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A Dictionary of Buckish Slang, college Wit, and Pickpocket Eloquence. Unabridged.

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1811 dictionary of the vulgar tongue; a dictionary of buckish slang, university wit, and pickpocket eloquence

A Dictionary of Buckish Slang, collage Wit, and Pickpocket Eloquence. Unabridged.

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CANT. CADDEE. A helper. An under−strapper. CADGE. To beg. Cadge the swells; beg of the gentlemen. CAFFAN. Cheese. CANT. CAGG. To cagg; a military term used by the private soldiers, signifying a solemn vow or resolution not to get drunk for a certain time; or, as the term is, till their cagg is out: which vow is commonly observed with the strictest exactness. Ex. I have cagg'd myself for six months. Excuse me this time, and I will cagg myself for a year. This term is also used in the same sense among the common people of Scotland, where it is performed with divers ceremonies.

COQUET. A jilt. CORINTH. A bawdy−house. CANT. CORINTHIANS: Frequenters of brothels. Also an impudent, brazen−faced fellow, perhaps from the Corinthian brass. CORK−BRAINED. Light−headed, foolish. CORNED. Drunk. CORNISH HUG. A particular lock in wrestling, peculiar to the people of that county. CORNY−FACED. A very red pimpled face. CORPORAL. To mount a corporal and four; to be guilty of onanism: the thumb is the corporal, the four fingers the privates. CORPORATION. A large belly. He has a glorious corporation; he has a very prominent belly.

CAT MATCH. When a rook or cully is engaged amongst bad bowlers. CAT OF NINE TAILS. A scourge composed of nine strings of whip−cord, each string having nine knots. CAT'S PAW. To be made a cat's paw of; to be made a tool or instrument to accomplish the purpose of another: an allusion to the story of a monkey, who made use of a cat's paw to scratch a roasted chesnut out of the fire. CAT'S SLEEP. Counterfeit sleep: cats often counterfeiting sleep, to decoy their prey near them, and then suddenly spring on them.

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