Gag--An instrument employed mainly by housebreakers and thieves, for propping open the mouth of somebody robbed, thereby to forestall his calling out for help.
Corporal--To mount a corporal and 4; to become responsible of onanism: the thumb could be the corporal, the 4 fingers the privates.
Bumping--A ceremony carried out on boys perambulating the bounds of your parish on Whit-monday, if they have their posteriors bumped against the stones marking the boundaries, as a way to take care of them within their memory.
Goose--A taylor's goose; a smoothing iron utilized to push down the seams, for which reason it have to be heated: for this reason This is a jocular saying, that a taylor, be he ever so bad, is usually confident to have a goose at his hearth--He can't say boh to your goose; a stating of a bashful or sheepish fellow.
Amusers--Rogues who carried snuff or dust of their pockets, which they threw into your eyes of any person they intended to rob; and running away, their accomplices (pretending to aid and pity the 50 percent-blinded individual) took that chance of plundering him.
Four Horse Club--Also the Four-in-Hand Club, Barouche Club, the Whip Club--For exceptional carriage motorists, there was a uniform; A drab coat that attained on the ankles with a few tiers of pockets and mother of pearl buttons as large as 5 shilling pieces--The waistcoat was blue with yellow stripes an inch huge, the breeches of plush with strings and rosettes to every knee--It absolutely was fashionable that the hat ought to be 3 1/2 inches deep from the crown--Members also had been to obtain barouches should be yellow bodied with 'dickies', the horses should be Bays, with rosettes at their heads as well as harnesses need to be silver-mounted.
Domino--A short hooded cloak typically worn having a mask at masquerades--It had been worn around night attire by equally Adult males and ladies--
Curry--To curry favour; to acquire the favour of an individual be coaxing or servility--To curry Anybody's disguise; to beat him.
To complete Around--Carries exactly the same indicating, but just isn't so briefly expressed: the previous possessing received the polish from the existing times.
To Bug--A cant word between journeymen hatters, signifying the exchanging a few of the dearest components of which a hat is created for Other individuals of significantly less benefit--Hats are composed of the furs and wool of divers animals between that's a small percentage of beavers' fur--Bugging, is thieving the beaver, and substituting in lieu thereof an equal weight of some cheaper component.—Bailiffs who acquire money to postpone or refrain the serving of a writ, are said to bug the writ.
Appear Out--A younger Woman's first entry into society--She would initial be introduced within the Royal Court docket, and also a ball would ordinarily be held in her honor--Then she can be absolutely free to show up at Culture activities and Look for a husband.
Bridge--To make a bridge of Anybody's nose; to thrust the bottle previous him, in order to deprive him of his convert of filling his glass; to go a single around--Also to play booty, or purposely in order to avoid successful.
Choaking Pye, or Cold weblink Pye--A punishment inflicted on anyone sleeping in corporation: it consists in wrapping up cotton inside a case or tube of paper, placing it on fire, and directing the smoke up the nostrils of your sleeper--See Howell’s Cotgrave.
Zedland--Terrific Section of the west nation, the place the letter Z is substituted for S; as zee for See, zun for Sunlight.