The Vulgar Tongue: Buckish Slang and Pickpocket Eloquence
flash lingo n. The canting or slang language
A attention-grabbing and hilarious number of the entire phrases and words that raised eyebrows within the 18th century. the unique 1796 substitute dictionary of 'The Vulgar Tongue', proficient readers within the right utilization of colloquialisms, slang and outdated English idioms.
Includes these ordinary entries reminiscent of 'mealy-mouthed', initially that means over-modest, and revives classics that are meant to by no means were forgotten, equivalent to 'apple dumplin shop' for a woman's bosom, 'nit squeeger' (a hairdresser) and 'flaybottomist' (a teacher). So, you won't be a 'Jason's Fleece' if you purchase this e-book. actually, take complete good thing about the Vulgar Tongue and you'll be less of a 'nigmenog'. No precise aspiring vulgarite may still depart domestic with out it!
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occur. It rains while the solar shines, the satan is thrashing his spouse with a shoulder of mutton: ninety nine this phenomenon can be acknowledged to indicate that cuckolds are going to heaven; on being knowledgeable of this, a loving spouse cried out with nice vehemence, ‘Run, husband, run!’ The satan was once ill, the satan a monk will be; The satan was once good, the satan a monk used to be he. A proverb signifying that we're apt to disregard provides made in time of misery. to tug the satan via the tail; to be lowered to one’s.
played within the evening. GOLDEN FLEECE. The knights of this old and honourable order, have been a society in regards to the yr 1749. 137 GOLDFINCH. person who has quite often a handbag packed with gold. Goldfinches; guineas. GOLGOTHA, OR where OF SCULLS. a part of the Theatre at Oxford, the place the heads of homes sit down; these gents being, via the wits of the college, referred to as sculls. GOLLUMPUS. a wide, clumsy fellow. GOLOSHES, i.e. Goliah’s sneakers. huge leathern clogs, worn by way of invalids over their traditional.
after they sow the land. HOPPING GILES. A jeering appellation given to anyone who limps, or is lame; St Giles used to be the consumer of cripples, lepers, &c. church buildings devoted to that saint regularly stand out of city, lots of them having been chapels to hospitals. See GYLES. HORNS. to attract in one’s horns; to retract an statement via worry; metaphor borrowed from a snail, who, at the apprehension of threat, attracts in his horns, and retires to his shell. HORN COLIC. a brief priapism. HORN MAD. A.
items, in addition to the receptacle for them. LOCK health facility. An clinic for venereal sufferers. LOCKSMITH’S DAUGHTER. A key. LOGE. an eye. He filed a cloy of a loge, or scout; he picked a pocket of an eye. LOGGERHEAD. A blockhead, or silly fellow. We 3 loggerheads be; a sentence usually written below heads, and the reader via repeating it makes 185 himself the 3rd. A loggerhead can be a double-headed or bar shot of iron. to visit loggerheads; to fall to combating. LOLL. Mother’s.
Worn by way of people of these descriptions, or any others no longer within the military, the buttons of army males being constantly of steel: this can be typically used as a time period of contempt, that means a bourgeois, tradesman, or mechanic. MOIETY. part, yet vulgarly used to indicate a proportion or component: as, he'll are available in for a small moiety. MOLL. A whore. MOLL PRATLY’S GIG. A rogering bout. MOLL THOMPSON’S MARK. M.T. i.e. empty: as, remove this bottle, it has Moll Thompson’s mark upon it. MOLLY. A leave out Molly; an.