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A Dictionary of Buckish Slang, college Wit, and Pickpocket Eloquence. Unabridged.

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1811 dictionary of the vulgar tongue; a dictionary of buckish slang, university wit, and pickpocket eloquence

A Dictionary of Buckish Slang, collage Wit, and Pickpocket Eloquence. Unabridged.

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COCK BAWD. A male keeper of a bawdy−house. COCK HOIST. A cross buttock. COCKISH. Wanton, forward. A cockish wench; a forward coming girl. COCKLES. To cry cockles; to be hanged: perhaps from the noise made whilst strangling. This will rejoice the cockles of one's heart; a saying in praise of wine, ale, or spirituous liquors. COCK PIMP. The supposed husband of a bawd. COCK ROBIN. A soft, easy fellow. COCK−SURE. Certain: a metaphor borrowed front the cock of a firelock, as being much more certain to fire than the match.

CACKLER'S KEN. A hen roost. CANT. C 38 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue CACKLING CHEATS. Fowls. CANT. CACKLING FARTS. Eggs. CANT. CADDEE. A helper. An under−strapper. CADGE. To beg. Cadge the swells; beg of the gentlemen. CAFFAN. Cheese. CANT. CAGG. To cagg; a military term used by the private soldiers, signifying a solemn vow or resolution not to get drunk for a certain time; or, as the term is, till their cagg is out: which vow is commonly observed with the strictest exactness. Ex. I have cagg'd myself for six months.

Claret−faced; red−faced. CLAWED OFF. Severely beaten or whipped; also smartly poxed or clapped. CLEAR. Very drunk. The cull is clear, let's bite him; the fellow is very drunk, let's cheat him. CANT. CLEAVER. One that will cleave; used of a forward or wanton woman. CLEAN. Expert; clever. Amongst the knuckling coves he is reckoned very clean; he is considered very expert as a pickpocket. CLERKED. Soothed, funned, imposed on. e. the fellow will not be imposed on by fair words. CLEYMES. Artificial sores, made by beggars to excite charity.

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