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Terms Ancient and Modern 





An Addition of fome Proverbs, 

Phrales, Figurative Speeches, &c. 

UfefuS for all forts of People, ( efpecially 
Foreigners ) to fecurerheir Money and preferve their 
Lives i befides very Diverting and Enterraining, be- 
ing wholly Newr 

By B. E. Gene. 


Pnnted fer W. Haves at the fyfe in 
F. Gilboitrn8& the Comer of Cbaneery-tane in 




BEfore I prefent the Reader, 
with the following Di&iona- 
ry of the Beggers and Gyp fits 
Cant y I think it not amifs to premife 
a few Words concerning the Beg- 
gers and Gypfees themfelves, by way 
of an Hiftorical Account, of the 
Antiquity of the one, and the Uni- 
verfality of the other. 

It makes not a little for the Ho- 
nour of the Beggers, that their Ori- 
ginal according to fomc Accounts, 
is no lefs Ancient than that of Chrifti- 
A 2 

The Preface. 

anhy it fdf 5 for in the Opinion of 
Chdwon, as the Slaves went off, the 
Beggers came in their Place. So 
much at leaft is granted, That the 
Jem who allowed of Slaves, had no 
Beggers. What toali we fay, but 
that if it be true ; that the Emanci- 
pating or Freeing of Slaves was in- 
deed the making of Beggers 5 it fol- 
lows that Chriftianity which is dai- 
ly employed in Redeeming Slaves 
from the Turk** Ranfom'd no lefe 
than all at once from Pogan Slavery 
at firft, at no dearer a Rate, than the 
Rent-charge of maintaining the Beg- 
gers, as the Price and Purchaceof our 

As for the Antiquity of the Eng- 
lift* Beggers, it may be obferved, That 
the firlt Statute wliich makes Provi- 
fion ibr the Parl/h-Poor, is no older 
than Queen Elizabeth $ from which 
it may be fairly Collected ^ That 


The Preface, 

they cntrcd with us upon the Vi/b- 
hiion of the Abbey s> as with them 
abroad, upon the Delivery of the 

For the G/ppes, they and the Foul 
Difeafe have alike the Fate to run 
through a Geography of flames, and 
to be made free of as many Cou&- 
m"e$,asalmoft there arc Languages to 
call them Names in 5 for as the trench 
call the Pox r the Italian Difeafe, they 
again give it to the Spaniards, as thefe 
to the French^ fo the French call the 
Gypfies Boemie, or Bohemians, belike, 
becaufe they made their firft Appea- 
rance in Bohemia of any Pan of 
Europe - y the Italians Name them 
Zingari or Saracens, the Spaniards 
llanos as we Egyptians 5 whether it 
be, that the Italians give them the 
Turks, as the Spaniards give them 
the Mm, as being both the next 
Neighbors to each 5 I take not up- 

The Preface. 

on me to Determine, only it may 
be obferved, betwixt the Comple- 
ment of cither kind, the Odds is no 
greater than this, of giving a Nati- 
on a Clap, or of laying a brood of 
Baftards at it's Door. 

Though Holland has no Beggers, 
if the Dutch themfelves are not the 
greateft Beggers in the World ; and 
Switzerland has no Thieves, if the 
Swifs who are altogether Soldiers, arc 
not the greateft of Thieves. Yet, I 
fay, neither the States that are with- 
out Beggers, nor the Cantons that 
are without Thieves, are notwith- 
Handing either the one or the other, 
without Gypfies. So as what they 
want of Beggers and Thieves in point 
of Antiquity, the Gypfies claim a- 
bove both, in point of Univerfality, 

But though Gyffies are found in 
all Chriftian Countries, yet arc they 
not in all Countries alike j their Na- 

The Preface, 

ture and Genius being diverfe, in pro- 
portion to the Countries arndngft 
whom they Stroul 5 fo that the fame 
Queftion remains upon them, as is 
ftarted of the Winds, as Univerfa! 
Travellers as the Gjg/fo, that it feems 
a Doubt, Whether they partake more 
of the Nature of the Countries 
whence theyrife,orofthofe through 
which they Pafs? 

Nor is it alfo new to meet the 
Beggers and the Proverbs together, 
for the Fafhion is as old as Plautus, 
who puts the Proverbs and the Jefts 
in the Mouth of his Slaves. And in 
the Charader of SancboPancha, Cer- 
vantes has Trod in the feme Steps 5 
in the Hiftory of Don Quixot, San- 
cho ' >eing diftinguifhed no lefe by his 
P jverbs, than his Affe. And be- 
tween the Slaves and che Beggers, 
the Difference is no greater, than be- 
tween Fathers and their Heirs. 


The Preface. 

Tf fome Terms and Phrafes of 
better Quality and Fafhion, keep fo 
ill Company, as Tag-Rag and Long- 
Tail $ you are to remember, that it 
is no lefe then Cuftomary, for Great 
Per fans a broad to hide" themielves 
often in Difguifes among the Gypfies 5 
and even the late L. of Roche fler a- 
mong us, when time was, among o- 
ther Trolicks, was not afhamed to 
keep the Gypfie* Company. 




A B 

A D 



jfjL kedor poor Man, 
alfb alufty ftrongRogue. 

Abram-menj c. the fe- 
venteenth Order of the 
Canting-crew. Beggers 
antickly trick'd up with 
Ribbands, Red Tape, 
Foxtails, Rags, &c. pre- 
tending Madnefs to pal- 
liate theirThefts of Poul- 
trey, Lumen, e^c. 

A C 

Academy > c. a Bawdy- 
houfe,alfo ariUniverfity^ 
or School to learn Gen- 
teleman like Exereifes. 

Accutrernents, c. fine 
risging(now JforMen or 

Women,(former ly) only 
Trappings for Horfes. 
Well accoutred, c. gen- 
tilly drefi j d. 

Accept, and Acquifi- 
tion$ > the riglnts of For- 
tune purchaled by La- 
bour, Arts or Arms, 
oppos'd to Hereditary 
and Paternal . 

Afteon, a Cuckold. 

Acteorid, Cuckolded, 
Or made a Cuckold of, 



A Jam -tiler, c a Pick- 
pocket's Camerade,who 
receives Stolen Money 
or Goods, and fcowers 
off with them. 

Addle-pate, one full of 
Whimftes and Projects, 
and as empty of Wit. 


A F 

AJdle-plot< a Martin - 

e adri ft, a Tar-phrafe ; 
lit pre vent ye doing me 
any ha rm. 


AffJa vit w*, Knights 
of thePoft, Mercenary 
Sweaters fdr Hire, , Inha- 
bitants ( formerly ) of 
White Friers, now drf 

Aft and Abaft, to 
wards the S tern, or hln 
der Part of the Ship. 

A I 

>ltf#tEndea vour orDe- 
fign.To*/V, or level ft 
a Mark,, be bos mift bis 
Aim or End. 

AirofaSong tlaeTune. 

Ait of A fact or Pic- 
tuxe, the Configuration 
and confent of Parts in 

Airy, Ligh t, brisk,plea~ 
fint ; alfb a Neft of 
Hawks He is an 

A L 

A L 

Alabafter, mixt by all 
the knavifh Perfumers 
with the Hair-Powder 
they fell, to make it 
weigh heavy, being of 
it felf very cheap, that 
their Gain may be the 
greater, found dcftruc- 
tive to the Hair and 

Atfatia White Friers. 

Alfatla the higher, the 

Alfatia the lower ^ the 
Mint in Southwark. 

Alfatians, the Inhabi- 
tant^ iuch as, broken 
&c. Lurking there. 

ABaf, the Embafing 
of a purer and finerMet- 
", by mixing it with an 
inferior or coar fer Met- 
al, as of pale Gold with 
a Silver-Allay^ or of 
deep Gold with an Al- 
lay of Copper > alfo 
whatever is ufed to qua- 
"ify what is bitter or 
naufeous in Compoffti- 
oils, as gilding of Pills^ 


Iweetning of Bolufes, or 

Aloft, above or over 
Head ; alfo anciently an 
Upper-room or Garret, 
now more us'd in Com- 
pounds, as Cock-loft >Hay- 
loft, 8CC. 

AltemaUt altogether. 

Altitudes, the Man is 
m bis Altitudes, he is 

A M 

Ambidexter, one that 
goes ihacks in gaming 
with both Parties ; alfo 
a Lawyer that takes Fees 
of Plaintif and Defendant 
at once. 

Ambient- Air, Air a- 
broad opposed to that 
pent and fhut up in 
Wells, Vaults, Caves,cr. 
Or elfethe outward Air 
in the Houfe, opposed co 
thatlhut up in the Cavi- 
ties of Veffels, Glaffcs^ 
Vials, frc. 

Ambrol , among the 
Tarrs for Admiral, 

AmftibioUf Creatures 
of a doubtful kind- or of 

A N- 

a doable Element ; as a 
Bat is between a Bird 
and a Beaft ; an Otter 
between a Beaft and a 
Fifh, and a Puffin with 
the reft of the Sea-Fowl, 
between Fowl and Pifh. 

Amufo to throw drift 
in one's Eyes,, by divert- 
ing one from a ferious 
Thought to a pleafant 

Amttfe&ent, a Blind or 
Difengagement from 
deep Thoughts to mote 

A N 

An Ar/fc, c. a Boat or 

Angler^ c Cheats>pet- 
ty Thievs, who have 
a Stick with a hook ^ af 
the end, with which 
they pluck things out of 
Windows., Grates, &c. 
alfo thoie that draw ict 
People to be cheated. 

Animal^ a Fool. He it 

a meer Animal^ he is a 

very filly Fellow. 

Antechamber j/orefooms 

for receiving of Vifits, as 

the back and. Drawing 

B a Rooms 

A N 

Rooms are forLodgingS;, 
anciently called Dining- 

Antidote y a very home- 
ly Woman, alfo a medi- 
cine againft Povfori. 

Antmt* at Sea, for 
En/ign, or Flag. 

Anticks, lit le Images 
on $tone,on the ouc fide 
of old Churches. An- 
tick po/rures or Jre/es, luch 
as are odd, ridiculous 
and fmgular, the habits 
and motions of Fools, 
Zanies., or Merry-an- 
drews,of Mountebanks, 
with Ribbands , niif- 
matched colours and 

Antiquary, a curaous 
Critick in old Coins 
Stones and Inscriptions 
inWorrn-eaten Records 
and ancientManufcripti, 
allb one that aifcds and 
blindly doat$,on Relicks, 
Ruins, old Cuftoms 
Phrafes and Fafhions. 

Antiquated- Rogue , Ol d 3 
out of date, that has 
forgot or left off his 
Trade of Thieving, &c. 
alfo fuperannuated, ob 

A P 

oleteCaftoms ,.orWords, 
uch as are worn out, 
out of ufe and Fafhion. 

A P 

Aftrt y leverally, afin- 

Apartments, Rooms a- 
part, private Lodgings, 
inner Chambers, iecret 
and withdrawn from thd 
reft. Recefles of the 
Hioufe oppofed to the 

A R 

Arack, an Eaft-Indian 
Brandy, or Strong Spirit 
drawn from Rice, and 
( fbmetimes ; Roes of 
Fifh, beft when old, 
much us d in Punch, the 
double diftiird Gw moft 

, AVitty. 
Whorre % Cunning. 

^ -to bear* Arms, 
a ProfeOton not unbe- 
coming a Gentleman, 
for Books and Arms are 
GenrJemens Burdens. 


Armour, in bis Armour 

y4r;/?;^j,aDiet-diink , 
or Decoction of Sarfa, 
China, &c. Sold at cer- 
tain Coffee-houfes., and 
drank as T 

Arfworm^ a little di- 
minutive Fellow. 


B A 

of my Aunts } one of the 
fame Order. 

Autem, c. a Church, 
alfo Married. 

Autem mort, c. a Mar- 
ried-woman, aifo the 
Twenty foui th Order of 
the Canting Tribe, Tra- 
velling, Begging (and 
often Stealing) about the 

Country,with one Child 
Afcendant, Power, In- 1 inArms another onBack, 
fluence, as, he has the Af- 1 and ( fometimes) lead- 
cenlant over him, or an I ing a third in the Hand. 
Hank upon him ; alfb I Auxiliary Ittauiy, Drcls, 
the Horofcope, or point Paint, Patches ., feeing 
of the Ecliptic that rifts I of Eye-brows, and lick 
at one's Nativity. | ing the Lipps with red. 

Affig, now us'd for 
Affignation,an Appoint- 
ment or meeting. 

Affuming > conceited , 
as, an AJfum'mg Fellow, 
one that abounds in his 
own Senfe, and 


a great Talk- 


ie, aaaimpo- Bac^de&djs kewMes 
fe it upon every Man U old Man backt, he 
^i ^ longs ro have his Father 

AJJurance, Confidence, upon fix Mem fhoulders, 
, a Man of A/urance, or as his Back's up, he is 
one that has a ftock of i na funie 3 or angry. 
Confidence. Bacon, K he Java his 

Bacon, he has efcapd 
with a whole Skin. A 

Aunty a Bawd, as one \good voice to beg Bacon 

B 3 (aid 

_ BA 

faid in jear of an ill 

Badge, a mark of 
Diftindion among poor 
People ; aSjPorters, Wa- 
ter-merij Parilh-Penfi- 
oners and Hofpital-boys, 
Blew-coats and Badges 
being the ancient Live- 

that buy 
up a quantity of Corn 
and hoard it up in the 
feme Market, till the 
price riles; or carry it to 
another, vvhere it bears 
a better. Allb a Beaft for 
i'port, Badger Earthcth, 

' y an ill bout 
bargain, or bufinefs. 

Baffit, to worft., or de- 
feat. A baffled Caufe 
worfted } deteated. 

Baggage, a Whore o 

Bagonet or Burnt, , 

Bail-dock, the place 5i 
the Court, where tin 
Prifoners are kept ti 
called to be Arraiga'd. 

Balfom, c. Money. 

BaMfrJafoi ill, unplea 

B A 

antj unwholefom mix- 
ures of Wine, Ale,, &c.- 
Ranbwy-ftorytf aCock 
and a Bull filly chat. 

Banditti y Highway- 
men,, fHorfe or Foot) 
Rogues of any kind^now, 
>ut ftridly Italian Out- 

Bandog, a Bailiff, or 
lis Follower, a Serge- 
ant, or his Yeoman ; al- 
o a very fierce Maftive, 

Bandore , a Widows^ 
nxotirning Peak ; alfb a 
Mufical Inftrument. 

Bandy, a play at Ball 
with a Bat ; alfb to fol- 
low a Fadion. 

Bandy-leggd, crooked. 

Bang, a blow 3 to Bang* 
to, beat. 

Banittas, a Seed grow- 
ing in a Cod/ fomewhac 
refembling a Kidney- 
bean, on Trees in the /- 
die s, much tis'd in Cho- 

Banter,*, pleafant way 
of prating, which feerrrs 
in earneft, but is in jeft, 
a fort of ridicule. What 
do you banter me ? i. e. do 
you pretend to impoie 

B A 

upon me, or to expofe 
me to the Company, 
and I not know your 

BantUng y a Child. 

Barker, a Salefman's 
Servant that walks be- 
fore the Shop; and cries, 
Cloaks,Coats,or Gowns, 
what d'ye lack^ Sir ? 

Barketb, the Noife a 
Fox makes at Rutting 

Barnacle^ c. a good 
job, or a fhack eafily 
got, alfo Fifh growing 
on Ships fides when foul^ 
and a Brake for unruly 
Horfes Nofes, alfo the 
Gratuity to Jockeys, for 
felling or buying Horfes. 

BarnadcleSjC. the Irons 
Fellons wear in Goal. 

Bar-wig, between a 
bob and a long one. 

BaJJet . a Game at 

Bafte, to beat, as, Pit 
la/te your fttles Sirrab, FH 
bang you luiHly. 

BafconaelQ~ingj a Cud- 

Batten, c. to Fatten. 

Banner, c. an Ox. 

B A 

Batter, the Ingredi- 
ents for a Pudding or 
Pan-cake,when they are 
all mixt and ftirred to- 

alfo, ftriking with the 
Edge and feble of one's 
Sword^ upon the edge 
and felk of his Adver- 

Batter'd-bulfy, an old 
well cudgell'd and bruis'd 
huffing Fellow. 

Baubee, a half-penny. 

Baubeh, c. Jewels, al- 
fo trifles and-Childrens 

Bawdy-barketSy c. the 
Twenty third Rank of 
Canters , with Pins, 
Tape, Obfcene Books, 
&c, to fell, but Jive more 
by Stealing. 

Bawdy-batckelors, that 
live long Unmarried. 

very fmall one, 

Bay-windows, emb ow- 
ed, as of old, landing 
out from the reft of the 
Building, Stand at bag, 
as Deer wi|l,when dole- 
ly purfued, or being 
B-4 hard 

B E 

hard run, turn Head a- 
gaintt the Hounds. 

B E 

Beach the Sea-fhore. 
or Strand. 

Bear-gar den-difc our fe , 
common, filthy, nafty 
Talk. If if had been a 
Bear it would have bit 
jotiy of him that makes a 
cloie iearch after what 
juft lies under his Nofe. 
As good take a Bear by the 
Tooth&t a bold defperarc 
Undertaking. Go like 
tbe Bear to the Stake, or 
hang an Arfe. As man} 
tricks as a dancing Bear. 
or more than are good. 

Bear d ff lifter ^nenjoy - 
er of Women. 

Beatethy the noife a 
Hare makes at Rutting 

Beating, ftriking the 
Febk of the Adverfary's 
Sword, with the Fort and 
edge of one's own. 

Beau, a filly Fellow 
that Follows the Fafhions 
nicely, Powdering his 
Neck, Shoulders, <*, 


Beautrafj a Sharper. 

Beck. c. a Beedle. 

Beetk-he-ad 9 ' a heavy 
dull Block-head. 

Beldam, a fcolding old 

Belle , a nice, gay, 
fluttring foolifh Woman 
that follows every Fafh- 
ion, allb fair. 

Bettowetb, fee Roe. 

BeUy-clcat , c. an A- 

jB^,all Mault drinks. 

Belweatber, chief or 
Leader of the Flock, 
Maftei 4 of mifrule, alib 
a clamorous noify Man. 

Btne. c. good. 

Rene-cove, c. a good 

Bene-flrif, c. very good, 
aHb Worfhip. 

Bene-bowfe, c. ftrong 
Liquor, or very good 

Bene-darkmansyC. good 

Benfeake'rs of Oyoes^ c. 
Counterfeiters of Paffes. 

Benefit of Clergy, fee 

Ben, a Fool. 


B I 

B I 

Beftde-himfelf, diffract- 
ed, te/uk the Cu(hion, a 
rm&&Q,beficletke Light er, 
in a bad condition. 

Befom, a Broom. 

Beftridy Mounted or 
got up aftride. 

Befs, c, bring befs and 
c. forget not the 
iment to break o- 
pen the. Door and the 

Betty,c. a fmall Engin 
to force open the Doors 
of Houfes ; alfb, a quar- 
ter Flask of Wine. 

Bever> an afternoon's 

Beveridge, a Garnifh : 
money, for any thing; 
alfo Wine and Water. 

By, a company of 
Roes, Quails, &c. Bevy 
Greafe. Roes fat. 

Bewildred, at a ftand 
or nonplus in Bufineis, 
not knowing what to 
do, aiib loft in a Wood 

B I 

1&/^X, a Chicken^ alfo 

/^choice Barley-ma 
king^ the beft Mault 

Biggin > a Woman's 

Biggot, an obftinate 
blind Zealot. 

Bigrotry, an obftinate 
blind Zeal. 

Bil-boa, c. a Sword. 

Bit e theBilfrom tbeCull 
c. whip the Sword from 
the Gentleman's fide. 

Bilk, c. to cheat. EiJk 
tie Ratling-cove > c. to 
fliarp the Coach-man of 
his hire. 

Bilk'J, c. defeated, 

Billeting, Foxes Excre 
ments. Billeting of Soldi 
ers, Quartering them. 

Billet-doux, a Love 

Bill-of-fAle, a Bandore, 
or Widow's Peak. 

Bill'mgfgate-JiaUft , 
Scold ingj ill Language, 
foul Words. 

Binding^ fecuring the 
Adverfary j s Sword with 
Eight or ten Inches of 
one's one, upon Five or 
fix of his. 

c. to go., c. 
waft> c. get you 
hence. Bingd twaf in 

B I 

a Varkmans, c. ftole a- 
way in the Night-time. 
Bing we to Rume vile, c 
go we to London. 

BingO) c. Brandy. 

Bingo-boy, c. a great 
Drinker or Lover there- 

Bingo-club, C. a iet of 
Rakes > Lovers of that 

Birds of a Feather, c. 
Rogues of the lame 
gang ; alfb, thole of the 
fame Profeflion, Trade 
or Employment. To kill 
two SriJs with one Stone., 
to difpatch two Bufinef 
fe5 at one Stroke. 

BirJ-pittcJ, Wlld- 
headodjnotSolid or Stay- 
ed^ oppofed to a Sober- 

Btt,c. Robb'd, Cheat- 
ed or Out-witted Alfb 
Drunk, as, he has bit his 
Ornr.wam' 9 he is very 
Drunk. Btt the Blow, c 
accompltfh'd theTheft, 
plaied theCheat,or done 
the Feat : Ton have Bit -A 
great Blow, c. you have 
Robfrd fome body of a 
great deal, ortoacon- 
fiderable value, 

B L 

Bite, c. a Rogue.,Shar- 
per or Cheat ; alfo a 
Womans Privities. 

Bite the Biter, c. to 
Rob the Rogue, Sharp 
the Sharper, or Cheat 
the Cheater. 

Bite the Cully y c. to 
put the cheat on the fil~ 
!y Fellow. 

Bite the Roger, c. to 
Steal the Portmanteau. 
Bite the Wiper , c. to Steal 
the Hand -kerchief. The 
Cull ufapt the Merts bite* 
c. the Fellow enjoyed 
the Whore briskly. He 
will not bite y or {wallow 
the Bait. He won't be 
drawn in, to bite on the 
bit$ to be pinched, or 
reduced to hard Meat, 
a icanty or lorry fort of 

Bitter-col J, very Cold, 

B L 

Black and, White, un- 
der one's Hand, or in 

Blab, B. Sieve of Se- 
crets, a very prating Fel- 
low that tells all he 

B L 

Black-box, a Lawyer. 

Black-coat, a Parfbn. 

Black-guard 3 Dirty, 
Nafty, Tatter'd roguiih 
Boys, that attend (at 
the Horfe-Guards ) to 
wipe Shoes, clean Boots, 
water Horfes, or run of 

Blackjack, a Leather- 
Jug to drink in. 

Mack-Indies, Newca- 
ftle., from whence the 
Coals are brought. 

Blackmuns, C. Hoods 
and Scarves of Alamode 
and Luftrings. 

Black-mouth $ou\, .rna- 
licious, Railing., or Re- 

Blacken, to blaft or a- 

Black-fpy, c. the Devil. 

Blank, baffled, down- 
look't., fheepiih^ guilty. 

Bleak, (harp, piercing 

Bleach, to whiten. 

Bleaters, c. they that 

are cheated by Jack-in- 


Bleating f^tf.,c.aShee 

Bhtct freely, C. part 
with their Money eafily. 

B L 

or Beagles find where 
he Ghace has been, and 
make a proffer to enter, 
xit return. 

Blew-John, Wafli,, or 

BK vJ-cbeeks,t\\eiB reech. 
Blind-checks, K& 
my Ar 

Blind-excufe , a lorry 
(hift. A Blind Ale-houfe, 
or Blind Lane, obfcure,of 
no Sign,TokenorMark 

Blind barf ers, c. Beg- 
_:ers counterfeiting blind- 
nefs, with Harps or Fid- 

Blin d -mans-bufffi play 
us'd by Children blind- 
''bided. Bluffed, contract. 
cd from Blind -manVbuf 
ic that is Blinded in the 

Blind- mans - boliJajj 
when it is too dark to 
fee to Work. 

Blind /F^every Man's 
weak Part. 

Bloated, Smoked Her- 

1 ings 5 alfo^one puffed or 

fwelled with falfe Far, 

and has not a Healthy 



B L 

Blobbcr-lippd, very 
thick, hanging down,or 
turning over. 

Block j a filly Fellow. 

Biock-boufes^c. Prifbns, 
alfo Forts upon Rivers. 

Blocktfb, Stupid. 

Bbckfccki See Block. 

Blofs, c. a Thief or 
Shop-lift, alfo,a Bulhes 
pretended Wife, or Mit- 
trefi, whom he guards, 
and who by her Tra- 
ding ftpports him,allb a 

Blot the Skr'tf and jarb 
it, c to ftand Engaged 
or be Bound for any 

Blot in tbeTables,what 
is fair to be hit. 

Blot in A Scutcheon, a 
blemifli or imputation 
upon any one. 

Bloud) 'twill breed ill 
Bloud) cf what will pro- 
duce a mifundcrltanding 
or Difference. 

Blower .1 
fo a Whore. 

Blowing, c. tbef&we. 

3low-cjf-0n the groun 
Jills, c. to lie with a Wo- 
man on the Floor or 


Bhian upon, feen by 
-feveral. or flighted ; not 
blown upoit) a Ucret piece 
of News or Poetry, that 
has not taken air, fpick 
and fpan-new. To blow 
Hot and Cold with a 
Breath, or play faft and 

Blow off the loofe corns, 
c. to Lie now and then 
with i Woman. It is 
blow d t c. it is made pub- 
lick, and all have notice. 

Blubber , Whale-oyl , 
( imperfed:. ) 

Blubbering,mudn. Cry- 

Bluffer, c. a HolVnn- 
keeper or Victualler, to 
look bluff, to look big, or 
like Bull-beef. 

Blunder j an Ignorant 

Blunderbufs, a Duncc_, 
anunganely Fellow, alfb 
a fhort Gun carrying 
Twenty Piftol-Bullers at 
one Charge. 

Blufier^o huff, a bluf- 
tring Fellow, a rude rat 

Boor, fee wild Boar. 


B O 

B O 

Boarding-fihool, c. Bride- 

Boarding - fchoJars , c. 

Bob, c. a Shop-lift's 
camrade, affiftant, or re- 
ceiver , allb a very (hort 
Periwig,and for Robert, 
Its all bob, c. all is fife, 
the Bet isfecured 

BoVd y c. Cheated, 
Trick'd, Difappointed, 
or Baulk'd. 

Bob-tail, a light Wo- 
man , alfb a ftiorc Ar- 

Bode-ill, to prelage or 
betoken ill. Alfoinflb/- 
land, a '-Bode, is a Meffin- 
ger,attending theBurgo- 
Mafters, and executing 
their Orders. 

BoMe$ix make a Pen- 
ney, Scotch Coin. 

Boer, a Conn try -Pel 
low or Clown. 

nerly, Clownifh. 

Boggs, Irifh Faftnef- 
fes orMarfhes. 

Bog-kvufet, Privies, 

B O 

Bog-lander s,Infh Men. 

Bog-trotters, Scotch or 
North Country Mols- 
troopers or High-way 
Men formerly, and now 
Irifh Men. 

Boifterous Fellow or, 
Sea, Bluftering,, Rude, 

Boldface , Impudent. 
A Bold Harbour, where 
Ships may Ride at An- 
chor with fefety, a bold 
Shore where Ships may 
Sail fecurely. 

Bolter of White Frier s<C. 
one that Peeps out, but 
dares not venture a- 
broad, as a Coney bolts 
out of the Hole in a 
Warren, and flarts back 

*- Bolting^ the leaping by 
one's AdverlaryV Left- 
fide quite out of all mea- 

Boh/frit, a Nofe. H& 
has broke his Boltfprit, he 
has loft his Nole wich 
the Pox, 

Bontbaft - poetry , in 
Words of lofty Sound 
and humble Senfe. 

Bone, c. toApprehend, 

B O 

Seize, Take or Atteft. 
tllBoneye>c.V\\ caufe you 
tobeAfreftcd. We jhall 
b& BondyCWt (hall beAp- 
prehended for the Rob- 
bery. The Cove is Bond 
and gon to tie Whit, c. the 
Rogue Is taken up and 
carried to Newgate, or 
any other Goal. The 
Cull has Bond the Fen, 
( for Fence ) or Blofs 
that lit the Blow, C. the 
Man has Taken the 
Thief that Robb'd his 
Houfe, Shop., or Pickt 
bis Pocket He has bit 
his Blow, but if he be 
Bvrid, hs mufl JJto'ue the 
Tumbler ,c.he hasStole the 
Goods/>r done the Feat, 
but if he be Taken., he'll 
be Whipt at the Cart- 
tail. J have Bond hey 
Diidds FaggcijinJ BruMd, 
c. I have took away my 
Mifcrefs Cioathcs, Beat 
her, and am troop'd off. 
Boning the Fence, c. find- 
ing tnc Goods where 
Concealed, and Seizing, 
he -made no. bones of it, he 
fwaliow'd ic without 
Diinking after it. 

B O 

Bonny - clapper, fbwer 

Booty, a dull heavy 

Booberkin, the lame. 

Boon, a Gift, Reward, 
or Gratification. 

Boon-companion, a mer- 
ry Drinking Fellow. 

Boot ScotchTorture, 
or Rack, for the Leg, is 
to draw to Confeffion. 

What Boots it? What 
Avails it ? 

Booty /^,Falfe,Cheat- 
ing, alib Plunder, he 
Bowls Booty, when great 
Odds are laid, and he 
goes Halves, his Caftis 
deligned by Bad. 

Boracho,* But,a Drua- 
kird^ and a Hogskin. 

Borde y c. a Shilling, 
half a Borde, c. Sixpence. 

Bordel-lo _, a Bawdy- 

Borefon or Baufon 9 a 

Bottle-head , void of 

Bottom, a Adan of no 

Bottom, of no Bails of 

Principles, or no fetde- 

ment of Fortune, or of 



no Ground in his Art. 
Lit every Tub ftand on 
Us own Bottom, or every 
one look to his own foot- 
ing. A Tale of a Tub with 
tk Bottom out & flee vel eft 
frivolous Tale. 

Boughs, be is tip in tie 
Boughs, or a top of the 
Houje, of one upon the 
Rant, or in a great Fer- 

Bounce, to boaft and 
vapour. A meer Bounce, 
a Swaggering Fellow. 

Bouncer ,c. a Bully. 

Bmt y a Tryal ^ Ad, 

Bowfe, c. Drink, or ro 
Drink, fee Benbowfe and 

Bowfy. c. Drunk. We 
Bow id it about, we Drank 
damn'd hard. 

Bouifingken, C. an Ale- 
houfe. Tie Cnl tip us 
a Hog; which we melted in 
Rumbowje, c. the Gen- 
llemangave usaShilling, 
which we fpent if 
Strong Dink. 

Box jo Fighr with the 
Fills. Box it about Boys 
Drink briskly round 

B R 

# a wrong Bow, of one 
that has taken wrong 
meafures^or made alie 
leps. A fretty Box, a, 
Compleat little Houfe., 
alfo a Jmall drinking 

B R 

Bracket-face , Ugly , 
Homely, Illfavor'd. 

Bragget, Meed 7 and 
Ale ttveetned with 

Brag, Braggadocio, A 
vapouring, Swaggering, 
Bullying Fellow. 

Brat, a little Child. 
Branchers , Ca nary- 
Birds of the firft Year. 

Bravado, a Vapour- 
ing, or Bouncing. 

Bravo, a Mercenary 
Murderer, that will Kill 
any Body. 

Brawl, Squabble^ or 
Quarrel. To Brawls, and 
Brawl, to Squabble and 

Brazen - fac^d, Bold, 
Impudent, Audacious. 

Bread and Cbeefe Bow- 

lwg-gre.e-n, a very ord'na- 

ry one, \vhere they play 


B R 

B R 

for Drink and Tobacco. 
all wet, as 'tis called. 

Bread and Cbeefe Con- 
fables, that trats their 
Neighbors and Friends 
at . their coming into 
Office with fuch mean 
Food only. 

Breaking Shins, c. bor- 
rowing ot Money., 

Breaft y in the breap of 
1hc 74^>whot he keeps 
in Referve, or Sufpence. 

Briers, in the Briers > 
in trouble. 

Brook, he cannot brook 
it, bear or endure ir. 

Brickie, Brittle, apt to 

Briftol-milk, Sherry. 

Brifol-ftwe, Sham-Di- 

Broached, Opinion or 
Dodrine ., Publifhed , 

Brimming^ Boor's co- 
pulating with a Sow., 
aifo now us'd for a 
Man's with 

Brim, or Bnmjtone^ .a 
very Impudent, Lew'd 

Brock, fee Harr. 

Brock's Sifter > fee Hind. 

Broke, Officers turn 'd 
out of Commiffion/Tra- 
ders Abfconding , Quit- 
ting their Bufinefs and 
Pay ing no Debts. 

Bromigbam - confciencc, 
very bad^ Bromigbani- 
Diflenters or 

Balderdafh, Sophifticate 

Brother-parting , that 
Lies with the lame Wo- 
man^ or Builds in the 
fame Neft. 

Blade, aS word- 

Man or Sol- 

Gu/tt, a Pimp, 

Procurer, al- 
Brother \ fo, a Whore- 
of the Mafter. 

Quill, of the 



3 , 


Brothel-hwfe ^ Bawdy 

Brow-beat, to Cow, to 
Daunt, to awe with Big 
Looks, or Snub. 

B U 

Brown-ftudy , a Deep 
Thought orSpeculation. 

Brteflj , c. to Fly or 
Run away. The Cully is 
Bruflit or Rub'd, c. the 
Fellow is march'd off,or 
Broke. Bought a Britfk,c, 
Run away : Alib a iinall 
Faggot, to light theo- 
ther at Taverns,, and 
a Fox's Tail. 

Brujher, c. an exceed- 
ing full Glafs". 


But>, c. Drink. Rum- 
bub, c. very good Tip. 

Bub, or Bubble., c. 
one .that is Cheated; 
alfo anEafy,Sofc Fel- 

Bubber, c. a drinking 
Bowl ;alfb a greatDrin- 
ker, and he that ufed 
to Steal Plate from Pub- 

Bube, c. the Pox. The 
Mort has tifttbe Bube up- 
on the Cully ^c the Wench 
has Clapt the Fellow. 

Buckaneers , Weft-In- 
dian Pirates, of feveral 
Nations ; alfb the Rude 
Rabble in Jamaica. 


Buckle, to Bend or 
give Way. He'll buckle to 
no Man, he won't Yield 
or Stoop to any Man. 

Buck, Great Buck, the 
Sixth Year. Buck of the 
frft Head, the Fifth 
Year, a Sw?, the Fourth 
Year, a Soril, the Third 
Year, a Pricket, the Se- 
cond Year, a Fawn, the 
Firft Year. A Buck Lodg- 
etb. Rouze the Buck, Di 
lodge him. A Bttck 
Grownetb or Troateth^ 
makes aNoife at Rutting 

Buck-ftches,c. old Lea- 
cherous, Nafty , Stinking 
Fellows; alfo He Pole- 
cats, and their Fur 

Buck's Face) a Cuck- 

Buck, Copulation of 

Buckfom, Wanton, 

Budge 3 c. one that flips 
into an Houfe in the 
Dark,and takech Cloaks, 
CoatSj or what comes 
next to Hand, march- 
ing off with them ; alfo 
Lambs-fur, and to ftir, 
C or 

B U 

or move. Standing Budge, 
c- the Thieves Scout or 

Bufo, c. a Dog. 

Buftctytt , a Soldier, 
or Redcoat, 

Buffer, c. a Rogue that 
kills good found Horfes, 
ofcly for their Skins, by 
running a longWyre in- 
to them, and Tomenmes 
knocking them on the 
Head, for the quicker 

Buff ttiaf per, c.aDog- 
ftealer, that Trades in 
Setters, HounAt, Sfanielr> 
L*f, and ^fV fous ot 
Dogs, Selling them at 
a round Rate^ and him- 
felf or Partner Stealing 
them away the firft op- 

Buffer s-HAb, c. a Dog's 
Head,ufedin a Counter- 
feit Seal to a fa!fe Pa fs. 

Xuffle-heaJ, a Fooiifh 

Buffoon, a GreatMan's 
Jefter or Foo). 

Buffoonery* Jefting Or 
playing the Fool's Part. 
To Jtanj Buff, to ftand 

B U 

Tightly orRefolutely to 
any thing. 

Bugg'tgi <~ takin 8 
Money by Bailiffs and 

Serjeants of the Defen- 
dant not to Arreft him. 

Bttfy-bodies , Fryers 
into other Folks Con- 
cerns, ftch as thruft 
their Sickle in another's 
Harveft j and will have 
an Oar in every Boat, 
As Iwfj as a Hen with one 
Chick, of one that has 
a great deal of bufinefi 
and nothing to do 

Butcbint,*. Ghubbfogly 
Boy or Lad. 

Bulls-Eye, c. a Crown 
or Five {hilling Piece. 

Bull-bead, fee Miller's 

Bull, an abfurd con- 
tradition or incon- 
gruity; alfo falfe Hair 
worn ( formerly much ) 
by Women. ATw>n-bull> 
a Whore-mailer. To look 
tike Bull-beef^ to look 
Big and Grim, 

Bulk and file, c, one 
joftles white the other 
Picks the Pocket. 


B U 

Bulker, c. one that 
lodges all Night onShop- 
windows and Bulkheads. 

Bulky , llrong like 
common Oyl, alfo of 
large bulk or fize, 

Bulkt-faaJeil , a dull 
fflly Fellow. 

Bully, c. a fuppofed 
Husband to a Bawd, or 
Whore ; aifo a huffing 

^ Bulk buffi c. a poor 
fbrry Rogue that haunts 
Bawdy-houies, and pre- 
tends to get Money out 
of Gentlemen and o- 
thers,Ratling andSwear- 
ing the Whore is his 
Wife, calling to his at 
liftance a parcel of Hec- 

Bully-fop) c. a Mag- 
got-pated., huffing, filly 
ratling Fellow. 

Bully-rotk, c.a Heor, 
or Bravo. 

Bully-rujms, c High- 
way-men, or Padders. 

Bulfy-trap 9 c. orTrapan, 
c. a Sharper, or Cheat. 

Bum, a Bailiff, or Ser- 
jeant j alfo one's Breech. 

B U 

e , to Beat 
much, or hard^ on 

in a heapf or ruck. 

Bumf odder ,what ferves 
to wipe the Tail 

Bumpkw, a Country 
Fellow or Clown. 

Bumper, a full Glafi. 

Bundletail , a ftort 
Fat or iquat Laf& 

Bungler, an unper- 
forming Husband, or 

a Purfe, Pock- 
et, or Fob. 

Btmg-nipfet, c. a Cut- 
purfe, or Pickpocket. 
Claying the Bung, c. cut- 
ting the Purfe, or Pick- 
ing the Pocket* 

Bunting-tiffte . when 
the Grafsis high enough 
to hide the youfcg Men 
and Maids. 

Buntlings , c. Petty- 
coats. Hale up the Main- 
t c, take up the 
Woman's Pettycpats. 

Bunny* a Rabbit. 

Bur, a Cloud, or. 
dark Circle about the 
i^Ioon, boding ~ Wind 
C 2 and 

B U 

and .Rain; alfo the part 
next to tneDeer's Head. 

Burlefque, Raillery in 
Verie, or Verfe in Ridi- 

Burniflj, to fpread, or 
grow broad; alfo to 
refrefh Plate, being the 
Trade of a 

Burnifar, depending 
on Gold and Silver- 

Burnt ,Poxt, or fwing- 
ingly Clapt. 

Burnt the Town, when 
the Soldiers leave the 
Place without paying 
their Quarters. 

Burre, a Hanger o 
or Dependant. 

Buftle , a Fray, Stir, 
Tumult in the Streets ; 
alfo a Noife in any 
Place. What a Buftie 
you make? What a 
Hurry or Rattle you 
Caufe ? Bu fie about y to 
be very Stirring, or be- 
ftir one's Stumps. 

Butcher d, Barbarouf 
ly Murder'd on the 
Ground,or Kill'd before 
his Sword is outj alfo in 
CoklBIoud. - 

B U 

Butter y c. to double or 
treble the Bet or Wager 
to recover all Lofles.- No 
Butter will flick mi his 
Bread, nothing thrives 
or goes forward in his 
Hand. He knows on 
which fide Us Bread is 
Butter* d, or the Stronger 
fide, and his own Inte- 

Butter-boxes 3 Dutch- 

BUiter'd Bun., Lying 
with a Woman that has 
been juft Layn with by 
another Man. 

Buttock, c. a Whore. 

alfo a Match-maker. A 
Buttock and File, c. both 
Whore and Pickpock- 

Buttock and Twang, or 
a downright Buttock and 
jam File, c. a Common 
Whore but noPickpock- 

Buz>zjirdy c. a foolifli 
foft Feliow,eafily drawn 
in and Gullied orTrickt. 

B Y 


C A 

C A 

Cabal, a iecret Junto 
of Princes , a feated 
knot of Statefmen, or 
of Confpirators againi 
the State in Counter 

Commiffion ; alib 
younger Brother. 
Caff**, c. Cheefe, 



Cabbage , 


and what they pincl 
from the Cloaths the} 
make up; alfo that par 
of the Deer'sHead when 
the Horns are Planted. 

Cabob, a Loin of Mut 
ton Roafted with an 
pnyon betwixt each 
joint ; a Turkiflj and Per- 
fian Difli but now ufec 
in England. 

Cacafuego, a Shite-fire 
alfo a furious fierce Fel- 

Cackle, c. to difcover. 
Tie Cull Cackles, c. the 
Rogue tells alL 

Cackling - cheats 3 . c. 
Chickens , Cocks or 

Cackling- farts, C. Eggs, 

Cadet y or Cadcc, a 
Gentleman that Bears 
Arms in hopes of a 

of a Mifcarriage 
failure of Bufineis. The 
Devil ovfd her a Cake> 
and has paidber a Loaf, 

when inftead of a fmall^ 
a very great Difafter ? or 
Misfortune has happen'd 
to a Woman. 

Call, a -Leffon,, BIow- 
ed on the Horn to com- 
fort the Hounds. 

Cali'ver y a fmall Sea- 

CalU > c. a Cloak or 

Cambridge-Fortune y. a 
Woman without any 

Caweleon-Diet , Air, 
or a very thin flender 

Cameroniansy Field- 
Con venticlersj ( in Scot- 
great outward 
;_, and very Iquee- 
mi/h 'Precifians. 

Camefa 3 c. a Shirt or 

Campaign-coat , Ori- 
inally only ilich ais 

C 2 

C A 

Soldiers wore, but after- 
wards a Mode in Cities. 
See Surtout. 

Canary-Bird, a little Arch 
orKnavift,avery Wag. 

Cane ttpon Abel, a 
good Stick or Cudgel 
well-favoredly laid on 
a Man's Shoulders. 

Canal , a Channel , 
Kennel, Pipe, Paffage, 
fine Pond,, or (mall Ri- 

Cannal, choice Coals,, 
very FatorPitehy that 
Blaze and Burn plea- 

Canibal, a cruel rigid 
Fellow in dealing ; allb 

Cank, c. Dumb. The 
C*lhCank>c. theRogue's 

Cannikinp. the Plague, 
allb ( among the Dutch ) 
a little Kan with a Spout 
to pour out the Wine or 
Beer, making it Froth 
As great as Cup and Cann , 
or at great at two Inkle- 

Cant 9 c. to fpeak, alfo 
( Cheshire ) to grow 
Strong andLulty 9 alfo 

C A 

to Kick or throw any 
thing away. 

Canterbury a fort of a 
[hort or Hand-gallop; 
From the Road leading 
to that famous City ( of 
Kent) on which they 
Ride (for the moft part) 
after that manner. 

Canting, c. the Cy- 
pher or Myfterious Lan- 
guage, of Rogues, Gyp- 
fies, BeggerSj Thieves, 

Canting-crew, c. Beg- 
gers, Gypfies; alfo Dif- 
fenrers in Conventicles, 
who affect a dilguiied 
Speech, and difguifed 
Modes of Speaking* and 
diftinguifli themfelves 
from others by a pecu- 
liar Snuffle and Tone, 
as theShibboleth of their 
Party ; as Gypfies and 
Beggers have their pecu- 
liar Jargon ; and are 
known no lefs by their 
feveral Tones in Pray- 
ing, than Beggers are 
by their whining Note 
in Begging. 

Capj c. to Swear. Til 

Cap downright , c. I'll 


C A 

Swear home. Or ( in a- 
norher SenfeJ be may 
fling up bis Caff after rt > 
when a thing or bufmefs 
is paft Hope. 

Capitation Drugget , a 
Cheaip, Slight Stuff, 
called to from the Tax 
of that Name. 

Capricious, Wbimfieal, 
Fantaftic, Freakifli. 

Captain-Hackum, c. a 
Fighting, Bluftring Bul- 


Caftan-Queere vafo, c. 

a Fellow in poor Cloths^ 
or Shabby. 

Captain-foarp, c.a great 
Cheat; alfo a Huffing, 
yet Sneaking, Coward- 
ly Bully; and a noted 
Englifti Buckancer. 

Captam-Tont, a Leader 
of, and the Mob. 

fy, apt to take Excepti- 

Caravan, c. a good 
round liim of Money 
about a Man, and him 
that is Cheated of it ; 
allb a great Convoy of 
Arabian, Qrecum> Per/tan, 
ifyi and other Mer- 

C A 

chants, Travelling with 
Camels from Place to 
Place; alfo a fort of 

Carbuncle-Face t very 
Red and full of large 

Cara-Wool, to cleanfe. 
and prepare it for Spin- 
ning : Alfo a Game ; 
a jure Card, a _trufty 
Tool,or ConfidingMan; 
a cooling Card, cold com- 
fort, no hope ; a Lead- 
ing Card, an Example or 

Cargo, c. a good round 
Sum of Money about a 
Man; alfo the Lading 
of a Ship. 

Carovfato Drink hard, 
or Qaaffjiheartily, 

Carpet-road. Level and 
very good. 

Carriers, Pigeons that 
will with iafety, and 
almoft incredible Swift- 
nefi convey Letters from 
one Place to another, 
much uled *\Smyt/M and 
Aleppo ; alfo Miik-wo* 
mens Hirelings, or Ser- 
vants, that carry the 
C 4 Pail 

C A _ 

Pail Morning and Even- 

Carrots, Red hair'd 
People, from the Colour 
of the well known Root 
of that Name^ whence 

Carrot-fated, ufed in 

CarteJWbore, Whipt 
publicldy, and packt out 
of Town. The Cart be- 
fore the Horfe , of a 
thing prepofterous_, and 
out of Place. 

Cafh,c. Cheefe. 

Cafe, c. a Hou(e,Shop, 
or Ware-houfe ; alib a 
Bawdy -houle. Toute the 
Cafe, c. to view, mark, 
or eye the Houfe or 
Shop. There* a peerey, 
'tis fnitcbt, c. there are 
a great many People, 
there's no good to be 
don. 'Tts all Bob, and 
then to dub the gigg, c, 
now the coaft is clear 
thero's good Booty, let's 
fall on, and Rob the 
Houfe. A Cafe fro, c 
a Whore that Plies in 
a Bawdy-houle. 

Caper, c. a Cloak. 

C A 

Cap, to Bowl. A bad 
aft, an ill laid Bowl., 
or at great diftance from 
he Jack. He is Cap for 
Felon andDok, c. found 
uilt-y of Felony and 

common Whore 
or Proftitute. 

Catch-fart^ a Foot- 

the Weather is Showery 
and Uniettled. 

Catcb-fole, a Serjeant, 
or Bayliff that Arrefts 

Cat-in -fan, turn'dj of 
one that has chang'd 
Sides or Parties. Who 
fljall bang the Bell about 
the Cat's Neck, faid of a 
delperate Undertaking. 

Catchup a high Eaft- 
India Sauce. 

Caterwauling^A&ti and 
Women defirous of Co- 
pulation, a Term bor- 
rowed from Cats. 

Cathedral , old-fafiii- 
oned, out of Date, An- 
cient ; alfb a chief 
Church in a Bifhop's 


C A 

People in Company 
Drink crofs, and not 
round about from the 
Right to to the Left, or 
according to the Sun's 
motion $ alfo fmallRopes 
to keep rhe Shrouds 3 
taut or tight, and the 
Maft from Rolling. 

Catting , drawing a 
Fellow through a Pond 
with a Cat. 

Catftick, ufedbyBoies 
at Trap-ball. 

Cattle, Whores. Sad 
Cattle, Impudent Lewd 

Gatwatcb, c. when a 
Rook is Engag'd a- 
raongft bad Bowlers, 

Cavalcade., a publick 
Show on Horfeback. 

Cavtultmg School, c. 
a Bawdy-houle. 

Caudge - awd Left 

Cavcating, or Difen- 
gaging, flipping the Ad- 
verfary's Sword, when 
'tis going to bind or fe- 
cui e one's own. 

) awkwarc 

C H 

not dextrous, ready or 

C H 

Changeable-ribbon y or 

ilks, of diverfe Colours, 

efembling thofe of 

Doves-necks, or of the 

Opal Stone. 

Chafe, in a great Chafe, 
great heat or pet. 
To Cbafe^o fret or fume. 
y fretting or fum- 
Chafing and fretting, 
Deng the fame witn 
retting and fuming 3 
hence, a 


Chaft, c. well beaten 
or bang'd; alfb much 
rub'd or bath'd. 

Chagrin, moody i out 
of humour, penfive, me- 
lancholy, much troub- 

Chalky ufed in Pow- 
der by the Perfumers to 
mix with their Grounds ; 
and alfo fcented Hair- 
Powders, being cheap 
and weighing heavy ; 
found to Burn and de- 

C H 

ftroy Wiggs and al 
Hair in general. 

Cbanticlere, a Cock. 

Chape, the Tip at the 
End of a Fox's Tail, 
aHb the Cap at the End 
of the Scabbard of a 

Character , a difrin 
guifhing Sign or Marfc 
of Diftmctton, the fame 
among Great Men 01 
Minifters, that a Badge 
is among Low and lime 
People. As aMan ofCba- 
r after, of Mark or Note, 
as Privy - Chancellors , 
Judges, Foreign Minif 
ters, Minifters of State, 

Chare-women, Under- 
drudges, or Taskers, af- 
fiftants to Servammaids. 

Cbar , a Task or 
Work. A good Cbar well 
Clard, a Work well 

Cbatei, c. the Gal- 

Chat, Talk, Prate. 

Chatter, to Talk faft 
or jabber. 

Chattering fellow, a 
noify prating Man. 


Cbattsjz. Lice. Squeeze 
the Charts, c. to Crack 
or Kill thole Vermin 

Cbcaf, Contemptible. 
How Cheap you make yew 
felf, how Contemptible 
you render your felf or 
undervalueyour ielf. 

Chear , good or bad, 
high or ordinary fare. 
How Chear you? How 
fare you ? Cbear up, be of 
good courage , hence 
chearful, or cbearfy, for 
one in Heart, or that 
keeps up his Splits: pre- 
ty cbearly , indifferent 
hearty or lightfbm. 

Cheats, Sharpersjwhich 
fee j alfo Wriftbands or 
(ham Sleeves worn (in 
good Husbandry) for 
true, or whole ones. 

Chicken, a feeble, little 
creature, of mean Spi- 
rit j whence a Chicken- 
hearted Fellow^ or Hen- 
hearted Fellow, a Daf 

tfa Foolifh. 

China- Ale, From the 
well known Eaf -Indian 



Drug of that Name, of 
which they ought to put 
fome, but they feldom 
do any into it, making it 
fweet only and adding a 
little Spice. 

Chink, c. Money, be- 
caufe it chinks la the 

Cbif a Child. 

Chip of the old Block, a 
Son that is his Father's 
likenefs ; more particu- 
larly the Son oi a Coo- 
per, or one brought up 
co the fame Trade, 

Chirping- merry , very 
pleafant over a Glafs of 
good Liquor. 

Chit a Dandyprat, or 

Chitt/fae, a little pui- 
ny Child 

Chitchat idle Prate,, 
or empty Talk. 

Chive) c. a Knife. 

Chop, to change, or 

Chtpping-boy y a bounc- 
ing Boy. to chop up Pr*y~ 
irsy to huddle them up, 
or (lubber them over in 

a rare Contingence, an 

extraordinary or uncom- 
mon Event > out of 

Cfapps* ( of a Man ) 
his Face (of Mutton 3 
a Bone or Cut. 

Chounter, to talk pert- 
Jy, and ( fbmetimes) an- 

Chottfc, to cheat or 

Chty-houfesjwh ere Both 
boy'd and roaft Mutton 
( in choppsjare alwayes 

Chub) c. he if* young 
chub, or a meer ebub.c. ve- 
ry ignorant or inex- 
perienc'd in gaming, not 
at all acquainted with 
Sharping. A good Chub, 
(aid by the Butcher* 5 
when they have met 
with a filly raw Cufto- 
mer, and they have -Bit 

Chuck-farthing, a Pa- 
rifli-Clerk ( in the Saryr 
againft Hypocrites ) 
alfb a Play among Boies. 

Chum, a Chamber- 
fellow,or conftant Com* 
pan ion. 

Cbtcrcb-y#r<l-cwgh) that 

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will terminate in Death. 
Cbttrl, an Ili-natur'd 
Fellow; a felfifti, fordid 
Clown. To put a Churl 
upon aGentkmanQ Drink 
Ale or any Mault-Li- 
quor immediately after 

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Cmtd, an old Game 
at Cards. 

Citf, for Citizen. 

Civil Lip, all the 
Officers and Servants 
in the King's Family. 

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Clack , a Woman's 

Clammed, Starved, or 

Clan, Family j Tribe^ 
Faction,, Party in Scot- 
land chiefly, but now 
my where elfe. 

Clank, c. a Silver- tan- 
kard. Clanker, a fwing- 
ing Lie, 

Clank-naffer , c. a Sil- 
ver-tankard Stealer. 
See Bubber, Rum-clank) c. 

a large Silver-tankard. 
Tip me a rum Clank a 
Booz, t c. give me a double 
Tankard of Drink, 

Clap^i VenerealTaint. 

Clapperclaw d , beat 
fbundly, or paid off in 

Clapper dogeon , c, a 
Begger-born and Bred. 

Clarkpt Clerk, Scholar 
or Book-learned. 

Clerk-Jkip y or Clergy, 
Scholarship or Book- 
learning., though of late 
the one be more reftrain- 
ed to a Clergyman^ and 
the other appropriate to 
a Clergyman's Skill or 
Qualifications; becauie 
it may be heretofore, 
none but the Clergy 
were learned^ or lo 
much as taught to Read. 
Hence ^Benefit of Cler- 
gy, ( or Reading ) & 
legit ttt Cleric us, in the 
Law, for him that cou'd 
Read his Neck-verfe, 
like a Clerk or Scholar, 
when fo few perhaps 
were Scholars or Clerks, 
that every one that 
could but only Read, 

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paffed for no lefs : We 1 bruifing Crows-foot ., 
lay ftill," the greateftSSpeerwort, and Salt to- 

Clarks (or Scholars) 
are not the Wifeft Men: 
And the Scots much to 
the lame EfFed:. An 
Ounce of Mother- Wit 
is worth a Pound of 
Clergy, or Book-learn- 

allb fwingingly Poxt. 

Clear > c. very Drunk. 
The CM if clear, let's Bite 
him. c The Fellow is 
Damn'd Drunk , let's 
Sharp him. 

Cleave, has two con- 
trary Senfes under one 
Sound ; for to cleave^ 
( Verb Neuter ) is to 
cling cloie or ftick faft, 
and to eleave, (verb Ac- 
tive) is to part or divide; 
as to cleave afunder , 
when Cleft and Cloven. 

Clench, a pun or qui- 
ble ; alib to nick a Bufi- 
nefs by timing it. 

Cleymes, c. Sores with- 
out Pain raifed on Beg- 
gersBodies^by their own 
Artifice and cunning, 
( to move charity/ by 

gether, and clapping 
them on thePlace, which 
frets the Skin, then with 
aLinnenragjWhich flicks 
clofe to it $ they tear off 
the Skin, and ftrew on 
it a little Powder'd Arf- 
nick, which makes it 
look angrily or ill fa- 
voredly, as if it were a 
real Sore. 

Click, c. to Snatch. I 
have Clickt the Nab from 
the Cully c. I whipt the 
Hat from the Man's 
Head. Click the rum Top- 
ping, c. Snatch that Wo- 
man's fine Commode. 

Clicker , the Shoe- 
maker's Journey-man, or 
Servant., that Cutts out 
all the Work., and ftands 
at or walks before the 
Door, and faies, what 
d'ye' lack Sir, what d'ye 
buy Madam. 

Clicket, Copulation of 
Foxes, and fbmetimes, 
iifed waggiflily for that 
of Men and Women. 

Clinker c. a crafty pel- 



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ClinktrS. c. the Irons 
Felons wear in Goals. 

Clip, to hug or em- 
brace. To clip and clingy 
of a clofe hug or fait 
embrace. To Clip the 
Crin, to dimihifh or Im- 
pair it. To clip the Kings 
Englffk, not to Speak 
Plain,when one'sDrunk. 

Clod-bopper,c. aPlouglv 

Clodpate* a heavy, dull 

Clofe, referv'd, filent, 
not talkative, or open. 

Chfe-conpdtnt* a truft}' 

Clefc-fiftcd, covetous , 
ftingy, pinching. 

Clottf, or thick dropps 
of Bloud clottered or in 

Cloud, c. Tobacco. 
Will jt raifi a Cloudy e 
Aall we Smoke a Pipe? 

CloHds y or Cloudy-Sty, 
in oppofition to cleai 
open Sky j x as Clouds in 
Gtmms and Stones, to 
clear ones; and Clouded 
Fats, to a clear 'pleafant 
one. Under a Cloud, in 
dilgrace , under misfor- 


tunes or dtfafters ; Speaks 
in the Cloudy op one that 
flies or (bars in Talking 
above the common reach 
or capacity. 

Cloudy, dark complex- 
ion d. 

Clout, c. a Handker- 

Cloy, c. to Steal. Cloy 
the Clout. c. to Steal the 
Hankerchief. Cloy the 
Lour,c to Steal the Mo- 
ney; alfo, in another 
Senfe, to Cloy, is to Nau- 
feate or Satiate. 

Cloyers , c. Thieves , 
Robbers, Rogues. 

Cloying, c. Stealing, 
Tfiieving, Robbing 5 al- 
(b Fulfom or Satiating* 

Clowes, c. Rogues. 

Clown, a Country- 
Fellow, alfo one very 
Ill-bred or unmannerly. 

Clwntfh; ruftical, un- 
polifti'dj uncouth. 

Club, each Man's par- 
ticular Shot , alfo a 
Society of Men agree- 
ing to meet according 
to a Scheme of Orders 
under a flight Penalty 

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to promote Trade and 

Clmk, the noife made 
by Hens, when they let 
upon theirEggs toHatch 
and are diiiurb'd, or 
come off to Eat, and 
allb when they wou'd 
have Eggs put under 
them for that purpofe. 

Clump y a Heap or 

Ckncb , a clumly 
Clown, an awkward or 
unhandy Fellow. 

Clutch the Fift,or clofe 
the Hand, whence Clu- 
tches. I'll keep out of 
your Clutches or Claws; 
tbe Clutches oftbeParifh, 
the Conftable or Bea- 

Ckttcbfjled, the lame 
as Glofefifted. 

Clutter, Stir. What 
a Clutter you kee ft What 
a ftir you make ? 

C/y, c. Money. To 
Cly tbe Jerk, c. to be 
Whip*. Lift frib Us 
Q\y> c. let's get his Mo- 
ney from him ; alfo a 
Pocket, Filed a dy, c 
Pickt a Pocket. 



or Five 

Coals to Newcajfle 
when the Drawer car- 
ries away any Wine in 
the Pot or Bottle. To 
blow tbe Coals, to rails 
differences betweenPar- 
ties. He II carry no Coals. 
not be Piffled upon, or 
Impoled upon, nor bear 
a Trick, or take an Af- 
front, or tamely pals by 
any ill Treatment. Lft 
bim tbat has need blow tbe 
Coals, Let him Labour 
that wants. 

Cob, a Dollar (in 

Cobble, to mend or 

Cobbled, buAglingly 

Cobbk colter, c. a Tur- 
key. A rum Cobble-col- 
ter, c. a fat large Cock- 


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Cobweb- cheat , eaiily 
found out. 

Cobweb-fretence, flight, 
trivial, weak. 

Cock-a-hoop, upon the 
high Ropes Rampant, 

Cockijk, wanton up- 
pifh, forward. 

faid to be provocative. 

Cock-bawd^Mzn that 
follows that bafe Em- 

Cocker, one skill'd in, 
or much delighted with 
the Iport of Cock-fight- 

Cockney t Born with- 
in the Sound of Bow- 
bell ; ( in London ) alfb 
one ignorant inCountry 

Cock-oyfar, the Male. 

Cock fimp, a Suppofed 
Husband to a Bawd. 

Cock-robbm , a ibft 
ealy Fellow^ 

Cock-fare, very Sure. 

Cod, a good fum of 
Money ;alfo a Fool. A 
meer Cod, a filly, (hallow 
Fellow. A rum Cod, c. 
a good round fum of 


Money. A jolly or luflj 
Cod, c. the fame. An 
hone ft Cod y a trufty 

Codders, gatherers of 

Cod's Head a Fool 

Codfounds, the Pith or 
Marrow in the Cod's 
Back, efteem'd as choice 

Cofe, c, as Cove. 

Cog, to cheat at Dice, 
Cog a Die ; to conceal or 
fecure a Die ; alib the 
Money or whatever the 
Sweetners drop to draw 
in the Bubbles ; alfo to 
wheedle, as Cog a Dinner 
to wheedle aBpark out 
of a Dinner. 

Cogue, of Brandy, a 
fmall Cup or Dram. 

Coker, c. a Lye, rum 
Coker 3 c. a whisking Lye. 

Cokes, the Fool in the 
Play, or Bartholomew- 
Fair, and hence ( per- 
haps) Coxcomb, 

Cold, fhy, or averfe 
to Aft. 

Cold-Tea, Brandy. A 
couple of cold words,* Cur- 
tain-Lecture. Cold-Iron, 


Derifory Periphrafis for 
a Sword. In cold Blood, 
when the heat of War., 
or Paffion are over. 
The Matter -will keep 
cold, it will ftay awhile, 
and not be the worfe for 

Cole, c. Money. 

Coliander-feed, c. Mo- 

Collation, a Treat or 

College, c. Newgate; 
alfo theRoyalExchange. 

Collegiates^.thofe Pri- 
fbners,and Shop-keepers. 

Collogue, wheedle. 

Colquar 7 'on 3 c. a Man's 

Colt, c. an Inn-keeper 
that lends a Horie to a 
Highway-man , or to 
Gentlemen Beggers; al- 
fb a Lad newly bound 

Colt ift) 9 faid when an 
old Fellow is frolickfbm 
or wanton ; or he has a 
Colt's Tooth. 

Colt bowl, laid fhort 
of the jack by a 

Colt bowler, a raw or 
unexperienc'd Perlbn, 

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Colt-veal, very red. 

Come, c. to Lend. Has 
be come it ? c. has he lent 
it you ? 

Comicaljfzry plealanr, 
or diverting. 

Co wing-women, fuch as 
are free of their Flefh 3 
alfo breeding Women. 

Commifiion, c. a Shirt. 

Commode^ a Worn an s 
Head-drefs, eafily puc 
on, and as foon taken, 

Common garden-gout a 
or rather Covenc-gar- 
den, the Pox. 

Common Women , 
Whores, Plyers in the 
Sreets and ac Bawdy- 

Complement , the Ship's 
or Regiment's compleac 
Number or Company. 

Comfortable Importance, 
a Wife, 

Conceited) a Self-lover, 
and Admirer, Wife in 
his owh Opinion. 


Confeft, c. Counter 

Conger , a Set or Knot 

of Topping Book-tellers 

D of 

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or Landau^ who agree 
among themfelves, that 
whoever of thorn Buys 
a good Copy, the reft 
are to take off fuch 
a particular niimberyas 
(it may bej Fifty, in 
Ouires., on eafy Terms. 
A lib they that joyn to- 
gether tp Buy either a 
Confiderable, or Dan- 
gerous Copy. And a 
great over-grown Sea- 

Conjurers, Aftrohgers, 
' Pfyfognomi/h, Chiroman- 
cers^ and the whole 
Tribe of For tune-tellers, 
by the common Peo- 
ple ( Ignorantiy ) fb 

Confent, Leave, Ap- 
probation, Agreement. 
sjffefted by Confetti , as 
one Sore Eye*infes the 
other, funleen) becaufe 
they are both ftrung 
with one Optic Nerve : 
As in "two Strings fet to 
an Unifon, upon the 
Touch of One, the 
other will Sound, 

Conftth of Pfyficions, 
Two, or more. 

Content,' a thick Li- 
quor, made up in Rolls 
in imitation of Choco- 
late,Sold in fomeCoffee- 

Contre-tewfsy making 
a Pafs or Thruft with- 
out any advantage,, or 
to no purpofe. 

Convenient, c. a MiC 
trefi ; alfo a Whore. 

Convenience, c. a Wife; 
alfo a Miftrefs. 

Conu ndru m s y Whim ms j 
Maggots, and fuch like. 

Cwy, a filly Fellow, a 
meet Cony, very filly in- 

Cook-ruffin, c. the De- 
vil of a Cookj or a very 
bad one. 

^ Cool-crape , a flight 
Chequei'dStuff made in 
imitation of Scotch 

Cooler, a Woman, 
Cool-Laity, a Wench 
that fells Brandy (in 
Camps ) 

Cool-nantz,, Brandy. 
Cool Tankard, Wine and 
Water, with a Lemon 
Sugar and Nutmeg. 


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Copfer-nos*J, extreme- 
ly Red. 

Coquet , a flippant 
pert Goffip. 

Corky-brain d Fellow, 
filly, foolifh. 

Corintbian, a very im- 
pudent, harden'd, bra- 
zen- fac'd Fellow. 

Gornifo-bug, a hard 
gripe, or fqueeze. 

Corn- jobbery Enhan- 
cer of the Price, by 
early buying, monopo- 
iizingj and ftiarp tricks. 
A great Harveft of a little 
Corn, a great adoe in a 
little Matter. He mea- 
furos my Corn by bis own 
Bujhel, he mufes as be ttfeSj 
he thinks me Bad be- 
caufe he is Ib himfelf. 

Cornuted 9 made -a 
Cuckold of. 

Corny-facd^ very Red 
or Blue pimpled Phiz. 

CoJJct , a Fondling 

Coffet - Coif or Lamb , 
brought up by Hand, 
mado Tarue, and ufed 
to follow any Body a- 
bout the Houic. 

the Head 

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/ '// give ye a knock on tb& 
Coftatd, I'll hit ye a 
blow on the Pate. 

fale Dealer in Apples, 
Pears^ &c. 

Cot for Cotquew, a 
Man that meadles with 
Womens matters. 

Cotton, they don't cotton, 
they don't agree well. 

Cote, a lorry, flight 
Country-Houfe or Ho- 
vel ,,now aCottage. Hence 
the Compounds yet in 
ulc, of Dove-cote) Sheep- 
cote, &c. 

Couchee, going to Bed 
/ was at Coyrt at the 
Couchee, I attended the 
King at his going to 

Cottcb a 
to go to Bed 

Cove, c. a Man, a Fel- 
iow, dllo a Rogue. The 
Cove was bitf.. theRoguei 
was out-lhar^d or out- 
wicied The Cove faf 
hit ths Cole.c. TheRogue 
nas Sto en the Money^ 
The Cove's a mm Diver^ 
c. that Fellow is a clea* 
ver Pick -pocket. 

D i Covey 

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Covey of Whores^ well 
fill'd Bawdy - houfe ; 
alfb of Partridges, a Ned 
or Brood. 

Counterfeit- cranks , c . 
the Twentieth Rank 
or Order of the Canting 

Counterfeit, a Cheat 
or Impofror. A Counter- 
feiter of Hands, a 'For- 
ger. A Counterfeiter of 
Perfont.aSham. Counter- 
feit Gtntms or ' jLwds> 
Briftol- (tones. Counter- 
feits, for the moft part 
exceed theTruth. Thus 
a Flatterer pleafes more 
ttfan a Friend ; a Brag- 
gadochio-coward thun- 
ders more than a Hero j 
a Mountebank prorni- 
fes more than a Doctor 
and a Hypocrite ovcr- 
acls a Religious Man, as 
a Counterfeit Gem is 
often fairer than a 
True one. 

Country-put , a filly 

Cmpduy, Imprilbri'd^ 
Environ'd, Surrounded 
Pent up. 

Ciurt ~ promifes > fait 


Speeches, or empty Pro- 
rnifes without perfor- 
mances. Much the fame 
with Court-holy-water. 
Court-card, a gay flutter- 
ing Fellow. Court-tricks, 
Courft) or rather 
Coarfe > homely, or- 
d'nary 3 oppos'd to 
fine; as Coarfe treatment > 
rough or rude Dealing ; 
Coarfe fare 3 homely 
Food ; . a Coarfe Di(b, a 
mean one ; Cearfe cr 
Hard-Favor*^ oppos'd to 
Fair or Handiom. Of 
Cof rfe, of Cuftom ; out 
of Courfe, extraordinary, 
or out' of the way ; a 
Horfe-Courfe a Race, alfo 
the place where the 
Race is Run. A Water- 
courfe, a. Drain. Cotirfe 
ofL*u>,the proceedings, 
at Law, The Law miift 
have its Courfc, or run 
Freely. /'// take a Cottrfe 
with you, I'll hamper 
ye, or (tick clofe on 
your Skim. A Ccurfe of 
Phyfickt an Order or let 
Conftitution of Phyfick^ 
for a continuance or 

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courle of time. 
of the Sun, Tcarly 
Daily, a Yearly or Dai 
ly Revolution, Courfeoj 
he Af)0,the Circle of a 

Court -holy-w at ir 

Cow-hearted, fearful o 

Cows-thumb^ when a 
thing is done exactly 
nicely, or to a Hair. 

Cows-baby, a Calf. 

Coxcomb , a _Fool ; * 
filly Coxcomb, a very 
foolifh Fellow. 

y churls 

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j Cock, Male. 
Hen, Female. 
Vermin breeding in 
Moift and Hairy Parts 
of the Body, 

Crack, c. a Whore. 

Crdcker, c. an Arfe; 
alfo Cruft. 

Crackifh, c. Whorifh. 
Cracking , Boafting, 
Vaporing. Crackt credit, 
Loft , Gone. Broken. 
Crash-title, Unfound 
Crackt-foains, loft Wits. 

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Crackm*ns,c. Hedges. 
Cramped , a weight 
with a* firing tied to 
one's Toe, when a 
Sleep., much ufed by 
School-boies, one to a- 
noth er j alio obftruftcd 
or hampered in any 
Bu/inefs whatever. 

Crag, a Neck ; alfo 
a Rock. 

Cramp rings y c. Bolts 
or Shackles. 

Cr 'amp-words, difficult 
or uncommon. 
Crank, brisk, pert. 
Cr*nkfidt-fiif , that 
does not bear Sail well. 

Cranked- {hells orStones, 
wrinkled or wreathed. 

Crap. c. Money. Nim 
he Crap, c. to Steal the 
Money. Wheedle f or Cra^ 
c. to coAkfe Money out 
of any Body. 
Crtfh, c.,to Kill. 
Cra(k, the Cull, C. 
ill the Feilow. 

Crafang - cheats ; c. 


intirm or di(^ 
em per d. 

Great urcy, Menraifed 
Da by 

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by others , and their 
'fools ever after, 

Creemc> to flip or 
(lide any thing into ano- 
ther's Hani 

Crew, the Coxort and 
Rowers in the Ba* ge., o 
Pinnace, are called the 
Boats-crew jin diitindion 
from the Complement 
of Men on Board the 
Ship , who are term'd 
the. Ships-company i not 
Crew ; alfb an. ill Knot 
or Gang., as a* Crew of 

Crimfo one that un 
dertakes for, or agrees 
co unlade a whole Ship 
of Coals. To play Crimp, 
to lay or bet on one 
fide, and ( by foul play) 
to let t'other win, hav- 
ing a fhare of it. Run 
a Crimp, to run a Race 
or Horfe-match fouly o 
knaviflily, He Crimps 
it 9 he plays booty. A 
Crimying Fellow^ fneak- 
ing Cur. 

Crinkuws, the French 

Crifyin> a Shoe-maker, 
from the St. of that 

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Manie > their Patron. 

Criffin's Holy-day ev'ry 
Munday in the Year, 
UC more particularly 
he Twenty fifth of 
O&ober , whereori the 
whole Fraternity fail 
not to lay they Hearts 
in Soak. 

Crochets in the crown 3 
whi miles, Maggots. 

Crackers , Fore/i allers, 

egraterSj fee SaJgers. 

Croker y c. a Groat or 
Four-pence. The Cull 
tipt me A Croker, c. the 
Fellow gave me aGr oat. 

Crony, a Camerade or 
intimate Friend ; an old 
Crony ^one of long ftand- 
ing ; uled alfo for a 
tough old Hen. 

Crop, one with very 
(hort Hair ; allo a Horie 
whole Ears are Cut. 

Hair is (o fhort it won t 
hide his Ears. 

Croppin-ken, C, a Privy, 
or Bog-houfe. 

Crop-feck , Stomack- 

Crofsbite, Q. to draw 

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Jn a Friend,, yet Ciack 
with the Sharper. 

Crofffatcb, a peevift 
froward Peribn. 

Crotiks, Hares Excre- 

Crow-over, to infolt 
or domineer. To pluck 
a Crow with one, to have 
a bout with him. Strut 
like a Crow in a Gutter, 
faid in jeer of the Stalk- 
ing of a proud Fellow. 
The Crow think* her own 
Birdtht Faireft, applied 
to thofe that dote on 
their .foul Iffues. As 
good Land as. any the 
Crow Flies ever, with 
regard it maybe, to the 
Crow's being a long Li- 
ver; as m Carrion will 
kill a Crow, to his being 
fo .hardy a Bird. 

Crowder, a Fidler. 

Crown 9 the top of the 
Head or Hat ; Imperi- 
al or Regal Crown. 
Where the Earth is raifed 
it is laid, to be Crown d 
with Hills, in Poetry. 
The End Crowns all, laid 
both of the Event of 
Adions^and FiniJhing 

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of Works. In the Crown- 
Office, Drunk; alfo to 
Crown, to pour on the 

Cruifers, c. Beggers ; 
alfo nimble Friggats 
Coafting to and fro for 
Prizes, and to carry Or- 
ders, c* f 

Crump, c. one that 
helps Sollicitors to Affi- 
davit-men > and Swearers, 
and Bail, who for a 
IrnallSum will be Bound 
or Swear for any Body 5 
on chat occafion,putting 
ori good Cloaths to 
makeagood appearance, 
that Bail may be ac- 

Grw*f4*tfJ, Crook- 
ed or Huncht-backr 

Crumf lings . wiinkled 
Codlings, nfually ths 
leaft., but fweeteir. 

Crufy-\jetiu, one tfet 
Hes with a Cover over 
his Faee all Night, and 
ufes Wafhes, Paint, &c. 

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Cub, or young Cub. c. 
anewGamefier drawn 
D 4 in 

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in to be rookt ; alfb a 
young Bear, a Fox, and 
a Martern the firftYear. 

Cucumbers, Taylers. 

Cucumber-time , Tay- 
lers Holiday, when they 
have leave to Play, and 
Cucumbers are in fea- 

CudgelUen , a Mob 
rudely arm'd ; alfo Cud- 

Cuffin, c. a Man. 

Cuffin-qmre 3 c. fee 

Gulp, a kick, or blow, 
alib a bit of any thing. 

Cttlp of the Gutts t ( Suf- 
folk ) a hearty kick at 
the Belly. 

Cull, r c.aM.a 

Cutty ,*a Rogue, 
Fool or filly Creature 
that is eallly drawn in 
and Cheated by Whores 
or Rogues. Cttfy napp 
w> c. the Perfon Rob- 
b'd, apprehends us. A 
Bob -cull, c. a fweet-hu- 
mour'dMan to aWhore, 
and who is very Com 
plaifant. A Clirft-cull, ( 
an ill-natur'd Fellow, 
Churl to a Woman . 

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Culm, the imall or 
duft of Sea-coal. 

Cunning-shaver y z (harp 
7 ellow. 

Cup-fat , Drunk. 

Cup of Comfort, as 

Cup of the Creature , 
Strong-liquor. A Cup too 
low, when any of the 
Company are mute or 

nfive, To carry one's 
"up even between two 
Parties, to be equal and 
ndiflerenc 3 between 
them. Many thing* fall 
out between the Cup and 
the Lip , or many things 
"liter yene between the 
brming and accom- 
pliftiing a Defign. 

Cur, a Dog of a mun- 
grel Breed, good for 

Curie, c. Clippings of 

Curriflj+fellow , lhap- 
ping, fharling. 

Curmudgeon y an old 

Currant-coyn,good and 
Lawful Money. Currant 
Cuftom, a received cu- 
ftom, the 

Current ', Stream ; alfb 


humor or bent of the 

Curptors , c. Vaga- 
bonds ; the firft ( old ) 
Rank of Canters. 

Curft, a curft Cur, a 
fower., furly, fnarling, 
fierce Dog ; a Curft 
Cow has ftort Horns. 

Curtals, c. the Ele 
venth Rank of the Can 
ting Crew. 

Curtail' J , cut off 

Curte&anfi gentile fine 
Mifs or Quality Whore 

Curtain-Lefture, Wo- 
mens impertinent Scold- 
ing at their Husbands. 

Cufbion, befide the Cu- 
fbion, befide the Mark. 

Cut, Drunk. Deep Cut 
very Drunk. Cut in the 
Leg or Back, very drunk 
To Cut s c. to^peak. Tc 
Cut bens, c. to Speak 
gently, civilly or kind- 
ly ; to Cut bem ( or ben 
nar ) Whidds > c. to 
give good -Words. To 
Cut [mre whiddf, c. to 
give ill Language. 
Cut or Cbof or" Meat 
Cut md come wain* o 

c u 

Vieat that cries come 
: at me. A cutting 2^/W, 
ery fharp. Of the pre- 
ize Cut or Stamp, a de- 
nure ftarcht Felloe. 

Prefent to be made cf 
becaufe they Cut 
Ready Cut and 
Dried, or turned for the 
purpofe. Not Cut out for 

nor turned for it. 
To Cut aft other out of any 
to out-doe him 
far away, or ex cell, or 
circumvent. /'// cut ym 
out bujtnefs, 1 11 find you 
Work enough. A Book 
with Cuts or Figures; 
Braft or Wooden Cutts 
or Prints from Capper- 
plates, or Wood. A 
Cm thro #t Houfe or Town 9 
where fharp and Large 
Reckonings are impo- 
ied, ss at Gravefevd > 
Deal, Dover, Portfmotttb, 
Pltwouth, Harwich, Hcl- 
voetfluyce, the Briel, and 
indeed all Sea-ports t nav 
and Commonwealths too, 
according to the obfer- 
vationofa late Learned 
Traveller in his ingeni- 
ous Letters publifh ? d in 

D A 


c. expert exqui- 
fite in Roguery a Rum- 
cjab, c. a very Dextrous 
fellow at fileing , thiev- 
ing, Cheating, Sharping, 
. Heii a Dab at it, He 
is well vers'd in ie. 

Dabkrs in Poetry , 
meer Pretenders. 

Dace,c. Two-pence, 
Tip me a Dace. c. Lend 
Two-pence^ or pay fo 
much for me. 

Dag. a Gun. 

Draggle-tail, & nafty 
jdirty Slut. 

Vamaik the Claret, Put 
a roafted Orange flafht 
fmoking hot in it. 

D amber i c, a RafcaK 

Damme-boy, a roaring 
madj blufttring Fellow, 
a Scourer of the Streets. 

Dancers, C. Stairs. 

Dandy f rat, a little pu- 
ny Fellow. 

Dangle, to hang. 

Daffer-ffffow., A fbort 
j brisJk, tidy Fellow. 

Darfy, c. ready Mo - 

D A 

Darbies, c. Irons^Shac- 
kles or Fetters. 

Darkrnans > C. The 
night, The Child of dark- 
ne/s, c. a Bell man. 

c, a Houfe-creeper, one 
that Hides into a Houfe 
in the dusk^ to let in 
more Rogues to rob* 

Daflt, aTavern-DraW- 
en A Jafo of Gentian, 
Wormwood, or ft ale Beer, a 
light touch or tincture 
of each, to da(h or brew 
as Vintners jumble their 
Wines together, when 
they fophifticate them. 
A aaflj fffRain^ fudden, 
hort, impetuous pour- 
ing down,, to diftingui/h 
t frorii a foft Shower, or 
aiprinkling of Rain. 

Daftard, a Coward. 

Dawn, Day-break or 
?eep of Day, as the 
3usk is twilight or/ha- 
dow of the Evening. One 
mty fee day at a little boh, 

aifcover the Lyon ty his 

, bribingjaiib 
11 painting or thick lay- 
ng on of Colours : 


D E 

Hence bedawfrd with 
Gold or Stiver-Lace ,when 
it is laid thick or clofe 

D E 

Dead Cargo, not a 
quarter or half freighted. 
70 wait for dead mem 
fljoes, tor what is little 
worth, or may never 
come to pafs. TV flay or 
work for a dead horfe for 
a uiiie. 

Dead-men, empty-Pots 
or bottles on a Tarvern- 

Dear jfoej,Irifhmen. 
Debauchee y a Rake-hei 
Decayed Gentkman or 
Trade/man, broken, 

Decki~out, tricked up 
in fine Cloaths, 

Decus, c. a Crown 01 
five {hilling-piece. The 
Call lift me a /core of De 
cujes, c. my Camerade 
lent me five Pounds. 

Deft-Fellow 3 a tidy 
neat little Man. 

Defun& , dead anc 

Degen, c. a Swor 
Nimm the Degen, c. ftea 
the Sword, or whip it 


rom the Gentleman's 

Drifts, againft the Tri . 

Dells, c the twenty 
ixth order of the canting 
Tribe; young buckibrne 
Wenches., n pe and prone 
o Venery, but have not 
oft their 4 Virginity, 
which the vprigbt man 
pretends to, and feizes ; 
Then fhe is free for any 
off the Fraternity ;alfb a 
common Strumpet. 

Decfudrtrng, throwing 
of the left Foot and Bo- 
dy backwards. 

Dergin, a very Ihort 
Manor Woman. 

Defytrate Fellow, fit 
for any lew d Prank or 
Villany, deffierate conJi- 
riwfyWith otic any hopes; 

Devil drawer, a for-- 
y Painter. 

Deafeavile , c. the 

Deufeavile - Stampers , 
c, Country-Carriers. 

Dewswws c. two 

DewittedjCut in pieces^ 

as that great Statef- 


D I 

man lobn de Witt , was 
in Holland Anno 1671. 
by the Mob. 

D I 

Diamond cut Diamond, 
bite the Biter. 

Dibble , a poaking 
Stick to fct Beans with. 

Die like a Dog, to be 
hang'd, the worft Em- 
ployment a Man can be 
put to. Die on a Ft 'fa- day , 
crin hisfooes the fame^> 
like a Rat. To be poy- 

Dig the Badger , dif- 
lodg him. 

Diwber, c. pretty. 

Dimber - cove a pretty 

Dim-tnort* c. a pretty 

Dimbtr - Damber , c. 
a Top-man or Prince 
among > the Canting 
Crew ; alfb the chief 
Hogue of the Gang, or 
the compleateft Cheat. 

Dimple, a fmall grace- 
ful dent in the Chin 
called In Ignoramus , 
Lov s pretty Dimple. 

Din, c. what a din 

D I 

you keep ! what a noife 
you make/ 

Dine with Duke Hum- 
fbrey, to go without a 

Ding , c. to knock 
down. Ding the C#, c. 
knock down ^ the Fellow. 

Ding-boy > c. a Rogue, 
a Hedtor^a BulIy,Sharp- 

Ding-Jong, helter-skel- 

Dint } edge or force 
dint of the fivord, edge 
of the Sword> dint of 
argument, force or pow- 
er of Argument, 

Dippers, Ana-baptifts. 

Dipt , engaged or in 
debr/ Land pawn'd or 
mortgag'd . Damnably 
dipt y deep in debt, ffe 
has dip bis Terra firma, 
he has mortgaged his 
dirty Acres. He las d^t 
tisBiSJhei* almoil drunk. 
The cull has dip bis Tol, c. 
the Spark has pawn'd his 
Sword. 7&e Dftl fas dipt 
her Rigging , c. the 
Whore has* pawn'd her. 


D O 

Dirty Acres, anEftate 
in Land. 

Dirty Bean, a flovenly 
Fellow, yet pretending 

Dirty puz,z,k , a lorry 
Slattern or- Slut. 

Difaffetfion, a difbrder 
of any part of the Body. 
Difaffetted to the State. 
Malecontents or faftious 

Difgruntled) difobliged 
or diftafted. 

Di/tngenaous > or fW* 
reel dealing^ opposM to 
dealing on the Square. 

Difguisd, drunkifii. 

Dtfmal ditty, a Pfalm 
at the Gallows ; alfo 
a dull Ballad, or filly 
Song. . 

Dive , c. to pick a 

Diver, c. aPick~poc 

D O 

Doafr, c a cloak. 

00tk, c. to lie with a 
Woman. The Cull Dockt 
the Deli in the Darkntans 
the Rogue lay with a 
Wench all night- 

Dofior, c. a falfc Die. 

D O 

that will run b^t two or 
th reeCh ances. They jut the 
Doctor upon him> c. they 
cheated him with falte 

Dogd* followed clo% 
way-laid. Agree like Dog 
and Catpf thole that are 
at variance. Every Dog 
will have bis day t none 
fb wretched but has his 
good Planet. An eafy 
thing to find a Stick to 
beat a Dog, or it colts lit- 
tie to trouble thoie that 
cannot help thernfelves. 
It is an ill Dog is not worth 
the whiftling after ; or 
fpaje tefpeak fpare to 
fpeed. He flay'd me a 
Dog-trick, he did bafely 
and dirtily by rne. 

Dogged, Sullen, pout-? 
ing, or in the Dumps. 

Doggrel , a Term for 
the meaneft and bafeft 
Verfe ; fuch as Ballads, 
Bellmem-fongs, and the 
RkzMecter ol fnow hilL 

Dctt^ half a Farthing. 
Dutch Money,eight to a 
Penny , not a dolt /f/,.he 
has fpent all. 

) a wooden Block 

D O 

to make up Com modes 
upon,, alfo a Child's Ba- 

Daktfb, c. Foolilh. 

Doltbeady a Fool. 

Domerars, C: Rogues, 
pretending to have had 
their Tougus cnt out, or 
to be born dumb and 
deaf, who artificially 
turning the tip of their 
Toongs , into their 
Throat,and with a flick 
makeing it bleed, weak 
people thinkitcheftump 
of their Tongue ; one 
of whom being askt ha- 
flily bow long he bad bun 
dumbl aniwer d but three 
weeks > this is the twenty 
firft. Order of Canters., 
the Word alfo fignifing 

Dotard, An old drow- 
iy Felbw come to Do- 

Doudy 9 An ugly 
coarie hard favored Wo- 
man. She is a meer Dott- 
dy^ that is, very ugjy. 

Dove* council Speak- 
ers and no Hearers. 

Down &//^c.Dice that 
run low. 

D R 

es y c She-beggers 3 


the twenty fifthRankof 
Canters ; being neither^ 
Maids, Wives, nor Wick 
dows, will for good Vi- 
dtials^ or a very final! 
piece of money profti- 
tute their Eddies , pro- 
tefting they never did fo 
before, and that meer 
neceifify then oblig'd 
them to it ( tho* com- 
mon Hackneys) Thde 
are very dextrous it 
picking Pockets ( in 
the a&ion) and fo bar- 
barous as often to mur- 
der the Children thus 

D R 

jbrab, a Whore, or 
Slut, a Dirty drab, a ve- 
ry nafty Slut. 

Drag, a Fox's Tail. 

Draggd y through tbs 
Horfe-potid or Bog~boufe. 
Bailives and Sergeants 
are ierved fo that pre- 
fiime to arreft any Body 
vvifliin the Verge of the 
Court-royal^ or Precints 

D R 

of the Inns of Court. 
DraggJuf , as the 
Rakes call it, educated 
or brought up. 
Dray, of Squirrels. 
Drawers, c Stockings. 
Drawing, Beating the 
Bufties after the Fox, 

Draw-Li tcbes, c. the 
fourth (old) Order of 
the Canting Tribe of 

Drawling in Speeds^ or 
dreaming of Speech when 
the Words are drawn 
out at length, and keep 
as great a diftance from 
one another, -as if -they 
were not all of a Com- 

Dreaming * Fellow y 
dull , drowfy , heavy 
Creature. Drift>efign 
Aim, Intent. 

Drill, to draw in, and 
entice by degrees ; aifc 
boring of Pearl. 

Dripper -. a fort o 
Clap, or venereal glea 

Dripping-weather , th< 
fime with dipping. 

Dromedary, c. a Thie 
or Rogue, a^fe a kin 

D R 

>f Camel with two bun- 
hes on his Back. Tou 
re a purple Dromedary, c. 
fou are a Bungler or a 
dull Fellow at thieving. 

Drommerars , c, lee 

Droppers y c. Sweetners.' 

Drop a cog y c. to let fall 

with defign to draw in 

nd cheat ) a Piece of 

Gold ; alfo the piece it 


Drop-in-biJi-eye, .almoft 

Droop , to fall away, 
to pine, to break with 
Age or Infirmity , a 
drooping bird that hangs 
the Wing. 

Drw^f^Horfe -leaders 
n Fairs, or Market^ 
and Graziers or Drivers 

Dmb , beat with a 
ftick or Cable-end. 

Drudge _, or rather 
dredge ,the way of catch- 
ing Oyfters; alfo a labo- 
rious Peribn. 

Drumbclo, a dull hear 
vy Fellow, A mter 
, a very Slug. 
Drunk witb.a 


D U 

an do. de die in diem. 

Dry blows, or dry -baft- 
ing for Rib roafting. 

'Dry -bob , a (mart or 
fharp Repartee 

Dry-boots, a fly, clofc 
cunning Fellow. 

Dry -drinking^ without 
a bit of Visuals. Dry- 
wine,z little rough upon, 
but very grateful to the 

Dry jflwr^ftiarpj clofe. 

D U 

Dub s c. a Pick-locfc-key. 

Dub, the Giger, c. open 
the Door. We U ftrike n 
upon the dttb> c. we will 
rob that Place. 

Dubber, c. a Picker of 

Dub'd, Knighted. 

A Dace, c. two Pence, 

c. Cl oaths or 
Goods. Rum dttdds^ c. 
fine or rich deaths or 

DutU > Cbeatt wonne. 
c. Cloaths and things 
ftoleji. Afaam Covt has 

D U 

wonne (or bit)Ram dudds. 
c. the poor Fellow has 
ftolen very coftly 

Dudgeon, Anger, Quar- 
rel, Difpleafure. 

Duke of Exeter* s Daugh- 
ter, a Rack in the To- 
wer of London., to tor- 
ture and force Confeffi- 
on ; fuppofed to be in- 
troduced by him, fome- 
times ( formerly ) now 
not in ufe. 

Dullard , a heavy dull 
ftupid Fellow. 

DtdficUt, the fame. 

Dum-found , to beat 
(bundly. / dumfounded 
the fawcy RafcalJ. bang'd 
his Back tightly. In the 
dumps , troubled , cha- 
grin, melancholic. 

Dunaktr , C. a Cow- 

5ollicitor for 

Dunnd , fceiz'd , or 
much importuned. 

Dunder head , a dull 
heav^y Creature. 

Di4ndtringRake,z thun- 
dering Rake, or of the 

Rank, 9ne develifhly 

Dup, c. to enter, or 
open the door, Jap the 
ken, c. enter the Houfe, 
dupthe boo&ing ken and 
booz, * g*ge > c. go into 
the Ale-houfe and drink 
a Pot. 

Durance, a Prifbn. 

Durk, a Ihort Dagger, 
in ufe with the Scot j, as 
Stilletto is with the/ta//- 

T>us^ or Twilight , 
the fhadow of the Even- 
ing, as Dawn is Day- 
break or peep of Day. 

Dttft , money, down 
with your Dttft, depofit 
your Money, pay your 
Reckoning. Alfb in ano- 
ther fence , duft it away 
drink quick about. 

Dutchified , in the 
Dutch Intereft ,, or of 
that Fadion. 

Dutch-Reckoning, or 
Alte-ntall , ^a verbal or 
Lump-account without 

warm, or earn- 

E B 

eft in Debate; alib iharp 
Liquors, as hard Beer, 
Wine turned ibure, &c. 
Hence the Compounds, 
Vinegar, Alegar. 

Eagle,c. the winning 

Earneft , c. Pare or 
Share.T/p'wt; my earnefr ,c, 
give me my Snack or Di- 

Eafy , facil , iupple , 
pliable, managable. He 
is an eafy fel/ow y very 
filly or foft, aneftfymorty 
c. a forward or coming 

E B 

c. when 
there's but little Money 
in tie Pocket. 

E D 

Edge-tools, as Scythes, 
Swords, and fuch as 
are fet or ground , as 
Razors. Knives, Sdllbrc, 
Sheers, , &c. to diftin- 
guifh them fronr flat 
Tools andTong$,ev- ifa 
ill j eft ing with Edged tools 

E F 

E M 

or crafting unexpercMen 
with dangerous things. 
Fall back fait edge or 
come what will. 

E F 
Effort, an Endeavour 

an Offer in vain. 
E G 

Egge oveon, to prick 
him on., to provoke or 
ftir him up. He II be glad 
to takeEggsfor bis money ^ 
ortoto compound the 
matter with Lofi. Ton 
come w wiib your five 
Eggs fewy> and four of 
'em ad die .of a Pragmati- 
cal Prater, or Bull-body, 
that wafts many Woras 
to little purpole. To 
kave a Nv/t-egg, to have 
alwaJes a Referve to 
come again. As fare at 
E&g s beEggs. When no- 
thing is fo lure. As full 
fff Roguery as an Egg is 
u full y of Meat. 

E L 

fe& derifb 
Term for Sweat. If 

cop nothing but a little 
Eltww-greafe ; in a jeer to 
one that is lazy,, and 
hinks much of his La- 
xmr. Who is at your El- 
bow 2 a Caution to a Ly- 
er. He lives by Baking 
f tbeElbowi a Game- 

Elonge, to ftretch for- 
ward the right Arm and 
Leg, and to keep a clofe 

Elevated, puffc up ; 
raifed to Honour, 
Dignity, &c. Above the 
common Elevation, above 
the common Level. 

Eminence a Rifing op- 
poled to a flat Ground, 
raifd to an Eminence if 
fitch of greatnefs ; to 
make a figure , or be a 
Man of mark in the 
WorU, i. e. to be con- 
fpicuous, as a Citylefc 
on a Hill cannot be hid. 
His Eminence , the Title 
given to a Cardinal 

E M 

, Silly. 

Empty-talk, filly, idle 

E N 

vain Difcourfe , more 
Noife then Senfe. 

E N 

Ends, Aim, Deflgn 
Drift, and varioufly ufec 
in compofition ^sfandle 
ends, Ends ofgol land fiher 
Shreds of either. Calk- 
ends > finger-ends for ex- 
tremity or utmoft part 
of either. Tts good to 
make both Ends meet^or to 
cut your Coat accord- 
ing to yourCloth. Every 
thing has an End, and a 
Pudding has two. 

Englifh'Cane y an oak 
en Plant, 

Engli(h Manufacture 3 
Ale, Beer, or Syder. 

Enfnaring Queflions In- 
terrogatories laid to trap 
and catch one. 

Entries , where the 
Deer have lately pafled 
the thickets. 

E P 

Eficure-an y one that 
that indulges himfelf, 
nice of Palate, very 


curious and a critick in 


Eyuif, c. to furnifh 

Equip, c. rich 5 alfb 
having newClothes.^// 
tquift, c. plump in the 
Pocket,, or very full of 
Money; allfb very well 
dreft. The Cull equip me 
with a brace of Meggs, c. 
the Gentleman furnifh'd 
me with a couple of 

E R 

Eriffs 9 Canary-birds 
two years old. 

E V 

Eva/ton, a Shift, fly or 

Eves-drop, to be an 
Eves-dropper, one that 
kulks, lurks at or lies 
under his Neighbor's 
Window or Door. 

E W 

,or the White Ewe^ 
El c.a 


c. a Top-woman among 
the Canting Crew, very 


Execution- Jay , Wafh- 
ing-day ; alfo thac on 
which the Malefactors 

Exigence, a fpecial or 
extraordinary occafion, 
a pinch. 

Expedient > a ready 
flrift or trick to deliver 
one from any difficulty, 
or danger near at hand. 

Ey, of Phealants, the 
whole Brood of young 

Eye-fore, an Annoy- 
ance, whatever is griev- 
ous or offenfive , an 
unwelcome difh or gueft. 
All that you get you may 
fut in your Eye and fee 
veertfaworfe, apleafant 
Periphrafis or Round of 
Words, for getting no- 
thing at all. Tis good. 
to have an Eye to the 
main Chance, or look to 
your Hits. What the 
Eye ne'er fees the Heart 

ne'er rues : Or out of 
Sight, uut of Mind. 

Facer, c. a Bumper 
without Lip-room. 

Face in Wine, the 
Colour. A good Face, a 
very fine bright Colour. 
To make a Face, to make 
a (how or feign ; alfo 
to wryth contract or 
diftort the Face in Con- 
tempt or Derifion. To 
fet a good Face ufon a. 
badCatifiy or Matter y to 
make the beft of it A 
good Face needs no Rand, 
or no advantage to let 
it off. TbeBroad-fac'dBird, 
or the Bird that is all 
Face under Feathers, a 
Periphrafis for an Owl. 
Face about to the Right or 
Lefty turn about, to Face 
Danger , to meet it. Fa- 
cing of the Sleeve, the 

Facetious, full of Mer- 
ry Tales and Jefts, plea- 
(antJy merry. 

oodles made 

F A 

by Arc, as Glafs, Pape 
and all Compound o 
made Metals, as Brai 
Steel, Pewter, Latin. & 

Fadge, it won't fadg 
or doe. 

Fag, c. to Beat. 
c. Beaten. 

Fag the Blofs, c. oang 
the Wench,, 

Fag the Fen, c. drill 
the Whore. 

Faggot the Culls, 
Bind the Men. 

Faggots, Men Muf 
ter'd tor Souldiers, no 
yet Lifted. 

Fair Roe - Buck, the 
Fifth Year. 

Fair Sfeech, or fine 
Words. Fair-ffoken> 01 
Courteous. A Fair Day, 
or Fair Weather. Fair 
in the Cradle, and foul in 
the Saddle, a pretty Boy, 
and a hard-favor'dMan. 
Soft and Fair goes far j 
or not more Hafte than 
good Speed. Fair and 
far off; wide of the 
Mark. You have made a 
Fair Specb, faid in derifi 
on of one that fpends 
many Words to little 

F A 

pur pole. A Fair or Mar- 
ket for Btafts. A Day af- 
ter the Fair, a Day too 
late, of one that has 
out-ilayed his Markets. 
Fall-a-bord, fall on and 
Eat heartily. 

Fallacies , Cheats , 
Tricks, Deceipts. 

Falter, to fail or more 
particularly a failure, or 
Trip of the Tongue, 
entangled with the Pal- 
y, produced alfb from 
excels of Drink , or 

Famws, c. Hands, 
c. Hands. 

ings, or Gloves. 

Fawgrafp, c. to agree 
or make up aDifference. 
Famgraff the Co've c. to 
gree with the - Adver- 

Family of Love, Lewd 
Vomen, Whores ; allb 

Fangs, Beaft-claws as 
"alons are cf a Bird. 
Fanning, or refrefhing 
f the 1 lees or Woods 
with Wind. Fanning or 
efrefhin of a Cioft 


F A 

Room , opening the 
Windows. Firc-fanns- , 
Iktle Hand-Skreens for 
the Fire. 

FantAJttck y Whimfical, 
Freakifh, or Capricious. 
A Fantaflick Drefs,VQry 
particular, remarkable^ 

Fardel, a Bundle. 

Fartfyfor Ferdinando. 

Fire, Hire; alib a litter 

Farting - crackers, c. 

F+p-fij&Jt, fure 

Fajtmr, c. a Warrant. 

Fapwfli*, Boggs. 

Fat, the laft landed,, 
inned or ftow'd of any 
Ibrt of Merchandize 
whatever, fb called by 
the (everal Gangs of 

Fat Cull, c. a rich Fel- 
low. All the Fat ts in 
the Fire, of a mifcarri- 
age or flirewd Turn 
Change of Pafture wakes 
Fat Calves, of him that 
thrives upon mending 
his Commons. 

Fzttlkner, c. lee Turn 
bier, firft Part. 

F E 

Fayfors, c. the Second 
old) Rank of the 
Wanting Crew. 

F E 

Feat, ftrange, odd. 

Feats of Attvuity, ex- 
ercife, or Agility of Bo- 
dy in Tumbling, turning 
through a Hoop, Run- 
ning, Leaping, Vaulting, 
Wren-ling, Pitching of 
the Bar,Quoiting, &c. or 
Slights of Hand, Tricks, 
Legerdemain, &c* 

Feats of Cbwaby, Ex- 
ploits of War, Riding 
the great Horfe.Tilting, 
Tournaments, Running 
at the Ring, &c. 

Feather-bed lane , any 
bad Road, but particu- 
larly that betwixt Dun- 
church and Daintrie. Re 
has a Feather in his Cap, 
a Periphrasis for a Fool. 
Play with a Feather, of 
things that are game- 
(bm and full of Play, 
as Kittens and Kids. To 
leather hirNtft> to en- 
rich himfelf by indirecl: 
means^or at theExpence 

F E 

of others. Fine Featben 
make fne Birds Ga^ 
deaths make fine Folks 

Feble the nanoweft 
Part of the Sword-blade 
nea eft the Pom . 

Fetnting, or Falsifying 
to decaive tlie Adver- 
fery, by pretending to 
thrufi in one Place., and 
really doing it in ano- 

Fence , c, to Spend or 
Lay out. Fence kft Hcg> c 
to Spejid bis Shilling 
A Fence^ c SL Receiver 
and Securer of Stofen- 

Fencing Cully ^ a Bro- 
ker, or Receiver ofSto- 

Fencing-ken _, c. the 
Magazine., or Ware- 
houfe 5 where Stolen- 
goods are lecured; 

Feme, c, a Hole 

Ferwerly Bcggers* c. 
a^ll thofe that have not 
the Sham-fores or Cley- 

Ferrct, c. a Trades- 
man that fells Goods to 
voting Unthrifts, upon 
Truft at excefSve Rates 

F I 

Ferreted, c. Cheated ; 
alio driven out of Holes 
and lurking Places, and 
hunted as Conies, by a 
little, Fierce, red-eyed 
Beait. HenceFm-tf eyed . 
or Eyes as red as a 

Fetcb, a Trick or 
Wheedle. A meer Fetch, 
that is far fetched ., or 
brought in by Head and 

Fetids> Vegetab es, or 
Animals , rank and 
ftroflg-fcemed 5 as Gar- 
lick, Affa fcetida^ &c. 
PoJe-cats, Foxes, 

} DeeU Ex- 



Fib, c. to beat ; al/o 
a little Lie. 

Fib the Cove'f q#ar- 
rons in the Rum-pad, for 
tbe Lour in bis Bung, c. 
Beat jthe Man in the 
High-way Juftily for 
the Money in his. Purfe. 

Fickle, mutable, or 
changeable, ot many 
F 4 Minds 

F I 

Mtnds in a fhort time. , 

Fiddle, c. a Writ to 

Fiddle -f addle , meer 
filly Stuff, or Nonfenfe ^ 
Idle, Vain Difcourfe. 

Fidkrs-fay 9 Thanks 
and Wine. 

Filch, c. to Steal. 

Filcbers, c. Thieves, 
Robbers. A good Filch, 
c. a Staff, of Afh or 
Hazel y with a Hole 
through,, and a Spike 
at the bottom, to pluck 
Cloathes from a Hedge 
or any thing out of a 

File king-cove. c. a Man- 

File king-mart, c. a Wo- 

File, c. to Rob., or 
Cheat, The File, c. a 

Fine-ntoutVd , nice , 

Finical, fpruce, neat 

Finify, to trick up 
or dreis fprucely. 

Fire-drake^ Men with 
a Phenix for their Badge 
in Livery, and Pay from 
the Jnfitrance-Officej to 

F I 

extinguifh Fires, cover- 
ng their Heads with 
an Iron-pot, or Head- 
piece; alfb a Fiery Me- 
eor, being a great une- 
qual Exhalation infla- 
med between a Hot and 

Cold Cloud. 

Fire-fhip , a Pockey 

Fire -fide, a Health to 
the Wife and Chil- 

Firkin of foul Stuff, a 
very Homely coarfe 
corpulent Woman. 

Fijhing Billjn Chance- 
ry, to make what Dif- 
coveries may be. Who 
Cries Stinking Fifh ? or 
who difpraifes his own 
Ware ? GoodFifi when it 
is Caught, of what is not 
got fo fbon as reckoned 
upon. All is Ffjb that 
comes to Net, of him that 
flies boldly at all Game. 
1 have other Fifh to Fry, 
I arn other wife taken 
up, engag'd, or have 
other Bufinefs on my 

Fixen> a froward, pee- 

F L 

F L 

vifh Child; alfo a She- 

Jfaxk, a little or low- 
founding Fart. 

F L 

flatty , flimfy , not 
found, firm or iblid. 
Flagg, c. a 

Flapdragon, a Clap or 

Flare , to Shine or 
glare like a Comet or 

c. a Periwig. 
Rum Flafh, c. a long , full, 
high-priz'd Wig. Queer 
c. a fbrry wea- 
ther - beaten Wig, not 
Groat ; 1 worth Stealing, fit only 
rough I to put on a Pole or dreft 
Scare-Crow. plafk- 
, c. a Houfe where 
and are 

alfb ^ coarie 

Stone us'd in Paving. 

20 Flagg, to fall 

droop; decline., or fail ; I Thieves ufe y 

alfo to fufpend or let | connived at. 

fall a Suitor Profecuti- 

on. The Flag of Defi- 

Flafae, a Bottle (or 
its refemblance ) of 

ance is out, ( among the Sand., bound about with 
Tarrs)the Fellow's Face I Iron,, into which the 
and he is I melted Metal is by 
Coynersand others pour- 
ed ; alfo a Pottle or five 
Pints and half, that 
quantity, formerly of 


is very Red, 

flam, a Trick_, 

Flavderkin ,, a very 
large Fat Man or Horfe; 

I Florence , now of any 

alfo Natives 01 that I Wine: A Box for Gun- 
Country. I powder ; a Carriage for 

Flanders - fortunes 3 of [Ordinance; an Arch- 
fmall Subftance. [line fomewhat diftant 

Flanders-fieces,Pi&u res from the corner of the 
that look fair at a di ft- Chief, and fwellingby 
ance, but coarfer near degrees toward the mid- 
at Hand. j die of the Efcutcheon. 


F L 

Flat, dead Drink ; al- 
fo dull Poetry or Dif- 

Flavour ,Scem of Fruits; 
as Peaches,Quinces, &c> 
Or of Wines, as Rhe- 
niih, Canary j &c. 

Flaunting, tearing-fine. 
To Flaunt it, to Spark 
it, or Gallant it. 

Flaw , a water-flaw 
and a crack inChryftals, 
as well as a fpeck in 
Gemms and Stones. 

Ffawd y c. Drunk. 

Flay, to flea or skinn. 
Hell flay a Flint, of a 
meer Scrat or .M/er. 

Flear, to grinn. A 
Wearing Fool^ a grinning 
filly Fellow. 

Fkece, to Rob, Plun- 
der or Strip ; alfoWooll^ 
the true Golden-Fleece 
of England, a dear 
Spring, or Flowingf^oun- 
lain of Wealth. 

Fleet, fwift * of Wing 
or Fooc 5 in flight or 
Courfe, ufed not only 
of Birds upon the. Win g^ 
but of winged Arrows, 
refembling mem in 

F L 

Ffegmatic, dull, heavy. 
A Flegmatic Fellow, a 
drowfyinfipid Tool, aji 
ill Companion 

Fkfi-brcker, a Match- 
maker ; alfo a Bawd; 
between whom but lit- 
tie difference, for .they 
both ( ufually ) take 

Flibttftters 9 Wefl-In- 
dian Pirates, or Bucka- 
neers, Free-booteis. 

Flicker, c. a Drink- 
ing Glafs. Flicker fn&ptjc. 
the Glafs is b oken Nitn 
the Flicker, c. Stea tbe 
Glafs. Runt Flicker, c. 
a lange Glais or Rum- 
mer. Queer flicker, c 
a Green or ordinary 
Giats. To Flicker, to 
grin or flouc. FUck- 
eringf grinning or laugh- 
ing in a Man's Face. 

Flicking, C. to CUtj 

Flick me fame Panant 
and Cafh, c. cut me 
fome Bread and Cheeffe. 

Fink tbe Tetter, c. cut 
off the Clozk-bag or 

Flip, Sea Drink, of 

F L 

fmali Beer, (chiefly) 
and Brandy, fweetned 
and Spiced upon occa- 
iion : A Kan of Sir. Clovf- 
fy, is among the Tans, 
a Kan of choice Flip, 
with a Lemon fqueez'd 
in, and the Pill hung 

Flippant, pert and full 
of Prattle. 

Flimfy flabby >not firm, 
found or fclid. 

Flocks and Herds , 
Flocks are of lefler Cat- 
tel 3 Herds are of Black 
Cattel, a Flock of Sheep 
or Goats,, and {bme- 
times of Birds, as Pid- 
geons ; and in Imitation 
of the Gregarious Crea- 
tures, Men, that are 
ibciable, are iaid to 
follow and flock after 
one another as Sheep, 
or to flock together to 
fee Shows and Specta- 

Flog 3 c. to Whip 
*kg 9 J> c. feverely Lafht. 

Flogging- cove., c. the 
Beadle, or Whtpper in 
Bridewell, or any iuch 

F L 

Flogging-flake y c. a 

floggd at the Tumbler, 
c; Whipt at the Cart's 

man's Chipping ( with 
Rods) an Old ( ufu- 
ally ) and ( fometimes) 
a Young Lecher. A* 
the Prancer drew the 
Queer- Cove * at tbs crop 
ping of the Rotan, the 
Rum Padf of the Rum 
vile, and was Flogjfd by 
the 'Rum Csw, c. the 
Rogue was dragged at 
the Cart's tail thiough 
the chiefStreets oftL^ don t 
and was found )y Whipt 
by the Hangman, 

Florence , a Wench 
that is touz/d and ruff- 

Florentine , a made 
DifhofMmced Meats, 
Currans Spice^ ggs, 
&c. Bafe'd. 

Flounte , to tofi; to 
fling and flounce > to fling 
and tols. 

Flout, a jeer, to flout 
or jeer. 

Flummery, a clean 

F L 

ing Difli made of Oat- 
meal boyl'd in Water 
to a kind of Jelly or 
Confiltence and drain- 

Flujb in tbe?ocket,c. full 
of Money. The Cull is 
flufh in the F0,theSpark's 
Pocket is well Lined 
with Money, pluming 
in the Face, a frequent 
redning, occafion'd by 
a fudden Queftion, fur- 
prize, and aljfo from a 
diftemper'd Liver. 

Fluftered. Drunk. 

Flute, c. the Recorder, 
of London, or of any 
other Town. 

Flutter, or Flie low^ 
anciently top//tf *r,hence 
a Flitter-moufe or Bat 5 
as much as to lay, a Fly- 
ing Mcuie, as an Owl is 
a Flying-Cat 

Flyers, c. Shoes. 

Flymg-Camfs, Beggers 
plying in Bodies at Fu- 

F O 

Fob, c. a cheat., trick ; 
allb a little Pocket. 

F O 

Fob off, flyly to cheat 
or deceive. 

Fogus y c. Tobacco. 
Tip we gage of Fogus y c 
give me a Pipe of To- 

Foiling, the Footing of 
Deer on the Grafs ,, 
fcarce feen. 

Folks, the Servants, or 
ordinary People s as 
Country-folks, Harveft- 
Folks, Work-folks, <K 
The polks Bread or l?ud- 
ding) for the coarfeft 
Bread or Pudding. 

Fools Coat^ or Colours, 
a Motley of incon- 
gruous Colours too near 
a Kin to match , . as 
Red and Yellow., which 
is the Fool's Coat with 
us^as Blew and Green 
is with the French. A 
Fool's-Coat ^ a Tulip fo 
called, ftriped with Red 
and Yellow. 

Fools-Cap, a fort of 
Paper fo called. 

Footman** Mawnd, c. 
an artificial Sore made 
with unflack'd Lime, 
Soap and the Ruft of 
old Iron, on the Back 


of a Begger's hand., as if 
hurt by the bite or kick 
of a Horle. 

Foot-pad, c. fee Low- 
pad, for one foot in the 
Grave, a Pariphrafis an 
old Man. He has tie 
length of bis Foot. 

Fop, Foppiflj, one that 
5s fingular or affe&ed in 
Drefs, Geftures, &c* 

poplin, the feme, on- 
ly younger. 

forebode, to prelage_, 
betoken or fore-fhow. 

Preiages ofr ill Luck ; as 
/filling of the Sa/t,aHarc's 
crojjing the Way ; Croaking 
of Ravens ; Screaking of 
Scrcacb-Owls. Or of ill 
Weather, either natural 
Signs or artificial ; as, 
Aches, Corns, Cry o/ 
a Peacock, Water-galls 
Weather-Glaffes, &c. 

Foreca^ contrivance 
or laying a defign ; Pre- 
caution^ or the Wifflom 
of Prevention, which is 
beyond the Wifdom of 
Remedy To Forecaft, 
to contrive, or digeft 
Matters for Execution. 

F O 

foreman of the Jury, 
he that engrofles all 
the Talk to himfelf. 

Foreftall, to antedate 
or anticipate. 

Fork,c. a Pick-pocket. 
Let's fork kirn, c. let us 
Pick that Man's Pocket, 
the neweft and moft 
dextrous way : It is, 
to thruft the Fingers, 
ftrait,, ftiflf, open, and 
very quick into the 
Pocket, and (b clofing 
them^ hook what can 
be held between them* 
Fork if often Rakes 
Heir, or after a fcraping 
Father comes a fcatter- 
ing Son. 

forlorn-hope, c. lofing 
Gamefters^ alib in ano- 
ther Senfe, a Partv of 
Soldie s, dye. put upon 
the moft defperate Ser- 

Fort, the broad Part 
of trieS word-blade near- 
eft to the Hilt. 

Fortune, & rich Maid,, 
or wealthy Widdow_, an 

Fortune-hunters > Pur- 

uers of fuch to obtain 


F O 

them in Marriage. A 
Creature of Fortune, one 
that Lives by his Wits. 
A Soldier of Fortune,, the 
Heir of his own Right- 
hand as the Spaniards 
call him. A Game^er of 
Fortune, one that Lives 
by fhaking his Elbow. 
He has made his Fortune > 
he has got a good E 

Fortune-Tellers, c. the 
Judges of Life andDeath^ 
Ib called by the Canting 
Crew : Alfb Aftrologers, 
T?byfiognomi(ls ) Chiroman- 
cers, &c. 

Horfe, Lame. 

that fprUng 
a Leak and 
Sunk down- 

Foimdllng , a Child 
dropt in the Streets for 
the Parifh ( the moft a- 
ble ) to keep. 

Fculjade^n ordinary 
coarfe Woman. 

$ Foul Wine , when it 
/links; alfo when unfine,, 
or Lees flying in the 

F O 

Fox, the fecond Year; 
alfo a (harp cunning 
Fellow. pox'J, Drunk. 
He has caught a Fox, he 
is very Drunk. An old 
Fox, after the fecond 
Year ; alfo a fubtil old 
Fellow ; alfo an old 
broad Sword. A FOX- 
blade , a Sword-blade 
with a Fox ( or fome 
thing like it ) Grav'don 
it, efteem'd good Me- 

Foxkennetteth, Lodg- 

Foy, a farewell or tak- 
ing leave, ufually a Part- 
ing-glafs. To Pay bis 
Foy y to make his Friends 
Merry, before he leaves 

Fojl-cloy, c. a Pick- 
pocket,a Thief, a Rogue. 

Foyfty c. a Cheat a 
Rogue; alfo a clofe 
flrong Stink, without 
Noiie or Report. 

F R 

Frater j,c.the ci'ghthOr- 
der of Canters, fuch as 
Beg with a Sham-pa- 

F R 

tents or Briefs foi Spkals, 
Prifons, Fires. &c. 

Fray, an Encounter, 
or Diforder. Better come 
at the latter end of aFeaft, 
than the begmnmg ofaFray. 
To Fray, to fcare or 
.frighten ; alfo to break 
or crack in wearing. 
Hence frail, brittle or 
fbon broke ; and when 
Deer rub andpu/h their 
Heads againft Trees to 
get the pells of their new 
Horns off. 

Freak,- a Whim or 

Freakijb , Fantaftic, 
Whimiical, Capricious. 
Freawetb , fee Wild 

Free- footers * Law left 
alfo Soldiers ferving for 
chat Piivilege without 
Pay, and Inroaders. 

Freeholder, he whole 
Wife goes with him to 
the Ale-houfe ; alfo he 
that has to the Value oJ 
Fourty Shillings ( or 
more ) a Year in Land 
Fretee, a thin* fmaH 
hard Cyder much usd 

F R 

)y Vintners and Coo- 
)ers in parting their 
Wines, to lower the 
Price of them,, and to 
advance their Gain, 

French Gout, the Pox. 
A blow with a French 
^aggot Stick, when the 
Note is fallen by the 

Frenchified , in the 
French Intereft orMode ; 
alfo Clapt or Poxt. 

Freflj-man, a Novice,in 
he Univeriity. 

lave never been on the 
Saltjbr made any Voyage, 
aieer Land- Men. 

Fret, to fume or chafe; 
alfo Wine in ferment- 
ing is (aid to be upon 
the Fret. 

Fricajfee, any Fried 
Meats 5 but chiefly of 

F rigg*t. well rigg'Jf 
a Woman .well Dreft 
and Gentile. 

Frigid, a weak di fa- 
bled Husband, cold, im- 

Frippery ) old Clothes. 

F U 

Froe, c. for Urowc ., 
(Dutch) a Wife, Mi- 
itrefs, or Whore Braflj to 
your Froe, (or Blofs,) and 
* wheedle for Crap, c. whip 
to your Miftrefs and 
fpeak her fair to give, or 
lend you fbme Money. 

Frog-landers _, Dutch- 

Frolicks, lewd or mer- 
ry Pranks, pleafant Ram- 
bles, and mad Vaga- 


Frump y a dry JBob_, 
or Jen:. 

F U 

Fuants , Excrements 
of all Vermin. 

Fubbsy a loving, fond 
Word ufed to prety lit- 
tle Children and Wo- 
men ; alfb the Name of 
a Yacht. 

Fuddle, Drink. This 
is Rum fuddle? c. this 
is excellenc Tipple. 

Fuddle-cap, a Drunk- 

; is a Naufeous 

F U 

fort of Excefs ; as f/- 
fontfet, loathfbm fat, or 
fat to loathing. Fulfom 
flattery, naufcous or grols 
Flattery laid on too 
thick ; as Embroidery 
too thick Laid on is 
dawbing with Gold or 

Fumbler^n un per form- 
ing Husband, one that is 
tnfufficient , a weak 

where fuch are to be 
put for their Nonper- 

Fun, c. a Cheat, or 
flippery Trick ; al(b an 
Ar(e. What do you fun 
me ? Do you think to 
Sharp or Trick me ? /// 
Kick, your Fun,c. I'll Kick 
your Arle. He put the 
Pun upon the Cull, c. he 
iharpd the Fellow. / 
fuwi d him, c. I was too 
hard for him, I out-wit- 
ted or rook'd him. 

Fund, or Fond, a 
Bank, or Stock or Ex- 
chequer of Money, or 
Moneys worth; alfb a 
Bottom or Foundation, 

G A 

A launch 

, a good 


atfo a ftrong Smell or 
Stink. What a Funk fare 
if / What a thiqk Smoak 
of Tobacco is here! 
JHferaV a, Jamri^ funk, 
here s a great Strnk. 

to Scowre^ Or Retrefh 
old Armour, frc. &e u 
migfailj FtrrtoflfJ p on a 
faddam,\rt\zn a Man not 
accuftom. d to wear fine 
Clpaths, gets a good 
Suit oa his Back. 

jF#y-we#,c. Aldermen. 

f*ffdckt 9 A mxr fttf- 
focks , a Lazy Fat-Arsd 
Wench. A Fat Fuflocks, 
a Fiufom,Fat^ Strapping 

Fujliati-verfe. Veffe in 
Words of lofty Sound 
and humble Senfe. 

Fupilttggs, a Fulfbm 
Beaftly,Nafty Woman 

Ged up and down, to 
Fidle and Fisk, to run a 

~ * - way- 
going Women) Fidging 
andFisking every where. 
A Gad of Steel. 

Gag, c, to put Iron- 
pinns into the Mouths 
of the Robbed, to liin- 
der them Crying out. 

:. a Pot or Pipe. 
Ttp me a Gflgdj e. give 
me a Pot or Pipe or 
fiand httfter, the Pot -or 

Gallant, a very fins 
Man; alfb a Man of 
Metal, or a br^e Eel- 
iow; aifo one that 
Courts or keeps, or Is 
Kept by a Miftrels. Gal- 
lant a Fan> to break it 
with Defign, or Pur- 
poie to have the Oppor- 
tunity and Fayour to 
Preient a better* 

Gambals , Chriftmas 
Gamballs, merry Fro- 
licks or Pranks. 

Gams, c. Bubbles 
drawn in to be cheated, 
alfo at a Bawdy-houfe, 
Lewd Women. Have 
ye Any Game Mother? Have 
ye any Whores Miftrefs 
Baw'd > and in another 
F Senfe, 

G A 

Senfe. What you game 
we * c. do you jeer me, 
or pretend to expoferoe, 
to make a May-game of 

Gamefowe, Wanton , 
Frofickiom, Playful. 

Can, a a Mouth. 

Ganns 9 c. the I ipps. 

Gang, an ill Knot or 
Crew of Thieves, Pick- 
pockets or MHcreants; 
alfo a Society of Porters 
under a Regulation, and 
to go. 

Gape-feeJ , whatever 
the gazing Crowd idly 
flares and gapes after ; 
as Puppet-Diows, Rope- 
dancers, MonfterSj and 
Moumebanks,any thing 
to feed the Eye, 

Gartjh, gaudy, taw* 
dry f bedawbed with 
Lace, or ail bedeck't 
with mifinatcht, or fta- 
ring Colours. 

Garni(h-money y what 
is cuftomarily fpent a- 
mong the Prifbners at 
firft coming in. 

Gattme, fee Pattme. 

Gaunt, lank, thin, hol- 

G E 

G E 

Gears, Rigging or Ac- 
coutrements Head-gear 
the Linnen or drels of 
the Head. In Us Gears, 
ready Rigg'd or Dreft. 
Out of his Gears out of 
Kelter, or out of forts. 
It wovt Gee t it won't 
Hit. or go. 

Gelt, c. Money. 7%ere 
is m Gelt to be got> c. 
Trading is very Dead. 

Gentian-wine , Drank 
for a Whet before Din- 

Gentry-cove^ c. a Gen- 

Gentry-cove-ken, C. a 
Nobleman's or Gentle- 
man's Houfe* 

Gentry-mart; c. a Gen- 

Gwrge,c.a half Crown 
piece. He tiptmc forty 
Georges for my Earneft, C. 
he paid me Five Ponnds 
tor my Share or Snack. 


Gikbrifh, the Canting 
Tongqe, or Jargon. 

G I 

G L 

ig, c. a Nofe j alfo 
a Woman's Privities. Sni- 
cbel tie Gig, c. Fillip the 
Fellow on the Nofe. A 
young G*g,a wanton Lais 

G/ggf r^e, a Door. Dub 
tie Gigger, c, open the 
Door with thePick-lock 
that we may go in and 
Rob the Houle. 

Giglers* c. wanton 
Women. G%/* r Laugh- 
ing loud and long. 

Gritty. 3. Quartern (of 
Brandy, Wine, e^O 
alib a homely Woman. 
Every Jack muft have 
Us Gill. Jleres not fo 
Orf nary a Gill Jiut then 9 s 
at Sirry a JacL Gillie, 

Giiyfart , a proud , 
^flnks. Gib, c, a Pick- 
lock ; alia a Slut or 
light Houfewife. 

Girncratk , a fpruce 
Wench; alto a Bauble 
or Toy. 

Ginger-bread) Money. 

Ghrgcrfo gently^foft- 
ly, eafily. 

Gin> a lhare or nooze, 
to catch Bf i ds,as aSpring 
is to catch Hares, 

, Toies or 


Gimjy c. an Inftru- 
raent to lift up a Grate, 
the better to Steal what 
is in the Window. 

Giff) co cure or cle- 
aute Herrings in order 
co Pickling. 

Girds, Taunts, Quips 

Biting lharp Reflexions. 
Under bit Girdk, wkhirs 
his Power^ or ac hisBeCk. 
If you are angry you may 
turn toe Buckle of your 
Girdle be bind you, to 
one Angry fora fmall 
Matter, and whofe An- 
ger is as little valued. 

Give Nature a Fillip, 
to Debauch a little now 
and then with Women, 

Glade 9 Sbade. 

Ghnce of an Ej* 9 a 
Caftof the Eye ; attbt 
firft Glance, at a Brufli, 
or at the firft Caft. 

Glanders, filthy yd- 
low Snot at ( Horfes ) 
F a Nofe, 

G L 

Nofes j caught from 

Glare, A Glitter j alfo 
the weak Light of a 
Comet , Candle , or 
Glow-worm. To Glare> 
Or blaze like a Comet, 
or CandIe,Hence Glore, 
as Pottage Gfor*, or Shine 
with Fat* 

Glaive, a Bill or 

Glaver, to Fawn and 
Flatter. >4 G layering 
Fellow, a Falfe Flatter- 
ing Fellow, 

Glaze, o. the Win- 

Gla&itr, c. one that 
creeps in at Cafements, 
or unrips Glafs- win- 
dows to Filch and Steal 

Glfciers, c. Eyes Th 
Cove ha* Rum Glaciers 
c. that Rogue has ex- 
cellent Eyes, or an Eye 
like a Cat. 

Ght t Mirth, Paftime 

Gleam t a weak or wa- 
terifk lagntj hence i 
Glimmering or Twink 
ling of a Star. 

GGb f Smooth, with- 
out o Kub. Glib 

G L 

Soluble, ready or Nim- 

Glim, c. a Dark-Lan- 
thorn uifed in Robbing 
Houfes ; alfo to burn in 
the Hand ; At the Cull 
was Glimmd y be gangs to 
tie *&*, c. if the Fel- 
low has been Bui'nt in 
the Hand, he'll be 
Hang'd now. 

Glimfenders, c. And- 
irons. Rum GlimfenderS} 
Silver Andirons. 

c angry 
or in a iPaffion. The 
Cull is Glima c. the 

Fellow is in a Heat 

Glimmer^ C. Fire. 

Glimjack, c. a Link- 

Glimmerer^ cheTwen- 
ty iecond Rank of the 
Canting Tribe, begging 
with Sham Licences , 
pretending to Lofles by 
Fire, &C. 

GUmfick* c. a Candle- 
ftick. Rum Ghmfticks, c. 
SilverCandlefticks. Queer 
GlimfticksyQ. Brais, Pew- 
ter or Iron Candlefticks, 

Glow, either to Shine 
or be Warm., as Glow- 


worm from the firft, anc 
glvw'tng of the Cheeks, o 
glowing of Fire, with re 
Jation to the laft. 

G O 

Goads, c. thofe that 
Wheedle in Chaomen 
For Horfe-courfers. 

Go*/en-C*4cb, a Hur- 

Goat, a Lccher 5 or 
very Lafcivjous Perfon. 

Goatijh , Lecherous , 
Wanton, Luftful 

Gob, c. the Mouth ; 
alfo a Bit or Morfel 
hence Gobbet* ,now more 
5n ufe for little Bits ; as 
a Cbof of Meat is a good 
Cut. Gift of the Gob, a 
wictej open Mouth j al- 
fo a good Songfter, or 

God's'P^nnjy Earneft 
Money, to bind a Bar- 

Gold-droffers , Sweet- 
ners, Cheats, Sharpers. 

Going upon the DtA, c. 
Breaking a Houfe wirh 

^ he that has 


alwaies a Purfe or Cod 
of Gold in his Fob. 
Gold'frtdersj Einptiers of 
Jakes OP Houfes of Of- 


pan ion or Friend ofrhe 

Goo/e, orGoofe-cap a 
Fool. Find fault with a 
Fat Goofe, or without a 
Canfe. Go Shoe the Gwfe. 
Fie upin Pride when Gcefe 
go Enn-leggd. HSU be a 
Man among tbeGccfc wbtn 
the Gander u gon, or a 
Man before his Mother. 
A Tayltr's Goofc Roafted, 
Red-hot Imoothing 
Iron 7 to Clofe the Seams. 
Plot and heavy like a Tay- 
f cr j f Goofe, may be appli- 
ed to a Paffionatc Cox- 

Gorcc, c. Money, but 
chiefly Gold. 

Gojfips, the Godfathers 
and Goamothcrs ac 
Chriftnings; alfo thofe 
hat are noted for 

Gojfiping, much Idle 
Prating, and Tittle Tat- 

F 3 Graces, 

G R 


Graces, or Ornaments 
of Speech, ffitbagood 
Gract, what is Becom- 
ing,, Agreeable. Witban ill 
Grace, what is Unbe- 
coming orDilagreeabte. 

Grafted, made a Cuck- 
eld of 

Grannam, c. Cora* 

Gr annum* gold , old 
Hoarded Coin. 

Granny, an old Wo- 
man, alfo a Grandmo- 

Grapple, to dole in 
Fifticufls or Fighting, 
Oppos'd to Combating 
at Arms-end ; alfo 
faftning of Ships toge- 
ther in an Engagement 
with Grappling Irons, a 
kind of Anchors ( or 
refembling them ) wich 
four Flooks and no- 

Graff, to Catch anc 
Holdfaft. or prefi wh 
the clofe Fift. 

Grating, hard* Sounds 
:, Shocking 

G R 

nd Offenfive to the 

Great Buck, the Sixth 

Great Hare, the Third 
Year and afterwards. 

Gratings, the die- 
[uer'dWork clapt on the 
3eck of a Ship to let 
n the Light and Air. 

Green-bag, a Lawyer. 

Green-gown, a throw- 
ng of young Lafles on 
the Grafs and luffing 

very raw 
Novice , or unexperi- 
enc'd Fellow. 

GreJkafHttc, a Virtuo- 
fo, or Member of the 
Royal Society. 

Grigi c. a Farthing; 
allb a very fmall Eel. A 
merry Grig, a merry Fel- 
low. Not a Grig did be 
tip me, c. not a Farthing 
wou'd he give me. 
Grilliade , any Broiid 
Meats, Fifli or Flefti. 

Grimacm ^ Mops and 
Mows, or making of 

Griw, Stern, Fierce, 

G a 

G R 

Grinders , c. Teeth 
The Cwe has Rum Grin 
<hrs, c. the Rogue has 
excellent Teeth. 

Gripe or Griper, an 
old Covetous Wretch 
allb a Banker, Money 
Scrivener, or Ufiirer. 

Grifing, is an Epithet 
commonly affixed either 
to the Exa&ions of Op- 
preflive Governors, or 
to the Extortions of 
Ufurers-; Griping Ufu- 
rers, and griping Ufury 
being as ordinary in 
EngHfh as Vfttra itor 
in Latin. 

Grisfans, Steaks off 
the Rump of Beef > alfo 
Pork-bones with fome 
tho' not much Flefh on 
them, accounted TV 
iweet Meat Broyled. 

Gropert) c, blind Men. 

Grotefiue; a wild fort 
of Painting moftly us'd 
for Banquetung or Sum- 

Grounds, Unfcented 
Hair Powder, made 
of Starch, or Rice, ice 

Grow ft, Heath-polts. 

Grffwnetb, the Noife 
a Buck makes at Rutting 

Grtjnty corruptly by 
che Tarrs for Corcnna^ 
a Seaport of Galicia in 

Grub Sreet N(fii?/,falfe, 
ForgU " 

Grunt j the lame as 
Gr/i,Stern or Fierce. 

Grumbletonitn^ Male- 
contents, out of Hum- 
our with the Govern- 
ment, for want of a 
Place, or having loft 

Grumbling of tbeGfo* 
z,ard. Murmuring, Mut- 
tering, Repining , Re- 

Grttnter, c a Sucking 

Grunting Cheat , c. a 


GruntingPecci, c. Pork, 
Guard, of old Safe- 
guard, now fliortned 
Into Guard, either for 
State, as Prince? have 
their Guards, or forfe- 
curity fo Prifoners have 
theirs j alfo the Shell of 
F 4 a 

G U 

a Sword, and the belt 
Pofture of Defence. 

Gvgaws, Toies. Tri- 

Gull, c. a Chear 

GMd, c. Cheated, 
Rookt, Sharpt. 

Gullet, a Derifory 
Term for the Throat, 
from Gula. 

Gttlt-groperf, c. a By- 
ftander that Lends Mo- 
ney to the Garaefters. 

GuvJigutts a fat pur- 
fy Fellow. In the Gun, 
Drunk. As fun as & m, 
or Cock-fore. Out of Gun- 
fat} aloof from Danf- 
ger, or out of Harm's 

Gun -powder f an o 

Guft or Gufto, a light 
Reliih^ Savour, or true 
Tafte of any thing A 
Delicious Gufto, Wines, 
Fruits, or Meats of a 
curious or pleafantTafte. 
A Guft of Wind, a {hort 
fiidden, furious filaft, 
as we lay a T*#jh ofEa 
fora fudden, Aoit, im- 
petuous Bear of Rain, 
, DrinK. 

G Y 


Gut fiuntke d , exceed- 
ng Hungry, 
Gutting, Eating much, 
Gutting Fellow, a gr eac 

Gufar Lane, the 

Outers the litdc ftreak 
in a Decrs Beam. 

Houfe, Rif- 



An O;/er, Eat- 

ing it. 
3 very m\ grols 

G Y 

Gfa, c> any Writiog 
or Pais Sealed ; tUo 
Jerk or Jeer. 

GX> * c. Jerkt or 


) a Counterfeit 
of wandering 
Rogues and Wenches, 
herding together, and 
Living prornicuoufly, or 
in common , under 
Hedges and in Barns., 


H A 

Diiguifing themfeives 
with BlacKing their 
Faces and Bodies, and 
wearing an AntickDreis, 
as well as Devifing a 
particular Cant> Srroll- 
ing up and down, and 
under colour ofFortune- 
teTUng,Palme&ry Phyfi- 
ognoitiy, and Cure of 
Difeafes ; impofe all- 
waies upon the unthink- 
ing Vulgar, and often 
Steal from them, what- 
ever is not too Hot for 
their Fingers , or ,too 
Heavy co carry off. A 
Cunning Gjrpff> a {harp, 
fly Baggage, a Witty 
Wench. At Taniftl 
e Gyffy, of a Gypfy-hue 
or colour, 
Gyrle, fee Roc. 


Habberitafher of Nottas 
and Pronouns f School- 
matter or Uflien Aveniure 
or Mi ft. 
Hackee Place where 
the Hawk's meat is laid 

and Hue, to Cut 
n Pieces. 

Hackr or Hackneys , 

ommon Proftitates. 
Hackney-Horfu to be let 
oanv Body. Hackney- 
cribferS) Poor Hirelings 
Mercenary Writers. 

c. Fighting 
?ellaw,fee Captain Back- 

Tbe Syark 
has been at Haddurnt, He 
is Glapt, or PoxK 

an old Witch. 

, Lean Witch* 
ed, Half-Staived. 

Hagboat) a huge Ve 
(el for Bulk and Length , 
Builr chiefly to tetch 
great Malts, &t 

Hgtgbut,, s Hand -gun 
Three quarters of aYard 

Haggle, to run from 
Shop to Shop, to Hand 
hard to five a Penny. 
A Hegter, one that Buys 
of theCountry- Folks and 
Sells m the Market, and 
from Door to 




Halfatog,c. SixPence 

Half Seas aver, almoft 



ftafxpcr'd, caught in 
a Nooze, entangled, or 
embarafled in an intri- 
cate Affair. 

Handy, Dextrous. 

Handy Slews. Fifty- 

Handicrafts, the Ma- 
nual Arts or Mechanic 
Trades A gnat Two* 
banded Sword^ iwinging 
broad Sword. A great 
Twobanded fellow, a huge 
Twinging Fellow, Such 
4 thing fell ijjto bis Hand, 
of one that improve a- 
nother's Morion, Speech , 
or Invention. He will 
make a Hand of it t he 
will make a Penny of it, 
or make i'f turn to Ac- 
count Tbs* are Hvnd 
and Glove, of Friends 
or Camerades that are 
Infeparable, and almoft 
to the fame purpofe 
Clove and Orange. Cbantv 
Hands, and change Luck 
orto Play your Cards in 


another Hand. The fame 
HaftJand Fair Pi^,when 
cbey Play on without 
changing Hands. Many 
Hands make ligbtWtrk. 
TouJtand'U'itbyour Hants 
in your Pockets, to an 
Idle Fellow that finds 
nothing co do. 

float, He bas a Hank 
upon bim, or the Alcen- 
dfant over hirru 

Hanker after, to Long 
Ci wiih much for. 

Hanbelo, 9 filly Fel- 
low, a meer Cods-head. 

Hans-en keldn y Jack 
in the Box, the Child 
in die Womb, or a 
Health ro it. 

$ very 

or begining to 
Sower. Hard-drinktng, 
exceilive Soking, or to- 
ping abouxidAiice, Hard 
Bargain^ Si evere one. 
Homely. Hard froft, a 
Keen or Sharp one. 
Hard Cafe, a fevere or 
deep Misfortune, or iH 
Treatment. Hard Ma^ 
er or Dealer, a very near 
one or clofe. 

H A 

\Q iecond Year* 
A great Hare* the third 
Year, Leveret the firft 
Year. To W4 wM tbt 
Hare and run with rfa 
Hound,, or to keep fair 
with both Parties at 
once. Hare-ttffd, Notcht 
or turn'd up in rhe mid- 
dle, Hare-fleep , with 
Eiesa'moftopen. Hare^ 
Hurried. Hare Seautb or 
Formetbi the proper term 
for the Place where /he 
Setts or Lies. A Han 
JBeatetb or Taffetb^ makes 
a noiie at Rutting time. 
He has /wallow* i # Hare> 
he is very Drunk. 

Harking, Whifpering 
on one fide to borrow 

Harmon, c. a Con- 

Harm ans^ the Stocks. 

Harman-hck.c, a Bea- 

Harp-upm , a bujfinefi 
to infitt on ir. 

Harridan, c. one that 
is half Whore, half 

Hart, the Sixth Year, 
A St*&y the fifch Year. 

H A 

A Staggard, the fourth. 

A Brock the third. A 

Knobber , the fecond. 

Hmd Calf, or Calf, the 


Hart Harbouretb, Lodg- 


Hart Royaly having 
been Hunted by a King 
or Queen, Unbarbour 
the Hart, Diflodge him. 
A Han Bettetb, maketh 
a Noifeat Rutting time. 
A Hart goetb to Rut, the 
Term for Copulation. 

Hartfordfhire - hndnefs, 
Drinking to the feme 
Man again. 

Hartbold or frety Hear- 
*7> of 'good Courage, 
or pert Spirit. 

Hafiy y Tery Hot on 
afudden. JbentoftHafle 
the worjf fpeea*> or Htftc 
make* Wttjhi of him that 
lofes a Bu&ieis by hur- 
rying of it. Tou are none 
of the Htftingi, of him 
rhat lofes an C^porturri- 
cy or a Bufln^isfor wane 
of Difpatch. 

HatcbetfaJd, Hard- 
favor'd, Homely. Un- 

H A 

H E 

der the Hatches, in Trou- 
ble, or Pfifon. 

Haut-bois, Oaks^ Bea- 
ches., Afhes , Poplars, 
e^r. AJfo well known 
and pleafant Martial 

Hwock, Wafte, Spoil. 
"fhey made fad Havock, 
they Dcftroy'd all before 

Hawk, c. a Sharper. 

Hawker *; RetailNews- 

Hawking, going about 
Town and Country 
with Scotch-Cloth^ &c. 
or News-Papers; alfb 
Spitting difficultly. 

Hay, a feparate En- 
clofuie of Wood Land; 
within a Forreft orPark, 
Fenced with a Rail or 
Hedge, or both. To 
Dance the Hay, T&tnake 
Hay while the Sun Skints, 
or make good ufe of 
one's Time. 

Hazy Weather, when it 
is Thick, Mifty, Fog 


Haz,le-geU > to Beat 
any one with a Hazie- 
Stick or Plant, 

H E 

Heady, ftrong Liquors 
that immediately fly up 
into the Noddle^ and fb 
quickly make Drunk. 

Header OHP Stubborn, 
Ungovernable. A Scald 
Head it (eon Broke. 

Head Bully of the Yafs or 
P*/ageBank,C the Top 
Tilter of that Gang, 
throughout the whole 
Army., who Demands 
and receives Contribu- 
tion from ill the Pals 
Banks in the Camp. 

HearingCheats, c . Ears, 

Heart s>eafe y c. a Twen- 
ty (hilling piece ; alfb an 
ordinary fort of Strong 
Water; and an Herb 
called by ibme the Tri- 
nity, by others, Three 
Faces in a Hood,, Live 
in Idlenefi, Call me to 
you, or Panfies, an ex- 

Heathen Philofopher^ a 
fbny poor tatter d Fel- 
low, whofe Breech may 
be feen through his 


H E 

Heave, c. to Rob. 

Heave a Bough, C. to 
Rob a Houfe. 

Heaver, c. a Breaft. 
Heavy js either grofsin 
Quantity ,or flow inMo- 
tion, becauie ordinari- 
ly the one is not without 
the other., and therefore 
we fay J^eavy Bodies move 
flowly. A heavy Fellow, 
a dull Blocki/h Slug. 

Heftor, a Vaporing, 
Swaggering Coward. 

Hedge, to iecur e a def 
peraie Bet, Wager or 
Debt. Bj Hedge or by 
Style, by Hook or by 

Hedge-bird, a Scoun- 
drel or ibrry Fellow. 

Hedge-creeper , c. a 
Robber of Hedges. 

Hedge-graves , veiy 
Crabbed,, wholly unfit 
to make Wine. 

HeJge-friep, a fbrry 
Hackney , Undeiiing 
Illiterate, Vagabond, fee 

Hedge-Tavern ^ or Ah 
bovfe, a Jilting, Sharp- 
ing Tavern, or Blind 
Me boufe. It hangs in the 

H E 

Hedge,, of a Law-fuit or 
any thing elfe Depend- 
ing, Undetermined. As 
common as the Hedge, or 
Higb-way , faid of a 
Proftitute or Strumpet. 

Hell, the Place where 
the Taylers tay up their 
Cabbage, or Remnants, 
which are fbmetimes 
very Large. 

Hell- born-babe , a 
Lewd,, Cracelefs, No- 
torious Youth. 

Hell-cat, a very Lewd 
Rakehelly Fellow. 

Hell-driver, a Coach- 

Hell-bound, a Profli- 
gate,, Lewd Fellow. 

Helter-skelter, Pell- 

Hemyen-iviMifw 3 one 
whole Husband was 

Hem> to call alter one 
with an inarticulate 

Hewufe, fee Roe. 

Hen-hearted, Coward- 
ly, Fearful. 

Hen-pecktFriggat ^whofe 
Commander and Offi- 
cers are abfolutely 


fway'd by their Wives. 
Henpeckt Huston J , 
whofe Wife wear* the 

Hfffd tf Dear or Harts, 
a Company. 


whom any Freycanbe 
made, or Booty taken 
from ; al(b a filly Coun- 
try Fdlow 

Skin flicks very cloie, 
and tite like a Pudding 
Bagjuiually when very 

hard of Delivery, Sir 
2 Sucklmg call'd Ben. 
John fan's lo, 

to get her, as Hoggs and 
Piggs lie Nofe in Arie. 

High ^/pwjmpudent, 
Forward, Loofe, Light 
Women ; allb bold Ad- 

Highfkoon> or Clwted- 

wt> a Country Clown. 

Higb PaJ, c. a High- 


way Robber wellMonn- 
ted and Armed 

Hig6jinks, a Play at 
Dice who Drinks* 

Bigbtetity, a Ramp or 
Rude Girl. 

tiigb I*fc,awhen the 
Pockat is full of Money. 

I&nJ, the Plough-boy 
or Ploughman's Servant 
at Plough and Cart. 

HMe, the tfutd Year j 
Hearfe or Brockets Sifter ^ 
the tecond Year ; Calf 
th firft Year. 

ftp, uf&n tfo HP, at 
an Advantage in Wreft- 
Ibg or Bufinefs. 

Biffing, the Note of 
theSna ke and the Goofc, 
the Quenching of Me- 
tals in the Forge ; alfo 
upon any diflike at the 

Play-houfe, and fome- 
tirnestho' ieldominthc 
Courts of Judicature, 
upon any foul Proceed- 
ings. The like is don 
alfo in other larger Af 


H<&, a plain Country 

H O 

Fellow ; or Clown , alfo 
the Back of a Chim- 

Hobinal, the fame. 

Hobbift, a Di(c;ple, 
and fond Admirer of 
*Thomas Hobbs, thefam'd 
Philofopher of Makn*- 
bury. Sir Poftbttmus Hob- 
by, one that Draws on 
his Breeches with a 
Shoeing-horn j al/b a 
Fellow ^thac is Nice 
and Whimfical m the 

Hot-nail a Horfs 
Shoe-nail; alfo a High- 
fhoon orCountryClown. 

Hebf<m$~Mgei that or 

Hocus- f QMS, 4 Juggler 
that fhrws Trioks by 
Slight of Hand. 

ffofpr a. Country 
Clown, alib Roger* 

H*/ffttticlffJs, Inaib fn 
their Shells. 


Hog, a a Shilling; 
alfo fee Wild- Scar, 'tin 
Darkman B/tJgf, leillytm 
Fenceyvur Hg a> ib* ntxt 
c 30 ye 


hear you Houfe Cree- 
per, will you Spend your 
Shilling at the next Ale- 
houfe A txeer Hog or 
Hogpfo Fellow, a greedy, 
covetous, moroie Churh 
A H0g-grubbcr> acloie- 
fitted , narrow - fouFd 
fiieaking Fellow. Eb 
be* brought its ffoggs to 
4 fair Market, or be tot 
Spun a fair JkreaJ. Great 
Cr/ wdfatle Woolly a: 

e Mart fai, 'when h 
ar'4 bis Hogg/, Lais 
bourfnVain which the 
Latinesexpiefs by Gaafs- 

otJl) as the Englifhby 
the fhearing of Hoggs. 

nogen-mogen, a Dutch 
Man; alfo High and 
Mighty, rhe Sovereign 

for Haul Gittft, 
a ftrong Scent;; alfo a 
high Tafte orRelifK in 

Hold th Noft to the 
MJ'flMe.fa Keep him. 
Under, orT Ie Mm Neck 
and Heels in a Barain- 


H O 

Bafe, Perfidious, Trea- 

Holyday-bcwler, a very 
bad Bowler, Holyday 
Clods, the Beft. BKnd 
Men's Hofyaay, when it 
is Night. 

Hof-mtrcbant 3 a Danc- 
ing-mafter. To Hop, de- 
notes the Progreffivc 
Motion of Reptiles on 
the Ground , whence 
to the PI utt ring or low 
Ffighr of infects in the 
Air J or Elfe the Tran- 
fits or Leaps of a Bird 
from one Perch to ano- 
ther in a Cage,, or the 
Skips of a Squirrel from 
Tree to Tree and Bough 
to Bougb in the Wood. 

Hcmive^ Indian Corn. 
To beat Httrttntjo pound 
thai: in a Mortar. 

t&ircy-motti, the fifft 
Month of Mamage. 

Hood, the ancient 
Cover for Men's Heads, 
( before the Age of Bon- 
ners and Hates) being 
of Cloath Button'd un- 
der rhe Chin, not an- 
likea Monk's Cowl 


under one Hood, a 
Double Dealer. 

Hwd-winKd, Blind- 
folded orfiluiFed, 

Hoof it, or Beat if on 
the Hoof; to walk on 

Hookt, over-reached , 
Snapt, Trickt. Off the 
Hooks* in an ill Mood, 
or ont of Humor, By 
Hook or fy Crook> by Fair 
Means or Foul. 

Hookers, c. the third 
Rank of Canters ; alfo 

Hopper-arft, when the 
Breech fttcks out. 

Ham-wad^ ftark fta- 
ringMad becaufe Cuck- 

Hmrfe-fUfr any rude 
feoifterous fort of Sporr. 
2o waft not look & Give* 
Horfew tbeM.outb>QT what 
is freer then Gift ? One 
Man way better Steal a 
Horfe than another look 
on. The Mafter's Eye 
makes the Hor/e Fat. An 
ill Hbr ft that catit carry 
bis own Provender. Set 
the Saddle on the. Right 
lay the Blame 


where the Fault is. 7he 
Cart before the Horfe. A 
Jfjort Horfe is foon Curried, 
a little Bufmefs is fbon 
Difpatched. Tie Gray 
Mare is the better Horfe, 
faid of one, whofe 
Wife wears theBreeches. 
Fallen away from a Horfe- 
load to a Cart-load, ipok- 
en Ironically of one 
confiderably improved 
in Flefh on a fudden. 

Hoft, an Inn-keeper or 
Viftuauer ; alfo an Ar- 
my. Hoftejs, a Land-la- 
dy. To reckon without 
your Hof : Or count jour 
Chickens Isfore they are 

Hot, exceeding Paf- 
fionate. Hot Work, much 
Mifchief done,or a great 

Hot-cockles, a Play a- 
mong Children* It re- 
vives the Cockles of my 
Heart y laid, of agreeable 
News, or a Cup of 
Comfort, Wine or Cor- 
dial Water. 

Hot P^,Ale and Bran- 
dy boyled together. 

Hot Spur, a fiery furi- 

H U 

ous paffionate Fellow ; 
alfo early or forward 

Hotchpotch, an Oglio 
or Medly of feveral 
Meats in one Difh. 

Houfe of Call, the ufual 
lodging Place of Jour- 
ney-men Tailers. 

Houfe Tailers, UphoJ- 

How, to a Deer.- 

Hewlett, the Noiie a 
Wolf makcth at Rutting 

H U 

Hulltw, a Noife in 
the Streets made by the 

Huckfler, a (harp Fel- 
low. Huckpers, the Re- 
tailers of the Market, 
who Sell in the Market 
at fecond Hand. In 
Huckfter's Hands, at a 
defperate Pafr, or Con- 
dition, or in a fair way 
to be Loft. 

Hue, c, to Lafli ; al- 
fo the Complexion or 
Colour. Hued, c. Lafiit 
or Floggd. The Cove 

H U 

was Hued in tie Naskin, 
c. the Rogue was fevere- 
La/ht in Bridewell. Hue 
and Cry, the Country 
rais'd after a Thief. 

Huff, a Bullying Fel- 
low. Captain Huffy any 
noted Bully, or Huffing 
Blade. To Huff and Ding, 
tb Bounce and Swag- 

Hugger-mugger, Clofe- 
ly or by Stealth, Under 
board: To Eat fa that 
is, to Eat by one's felf. 

Hufoer-bead , a filly 
foolifli Fellow. 

Hum-cap, old, mellow 
and very ftrong Beer. 

Hum. ana 1 haw, to He- 
fitate in Speech ; alfb 
to delay, or difficultly 
to be brought to Con- 

Hummer, a loud Lie, 
a Rapper. 

Hum 3 or Hummtng 
'Liquor , Double Ale , 
Stout, Pharoah. 

Hummums , a Bag- 

Hftmorijr, a Whimfi- 
cal Fantaftical Fel- 

H U 



or Crook-fhoulder'd. 

Humpey-dumpeyi Ale 
boild with Brandy. 

Hwcb, to juftle, or 

Hunks , a covetous 
Creature, a miferabte 

Hunting^ c. decoying, 
or drawing others into 

Huntetb for bis KfoJ, 
fee Otter. 

Burly burly , Rout , 
Riot, Buftle, Confufion. 

Hurrican, a violent 
Storm or Tempeft; al- 
fo a diforder or confufi 
on in Bufinefe. 

Hurridun, lee Harri- 

Hufo, very ftill, quiet. 
All was Huflj, a great or 
profound Silence. Hufljt 
up t concealed,, orclapc 
up without Noiie. 

Husky-lour, c. a Gui- 
nea, or Job. 

Huffy, an abbreviati- 
on or Houfewife, and 
fometimes a Term of 

Huffy, or (he is a Light 
Httffy, or Houfewife. 

Hut, from ; a Term 
much us'd by Carters, 
&c. Alfo, a little Houfe 
or flight Abode for Sol- 
diers, Peafants, c^c. 

HUK.Z,* y Originally 
the Cry of the Huz>K*rs 3 
orHungarianHorfemen 5 
but now the Shouts and 
Acclamations, of any 
Soldiers, or of the Mob. 

Jabber, to Talk thick 
and faft 3 as great -Pra- 
ters do, or to Chatter 
like a Magpye. 

Jack, c. a Farthing, 
a fmall Bowl (the mark) 
to throw at, an Inftru- 
ment to draw on Boots, 
hence Jack-boots; alfb 
a Leathern Veffel to 
Drink out of, and an 
Engine to iet the Spit a 
going;. Jack in an Of- 
fae, of one that behaves 
himfelf Imperioufly in 
it. Every Jack will have 
a Gill, or the Courfcft 

J A 

He, will have as Coarfe 
a She. He wou'-drit tip mt 
Jack, c. not a Farthing 
wou'd he give me. 

Jack-adams, a Fool. 

Jack-a dandy > a little 
impertinent insignificant 

JackKitcbp. theHang- 
man of that Name, but 
now z\\ his Succeifors. 

Jack in a Box, c. a 
Sharper., or Chear. 

Jackanapes, a Term 
of Reproach, a little 
x>rry Whipper-fhapper ; 
alfba well known wag- 
gifli Beaft- As fall of 
Tricks at a Jackanapes^ 

Jack-fpratj a Dwarf, 
or very little Fellow, 
L Hop - on - my- 

Jack at aPincb,* poor 
Hackney Parfon. 

Jack-hawk, the Male* 
acobites , Zealous 
lers for theiateKing 
James, and his Intereft ; 
Ifofham orColIarShirts, 
ndHereticks Anno y;o, 
bllowing one Jacobui 

usj who held but one 
WilJ> Nature and Ope- 
G ^ ratit 

J A 

ration in Chrift, Cir- 
cumcifion of both Sex- 
es, &c. 

proch given to Women) 
as Idle Jade, Lazy Jade., 
filly Jade, &c. As dull 
Jade, tried Jade,, to a 
heavy or over-ridden 

Jakes, a Houle of 

Jagtte, c. a Ditch. 

Janizaries, formerly, 
only the Grand Signior's 
Foot Guard , choien 
out of Tributary Chrif 
tians, taken early from 
their Parents , and 
perverted to Mahume- 
tanifm , ever accoun- 
ted their beft Sol- 
diers; but now any 
Prince's or great Man's 
Guards ; alfo the Mob 
Ibmetimes fo called., and 
Baiiives, Serjeants, Fol- 
lowers, Yeomen^SetterS; 
and any lewd Gan'g de- 
pending upon others, 
c. a Seal. 

,c,thQ Four- 
teenth Order of the 
Canting Tiibsj alib 

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chofe who make Coun- 
tefeit licences and Pat 
(esj and are wdl paid 
by the other Beggers 
for their Pains. 

Jarrs, Quarrels, Dif- 
putes, Contentions. 

Ja/on y s Fleece, c. a Ci- 
tizen cheated of his 

Jayl-birds, Prifoners. 

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Ice-houfcs y Repo/ito- 
ries to keep Ice and Snow 
under Ground all Sum- 
mer, as there are Con- 
fervatories to Houle 
Orange-Tree?, Limes, 
and Myrtles in the Win- 
ter. Break Ice in one place 
and it will Crack in more^ 
or find out one flippery 
Trick, and fufped: a- 
nother. When the Ice is 
once broke, or when the 
Way is open others will 
Follow./c* or lcides,\itt\Q 
pendulous pieces of Ice 
under the Eaves. 

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ldiom$ , Proprieties 


of any Speech or Lan 
guage, Phrafes or par 
ticular Expreflions, pe 
culiarto each Language 
ldio-Cyncrafits y peculia 
Constitutions,, or Af 
fedions, incident only 
in particular to fbme 
Temperaments, as fe- 
veral Sympathies anc, 
Antipathies, as different 
and unaccountable as 
the Variety of Gifts 
and Talents in Men. 


Jenny, c. an Inftru- 
rncnc to lift up a Grate, 
and whip any thing out 
of a Shop-window. 

Jtffesy fhort Strapps 
of Leather taftned to 
the Hawk's Leggs. 

Jetting along, or cut, 
a Man Dancing in his 
Gate, or Going $ alfo a 
Houfe ftarting out far- 
ther than the reft in the 

Jew, any over-reach- 
ing Dealer, or hard, 
fharp Fellow. He treat- 
ed we like a cw he 


ufed me very barbroufly. 
Jews, Brokers behind 
St. Clement's Church iri 
London, fo called by 
(their Brethren ) the 

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Ignoramus NovicCjOr 
raw Fellow in any Pro- 
feflion ; ailb, we are Ig- 
norant, written by the 
Grand Jury upon Bills, 
when the Evidence is 
not Home, and the Par- 
ty ( thereupon ) Dif- 


fig, a Tiick ; alfo a 
well known Dance. A 
Pkafant Jig, a witty, 
arch Trick. 

Jizzet* (of Mutton ) 

U Ai> \ . , 

he Leg cut ott witn 
part of the Loin. 

Jilt , a Tricking 

JiheJ, abufed by fuch 
a one ; alfo deceived 
>r defeated in one's 
Expedation, efpecially 
n Amours. 

G 1 Jig~ 

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Jingling, the 
Carriers Horfes Bells, 
or Ringing of Money 
that chinks in the Poc- 

Jingle-boxes, c. Lea- 
thernfacks tiptand hung 
with Silver Bells former- 
ly in ufe among Fuddle 

Jinglers , c. Horle- 
Couriers frequenting 
Country Fairs, 

Jingle-brains, 9. Mag- 
gor-pated Fellow 

Jinifcr-Letture,* round 
fcolding Bout. 


tt fortune* c* a Nine- 

lll-mannd , a Hawk 
not well broke, taught 
or train'd. 

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Imfoft-taker , c. one 
that ftands by and 
Lends Money to the 
Gamefter at a very high 
Ifltereft or Premium. 

Tool, a 

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Noife of] a Property or Fool.eafily 
engag'd in anyftho' diffi- 
cult or Dangerous ) En- 

Importunate, Dunning, 

Importunity of Friends, 
the ItaleExcufe for com- 
ing out in Print, when 
Friends know nothing 
of the Matter. 

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Inadvertency, any flip 
or falfe ftep, for want 
of Thinking and Rc- 

Jncbing-in, Encroach- 
ing upon. One of bis 
Inches, of his Size or 
Stature. Won by Inches t 
dearly or by little and 
little. Give jou an Inch 
and you II take an Ell, of 
one that prefumes much 
on littleEncouragement. 

Incog) for Incognito, 
a Man of Character or 
Quality concealed or in 

Incongruous, or an In- 
congruity $ Treating any 
Perlbn not according to 

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his Charader, . or ap- 
pearing in any Country, 
without conforming to 
the Habits and Cuftoms 
of the Place, as teach- 
ing a General the Art 
of War, talking with 
an AmbafTador without 
his Language , or the 
help of an Interpreter, 
moving the Hat to Tur- 
ks 3 that never ftirr 
their Turbants, or cal- 
ling for a Chair with 
fuch Nations, as fit al- 
waies crofle-legg'd up- 
on Carpets, 

Indecwum, any viola- 
tion of the Meaiiires of 
Congruity , in Story, 
Painting, or Poetry., as 
introducing Perfons to- 
gether that are not Con- 
temporaries, and of the 
lame Age, orreprefent- 
ing them with Habits, 
Arms or Inventions, un- 
known to their Times, 
as the Romans with 
Gurms or DrummSj 
which wou'd be no lefs 
Prepofterous and Ab- 
&ra than Painting the 
Noblemen of Venitt on 

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Horieback, or defcrib- 
ing the Weft Indians be- 
fore the Arrival of the 
Sfoniardst with the Ship- 
ping, Horfes, and Arms 
of the Europeans. 

Indulto, his Catholic 
Majefty's Permiffion to 
the Merchants to unlade 
the Galeons, after his 
Demands are adjuftad. 

In fas Ah or Beer, 
Drunk, tho' it be by 
having too much of that 
in him. 

Iniskitting-meit) fam'd 
for their Prowe(s,in the 
late Irifh Wars ; alib the 
Royal Regiment ( of 
Citizens ) in derifion fb 
called, ibon rais'd, and 
as ibon laid down. 

fake, the Neck from 
the Head to the Body 
of any Bird the Hawk 
doth prey upon. 

Inkle 3 Tape. As great 
asftwo Inkle-makers, or 
as great as Cup and 

, a? 

eaie in his Fortune; or 
full of Money* 
Inmates, Supernume- 
G 4 raries, 

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raries, who have no 
Houfe or Being of their 
own, and yet are no 
Members of the Houfe 
or Family they Live in,, 
from whom rhey differ 
in the fame Nature, as 
theExcrefcences of Trees 
do from the Fruits either 
Genuin or Grafted ; as 
Mifletoe of the Oak, 
Galls, &c. differ from 
the Maft or Acorns. 

Infipids, Block-heads ; 
alib things that are 

Interlopers , Hangers 
on, retainers to, or da- 
penders upon other folks; 
alfbMedlers and Bufy- 
bodies, intruders into 
other Men's Profeffions, 
and thole that intercept 
the Trade of a Com- 
pany, being not legally 

Intrigues > Fineffes , 
Tricks of War,or State, 
as Court-tricks, Law- 
quiiks, tho'in War they 
are rather called Strata- 

Intriguing , Plotting, 
TrickingjDefigning; full 

of Tricks and Subril- 

Inveterate, either Ene- 
mies that are implaca- 
ble and of long con- 
tinuance, or Dileafes 
that areconfirmedjdeep- 
rooted and riveted. 


Jaan, A, homely Joan, 
a Coarfe Ord'nary Wo- 
man, Joan in the Dark 
is as good as my Lady^ or 
when the Candles are cut 
all Cats art Gray* 

Job, c. a Guinea, 
Twenty {hillings^ or a 
Piece. Halfajob&hztf 
3 Guinea, Ten (hillings, 
half a Piece, or an An- 

JMcr$ 3 fee Badgers, 
Matchmakers^ Salefmen, 

Jobbernoll., c. a very 
filly Fellow. 

Jock or Jockumcley , 
c. to copulate with a 

Jockam-gagc j c. a 
Chamberpot. Tip me the 
e. give me or 

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hand metheMember- 
mug. Rune Jockum-gage > 
c. a Silver-chamberpot. 

Jockeys, rank Horfe- 
Courfers, Race Riders ^ 
a!fo Huckfters or Sellers 
of Horfes, veryflippery 
Fellows to deal with. 

Bolter-bead^ vaft large 
Head ; alib Heavy and 
Dull. To Jolt or Shake, 
jolting or fhaking of a 

^ordain, c. a great 
Blow or Staff; alib a 
Chamberpot. /// tip him 
a Jordain if I tranfoear, 
c. I will give a Blow 
with my Staffif I get up 
to him. 

Jofifb, c. a Cloak 
or Coar. A Rum Jefepb, 
c. a good Cloak or 
Coat. A Queer Jofipb, 
c. a coarfe ord*nary 
Cio^k or Coat ; aifo 
an old or Tattet'd one. 

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Irijh Teyles , C the 
Twelfth Order of Can- 
ters ,* alib Rogues carry- 
ing Finns, Points, L 

r T 

ces,and iach like V/ares 
about, and under pre- 
tence of Selling them, 
commit Thefts andRob- 

Iron-doublet^ a Prifbn* 

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ltcb>Iand, Wales. 

^ f, Nimble and 
cxpei r Fellows at Tricks., 
and Slights of Hand, to 
diftinguifh them from 
Tumblers, that perform 
Bodily Feats., or Feats 
of Activity., by play- 
ing of Tricks with the 
wnole Body. 

Jukruw, c. a Licenic. 

Jumble gut lane , any 
very bad or rough Road 
To Jumbk , to fhake 
much or often. 

Juftce, fll do Jufltce 
Cbdd, c. I will Peach 
or rather Impeach or 
Difcover the whola 
Gang ? -and ib fave my 
own Bacon - ; aifo in a- 


K E 

nother Senfej, Til do you 
Juftice Sir, I will Pledge 


Kate, c. a Pick-lock. 
*77i * jRw K*te,c. that is 
a Cleaver Pick-lock. 

K E 

KeelbuWts, Lighter- 
men that carry Coals to 
and from the Ships, fb 
called in Derifion. 

Keel- bale, to draw by 
a Rope tied to the Neck 
and faif tied to a Tackle 
( with a jerk ) quite un- 
der the Keel or bottom 
of the Ship. 

Kefal, a Horfe. 

Keher, 7 out of Kefar, 
our of forts. 

Ken, c. a Houfe, A 
bob Ken, or a Bowjnan- 
ken, c. a good or well 
Furnifhed Houfe., full 
of Booty, worth Rob- 
bing ; alfo a Houfe that 
Harbours Rogues and 

Thievs. Biting tie 

c. Robbing the Houfe. 

Ken-miller y c. a Houfe- 
breaker. Friend, Jokn, 
or fweet 70/tf, 'tis * bob 
Ken, Brufh upon the 
Sneak, c. 'tis a good 
Houfe, go in if you will 
but Tread fbftly, and 
mind yourBufinefs. Now 
we have Bit, c. the 
Houfe is Robb'dj or the 
Bufinefs is done. There's 
a Cull knows us, if we 
dorit pike he'll Bone us 9 c, 
that Fellow fees us, if 
we don't (cour off, he 
will Apprehend us. 
Ding hint, c. Knock 
him Down. Then well 
pike, tis ail Bowman, c. 
we will be gone^ all is 
well, Hie Coaft is clear. 

Keeping Cully, one that 
Maintains a Miftrefs , 
and parts with his Mo- 
ney very gensroufly 
co her. 

Kicks, c Breeches. 
A high Kick, the top of 
the Fafliion ; alfo fmgu- 
larity therein. Tip us 
your Kickt, we* II bow 
them as well as your 

K I 

^ c. pull off your 
Breeches, for we muft 
have them as well as 
your Money. 

Kid y c. a Child; 
alfb the firft Year of a 
Roe, and a young 

Kidnapfer* c. one that 
Decoys or Spirits ( as 4 it 
is commonly called ) 
Children away, and 
Sells them for the Plan- 

KMer, c. fee Crock- 

Kidtay, c. one who 
meeting a Prentice with 
a Bundle or Parcel ol 
Goods^ wheedles him 
by fair Words, and 
whipping Sixpence into 
hisHand, to ftep on a 
fhort and fham Errand 
for him, in the mean 
time Runs away with 
the Goods. 

Kidney i (Beans) French 
Of that JQdney, of foch 
a Scamp. Of a (tr&nge 
Kidney, of an odd or 
unaccountable Humor 
Kilkenny^ c, an ok 
fbrry FrSze-Coat. 

K 1 

Kill-Devil, Rum. Kill 
"wo Birds with one Stone, 
Difpatch two Buflneffes 
at *one Stroak. 

Ktmbaw, c. to Trick, 
jharp, or Cheat; alfb 
to Beat feverely or to 
Bully. Let's Kimbaw the 
Cull,c. Let's Beat thatFel- 
ow, and get his Monfty 
' by Huffing and Bully- 
ng ) from him, 

Kinchin _, c, d little 

Kincbin-coes , c. the, 
Sixteenth Rank of the 
Canting Tribe, being 
little Children whole 
Parents are Dead, hav- 
been Beggers; as 
alfo young Ladds run- 
ning from their Mail- 
ers, who are firft taught 
Canting, then thieving. 

Kmcbin-c&ve, c. a lit- 
tle Man. 

Kings Head Im> on be 
Chequer Inn in Nf^gate- 
ftrecty c. the Pnibn, or 

Kings Piffurts, c. Mo- 

King of all Bcajls of 
a Hare. 


K I 

King ofths Gypfies, tin 
Captain, Chief., or Ring 
lender of the Gang, the 
Mailer of MHrule. 

KMfy, Fruit, or Sea 
fon, cowardly. Kindnefi 
cree whtre it can 

not <?o 


Kincbin-morts, c. the 
Twenty feventh andlafl 
Order of the Canting 
Crew, being Girls of a 
Year or two old, whom 
the Morts (their Mo- 
thers; carry at their 
Backs in Slates ( Sheets ) 
and if they have no 
Children of their own, 
they bonow or Steal 
them from others. 

Rifling the &4aid, an 
Engine in Scotland, and 
at Halifax in England, 
in which the Head of 
the Malefactor is Laid 
to be Cut oif,and which 
this way is done to a 
Hair, iasd to be invent- 
ed by Earl Marten who 
had the ill Fate to 
Hand lei it. Rifling goes 
by Favcur, I liippoie a- 
nother Ibrt is meant by 
this Proverb than the 

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K N 

Knack, or Slight in 
any Art, the Craft or 
Myftery in any Trade, 
a petty Artifice, or 
Trick like thofe upon 
the Cards. Knacks or 
Toies, a Knack-fbop y or 
Toy-lhopj freight with 
oretty Devices to pick- 

Knave in Grain, one 
of the Firft Rate. Kna- 
ves and Fools are the Com- 
foftian of the whole World. 

Knight Errant , the 
Knight or Hero in Ro- 
mances, that alwaies is 
to Beat the Giant, and 
Refcue the deftreffed 

Knight -Ei rantry^ Ho- 
rn antick and Fabulous 
Exploits, out of the 
common Road , and 
above the ordinary Size, 
iich as the wild Adven- 
tures of wandering 

Knight ofths Blade, c, 

Heftor or Bully. 


Knight of the Poft, c. 
a Mercenary common 
Swearer, a Proftitute to 
every Caule_, an Irifh 

Knight of the Road, c. 
the chief High-wayman 
beft Mounted and Arm- 
ed, the Stouteft Fellow 
among them. 

Knobber, fee Hart, 

Knock in the Cradle, 
a Fool. 

Knock down > very 
flrong Ale or Beer. 

Knock 0ff, to give over 
Trading ; alib to A- 
bandon or Quit one's 
Poft or Precenfions. 

Knowledge is n o Bur- 
den. Knowledge makes one 
laugh, but wealth makes 
one dance. 

Knot) achoice Bird, 
ibmething lefs than a 

Labourinvain , loft 
Labour,iuch as wafhing 
of Blackamoors,(hearing 

L A 

of Hoggs, hedging in 
the Cuckoej &c. 

g, Drub- 
bing. I'll Lace your Coat 
Sirrah, I will Beat you 

Ladder, lee Badver* 
firft Part. 

L^^avery crooked, 
deformed and ill fliapen 

Lady-birds^ Light or 
Lewd Women aifb a 
little Red Infeft, varie- 
gated with black Spots. 

Lag, c. Water : alib 

Lag-adudds, c. a Buck 
of Cioths. As we cloy 
the La? of Dudd$,z. come 
let us Steal that Buck of 
Cloths. To Ltgg behind, 
or come after with Salt 
and Spoons. Lagg of the 
Flock, the- HindmofK 

Lambafte y to Beat 

Lamb-tye, Beating Or 

Lamb-skin wen, c. the 
Judges of the feveral 


L A 

L A 

Lambs - wool, roafted 
Apples and Ale. 

Lame Excttfe, a forry 
Shift or Evafion, 

Land-lopers or Land- 
WfT/jFrefh-water Sea- 
men fo called by the 
true Tarrs ; alfo Vaga- 
bonds chat Beg andSteal 
about the Country. 

Land-pirates, c. High- 
waymen or any other 

Land-lord and Land- 
lady, Hoft and Hoftefs; 
alfo Poffeflbrs of Land 
or Houfe-s and Letters 
out of either to farm or 
for Lodgings. How lies 
the Land I How ftands 
the RccKoning? Who 
ba any Lands in Afpleby ? 
a Queftion askt theMan 
at whofe Door theGlafs 
ftands Long. 

Lank , Gaunt, Thin, 
Hollow> Lean, Mea- 
ger , Slender , Weak. 
Lank Ears of Corn, very 
thin Ears. 

Lanjfrefatlo^ c. he that 
comes into Company 
with but Two pence in 
his Pocket. 

a very 
lean, thin faced Fel- 
low. A DaYk-Lantborn, 
the Servant or Agent 
that Receives the Bribe 
( at Court. ) 

Lap, c. Pottage, But- 
ter-milk , or Whey. 
'Tis rum Lap, c. this is 
excellent Soupe. 

Larbord, on the left 
fide or Hand. 

Lars-over , (aid when 
the true Name of the 
thing muft(in decency) 
be concealed. 

Largefs, a Pittance 
properly given to Reap- 
ers and Harveft Folks, 
now ufed for any petty 
Donative _, or Imall 

Lattfudtnarian .aChurch- 
man at large., one that 
is no Slave to Rubrick 3 
Canons, Liturgy^ or 
Oath of Canonical O- 
bedience, and in fine 
looks towards Lambeth, 
and rowes to Geneva. 

Layd-up-in Lavender , 

when any Cloachs or 

other Moveables are 

pawn'd or dipt for pre~ 


L E 

ient Money ; allb Rodds 
in Pickle, of Revenge 
in referve, till an oppor- 
tunity offers to fliow 

Lawn, a naked Space 
in the middle of a Park 
or Forreft, left Unfil- 
led, and without Wood., 
contrary to 9 Hay, which 
lee in it's proper Place ; 
alfb very thin Linnen. 
formerly much Worn. 

Layr, the Impreffion 
where any Deer hath 
Harboured or repofed. 

Leacbers, Lafcivious or 
Luftful Men. 


Leade/tPate , a dull, 
heavy 5 itupid Fellow. 

Leaders, the firft Play- 
ers, Generals of Armies, 
and Men of moft fway 
in great Councils or 
Affemblies alio the 
Fore-horfes in Coaches 
and Teams. Who Leads? 
Who begins or Plays 

Ltajb, Three j alfo 

L E 

the String where wlch 
a Grey-hound is Led. 

Leather-bead, a Thick- 
skulPd, Heavy-headed 

Leatler-MoutVd Fijh, 
Carp, Roach,, &c. hav- 
ing their Teeth in their 

Leathern Convenience^ 
( by che Quakers ) a 

Leaves, of a Tree, 
of a Book, of Doors, or 
Window-ftmtters^and of 
folding Tables ; / muft 
turn over a new Leaf with 
Wit, or take another 
Courfe with you 

legerdemain, Jugglers 
TricKs; aifo Sharping. 

LtJJes, Boars Excre- 

Lefstakean Ark and 
Wmns, c. let us hire a 

Let's buy a Brujk* or 
Let's Lope, c. let us 
ftour off, and make 
what fliift vve can to 
fecure our felves from 
being apprehended. Let 
him Laugh tbar Wins: 
Let the Worli hy what 

L I _ 

t bey will, if 1 find all weL 
af Home. Let every Man 
meddle with bis own. 

Leveret , the firft 
Year, iee Hare. 

Levite, a Prieft or 
Parfon; alfo thole of 
the Tribe of Levi,whofe 
Inheritance the Prieft- 
hood (craft and all) 

Levy, the Prince's, or 
any great Man's time of 

LeyfiM, * Dunghil. 

L I 

Lib, c. to Tumble or 
Lye together. 

Likben, c. a private 
dwelling Houfe/ 

Libbege t c. a Bed. 

Libkm, c. a Houfe to 
Lye in ; alfo a Lodging. 

profufe Livers , that 
Live-apace, but wildly, 
without Order, Rule, or 
Difcipline, lighting the 
Candle (of Life) at 
both Ends. A fbort Life 
and a Merry vne. Life it 
facet. Life u half Spent, 


before we know- wbat h is. 
Lickt, Pidures new 
Varni/hed, Houfes new 
Whitened, or Women's 
Faces with aWaih. 
Lifter, c. a Crutch. 
Light Pwgerd,Thievi!h. 
Ltgbt-mans , c. the 
Day or Day-break. 

Light Fr/gvtf,aWhorej 
alfo a Cruiier. 

Light Woman^ or U$t 
Hufwife, Lewd, Who- 

Ugbt-timberd Fellow, 
limber or (lender Lim- 
b'd ; alfb weak. 

Lilly -wbite>c. a Chim- 

Linnen - armorer i, c. 

Line oftbs old Author > 
a Dram of Urandy. 

Litter, any thing clat- 
ter'd up, out of Place 
or Order, Wbat a litter 
bere it? What a to and 
tumble ? Alfo a Litter of 
lubbs. young Foxes ; 
f Whslft) Ytippief, young 

Lfttk Barbary, Wap 

LittltFel/ow Qr ABton^ 

L O 

Contemptible Bafe , 
Sneaking , Ungemle- 

L O 

a*W//,any ill-cook* 

Lob-codk , a heavy, 
dull Fellow. In Lob's 
Pound, Laid by theHeels, 
or clap'd up in Jail. 

Lobfar, a Red Coat 

Lock all faft, c. one 
that Buys and Conceals 
Stolen Goods. The Lock, 
c, the Magazine or 
Ware-houfe whither,the 
Thieves carry Stolen 
Goods to be iecur'd; 
allo an Hofpital for 
Pockey Folks in Kent- 

Lockram-jawd, Thin, 
Lean, Sharp-vifeg'd. 

Loge* c. a Watch. I 
fuppofe from the French 
Horkte, a Clock or 

Watch, filed a Cly of 
Loge, or Scout* c, Pickt 
a Pocket of a Watch. 
Bittng a Lcge, or Scout) c. 
the lame. 

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Loggerhead, a heavy, 
dull Fellow. To go tt 
Loggerhead^ to go to 

Lolpoop) a Lazy., Idle 
Drone. To Loll, to Lean 
on the Elbows ; alfo to 
put out the Tongue in 

Long-beadtd, Wife, of 
great reach and fore- 

Long-meg^ a very tall 

Log-fha*ks, Long-leg- 

one that very flowly, 
heavily, or late Paies. 

Looby, a lazy dull Fel- 

Looktng-glafs,s, Cham- 

Loon-flatt^ c. a Thir- 
teen Pence half Penny. 
A Looit, fee Lout. A 
Falfe Loon, a true Scotcti 
Man, or Knave of any 

Lord, a very coorked 
deformed, or ill-fhapen 

Lore, Learning orSkill 
in any Thing, 

L U 

Lottfe-land , Scotland. 
A Scetb Loupe-trap, a 

Lout, an heavy, idle 
Fellow. To Lout, to Low 
like a Cow, or Bellow 
like a Bull. 

Loure, c. Money. 

Zxwi/J&fejWhen there's 
no Money in a Man's 

Low-paJj c. a Foot- 

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Lubber. Lubberly , a 
heavy, dull Fellow. 

LucPs-bulwark, c. Lud*- 
gate Prifon. 
Luggage, Ltfmbet. 

Luggs, Ears : Hence 
to Lug by the Ears. 
Ye can be make a Silk- 
Pttrfe of a Sowe's Luggs, 
a Scotch Proverb. To 
Lug cut 9 to draw a 

Ltdlaby-eiefit 9 c. a 


Luwpifa heavy dull, 

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Lurched, Beaten at 
any Game. Left ititbe 
Lurch, Pawn'd for the 
Reckoning^ or left at 
Stake to Smart for any 

Lure, c. an idle Pam- 
phlet ; alfo a Bait. 
Throw out a Lure, to lay 

Lurries, c Money, 
Watches, Rings, or o- 
ther Moveables. 

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Lyome , the String 
wherewith a Hound is 


up, Dreft careiefly, like 
a Slattern,of iuch a one 
it is faid. Her Cloths 
fit on her, lite A SadMe on 
a Sow's Back. Queen 
Mab, Qjiecnof ttieTai- 

Mackarel, c. a Bawd. 

Mackar el-beck, fr very 
tallj lankPerfoiK 



wickedly or knavifhly 

Machines, Veffelsfull 
of GarcaiTesand Bombs, 
under Shelter or Covert 
of the Smokers, to come 
dole up under Walls, 
Forts, Fortifications,*^, 
being fixt to Blow up 
the lame. Alfo Engines 
orlnftrumentsof divers 
Arts, and Movements 
upon the Stage. 

Madam Van , c. a 
Whore, The Cull has 
been with Madam Pan, c. 
the Fellow has enjoyed 
(iicha one. 

Mad-cap^ a frolickfbm 

Made, c. Stolen. 1 
Made this Knife at a 
bea^ c. I Stole it clea- 

Mad Tom, alias of 
Bedlam, the Eighteenth 
Rank of Canters. 

Madge-howltt 9 an Owl . 

Maggot, a whimfical 
Fellow, full of ftrange 
Fancies and Caprichio's, 
Maggotty, Freakifii. 

Maideti'feffion, when 
none are Hang'd. 

M A 

Mailes, the Breaft- 
Feathers of a Hawk. 

Afewfjgreat, excellent, 
choice, rare; alfo the 
Sea. MalngoodjiQry good. 
With Might and Main, 
Tooth and Nail. 

Make, c. a half Pen- 

Mob-hut,* Trouble- 
Houfe, or Mifchief-ma- 
ker,a ftirrer of Strife,and 
maker of Debate, a 
Boute feu,orlncendiary. 
Mak-contents, Difaf- 
fe&ed to the State, out 
of Humor with the Go- 

Malkln or Maukin, 3 
Scare-crow, Dreft and 
Set up to fright theBirds. 
Alfo a Scovel (of dd 
Clouts ) to cleanfe the 
Oven: Hence Malkin- 
afhy for one in a rueful 
Drels, enough to Fright 
one. 'There are more 
Maids than Malkins, 
Mawks, the feme ab- 
breaviated. Mawkijk, a 
Waltowifli, ill Taft. 

MAlmefy-nofe, a jolly, 
red Nofe. 

Man o'ttf Town, a 
H i Lew'd 

M A 

M A 

Lew'd Spark, or very 

Manning, a Hawk 3 
making hirn endure 

Mannikin, a Dwarf, 
or diminutive Fellow. 

Mantles, when Drink 
is brisk and finiies ; alfo 
when a Hawk ftretch- 
eth one of her Wings 
after her Leggs, and 16 
the other. 

Margery-frater , c. a 

Marinated, c. Tranf 
ported into forne for- 
reign Plantation; alfb 
Fifli Soufed. 

JMarriage-mufie , Chil- 
drero Cries. 

Markt^ the Footing 
of an Otcer. 

Mar r el, a Bird about 
the bignefs of a Knot, 
but not good Meat. 

Marttrn, a WUci Cac, 
the ieeond Year, called 
a Cub, the nrft. A Mar- 
tern Treetb, Lodgeth ; 
Tree the Mar tern, Dif- 
lodge him. 

Sham Tors 

C. a 
above the 

Elbow, to counterfeit a 
broken Arm, by a Fall 
from a Scaffold, expos'd 
by fubtil Beggers, to 
move Compaf&onj and 
get Money. 

Mafons - #W, who 
ever has it> fhall never 
want. there being a Bank 
at a certain Lodge in 
Scotland for their Relief. 
Tis communicated with 
a ft rift Oath., and much 
Ceremony, (too tedious 
to inlert) and if it be 
lent to any of the Socie- 
ty, hemuft, (nay will.) 
come immediately, tho* 
very Bufy, or at great 

Match or Make, the 
Copulation of Woolves. 

Match makers ^ a bet- 
ter fort of Procurers of 
Wives for Men, or HuC 
bands for Women, Mai- 
den-head-jobbers, Vir- 
ginity Sellers , Bro- 
kers, &c. 

Maul'd 9 fwingingly 
Drunk , pr fbundly 

Mtundtrs, c.Beggers. 

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Maunding) C. to Beg 

Maundring- brotb$co\d 

Maudlin, weepingly 
Drunk, as we fay the 
Tears of the Tankard 
What are you Mawdlin 
you Rake ? are ye' neither 
Drunk, nor Sober ! 

May-games , Frolicks 
PUies, Tricks, Paftimes 
&c. Do you make a May- 
ame of mel do you 
fe or Expofe me ? 

M E 

Z pleafant Sum 
mer Drink, made of 
Water and Honey JSoyU 
ed> and Botded fine, in 

great vogue n 

where 'tis laid the bed: 

in the World is made. 

Msaditet, a Fa<5Hon of 
Quakers, that follow 
moft, and are in the In- 
tereft of Mtad. 

Meal-mouth 3 a fly , 
fheepifli Dun 1 or Solli- 
citor for Money. 

Msafure, the Diftance 
of Duellers. To break 


Meafure, to be out of 
the Adverfaries reach. 

Mechanic^ a Traded 
man ; alfo a mean, in- 
confiderable, contemp- 
tible Fellow. 

Meggs, c. Guineas. 
We fork 4 the run) Culh 
Meggs to tkt tune tf Fifty, 
c. We Pi ckt the Gentle- 
man's Pocket of full 
Fourty Guineas. 

alfo fmooth, foft Drink. 

Melt, c. to Ipend 
Money. WtU you Melt 
aBerdtc. Will you fpend 
jour Shilling t The Cull 
Melted a couple ofDecuJJes 
upon u$\ c. the Gentle- 
man fpent ten Shillings 
upon us. 

Member-mug^ aCham- 

Mercury, Wit ; alfo 
Quick -fiiver^and a Cou- 
rant or News- Letter. 

Mercurial , Witty j 
alfo one Born under JST, 
i e. when that Planet is 
Lord of the Horoicope 
or Afcendane at Birth. 

ale News-foilers, who 
H g Retail 

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Retail to the Hawkers. 

Metheglin, a ftrong 
Drink,, made of new 
Wort and Honey. 

Mew> when Deer caft 
their Horns ; allb the 
Placs where the Hawk 
is let down, during the 
timcflie raifeth her Fea- 

Mcyny, the Folks, or 
Family-Servants. Hence 
Menial-Servant, yet in 
ufe, for a Domeftic or 


Mify, apt to take 
Pet,or be out of Humor. 

Mill-ctapfer , a ( Wo- 
man's) Tongue. As Safe 
as a Thief in a Mill, a 
waggi/h Periphrafis for 
for a Miller, who is a 
Thief by his Trade. 

Milcb-kine , -a Term 
us'd by Coalers, when 
theirPrifoners will bleed 
freely to have fbme Fa- 
vor, or be at large. 

Mill, c. to Steal, Rob, 
or Kill. 

Mll-a-ken, c. to Rob 
a Houfe, Milling the 


Gig with a Betty c. 
Breaking open the Door 
with an Iron - Crow. 

ing open the Window/ 
Mill them, c. Kill them. 

Miller 9 c. a Killer or 

Mill -a~srackmans , C. 
to break a Hedge. 

'cbeat) C. 
to kill a Sheep. 

Mill a-grunter, C. to 
Kill a Pig. 

A&l-ken, c. a Houfe- 
breaker. Mill the Gig 
with a Dub) c. to open 
the Door with a Pick- 
lock or falfe Key. 

Miller's - Thumb, or 
Butt-bead, a Fifh with 
a broad Head, and wide 
Mouth, two Finns near 
his Eyes, and as many 
under his Belly, and on 
his Back,, and one be- 
low the Vent, his Tayl 
round, and his Body 
cover'd with Whiti/h, 
Blackifh and Brownifh 

Mince the Matter, to 
tell it Sparingly or by 


Miniature , Paintinj 
in little. 

Minks 3 a proud Flirt 

Mint, c. Gold ; alft 
a late Sanctuary (in 
Sowtbwark ) for fiich a 
broke either out of Ne 
ceffity, or in Defign t< 
bring their Creditors the 
more eafily to a Com 
pofition. Hence Mlnters 
the Inhabitants. 

Adiquelets , Mounta 
neers, (in Spain) 6r Spa 
niih Rapparies. 

ed Fellow. 
MifljjG. aShirt orSmock 

Mipj-topper, c. a Coat 
or Petticoat. 

Miskin , a Dunghi! 
or Lay-ftall. 

Mifs , a Whore of 
Quality? alfb a little 

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Moabites , Serjeants^ 
Dailiiis and their Crew. 
Mob, 7 the Vulgar, 
Mobile, > or Rab 
Mobility^ 3 ble. 

Mcck-fong, that Ridi- 
cules another Song> in 

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the lame Terms and to 
the lame Tune. A Mock- 
Romance, that ridicules 
other Romances , as 
Don Quixot. A Mock- 
Play, that expofes other 
Playes, as the Rebearfal 
AMock-boly-da}. ToMotk, 
or mimick another. 

Meggy, in Scotch, as 
Peg in Engliflij for Mar- 

Moil, to Drudge or 
Labour Hard. To Moil 
and Toil, to Slave at it. 
A Moiling Fellow, a 
Drudge or great Pains- 

Molinet, a Chocolate 
Stick, or lirtle Mill. 

Mongrel^ c. a Hanger 
on among the Cheats, 
a Spunger. Of a Mon- 
grel-race or Breed, aCurr 
or Man of a bafe , 
ungenerous Breed. 

Mood, Humor. In a 
merry Mood, or good 
Jumor ; in an til Mood, 

Moon- cur fer>c. a Link- 
oy, or one that under 
Colour of lighting Men, 
H 4 Robs 


Robs,them or leads them 
to a gang of Rogues 3 
that will do it for him. 

Moon-men, c. Gipfies. 

Moon-btind, a fort of 
Horfes, weak-fighted, 

Maffet, a fretty Mof- 
fetj a very pretty HttJe 

Moppe, a Dowdy, or 
Homely Woman. 

Mof^eied , one that 
can't iee v/ell, by living 
too long a Maid. 

Mofd, Maz'd. 

Mof us, c. a half Pen- 
ny or Farthing. A meer 
Mofus grown become 
difpirited, dull and Stu- 

Morglag , - a Watch- 
man's brown Bill ; as 
Glaives, are Bills or 

Morifco, a Morris or 
Morrice-dance , being 
belike fbme Remains ol 
a Moorifh Cuftom with 
us, as the Jteego de foros 3 
orFeaft of Bulls is, in 

Mart y or Death, is 
Blown at the Death o 
the Deer. 

M O 

Morts, c. Yeomen's 
Daughters ; alfo a Wife, 
Woman, or Wench. 

MoS-Troofmt fo cal- 
ed irom the Mofles, 
waft Lands in Lanca- 
Ittre, as the Bog-Trotters 
n Ireland, are from the 
Boggs there. 

Mother, a Bawd. 

Mother-midnight , a 
Midwife (often a BawdJ 

Mwcbets, Patches for 
Ladies Faces. 

Mweablcs, c. Rings, 
Watches, Swords, and 
ftchToies of value. At 
-we bit all the Cull's Cole 
and Moveables, C. we 
Won all the Man's Mo- 
ney, Rings, Watches,^?. 
Vtrj Moving^ prevail- 
ing, powerful, perfwad- 

Mountings, a Soldier's 
Arms and Cloths. 

Moufe-iraf. The Par- 
fons Moufe-trap , Mar- 
riage. He vsatcbt me> as 
a Cat does & Mcufe, i. e. 
narrowly, A Msm or a 
Mouft, a Prince or a 
Peaiant, A Mouje in tte 
Pot is better than no Flejk, 

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or fomething has fbme 
Savour. "Its pitty to 
fling Water &n a Drownd 
Mouje % or to deprefs the 
Milerable. AforryMoufe, 
that bas but one Hole, or 
a poor Creature that has 
but one Shift. 

Mouth, a noify Fel- 
low. A Mouthing Fellow, 
a Bawling or scolding 
Perlbn. Hi nrvirSfttks, 
but bit Mouth opens. Mouth 
balf^ Cockt, gaping and 
flaring at every thing 
they lee. 

Mower, c. a Cow. 

Mow-beater y c. a Dro- 


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alfo Dung to manure 

Muckwdrm, a cove- 
tous Wretch. 

Muckinder, a Child's 
Handkerchief tied by 
the fide. 

Muddied, halfDrunk. 
To Muddle on, tho' i 
yet to Drink on, 

uff, c, a Woman's 

ng of your Muff Mart, 
c. to the happy Confiim 
mation of your Marri- 
age Madam, a Health. 

Mujjiing - cheat > c. a 

Mugglctonians 3 the 
Sed orDifciples of Lo~ 
dowick Murgleton. 

Mulligrubs or Mump /, 
a Counterfeit Fit of the 

Mum-for-tbat, not a 
Word of the Pudding. 

Mumble , to Mutter 
or Speak between the 

MMm^chaffce^ one that 
fits rnutefr He looks like 
Mum-chance that was 
Hang a 1 for faying of no- 

Mtttn-glafi* the Monu- 
ment^ereded at theCity- 
charge, in Memory of 
the dreadful Fire 1666, 
which confum'd the 
greateft Part of it. 

Mumpers^ c. Gentile- 

Beggers, who will not 

accept of Vi&uals, but 

Money or Cloths. 

Mttnpers-H*8, c. fe- 


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feveral Ale-houfes in and 
about this City and 
Suburbs, in Allies, and 
By-places, much ufed 
by them, and reforted 
to in the Evening, where 
they will be very Mer- 
ry, Drunk, and Frolick- 

Mm-corn, half Wheat, 
half Rye. 

MUM, c. the Face. 
Touts his Muns 9 c. note 
his Phis, or mark his 
face well. 

Mufck. It makes ill 
Mupck, of any unwel- 
coni or unpleafingNews. 
Touch that String moft 
which makes beft JMufick, 
or that cannot be Harp- 
ed upon too often that 
pleafes. Tie Mupcfo 
paid, c. the Watch-word 
among High-way-men, 
to let the Company they 
were to Rob, alone, in 
return to fbmeCourtfey 
from (bme Gentleman 
among them. 

Muft, new Wine, or 
Wine on the Lea, After 
Beef,Mi4ftartl,ofa thing 
prepofterous, or out of men. 

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Place; as we fay, tie 
Cart before the Horfe. 

Mute, when Hounds 
orBeaglesrun long .with- 
out opening, or making 
any Cry ; alfo a certain 
dumb Executioner a- 
mong the Turks. 

Muting, the Excre- 
ments of a Hern or 

Mutter , to Speak in- 
wardly and between 
the Teeth. 

Mutton-monger, a lo- 
ver of Women $ aifo a 

Mutton~in-kng coats , 
Women. A Leg of Mut- 
ton in a Silk-Stocking, a 
Woman's Leg. 

Muz*z,k, c. a Beard, 
( ufually ) long and 

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Myrmidons , C. the 
Conftable's Attendants, 
or thole whom he com- 
mands (in the King's 
Name ) to Aid and at 
fifthim 5 alfo the Watch- 


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Nab, c, a Hat, Cap, 
or Head; alfo a Cox- 
comb. Itt Nab ye, c. Ill 
have your Hat or Cap. 
Nim the Nab, c. to Steal 
the Hat or Cap. XfoW, 
c. Apprehended j Taken 
or Arrefted. 

Ntb-cbeat, c. a Hat. 

Nab-girderp. a Bridle* 

Nanny-boufe, a Baw- 

Napj c. by Cheating 
with the Dice to fecure 
one Chance; alfo 
Clap, or Pox, and a 
fliort fleep. Nap the Wi- 
ter^Ci to Steal the Hand- 
kerchief! Tou have Napt 
it, c. you are Clapt 
Sir. To be caught Napping^ 
to be Surpriz'dj or Ta- 
ken a ileep. 

Napper, c. a Cheat 
or Thief! 

Naffer of Napps^ c. a 

Nappy-dkjtQry Strong 

- a - face - but bit 

\ 9 Not a Penny in 
his Pocket. 

Narrow, when the 
Biafsofthe Bowl holds 
too much. 'Tis all Nar- 

', {aid by the Butch- 
ers one to another when 
their Meat proves not 
b good as expeded. A 
Narrow-foul' a 1 Fellow, poor 
or Mean-fpirited,ftingy. 
Narrow or near [earch or 
Efcape, watch him nar 
TO wly or nearly. Of a Nar - 

\ or flender Fortune. 

Nask y c. or Naskin, c. 
A Prifon or Bridewell. 
TbeoUNask c. the Ci- 
ty Bridewell. The new 
Nask, c. Clerkenwell 
Bridewell. Tuttle Nask, 
a the Bridewel in Tar- 
tle-Fields. He Napt it at 
the Nask, c. he was 
Lafht at Bridewell. 

Natural, c. a Miftrefsj 
a Wench ; alfo a Fool. 

Natural-cbila'rfn , Ba- 

Mr. Nawpoft, a fool- 
iih Fellow. 

Nay-word, a common 
By-word, or Proverb. 

Nazie, c. Drunken. 


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Nazie-cove aaDrunk- 

Naz,y~nah, c. Drunk- 
en Coxcombs. 


Neb, the Bill of a 
Bird, and the flit or 
point of a Pen. She 
holds up her Neb, fhe 
turns up herSnout to be 

Neck-ftawper , c. the 
Pot-Boy at a Tavern 
or Ale-houfe. 

Neck-verfe, a Favor 
( formerly ) indulged to 
the Clergy only, but 
(now) to the Laity alfo, 
to mitigate the Rigor of 
the Letter of the Law, 
as in Man-flaughter, ejrc. 
Reading a Verfe out ol 
an old Manufcript Latin 
Pfalter, ( trio' the Book 
now ufed by the Ordi- 
nary is the iame Printed 
in an old Englifh Cha- 
rader ) faves the Crimi- 
nal's Life. Nay now 
even the Women ( by 
a lateA& of Parliament; 
have ( in a manner ) the 

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benefit of their Clergy, 
tho not fo much as put 
to Read; for in fuch 
Cafes where theMen are 
allow'ditj the Women 
are of courle fiaz'd in 
the Fift, without run- 
ning the riique of a 
Halter by not Reading. 
Negro P CFlat. 
Hawk ?No/d 9 <ilQok'd. 
in the 


Needle-point, c. a Shar- 
Ncttler-Pcrt, all forts 

of Under- wood. 

Neighborly, Friendly, 
Kind, Loving,, Oblige 
ing. You Live a great way 
off good Neighbors, to 
him^ that is the Trum- 
pet of his own Praifes. 

Nestings , Canary- 
Birds, brought up by 
Hand. What a Neftling 
you keep, how reftlels 
and uneafy you are. 
Ntft of Rabbett. 

Nettled^ Teiz'd, pro- 
voked, made unealy. 

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He has fift upon a Nettle, 
he is very uneafy, or 
much out of Humor.- 
In Dock, out Nettle,, upon 
the change of Places, 
when one is no fooner 
out^ but another is in his 

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Nice, fqucerrrifii, P rfi - 
cife. Mere nice thtn 
wife, a Sir Courtly Nice, & 
filly empty, gay, foolifli 

Jtfickwn, c. a Shar- 
per; alfb a Rooking 
ASe-houfe or Innkeeper,, 
Vintner, or any Retail- 
er. Nick it, to win at 
Dice^to hit the Mark,to 
Drink the pin to or but- 
ton. Old Nick jhs Devil. 
Nick and Froth built the 
Pjre at AUgate, (harping 
in the Reckonings and 
cheating in the Mealure 
built that (once ) Noted 

Nickum-pccp j a Fool, 
alfo a filly {oft. Uxori- 
ous Fellow. 

Nick-ninny > an empty 

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Fellow, a meer Cod's 

1%, c. the Clippings 
of Money. 

Ntgler> c. a Clipper. 

N &g"g> c - Clipping.' 

Nigling , c. accom- 
panying with a Wo- 

Night - Magiftrate, * 

Night -men , Gold-fin- 
ders, Tom-turd-men. 

Night-rate, a Woman's 
combing Cloth, to drefi 
her Head in. 

Nigbt-walkcr , c. a 
Bell-man; alfb a Light 
Woman., a Thief, a 

Nigit, a Fool. 

Nigwemg, a very filly 

Nikin, a Natural, or 
very foft creature; alfo 

Nim 9 c. to Stealj or 
whip off or away any 
thing. Nm a 'fogeman, 
c. to Steal a Cloak. 
Nim a Cloak, c. to cut 
off the Buttons in a 
Crowdyor whip it off a 
Man's Shoulders. 



> a Doc- 
tor, Surgeon, Apothe- 
cary or any one that 
cures a Clap or the 

tfimy, c. a Canting 
whining Begger; alfo 
d Fool. 

Ninny-hammer, a /illy 
Senfelefs Fellow. 

Nip, c. a Cheat ; alfo 
to Pinch or Sharp any 
thing. Nif &-buwg, c. to 
cur a Purfe. To Nif, to 
Prefs between the 1?in- 
gers and Thumb with- 
out the Nails, or with 
any broad Inftrumenc 
like a pair of Tongs as 
to fqueeze betweenEdg- 
ed Inftruments or Pin- 
cers. Nifpmg Froft or 
Jfind) $liarp or Cutcing. 
To Nip in the Bud, of an 
early Blaft or Blue of 
Fruit $ alfo to crulh any 
thing at the beginning. 

Nipperfan, c. half a 
Pint of Wine, and but 
half aQuarrern of Bran- 
dy, Srron gwaters, <*$. 

Nipps , c. the Shears 
with which Money was 

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JV/>,wine that is brisk, 
and pour'd quick into a 
Glafi; alfo a young 
Louie. Nitts will be Lice. 

Nizy> c. a Fool, or 


Nob, c. a Head. 

Mdkr, c. filly, dull 

Noddle, a Head. 

N*Uf, c. a Fool. 
Knave-Noddy, a Game 
on the Cards. 

Nokes , a Ninny or 
Fool ; alfo a notedDroll 
but lately Dead. 

Not, Oliver. OldNol, 
the late Ulurper Crom- 

Noggin., (of Brandy) 
a Quarter of a Pint. 

ANoblc$\x. and eighc- 
pence. He has brouht a 

that has reduced his For- 

Not ft, ufed either of 
Harmonious or con- 
futed Sounds, Notfe of 
Tbunder, or of A Mi\l^ 
Nrife of the Hounds^ a 

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N U 

Noifi of Fiddles, ofTxum- 
petf and Drums, a Noife of 
Swor4s> or claflung ; wake 
a Notfe Tom, Hot Pud- 

Non~con,onQ that don't 
conform to the Church 
of England. 

Nonjurors, Clergymen 
and others ( Officers in 
the Army* Navy,, r. ) 
That refus'd to take the 
Oaths to King WIL- 
LIAM and Queen 
MART, and were 
turntl out of their Liv- 
ings and Employments. 

NoozfA, or caught in a 
Nooze, married ; alfo 

Nofe-gent, c. a Nun* 
As plain as tie Nofe in 
jour Face, of a fair mark 
that cannot be hid. He 
bas a good Nofe, of a 
Smell-Feaft. He holds *f 
Its No/e, of one that is 
Haughty, and carries 
his Head high. He is 
led by the Nofe, of one 
that is eafily impofed 
upon. Tou make a Bridge 
of tys Nofe, when you 
pafsyour next Neighbor 

in Drinking, or one is 
preferred over another's 
Head. Follow your Nofe, 
laid in a jqer to thole 
that know not the way, 
and are bid to Smell it 
out, as we fey to Smell 

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Nub, c. the Neck. 

Nubbing, c. Hanging. 

Nubbing-cheat, C. the 

Nubbing-Co<ve> c. the 

Nubbing-ken> c. the 

Nug,& Word of Love, 
as., my Dear Nt*g, my 
Dear Love. 

Nugging-Drefsy an odd 
or particular way, out 
of the Faftion. 

Numnif, c. a Sham,, 
or Collar. Shirt, to hidtf 
the Mother when Dirty. 

Num- skul 9 a Fooliih 

Nut-cracker*, c. a Pil- 
lory. TbeCull lookt through 
flood in the Pillory, 


Oaf, a Wife-acre, a 
Ninny or Fool, Qafifb 

Gak t &n Oak 9 C. a 
rich Man, of good Sub- 
ftance and Credir. 

Oats. One that has 
fawn bit wild Oats y or 
having run out of all, 
begins to take up and 
be more Suied, 


Qbtron, King Oberon 
or little Qbercn } of 
the Fairies. 

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Office. His Office, any 
Man's ordinary Haunt, 
or Plying -plage., be it 
Tavern , Ale-houfe , 
G^niing-houfe or Bowl- 
ing-green. A cafl of your 
Office, of a Touch of 
your Employment. Be 
gwd t# your Office, a Ca- 
veac to thofe that are 

O G 

apt to forget themfeives 

in it, 


Ogles, c. Eyes, Rum 
Ogles, c. fine, bright, 
clear, piercing Eyes. 

Ogfag> c - cafting a 
fheep's Eye at Handfoni 
Women. The Gentry 
men has rum Oglet, c. 
that Lady has charm- 
img black Eyes. 

O L 

OU-Coney , after the 
firft Year. 

OU'tbg-at-it, good or 

Old-dog- at- comtnon-fr&y- 
er, a Poor Hackney that 
cou'd Read, but not 
Preach well. 

Old Harry, a Com* 
position ufed by Vint- 
ners, when they bedevil 
their Wines. 

Old - Mr - Gory, c. a 
piece of Gold. 
k Old Nfdfe,the Devil. 

Old Mob 3 a noted 



OU-Toaft, a brisk ol 
Fellow. A pleafant Old 
Cuff, a frolicktom ol 


Olli-Comfolli, c. the 
by-name of one of the 
principal Rogues of the 
Canting Crew. 

O N 

One in Ten, a Parfbn 

One of my Cofens> a 


O P 

i a Medlar ; 
allb a Lewd Woman. 

Open Houje, or Open 
Doors, free for all C 
mers or Goers. 

Of en-landed y in Spend- 
ing, opposd to clofe- 
fifted. Open in Speech, 
to referv'd. Of en -Sea. 
when there is a free 
Trade, oppos'd to a &* 
{hut up in War, by Pi- 
ratesj Privateers or Em- 
bargo's of Ships. 

O/imatw > an Aflutn 

O R '___ 

ing pofitive Fellow, an 
obftinate felt-conceited 

O R 

Orator to *Mwnteb*nk> 
theDodor's Decoy who 
in conjun&ion with 
Jack Pudding, amufes, 
diverts and draws in the 

O T 

Otter, an Amphibious 
Creature,betwixt aBeaft 
and a Fifh, a great det 
troyer of Fifli, afford- 
ing much Iport in Hun- 
ing. Otter watebetb , 
Lodgeth. Pent the Otter, 
Diflodgehirru An Otter 
wbinetb, m^kes a noiie 
at Rutting time. Htm- 
etb for bis Kind, the 
Term for their Copula- 


O V 

Owr-w/,all manner 
f High Woods. 
Over-fight, has two 
1 con- 


contrary Significations 
under one Sound, for 
an Overfight is either 
the Care or Charge of, 
or Inipe&ion into any 
Affair, or elfe an Over- 
right Imports a Slip or 
Error committed in it, 
for want of due Care 
and Circumfpedion. 
Over-jhoes over Boots, or 
to go Through-ftitch. 

Oven, The Mother bad 
never koktforher Daugh- 
ter in the Oven, if flu 
tad not been there bet 
felf before^ or,Jhe wufe. 
asflie ufis: 

Out-at-heels > or El 
ttw,ma declining Con- 
dition, going down th< 

Out-run tbi Conftable, 
to Spend more than is 
Got, or Run out of an 
Eftate, to run Riot. 

Q#)&fe,that is the Out- 
fide,, or utmoft Rate. 

O U 

Outers > thole who 
privately in the Night 

carry Wool to the Sea- 
Coafts, near Rumney- 
Mar [h in JCtf ? and tome 
Creeks in Sufi Xf 6tc. 
and Ship it off tor France 
againft Law. 

Ojfl of Barley > ftrong 


Ox-boufe. He mup go 
through the Ofrboufe to 
Bed, of an old Fellow 
chat Marries a young 
Woman. The black O* 
bat not trod upon bis Foot, 
of one that has not been 
Pinch'd witb Want, or 
been Hard put to it. 

Pack& Fardel or Bun- 
dle. Pack of Knaves t the 
worft of aU the Pack, or 
a Knave in Grain. Pack 
of Juries^ Packing ef 
Cards, Pick a Pack, Pack 
and be gone* 

P A 

Packing of Parties and 
Ele&ions.^ commonPack- 
far ft 3t a Hackney or 
common Drudge^ one 
made a Slave of. 

PaJ,c. the High Way, 
and a Robber thereon ; 
dlfo a Bundle. Rum Pad, 
c. adaring or ftoutHigh- 
way-man. Paddington- 
Fair, c. an Execution 
of Malefa&ors at Tyburn; 
alfo a real Fair at the 
Village of that Name,, 
near that Place. Goes 
ufw the Pad,Qi aPadding) 
c. Robbs upon theHigh- 
way. A Pad, an eafy 
Pacing Horle. Padds, 
worn oy the Women to 
lave their Sides from 
being Cut or Marked 
with the Strings of their 

Pageant, a thing Dreft 
up and let out to make 
a Show. A Piece of Pa- 
geantry , a thing that 
makes aFigure in aShow 
or Play, as Play-houfe 
Kings and Generals 
Strut and Stalk upon 
the Stage. 

F A 

Pain, not in Pain, not 
in Care or Concern. 

P*inttr y the Rope that 
lies in the Ship's Long- 
boat, or Barge, alwaies 
ready to Faften her, or 
Hale her on Shear. Til 
Cut your Painter for ye, 
I'll prevent ye doing me 
any Mifchief ; the Tar- 
Cant, when they Quar- 
rel one with another. 
What fleafej the Painter, 
when any Reprefentati- 
on in the Productions 
of his or any Art is un- 
accountable, and (b is 
to be relblv'd purely in- 
to the good Piealiire of 
the Ardft. 

Pale of the Church, in 
or out of the Church's 

PalPJ, FUt, Difpiri- 
ted, or Dead Drink. 

Pallet, a little Bed; 
alfo the Receiver of the 
Painter's Colours mingl- 
ed, as the Shells are of 
his leveral Colours un- 
mingled ; alfo one half 
of the Pale in Heraldry. 

Palm, the Attire of a 

I * Pal 


Paltry Fellow, a lor- 
ry, bale, mean, con- 
temptible Varler. 

PalliarJs, c. theSea- 
venth Rank of the Cane- 
ing Crew, whole Fa- 
thers were BornBeggers, 
and who themfelvcs fol- 
low the fame Trade, 
with Sham Sores, mak- 
ing a hideous NoHe, 
Pretending grievous 
Pain, do extort Cha- 

Pan, the Knave ot 

Panam, c. Bread. 

P&ntas, a Diieafe in 

Panter, c. a Hart. 

Pantry, Buttery. 

Pfintler, Butler. 

Paper-wUings, flight, 
Wooden, or old. 

Paper -Skitl, foolifll, 
fpft, filly. 

Pajper - Wars % Letter- 

Papers, Writings, or 
Deeds. ' 

Pafhr, c. Milk-pot- 

P A 

Par, Gold and Silver 
at a like Proportion. 

Para/ftf) a Trencher* 
FriewC a meer Whee- 

Bay -Salt, Milk 
Conduit-Water beat to- 
gether, and poured into 
a Veffel of Wine to 
Cure it's Fretting, in 
order to Fine it, and 
make it Drink op. 

Pane, to put By a 
Thruft or Blow. 

Parings, c. trie Clip- 
pings of Money. 

Parlous, or Pcrill** 
Man,* notable^ (hrew'd 

Ptrjinumiwt, Near , 
Niggardly f Pinching , 

P*f, a Way, Lane, 
River, Leave ; alfo con- 
dirion. What a Sad P aft 
things are come to ? In 
what an ill State they 
are. That Sbamm wont 
Paf, that Trick won't 
Cake. Do the Waters Paft 
well! much in ufe at 
the Wells , do they 
Move as they oughts 

P A 

To PaJJe upon one, to top 
upon him , or impofe 
upon him ; alfo a Term 
at Billiards, when the 
Ball goes through the 
Court or Porch, it is 
faid to pafi. 

Paffage , a Camp- 
Game, with three Dice, 
Doublets, making up 
Ten or more, to P*/ 
Win,any other Chances 

Paft-bank, the Stock 
or Fund thereto belong- 
ing; alfo the playing 
Place Cut out in the 
Ground almoft Cock- 
pit waies. 

Pat, appofite, or to 
the parpoie. 

Pateringt the Maun- 
dring or pert Replies of 
Servants. Catering of 
Prayers^ Muttering of 
them, from the thick 
Repeating of (b many 
Paters or Pater-nofters. 
No Penny, noPater noftert^ 
no Pay, no Prayers. 

Patrico, c. or Pater- 
covt, c. the Fifeteenth 
Rank of Hie Canting 
Tribe, ftroling Prietts 

F A 

that Marry under a 
Hedge without Gofpel 
or Common -prayer 
Book, the Couple ftand- 
ing on each fide a Dead 
Beaft, are bid to Live 
together till Death them 
do's Parr, ib fhaking 
Hands, the Wedding is 
ended; alfb any Minift- 
er, or Parfon, 

Pateefan> a little P^C, 
or fmall Party, 

the Rounds, 
a Die or 
Piece of Money is hid 
in the Hand, to fecure 
the Game, or Wager. 
fie Paumesit, he Cheats, 
or Plaies Foul 

P/ni/, a Hand. 

Pawn. To Pawn any 
Body, to fteal away and 
eave him or them to 
Pay the Reckoning. 

Pay tlroujj} tie Nofe, 
Bxceffivcly, or with 

P E 

Peak, c. any kind of 

Pear Is the little Knobs 
I 3 on 

P E 

on the Bur ( which fee) 
of a Stag. 

Peck, c. Meat. 

Pcckidge, c. Meat 
Rum Peck c. good Eat 
ing. The Gentry Cove tipt 
Us runt Peck, and rum Gut- 
lers, till we were all Bow 
fa anJfnaptalltheFlick- 
<r*ythe Gencleman gave 
us fo much good Vidu- 
als, and Canary, that 
we were all Damn'd 
Drunk, and broke all 
the drinking Glailes. 

Peculiars, Plants, Ani- 
mals and Fofliles, pro- 
per and particular to 
feme one Country, and 
rarely if ever found in 
others, as Engliih Scur- 
vy-grafs, Sarfa, Saflafras 
and Guajacum, all Wed 
Indian Druggs ; and fb 
for Animals, Engliih 
MaiftifFs, Irijfh Grey- 
hounds, Barnacles, and 
Soland Geele peculiar to 
Scotland, as Puffins, to 
the We of Man $ alfo 
Pari/hes exempt from 
other Ordinaries, and 
peculiarly belonging to 
the See of Canterbury. 

P E 

Peculiar, c. a Miftrefs ; 
alfo particular, private, 

Pedant, a meer Scho- 
lar, a School-mafter, a 
Man of one kind of 
Learning or Bufinefi, 
out of which he is good 
foi nothing, 

Pedantry, a Learning 
and Skill of one Colour. 

Ped, a Basket. 

Pedlar*, Scoth Mer- 
chants ; alib Engliih 
Retailers of Goods, that 
ft roll from Town to 

Pedlars-French, a fort 
of Gibrilh or made Lan- 
guage, eafy to be Learnt 
and Underftood, ufed 
by Gypfies,^. Alfo 
the Beggers Cant, 

Peeking Fellow > a meer 
Sneaks, one that peeps 
in every Hole and Cor- 
ner; aifoathin,weaiel- 
faced Fellow. 

Peeper, c. a Looking- 
glals. Track the Dancers, 
and fike with the Peepers, 
c. whip up the Stairs, 
and trip off with the 

P E 

P E 

Peepers, c. Eyes. 
Peepy, c. Peeping, c. 
Drowly, Sleepy. As the 
Cull Peeps let's Mil him, 
c when the Man is a 
Sleep Jet's Kill him. 

Peerj, c. fearful, fhy, 
fly. The Cuffs Peery, c. 
the Rogue's afraid to 

Peeter, c. aPortman- 
tle or Cloak-bag. Bite 
the Pecter, a co whip 
off the Cloak-bag. Biter 
of Peeters, c. one that 
makes a Trade of whip- 
ping Boxes and Trunks 
from behind a Coach or 
out of a Waggon, or off 
a Horfe's Back. 

Pca-goofe, a filly Crea- 

Peg at Cocks, to throw 
at them at Shrovetide. 
Gon to PegtrantumsfittA. 

Pel-wet, helter-skelter, 

Pelt, a Heat or Chafe. 
What a Pelt you are in ? 
what a Chafe your in? 
'Alfo the Dead Body of 
any Fowl the Hawk has 

Pelts, Beaft Skinns, 

Pelting-village, Blind, 

Penelope's Web, to do 
and undo. 

Pennance-lord, c a Pil- 

Pennites, that Fa&ion 
of Quakers that follow 
moft and are in the In- 
tereft of William fen, 
the chief Proprietor and 
Governor ofPenfyfoania, 
a Country lying betwixt 
Forty and Forty five 
Degrees of Latitude, in 
Americajn\uz\i improved, 
and like to fiorifh. 

Penny-worth, ftt fetch 
my-Pennyworth out of him, 
or make him earn what 
he coft me. 

Penny-white fM of her, 
to whom Fortune has 
been kinder thanNature. 
Penny-wife andPound-fool- 

. Sparing in a little 
and Lavifh in a great 
Deal, fave at the Spiggot 
and let i* out at the Bung- 
bole. A Penny-worth for 
one\s Penny, for what is 
woVth one's Money. 
To get a Penny ) to endea- 
ver to Live j to turn and 
I 4 wind 

P E 

i i i 

the Penny, to make 
to moft of one's Money, 
ot Lay it out at the beft 
Advantage. PtnnyJeJi , 
poor, fbarp, bare of 

Penurious , pinching. 
Pentice Nab, a very 
broad-brm d Har. 

Pepperd of, Damnably 
Clapc or Poxt. Pepper- 
froof, noc Clapt or 

Pericranium, the Head 
or Skull. 

Perking, the late D 
of M. ailoany pert for- 
ward filly Fellow. To 
Perk up, to hold up the 
Head after Drooping. 

Periwinkle, a Perruque 
or Periwig ; alfo the 
fimeas Ptnpatcbet. 

Peftilent-pne, Tearing 

Pet , a Fret. To be in a 

Pet, or out of Hunior 

Peter Lag, Wbo it Pe 

ter Lug ? Who let's th 

GUfs Hand at his Door 

Petrify; to turn to 
Pttrijicatim , Concre 

P H 

MBWMtaMMML - , _ 

ions,, either fuch as are 
ardned into Stone> by 
xpofing them to Air, 
s Coral ; or by calling 
hem into ColApetrify- 
ng Waters> as Wood. 

Petticoat - Penfioner, a 
Gallant, or one Main- 
ain'd for fecret Service. 


Pbanatics, DiflTenterS 
rom the Church of 

Pbaroab, very ftrong 

Fkenix-men, the fame 
as Fire-drtkes. 

Philatlelpbians, a new 
Sed of EnChufiafts pre- 
tenders to Brotherly 
Love, &c. 

iffs and their Crew ; al- 
Jb Drunkaids. / fclla- 
mong tbe Pbiliftines> I 
chopt upon a knot of 
Drunken Fellows. 

Pbi*, for Phyfiogno- 
my, Face or AipeA. 
P I 

Picking, little Steal- 
ing, Pilfering, petty 



Picktbank, a Tale- 
bearer, or an Infinua- 
tor by any means to 
curry Favor. 

Pickaroon,* very fmall 
Privateer; alfo a fhab- 
by poor Fellow. 

Pickled, very Acch or 
Waggifh. In Pickle, 
Poxt. Rodds in Pickle, or 
revenge in Lavender. 

Pigy c. Sixpence. The 
Cull tiff me a Pig, c. the 
Man gave me Sixpence. 

Pig of the Sounder, fee 
Wild Boar. 

Pigfnie^ word ofjLove 

Pig-widgeon 3 a filly 

Pike, c. to run away 3 
flee, quit, or leave the 
Place; alfo to Die. As 
be Pikes, c. he walks or 
goes. Pike on ihe heen, 
run away as fait as you 
can. Piked off, c. run 
away, fled, broke ; alib 
Dead, To fafs tie Pikes 
to be out of Danger. 

PittaUy a Hen and 
Rice Boii'd, a Turkifti 
Difh, but now in ufe 
in England France anc 

1 1 

Pillory, a Baker * alfo 
Punifliment ntoftly 
leretofore for Beggers, 
now for Perjury, J?org- 
ery and fubomed Per- 

Pimp, the fame as 

Trader that WAV ; 

little mean- fpiri ted, 
narrow-foulM Fdlow. 

Pimlico, a noted Cake- 
ioufe formerly, but now 
converted into a Bow- 
linggreen^of good report 
at Hogjdcn near London. 

Pin, a fmall Veffd 
containing Four Gallons 
and a halr,or the Eighth 
part of a Barrel To Pin 
bimfelf ufcn joU, or to 
Hang on. To Pin one't 
Faith on another's Sleeve , 
or rake all upon Truft, 
for Gofpel that he faies. 
Not a Ptn to chitfe, when 
there \$ little or no dif- 
ference. Ufen a merry 
Pin, or in a pleafant 
Mood. Nick the Pin, to 
Drink fairly. 

Pimgmnit,* large, red, 
angry Pimple. 


p I 

Pinch, to Steal, or 
Slily convey any thing 
away. To Pinch, to Cut 
the Meafures ot Ale, 
Beer, &c+ To Pinch on 
the Par Con's (ide, or Sharp 
him or his Tythes Ai 

Pinch, upon a PuJh or 

Pinch-gut -ball, a noted 
Houfe at AQ&W,foNick- 
nam'd by the Tarrt, who 
were half Starved in an 
Eaft-India Voiage, by 
their then Commander, 
who Built(at his returnj 
that famobsFabrick,and 
( as they fey) with what 
he Pinch'd out of their 

f 'inch-gut -money, al- 
low d by the King to the 
Seamen, that Serve on 
Bord the Navy Royal, 
when their Provision 
fails Short ; alfb in long 
Voyages when they are 
forced to Drink Water 
inftead of Beer. 

Pinpatches , a fmall 
Shel-fifhvery like aSnail^ 
but leis, Caught on the 
Ouzes at low Tide, in 

P I 

Rivers near the Sea, and 
Sold cheap. 

Pic^uant, a (harp Re- 
fle&ion ; alfb a poynant 

Pink't, Prickt with a 
Sword in a Rencounter 
or Duel. He PhKd his 
Doublet, he Run him 

Piquet, a game at 

P^ c. the hole un- 
der the Gallows into 
which thofe that Pay 
not the Fee, viz. 6t 8</, 
are caft and Buried. 

Pit-a fat, or Pintle de 
Pantkdj > fadly Scared, 
grievoufly put to it. 

Prtcber-knvJi the poor 
Hack that runs of Er- 
rands to fetch Wenches 
or Liquor. Link Pit chert 
have large Ears, Chil- 
dren may over-hear, and 
difcover Secrets. The 
Pitcher do snot go fo often 
to the Well) but it comes 
home Broke at laft,of him 
that after many lucky 
Adventures or narrow 
Efcapes, mifcarries in 
the End. 


P L 

Pithy jeft, or Sen- 
tence, that couches a 
great deal in a little 

Pittance, a finall 
Largels or petty Gratui- 

P L 

Placaert^ Dutch Pro- 
clamation, or Order of 
the States. 

PlaJ, Scotch ftriped 

Plaint for Complaint, 
be made bis Plaint to me, 
or made his Complaint 
tome. Hence Plaintiff 
and Defendant at Law, 
for Complainant and 

Planks, thrown out 
to fave thofe that can 
Swim in a Wreck; alfb 

Plant) c, to lay, place, 
or hide. Plant your Wbids 
and Stow ?&?*, c, be wary 
what you fay or let 

Plaijhr of hot Gutts, 
one warm Belly clapt 
to another. 

P O 

Plate-fleet come s , 
when Money comes to 

Pfatttr-fac'd-jadei a ve* 
re broadjord'nary faced 

y fmooth, fpe- 

cious, Taking. 

Play it off, to play 
Booty ; alfo to thorny 
a way, at Gaming,, ib 
much and no more. He 
Plates it off) he Cheats. 

Pliant ,iupple, flexible, 
to every Thumb. 

Plodder, a Porer in 
Records, Writings or 
Books,a dull Drudge, or 
hard Student. A Plod- 
ding Lawyer ', a Labori- 
ous Lawyen A Plodding 
Horfc, a good Drudge 
or Pack-horfe. 

Pluck the Ribond, or 
Pluck Sir O- , ring 
the Bell at the Tavern. 

Plump -in- the - fockst j 
flufh of Money 

I Iyer j c. a Crutch. 

P O 

^ a fly deftroy- 


Jng of Game, with 
DogSjNetts, Snares^ 
Contrary to the Laws; 
alfo an Egg Boyid in 
Water out of the Shell. 

Poke, a Bag, Sack, 
or Pocket. To buy a Pig 
in a Poke, pr untight or 
unfeen. To carry your 
PaJJion$ in yonr Pocket^ or 
Imother your Paflions. 

Poker, one that con- 
veys Coals (ztNewcaf- 
tk) in Sacks, on Horfe- 
back; alfo a pointed 
Porr to raife the Fire, 
and a Sword. 

Polt on the Pate,* good 
Rap there. 

Poltran, a Coward. 

Ponyard,* fhort Dag- 
ger or Stilletto. 

Porker, c. a Sword. 

Porters, Hirelings to 
carry Burthens, Beafts 
of Burthen, or elfe 
Menial Servants fet to 
Guard the Gates in a 
greac Man's Houfe, of 
whom Dr. Donne faid 
pleafantly, that he was 
ever next the Door, yet 
the fsldomeft Abroad of 
any of the Family. 

P O 

Portable, Pocketable. 

Portage, Carriage of 
any thing, whether by 
Land or Water. 

Poffe Mobitoatu, *he 
whole Rabble in a 

Pof y Employment , 
Office, Station ; alfo an 
advanced, or advanta- 
gious piece of Ground : 
A Pillar in the Way or 
Street. From Pillar 10 
Poft, from Conftable 
to Conftable. 

Pot-bookt. Scrawls or 
bad Writing. 

Pot-valiant, Drunk. 

Pot and Spit, BoyFd 
and Roaft. A little Pot 
isfoon Hot,oi a little Fel- 
low fbon made angry. 
The Pot calls the KcttU 
black A) when one 
accufes another of what 
lie is as Deep in himlelf. 

Poulain. a Bubo. 

Paiukr-mnky. Boys 
planted at the Guns a 
Bord the Ship, to fetch 
Gun-powder &c. in rhe 

Powell 'ing-Tub , the 

P R 

at Kingf- 
near London. 
Voyfotj, Big with 
Pcyfw-pate, red HairU 

P R 

Trancer, c. a Horfe. 
Pr oncers - * , c. a 
Horfe's Head ufed in a 
Sham-Seal to fach aPafi. 

Prancers-poll , c. the 
fame as before; alib 
the Sign of the Nag's 
Head, J<f<wj rfo Pran- 
<*r,c. get on the Horfe's 

Pranks, Tricks. 

Fwtt, c. Buttocks 5 
alfo a Tinder-box or 

'Prating - ekeat, c. A 

Prtteroajt, a Talking 

Precarious,, what is 
Difputable and uncer- 
tain, as being purely at 
the Pleafiue and Cour- 
tefy of another. 

or the Wifdom of Pre- 

P R 

mention, which is be- 
yond that of Remedy. 

Precifitate , Raft , 
Headftrong, Unadvifed, 
Inconfiderace, hurrying 
in Bufineis, 

Preci/tant, Strait-lac- 
ed, Squecmiflij Foolift- 
ly Scrupulous. 

Prefiruativcs. Anti- 
dotes to keep off, or 
prevent Diieaies. 

Prieft-crafi,the Art of 
awing the People, man- 
aging their Confciencesj, 
and diving into their 

Frrfm ,Show, Colour, 
Pretence, or Excufe. 

Prey, c. Money. 

Prick, the firft Head 
of a Fallow Deer; alfo 
a Skewer. 

Pricker, a Hantfman 
on Horfe Back. 

Pricketb> the Footing 
of a Hare on rhehard 
Highway, when it can 
be perceived. 

Prickesr'd Pellwv, a 
Crop, whole Ears are 
longer than his Hair. 

Prick loufe^ a Taylor. 

Prickf f decayed Wine, 

P R 

tending to Sower. 7le\ Canting Crew, Horfe 
Prick and Praife of our Stealers^ who carry a 

Town, that bears the Bell 

Bridle in their Pockets, 

from all the Reft, in all 

a fin all Pad Saddle in 

Exercifes, as Wreftling, 

their Breeches, 

RunningjLeaping, Vault- 
ing^ Pitching of the 

Primero, an old Ger- 
man Game at Cards. 

Barr, &c. 

Prim, a filly empty 

Pritf-linKd, Married. 

ftarcht Fellow. 

Prieft-ridden > wholly 

Princock, a pert^ for- 

influenced,, and abfo- 

ward Fellow. 

lutely govern'd by that 

Princes-metal, a mixt 
Metal,betwixt Brafsand 

Prig, c. a Thief, a 

Copper^ and of a mixt 

Cheat ; alfo a Nice 

Colour between both, 

beauifli, filly Fellow, is 

not fo Pale as the one. 

called a meer Prig. 

nor fo Red as the other, 

friggs, C. the Ninth 

the late Invention of 

Rankot CantingRogues, 

Prince Rupert. 


Prince Prig, c. a King 

triggers, c. Thieves. 

of the Gypfies ; alfo a 

Prigging c Riding; 

Top-Thief, or Recei- 

alfo Lying with a Wo- 

ver General. 


Prinking, riicdy Dreff- 

Prigftar, c. a Rival 

ing. Prinkt up, iec up on 

in Love. 

the Cupboards-head in 

*"gg*fl>> c. ThteviJK 

their beft Cloaths, or 

Prig-napper>c. a Horfe- 

in State. Stiff-ftarched. 

Stealcr 5 alfo a Thief- 

Adiftrefs Princum - Pran- 


cum, fuch a one. 

Priggers of the Cackkrs. 
c. Pouitry-Scealers. 

Print, the Treading 
of a Fox. To fet in Print, 

Priggers of Prancers, c 

with Mouth skrew'd up 

the Sixth Order of the 

and Neck Stretcht out. 


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Prtfme, a Triangular 
Cryftal-Glafi or Fools 
Paradife, that by refrac- 
tion refie<5b imaginary 
Blew, Red, and Yellow 
Colours upon all Ob- 
je&s feen through it ; al- 
fo any Saw-dull. 

Prink - Prattle , idle 
impertinent Chat. 

Proclamations, bis Head 
is full of Proclamations 
much taken up to little 

Prog, c. Mea.. Rum 
Prog, c. nice Eating 
The Cull tipt us Rum Prog 
c. the Gentleman Treat- 
ed us very High. 

Projectors, Bufybodies 
in new Inventions and 
Difcoveries, Virtuofb's 
of Fortune, or Traders 
in unfuccesfulifnotim- 
pradicable Whicnmb 
who are alwaiesDigging 
where there is no more 
to be found. 

Prvling, Hunting 01 
Searching about in quef 
of a Wench, or any 

Property, a meer Tool 
or Implement, to ferve 

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a Turn,a Cat's foot ; al- 
b a natural Qu ality or 
Talent, and the higheft 
right a Man can have to 
any thing, Liberty and 
Proferty, two Ineftima- 
ble Jewells. To change 
the Property, or give it 
another turn, with a 
new Drefi. or the Dif- 
guife of a Wig and a 
falfe Beard. 

Proud Bitch, deflrous 
of Copulation. 

Trying Fellow, that is 
very curious to enquire 
into other Men's Secrets 
and Affairs. 

Provender, c. he from 
whom any Money is 
taken on the Highway. 

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Puke, to Spue. 

Pug, Pugnafty^ a meer 
Pug 9 a nafty Slut, a lor- 
ry Jade, of a Woman ; 
alfo a Monkey. 

Puling, Sickly. 

dle,or round Knob of a 

Sword, or Saddle; alfo 

to Beat. I Pummefd bis 


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or him, I Beat him 

Pump, to wheedle Se- 
crets out of any one ; 
alfo to drench, Bailives, 
Serjeants, Pick-pockets, 
&c. Pumpt dry, not a 
Word left to fay. 

Pun, to Play with 
Words and Sounds. 

Punch, Brandy and 
Water, with Limes or 
Lemon - juice ; alfo a 
thick fliorc Man. Punch 
Nag, a fliort, thick, fat, 
Iquat, ftrongHorfe. 

Punch houfes, Bawdy- 

PunchaHe, o!d pafla- 
ble Money, Anno 1695. 

Punk, a little Whore. 

Puny Child, weak lit- 
tle Puny Stomach. Puny 
?uJge, the Junior or 

Pure, c. a Miftrefs. 

Pure f -pure, c. a Top- 
Miftrefs, or Fine Wo- 

Pupil-mongers, Tutors 
at the Univerfities, that 
have many Pupils, and 
make a Penny of them. 

Pttritavs , uritanical, 

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thofe of the precrfe Cur, 
ftrai t-laced Precifians , 
whining (asOsborn faies) 
for a Santtity God never 
jet jru/lcJ out of Heaven. 

Purl, Worm-wood in- 
fus'd in Ale. 

Purl-Royal , Canary 
with a dafh of Worm- 

Purfenets, c. Goods 
taken upon Truft by 
young Unthrifts at tre- 
ble the Value; alfo a 
little Purle. 

Purfe-prouJ , haughty 
becauie Rich. 

?rft y Foggy, Fat. 

Pufkers, Canary-birds 
new Flown that cannot 
Feed themfelves. 

Puttiing-School, a Fenc- 
ing bchool; aliba Baw- 
dy-houfe. At a Pu[h, 
at a pinch or ftrait. At 
Pu(h of Pike, at Defiance. 

To Pujb on one's Fortune, 
to advance, or run it up. 
Put. A Country-Put, a 
filly, fhallow-pated Fel- 
low. Put to it, Befet. . 


o f a 


Qwukt an Empirick, 
or meer pretender to 

roofing, to caroufe. 

J^wg, Quagmire, mar- 
fhy moorim Ground. 

^tailing of tbeStomack, 
beginning fo be qual- 
rnifli or uiieaiy. 

Qutil-fift, a Woman's 
Tongue; alfb a Device 
to take the Birds of khat 
Name, which are fine 
Food, the French e 
ceem'd the beft ; tho' 
both thofeand theEng- 
HCb are of a Currifh 
Nature, and will bear 
rhemfelves againft the 
Cage, fides and top, 
being with difhculty 
brought toFeed : Wheat 
is dually given them, 
butHempleed is a great 
deal better, 

^wjjrt , carious , neat; 
alfo ftrange 

cheat, c. a 

(>ualifieJ, AccptnplUhtt 
Stateiman , Soldier^Scbo- 

Qualifications, Accom- 
plifhmems that render 
any of them Compleat; 
alfo Conditions. 

Qu#ily-Wine>> Turbu- 
lent and Foul 

42Ww,a Srowack-Fin 
*Hb Calmnefij and the 
Cry of Ravens. 

Qttalmijh , Crop-fick, 
queafy Stomackt. 

Quarrel-ficker, a Gla- 
zier ; alfo a contentious 
Fellow^a Trouble Com- 

4jWr0 3 c a Body. 

fytarte, Nails of tha 
Sword-Hand quite up. 

Quan'tng ufo the 
freight Ltw> keeping 
the Head and Shoulders 
very much back from 
the Adverfery's Sword, 
when one thrufts with 
his own. 

^ , to Supprefr, 
Annul, or Overthrow. 
To Jfaafb the 


Quean> a Whore, or! 
Slut. A dirty Quean, a 
very Puzzel or Slut. 
Qw&p) StomachtjCrop- 
fick, Qualinilh. 

Quien Elizabeth's Pock- 
et-fifioly a Birals-Cannon 
of a prodigious Length 
at Dover-Caftk. 

jQueere^ bafe, Roguifli 
naught. How tteerely the 
Cull Toutt ? c. how ro- 
guifhly the Fellow looks. 

Queers BirJs, c. fuch 
as having got loofe, re 
turn to their old Trade 
of Roguing and Thiev 

Queere-bluffer , c. a 
fneaking, fharping, Cut 
throat Ale-houfe or Inn 

Queere-bung) c. an 
empty Purfe. 

Quecre- clout j c. a for 
ry, coatfe, ord'nary o 
old Handkerchief, noi 
worth Nimming. 

Queer e cole, c. dipt 
Counterfeit , or Bra 

Qwere cole-waker^ c. a 

cole-fencer, C, a 

Receiver and putter off 
alfe Money. 

gueere-cove , c. a 

jgueere-cujfin, c. ajul- 
tice of Peace; aifo a 

gueere-cull, C. a Fop, 
or Fool, a Cod (head ; 
alfo a ihabby poor Fel- 

Jgueere-Jegcn, c. an Iron, 
keel, or Brafs - hiked 

gueere-dwer , c. a 
bungling Pick-pocket. 

Queere-doxy, C. a jilt- 
ing Jade^ a fbrry fhab- 
by Wench. 

Jglteere - drawers , c 
Yarn, coarfe Worfted, 
prd'nary or old Stock- 

Queer* Juke, c a poor 
decayed Gentleman ; ai- 
fo a lean,thin, half Starv- 
ed Fellow, 

Jgueere fun, c. a bung- 
ling Cheat or Trick. 

jQu6re-ken, 9 c. an ill 
Houle, or a Prifon. 

Q*$ert**wrt f c.A dirty 
Drab, a jilting Wench, 
a Pockeyjade. 


ca Felt, 
Carolina, Cloth, or or- 
d'nary Hat, not worth 
whipping off a Man's 

Queers-kicks, ccoarfc, 
ordinary or oldBreeches. 

&eere~peeperst c. old- 
Fafhion'd ^ ord'nary , 
black-fratnd, or com- 
mon Looking-glafles. 

guwe-prancer, c. a 
Founder'd Jade, an or* 
d'nary iQW-prizdHorfe, 

Queere-topping, c. for- 
ry Commodes or Head- 

uibtrl*> to Trifle, Or 
Pun. Sir Quibble giteereji 
trifling fill j (hatter-brain- 
n'd Fellow. 

jQttM 9 c. Money. 
Tip the QuMs, a can 
ye Ipend your Six- 

tSuieti/Si a Numerous 
and conJSdcrable Se<a a- 
mongft the Papifts, be- 
ing againft Oral and 
wholly forMental Pary 
er, Whiggs, Popilh Pre- 
ciflans, or Puritans, 

j Taunts, 

in Law, Law- 
tricks or SnbtHties. 

and Jgutikts, 
Tricks and Devices. 

c. Newgate; 
alfo any Prifon, tho 
for Debt* Tie DaV* in 
in the Quod, c. the poor 
Rogue is In Limbo. 

Saack^ Share, 
Part, Proportion or Di- 
vidend, Ttf me my Quota f 
c. gyre me my Part of 
the Winning^ Booty> 

Unthrifrs taking np 
Goodsupon Tick at ex- 
ceffive rates, 

Rabbet, the firft Year. 

&*&#*,Wooclen Kanns 

to Drink out of. once* 

uied on the Roads now, 

almoft bid by. 

R*bbl* 9 the Mob. 

Ruket> a Koile or 
Buitle ; alfo Tennis-play. 
Wh& a Racket tfiofe Ramps 
beei Wharabutelchefe 
rude Children make? 
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Racking of ^ 
ing them off their Lees 

Rack-rent > drain d to 
ihe utmoft Value. The 
Knights of Cafa, Gen- 
tlemen of Wak$ % and 
Lairds oftheNortb Coun- 
try , a Yeoman of Kent^ 
at Rack-rent, will buy 
'em all Three. To /; at 
R*ck and Manger, to 
live hard. 

Rag, c. a Farthing. 
Net a Rag left, c. I have 
Loit or Spentj, all my 

RagMj a Relifting 
Bit, with a high Sawce. 

Rflganwffin, a Tatter- 

Rag-water, a common 
fort of Strong-waters. 

R*b, Rahf&U, Rake- 
[bamt, a Lewd Spark ei 
Debolhee, one that has 
noi yer Sowed his Wild 
Oar% jR*fc(Zj, tending to, 
ot leaning towards that 
Extravagant way, of 
Life. Rake, when the 
Hawk flies out too far 
from the Fowls; alfo 
fo much of the Ships 

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Hull as overhangs both 
Ends of the Keel; and 
to Trot a Horfe gently. 

Ralfb-Sfocner, a Fool. 

Raillery, Drolling. To 
Ratify, or Droll. A Rail- 
kur> or Droll. 

Rdty, to Unite or 
embody broken Troops. 

Ramntifh, Rank. 

Ram?, a Tomrig, or 
rude GrirL To Ramp y to 
Play rudeHorfe-Play. 

Rampant^ uppifh,over- 
bold, over-pert, over- 
Jufty. A Lycn Rampant, 
i. e. rearing up his Fore- 

Rough, when Gravel 
is given to a Hawk., to 
bring her to a Stomack. 

Ranging* c. intriguing. 
and enioying manyWo- 

(cented, as all the Pe- 
tids, either Vegetables or 
Animals, as Garlick, AC 
fi fdetidajPolecatsJFoxes, 
Goats, &c. And what- 
ever is Stale, Corrupt, 
or Tainted, and Stinks 
with long or careleis 
Keeping. A RaniLi*> 

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a lewd or flat Lie. A j Rat y a Drunken Man 
Rank KnatoB, an eira net or Woman taken up by 
bafe Knave. A R/wfe the Watr.b> and carried 
Whore, an errant Whore J by the Conftable to the 
Rank-rider, c. a High- (Counter. To finell a Raf> 
way-mani allb a Jockey Jlo fcfpea a Trick 

Rznk-wn&d, Hawk, I Rattler, c. a Coach, 
that k a flow FHgher. Rattling -cove, c. a 

&wif, to Talk Big, j Coach-man, 

High, or Boaft much. I Rattling Mumpers, c. 

Ranters ExtravagantsJitich Beggers as Ply 

Unthrins, Lewd Sparks f I Coaches. To R#tth> c. 

aiioof cheFamily ofLove.lto move offor be gone. 

Rantipole, & rude Wild! Witt take Rattle, c. we 

Boy or QrL J muft nor carry, bat whip 

Rap+ ,to Swop or Ex- jaway. 
change aHorfeorGoodsjI Rattling, the Noife of 
alfo a Poll on the Patt^ | Coaches and Gaits j as 
and a hard Knocking I alfo of Armour^ or of 
at a Door. j Hail, or Thunder. 

Raffarie*, Wfld Irifhj Rattle -fate, a Hot, 

Robbers, and Out-laws. I Maggot-pated Fellow. 

Rapptr, a fwinging / Rattled bim> I Rated 

great Lie. [him roundly, and told 

Raree-fhow-weni poor {him his own, 
Savoyards itrolling up Rattlerb, the Noife a 
and down with portable I Goat maketh at Rutting 
Boxes of Puppet-ftewsldme. 
at their Backs ; in fhor r> j Rav'tHiac, any A fTa- 
Pedlars of Puppets. jfin. 

Rafcal) a bate, vile] Ra^bead and Bloody- 
Fellow, a Rogue. \bon*$> a Buli-begger or 


Kj a 

off 4ft 9g Dw. 

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a Hart, but has his Head 
fuller of Antler^ 

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Ready, C. Ready and 

Rb/no, c. Money in 

Rebel-rout, the ,Rab- 
ble, running Riot. 

Reaking, /moking or 
piping hot, as Pies out 
ot the Oven, Iron out 
of the Forge,, or Blood 
from a warm Wound. 
Hence perhaps the Reck, 
or Reaking, i. e Smoak 
of the Clonds Til Reak 
my Sfite on tym, Pll be 
Revenged on him. 

Rear the #orfr,Diflodge 

Rebus's, Words or 
Sentences that are the 
fame backwards as for- 

Recbeat, a Leflbn 
blown on the Horn. 

Recorder, a mufical 
Inftrument ; alfo a Law- 
Officer or Magiftrate in 
Cities and Corporations, 
their Mouth, or Spokef- 

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Recre*?rt, a Poltton, 
or Coward, one that 
eats his Words, or un- 
feies what he faid. 

Recruits, c. Money 
( Expe&ed. ) Have you 
raisd the Recruit^ c vis 
the Money come in ? 

Red-fujtian, Clarret or 
red PortrWine. 

Red letter-man, a Ro- 

Red-rag, a. Tongue. 
Tour Red rag will never 
lie pill, your Tongue 
will ne*rc be quiet. 

Rfdfliank, c. a Duck. 

Refugies, Frendi and 
VaudoisProteftants, for- 
ced to quit their own 
and fly into othersCoun- 
tries to have the Excer- 
cife of thetr Religion. 

Refreshed, either as the 
Air is wich Winds,when 
it Blows a Frefh Gale ; 
or artificially with the 
motion of Fanns^ or 
opening the Windows 
to Fann a clofe Room ; 
or as Wines are with 
Snow and Ice ; or by 
cafting anewGlofsjOn 
what is worn out, Wi- 

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thered, or Decayed, in 
Bodies Artificial, as Em- 
broidery by Burnifhing, 
or of Pictures by Var- 
nifhing, cr. 

Rellif) Copulation of 

Remember Parfon Mai- 
dam, ( Norfolk) Pray 
Drink about Sir. 

R egraters> Fore-ftallers 
in Markets. 

Repartee, a Hidden 
finart Reply. 

Xefublican, a Com- 

Referve, a Store or 
Hoard to have recourfe 
to, upon a Pufh or par- 
ticular Exigence : a 

Reffoftt having given 
a Thruft, to Receive 
one from the Adverfary, 
before he has recover'd 
his Body. 

Refy, Heid-flrong, 
Way word, Unruly^Maf- 

Retailers* Parcel-tra- 
ders or Dealers, petty 
Merchants, Hiickfters, 
Chandlers, Pedlars, &c. 
In Retail^ in Parcel or 

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fmall Sum, opposed to 
what goes in Tale or 
Sam at Lctfge. 

Rttaimrs, a Great 
Man's Followers or Ser- 
vants, attending him 
( heretofore ) in Blew 
Coats and Badges, which 
were the Ancient Live- 
ries, tho' little mo e re- 
mains of it at prefent-, 
fave what is left among 
the Water-men. Hence 
the Word Retinue, or 
Train of Attendance. 

RevtrSd, c. a Man 
fet ( by BulJies ) f on his 
Head, and his Money 
turn'd out of his Bree- 

Rnvard, what is given 
the Hounds, or Beagles 
by the Hands of the 
Hunts-man or others,af- 
ter they have finiflied 
their Chafe , by the 
Death of what they 

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Rkno, c ready Mo- 

Rbinocerical) C. full of 
K 4 Mo- 

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Money. fbeCuttit 

Wttricat, c. the Fop 1S 

fuB of Money. 

Kb, or Rjtroaltwg, a 

RiW/w, c. Money. 
74* &$/* MUM thick, c. 
hi* Breeches are well 
lined with Money* The 
Rtbbhi runs thin, a he 
has buc little Cafh about 

Ritbefs, (of Marterns) 
a Company. 

Rich-face, a Red-face. 

Rtfe-cully, C. a Gold- 

X$+*f, the Rab- 
ble or Scum of the Peo- 
ple, Tagrag and Long- 

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* or row 
extended in a Line. 

RidicuU y toRailly or 
turn any thing to a Jeft. 
To turn .it all to Ridici 
to make a Mock of ir. 

&&, c. Cloaths 

111 Unrig the Blofs, C 
I will Strip the Wench, 

Rum Riin) cfine 

Qoaths. Ths C*U bat 
Rum Rigging, kf* Dsrtg 
nTMAl turn, and 
'Pike, c. the Man has 
very good Cloths, let us 
fciock him Down, Rob 
him , and Scour off. 

a Rivulet, or 
fmall River. 

f, c. Money ex- 
tort ed by Rogues on the 
High-way, or by Gen- 
tlemen Beggers. ARi 
a Concourie of Pe< 
For Wreffling, Cudgel- 
ing,. <* A Ring of 
, a round Circle of 

Ring-walks > the Dew- 
rounds made by Hunts- 
men, when they go 
drawing in their Springs 
at Hart-Hunting. 

Rife, ready, come to 
maturity. Matters are 
not Ripe, noc ready, or 
come to Perfe&ion. 

Riveted, or Rooted 
Cuftoins, or Habits ; 
inveterate or confirmed 


Roam , to wander 


far and wide from 

Robvrdi-wen, C, the 
third (oW) Rank of 
the Canting Crew, 
mighty Thieves, like 

Rt>cbtfter*fortum 9 two 
torn Smocks, and what 
Nature gave. 

Roe. A Fair Roe-b*tk, 
the fifth Year ; a Roe* 
tack of tit frjt Head, 
the fourth Year ; a He- 
tnuft, the third Year; 

* Gjrlejfo fecondYear 5 

* JK*/, the firft Year; 
a Rue BeJdetb, Lodgeth ; 
a Roe BeVowetb, maketh 
a Noife at Rutting time. 

Roger i & a Poronan-J/* 
tie., a Goofe; alia a 
Man's Yard. 

Rogues, c. the fourth 
Order of Canters. A 
Rogue m Grain, a very 
great Rogue. A Great- 
be-rogut> a ftardy f wing- 
ing Rogue. 

Romance, a feigned 
pteafanr Hiftory, To 
Romance, to icplea&nt- 
Iy, to Strctdi in 


c. Watch 
and Ward, 

Rombyl'd, C. fought 
after with a Warrant, 

Rower 3 a drinking 

lais ; alfo Wider. 

Rook, c. a Cheat, a 
KLnave. To Rook, c. to 
Cheat or play the 

Rofe. Upon tbe M^4- 
r,Cock-a-hoop. Gttve 
him Rope enmgb and Mil 
Hang bimfelf, hs'ii- De- 
coy himielf within his 
own Deftiny, 

c Sanguine 
or frefh-colotit'd. 

Rofi-meat-clotfa, Holi- 
day-cloths, T&u cannot 

welly but ym 
'cry Rop-meat, you 
meet with good Drear, 
but you mult tell Tales. 
To give one Roft-meat, and 
Beat Mm with the $fit> to 
do one a Curtefy 3 and 
Twit or Upbraid him 
with it. To rule tie Roft, 
to be Maftcr, or Para- 
mount. totjkJ Arrefted. 
Ill Roaft the Dab, I will 
Arreft the RafeaL 

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Rot-gut, very fmall or 
thin Beer. 

Rovers, Pirates, Wan- 
derers. Vagabonds. To 
Sboof at Rovers, at Ran- 
dom. To Rpve abouty to 
wander idly up and 

Rough, Unpoliflit,Un- 
mannerly, Uncouth. 
To lie Rough, in one's 
Clothes all Nighr. 

Honeft Dealing. 

RoitnJ-jMim?,* Lufty- 

Round-beads, the Par- 
liamentarian Party in 
the great Rebellion, that 
begun 1641. 
^Rout. ( of Wolves) a 

Roufe, (the Buck) 
Difledge him. 

to give as good as he 

-%/fre/^c.rude, Roar- 
ing Rogues, 


Rub. c. to Run away. 
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Obftacle, Hfnderance, 
Stop , or Difficulty 
Rub on, to Live Indifle' 
rentty. RuVJ off> c. 
Broke, and run away. 
Rub through the World, to 
Live Tolieraly well in 

Jbtfw, Two ( and 
to make up ; alfb a Ren- 
counter with drawn 
Sword, and Reflexions 
made upon any one. 

when the Bowl Flees too 
faft, to have it forbear, 
if Wordswou'ddoir. 

Rub*p> or refrefh the 

Rub-up, or Scower 
Armour, &c. 

Rttbs to to the Whit. C 
(ends us ro Newgate. 

Ruby-face, very red. 

Ruck, a Bumble, or 

RuJ f a final] Fifh with 
a forked Tail, between 
which and the Roach., 
there is much about rhe 
fame difference, as be 
tween the Herring and 
the Pilchard. 

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double Band ; alib a n o- 
ted Bird, and a Fifli, 
Pope,likea fmallPearch, 
and when the Hawk 
hits the Prey, and yet 
not Trufles it. 

Ruffin, c the Devil; 
alfo a Juftice of Peace. 
and alio an AfFafin. 

Ruffian, c. the firft 
Rank of Canters; alfo 
notorious Rogues. To 
Ruffle, to diforder any 

Ruff- mam, c. the 
Woods or Bufties. 

Ruff-feck,, c. Bacon. 
At tie Ruffin nab tbe 
Cuffin quecre> and let tie 
Harmanbeck Trims with 
bis Kinchins about his Cvl- 
cparron, c. let the Devil 
take Juftice, and let the 
ConftableHang with his 
Children abouthisNeck. 

Ruftter-booJ, a plain 
and eafy Leather-hood 
worn by a Hawk, when 
firft drawn. 

Rug. Us all Rug, c. 
the Game islecured. 

Rttm, c. gallant^Fine, 
Rich, belt or excellent; 

alio a Weft - Indian 
Drink ftronger than 
Brandy > drawn from 
Dreggs of Sugar for the 
moft part, yet fome- 
times from Fruits, and 
Rows of Fifli ; beft 
when old, much us*d in 

Rtmh, c. bravely, 
cleaverly, delicately^c. 

Rum-booze , C. Wine; 
alfo very good or ftrong 

Rum-booting-Wehs, C 
bunches of Crapes. 

Rum-beck , c. any 
Juftice of the Peace. 

Rum-bob, c a young 
Prentice ; alia a fharp, 
fly Trick, and a pretty 
flbort Wig. 

Rum-bite, c* a cleaver 
Cheat, a neat Trick. 

Rum-bleating cheat > c. 
a very fat Weather. 

Rum-blower, c. a very 
Handfom MiOrefi, kept 
by a particular Man. 

Rum bluffer, c. a jolly 
Hoftj Inn - keeper , or 

Rum4ugbar, C a very 

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Pretty and Valuable 

&*m-btag* a a fill 

R*m- lubber, c. a clea- 
ver or dextrous Fellow 
ar Stealing Silver-Tan- 
kards ( formerly ) from 
Publick Houfe. 

Ru-mrc&i. c. a good 
PnrfeofGoId, or round 
Sunum of Monev. 

RUM cove, c, a great 

Rxm-cul, a a rich 
Fool, that cm be eafily 
Bit, or Cheated by any 
body ; aiib one that is 
very generoos and Kind 
to a Mlftrds, and as 

Rum-ctMif, c. wnich is 
(among die Butchers ) 
one that is eafily per- 
1 Waded to believe wiiar 
they fey of the Good- 
nefs, and atib to give 
them an extraod'nary 
Price for their Meat, a 
very ignorant Maittec- 
man or Womant that 
Laies oat a great deal 
of Money with, and is 
Bit by chem. 

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Cambrick, or Holland 

Rvm-co/e 3 c new Mo- 
ney, or Medals, curi* 
oufly CoynU 

, c. a Vint- 

a joBy 


Rum-duke, c. 
handibm Man. 

Rvm-JMtbefa C. a jol- 
ly handlbm Woman* 

n-Jttk&s, c the bol- 
dcft or ftoateft Fellows 
Uately) amongfi the 
A/fatians, Minttrs, So- 

arJt, &c Sent for 
to remove and guard 
the Goods of fuch Bank* 
nipts as intended to take 
SanAuary in thofc Pla- 

Rum-&xy c. a Beauti- 
ful Woman^ or tight 

Rwfr&gett, c a Sil- 
ver - hiked or inlaid 

Rum-fever ,c. an com- 
>!ear, or cleaver Pick- 

JRvw-drawers, C* Silk 
Stockings, or very fine 



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R U 

c. an ex- 
perienc'd or expert Pick- 
er of Locks. 

Rwnford- Lyon > a 

Rum-ftm, c. a cleaver 
Cheat, or (harp Trick, 

Rum-fle, c. as Rum- 

Rum~gutlen> c. Ca- 

Ruw-glyiKTtar} C* King 
or Chief of theXJnk- 

Rum-zteli, &#- 

Rum-hopfer t a Draw- 
er. Rum^bcpftr, tif or 
fnfentty a Booztog-ebeat 
<f Rum-gut fa** c, Draw- 
ei fill us prefently a Bot- 
tle of the bsft Canary. 

Rum-kicks, C Silver 
or Gold Brocade Bee- 
ches, or very rich with 
Gold or Silver Galoon. 

Rura-wawn'd, c. one 
that Connterfetts him- 

Rnm-mwt. a Qpeen 
or great Lady. 

Rum-nab, c. a Bea- 
ver, or very good Hat. 

fytm-ntd, c. a very fil- 
ly Fellow, 

c. true 
French Brandy. 

Rum-pad, c. the High- 

Rum-patUerf, C the 
better tort of Highway- 
men^well Mounted and 

Rum-f&pertyC. a Silver 

c. Fidlers that Hayal 
Feafts, Fairs, Weddings, 
^. And Live chiefly 
on the Remnants, of 

Rxmblwg, the roll- 
Ing of Thunder, moti- 
on of a Wheel-barrow, 
or the noifem theGutts. 

R*m-$ranctr, c. a ve- 
ry beaudfol Horfe. 

Rum-HuidJs* c. a great 
Booty > or large Snack. 

Rum*ruj peck,C. Weft- 

Rum-faueez*) c. much 
Wine or good Liquor 
given among the Fid- 

Rttmjmfcbi c. a good 
fillip on the Noie. 


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the neweft Cant of the 

Rttm-toffing, c. a rich 
commode or Head- 

Rum-wile, c. London, 

Rum-wiper, c. as Rum- 

Rim-ryot t to turn Spark, 
and run out of all ; alfo 
when Hounds run at a 
whole Herd of Deer. 

Running - fatmers , 
Hawkers, or thofe that 
cry News and Books a- 
bont the Streets. 

Punt, a little, (hort, 
trufs Man or Bead. 

Runts, Canary-Birds 
above three Years old. 

Rtmntr, c. as Ridge \ 
alfo a Galley, on nim- 
ble Veflel, to make 
quick Voyages, as allb 
to efcape Privateers, 
Pirates, &c. 

R(fp t a filthy Boil, or 
Swelling on the Rump 
of Poultry, Corrupting 
the whole Body, Cured 
with Salt and Water. 

Rtftjc j a clownifh 
Country Fellow. 

zn old blunt 

Rutt, Copulation ( of 

Sack, c. a Pocket. 

Dive into bis Sack> c. to 
Pick his Pocket. 

Sails, Hawte Wings* 
alfo Windmill - wings. 
How you Sail about ? How 
you Santer about ? 

Salamander, a Bomb- 
veflel ; alfo a certain 
Creature ( laid) to Live 
in the Fire, and a Stone 
(lately) found in Penfyl- 
vania full of Cotton, 
which will not (as a 
modern Author aftirmsj 
confiime in the Fire 5 
and a red-hoc Iron to 
light Tobacco with. 

Saks -mm , Brokers 
who fell Cattel for the 
Graziers to theButchers, 
before, and at the Beaft- 
Market ; alfo Sellers of 
ready-made Cloaths. 

SaUfmans-dog, the 
fame as Barker. 


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Sally, a fit of Paffion, 
or Humor. 

Salmon, c. the Beg- 
gers Sacrament or Oath. 

To come after with Salt 
and Spoons, of .one that 
is none of the Haftings. 

Salt-eel, a Rope's end 
ufed ro Drub the Boies 
and Sailors on baord of 

Salvages, Barbarous 
People, Inhabiting near 
the Sea-Coafts in the 
Maritim Counties, who 
make a Prey of 
what the Sea has (in 
Pky ) fpared, Living 
upon the Spoil of Ship- 

Samlets, fo called the 
Spring following after 
they are Spawn 'd, and 
tho' then but a little big- 
ger than a Minnow, 
will fas Authors fay ) 
grow to be a Salmon 
in as (hart a time as a 
Goflin will tobe aGoofe. 

Sandy -pate* one ied- 

Sap-pate, a Fool. 

Saunter, to loiter Idly, 

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a Term borrowed from 
thofe Religious Coun- 
terfeits, who tinder the 
colour of Pilgrimages, 
to the Holy Land, us'd 
to get many Charities, 
crying (till, Sainft terre, 
Saintf terre, having no- 
thing but the Holy Land 
in their Mouths, tho' 
they ftay'd alwates at 

Saucy, impudent , 
bold. MorefaucetbanPig. 
Tour Sauce-Pan runs over, 
you are exceeding bold. 

Sawny* a FooL He's 
a meer Savmj, he is ve- 
ry foft, tho' ( in Scotch ) 
it is only for Alexan- 

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Scab, aforry Wench, 
or Scoundril-Fellow 

Scamper, run a- 
way, or Scowre off, ei- 
ther from Juftice, as 
Thieves^ Debtors, Cri- 
minals, that are purfued; 
or from ill fortune, as 
Soldiers that are repulft 
or worlted. 


s c 

Scandalous, c, a Peri- 

Scandal - 
thorough pao'd 
a y or Mfatsr, one 
den'd or paft Shame. 

Shift tb* Scene, call 
a new Cauie, or change 
the Difcourfe. 

Sctwl-tuttv, *, Whip- 
ping. / Sb*td him, I 
chid htm feverely. 

School of Vttus, c. a 

&rc/?ce, f o build a large 
Sconce, to run deep upon 
Tick, or Truft. 

<2coBBo-JWD9j y a little 
firry ,fcrubbedJowHorfe 
of that Conutry. 

{baking Rain. 

Scoundrel, a Hedge, 
bird or fbrry Scab. 

Scwre , c. to wear. To 
Secure the Cramp-rings, c. 
to wear Boks. 

Sa&*y c. a Watch. 

Secure, C. to ran a- 
way oricamper. Let us 
Sctrurrt* or we ftmtt be &A- 
ned, a ler us run away 
or we fliall be Taken 


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ards, beating the Watch, 
breaking Windows , 
clearing the Streets, <^c. 

Scrip, a a (hred or 
fcrap of Paper. As the 
Culfy did truly Ik* the 
Serif, AM ffyt vtit 4 
Hogs, c, one enter'd in- 
to Bond with me for 
40 Shillings. 

Scrub, a Ragamuffin. 

Scrubado, the Itch. 

Scrape all, a Money- 
Scrivener : alfb a mife- 
rable Wretch, or grip- 
ing Fellow. 

Screw y to Screw one up, 
toexad upon one, or 
Squeeze one in 4 Bar- 
gain or Reckoning. 

Scud, the courfe or 
nvotion of the Clouds, 
in Fleeting 

Scud-*way, to Sa0 9 
Ride, or Run very faft. 

Swmm, the Riff-Raff, 
or Tagrag and Long* 
tail. Rake Hell and Shim 
the Devil. 

Saut> the Tail of a 
Hare or Coney. 

Scuttle, to run away ; 
alfo a fquare hole to go 
down through the Deck. 

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Sealer, c. one that 
gives Bonds and Judg- 
ments for Goods and 

Sea/on ofBeajlsfi Hart 
or Buck begins at the 
end of Fencer-Month, 
i J Days after Midfiim- 
er day, and lafteth till 
Holy rood -day. The 
Fox till Chriftmafi, and 
lafteth nil the Annunci- 
ation of the bleffed Vfr- 
gin. The Hinds or Doe 
at Holyrood-day , till 
Candlema& The Roe- 
buck at Eafter, tillMi- 
chadmas. The Roe at 
Michaelmas till Candle- 
ma& The Hare at 
Michaelmas, till the end 
of February. The Wolf 
Prom Chriftmas, till the 
Annunciation of the 
blefled Viijin. The 
Boar at Chuftmafs, and 
continues to the Purifi- 
cation of our Lady, 

SeconJ^/igbtett, iuch as 
( they fey ; can, and do 
fee Spirits , Appariti- 
ons, &c. 

Steret, let info th*Sr 
a*ot t c. wten one fc 

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drawn in at Horfe-rac- 
ing, and other Spdrts or 
Games, andl&.' 

S&liag, when a Hawk 
firft taken, is 16 blinded 
with a Thred run 
through the Eye-lids, 
that fhe Seeth not, or 
very little, the better to 
make her endure the 
Hood ; atfo a fudden 
healing forced by the 
motion of the Sea or 

Seraglio , a Bawdy- 
houle; alfe the Great 
Turk's Palace. 

SeragliettQ) a lowfy> 
lorry Bawdy-houfe, a 
meer Dog-hole. 

Set&rt , or Stlting- 
dogs, they thar draw in 
Bdilet, for old Game- 
fters to Rook ; alfo a 
Sergeants Yeoman, or 
Bailiff's Follower 5 or Se- 
cond, and an Excize- 
OflTicer to prevent the 
Brewers defrauding the 

Sewet, Deer's Greafc. 

5 H 

S H 

S H 

ft Itrpoor* for- 
ry Rigging. 

Sbabberwn, a Raga* 

SbaPJ*off> Iheakt, or 
(lid away. 

Sbvfislwy, a Gallon- 
pot full of Wine, with 
a Cock. 

Shag-bag* a poo*v 
fliabby Fellow. 

Sbalkw-pate, a foolifr 
filly, empty Fellow. 

Shaw.c. a Cheat, or 
Trick. Off a Sham, c. 
to play a Rogue's Trick,, 

Sbombk- Leggd* one 
that goes wiee, and 
fhuffles his Peet about. 
Sbakf year. Sha/ndtes 
hafte, begon. 

Skamtlfpt a bold for- 
ward Blade. 

Sbavkt . there's ill Leggj, 
Sbanhr, a little Scab 
or Pox on rhe Nut or 
orGlansof the Yard. 
Shappeav, c. or $baf 

Hat, the neweft' Cant 

being very old ? and 
grown too common. 

Sbapee faid { often ) 
to an ill-made Man. 
Shout jwr Sbafer, turn 
aboutj march ofT, be 
gone.Grear w mvrtSkapes, 
great in more Profeffi- 
ons^or Capacities. Great 
in all Shapes, great in all 
the Branches ofany one A 
or more Profeffions : As, 
great in ail rhe Parts or 
Branches of the Law ; 
(an univerfal Lawyer) 
Great in all rhe Pamor 
Branches of Learning. 
( an univerfal Schotei } 

Shtrk, c. a Sharper ; 
a lie a Large voracious 

Sharper, c a Chea^ 
one that Lives by bis 

, fubtH, 
forward, of Rvely Ap- 
prehenfion ; alfo Poor 
and Needy 

$h*fpm>twh t c Palfe 

Sbarp-fet, very Hun- 

Shaver, & Gtt**n*g 

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Shaver, a (ubtil, (mart 
Fellow. He Shaves cleft, 
he gripes, fqueezes, or 
extorts very feverely, 

Shavings, c. the Clip- 
pings of Money. 

She is with Cub) when 
the Fox hath Young 
ones in her. 

Shentpper, c. a Wo- 
man Thief-catcher : al- 
> a Cock, (he) or Hen 
((he) Bawd, a Procu- 
red and Defaaucher of 
young Virgins; a Mai- 
aen -head -jobber. , 

Steep-biter , a poor, 
fcny, fneaking,UMookt 

Sbeepfy, (Fellow; 
bafhful, peaking. 

Sheep's-head, a Fool, a 

, coy, Iqueamifli, 
cold, or averie. 

W^*, a Brunt. To 
Jtand the Shock, to bear 
the brunr. 

Stocking, what is of- 
fenfive, grating, griev- 

Step, c. a prilbn. 

Sbopt, C. imprifoiiM. 

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Stop-lift, c one ehat 
Steals under pretence of 

Shoi-nfakers-ftocks) pincht 
with ftrait Shoes No 
Man knows where tte 
Shoe pinches but tettat 
wears if, or another's 
Croil like him that 
bears it. Who goet worfe 
Shod than t be Shoe- maker s 
Wife? One Shoe will not 
fit all Feet, Men are not 
all of a Size, nor alt 
Conveniences of a Laft. 
To throw (mold Shoe af- 
ter ene, or wifli them 
good Luck in their Bu- 

Short -fots, falfe, 
cheating Potts ufed ar 
Ale-houfes, and Brandy- 

Shot, Shotting*, large, 
lean Piggs bought to tat 
ten. To Pay oms Shot, 
to Pay one's Club or 

Shot 'twixt Wind and 
Water, Clapt, or Pofcr. 

Shoulder-clapper, c. a 
Sergeant or Bailiff. 

Shoulder -foam , c. a 
Partner to a File. 

L ^ Shove 

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Shove tie Tumbler ;, c. 
to be Whipt at the 
Cart's Tail. 

Sbret, a Tailer. 

Shrieked, the Noife 
a Badger makes at Rut- 
tine Time. 

(now) Woollen, (an- 
ciently ) Linnen ; alfb 
Steps or Ladders (on 
board of Ship) ro go 
up to the Topps. 

Shuffler^ a Bird like, 
but not fo big as a Duck, 
having a broader Bill. / 

Skuffling-FelUw, a fiip- 
perv, fhitdng, Fellow, 

S/wri, c a Sharper, 


Sice, c. Six pence. 

Sickrel, a puny,fickly 

Sugt, a Stool to -fet 
upon (allouftd by Phy- 
firians ro theic Patients. 
How many Sieges have you 
bad f i. e How many 
Stools have you had ? 
Upon faking a Purge 


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Ssmott, c. Six-pence. 

Simples, Follies, alfo 
Plants orPhyfical Herbs. 
He mufl be cut of tie Sim- 
fles, Care muft be taken 
to cure him of his Fol- 


Simpleton, a filly Crea- 
ture, or Tony. 

Single* the Tail of a 
Hart, Buck or other 

wild Boar after the 

Single-ten, a very fool* 
i/h, lilly Fellow; alib 
Nails ot chatiize. 

Vicaror Parion. 

Sir Timothy 3 one 
Treats every Body, and 
Pays the Reckoning* 
every where. 

Six and stgbt-pence, c, 
the uiuai Fee given, to 
carry bacfc the Body of 
to give it Chriftian Bu- 


Slew. c. a 

r ood- 

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Wooden Dilh. To look < 
Shaw, or on one fide. 

Skew-fifed, awkward 

Skin-flint, a griping^ 
ftarping,clofe-fifted Fel- 

Skinkxr> that fills the 
Gkfs ,or Cup. Who 
Stinks? Who pours out 
che Liquor. 

Skiffcr, c. a Barn 5 
alfb a Dutch Mailer oj 
a Ship or Veflel. 

Skip-jacks, c. young- 
fters thatRide the Horfes 
for Sale. 

Skip-kennel, a Foot- 
boy, or Laquais. 

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Slam, c. a Trick ; al- 
fb a Game entirely loft 
without getting one on 
that fide. 

Slat , c. a Sheet. 

Slat*, c. a half Crown, 

Sleeping Houfe, with- 
out Shop, Ware-houfej 
or Cellar, only for a 
private Family. 

Skevelefs-errantl, (uch 
as Fods are fenc on^the 
firft of April 

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Sleevekjr ftory^ a Tale 
of a Tub, or of a Cock 
and a BuIL To laugh in 
ones Sleeves, inwardly 

Slice, when a Hawk 
Mutttb a great diftance 
from her. 

Stiff try Tricky or Fel- 
low, deceitful, as having 
two properties of Ice 3 
fmooth and flippery. 

Skt 3 the footing of 
a Hart. 

Slough, a deep miry 

SIMerd over, Work 
flightly wrought,or-hud- 
dled up in hafte. 

Sfabbcr-dcgullion , a 
lovenly, dirty, nafty 

Slug, a drone, or dull 
Tool ; alib a Builet,beat 
nto another Shape, 

Slur, c. a Cheat at 
Dice ; alfb a flight Scan- 
dal or Aifront. 

Sly-loots, a feeming 
Silly, but fubtil Fellow. 

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; a Tang, or ill 


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Smacking - cove* C a 

Smart-money , gi*en 
by the King, when a 
Man in Land or Sea- 
Service has a Leg Shot 
or Cut off, or is di fa- 

Smart, wirty, (harp ; 
al(b pain. 

Smattertr, one half- 
learned. A Swatter ivg. 
a flight Tindure in any 
Skill or Learning. 

Smettcr, c. a Nofe, 

5*#*/// - cleat, c. a 
Nofe-gay ; alfo an Or- 
chard or Garden. 
Smelts 5 c half Guineas. 
Ttp w* a Smelt, c. Pri- 
thee lend ine half a Gui- 

finical, fpfuce 
Fellow. To Smirk, to 
look pleaiantly. 
Smiter, c. an Arm. 
Smefo, c. to kick 
down Stairs. The Chub- 
i>s f toute the Bl&JJit, thy 
Srrtafh) and make them 
r/fc,c.the$hat pers catch 
their Miftrefies at the 
Tavern, making merry 
without them , Kick 

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them down Srairs^ and 
force them to rub off 

SmockfaSJi fair Snout. 

Smoke, to Smoke or 
Smell a Dcfign. It i$ 

0>, c. it is nude 
Public, all have notice. 
Smoh bint, Smoke him a- 
gain, to affront a Scran- 
ger at his coming in. 

Smoker, a Veifel to 
Blind the Enemies to 
make way for the Ma- 
chine to Play; alfo a 

Smoky, c. Jealous. M 
Smoke fa: them isfomtfire 
as noRetds but there is feme 
Wattr 9 of a thing that 
will out, becauie Smoke 
is a fign of one, and 
Reeds or Rtifhes of the 

Smug, a BUck-fmith; 
allo neat and Ipruce. 

Smuglen, c. thole that 
Cheat the King of his 
Cuftomsby private Im- 
ports and Exports. 

Smutty, Bawdy. 

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Snack, c. fhare or 

S M 

C, to 

halves or fiiare and 
/hare alike. Tip me my 
S*ack t or etfe ill tr&J- 
dle, c. Give me my 
(hare, or HI tell. 

Sniffle, c. a Highway- 
man that has got Boofy 

Snaggi, large Teeth $ 
a lie Snails. 

Snappifk, (a Man } 
peevifh, <juarreifbm$ (a 
Dog )apt to Bite. 

Snapt, TakeruCaught. 

Sneak} c. goes upon the 
Sneak at Manns, c. he 
privately gets into Hou- 
fts or Shops at Night, 
and Steals undifcoverU 
A Sneaking BuJge, a 
one that Rohbs aione. 

Sneaker, f of Punch) 
aftnali Bowl. 

Smaking, flieepifh^ or 

Snearing y dickering, 

Snickering, Laughing 
in hisSieeveor privately. 

SnM, c. to Eye or 
See any Body, lie Cull 
Snilcbef, c, the man Eyes 
you or Sees you. 

Snittb, c. 


a Filip on rrie Nofc. 

6'w/e, c, to Wipe, of 
Flap- Swift bis Snitcb^ 
c. Wipe his Nofe, or 
gi?e him a good IFlap ort 
Ihe Face. Snittng, a 
Hawk's Sneering. 

Sniveling - Fr/iw , a 
Whining I 4 eUow* 

, Snow- 


SwA, to Check, or 

Svuff^ Pet; alfo To- 
bacco t-iken in Snuih. 

Stvffle , to Speak 
through the Noie from 
a Cold or worie. 

SnuJgc, c. one that 
lurks under a 6ed 9 to 
watch an opportunity to 
Rob the Houfe. 


Sock, c. a Pocket; 
alfo to Beat. Not a 
Rag in my Sock, c. I han't 
a FarthinginmyPocket. 
ftt Sock ye, c. I'll Drub 
ye tightly. 

Socket-money ^Demand- 
ed and Spent upon 
L 4 


Soft, Fooliih. 
Sofa , Scthoti laid 
aloud at the ftarting a 

Sober, a Toper, or 
Fuddle - cap. An oU 
Soker, a true Pitcher- 
man. To fet Setting) to 
ply the Pot, 

SnUitr'f-tetta; a large 

c. the Ma(L 
*^/>/?//0, a Scholar. 
Mars, Soldier. 

^ a Lover of 

a Wit. 

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Digefts the Letters into 
Order or Method. 

Soul-driver, a Parfbn. 
Hsists Settlor lovesBran- 
dy. Of a Nobk Soul ve- 
ry generous. A Narrovt- 
Sourd Fellow, a poor- 
fpifited, or fiSngy Fel- 

Son cf 


Sootertitt, a By-word 
upon the Dutchwomen, 
from aMaggotjOrFancy* 
that their ufing Stoves 
ib much, Breeds a kind 
of Animal in their 
Womb, like a Moufe, 
which at cbeir Delivery 
skips out 

Saw i,the Footings of 
a Hare in the open 

&orrefyat&, red HairM. 

Sorter^ ( at the Poft 

Office) that puts or 


Counterfeit Sore or 
Wound in the Left Arm; 
3 Company 
of Swine t 01 wild- 

e, Brothj Por- 

Soufa Mot a. Sou fa not 
a Panoy, ( French Mo- 

a Pig. 
a Pool. 
Child. Ht hat tjfe mwg 
Saw ky the Er^ or ie in 
a wrong Bo*, 


Soyl) when any Deer 
is hard Hunted, and be- 
takes himfilf to 
ming in any River. 

S P 

S P 


Spangles, c ends ot 
Gold or Silver. 

Sp*mfl)~gout> the Pox. 

Spanijh-momy 9 fair 
Words and Compli- 

Spark) afpruce, trim, 
gay Fellow. A lewd 
S/tfrtfc, a Man of the 
Town, or Debauchee. 

Sparrffig - Mows , the 
firft Strokes to try the 
goodnefs of young 
Cocks Heels ; alfo thuk 
in a Battel before the 
Cocks come toMouth it. 

Sparrow - mtutffJ, a 
Mouth o Heavenly 
wide, as Sir P. Suf/jey 
calls it. 

c.a co- 

lour J Handkerchief. 

SpfJer-cfftcfar, a Spin- 
dle for a Man. 

Spider '-web> die liib- 
tiltics of Logic, which 
(as Arifo rhe Chiote 
fiid) tho* artidoial to 
iighr,were vet of noUfe. 

$ftll t a ImalJ Reward 
argift of Money, 

Spind/e - (bankf, very 

Spint-aw*j y as Kti- 


Spitter, a red Male 
Hart of a Year old 

Splenetic y Melancho- 

Sfl**-f, a Grocer. 

Spfater-of-Cafi*> a 

my witiJptpt, a 
foolilh kind of a Curfe 
among the Beaux. 

Spraints, the Excre- 
ments of an Otter. 

Spring a Partridge > c. 
People drawn in^to be 
Bit. To Jprittg Partridgi$ y 
to raife them. A Springe y 
a Snare, or Nooze co 
catch Hares, as a Ginn 
Is a Snare or Noofcc to 
catch Birds. 

Spwge, to drinJs at 
others Colh Spvngmg* 
boufe, a By-prHon. A 

lives upon the reft and 
Pays nothing* 



&very fattrufi: 
Peribn, a nsw Hateht 
Chick $ alfo ^ Couch. 
Squint e-fttigo, one chat 
Squints very much. 

Syueek, c. Co difcover, 
or impeach; aHbtocry 
out. Tber S<jucek beef 
upon us> c cry out High- 
way-men or Thieves 
after us. TfteCullSqweVs, 
c. the Rogue Peaches. 

S<jueeker>c. a Barboy ; 
alfb a Ballard, or any 
other child; Stifle tfo 
St*uektr, c, to Murder 
the Child and throw it 
into a Houfe of Office. 

$cj\Mwl> to throw a 
wry ; alfb to cry a loud. 


to gripe, or 
skrew hard. 

S<p*e&jng of Wax, be- 
ing Bound for anyBodyj 
alfo fealing of Writings. 

Sqv'sre cf Alfaua, a 
Maa of Fortune^drawn 
in, cheated, and ruln'd 
by a pack of poorjowfy^ 
Ipunging, bold Fellows 

ha* livtt ( formerly ) 
in White-Fryers. 7&e 
Sytire, a Sir 
Treat-all \ allb a 
Squirifb, foolifh ^ alib one 
thae pretends to Pay all 
Reckonings, and is not 
ftrong enough in the 
Pocket. A fat Squire, a 
rich Fool. 


Stag* StaggarJ) fee 

Stallion, C. a Whore- 
Matter ; alio a Stone- 
Horfe kept to c^ver 

C. a 


StAllivg. nuking or or- 


Stalting-kcnt c. a Bro- 
ker's Shop^or any Houfe 
that receives ftolen- 

d, dull. 

, c, to Cant. 
Stammel, a brawny, 
iuity, (trapping Wench, 
, c Legs, 


S T 

c. Shoes $ 
alfo Carriers, 

St&rcbeJ , affeed , 
proud, ftiff. 

Start, (Drink ) Brew- 
ers emptying feveralBar- 
rels into a great Tub, 
and thence conveying it 
vthrough a Leather-pipe 
down the Cellar into 
the Butts, 

Starter, c. s Queftion. 

I am no Starter, I flun't 

flinch,or cry ro goHome, 

Stan the Hare, put her 


Statues, either Images 
in Brafs or Scone^ or 
Men without motion. 

Steenkirk, a Muflin- 
neckcloath carelelly put 
on, firft, at the Battel ol 
Steenkirk, afterwards A 
FaJhion for both Sexes. 
Sttpfmy, a Deco&ior 
of Raiiins of the Sun 
andLemons in Conduit- 
water, fweecned with 
Sugar and Bottled up, 
Stern, the Tail of a 
Wolf; alfa the hind pa 
of a Ship. 

Stick fl&3wn*i c. a pair 
of Gloves. 

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Sttekk-luy, a vevy 
ball prickly &&> with- 
out Scales, a choice Bak 
or alrout. 

ler, a zealous Man m 
he Cairfe or Intereft he 
cfpoules. It Sticks tit his 
Stomach, lie refents it. 

Stiff, S 

Stivg*btu> a Niggard 

/ia^Oyhuairaing, itrong 


Stingy, coi'etuos, doie- 
ftfted, fneaking. 

Stitch, a Tayler. 

Stitct **ofc,ver y ftrong 

Stock-jobbing, 4 lharp, 
cunning-cheat ing Trade 
of Buying and Selling. 
Shares of Stock in Eaft 
India, Guinea and other 
Companies; alia in -the 
Bank, Exchequer* &t* 

Stock-drawers^ Stock 

c * Dead, quite. 
toM \Dff'Mt, j Pri(br\, 

Stof-bek Abbe^ c. the 
Nick-name of the chief 
Rendezvouz of theCan- 
ting Crew of Gyfpes t Btg~ 
g*rs t Cheats. Thieves. 6cc. 

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Stop my Vital*, a filly 
Curie in ufe among the 

Sw/*r,c. a great Blow. 
Stoter htm , c. or tip 
brut a Stater, c, fettle 
him, give him a fwing- 
ing Blow. 

Stgut , . very ftrong, 

Stow, c. you have 
(aid enough. Stw/ jou 
tene Cow, c. hold your 
Peace goodFellow. Stow 
your Whidds and Plant* em ; 
for the Cove of the Ken 
t in cant 'tut, Take care 
what you lay, for the 
Man of the Houfe un- 
derftands you; allb to 
hoard Treafure, or lay 
up Corn in Granaries or 
)r ink in Cellars. Hence 
Steward ^ or Steward. 

Strain-bard 9 to ly 

Strait-hod, preci% 
fqueemifh, puritanical,, 

Strafing, c. lying with 
a Wench. 

Strapping-Lafsy a Iwing- 

wg two-handed Woman. 

Strefs of weat&tr, foul j 

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weather at Sea. At a 
Strejs, at a pinch. 

Stretching, hanging. 
m 9 ll Stretch for it, he'll 
be Hang'd. He Sfrctcht 
bard) told a whisking 

Stretcher^ the piece of 
Wood that lies crofi the 
Boac,where on the Wa- 
ter-man refts his Feet. 

Strike, c. to Beg, to 
Rob ; alfo to borrow 
Money. Strike all the 
Cbeafs, c. Rob all you 
meet. Strike the Cull, c, 
Beg of that Gentleman. 
Strike the C/;,cCt thar 
Fellow's Money from 
him. He has Struck the 
Quida-*, c. he has got the 
Cole from him. HeStrikes 
every Body, c. he bor- 
rows Money every 
where, he runs in every 
ohe's Debt. A Strike,^ 
Corn) aBufhel. 

Strip, c. to Rob or 
Gut a Houfe, to unrig 
any Body, or to Bite 
them of their Money. 
Strip the Ken,c. toGf the 

Winn all the Money on 

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the Place* Stripts, poor, 
Naked. W* baw Strip 
the Cll> c. We have got 
all the FooPs Money. 
The Covers Strift* c the 
Rogue has not a Jack 
left to help himfelf* 

StTromtwl) c. Straw. 

Strowlers, c. 
bonds. Itinerants, Men 
of no fettled Abode/rfa 
Precarious Life, Wan- 
derers of Fortune, Cich, 
as,Gy piles, 8eggers,Ped~ 
lets, Hawkers, Moun- 
tebanks> Fidlers, 
try-Players, Rope-dan- 
cers, Jugkrs, TumblefSj 
[howers of Tricks, anc 

&tr&wUng-morts^ C, pre- 
reading to b 
fotnetimes Travel the 
Gauntries, makingLaccs 
upon Ewes > Beggers- 
tape, &c. Are light Fin- 
getd* Subtil, Hypocriri 
ca)Cruel, and of ten dan 
gerous to meet, efpeci- 
alfy when a Rj}*r is 

&iMf/,aC)ofet of Books 

In. & brawn Sjudy , m uf- 
k , careful. 

Vaga- lag-ken 

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Strum, c. a Periwig* 
m-Jlram> c. a long 

Wig; alfo a handfcm 

Wench, of Stnm\(>et. 
, Nonfenie^idJe, 

ridiculous, impeitinent 

Stulmg*k*n, a as Stal- 


> the Flower ot 
fermenting Wine, uled 
by VintJ^rs^ when thdr 
Wtncif down or flat^tti 
make it Drink up and 
brisk ; atib when they 
Brew* to make their 
mixtures, (by putting 
them into a new Fer- 
ment ; alt of one Tafia, 
Wine* wetter? 
) afiJ may v& 
j ly a ntlnte 
Froth rM*J(h fats oft fa 

StM*~ti& hold your 

Sturdy-b*jgfn 9 c, the 
fifth and laft of fhe roaft 

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Sallow, and Willow. 

wA,c.Wine or ftrong 
Drink This it nan Suck, 
c. it is excellent Tipple. 
Well go and Suck ourFacts, 
but if they toute ut t well 
take rattle and brufi, c. 
let's go to Drink and be 
merry,but ifwebeSmelt, 
by the People of the 
Houfe, we muft Scower 
off. He loves to Suck bit 
Facejie delights inDrink- 

Suckey, c. drunkifh, 
maudlin, half Seas oer. 

Suit and Cloak, good 
ftore of Brandy or any 
agreableLiquor,iet down 

Stin burnt > having ma- 
ny ( Male Children. 

Sunny-bank, a good, 
roufing Winter-Fire. 

Super]} itiws-Pies, Min- 
c'd, or Chriftmas - Pies, 
fo Nick-nam'd by the 
Puritans, or Trccipans, 
tho' they can Eat em ; 
butaffec^ing to be fingu- 
lar, make them a Month 
or fa Weeks before 
Chriftmas, ortheFeaft 

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Sttfernacttlum, not ib 
much as a Drop lefc to 
be poured upon the 
Thurnb-nail, fo cleaver- 
ly wastheLiquor tipt off. 

Suyoueh, c. an IIoiteG 
or Landlady. 

Surtflitt, a loofcj great, 
or riding Coat. 

Sutler, c. he chatPock- 
ets up, Gloves, Knives, 
Tobacco-boxes, and all 
the leffer Moveables j 
alfo a Scullion or Huck- 
fter, one that follows an 
Army, to fell Meat, 

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, c. the tenth 
Order of the Canting 
Tribe. To Swadiie, co 
Beat luftily with,a Cane 
or Cable's end. f # Swad- 
dle yo*r Hide, f 11 bang 
your Back. 

Swag* c. a Shop. Rum 
Swag, c. full of rich 

Swagger, to vapour or 

Swallow, f Falfitiesfoi 
Truths) to believe them. 
Sweet ty 

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, the Dreggs of 
Sugar used by Vintners, 
to allay the undue fer- 
menting or -fretting of 
their Wine. 

SWeetners, c. Guinea - 
DropperSjCheats Sharp 
ers. To Sweeten, c. to 
decoy, draw in. And 
Bite. To be Sweet xpon> c. 
to coakfe, wheedle, en- 
tice or allure* 

$wi%-mn t G the t;M 
Rank of the Canting 
CseWj carrying imall 
HabberdaChery - Wares 
about, pretending ro 
(ell them to colour their 
Roguery, A 6*rtrSwig> 
a lufty Draught, f* 
Sn>ie If off, to Dr ink it 

. ** ** 

ail u{>. 

$M//7AM>, a great 

Swimrnw a Counter- 
feit ( old ; Coyn. 


on and beat him 

ejf, datnnabty Clapr. 
(fellow) ra 

j greeoy^giuttonous, 

Swabbers, the Ace of 
Hearts, Rnavc of Clubs, 
AceandDuceof Trumps ,* 
alib theSorrieit vSei-Men 
put to Walh and cleaft 
the Ship. 

Swoy, to barter or 

TaMtG. a MiftreS* 
alfo good Cloths, fbt 
Cull bat ttft Mf Tttskfe 
Rum rigging, c, or, fas 
Tip his Blofi Runt-tackle, 
c, the keeping Coxcomb 
has |ivejr his Miltrefi 
very fine Qoths, 

Taffy, a WellTiman or 
David. 7*ff/* Day, the 
nrft of March. 

TaUnti s Game. Turn 
sbe Tab!?*, mike it your 
own Cafe. 

Tah the Cdlti** C. 
Sehe the Men, in order 
ro HOI? them, 

thruif but wkfc advan- 
I tage* ^"^yjf UfMng) 0ccjp 


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cable, agreeable, or be- 
coming. It Takes we 
or, the Town Takes it, the 
Play pleas'd, or was 
a&ed wich Appkufe, or 
the Book Setts well. No 
doubt tut it will Take> no 
cjueftion but it wilt fell. 

Talent, the lame with 
Capacity, Genius, Incli- 
nation or Ability ; alfo 
575/. in Silver, and 
4500^ in Gold. His 
Tahiti eloei not Ije tfat M>4/, 
he has no Genius for it, 
or his Head does not 
lean to it. 

Tale-tellers, a fort of 
Servants in ufe with the 
great Men in Ireland, to 
Lull them a fleep with 
Talcs and Stories of a 
Cock and a Bull, eK I 
tell you ray Tale, and my 
Talesman, or A uthor. 

Tallboj, a Pottle or 
tH'O Qaart-por full of 

Talmty or Pounces, a 
Bird's Claws as Fangs 
are Bealt s Claws. 

Tattf-men, Brokers that 
let oat Cloths at mode- 
rate Rates ro wear per 

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Week, Month, or Year. 

Tamt-fell&Wy tra&able, 
eafy, manageable. 

TamftrjiQ praftife up- 
on one. 

7at 9 Tm*fft> Maft of 
a Ship or Man, Tall, 

TantivyJoies y high- 
Flyers, or High-flown 
Church-men, in oppo- 
fition, to the moderate 
Church-men; or Lad- 
tudinarians a lower fort 
of Flyers, like Batts, 
between Church -men 
and DifTenters. 

Tafiajh, Wretched, 
forry Drink, Of Hog- 

Tappetb, fee>Btat&. 

Tariff, a Book of Rates 
or Cuftoms; atfb ano- 
ther of the Current 

TarHifh, to Fade. 

Tar 9 Tarpaulin,^ a Sea- 
man ; alfo a piece of 
Canvas ( tarr'd ) laid 
over theHatches to keep 
out Wet. 

Tar-terms, proper Sea- 
Phrafes, or Words, 

*/<f,w,(harp 5 gu!ck. 

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Tartar, a /harper. To 
catch a Tartar, in iteac 
of catching,to be catcht 
in a Trap. 

Tatter-de-maltion, c. a 
ragged,, tatter'd Begger 
Ibmetimes half Naked, 
with defign to move 
Charity, having better 
Cloths at Home, In Tat- 
ten* in Raggs. Tatter'd 
and Torn, rent and torn. 

Tattler, c. an Alarm^ 
or Striking Watch,, or 
(indeed) any. 

Tattt, c. falfe Dice. 

7at-ntonger. a Sharp- 
er , or Cheat, ufmg 


Taunt j, Girds, Quips, 
or Jeers. To Taunt, to 
Jeer or Flout. 

7W>7,garifn, gawdy , 
with Lace or milrnatch- 
ed and (taring Colours : 
A- Term borrow'd from 
thofe times when they 
Trickt and Bedeckt the 
Shrines and Altarsof the 
Saints, as being at vye 
with each othsr upon 

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that occafion. Tbe Vo- 
taries of St. Audrey ( an 
Ifle of Ely SaintJ exceed- 
ing all the reft in the 
Drefs and Equipage of 
her Altar,, it grew into 
a Nay-word, upon any 
thing very Gawdy, that 
it was all Taudry, as 
much as to lay all St. Au- 

Tayk y c. a Sword. 
Tajik-drawer s,c. Sword- 
tealers. He drew the 
Cull's Tayle rumly, c. he 
whipt away the Gentle- 
man's Sword cleverly. 

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Teague-Iana*, Ireland. 

Teague-landers, Iriflv 

Tears of the Tankard, 
)rops ol the good Li- 
[uor that fall befide. 

Tegg> fee Doe. 

Tetnperade, an Eaft- 
ndian-difh, now in uie 
n Egland t be\ng a Fowl 
Fricafied , with high 
auce, Blancht Almonds 
nd Rice. 

Temperament, an Ex- 
edient or Medium 5 al- 
M fo 

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lb a due proportion of 
the four Humors. 

ping of BailiveSjBumms, 

Tender-farntl , a very 
nicely Educated crea- 
ture, apt to catch Cold 
upon the lead blaft of 

Terce, the Nails of the 
Sword-hand quite down. 

or Gentleman of a good 
Eftate; alfo any rich 

Tsrra-frma, an Eftate 
in Land ; alib a Conti- 
nent. Has the CM any 
Terra Firma ? Has the 
Fool any Land ? 

That That or There , to 
a Hare. 

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Thwack, to Beat with 
a Stick or Cudgel. 

The Dragon ufon St 
George, c. the Woman 

Thief- takers , who 
make a Trade of help- 
ing People ( for a gratu- 
ity ; to their loft-Goods 
and fometimes for Inte- 

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reft or Envy fnap- 
ing the Rogues them- 
(elves; being ufually in 
fee with them, and ac- 
quainted with their 

Thorn-hack, an old 
Maid ;alfo a well known 
Fiih, laid to be exceed- 
ing Provocative. 

Thorough-cough^ farting 
at the fame time. 

Thorough - faffage, in 
at one Ear, and out ar 

Thorough -ftitcb, over 
Shoes, over Boots. 

The Tbree-Uggeel- pool, 

Tbree-thi <W/,half com- 
mon Ale, and the reft 
Stout or Double Beer. 
Threppt y c. Three-pence. 

Tbrwums, c. Three- 
pence. Tip me Tbrumnu, 
c.Lend meThree-pence. 

Thumrmfans) a Pu- 
nifhmentfin SeotUnd)by 
hard Squeezing or Preit 
ing of theThumbsto ex- 
tort Confeffion, which 
Stretches them prodi- 
;ioufly and is very pain-^ 
id. In Camps, and on 

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board of Ships, lighted 
Matches are clapt be- 
tween the Fingers to the 
fame intent. 
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7/^a young Lafs. 

Tib of the Buttery, c. 
a Goofe. 

Tickrum, c. a Licence. 
to run a tick, to go on 
the Score, or a truft. 

Tickle-pitcher , a Tofi- 
pot, or rot-companion. 

Tiffing, c. lying with 
a Wench. 

filter, a Sword, to tilt, 
to fight with Rapier, or 
puftiing Swords, run a 
tilt, a fwift Purluit, allb 
Drink made to run fa- 

Tint for tant, hit for 
hit, and da(h for dam. 

Tip, c. to give or lend; 
alfoDrink and a draught. 
Ttp jour Lour, or Cole or 
Til Mill ye y c. give me 
your Money or I'll kill 
ye. Tip the Cutts a Sock, 
fir they are fawcy, C. 
Knock down the Men 
for refifting. Ttp the Cole 
to Adam Tiler> c. give 
your Pick-pockel Mo- 

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ney ptefently to your 
running Comrade. Tip 
the A4ijh,c. give me the 
Shirr. Tip me a, Hog, c. 
lend me a Shilling. Tip 
it all off, Drink it all orf 
at a Draught. Don't fpoil 
his Tip y don't baulk his 
Draught. A Tub of good 
Ttp, ( for Tipple ; a 
Cask of ftrong Drink. 
To Tip off, to Dye. 

lip/erfi Fuddle-cap or 

7ipfy, a'moft Drunk* 

Tiring, Dreffing ; alfo 
when a Leg or Pinion 
of a Pullet,, Pigeon, &c. 
is given to a Hawk to 
pluck at. Tiring-room, a 
DrefKng-Room. A Tin- 
woman, one that teaches 
to Drefi in the Hair, 
when in Fafliion, and 
when our, to cut the 
Hair,and DrefstheHead. 

Tit-tit, a fine Snack, 
or choice Morfel. 

Tit-tat, the aiming of 
Children to go at firft. 

Tilth-tattle y fooliOi, 
idle, impertinent Talk. 

Tetter, to Laugh at a 

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Titter-totter, who is up- 
on the Reel, at every 
jog, or Blaftof Wind. 

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Toge, c. a Coat. 

Togem&m, c. a Gown 
or Cloak. I have Bit the 
Togemans, c. I have Stole 
the Cloak. 7 a Rum- 
togemans, 'tis a good 
Camlet-Cloak^ Lets mm 
it, c. let's whip it olE 

Tokens, the Plague, 
alfo Prefents from one 
to. another, and Far- 
things. Not a Token left., 
not oneFarthing remain- 
ing. Tom-fool* s-token,M.Q- 

Tol. Toledo, c. a Sword. 
Sue the Tol. c. to Steal 
the Sword. 
A Rum tot, c. JL Silver- 
hilted Sword; A Queer- 
tot, c. a Brafs or Steel- 
hilt ed or ord'narySword 

Tom-boy, a Ramp, or 

Tom of Bedlam, c. the 
fame as Abram-wan. 

Tom conmy^L very filly 

Tom rig, & Ramp. 

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Tom -thumb, a Dwarf 
or diminitive Fellow. 
Come 1y Tom Long the 
Carrier, of what is very 
ate, or long a coming. 
^ Tongue-fad, a fmooth, 
Glib-tongued , infinuat- 
ing Fellow. 

Tony y a filly Fellow, or 
Ninny. 4 wer Tony, or 

Tool, an Implement 
fit for any Turn, the 
Creature of any Caufe 
or Fa&ion ; a meer Pro- 
perty^ or Cat's Foot. 

TOP, c. to Cheat, or 
Trick any one 5 alfo to 
Infult. What do yiu Top 
upon me ? c. do you ftick 
a little Wax to the Dice 
to keep them together, 
to get the Chance^ you 
wou'd have .> He thought 
to have to Topt upon me, 
c. he defign'd to have 
Put upon nie, Sharpt 
me, Bullied me, or Af- 
fronted me. 

Top*, to Drink. -An 
old Toper , a ftaunch 
Drunkard. To Tope it 
about, or Duft it about, 
to Drink briskly about. 


Top-diver^ a Lover o 
Women. An old Top-dt 
ver, one that has Lov* 
Old-bat in his time. 
Top-heavy, Drunk. 
Topping -fellow, wh 
has reacht the Pitch anc 
greateft Eminence in 
any Art; the Mafter 
and the Cock of his Pro 

Topping cheat , c. th 

Topping cove^ c the 

Torcb-citl, the fame a 

Torcoth, a Fifh having 
a red Belly,, found on- 
in the Pool Sinperis, in 

Tories t Zealous Stick- 
lers for the Prerogative 
and Righcsof theCrown, 
in behalf of the Mo- 
narchy; alfolrifh-thieves, 
or Rafparies. 

Toft, to name or be- 
gin a new Health. Who 
Tofts now ? Who Chrif- 
tens the Health ? A oU 
Toft, a pert pleafint 
old Fellow. 


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headed, Hare-brain'd. 
c. to look out 
j to be upon one*s 
Guard. Who Touts! c. 
who looks out fliarp? 
Tout tbeCulls* Eye thoie 
Folks whicli way they 
take. Do you Balk and 
Til File, c. if you'll jo- 
ftle him, I will Pick his 

Touting-ken y c. a Ta- 
vern or Ale-houie Bar. 

Tourn, Copulation of 

ver-biU-plafy a flap 
on the Face and a kick 
on the Breech. 

Town-bull , one that 
'ides all the Women he 

Tower ^ a Woman's 
alfe Hair on their Fore- 
eads. Towring Thought^ 
Ambitious Alpiring. To 
~ower> to fore on High. 
"bey have been round the 
^ower with /?, c, that 
>iece ofMoney has been 

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Trace, the Footing of 
Hare in the Snow. 
Track, c. to go. 

M I Track 

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Track u$ the Dancers, 
c. whip up the Stairs. 

TV*#,the footing of a 

Train, a Hawk's or 
Peacock's Tail ; alfo 
Attendants or Retinue. 

Trajontngjjvhzn a Roe 
croffes and doubles. 

Tanfmar, c. to come 
up with any body. 

Tranflators, Sellers of 
old Shoes and Boots, 
between Shoe - makers 
andCoblers; alfo that 
turn or TranfUte one 
Language into another 

Tranjmogrify, to alter, 
or new vamp 

Tranter, the fame as 

Trapan, c. he that 
draws in or wheedles a 
Cull y and Bites him. Tra- 
', c. Sharpt,en{har'd. 
Trapet, a dangling 

Traffing , when the 
Hawk ratfeth any Fowl 
aloft^and foaring with it 
at length delcendeth 
with it to the Ground. 

Tree the Martem^ Di 
lodge him. 

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Treewtns > c. Three- 

Trigry-mate, an idle 

Trib, c. a Prifbn. He 
is in Trib, for Tribulation, 
c.he islayd by theHeels., 
or in a great deal of 

Trim, Drefs. in a fatl 
Trim, Dirty, Undreft. A 
Trim-Lad, a fpruce^neat, 
well trickt Man. 

Trimmer y a moderate 
j betwixt Whig and 
Tory, between Preioga- 
tive and Property. To 
Trim, to hold fair with 
both fides. Trim tbeBoat, 
poife ir. Trim of tbeSbifr 
that way ihe goes belt. 

Trimming^. Cheating 
People of their Money. 

Trine, c. to Hang ; al- 
fo Tyburn. Trinivg, c. 

Trinkets, Porringers, 
and alfo any little odcj 
thing, Toies and Trifles. 

Tringum-Trangum > a 
Whim_, or Maggot. 

Tripolin, Chalk, nick- 

nam'd and us'd by the 

French Perfumers as^- 


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labafter is by the Englifh. 

Trip ,z fhort Voyage or 
Journey ; alfo an Error 
of the Tongue,or Pen, a 
ftumble, a falfe ftep, a 
nnfcaniage,or aBaltard. 

Troatetb, fee Grvwnetb 

Trotters, Feet, dually 
Sheeps. Shake your Trot- 
ters, troop off, be gone. 
An old Trot, a lorry bale 
old Woman. A Dog Trot, 
a pretty Pace. 

TVftfiW*?} bowl a- 
way, or trundle away. 

Troll-about, fauntQr, 
loiter, wander about. 

Trolly-lolly ,coarfe Lace 
once much in fafhion, 
now worn only by the 
meaner fort. 

Trollop. A great Trol- 
lop, a lufty coarfe Ramp 
or Tomrig. 
Trooper, c. a halfCrown. 

Trowed, troubled , 
Caft in Law,, Punifht. 
Til Trounce the Rogue, 111 
hamper him. 

Truck, to fwop or 

Trug, a dirty Puzzel^ 
an ordinary forry Wo- 
man ; alfo the third part 

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of a Bufhel 4 and a Tray 
for Milk. 

I//, c. a Whore; 
alfo a Tinker' s travelling 
Wife or Wench, and to 

Trumpery, old Ware t 
old Stuff, as old Hatts, 
Boots, Shoes, &c. Trafh 
and Trumpery. For 'want 
of good Company, welcome 

Trundlers, c. Peale. 

Trunk, c. a Nofe ; alfo 
the body of a Tree, or 
Man 3 without Head, 
Arms or Leggs. How 
fares your old Trunk? c. 
Does your Nofe ftand 

Trout, a lure Friend 

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Tumbler < c. a Cart* 
To jflwve the Tumbler, c. 
to beWhipt at the Cart's 
Tail 5 alfo one that 
Decoys, or draws others 
into Play , and one that 
(hows Tricks with and 
without a Hoop ; a low 
Silver Cup to Drink out 
M 4 off, 

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of, and a Coney Dog. 
70p,Copulation of Ram 
and Eve. Venifon out of 
Tap-park Mutton. 

Turk y any cruel hard- 
hearted Man. 

Turky-Merchant*, dri- 
vers of Turkies, 

Southwark and Roder- 
hith-fide of the Water. 

Turktflj Treatment, very 
fliarp or ill dealing in 

Turn-coat L ,he that quits 
one and embraces an- 
other Party. 

Turnep-pate, White or 

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Twang, a fmack or ill 
Tafte. ' 

Tweak, in a Tweak, in 
a heavy taking, much- 
vext, or very angry. 

Twelver, c. a Shilling. 

Twif, half Tea, half 

Coffee ; alfb a Bough, 

and to Eat. To Twif luf- 

f;7y,toFeed likea Farmer. 

TwitjtQ hit in theTeeth. 

Twitter j to Laugh 

much with little Noile j 

aifo to Tremble. 

Vagaries, wild Ram- 

Vagrant, a wandring 
Rogue, a (trolling Vaga- 

Vain, Fond. 

tons, or UJten- 
tatiotts Man, one that Pit 
ies more than he Drinks. 

Valet, a Servant. 

Vamf , c. to Pawn any 
thing ; alfo a Sock. Til 
Vamf and t if you the Cole, 
c. I II Pawn my Cloths, 
but I'll raife the Money 
for you. To Vamf,tv new 
DreC, Licker,Refrefli,or 
Rub up old Hatts BootSj 

Vamfers, c. Stockings. 

Varkts, Rogues, Rat 
J^. now tho* for- 
merly YeomansServan ts. 

Vaudois> Inhabitants of 
the Vallies inTiedmont, 
Subjeft to the Duke of 
Savoy, fam'd for their 
frequent Rencounters 
with and Defeating of 
ing their Provisions, &c. 

V E 

i an arched Cel- 
lar, andHoufe of Office. 
She goes to the IW^when 
a Hare ( which is very 
like a Coney. 

Vaulting - School, c. a 
Bawdy-houfe ; alfb an 
Academy where Vault- 
ing, and other Manly 
Exercifes are Taught. 

Vatmtlay, Hounds or 
Beagles let in readinefi, 
expe&ing the Chace to 
come by, and then caft 
off before the reft come 

V E 

Velvet, c.a Tongue. 
Tif the Velvet, C. to 
Tongue a Woman. 

ting orChafingBeafts and 
Birds of Venery, as, the 
Hart,the Hind,theHare, 
Boar and Wol thePhea- 
fant, the Partridge, &c. 

Vsnifon 9 whatfoever 
Beaft of the Foreft is for 
the food of Man. 

ta0?,the fundament of 
Poultry and Fifh ; alfo a 
Bung-hole in a VeffeL 


Vent the Otter, fee 

Veffels, feveral Pipes 
and Conveyances in the 
body,of the Blood., Seed, 
Serums or Urine, as the 
Bloud-veflels, Lymphae- 
du&s, Sperniatick Vet 
fels, Urinary Vefiel&efa, 
Alfo Kitchin - Utenfil^ 
as Pots^ Pans, &c. And 
of other Offices,as Brew- 
ing, Wafliing Churning 


9 the Treading of 
a Buck or Fallow Deer. 

Vinegar, c. a Cloak. 

Virago, a maiculine 
Woman,or a great two- 
handed Female. 

Pirtuofo, an experi- 
mental PhiJoibpher, a 
Trader in new Inven- 
tions and Discoveries, 
a Proje&er in Philofo- 

U N 

Unbarbovr ikz Hart, fee 

Unitarians^ numerous 
holding one God 

V O 

without plurality or dif- 
tinftion of Perfons. 

Unkennel the Fox, Dif- 
lodge him. 

Unrig d, Stripe, Un- 
dreft, and Ships that are 
laid up. Unrig the Drab^ 
c. to pull all the Whore's 
Cloths off. 

Untwified, Undone, 

errant tulfbm Bawdry. 
Upbils, high Dice. 

V O 

Vouchers, c. that put 
off Falle Money for 
Sham-coy ners ; allb one 
that Warrants Gagers or 
either at the Excize- 
Office, or elfe where. 

U P 


ing, full of Money. He 
very Uvpijh, well lined 

in the Fob; alfo brisk. 

Upright-men, c. the 
fecond Rank of the 
Canting Tribes, having 
fole right to the firft 
night s Lodging with the 

U R 

Dells. Go Upright, feid 
by Taylers and Shoe- 
makers, to their Ser- 
vants, when any Mo- 
ney is given to make 
them Drink and figni- 
fies, bring it all out in 
Drink, tho* the Donor 
intended Ids and expe&s 
Change or ibme return 
of Money. 

Ufftarts, new rais'd to 

U R 

Urchin, a little forry 
Fellow; alfo a Hedge- 

Urines , Netts to catch 
Hawks. . 

Urinal of the Plantts t 
Ireland, with us, becaufe 
of its frequent and great 
Rains, as Heidelberg, and 
Cologn in Germany, have 
the fame Name upon 
the lame Account; alfb 
a Chamber-potjor GUIs. 

U T 

Utopia, Fairy-Land, 
a new Atlantis, or Ifle 
of Pines. 



to go like a 

Wag. Waggifa Arch, 
Gamelbm, Piealant. 

Wag-Tail, a light Wo- 

Wallawifb, a nialkifh. 
ill Tafte. 

Wap, c. to Lie with a 
Man. If flie wont wap 
for a Winne^ let her trine 
for a Make, c. If fhe 
wont Lie with a Man 
for a Penny, let her 
Hang for a Half-penny. 
Men wap-apac* c. a 
Woman of Experience, 
or very expert at the 

Wapper-eyed, that has 
Sore or running Eyes. 

Warm, welllined or 
flufli in the Pocket. 

Warmtng-pan , an old 
fafhton'd large Watch.,** 
Scotch Warming-pan, 

Warren, c, he that is 
Security forGoods taken 
up, on Credit, by Ex- 
travagant young Gen- 


tlemen ; alfo aBoarding- 
"chool and a Bawdy- 

Waft, After-wort ; a1fb 
Paint for Faces. 

Wafpifo, peevifh. 

Water-Tad, c one that 
Hobbs Ships in the 

Wattles, Ears; alfo 

W E 

Wtlfr-Ctmp, a Field 
betwixt Lambs-Conduit 
and Gra y s Inn-lane, 
where the Mob got to 
gether in great numbers, 
doing great mi (chief. 
, the Itch. 


Whore and a Rogue 
Married together. 

Wet-Quaker, a Drunk- 
ard of chat Sed. 

W H 

WleaMe, c. a Sharper. 
To cut a Wbeadle, c. to 
Decoy, by Fawning and 

Wheel-band in the Nck, 
regular Drinking over 
the left Thumb. 

W H 

When we entered the 
Ken, we loapt up the Dan 
cers^nd Fagotted all there 
c. when we got into the 
Houfe, we whipt up 
Stairs and Bound all the 
People there. 

Wheatgear , a Bird 
fmaller tnan a Dottrel 
choice Peck. 

Wbetber-go-ye, a Wife 

Whet, a Draught or 
Sup to encourage the 

betwixtHolborn andLin 
coins - Inn-fields, fam'd 
for a Neft of Wenches 
now de-park'd. 

it-bids, c. Words. 

WMle, c. to tell, 01 
difcover. He ' Whiddles, 
c. he Peaches. HeWbid- 
dles the whole Scrap, c 
hediicovers all he knows. 
The Cull has Whiddled, 
lecaufe we woud nt tip 
htm a Snack, c the Dog 
has difcoverd, becauie 
we did n't give him a 
fbare. They Wbiddle beef, 
and wt nwft Brujhy c. 
they cry out Thieves, 
we are Purfued^ and 
muft Fly. 

W H 

WbiddlerjC. a Peacher 
( or rather Impeacher ) 
of his Gang. 

/^&gj,the Republicans 
or Common-wealths- 
men> under the Name of 
Patriots^ and Lovers of 
Property,- originally the 
Field - conventiclers in 
the Weft of Scotland. 

Whiggifh, Factious, Se- 
ditious, ReftlefijUneafy. 

Whig-land, Scotland. 

Wbip-fhire, Yorkfliire. 

Whiter, a (harp, or 
fubtil Fellow. 

WKfoff, c. to Steal, 
to Drink cleaverly, to 
Snatch^and to run away. 
Wbift through the Lungs, 
run through the Body 
with a Sword. Whip in 
at the Glaze, c. got in at 
the Window. 

Whim, a Maggot. 

Wbimfical) Maggoti/h, 

Whimper, a low, or 
mall Cry. WbataWbim- 
Hring yvu keep ? 

Whmdle, a low or 
eigned Crying. 

Wbinetb, lee Otte r. To 
Vhine, to cry fqueeking- 
y r , as at Conventicles. 

W H 

Whinyard, a Sword. 
Whtffer-fnafper, a very 
fmall but fprightly Boy. 
Wbif-Jtcks, c. the 
tenth Order of the Can- 
ting Crew ; Counterfeit 
Manners Begging with 
falfe Pafles, pretending 
Shipwrecks, great Lofle* 
at Sea, &e. narrow ef- 
capes ; telling diftnal 
Stories, having learnt 
Tar-terms on purpofe., 
but aremeer Cheats. 
Wktrleggt, Tefticles. 
Whisk, a little incon- 
fiderable , impertinent 

Whisker, a great Lie. 
Wbiskins, c. Ihallow, 
brown Bowls to Drinfc 

Wbiple , a derUbry 
Term for the Throat 
Wet your Whiflle, to Li- 
quor your Troat. 

Whit, c. Newgate. A 
frvt Rum- f adder s^reRub^t 
in the Dark man'* out *j 
the Wbit> and arefXd in 
to the Deufeavttle, c. five 
Highway-men in the 
Night broke Newgate 
and are gone into the 

W I 

Wbite-Uver'd t Cow- 
ardly ; alfo Pale VifagU 

White-wool, c. Silver. 

White - chaff el -fortion* 
two torn Smocks , and 
what Nature gave. 

mw-bfitt, a Milk- 

Whwr, the rifing or 
fluttering of Partridge 
or Phea&nt. 

W I 

Wicket, c. a Cafement, 
alfo a little Door. As 
toute through the Wicket, 
and fee where a Cully 
fike* with bts Gentry-wort, 
whofe Aiunns are theRum- 
meft 1 e uer touted before c. 
IOOK through the Cafe- 
ment and fee where the 
Man walks with a Gen- 
tle-woman, whofe Face 
is the faireft, I have ever 

Wicher.Ctttty,Q. a Sil- 

Wide, when the Biafs 
of the Bowl holds not 

Widows-Weeds, Mour- 
ning Cloths. A Graff- 
Widiw, one that pre- 

W I 

tends to have been Mar- 
ried, but never was, yet 
has Children. 

Whore-fon, a Baftard. 

Witt-boar, the fourth 
Year, at which Age or 
a little before he leaveth 
the Sounder, and is cal- 
led a Singler, or Sanglier, 
Hog/leer, the third Year ; 
Hog, the lecond Year; 
Tig of the Sounder, the 
firtt Year. A Boar couch- 
etb, Lodgeth; Rear the 
Boar, Diflodge him. A 
Boarfreeweth, maketha 
noife at rutting Time. 

Witt-Rogues^. the fifth 
Order of Canters., ftch 
as are train'd up from 
Children to JN/wButtons 
offCoatSj to creep in at 
Cellar and Shop - Win- 
dows,, and to flip in at 
Doors behind People , 
alib that have been 
whiptj Burnt in the Fjft 
and often in Priibn fot 

Wiles, Enginsto take 
Deer ; alfb Tricks In- 

Wily, cunning cr-afcy, 

W I 

WOluig-Ttt, a little 
Horfe thatTravels chear- 

WiUrn, c. Poor, and 
of no Reputation. 

WfaJr-ftU, a great For- 
:une fallen unexpectedly 

the Death of a Fri- 
end, or Wood fell by 
ligh Winds, &c. 

Wind-mills in tie Head, 
empty Projects Heft go 
as near tie Wind as ano- 
ther, live as thrifty and 
wary as any one. 

Wtn t c. a Penny. To 
Win, C. to Steal. Won, c. 
Stolen. The Cull has 
-won a couple of RumgUm- 
jlicks, c. the Rogue has 
Stole a pair of Silver- 

Windy-fellow, without 
Senfeor Realbn. 

Wink, c. a Signal or 
Intimation, He tift the 
Wink, c. he gave the Sign 
or Signal. 

Wipe, c. a Blow ; alfo 
a Reflection. He iift him 
a rum Wife, c. he gave 
him a iwinging Blow. 
lg&>ve him a Wipe, I fpoke 
fomething that cut him, 

W I 

or gaui'd him. fie Wift 
fa Mfe,c, he gull'd him. 
Wiper, c. a Handker- 
chief Nwi the Wiper c. 
to Steal the Handker- 

Wiper-drawer, c.aHand- 
kerchief Stealer. Hedrew 

narrow, cam, or 
Spvkt Wiper, a he Pickt- 
pockets of a broad, or 
narrow,Ghenting, Cam- 
brick,or Colour'd Hand- 
kerchief. .. 

Wire-draw, C.z Fetch 
or Trick to wneedle in 
Bubbles ; alfo to fcrew^ 
over-reach, or deal hard 
with. Wire-drawn, c. ib 
ferv'd, or treated. 

Wife Man of Gotham, 
a Fool 

Witeber 9 c. Silver. 

Wttcher-Mber, c. a Sil- 
ver-bowl. The Cull is 
pifcd with the Wilcher-bub- 
her > c. the Rogue is mar- 
ched off with the Silver- 

Witcher-tiber, c. a Sil- 
ver-hiked Sword. He hay 
bit, or drawn the Wit- 
cher -titter , c. he has 
Stole the Silver-htlted 

W O 

Witlmthe Sword, from 
the Sword to the Right 

Without the Sword, all 
the Man's -Body above 
the Sword. 

The Witt>c. Newgate. 

W O 

Woman of the Town 9 a 
Lewd, common Prof- 

Womble te-croptftQ Crop- 

Wooden-ruff, c. a Pillo- 
ry, the Stocks at the o- 
ther end. Hudibras. He 
wore the Wooden-ruff, c. 
he flood in the Pillory. 

Wood -pecker, c. a By- 
ftander that bets; alfo 
a bird of thatName. In a 

Wooly-crown, a Fool. 
Tour Wits are a Wool-ga- 
thering, are in aWild goofe- 

Wvrd-pecfar, one that 
play*s with Words. 

Wormd out of, Rookt, 
Cheated, Trickr. 

Wreath, the Tail of a 
Boar; alfo a Torce be- 

tween the Mantle and 
the Creft. 

i, allb 
the frowardWifeofS*- 



Yarmouth-Coach y* for- 
ry low Cart to ride on, 
drawn byoneHorfe. 

Yar month-Tie > made of 
Herrings, highly Spic'd, 
and Preiented by the 
City of Norwich, f upon 
die forfeiture of their 
Charter) annually to 
the King. 

C. Milk. 

Y E 


Tea and Nay - Men, 

Yearn, when Beagles 
bark and cry at their 

Yellow, Jealous. 

Yellow-boy, c. Piece of 
Gold of any Coin. 

Yeomam of tte Mout&, 
an Officer belonging to 
his Majeftis's Pantry. 


YoaKd Married. 
Zork(hire-Ttk, a York- 
{hire manner of Man. 

a Mountebank's 
Merry- Andrew, orje 
ter, to diltipguifii him 
ro m a Lord'sFool. 

a withec'd or 
dry Stock or Stub of a. 


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