dictionary: Or, The Vulgar Words, Street Phrases, and "fast" Expressions of High and Low Society : Many with Their Etymology, and a Few with Their History Traced

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J. Camden Hotten, 1865 - 305 pÓgines

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XXI
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XXVI
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XXIX
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XXX
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XXXI
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XXXII
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PÓgina xv - Immodest words admit of no defence; For want of decency is want of sense.
PÓgina 2 - Cant' is, by some people, derived from one Andrew Cant, who, they say, was a presbyterian minister in. some illiterate part of Scotland, who by exercise and use had obtained the faculty, alias gift, of talking in the pulpit in such a dialect, that it is said he was understood by none but his own 'congregation, and not by all of them.
PÓgina 74 - ... halls, &c. To this smutty regiment, who attended the progresses, and rode in the carts with the pots and kettles, which, with every other article of furniture, were then moved from palace to palace, the people, in derision, gave the name of black guards, a term since become sufficiently familiar, and never properly explained/' Gifford's notes on Jonsoris Works, vol.
PÓgina 70 - It was the practice of stock-jobbers, in the year 1720, to enter into a contract for transferring South Sea stock at a future time for a certain price ; but he who contracted to sell, had frequently no stock to transfer, nor did he who bought intend to receive any in consequence of his bargain ; the seller was therefore called a bear, in allusion to the proverb, and the buyer a bull, perhaps only as a similar distinction.
PÓgina xxv - Mayhew very pertinently remarks, " it would appear, that not only are all races divisible into wanderers and settlers, but that each civilized or settled tribe has generally some wandering horde intermingled with, and in a measure preying upon it.
PÓgina 307 - Book of Dogs ; the Varieties of Dogs as they are found in OLD SCULPTURES, PICTURES, ENGRAVINGS, and BOOKS.
PÓgina 292 - Bacchus and Venus ; or, a Select Collection of near Two Hundred of the most Witty and Diverting Songs and Catches in Love and Gallantry, with Songs in the Canting Dialect

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