The Slang Dictionary: Or, The Vulgar Words, Street Phrases, and "fast" Expressions of High and Low Society : Many with Their Etymology, and a Few with Their History Traced
J. Camden Hotten, 1865 - 305 sider
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The Slang Dictionary, Or, The Vulgar Words, Street Phrases, and "fast ...
John Camden Hotten
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1864
The Slang Dictionary: Or, The Vulgar Words, Street Phrases, and "fast ...
John Camden Hotten
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1865
allusion American amongst ancient appearance applied beat beggars blow boys called Cant cards century character cheat clothes common corruption costermongers curious custom derived Dictionary drink edition England English expression eyes fair fashionable favourite fellow formerly French frequently German Gipsy give given Greek half hand head horse Irish Italian John kind known language letter living London look manner mark means Notes obtained one's origin pass penny performance person phrase pickpocket piece play pocket popular present prison probably Quaker race remark round sailors says secret sell sense shillings short signifies similar Slang Slang term sometimes speak speech stand steal STICK story street synonymous taken talk term thieves thing tongue tramps turn University vulgar walk watch woman word young
Side xv - Immodest words admit of no defence; For want of decency is want of sense.
Side 2 - 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.
Side 74 - ... 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.
Side 70 - 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.
Side xxv - 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.
Side 307 - Book of Dogs ; the Varieties of Dogs as they are found in OLD SCULPTURES, PICTURES, ENGRAVINGS, and BOOKS.