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abbreviation allusion amongst Ancient Cant Anglo-Indian Anglo-Saxon applied Back Slang beat beer beggars blow boys Brummagem called Cambridge Cant language Cant term Cant word cards cheat clothes coin common cook his goose corruption coster costermongers curious derived Dictionary drink drunk expression fashionable favourite fawney fellow formerly Freemasonry French frequently German Gipsy give Greek Grose Hindoo horse humbug Irish Italian John Camden Hotten kind ladies Latin Lingua Franca London means modern nickname Old Cant Old English one's origin pantile patterer Paul Clifford peculiar penny person phrase pickpocket piece play pocket popular prison probably pronunciation public-house pugilistic remark Rotwelsche sailors saltee Scotch screeve sell sense Seven Dials Shakspeare shillings showy signifies sixpence Slang term sometimes speech steal stick street synonymous thief thieves thrash tongue tramps trick vagabonds vulgar whilst Winchester College woman YENEPS
Página xv - Immodest words admit of no defence; For want of decency is want of sense.
Página 4 - Cant' is, by some people, derived from one Andrew Cant, who, they say, was a presbyterian minister in. some illiterate part of Scotland, who by exercise and use had obtained the faculty, alias gift, of talking in the pulpit in such a dialect, that it is said he was understood by none but his own 'congregation, and not by all of them.
Página 322 - School Life at Winchester College; or, the Reminiscences of a Winchester Junior. By the Author of "The Log of the Water Lily," and "The Water Lily on the Danube.
Página 322 - Emanuel On Diamonds and Precious Stones ; their History, Value, and Properties ; with Simple Tests for ascertaining their Reality. By HARRY EMANUEL, FRGS With numerous Illustrations, Tinted and Plain. Crown 8vo, cloth extra, with Illustrations, js.
Página 76 - ... halls, &c. To this smutty regiment, who attended the progresses, and rode in the carts with the pots and kettles, which, with every other article of furniture, were then moved from palace to palace, the people, in derision, gave the name of black guards, a term since become sufficiently familiar, and never properly explained/' Gifford's notes on Jonsoris Works, vol.
Página 72 - It was the practice of stock-jobbers, in the year 1720, to enter into a contract for transferring South Sea stock at a future time for a certain price ; but he who contracted to sell, had frequently no stock to transfer, nor did he who bought intend to receive any in consequence of his bargain ; the seller was therefore called a bear, in allusion to the proverb, and the buyer a bull, perhaps only as a similar distinction.
Página 1 - Mayhew very pertinently remarks, " it would appear, that not only are all races divisible into wanderers and settlers, but that each civilized or settled tribe has generally some wandering horde intermingled with, and in a measure preying upon it.
Página 309 - Book of Dogs ; the Varieties of Dogs as they are found in OLD SCULPTURES, PICTURES, ENGRAVINGS, and BOOKS.
Página 322 - Nature, 2s. 6d. plain, 4s. 6d. coloured by hand. *** An excellent book for the young beginner. The objects selected as illustrations are either easy of access as specimens of wild plants, or are common in gardens.