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DICTIONARY HISTORICAL AND COMPARATIVE OF THE HETERODOX SPEECH OF ALL CLASSES OF SOCIETY FOR MORE THAN THREE HUNDRED YEARS

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TRADA REALE HIGH LAN DERS,

[NAREs 'formerly frequented by profligates ; a Cant name.] See
BERMUDAS. 1614. JoNsoN, Bartholomew Faire,

subs. phr. (military). — The 1st Batt. Gordon Highlanders, late The 75th Foot (KING). [In 1812 the regiment was detailed for Mediterranean service, and for some time formed the Main Guard of the Governor's residence in the Strada Reale, Valetta.]
STRADDLE,

ii. 6. Look into my angle o' the town (the STREIGHTS, or the Bermudas) where the quarrelling lesson is read. Ibid. Turn pirates here at land, Ha' their Bermudas, and their STRAIGHTS i' th' Strand.
1816. GIFFORD, Jonson. Note to above. Cant names then given to the places frequented by bullies, knights of the post, and fencing masters. . . . These STREIGHTS consisted of a nest of obscure courts, alleys, and avenues, running between the bottom of St Martin's Lane, Half Moon, and Chandos Street.

subs. (Stock Exchange). —A contract in which the holder can call for (or the signatory can deliver) stock at a fixed price : a speculation covering both a PUT and a CALL (q.v.): cf. SPREADAlso as verb. EAGLE. Verb. (American political). — To adopt a non-committal attitude ; to favour both sides ; 'to sit on the FENCE' (q.v.): also as subs.

1884. Nation, 3 July, 4. The platform contains the well-known plank STRADDLING the tariff question.
STRAIGHTS (THE),

London). — See

subs. quot.

(old 18'6.

Adj. (colloquial). —STRAIGHT, generic for honesty, has, like ROUND (q.v.), and SQUARE (q.v.), a large colloquial vogue. Thus a STRAIGHT ( = an exact) thinker ; a STRAIGHT ( = a chaste) PIECE (q.v.) ; a STRAIGHT ( = an out - and - out) TORY: hence STRAIGHT-OUT= thorough-going ; STRAIGHT ( =NEAT : also dutypaid) WHISKEY; STRAIGHT ( = candid) SPEECH; STRAIGHT (= honest) PEOPLE, LIVING, etc. ; STRAIGHT ( =honestly acquired) GOODS: also of persons = SQUARE (q.v.); a STRAIGHT ( =a trustworthy) TIP, GRIFFIN, etc. (q.v.);

Straights.
STRAIGHT ( = an unsmiling) FACE; STRAIGHT (or STRAIGHTOUT = outright, thorough ; STRAIGHT UP AND DOWN (IN THE STRAIGHT, or ON THE STRAIGHT)

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Strain.
1902. LYNCH, High Stakes, xx ix. When he had me locked in with him he gave me the STRAIGHT tip. 1903. KENNEDY, Sailor TraMA xix. What do I know about him? Why that he's all right. That he's STRAIGHT GOODS.

a

= plain, honest, free from crookedness of all kinds ; OUT OF THE STRAIGHT = dishonest, crooked.
1848. LOWELL, Bi glow Papers, 88. I'm a STRAIGHT-spoken kind o' creetur, That blurts right out what's in his head.

IN THE STRAIGHT, adv. phr. (common).-Nearing the end ; within sight of a finish ; orig. a racing term.
1903. T. P.'s Weekly, 2 Jan., 248. 1. Good, I'm IN THE STRAIGHT 110W . . . Thank Heaven that's done.

1856. New York Courier, Sept. In the Presidential contest of 1844, no man was more fierce in his hostility to Henry Clay than the present candidate of the STRAIGHT Whigs for the Vice-Presidency. 1872. New York Tribune, 7 Mar. When . . . Blair . . . declared, in a speech from the steps of the Manhattan Club, that the main plank in the Democratic platform was whiskey STRAIGHT, he probably shocked a few of his more orthodox and respectable hearers. 1886. Fort. Rev., N.S., XXXiX. 76. Dissipating their rare and precious cash on whiskey STRAIGHT in the ever-recurring bar-rooms. 1886. St James's Gaz., xi Nov. The husband of Lady Usk, a virtuous lady, who, as we are frequently told, is perfectly STRAIGHT and all that sort of thing.' 1887. Referee, 17 Ap. But going to first principles, nothing can be STRAIGHTER or more likely to work to an employer's interest than for his jockey to back his own mount.'

STRAIGHT AS A POUND OF CANDLES (or AS A LOON'S LEG),

adv. phi-. (common).-As honest as may be. Also 'as STRAIGHT as the backbone of a herring (RAY), as a die, arrow,' etc.
1748. SMOLLETT, Rod. Random, xiii. My hair . . . hung down upon my shoulders, AS lank and STRAIGHT AS A POUND OF CANDLES. 1865. DOWNING, Letters, 42. They were puzzled with the accounts ; but I saw through it in a minit, and made it all AS STRAIGHT AS A LOON'S LEG.

STRAIGHT! intj. (common). Fact. ! Honest Injun !

s-14.

1890. CHEVALIER, STRAIGHT! ses I,

Costar's CourtI'm on the job for

better or for wuss.
STRAIGHT-LACED,

Nation, 22 Aug., 113. Other 1872. STRAIGHT-OUTS, as they call themselves
. . . cannot take Grant and the Republicans. Ibid. (x888), 6 Dec., 459. He shows himself to be a man of wide reading, a pretty STRAIGHT thinker, and a lively and independent critic. 1891. GOULD, Double Event, 22. He's got the STRAIGHT griff for something.
1897. MARSHALL, Fames, 9. 'If that isn't a good 'un,' the bookie cried, `I'll forfeit a fiver, STRAIGHT.'

adj. phr. (B.E. and GRosE).-` Precise, squeernish, puritanical, nice.'

STRAIN,

verb. (venery).-To copulate : see RIDE.
STREINE.

1383. CHAUCER, Cant. Tales, (TvRwHiTT), 9627. ' Merchant's Tale.' He

that night in armes wold hire

1901. Free Lance, 30 Nov., 217. I. Uncommonly sharp sons, who, if they live, and run STRAIGHT, may get into the Cabinet or do anything else.

1601. SHAKSPEARE, Hen. VIII., iv. 1. Our King has all the Indies in his arms, And more and richer when he STRAINS that lady.

To STRAIN HARD, verb. phr. (B. E.)-` To ly heavily.'

Stram.
To STRAIN ONE'S TATERS, verb. phr. (common).—To urinate : see

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STRAP,

Strappado.
subs. (old). — 1. A barber. [Strap, a barber in SMOLLETT'S Roderick Random, 1 748 .] 2. (common). —Credit : orig. credit for drink. ON STRAP= 'on TICK' (q.v.); STRAPPED= penniless, bankrupt. See HARDUP.

Piss.
STRAM,

subs. (colloquial). — 1. A

walk ; spec. a society parade. As

verb = to walk stiffly : also (provincial: HALLIWELL) = to dash
down violently, to beat.

sech

1869.
2.

STOWE,

Old/own, 508. I hed

a STRAM this mornin'.

(venery). —See STRUMPET.

STRAMASH,

subs. (colloquial). —A disturbance ; a ROUGH AND TUMBLE (q.v.). As verb= to beat, bang, destroy.
1837.
BARHAM,

1857. Nat. Intelligencer, Oct. Lowndes is STRAPPED; had to pay his wife's cousin's last quarter's rent, which consumed what he had reserved for current expenses.
1903. KENNEDY, Sailor Tra, I. Say, . . . are yOU STRAPPED? Oh . . . I'm not hard up. I'm all right.' Ibid., ii. i. Why didn't you come to me when you were STRAPPED?
ix.
' '

Ingolds. Leg.

'House Warming.' More calling and bawling, and squalling and falling, Oh, what a fearful STRAMASH they're all in. 1855. KINGsLEv, Ravens/toe, xxxvi. I and three other University men . . . had a noble STRAMASH on Folly Bridge. That is the last fighting I have seen.
STRAM M EL. STRAM M ER,

Verb. (venery). —1. 'To lie with a woman ' : see GREENS and RIDE (B.E. and GRosE).
2. (common).—To flog ; to beat. Hence STRAPPING (or A DOSE OF STRAP-OIL or OIL OF STRAP'EM) = a thrashing ; an April fool joke is to send a lad for 'a penn'orth of STRAP OIL': cf.
STIRRUP-OIL.

See

STRUMMEL.

(colloquial).— Anything exceptional : see WHOPPER. STRAMMING = huge ; great.

subs.

3.
STRANDED,

(Scots).—To hang.
SCOTT,

adj. (colloquial).—PenPonies, 26. Now,

1825.

niless; friendless.
1897.
MARSHALL,

St Ronan's Well, xiv.

It's a crime baith by the law of God and man, and mony a pretty man has been STRAPPED for it.

the bank was a trifle dyspeptic—a quid was its longest reach—And Yiffler could see himself STRANDED, for he sighted a pebbly beach.
STRANGER,

4.

(old). —To work (GRosE).
BLACKSTRAP.

See

subs. (common).—I. A sovereign : formerly a guinea (GRosE) : see RHINO.
2. (common. )—A visitor : cf. the folk-saying of a badly burning candle, or a stalk in tea : 'A stranger's coming.'

ST RA PPA DO,

STRANGLE-GOOSE,

subs. phr. (old).

—A poulterer (GRosE).

subs. (old).—A form of torture : the culprit, his legs tied, was hoisted by a rope fastened to his arms behind his back, and was given a rapid descent stopped so suddenly that the jerk often dislocated the joints of arms and shoulders. This was Cf. repeated once or twice. SCAVENGER'S DAUGHTER.

Strapper.
1587. HAKLUYT ; PADO. 1598. SHAKSPEARE, Hen. IV., ii. 4. An I were at the STRAPPADO, or all the racks in the world, I would not tell you on compulsion.

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II.

Straw.
1751. SMOLLETT, Pereg. Pickle, lxxxvii. Ah, you STRAPPER, what a jolly bitch you are. 1778. DARBLAY, Diary (1893), i. 88. 'You who are light and little can soon recover, but I who am a gross man might suffer severely.' . . . Poor Lady Sadd, who is quite a STRAPPER, made no answer. 1847. BRONTE, Jane Eyre, xx. She's a rare one, is she not, Jane ? ' 'Yes, sir.' 6 A STRAPPER, a real STRAPPER, big, brown and buxom.' 1885. D. Tel., 25 Aug. 'The police, fine STRAPPING fellows, usually Irish, wear white ducks in fine weather.'
STRAVAG

Voyages,

253.

It was told vs we should have ye

STRAP-

c. 1603. HEYWooD, Woman etc. [PEARsoN, Works (1874), II. 1411. would . . . Be rack'd, STRAPPADO'D, put to any torment.
1613. PURCHAS, Pilgrimage, 341. They vse also the STRAPPADO, hoising them vp and downe by the armes with a corde. gallow, gibbets, and scaffolds [which the Provost Marshall was bound to provide on occasion.] [In this 1633. CALLOT, Miseres. work there is a sketch of a culprit suspended from a high beam, the executioner holding with both hands the end of one of four spokes which act like a wheel and lever for hoisting or lowering the culprit, the executioner's right foot pressing against a lower spoke, his left foot on the ground.] 1688. R. HOLME, Acad. Armory, 310. [Holme writes as though the STRAPPADO were still in use in the army] the jerk not only breaketh his arms to pieces, but also shaketh all his joynts out of joint ; which punishment is better to be hanged, than for a man to undergo.
Vii.

1622. MARKHAM, Epist. of STRAPPADO [enumerated with]

Warre.

(or ST RAVAIG), verb. (Scots and Irish).—To tramp ; to loaf ; to abscond. Hence STRAVAIGER = a vagabond.

1887. HENLEY, Villon's Straight Your merry goblins soon sTRAvAG. 1888. BLACK, Far Lochaber, vii. Prancing down to the shore and back from the shore—and STRAVAYGING about the place.

Tip.

STRAW,

subs. (old).—i. Generic

STRAPPER,

subs. (old). A swingeing two-handed woman' (B. E. and GRosE) ; anything big or bulky : cf. WHOPPER. STRAPPING = tall, robust, well-made.
That were, or should have

for worthlessness. Thus, NOT WORTH A STRAW = of no appreciable value ; TO CARE NOT A STRAW = to care not at all ; A MAN (or FACE) OF STRAW = a man of no standing or substance, a sham : in quot. 1700= a fumbler ; STRAWBAIL = professional security ;
STRAW-SHOES (MAN or WITNESS) =a perjured witness ; STRAWBID =-- a fictitious offer ; STRAWBIDDER = a buyer who cannot

Virgil Travestie 1678. COTTON, [Works (1725), iv. 105]. At last a crew of
STRAPPING jades,

been her maids.
1681. RADCLIFFE,

Ovid Travestie,

Has he not got a Lady that's a STRAPPER? Ibid., 26. A STRAPPING LASS, She must be marry'd, or she'll grow too busy.
3.
1694. CONGREVE,

fulfil his contract ; STRAW-VOTE =a snatch vote ; STRAWYARDER (nautical)=a land-lubber playing the sailor ; spec. a blackleg doing shipboard duty during a strike. d. 1400. CHAUCER, Tale of Melibeus.
And whan that they ben accompliced, yet ben they NOT WORTH A STRE. . . . Nuga, Poeticce, 48. Whatesoevery he be, and yf that he Whante money to plede the lawe, Do whate he cane in ys mater than Shale NOT prove WORTHE A
STRAWE.

Double Dealer,
STRAPPING

1o. Then that other great Lady.
1700. FARQUHAR,

Constant Coufile,
STRAPPING

There are five-and-thirty officers gone this morning.

Straw.
..-AnATT, C. 1500. Roberte the Deuyll [“ Early Po .fi. Poetry, i. 229, 261]. The
Duke . . . asked Robert, if he woulde lyue vnder awe Of God, and the order of knight-hode beare, He aunswered : I sett NOT thereby A STRAWE.

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Straw.
1876. Telegram from Washington, 13 Mar. [BARTLETT]. The House postoffice committee has agreed to report Luttrell's bill to prevent STRAW-BIDDING for mail contracts, and to punish STRAW. BIDDERS when caught.
1892. SYDNEY, England and English, ii. 275. Perjury at this time [c. 17501

1534. UDAL, Ralfili Roister Doister [DoDsLEv, Old Plays (1874), iii. 128].
Then A STRAW for her. . . . She shall not be my wife were she never so fair.

C. 1540. Doctour Doubble-A le, 10. Popish lawes ; That are NOT WORTH TWO STRAWES, Except it be with dawes.
1604. SHAKSPEARE, Winter's Tale, iii. 2. Mistake me not ; no life, I prize it NOT A STRAW, but for mine honour. 1675. WYCHERLEY, Country Wife, iv. 3. I will not be your drudge by day, to squire your wife about, and be your MAN OF STRAW or scarecrow only to pies and jays that would be nibbling at your forbidden fruit. 1700. DRYDEN, Wife of Bath's Tale. When you my ravish'd predecessor saw You were not then become this MAN OF
STRAW. 1705. WARD, Hud. Redly., I. i. 9. No Zealot valu'd if A STRAW. But mounted . . . like Hunter's o'er a fivebarr'd Gate.

was a regular trade. . . . The lawyer who required convenient witnesses . . . going into Westminster Hall . . . would address a STRAW-MAN with a ' Don't you remember?' (at the same time holding out a fee). 1902.
NOT CARE

Sfi. Times, x Feb.,

2 i. I DO

TWO STRAWS what alleged people write about myself.

2. (common).-A long clay pipe ; a churchwarden. 3. (common).-A straw hat. Also STRAWYARD, and (schools)
ST RAWER. PHRASES. IN THE STRAW=

in childbed (GRosE) ; TO BREAK
A STRAW= to quarrel ; TO LAY A sTRAw=to pause ; TO DRAW (or PICK) STRAWS = tO show signs of sleep ; A PAD IN THE STRAW= anything amiss ; TO THROW STRAWS AGAINST THE WIND (COLES) = to essay the impossible. Also (proverbial) 'A STRAW shows which way the wind blows ' ; 'He gives STRAW to his dog, and bones to his ass' (of one given to absurdities) ; 'To make a block of a STRAW ' ; 'To stumble at a STRAW and leap over a block,' etc., etc. 1526. Pi lgr. Per ./ [W. de W., 153i],
93. Lest of a
STRAWE

1740. NORTH, Examen, 508. Off drops the vizor, and a FACE OF STRAW appears. 1753. RICHARDSON, Grandison, Vi. 387. All those, however, were MEN OF STRAW with me.
i. 1754. FIELDING, Jon. Wild, . . . He had likewise the remarkable honour of walking in Westminster Hall with a STRAW in his shoe.

1772. BRIDGES, Burlesque Homer, 198. To me how all your matters go, Don't signify a single STRAW. 1809. MALKIN, Gil Bias [ROUTLEDGE], 104. The players are not MEN OF STRAW as I foolishly believed. iii. He that he was a man of fortune, of family, of consequence ; he must be a man of ton, or he was . . . no man.
1827. LYTTON, CARED NOT A STRAW

we make a block.

PeMaM,

1551. Gammer Gurton's STILL, Needle, v. 2. Ye perceive by this lingring there is a
PAD IN THE STRAW. 15 [?] COLLIER, Old Ballads [HALLIWELL]. Here lyes in dede the PADDE WITHIN THE STRAWE. 1562. J. HEYWOOD.

Snobs, xviii. 1848. THACKERAY, Why the deuce should Mrs Botibol blow me a kiss? . . . I don't CARE A STRAW for Mrs Botibol.

PrOV.

and Efiig.
STRAWE,

(1867), 76. s.v. Ye stumbled at a and lept ouer a blocke.

MAYHEW. (American). Some children are born in clover. FAKER and NOB-THATCHER. subs. STRUMMELTom and Jerry. Cavar un chiodo e plantar una cavicchia (=To dig up a nail and plant a pin). 1851-61. BURGOYNE. SWIFT. no.' Our English plain Proverb de Puerperis. 1662.Strawberry. i. AND SET UP A STRAWBERRY. ministers. MONCRIEFF. 8 Streak.' See STRAW. 141. ' Lincoln. Box Have you a STRAWBERRY MARK on your left arm? No! Then you are my long lost brother. [Tradition says from these regiments having been employed in quelling agricultural riots. 'they are IN THE STRAW. 1. Lab. subs. Miss Kilmansegg. 213. (old). 1839. 18. C. Their eyelids did not once PICK STRAWS. they were as brisk as bees. At their doors. adj. others as well as myselfe may thinke these notes sufficient. 1564.) Ladies IN THE STRAW. subs. (common).—To waste . Vulg. and The Straws. Tongue. KINK. 1637. (Reading his memorandum. subs. Lady subs.—i. We sipp'd our Fuddle As Women IN THE STRAW do Caudle. a birthmark. Also (2) the 7th Hussars. LIKE A STRAWYARD BULL. The 7th Dragoon Guards . Hud. STRAWBOOTS. subs. . Pol. = (1) . i. Cony. phr. 1851 -61. To phr. 1705. also Old Strawboots.. verb. as he goes out. one who visited his cure only once a year. 1823. STRAWYARD. 229. in Burlington Arcade. iv. No. phr. Mrs STRAW. STRAWBERRY-LEAVES. subs. subs. —A dukedom : a ducal coronet is ornamented with eight strawberry-leaves. All mothers are said to be IN THE STRAW.] —A barber . cf.. Miss. 1796. TWIST. street.) 1785. WOLCOT. Ital.V. political songs.—See Blandish. CUT DOWN AN OAK.. HOLLAND. (tramps'). — Lond. STRAWBERRY. Lond. or selling straws in the Peter Pindar.PREACHER. (streets').—A non-resident .—A jocose retort to the question. before the first load of straw. phr. STRAW! N G. iii. and giving away with them something that is really or fictionally forbidden to be sold. (old). Hence. STREAK. STRAW-RIDE. full of fuck and half-starved. prophecie (quoth he) that Plato and Dionysius wil erre many daies to an ende BREAKE A STRAWE betwene them. etc. Also a fit of temper : whence STREAKY. Indeed my eyes DRAW STRAWS. They come back to London to avail themselves of the shelter of the night asylums or refuges for the destitute (usually called STRAW-YARDS by the poor). Erasmus's Afioph.— A nevus . madam. FULLER. subs. UDAL. You take care to send to all the lying-in ladies? Prompt.—A driving excursion in a STRAWED-down van or sleigh. (common). I . if not superfluous. phr. (military). GROSE. A mental peculiarity : cf. Although. 1710. BURNAND and SULLIVAN.i. 1786. STRAWING. cf. 5. Worthies.i. One eye DRAWS STRAW. quot. s. Heiress. STRAWBERRY. 1866. and t'other serves the thatcher. Lab. HOOD. I'm sure 'tis time for all honest folks to go to bed. (common). MAYHEW. (old). and the like. Redly.. WARD.' shows FeatherBeds to be of no ancient use among the common sort of our nation. Camden. for in a trifling matter subs. as indecent papers. by the vulgar popular saw. phr. 3. And wink and sink away .. STRAW-CHIPPER. (She's almost asleep. (American). 138. I. . 68. Our dashing STRAW-CHIPPERS . Ans. 'How are you ?' 'Like a STRAWYARD BULL. See quot. andCox. etc. MA LAY A STRAW here.

A' roads to her were good and bad alike . 165. 1647. by the STREAMERS that shot so bright. 292]. I was certain it wasn't no fox or wolf. irritable . Wigwam and Cabin. Lost. and refused to come. Letters. I tell you . 1869. Field. Dow. Nane o't she wyl'd. 1856. STOWE. I STREAKED IT for home. The Mistress. The Aurora Borealis . subs. he'd stop and look. 1845. a 2. he'd talk King William out of sight in half an hour. (venery). he'd make some of your great folks look pretty STREAKED. 85. at a brushing canter. and (4) variable. HEYWOOD. ' Wisdom. But wen it comes to bein' killed. . (2) mean . ii. Daniel Webster was a great man. DOWNING. LOWELL. See TIPPERARY FORTUNE. HALIBURTON. WO. 1768. cock his ears. MONOSYLLABLE (GROSE). Of Divinity ran. xviii. 78. went STREAKING away from Galatea. 1855. (old colloquial). as bard as I could lay legs to the ground. I. When I did get near. STOWE. just act. Mrs Button had been churning. Works (1874) I. Have you beheld the like [a blazing star] ? Look how it STREAKS. Dred. now. 'Twas a satisfaction to have such a horse. As soon as I touched land. 8. 1847. door. 25 Sep.). New Purchase. z. (common). STREAM'S .TOWN.' Some STREAKS. SHAKSPEARE. for a good five miles at a stretch.v. If he was in your house of Commons. 59.-To decamp swiftly . STREAMERS. 121. Or TO GO LIKE A STREAK.Streak. and ' twas a pleasure to crop him.The female pudendum : cf. S. and STREAK IT away. That spirits were riding the northern light. and partly Puritan. first to take the breeze. ro8.- Verb. Helenore. STREET. Simms. Biglow Pafiers. What brings a duck a STREAKING IT down stream. as if you had got a STREAK of something in you. 1805. 79. 172. Human Nature. EGGLESTON. (common). 3. but forward on did STREAK. RUXTON. as if he'd never seen a man afore. I STREAKED IT for Washington. 1856. and give a snuff. Oldtown. The fust time 'tever found out wy baggonets wuz peaked. If You Know Not Me [PEARsoN. Sermons. sequence of prosperities or adversities. ii. 1843. (3) FLABBERGASTED (q. to go with a rush : also TO MAKE STREAKS. 1888. 1604. Partly of Monk. The STREET should see as she walk'd overhead. The way they are STREAKING IT down the dark road to ruin is sorrowful to steam locomotives. TO STREAK OFF LIKE GREASED LIGHTNING. (common). phr. 1848. Widow Bedott Pafiers. such as a man ought for to have who is married to one of the very first families in old Virginia. and it was well-nigh upon midnight when I reached the White House. 1865. but a dog . Ross. 1855. I tell ye I felt STREAKED.A run . I8[?]. Tales of South-west. Far West. You know almost everybody has their queer STREAKS. 120. CARLTON. O'er hill and dale with fury she did dreel. 91. x886. and if I didn't STREAK OFF like greased lightnin'. 1594. if humans ain't behind her? and who's in these diggins but Indians ? 1850. . 9 Street. . subs. i S. and then STREAK IT off as if I had been an Indian. COWLEY. short-tempered . Human Nature. HALIBURTON. subs.i. SCOTT. They jest STREAKED IT out through the buttery. The people living in a street. The Graysons. Love's Lab. iv. pl.' as she expressed it. Also STREAKED. 281. III. Lay of Last Minstrel. PORTER. Northern Lights. He knew. Mayflower. and the butter 'took a contrary STREAK.

The colonel had put the widow woman ON THE STRENGTH. 1653. for I got you that last STRETCH in Tothill Fields. xiv. MIDDLETON.—Anyone who stands. and bummers. 24 Feb. A. the year that we nobbled the crack. CHAUCER. in the streets—vendor. See OBSTREPEROUS. That's not in my STREET 1 =. bully. Stretch. A Vulg.' 'How much. phr.v. SPIN.—A walk. Fast and Loose. A harlot working on the pavement . s. 1889. GROSE. IN THE SAME STREET=(I) On (or under) the same conditions . a LINE (q. THREE STRETCH= three years' imprisonment. 2.—A year . .—r. Signor Lidtho.GANGER.I am not concerned' or 'That's not my way of doing.' STREET-HOUND. Sacremento Weekly Union. STRETCH . subs. etc. See subs. —A centre of trade or exchange . I have STRETCHED MY LEGS up Tottenham Hill to overtake you. you must get a licence from the charpering carsey which lasts for a STRETCH. .—On the muster roll.' etc. 1612. — A capacity.B. Essays on a Prison [OLIPHANT. Illus. And bringest him out of the croked STREETE.g. subs.v. cove was lagged for prigging a peter with several STRETCH of dobbin from a drag. 2. (colloquial). ii. HOUSE. KENNARD. GRUB STREET. I did not fall again for a STRETCH. xx. phr. 70. (thieves'). 1877.Street-ganger.C. WALTON. see TART. (orig. To STRETCH A LEG (or ONE'S LEGS)= to walk. (American). (1821). FoRBEs [Eng. (colloquial : military). HORSLEY. You know me . a method . Right Sort. sir. ph. University : now general). V. STRETCH. 1785. GRIFFITHS. PETER MARTYR [tr. Though not IN THE SAME STREET with King Olaf. EDEN. (American) Wall Street . QUEER STREET. 1900. (Old Cant). This time I got two moon for assaulting the reelers when canon. And the world point me out cruel. Chaste Maid. subs. (cornmon). Vi. 2. wished I'd been doing a STRETCH. . The yard. 43.—A rough.v. Undercurrents of Lond.). STREPEROUS. 10 1618. All the whole STREET Will hate us. subs. (thieves'). 1620. 1888. STREET-WALKER.. Sam. (old). Common places whyther marchauntes resort as to the burse or STREATE. MARSHALL. Jottings from Jail.. (old). Mag. 186]. cf. KEY.): e. Pettifoggers. these are both used of jailers.. phi-. 116. subs. ComiOlete Angler.-. Toby?' Three STRETCH. spec. LANE. makest thou his pees with his sovereign.—r. 1872.' by which the sympathetic Sam knows his friend means 'three years. or loafer. I STREET-PITCHER. STREET . phr. (cornmon). Tongue. and (2) equal with. polite loafers. 1897. hoodlums. xix. 64. MYNSHUL. 2. Before you can open a paddin-ken. THE STREET. or takes a PITCH (q. she Was no longer an unrecognised waif. First Books on America [ARBER]. phr. Fames. 3. Hence STREET-WALKING= questing for men. .] STRENGTH. 59. ' All right. Life. ON THE STRENGTH. 1362. GREENWOOD. New Eng. etc. mendicant. —See quot. if you don't you ought. STREET-HOUNDS. 525]. but had her regimental position. Than ' He has the new substantives key-turner (turnkey) and STREET-WALKER.—A beggar.. 1900. 2. EMERSON. 1893. it won't do to estimate Singing Bird's chance too lightly.

Tr 'Strewth. and GRosE).ROPE. 8. STRETCHER = thepenis: see PRICK and cf. 'ard. ).— To exceed a limit : see POINT. I know this is the shop. KIPLING. 283]. a falsehood. See STRETCH. . Hence STRETCHER .v. And he died with his face to the city. however weakly they be. old Waters was expected to swear to it.—Continuously . 1623. but what happily get over the condition you are in. 1678.—To exaggerate . 1879. C. I. verb. (common). xxvii. B. verb. Song. Virgil Travestie If they once do come to- gether. 'The Night Before Larry was STRETCHED. STRETCHER. (colloquial).— ' God's truth ! ' Barrack Room 1892. KID-STRETCHER. 1. (old). = braces. 'to cut one's coat according to the cloth' (RAY). LEATHER. (University). — To possess a woman : see RIDE. vi. ' C. verb. 229. CLEMENS. In the night the pup would get STRETCHY and brace its feet against the old man's back. phr. Night and Morning. To STRETCH ONE'S LEGS ACCORDING TO THE COVERLET. 1653. 1844. and GRosE). E. ii. subs. (B.—I. To STRETCH (or STRAIN) A POINT. languid . He'll find that Dido's REACEING intg. Hence STRETCHER =an exaggeration. FIELD. In pl. (common). for we see but very few women. (old). She could not entertain the child long ON A STRETCH. Schoole of Good Manners TO STRETCH LEATHER. Whenever Mrs Oscar Dust told a STRETCHER.FENCER = a vendor of braces.' Drunk and resistin' the guard ! 'STREWTH! but I socked at 'em 'STREWTH. [quoted by NARES].' STRETCH-HALTER d. American Humour. BULWER. adj.—To adapt oneself to circumstances . Chunky used to whistle three days and nights ON A STRETCH. 1629. or STRETCHING-BEE)= a hanging (B. STRETCHING (STRETCHINGMATCH. Lectures.Stretch.—A University Extension student. ON (or AT) A STRETCH. to lie : 'He STRETCHED hard ' 'He told a whistling lie' (B. It is only by a STRETCH of language that we can be said to desire that which is inconceivable. Traits of c. 3. phr. Rabelais. URQUHART.—A scoundrel .] MAYER. To mocke anybody by blabboring out the tongue is the part of STRETCH-HALTERS and lewd boyes. (venery). 1832. subs. phr. If You Know Not Me [PEARsoN. (colloquial). MABBE. 74. by that same STRETCH-HALTER. adv. (1725).). (old). He should STRETCH for it. HALIBURTON. 1604. 1885..HALTER. 2. note. Drama at Pokerville.): see LADDER. who badly needs a hanging : cf: CRACK . E. phr. 1816. Drivers and others frequently make twentyfour hours AT A STRETCH. The vigour and STRETCHINGLEATHERNESS Of the suffering part . LEATHER LEATHER= MUTTON (q. Roughing It. To hang . etc.--z. E. Ballads. d. Works (I874). 4. Sfianish Rogue (1630). COTTON. WAG . St James's Gaz. 7. HEYWOOD. 1872. 23 Sep. to SWING (q. STRETCHY. (old). phr. inclined to stretch and yawn. Look here.v. (or H E M P). CLIFFORD.— Sleepy . SCAPE-GALLOWS. I. not of well mannered children. Verb. 2.' The rumbler jugg'd off from his feet. at one and the same time. iv. one 1841. (colloquial).—` The piece of Wood that lies cross the Boat where on the Water-man rests his Feet.

(Old [HALLINvELL Cant).' STRIKE ME BLIND! (common). 2. E. Any unscrupulous attempt to extort money or to obtain other personal advantage by initiating an attack with the intention of being bought off. or be lucky : at ninepins : to knock all the pins down with one ball. zoo.Stride. as by introducing a bill into a legislature hostile 'to some moneyed interest.—An oath. GREENE. STRIKE ME with earnest and draw the writings. He STRIKES every Body. STRIKE ME LUCK (or LUCKY). BEAUMONT Verb. 2. C. subs. SHIRLEY. n. phr. — Ale. LUCK ii. ' to STRIKE (or SPRING. —To piss (of women) : hence AS GOOD AS EVER STRODE A POT =as good as ever PISSED (q. I Hen. TO STRIKE A LIGHT= to run up an alehouse score) : see quot. 1. swindle.g. To STRIDE A POT. verb. . [NAREs]. Scornful Lady. 1628. said Ah. Art of Cony Catching 'Strewth ! I'll have a drink. II. c. But if that's all you stand upon. —See quot 1890. Come and FLETCHER. 1897.). (colloquial).E. he borrows Money every where. ) . 1696. sovereign . c. Beg of that Gentleman. 540. iv. The cutting a pocket. If he can his father. BURTON. q. EARLE. in time. of Venice [N AREs]. Gent. B. Melan. That. Whence STRIKER= a blackmailer. He has STRUCK the Quidds.v. MiCrOCOS. verb. STRIDE-WIDE.' 1655. MASSINGER. STRIDE. Strike. 254. —A (GROSE).) a man for a quid ') . (venery).v. it shall be done. and without an effort. 6 Sep. Hence STRIKING = a robbery.1696. s.—Generic for getting money : to steal (HARMAN. I.. see 1620. STRIKE ME LUCK. and will offer his electoral votes to whichever candidate will give the highest terms. tin.—Originally used in clenching a bargain : the hands were struck together. 1664. Hence STRIKER =a wencher. and the buyer left a luck-penny in the hands of the seller. to borrow (e. and not behind. Appen. phr.—To copulate : RIDE. c. Rob all you meet. Hence an oath or ejaculation (BEE).v. And that some call a STRIKING. And wish all pals a prosperous New Year. STRIKE . Ponies. STRIKE the Cly. MARSHALL. There's a God's-penny for thee.—In pl. 11. Gave her a familiar touch with his wand. (common). or imposition and STRIKER =a robber with violence. or picking a purse. (American political). 7. STRIKE. let us STRIKE some chete. (old). he runs in every one's Debt. if the sign deceive me not.. I am joined with no foot-land raker s. Landre a good Knight should STRbefore.. land. To TAKE IN ONE'S STRIDE. Combat. . iv.V. phi-. S. Hudibras. is called STRIKING. to beg. IKE 1639. Century Did. To MAKE A STRIKE. B. c. III. verb. c. Anat. I must borrow money. 1890. — To do easily. 2. STRIKE all the Cheats. 1616.] subs. . like 1. (old). subs. 1598. to get into debt (cf. 82. (theatrical). STRIKE the Cull. elect such a ticket even in Virginia alone he will take the field after election as a STRIKER. (common). . as a hunter or a steeple-fencer takes a fence. with the hope of being paid to let the matter drop. c. Cant. Nation. 'mentioned in HARRISON'S Eng202'. (common). which she mistaking for her lover. IV. he has got the Cole from him. 1883. SHAKSPEARE. get that Fellow's Money from him. = trousers : see KICKS. 20s. Crew. 1591. 'Now we have well bousd. I2 Strike. phr. Here. phr. Diet. no long-staff sixpenny STRIKERS. Will prove a notable STRIKER. succeed. 13.—To achieve. BUTLER.

bamboozled . (colloquial).Pestle. STRIP THE KEN. POMeS. Burning . WARD. A 1706. J. Two Lancashire Lovers. (colloquial). A.' and usually in contempt. 1833. C. A wencher : see MUTTON-MONGER. RUDSTON READ. and STRIPE.v. STRINGER. 217. STRIP. STRINGY-BARK. phr. . verb. to Gut the House. 1897.). to Rob or Gut a House. uncultured . Bus/ti-anger's Sweet- heart. (old). JIGGER. VOGAN. MARSHALL. 1875. . 173. 1. But her parents. STRIP. a STRINGY-BARK settler. subs. (old).—To feel blindly and confusedly happy. Proverbs. E. to Winn all the Money on the Place. C. I shall go on .—See quot. 7 July. STUFFED (q.' To FEEL LIKE GOING TO HEAVEN IN A STRING. he is the Captain's humble Pig IN A STRING. STRINGY-BARK. and FLETCHER.' In fine. 1611. verb. — A characteristic . subs. STARS (cricket). 14. phr. 256.v. subs. (q. See quot. Wooden World.).—To repeat incessantly (HEYWOOD. 1853. HEAP. phr. STRIPE. liberal THE STRIPES. this tiny STRINGY-BARK. Britannia's Pastorals.). the one nearest the bottom cushion has then the choice. 1892. Kn. See BRIGHT. I warrant. (nautical). Poets. Also (BEE) ON A STRING (or LINE)= hoaxed.----A cheating lie (HoTTEN). 'The Cove's STRIPT ' = ' the Rogue has not a Jack left to help himself. they've been having you ON STRING. 68. subs. 30.g. first in differing STRIPE The flood-god's speech thus tune an oaten pipe.v. New South Wales Magazine. 2. 1856. I3 Stripe.Strike-me-blind. 'We have STRIPT the Cull We have got all the Fool's Money ' . — Rough. tion of fusil oil and turpentine. The call of the Soft-shell Convention was signed by twelve men of the Free-Soil Buffalo STRIPE. to deceive.`Poor.—A difficult ball to (American). STRIP THE TABLE. STRIKE-ME-BLIND. or to Bite them of their Money. verb.—At command. Oct. A whoreson tyrant.. (Australian). Ibid. naked ' : e. STEDMAN. STRILL. 1546).—Short for AND STRIPES' play. phr. who haunted my thoughts. I. Did. He was a Larikin of the Larikins.. labelled whisky. kind . 1.v.—I. a' discredited story. C. After swimming Adj. Cant. (American)=persons of the same political colour. i.' ' (provincial). 1890. . C. BEAUMONT New York Herald.—Rice. a curious combina- subs. — 1. (printers'). to use a colonial expression. BROWNE. expounded this aversenesse and declining of hers to a modest bashfull shame. Spec. IN A STRING. Hence as verb=to hoax. (old). 27.—To cast for play : each player to the top of the table to return to balk . STRING. 1696. Sea Lieutenant. (old). to unrig any Body. phr. subs. hence mean. c. Various poems are of a democratic. W. a STRINGY-BARK carpenter. ne'erdo-weel : equivalent to 'bush. I am but. 2. a small river about ioo yards wide he'd arrive at old Geordy's. 53. Crew. bath beene an Old STRINGER in his days. ever HARPING UPON ONE STRING. s. Viet. NISBET. 1640. KIDNEY (q. (billiards). To HARP UPON ONE STRING. You can't kid me . B. OIL: RICH ROSE. Verb. (Aus- tralian). 161 3 . Australian Gold Fields. Black Police. phr. — A hoax . subs.

(old). B. =high cards cut wedge-shape. DEKKER. AINSWORTH. Crew. Wanderers of Fortune. especially when a Ruffler is with them. LONGS AND SHORTS. Tongue. 84. subs. Beggers-tape. SCOTT. and GRosE). Crew. &c. [GRosE: ' Cambridge '. GRosE).V. such as. (B. phr. iv. etc. Then shall young Bacchus see his glittering shrine Delug'd with STRIP-ME-NAKED 'stead of wine. by the Salomon ! ' subs. Cant. EGAN. and Raree-show-men. To copulate : see RIDE .' STRUM.). pl. SCRUB. (old). C. STRUMMEL . 1632. (Christ's Hospital).V. (schools'). Magnet. STRIVE.v.. STROLLER . 14 Strum.). STROKE R. subs.—I. whether in a lybbege or in the STRUMMELL ? 1641. a little wider than the rest. Bene Lightmans to thy quarromes. (colloquial). STRIP-ME-NAKED. A wig STRUMPET. c. Also STRAMMEL. a sycophant. (venery). verb. B. Caveat. phr. NEAT (q.. 1815. Mountebanks. Vagabonds. —' Con- strue. Dict.FAKER = a barber : cf. Cant. STRAW-CHIPPER.Strip-me-naked. subs. (old). E. STRIPPED. (Old Cant). Vulg. Sleep on the STRAMMEL in his barn. Cruel. the act of kind (GRosE). Rookwood. 1696 (HARMAN. Country-Players.). GROSE. Hawkers. pretending to be Widows. Cant). STROLLER. verb. i.e. STROWLERS. Are light Finger'd. s. xxviii. 2. Tumblers. E. Itinerants. and adv. SHIRLEY. E. —See quots. STRONG. . To PLAY THE PART OF THE STRONG MAN.. Maunder's Praise of His STROWLING MORT.). —See quot. 'Jerry Juniper's Chant. (old). showers of Tricks. STROWLING-MORTS. Men of no settled Abode. Triumph of Wit. sometimes Travel the Countries. JONSON. (cf. and GRosE). ii. Hypocritical. See .—In STRIPPER. E. (venery).. c. Guy Mannering. CONCAVES AND CONVEXES. HARMAN. Gypsies. My lady's STROKER.v. r. Dict. Rope-dancers. C. verb. 2. To grope STERNE. (Old subs. Tristram Shandy. —A flatterer . Dame Polish. See COME and Go. — Gin. phr. (old). and often dangerous to meet. S. of a Precarious Life. STROLLING. to push the cart and horses too' (GRosE). Lady. S. STROM M EL. ..] 2. adj. Laid by an Autumn mort of their own crew That served for midwife. the doxy's in the STRUMMEL.' With my STRUMMEL FAKED IN the newest TWIG. STRU E. making Laces upon Ewes. (B. Beggers.— To write with care : cf. Jovial Crew. Hence TO HAVE ONE'S STRUMMEL FAKED IN TWIG= to have it dressed in style . Juglers.—` To be whipped at the cart's tail ' . (gaming). — Unadulterated . subs. MORT. Randle's Diary. 1707. STROKE.E. XXii. —Hair (GRosE and VAux). BROME. also as subs. The bantling's born . Pedlers. 1696. itinerants of different kinds. in what lipken hast thou lypped in this darkemans. verb.V. Straw (HARMAN. c. STRONG MAN. 1834. Also STARK-NAKED (q. 1696. Doxy. so as to be easily drawn in a crooked game : cf. B. 1785. subs. Fidlers.—I.—I. 1567. oh ! thy glaziers shine As glimmar . Subtil.1820.

Palandrina. (old). 2. a player on any instrument strung with wire. Didst thou think that I could be corrupted To personate a STRUMPET'S dalliance ? ii. Dict. 16°8. Daintily abus'd ! you've put a just upon me-a common STRUMPET.NO D DY. The filed STUB-BOOKS of stamps. Othello. 88. COTGRAVE.' 1594. The STRUMPETOCRACY sits at its ease. I. STRU NT. 1622. and (2) to hold up to contempt as a strumpet . v.-Liquor. They parted aff careerin'. = street-walking. 1630. ii. away with her to prison.. Tray. Times Whistle [E. every other sort of STRUMMING.Strumpet. a common queane.. wi' a social glass of STRUNT. As adj. and Ibid.v. Miss Hill's attorney . As you that thus abuse me. Corn. Errors. A fool : see MILTON. -A harlot : see TART (B. Verb.' . -A counterfoil of a cheque. now ? 0. 1681. 1818. Worlde of Wordes. The Sportsman's Toast : POINTER AND STUBBLE. cushioned lordliness. 1887. Out whore ! STRUMPET . FORD. xxviii. = wanton . S. x6o8. Works. 700. 1611. STRUMPETED by the contagion. (old). You now Have caught a most notorious STRUMPET. iv. 52. (Old Cant).-To kick a football about. 1704. iv. Hallowe'en.-I. Letters on Educa- BuFFLE. E. STUBBLE. queane. Ibid. Poor Penthea's name is STRUMPETED. MIDDLETON. Betto. in evidence of Senator Sharon's maintenance of the plaintiff. 2. Poker Stories. LILLARD. pubic hair : subs. MARMION.The see FLEECE. SHAKSPEARE. drab. To 75. d. Ovid Travestie. Holland's Leaguer. 2. (1602). subs. BROWN. A strummer of wire.].To play badly on the harpsichord or any other stringed instrument. Our dullest and laziest youth. 1886. STRUMPETOCRACY = government by the privities . . subs. STUB. Hence STUBBooK=a book of counterfoils of cheques or other duplicate records.' Guitarring or STRUMMING. a gill.- 2.. BYRON. 1896. (Scots). whose vncurbed swing Many poor soules vnto confusion bring. v. TO TAKE A TURN IN THE STUBBLE= to copulate : see RIDE and GREENS. 1632-74. lox. STRUMPET. Villon's Good Night. Retort of Secretary of Treas. . 1787. (Felsted). tion.-The penis : see PRICK. also STRUM = to copulate (GRosE and BYRON) . GaulHere. s. . and THE STRUM (or STRAM). 1857. our stocks and STUBS.and Satyres. phr. ii. (venery). Consenting she. a STRUMPET. . a harlot. 136.to ejaculate before intromission . Thomas Moore. 1598. Guitars. 146. subs. 80. 1633. the millionaire's check STUBS. Misc. Cf. Verb. MIDDLETON. c. subs. NASHE. 1. (or STRUM). E/sig. . 1593. CARLyLE.' STRUM PET i5 Stubble. endeavoured to have produced in court. Shameless STRUMPETS. in high. (GRosE). HENLEY. BURNS. E. (old). Unf. (1890). (American). 2. You judes that clobber for the STEAM. Broken Heart. T. STRUT. 'To Thomas Moore. Trick to Catch. Syne. And to 'es venereous game he hastily flew. SHOOT OVER THE STUBBLE (or IN THE Rum). subs. ii. FLORIO. Keeping a saucy STRUMPET under my nose. but of life as honest. A mincing fool.. . RADCLIFFE. as verb= (I) to play the whore . A whore. 'I am no STRUMPET. his arerizde STRUNT he drew. and GRosE).

i. Assemblit were some the same in the fight. utensils : generic. Salem Chapel. New Eng. 1863. ta'en. KENNEDY. . 'A rry Beinmn'T. 1774. 1427-9. because I tuck a sheet off the bed to splice out the tablecloth.-In contempt for anything to be swallowed : spec. 'he's as well STUCK-UP in our schoolroom as anywhere else. A Closet 5. Tempest. . Hoosier Schoolmaster. this led to its sense of furniture. medicine.]. LILLARD. A certain STUFF. Paul Clifford. See STICK in various senses : also PIG.' Sez (B. Anturs of Arther and Sir Amadace [Camden Soc. . She was c.] STUCK. 1. of Books. 1360. STUBBLE IT. (colloquial). but ancient blood enough.To hold one's tongue (B. lxxxii. 143o. ph. E. When his party plank the STUFF down it's generally a moral. To STUBBLE ONE'S WHIDDS (or TO STUBBLE IT). purse-proud . Has she got the STUFF. 1778. Sailor?' he asked. phr. you ben. 272. (once literary. 'How did-did yoush get the STUFF. Lv-rroN.' said Mrs Squeers. dignity. SHAKSPEARE. GOULD.-. ix. (old). Belongings : furniture.Conceited . 1903. Betsy Bobbet. Poker Stories. Comedy of Errors. Wills and Inventories STUFFE of My11 houses of offices as panetre and buttre. 4. you wants to trick I. that's what I consider him. adj. 'He's a nasty STUCK-UP monkey. STUFFS. BRIDGES. Ibid. (Old Cant). 2. Mr Robinson instantly arrived at the determination that the stranger was STUCK-UP.-Money : generic (BEE). (old : still colloquial).-Nothing (GRosE and VAux). iv. 1839. v. dressed up like a doll.Pitted with small pox (GRosE). to get our STUFF aboard.ru m • iii. Also (rare) as subs. 3. Rich garments. STUBBLE YOUR WHIDS. A. and necessaries. is[?]. adj. 1827. These STUCKUPPY snipsters as jaw about quiet and peace. Burlesque Homer. Nicholas Nickleby. adv. The Natural History of STUCK-UP People [Title). STUCK-UP.' said Squeers. you deserve to cly the jerk for your patter. 2.S. and GRosE). (Old Cant). (old colloquial). 255. 1896. David Ha. 68. r. or importance. Cymbeeisse. The literary usage lingers in 'household-STUFF. The sailor had spent over ten dollars by this time. WESTCOTT. but they'll never do with us Dissenters. would cease The present power of life. 16 STUFF. She was so dog on STUCK-UP that she turned up her nose .' and in such a tributary sense as 'foodSTUFFS. EGGLESTON. i. . Sailor Tramp. Double Event. reverting to Nicholas. [OLIPHANT. iv. 'Supposing he is. 1879. verb. DeStr. SHAKSPEARE. whkh being BROWN STUDY. hey? 1891. Rivals. 1392. [Surtees Soc. now colloquial). 21. Them srucx-uP ways may do with the Church folks as can't help themselves. (1609). And restorit full stithly the STUFF of the Grekes.T. 1593. 75. DICKENS. subs. linens.' 1847. goods. MiLux-zN.E. OLIPHANT. 261.]. 67. Troy [E.]. (1830). STUB-FACED. Mr Fag? Is she rich. subs. SHERIDAN. Pelham. ?hr. but she didn't act STUCK-UP a mite. I.. 1605. assuming airs.Stubbs. 1899. 5o. 5775.i. it 6o. Away. SMITH.' ' bread-STUFFS' ( = raw material). STUFFE stands for equipment . i. Ibid. 162. . Hector had got no great store of STUFF Called cash. STUDY. STUBBS. Every sport with STUFF in his pockets and lots of good clothes. Stuff.

if meant to harm another . I have not paid a farthing of the money yet. GILBERT. 1725. (colloquial). prejudice. He eat as long as he could FARQuilAR. GOSSON. air- certain. I went to bed.--To tamper with returns by the surreptitious introduction into the ballot-box of bogus voting papers. in such phrases as ' STUFF !' = Rubbish ! ' 'STUFF AND NONSENSE!' = ' What ROT' (q.) : also STUFF-GOWN. S.. .-To gorge . Paradise Lost. . MALKIN. BEE. that's 2. Gil Blas [ROUT.v. sulky. my eating. trash-spoken or written. . Whence STUFFING (journalists')= superfluous matter. 114. pint bladders of STUFF. . and when I could STUFF no longer. . ..-(a) A simpleton. 903. They carry . but suppose they pronounced it bad ? why. . Did. As verb= to GAMMON (q. (prison).OR. A Deal of Ocean. . POWs.KIN. 1899.. xix. . used to fill a given space . What STUFFE is this? Harry Sir Wildair.i. i. Bawdry is STUFF. and STUFF. . (American political). W. (American). subs. And be some- 6. STUFFING. . 5. such STUFF FOOTE. MA t. W. sense 4. in the next room. less : malodorous. .Twaddle . 31. . is bloody STUFF. If 1802. Spec. 1809. verb. Ridiculous or deceitful talk . MARSHALL.KEN - Close . i. 58. Lab.): to fill full of lies. NONSENSE AND STUFF . etc. .. . fustian . She hearkened to his STUFF. STUFF' [Title of Legal Column]. Angry. iii. 1851-61. 1823. Some IS 11. Gil Bias [ROUTMy drinking kept pace with LEDGE]. all STUFF to say Sally's shoulders are much loaded.. Erasmus. . Unnatural STUFF! Sir Harry. You'll allow me to observe it's anything but STUFF AND NONSENSE. He had often eaten oysters. a weakling . 109.v. and STUFF. BECKETT.. . 1701. Turf S. and got ruinated. I doctor the STUFF. 2. (legal). Etiquette. 19 Feb. E. • . STUFFY. . 184. but had never had enough. I7 Stuling-ken. here To STUFF A BALLOT-BOX. -Tobacco. School of Abuses [ARBER]. i. BAILEY.Stuff 1819. . 1770.). LEDGE].V. these topics be insufficient habitually to supply what compositors call the requisite STUFFING. ISS8. 1897. statistics. i. Pall Mall Gas. See HEELER. It's 429. . Sir Harry. Land. There is a repose. i.). quot. John St. New Eng. obstinate. TAYI. adj. but the patient that's shaken. . . 17. MOORE. 1853. TO WOLF (q. 7. 1868. and a tidy sale some of them had.v. and STUFF.. (American). Hence STUFFER = a cheating teller. and GRosE). 66. As fulsome as a sack-posset. Tom Crib. then I maintained that it was infernal STUFF. 1. PADDING (q. victuals. .v. See STALL.-A Junior Counsel : as distinguished from SILK (q. and (b) a respectable citizen (thieves'). . Men. STUFF. when taken. If they commended a piece I was ravished . was to where on hand with a pistol if the hocussing turned out a muff. . See KNOCK 425. WHITEING. 278. STUFFER. (colloquial). TAYLOR. too 5. Verb. nounced to be we transpose].)! (B. He longed to lay him down upon the shelly bed.v. I see. 1809. MAYHEW. STU LING. (colloquial). they sung to the deaf Lame Lover [OLIpro- PHANT. Lady Lure. 1838. STUFF. 1579. . or jigger-STUFF (spirit made at an illicit still) . phr. It isn't The STUFF. 'Silk and 4. Still Waters. that. Sandy tipp'd him a dose of that kind. Roberds. recourse is to be had to amusive anecdotes.

'The Merry STUMER . WARD. 2. DICKENS. and they STUMP off into the bar. Ingolds.r. EGAN. HALIBURTON. MARSHALL." STUMPY. penny trumpet. The reader may guess did not STIR MY STUMPS. that's a fact. Then cease your canting sobs and groans. that's a Bowstreet runner. . My trusty old crony. 18 1809. In pi. 47. heavily.-Generic whether I 344. Hudibras. if fit occasion be offered. STUMBLE. do STUMP UP three thousand once more as a loan. 2. Ibid. I. I dare say-but I'll make them STIR THEIR STUMPS. . BRIDGES.' Why don't you ask your old governor to STUMP UP ? Ibid. Redly. .' and Rhino '). WEBSTER. 48. As verb=to walk : spec. LYTTON. 1821. SCOTT. Hud. . 1609. STUMER note . Sfilder. BARHAM. g-inia. Heart of Midlothian. . stiffly. on Burl. 1860. 1818. STUMER cheque. subs. 1837. . . How should we bustle forward ? Give some counsel How to BESTIR OUR STUMPS in these cross ways. (old). to increase one's speed. ii. exempt him from being prest a souldier hee has quite lost the use of his STUMPS. 1836. I. 1705. 4. I can bestir my STUMPS as soon as another. I had not long..' Reduced to despair. . 1640. Make haste. BRAITHWAITE. She shall STUMP UP the rubbish before I leave her. Hoop. or noisily . Two Lancashire Lovers. STIR YOUR STUMPS. was STUMPED and hard up. x Feb. put to shift (GRosF. Secrets Worth Know- But common prudence would bid you STUMP IT. LEDGE]. xiii. [He] . TO PAY ON THE sTumP=to disburse readily and promptly. a worthless cheque. 142. 17. C. 1675. STUMP. Times. Burlesque Homer. Walkins Tottle. Hallo. and had given her as security a STUMER in the shape of an unfinished history of Corsica. My cove . . Law of Drinking-. . Funny Fellow. STUMPED across the room. = legs. how should he then possibly keepe his march ? 1633." Blunt. Burl. Sk. . STUMER tricks . 5. 1902. Stump. . STUMP IT. 1841. His long practice of the pot has Afifilus and Vir- Web of I'll go bail we wouldn't ha' got another half-mile on our STUMPS. Getting up on STUMP and huckle. It's the dandy. 1857. on City Stones.. (common). Tale of a Trumfiet. 262. . also STUMPY (GROSE). I. i. they ransomed themselves by the payment of sixpence a head. by Boz. 3. He had borrowed a few hundred franks from her. I. 1617. Spanish. ii. i. He with the foe began to buckle. 247. It's the regular charge At a Fancy Fair for a 183[?].) . ing-. my kiddy.-I. Tale of a Tub. MALKIN. JoNsoN. forked out the STUMPY. Those fat STUMPS thou walkst upon. my boots to shine. . Hence as verb (or TO STUMP UP)= to pay . First Cabdriver. 926.. 1774. 1891. II. He rose from his seat.. BESTIRR'D MY STUMPS and Marrowbones. (1no). 1897. ' Old Woman in Grey. 1. 70.[ROUT- subs. 1Vight and Morning-. for sham : spec. BUTLER. MORTON. A parcel of lazy chaps. young chip. Real Lift. For not to enlarge. . . 1. The guard picks him off the POIne. xxvi. iii. 8. . STU M ER. 1798. (old). or. I guess our great nation may be STUMPED to produce more eleganter liquor than this here. 1663. Gil Bias. to adopt his own figurative expression . i. as Mellida can expect no lesse then all successe to her desires. and sets him on his legs.Stumble. Clockmaker. Leg. See TRUCKLE-BED. And STIR YOUR STUMPS to save your bones.Money : generic . i S. ii. Sfi. coach top. and to answer her letter with such speedy cheerefulnesse. MARRIOTT-WATSON. whence TO STIR ONE'S STUMPS=to bestir oneself. xii. STUMER stake . Tom Brown's Schooldays. COTTON. 7 May.' (Save its synonyms. hard-up. 3. This makes him STIRRE HIS STUMPS. 1835. (or PUT TO ONE'S STUMPED sTumPs)=poor. HUGHES.

63. II. with such derivatives as STUMP-ORATOR. R. 1853. recollect. so disgraced as not to be 'placed. . As subs.v. crack. 18 44. . a chair. Though not clear which STUMP I'LL TAKE. Ing-olds. . MARSHALL. Rabelais.1 1843. (colloquial). . In the annals of the absolutely STUMPED.' carelessly answered Sir Aubrey. Brought to Bay. 5 Ap. 1900. Punch. xxiii. My note was a STUMPER to Sally . STUMP. How much is the captain going to STUMP UP? 1897. in a derogatory sense.' said Daly.' 1838. That beastly Euclid altogether STUMPS me. we often mount the stump only figuratively .v. 1837. ' A cant CARLTON.' to be STUMPED. etc. 1862.). 'Don't you know our history ?— haven't you heard. Thompson of Indiana. . (common). . 'And my father and mother?' breathlessly demanded Julian. r. (q. locks again. UP A TREE (q. UP A STUMP=corifounded.V. Down with the STUMPY . (venery). Sometimes we make the best STUMP SPEECHES On horseback. . juicy rump Well tickled with my CARNAL STUMP. and Oh an absolute sense) to ruin. New Purchase. 21 June. MoTTEux.' 1835. 3. one of the most popular STUMP SPEAKERS of the day. not to know where To go. . When you see a politician extra full of patriotism. I think I shall try the dodge . —To challenge. - Major Jones's Courts14 . so she got Jess to explain it. Christowell. KINGSLEY. XIV. xi.. on one's own account : now general. 19 Stump. Hence STUMPER (STUMP ORATOR or STUMPSPEAKER)=(I) an electioneer . Verdant Green. 3. and spec. [WORCESTER: phrase '. Hence braggart (BAILEY 1748. . as Crocky would say to Jem Bland. 'There I'm STUMPED. i. In stead of STUMPING his antagonist by launching out his cash. ROBB. 1856. 'Don't speak loud. my dear fellow. V.). 'to be nowhere. 2. HOOK.—A blockhead : see BuFFLE. Ponies. to swagger. Dow. Did. when I've STUMPED the examiner I can wear my own . and I . Sermons. Heavens and earth ! thinks I. Originally backwoods electioneering. 11. Whether I'm Slavery's advocate. of course. but not necessarily.lever was SO STUMPED. 'Positively STUMPED. and the like. defy. BRADLEY. Gilbert Gurney. and (2) a bombastic SPOUTER (q.' said I. or pretend to great matters. puzzle. a whiskey-barrel. . 1847. To boast . we are STUMPED! STUMPED. STUMPER =a puzzler . 1882. Also TO GO ON THE STUMP (or TO TAKE THE STUMP). 4.Stump. New York Herald. s. boast. 1848. BOUNCE .' Or. and stuffed with STUMP SPEECHES. almost unconsciously repeating the quaint. you had heard of it. But. Blinkinsop has bolted. NEAL. I hope To see some brawny. he shakes a portentous fist under his nose. .v. We had of course a passion for STUMP SPEAKING. Or Liberty's apostle. 211. STUMP-SPEECH. —1. .—The penis : see PRICK. I thought. (AMERICAN) = an attempt to puzzle or confound . you may take it for granted he wants office either for himself or for some particular friend. (American). 1694. Ibid. 1849. and the affair is settled. Alton Locke. . or confound . They say it ain't a bad thing . Also CARNAL STUMP. To be all 'abroad. Squatter Life. (old). 135. what does all this mean? I knowed I hadn't done any thing to be put in prison for. Frequently. DYCHE. . Leg.—To travel the country for the purpose of making partizan or personal speeches from stumps or other improvised platforms. to get your head shaved.). to SWAGGER STUMPER=a and DYCHE). That STUMP shall be colossal . 132. Verb. . and very good STUMP SPEECHES are delivered from a table. . 'Letter from Washington. W. ii. BARHANI. I. III. a tizzy for a pot of half-and-half. SAVAGE. but wofully expressive word. Charcoal Sketches. BLACKMORE.' The Hon.

subs.' 1874. 1877. subs. Punch. i. 1890.phr. Lab. 19 STUNNER. a CORKER (q. STUN LAW.' I have no other name but that it was a STUNNER. good. 5. Small cricket : played with a stump. etc. 2. (Tonbridge STUMPER.v. etc. Siliad. 193. . (back slang). 6 Oct. — A wicketkeeper. 1. Boston Jo. 1857. The girl is say. If a constitution was to grow up strong. 1900. and so on. He wears a finger. (American). and depended too much ON THE STUMP.).' MitiaS. STUNNER. STURDY-BEGGAR. . confound. STICK AND STONE. May. (colloblockhead : see Love in a 1762. (colloquial). Walnuts. You you hop-o'-mythumb.' said Jack . . (or quial). 29. STUMP-OF-THE-GUTTER. astonish. This is a so to speak. and follering swells ON THE STUMP. 'Those short skirts. Tom . 1884. Mill on the Floss. old chump.. Squatter's BoLDREwooD.v. She's a smart gin when she's away from grog.—To cheat . A husband must for you from Liliput come. (common). BICKERSTAFF. subs. strikingly large. 11.). You get on 1853. . subs. 'They're perfectly STUNNING. Lady Dashout. (Old Cant). Trotting-s subs. (colloquial). O'HARA. To STUN OUT OF 1860.Stumper. 16. Snobs. the blokes Golden Nell. THE REGuLARs=to swindle a man of his share of booty. 'beggars that rather demand than ask' (GRosE). STUNNING. Village. BRADLEY. subs. . STUN. . — see Generic for astonishment : amazWHOPPER. OUIDA. STUMP-0'-THE-GUTTER.. STUNNING fawny on his STUMP AND RUMP. WHITTY. 471. . 102.—a sockdolager.' 1863.— subs. 3. phr. — Completely : STOCK AND BLOCK. THACKERAY. STUNNINGLY. Held in Bondage. School). Me doing the sawdusty reglar. Fr. the peerless belle . 'He had seen her at the Crystal Palace ? and she was sure he had applauded—so kind!' ' Why—yes. perplex. 1872. xxv. —See quot. Dream. 1884. E. ROOT AND BRANCH. must be simply delightful to walk in. and a STUNNER at cutting out on a camp. squat. 9. TO PUT THE STUNNERS ON = tO 1848. MAYHEW. 245. inconsiderately laughed . dumpy. STU PE). . . . Fancy. I think you are a STUNNER. — 1. Bohemia. Free Lance. At Harrow STUMPS. . to DO (q. Verdant Green. For the performance of Gettin' up Stairs. . (colloquial). adv. .—Currency issued by certain banks of doubtful credit prior to the Civil War (BARTLETT). 20 Sturdy-beggar. Greeley's too great a roarer.' Lady Jack. ELIOT. 1764. ix Oct. and told her she was a STUPID. and so on.—A Bu FFLE. she is a STUNNER. of a Tenderfoot. PHILLIPPS-WOLLEY. Giglamps. Lond.—` The fifth and last of the most ancient Order of Canters' (B. STUPID STUMP-TAIL CURRENCY. I. STUPE? Was ever such a poor verb. (old). it didn't want forcing with a lot of STUMP-SPOUTER'S rubbish. i. the idol of the West. phr. phr.. 1. See STUMP. 30 Nov. Figaro. (thieves').): see WHOPPER. 2. with an eye on STUMPY = short. STUNNING= ing.—Anything that bowls out . 1851-61.

do . JONSON. SUBURB-WENCH (DRAB.v. in my conscience she went forth with no dishonest intent. MINION OF THE SUBURBS = a STALLION London.)=a whore .). JoNsoN. Also STIR. subs. pugs. lady. City Madam. plump. Anat. Dwell I but in the SUBURBS of your good pleasure ? If it be no more. 1572. Come. subs. (thieves'). we'll dine together. swaggering. ' God Save the King ! ' (and doubtless do) many of them play the filthy persons.v. 1569. ii.. ay. where. Man in Humour. 1583. which is the term used here for money. (4) a subject . spec. STRYPE. phr. But shall all our houses 1596. New Wonder.' Ay. SINNER. 1632. E. gamesters. BECKETT. and STURDY BEGGARS within the meaning of the Act of Elizabeth. SUB-BEAU (or DEMI-BEAU). Order of City of Those that were Vagabonds.v. I know them. Sweet 1605. Julius Ccesar. Measure for Measure. 2. 1632.). (q. i. btfOr. (old). subs. if thou'lt hear. subs.—Generic . [See quot. (2) a subordinate . SUBURBAN Sue ROSA. 1866. 8. Sixpenny truckers. In the fields and altern . By a statute of the Commonwealth. Like loyal SUBS. —Secretly . (American) a State prison. confidentially. Ev. (3) a subscription . T EuicKERAv. HENLEY. (The Leys School). Bartholomew Fair.). Diet. [Encyclo. and adj. En0. See SHADOW. they have GARDENS wherein they may STYX.Sturiben. SUBURB-TRADE STURIBEN (or STURIBIN). = harlotry . HARRIS [Evidence before Totness Election Commission]. and STURDY BEGGARS. SUBLIME RASCAL. ROARERS. Woman Hater. TRICKS. 1656. as sugar and paint are used elsewhere. 2. SUBSTANCE. (1607). i. phr.--` A wou'd-befine. See quots. ask for SUB. subs. 21 SUBURB. 2. after walk abroad Unto my SUBERB GARDEN.v. SUBURB ( = wanton) SUBURB( = blackguard) HUMOUR. . Abuses. 1866. and (b) a private FUCKERY (q.] Thus HOUSE IN THE SUBURBS = a brothel . .. soft WENCH OF THE SUBURBS. 1822. No longer was he heard to sing. of resort in the be pulled down ? 1. and used to distinguish 'beggars able to work' from 'beggars impotent to serve '. (colloquial). BEAumoNT. 1. vagabonds. 1. 1887. 1614. and fiddlers and minstrels. 'all and every idle and dissolute persons. Of the East. This is no GARDEN-HOUSE. s. iii. STuBBs. SUB. ROWLEY. 1. 2. You bleeding bonnets. 57. Portia is Brutus' harlot. What hath he to do in Constantinople? Ibid. 1838. MASSINGER.) SUBURBAN ROARER =a bawdy-house bully. As verb (workmen's)=to draw money in advance. —A lawyer : see Pul. (old colloquial). GREENBAG. —A prison . if you have any friend. and suss. 5. SUBURB-JUSTICE = money is right' . or GARDENHOUSE. I'll read my heart to thee. for disorder and loose-living. (1659). 1862. S HAKSPEA RE. because she's juicy and wholesome. and (5) see quot. A term occurring in the Act 14 Eliz. ii. Villon' s Good-Night. etc. phr.' were adjudged rogues. hence =a vagrant or tramp. mock a plain. SUBURBS Ibid. they were to carry to Bridewel. V.]. I am yours to command in all secret service. The MINION OF THE SUBURBS. Paradise Lost. vagrant and wandering from their usual place of living or abode without sufficient cause or business. 1607. not his wife. —A subs. It Will do well for a SUBURB HUMOUR. (colloquial). 1603. SUBURB GARDEN (or GARDEN-HOUSE)= a petite maison : (a) a lodging for a KEEP (q. SUBURBES of the cities. When we were suss together in camp in 1803. xxvi. subs. The voters London Prodigal. (B. Suburb.—(i) A sub- urinal. C.

that has stole two silver spoons.v. (venery). Also (2) a small draught : see quot. a scoundrel.v.-A mistress. SUCK-cAsA=a public house. madam. . [DoDsLEv. POWER OF SUCTION = capacity for BOOZING. There's a wench has her susuRp TRICKS about her. s. 1. Pickwick.v..-A breast pocket (GRosE). Sfiaragus Garden. WARD. sir . 43. we'll take rattle and brush. and before man alone.-I. subs. who in some GARDEN-HOUSE. COTTON. .). Forest Life.1 Man. -BOTTLE. DICKENS. A dronkard : a SUCKSPIGGET : a great drinker. Dow.Dict. sucKY=drunkish . My glasses Cut . 1709. for a Damn'd Derby-Ale Sot . 1625.. as I walk Naked between my SUCCUB2E. a trick : also SUCK-IN. I warrant you.. That little swine Manders . Has help'd the Rascal to a Clap. that sits o' the skirts o' the city and lives by't. Crew. (Old Cant). I. . Hence RUM .-A thieving hanger-on . 'Wine or strong Drink' (B. Old Plays (REED). We'll go and SUCK OUR FACES. COTGRAVE. ii. a notable drunkard. Wery good power o' 1836.s. Also TO SUCK ONE'S FACE= g to delight in drinking' (B.)=a greenhorn. Tribune [BARTLETT]. ii. xi. Out upon you. ' No house? nor no tobacco?' 'Not a SUCK. 1. Alchemist.v. Glossary. iv. if SUCKERDOM continued thirsty. xxiii. 25. c. C. 1625. a harlot. MIDDLETON.. Whence TO SUCK UP TO=to insinuate into one's good graces : ci: BUMSUCKER. SUBURBS. where. 1758. (University). . 'so you don't try to SUCK me IN there. MASSINGER. that life is all moonshine. SUCK. E. 109. E. . Terreefi/ius. it has been shown that one distiller in Ohio. Stalky & Co. In resisting the tax on whiskey.Succuba. who makes 8000 gallons a day. ii. . New Way.' said the driver . I700.' subs. [is] always SUCKIN' UP TO King. (old). . a SUCKE-PINTE or swill-pot. Mayor of Quin. but if they toute us. In the unless they are much slandered. 1678.). CLAVERS.v. . Nomenclator. 9. and SUCKER (q. 120. 1822. a dupe : see SUCKING. Diet. 1696. 1. (old). c. (common). but if we be Smelt. SUCTION. 161r. MARMION. nor the remainder of a single can.v. BROME. -A toady : cf. SUCK. such a Swill-Belly SUCKBOTTLE.-a grand SUCK IN. Or else some dirty SUBURBDRAB. As verb=to tipple. 1682. many ntrigues were carried on. 316. by the People of the House. NARES. This SUCKER thinks nane wise But him than can to immense riches rise. i. SUCTION =BOOZE (q. To SUCK IN= tO TAKE IN (q. ii. -a monstrous humbug. Surprizes her. 1900. d. -POT. 1640. 4. to multiply the figures. E. RADCLIFFE. 2. Ebriosus . Taking his lustful time. 'I ain't bound to drive nobody in the middle of the night. SUCCUBA. Sammy. SUBURBS the citizens had their GARDENS and banqueting HOUSES. A Guiney to me was no more Than Fifteen Pence to a SUBURB WHORE. 1862. 1585.): hence TO LIVE ON SUCTION = to drink hard . RAAISAY. and GRosE). 3. SUCK-SPIGOT (-PINT. I can't help saying it confidentially. Sermons. Some SUBURBE JUSTICE 1661. 1610.600 a year.v. 132. S. would pay into the treasury $375. -A cheat . Fine Con0anion. 3. 1633. Virgil TM VeStie (1770). Constant Couitsle. we must Scower off. General Mistake. . etc. B. FARQUHAR. SUCCUBUS. let's go to Drink and be merry. joNsoN. flumeur.SUCK = excellent tipple . Here's an old SUCCUBUS.' 1856. 1842. Cant. KIPLING. iv. 22 Suck. N Y. Poems.) . SUCKER. or -CAN) =a confirmed tippler : also SUCKER SUCKERDOM= the world of topers . to SOAK (q. subs.

19 Oct. MONKEY and SUGAR- (venery). ought to live. oft-repeated warnings. 2. SUCKER. Cincinnatti Enquirer. 'Children SUCK the mother when young. SUCKERS .g. iii. 1856. V. to sard or to spin . 1599. Bal. subs. hang me up by the heels for a RABBITSUCKER. . etc. To Verb. TO SUCK ONE'S BRAINS = to find out all one knows (GRosE). 1882. Hence SUCKER =a PONY (q. Poker Stories. 1887. (common).v. SOIlle buds of youthful purity .' 1896. i. II Jan. to TEACH ONE'S FATHER to get children. . a SPONGER (q. IV. A SUCKER had no more chance against those fellows than a snowball has in a redhot oven. —A native of Illinois (which = the SUCKER STATE: see STATE). hoosiers. Ponies. FRANCIS. Every deck was marked. There is a swarm of SUCKERS. — 1. any youngling : e. See STICK. verb=to sponge upon : whence TO SUCK DRY = to exhaust : cf. . 23. 1591. ii. See SUCKER. Anyone who will get those French and English SUCKERS to invest good money out here. 1848. whose sole study appears to be to see how much they can get without the least physical exertion. Sermons. prefer an olde cony before a RABBETSUCKER.—A SUCKING pig. 1854. (common). 4 . —The penis : see Also SUCK . (American University). a RABBIT . and an ancient henne before a young chicken peeper. 54.).. Of the scaly tribe. and draw them. corncrackers and wolverines eternally on the qui vive in those parts. to the Douglas gathering at Quincy. EndyntiOn.—To instruct an expert . —To use a CRIB (q. 4. mugwump has made SUCKERS of us again with his cracks about coming into the league. despite . . so majestically. to sup sour milk. .). v. by the magic of their music. LILLARD. SWALLOW = the female privity. . proverbial saying. Saddle and Mocassin. subs. verb. MARSHALL. See GRANDMOTHER and add the following quotation and analogous PHRASES : — TO TEACH one's GRANNIE to grope her ducks. .Suck. 79. goldasted . N. (trade). Also BUMSUCKER (q. Also Ii ne faut pas apprendre aux poissons a nager= You must not TEACH FISH to swim. 1598. (American political) = a blackmailer. New York Semi-Weekly Tribu ne. Stray Subjects. DURIVAGE. I may mention those SUCKERS belonging to the body loaferish. SAVAGE. 23 Sucker. LVLV. Tribune. .).SUCKER = a young rabbit. Such men always take it for granted that an Englishman is a SUCKER.v.). both in word and matter. The . Close as a RABBIT-SUCKER from an old coney. Y. A parasite . extract ideas or money TO PUMP (q. Dow. Spec. that never rise to the surface of respectability. For SUCKERS the demand was not very brisk. Were engaged TO LECTURE GRANDMAS ON THE ART OF SUCKING EGGS.).v.g. Two Angry Women of Abingdon [STEEvENs].AND PRICK. Lex. Illinois. 3. Also (old). To TEACH ONE'S GRANDMA (or GRANNIE) TO SUCK EGGS. PORTER. 1887. . I 2.—I. Also SUCK. 2.): e. 1900. . I Hen. buckeyes. If thou dost it half so gravely. SHAKSPEARE. Brought to Bay. phr. Standard. 1897. to talk old to one's elders (RAY. .v. (American). A band of music was sent thirty miles to wake up the sleepy SUCKERS. (common). The 1888. 3 Sep. and the father when old. swallowed the hook so clumsily baited.v.

V. (Winchester). phr. no huge overgrown abbey-lubber . and nobody took notice of you. . FLETCHER. subs. 2. Farewell. etc. SUDDEN DEATH. (University). a cuNNILINGIST (q. Shirley. according to the old saying. How fond soever . My enemies are but SUCKING criticks. 'Gee ho. subs. so taking . S. (colloquial). Nov. cf: 1680. .. Death and Daphne. SUFFERER. and money gone in goods. I. verb. SOAPY- (and SUCKSTRESS). (prov. SUCKSTER 459. (common). And helpless IN THE SUDS to leave you. SUCKING. . Merry Songs and Ballads (1897). xiv.). . Pynsent? ' Ibid. THE SUDDS. and there subs. SUGAR. BRIDGES. He calls out. IN THE SUDS. See SUCK and SUCKING. SU ETTY-ISAAC. And leaves my lady IN THE sups. 1737. 1619. Good Newes and Bad Newes. Will you forsake me now and leave me I' THE SUDS? 1622. or the first toss to decide? SUDDEN DEATH.— Young. 3. 1706. . and SUCTION. Andrew. Also (rhyming) SUGAR-ANDHONEY. perplexed . Pendennis. FIELDING.FYST. because you was put at the end of the table. . We have just touched for a rattling stake of SUGAR at Brum. 'Rather a shy place for a SUCKING county member. (Old). he makes no tiresome stay with her . [Title. Wooden World.V.1842. (old). 1849. 1617. he leaves her I. said. (common). 1730.v. MAGINN. Sieanisk Friar. 7. . SWIFT. she . (colonial). —Suet pudding : also ISAAC. — In mock pity — ' Do you SUFFER much ?' subs. subs. Hume-vessie). Which is it to be—two out of three. .—See quot. 648. (old colloquial).—A loser. 1862. —A parasite (COTGRAVE. Dobbin' [FARMER. 1730. subs.) SUCKER SuCKET. SUCKING LAWYER. — A tailor. (venery). . THACKERAY. Newconzes . 24 Sugar. 6. 204]. . of his dear Duck's Company. . Now land is sold. I am IN THE SUDDES.—See SPATCH • COCK. subs. SUDS. .— Sweetmeats : cf. Away the frighted spectre scuds. looked upon as SUCKING SAINTS. as at Newmarket. xxv. and SUCKING DOVE = a dupe or simpleton (GRosE and BEE). ii. Burlesque Homer. (1855). but sure it is Gods doing. Whene'er he wanted to deceive you. SUCK. DRYDEN. SUFFER. Cf. unexperienced. Preface. All for Love. 2. This is no Father Dominie. or Phaeton IN THE SUDS. callow : SUCKER = a greenhorn. Tumble-down Dick. . (common). The lord Coke is left IN THE SUDS. And then I left pumping a good Reason why. this is but a diminutive SUCKING FRIAR. WARD. —A crumpet or Sally Lunn. See SUCK. angry (GRosE). SUCKING-NELSON ( = a midshipmite). ay. will soon be an end of it. I suppose you're a young barrister. Bob Burke's Duel. adj. (prison). 1668. Wild Goose Chase. Mr. . Cornhill Ma. 3. SUCTION.— Troubled . I worked at her pump till the SUCKER grew dry. 1849. iii. who would fain be nibbling ere there teeth are come. BRoNTE.—A practitioner of irrumation . .Suck-fyst. or that sort of thing. DRYDEN. Wagg . POET-SUCKER. Broadside Song. — Money : generic : see RHINO. 2. Perdere quos vult Jupiter prius dementat. The very curates . phr. (common). . Letter [Nares]. said I.] 1774. phr.

—Flattery . GAMMON (q. UNICORN. half a sheep for a shilling. did you defraud them? One species of imposition is said to be a prime SUIT. SUGARED. JEAMES = footman. 1785. etc. . (colloquial). A SUIT OF MOURNING= two black eyes (GRosE). (old). is called giving it to him upon the humble sum 2.V. SUGAR-STICK BRIGADE. etc. . 273. 'Well — I'm SUGARED!' 3. (GRosE). 48. SUGAR-LOAF. phr. subs. naming the ground of his application. verb. With devotion's visage And pious action we do SUGAR o'er The devil himself. RANDOM. Also as verb. I. To SUCK THE SUGAR-STICK = to subs. 1887.Mard. 1901. SUICIDE. See HAIR. adj. —The penis see PRICK (GROSE). AINSWORTH. — A common name for a general servant or SLAVEY (q. 2. SHAKSPEARE. ii. SUIT. (old). The face of this gentleman was strikingly marked by a SUIT of enormous black WHISKERS that flowed together and united under his chin. phr. a SUIT ( =full head) OF HAIR. and got the SUGAR ' . phr. subs. See subs. Romance of Wool I hear him sing out sold again. JuDD. SUGAR-BASIN. and GRosE). Troddles. 38. (thieves'). subs. to shirk while pretending to row hard.' Trade.): cf. To use great submission and respect in asking any favour of another. 1870.v. 2. and ever and again he murmured in profound astonishment . SUIT TO A HAIR. E. subs. etc. receive a man. 1839. subs.. SUKEY-TAWDRY 'a slatternly female in fine tawdry' (GRosE). Jack Ske. — Generic for completeness : e. SUIT-AND-CLOAK. I draw'd him of a quid upon the SUIT of so and so. (common). ing). In general synonymous with game . subs. or upon what pretence.— A high-crowned hat : conical like a SUGAR-LOAF. He stood there aghast with his mouth wide open . BONWICK. phr. . — Four horses driven in a line . Margaret. would say. (common). 1596. (old). s.—i. Sukey. or to speak in more intelligible language. A person having engaged with another on very advantageous terms to serve or work for him. See quot. A SUIT ( =a complete set) OF TEETH . phr. (q. what SUIT did you give it to 'em upon in what manner did you rob them. . S UGAR-BASIN = the female pudendum see MONOSYLLABLE. subs.). HARUMSCARUM. SUGAR-CANDY. (rhymSee SUGAR-STICK.—Brandy. (common).Sugar-candy. A (BEE). as. will declare that he is upon a good SUIT.).—AstonGAMMONED ished. a watch and seals. (old). kettle (military). SUGAR-STICK.v. Vulgar Tongue. (Old Cant). Verb. . (rowing). 2.—To malinger at the oars . See TANDEM. iii.g. SUKEY. phr.—The Ordnance Store Corps. GROSE. (venery). To SUGAR OFF.—' Good store of Brandy or any agreable Liquor. —See quot. Bargaining with a pickpocket for a SUIT. let down Gutter-lane' (B. another a queer SUIT: a man describing the pretext he used to obtain money from another. (American). Hamlet.—i. 25 SUIT. perplexed . 1.v.—To amount to : in speaking of large sums of money.

. 'what do ye stand glowering there for ? ' adj. (Scots). If the state . HOT. So the poor man was cruelly beaten. this novel]. WARM. Works. q. vii. Zn the Blood. (common). A one-horse chaise or carriage. Rich. 330. Leg. § x. Mid. LILY. Reynard the Fox. 156. 1837. A proper man AS ONE SHALL SEE IN A SUMMER'S DAY. SHAKsPEARE. (old). phr. 4. -A simpleton : see BUFFLE. 1632. 84. On the denyall Ahab falls SULLENSICK. Pirate. 1849-50. subs. SULTRY. xv. The country doctor's ancient SULKY.. or GOT THE SUN IN ONE'S EYES). perhaps unpleasant : cf. j subs. See MUMPSIMUS. Williams i. SHAKSPEARE. subs.-An action of assumpsit. xvi. 11. etc.-As nice (proper. Captain SUMPH (one of the characters in subs. Josefilt Andrews. the possession of it will make it more SULTRY for you. of East. HACKET.. (colloquial). ) AS ONE CAN SEE IN A SUMMER'S-DAY. Mother Bombie (1632). 7. SUMMER-BIRD. . Let them die that age and SULLENS have. LILY. exciting. ' Lord of Thoulouse. As FINE a fat thriving child AS YOU SHALL SEE IN A SUMMER'S DAY. -A game for amusement only. Scholehouse of Women. 1. SUN. Hence SUMPHISH = stupid. SULLENS SUMMER'S-DAY. GROSE). 6. Also SUMMER-CABBAGE= a woman [cf. SCOTT. consider and see. If you can't beat that stupid old SUMPH with his tea. 1592. A very sumPH art thou.v. iii. phr. GOODLY. d. Sackful of News. SUMMER-GAME. If his Majesty were moody. 1580. gloomy. subs. I wis. SULKY. (old). Pisgah Sight. PoitS. phr.Sulky. 1901.-Lively. NAYLOR. II. (legal).' Put your conjuring cap on. SUMPSY. Dream. lie SULLEN-SICK of Naboth's vineyard. etc. -Drunk : see SCREWED (RAY. Eufihues. A cuckold [CUCKOO. 317. . WHITTIER. II. subs. SUMPSIMUS. 1560. 1742. 1655. WALKER. Peftdenni. he would fetch him out of that SULLEN with a pleasant jest.-In pl. i. iii.]. 37. or with another's money. [A lady =the sulks. 'And 1833. you. Fallacies. Ingolds. phr. and made a SUMMER'S BIRD. SUMPH. 1673. subs. As NICE (PROPER.) as may be : cf. 26 Sun. DAY'S-MARCH. Night's 1. iv. They say hee is as goodly a youth at the pridge AS ONE SHALL SEE IN A SUMMER'S DAY. the lawyer is perchance not sent for. FIELDING. 1892. FULLER. (colloquial). 2. phr. ibid.S. I see not the least infirmity in her. If she be not SICK OF THE SULLENS. i. SULLEN. A long and desperate fit of THE SULLENS. BEEN IN THE SUN (or SUNSHINE. MASSINGER. d. ADAMS. BARHAM. 1597. Some other knave Shall dub her husband a SUMMER-BIRD. 1692. 1650. and not inclin'd to his propositions. (American gaming). 104. (colloquial). Anyway. (old). ye silly sumpH. etc. supra and CABBAGE (or GREENS) = copulation]. but gone to. As prave words AS YOU SHALL SEE IN A SUMMER'S DAY. THACKERAY. -Diarrhcea. 1821. LAMB. SUMMER-COMPLAINT. 139. 1594. capable of holding but one person : called by the French a desobli:geante' (GRosE). iS] SICK OF THE SOLENS. Countess.. (or SICK OF THE SULLEN-SICK)= very 258. .' she said to poor Yellowley. EMI& (1599). 1844. Henry V.

I. Jests. Paradise Lost. SUNDAY-SAINT. (common). verb. the 1546. 2. To drink before noon. GASKELL. 75. SCh00h/taSier. and not to bind himself daily by orderly study . He was in that condition which his groom indicated with poetic ambiguity by saying that 'master HAD BEEN IN THE SUNSHINE. phr. the old man (=the penis) has got his Sunday clothes on ' : see HORN.' 105.FELLOW. but he comes a day after the faire for that. subs.v. 2. Clothes kept for use on Sundays and holidays . phr. hackneyed . (colloquial). You are on the high road to fortune . best clothes. DAVIES. unbeautiful. Old Curiosity She''. And wash the lEthiop white. 1857. 137. But it may be Munday thinkes himselfe Sundayes fellow because it followes Sunday. and GRosE) . Fames. 1570. SUNDAY-BEST (Or -CLOTHES). Superficial . 'Her SUNDAY CLOTHES. Alm (cornBum. ASCHAM. MALKIN. fairly sosselled on beer. 1612.' 1897. Glossary. whose mind receives as transient an impression from what they read as the face does from subs. —See quot. (old). V.—I. E. to compare with that holy day. SUN DAY'S. Methinks should make that SUN-BURNT proverb false. In his SUNDAY JACKET drest. 1611. phr. TARLETON. HEYWOOD. xlv. 'Twas simply a caution to snakes. MONTH OF SUNDAYS and QUEEN DICK. 2. all in her SUNDAY BEST. subs. 11.—The posteriors : see SUN DAY. 1897. 45. (common). Gil Bias [ROUT. But to dwell in epitomes and books of common places. SUNNE SHINETH. ELIOT. mon). for fear of arrests' (GRosE).—To seize an opportunity. curiously to superficial scholars. Also SUNDAY GIRL= a WEEK-END (q. Stipp. (venery). To MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES. by which expression he was understood to convey to his hearers. MARSHALL. Proverbs. subs. One who goes abroad on that day only. Ship of Fools (1874). . When 1809. 1866. Ascham applies the word SUNBURNT. WEI3STER. (old).—An erecto penis : as in the phrase. — One who roisters through the week and pulls a long face on Sunday. phr. It is a dowry. push forward. s. the information that he had been extremely drunk. 296. Last night he had had 'the SUN very strong IN HIS EYES ' . To GET THE SUN OVER THE FOREYARD. White Devil.v. 1509. See SHOW-SUNDAY. SUNDAY FACE. 1838. SUNDAY. Pontes.—A prostitute's bully. LEDGE]. DICKENS. 27 Sunday's-fellow.) mistress. Having many(male) children' (B. x881. verb. (old proverbial). Mrs Gibson was off. whose learning is gotten in a summer heat. phr. 1. ii. Wives and Daughters. (old). She was thick in the clear. See KNIGHT. fellow saies Tarlton.—I. maketh so many seeming and SUNBURNT ministers as we have . SHOOT. . And perch'd up higher than the rest.Sunburnt. exposure to the summer sun. i.—IN THE SUN is poetical license. One asked Tarlton why Munday was called Sundaies Because he is a sausie fellow. phr. MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES. and (3) 'CLAPPED' (GROSE). BE BESY about your hay WHILE PHEBUS IS SHINING. 30. adj. (nautical). SUNBURNT. Her SUNDAY BEST was her week-day worst. 1840. in the most delicate manner possible. subs. MAKE HAY. and is next after . (old colloquial). and washed away with a Christmas snow again. BECKETT. BARCLAY. MARSHALL.MAN. . Janet's Repentance.

phr. (or SUPER). subs. and a qualified SUNDODGER according to the regimental signalling instructor. 143. 256]. they were sent to the travellers' hut for shelter and to the storekeeper or cook for the pannikin of flour.) and SUNDOWNER. And you saw the SUNDOGS in the haze. subs. . A supernumerary : whence SUPER-MASTER = the director of the supernumeraries : also as verb..'-men who loaf about till sunset. 13. See subs. The good fog heaved like a splitten sail. Illust. bragged of how he had bested the SUPER who tried to wing him' in the scrub. their petition for rashons ' and a bed amounting to a demand. SUN-DOG. Numbers of men who came to be known by the class name of SUNDOWNERS. subs. She'd a Grecian. 1880. mock sun. -A KIPLING. the sufficiency of tea for a brew. 7. SUPE See SUN. 5. Gum Boughs. one who BUM-SUCKS (q.-A watch : SUPE AND watch and chain . phr. 22 Dec. MAcDoNALD. 1870. 7. 1888. Argus. ii. What's up with our SUPER to-night? The man's mad. Bits. A SUNDOWNER ?' I queried. (military). Feb. .. Yes . quots. Dec. to the right and left she bore. They approach a station only at sunset. and a platter whittled out of primwval bark. 1884. (Australian) = the superintendent of a station.Sunderland-fitter. [Works (1898). io. 1887. He . Bush Ballads.' 1892. Sydney Morning Herald. SLANG= 3. and then come in with the demand for the unrefusable rations. ADAms.-The mouth. 12 Aug. and OVERLANDMAN.) the professors. former. io June. (theatrical). hence the name. . who are chiefly the fearful human wrecks which the ebbing tide of mining industry has left stranded in Australia. (old).-The Sunehales Extension of the Buenos Ayres and Rosario Railway Company shares. Referee. SUPERSCREWING= stealing watches.. heliographer. SUNSHINE. and GRosE). 1. 189o. Swagsmen ' too. [Title of poem] THE SUNDOWNER. SUNDOWN ER... That Colonial Re- SUPER'S a growlin' igno- rant beggar as runs a feller from daylight to dark for nothing at all. SUNDERLAND-FITTER. 1891. John Webb's End. Scribner's Magazine. which made up a ration.- (Stock Exchange). Chickaleary Cove. the SUPERS are found to be. . 900. A first-class trooper with over three years' service to his name.' subs. phr.v. I. 32. a clasp knife.' A good rousing winter fire' (B.v.] 1893. subs. (old). They swell the noble army of swagmen or SUNDOWNEIRS.-A SUNNY-BANK. 1Vinclsor Magazine. (rhym- ing). 8. . SUNNY SOUTH. 34. genuine. How to do a cross-fan for a SUPER or a slang. GORDON. 1896. Victoria in 1880. ' subs. OAKLEY. 4. 3. SUNDOWNERS are still the plague of squatocracy. --I. 114. subs. phr. (American University). E. he is content with a black pannikin. 'I suppose. SUN-DODGER. 28 Supe. 1890. C. from their habit of straggling up at fall of evening with the stereotyped appeal for work . 20 Sept. 7 Nov. 2. (provincial). YATES. the lowest class of nomad. . ix. I89[?]. the bit of mutton. [This writer does not differentiate between SWAGNIAN (q. VANCE. and work being at that hour impossible. 1890: BOLDREWOOD. . (nautical).-The Knave of Ciubs (HALLIWELL). Preternaturally stupid people as . Fifty Years of London Life. Three Sealers SUNSHADES. or only SUNDOWNERS.' And of Hampstead Heath' two rows. xi. pl. 4. Argus. In her SUNNY SOUTH. (Australian). 132.-A toady : spec. .1866. 23.. When the real SUNDOWNER haunts these banks for a season.

. 1617. 38. and he cannot make it stand on.—I. To SET ONE HIS SUPPER.Superannuate. Gave it the stile of SUPERNACULLUM. i. 41. Tongue. Eurydice. and adv.— The Saturday Review. MASSINGER. NASHE.V. if SUPERNACULUM. phr. obliged to leave at Election. Orfikeus. [NAREs : which agrees with the account in Pierce Penilesse. Crew. Werner. after a man hath turned up the bottom of the cup. Works. and negulun]. G. Law of Drinking. grand patron of rob-pots. viii. TO WARM THE OLD MAN'S SUPPER= tO sit C. SUPER-NACULUM]. Cant. Cant. he plays SUPER-NEGULLIM with my liquor of life.. Drinking SUPERNACULUM. ex Latina prepositione suPer et Germano nagel (a nail) cornposita ' . —See quot. 1823. Case is Altered. Virgil Travestie (1770). or Precisians. (Old Cant). which if it slide. but affecting to be singular. 1835. s. subs. Pierce Pennilesse. I drinke this to thee SUPER NACULUM. Virgin Martyr. . 1598. he must drinke againe for his penance. The female pudendum : see MONO- SYLLABLE. so cleaverly was the Liquor tipt off. r° I. The SUPERNACULUM ! twenty years of age. 348. subs. SUPPER. MANSFIELD. subs. ii. a. or the Feast of Christ. (venery). Look. subs. c. 61.] there is not even a drop left sufficient to wet one's nail. I confess Cupid's carouse. Good liquor. Drinking SUPER NAGULUM. 1823. make them a Month or six Weeks before Christmas. and accounts for the nagulunt. V. 1822. 17. (old). Tu vr. Crew S. phr. freesy tipplers. 1630. and SUPER-NACULUM takers. I snatch'd the rubies from each thumb. To Dr. d. And LOWELL.-1. (Winches- ter). Vulg. [Garden Latin : super naculum = on the nail. GROSE. 1696. BYRON. upsy-. [A coinage of Thackeray's (186°3) in The Roundabout Papers. To GIVE THE OLD MAN HIS SUPPER=t0 confer the conjugal embrace . ale-conner. so Nick-nam'd by the Puritans.] Whence (2) right liquor . to drop it on his naile. Minc'd. Bacchus. But I doubt the oraculum is a poor SUPERNACULUM. As when he drinkes out all the totall summe. Did. 'Est vox hybrida. tho' they can Eat em. 1.lxii. . Founders were not SUPERANNUATE till they were twenty-five.—` An Hostess or Landlady' (B. and make a pearle with that is left . SUPERANNUATE-a boy who was De SUPERNACULO Anglorunt. Edin. COTTON. JoNsoN. 2. 1719. of which subs. SUPERNACULUM. BRAITHWAITE. (colloquial). 'tis a day. 1891. SUPERNACULUM. here's SUPERNACULUM. empty to each radiant summer A SUPERNACULUM of summer. KING. 3. 29 Supper. BEE. 1. SUPERFINE REVIEW. not so much as a prop before the fire with petticoats lifted : Fr. 1622. 14. Their jests were SUPERNACULUM. School Life (1866) 237. left to be poured upon the Thumb-nail. faire petite chapelle. ..' or port vintage 1816. the god of brewed wine and sugar. by reason ther's too much. 1704. 1678. verb. 1592. owing to his being past eighteen years of age. B. E. verb. SU POUCH. 1746. 1840. . E.V. E. See quots. Rev.Aaa.). SUPERANNUATE. Sheridan. or Christmas-Pies. headwarden of Vintners' Hall. 1696. . 1785. B. (literary). S. phr. and (3) see quot. 2 v. Did. SUPERSTITIOUS-PIE. Dec. Says. a 'drop of brandy like a nosegay. They without any difficulty at all can soake and sucke it v TOV Vi511 to a nayle [margin. Tinton [DvcE]. SWIFT. Any article of consumption unusually good—as a superior pinch of snuff. SUPERSTITIOUS-PIES.V. (old). S. C. —See quot.—To perform a feat impossible for another to imitate. Did. TAYLOR. SUPERNACULUM. a devise of drinking new come out of Fraunce : which is.

iii. etc. Gil Bias [ ROUT. 1665. III. 1864. phr. SUPPLE TWELFTH. Old . 42. phr. 1613.. Trick. As SURE as a louse in Pomfret. 1589. the credit of the Exchequer beginning in. To get a SURE CARD on their side. B. LYLY. Plain Perc.v. SIKER AS THE CREDE.i. V. subs. AS SURE AS EGGS IS EGGS. . s. LEDGE]. 1. I blatter. ii. This is a SURE CARD. FATE. J. Ay. verb. phi-. 1809. 1742. [See EGGS and GUN for numerous quots. I6II.-To betroth . Andrews. (colloquial). subs. As SURE A CARD as ever won the set. the people in Lancashire have begun to apply the term SURAT to any article of inferior or adulterated quality.Old Plays (HAzuTT). C. Her banes are asked here. or Confiding Man. Slang. d. CcOtain [quoted by Gifford. IV. 1703. . A. (provincial). SUPPLE. I. it has not been unusual for manufacturers to mix American cotton with SURAT.-A certainty . 12. subs. . . etc. 1725. and. Thersites[DoDsLEv . iii.. But SURE AS EGGS.' A clear conscience is a SURE CARD.Dict. Similes.See quot. ACCOYdailies . HARVEY. BROME. Did. AS SURE AS A GUN then he is going to make a night of it. Burlesque Homer. E. You know the juggling captain ? Clown. As SURE (or as round) as a juggler's box.' As SURE as check or Exchequer pay. Andron. She's that's MADE SURE I0 him she loves not well. back. 564. and determining with her reign.). Of a Soldier's Life. R. MALKIN. Proverbs.Supple. i. COTGRAVE. Lydius sive Herculeus lapis . phr. there's a SURE CARD. d. Ibid. (or THING). SURESBY. Since the American Civil War. iii. . 16ix. . to be engaged to marry. This was a proverb in Queen Elizabeth's time . Ioo. 2. A GUN. A cleere conscience is a SURE CARD. as fast as faith could bind you. 1796. . We have one SURE CARD. MIDDLETON.. COTGRAVE. 1586. OF IT.] 1393. Cant. Dict. bee is old SUREBY. i. -To knock down a PRICK (q. AS SURE AS A GUN. SHAKSPEARE. Crudities. New Eng. GOLDSMITH [OLIPHANT. it Tho bauldly he did 439. ). 1593. RUDESBY. An adulterated article of inferior quality.. (Scots venery). FLETCHER. Iv. 931. CORYAT. (old colloquial. . Either calles for Iustice. As SURE as a coat on one's J. Janson. I am but newly SURE yet TO the widow. and her husband before God. BAILEY. 1772.. E. SURE. SURAT. of a certainty. 1672. A SURE CARD. Confessio Amantis.v. . verb. Wits Mterfireter. a trusty Tool.. As SURE as a louse in bosom.-The 12th Lancers. Tit. 143. anything entirely trustworthy (B. . Northern Lass. which is to carry him before Justice Frolick. the latter being an inferior article. from Goldsmith]. d. WITHALS. this piece of work. 1672. Rich. 177. etc. . whilst folks are sleeping We both again should catch thee peeping. GOWER.. subs. 188. 363]. Hid. to serue for all turnes. For. s. but she weds in hell. FIELDING. Proverbs. BURNS [Merry Muses (i800). SURESBVES. EUfikUeS (1636).' Prov. 1608. s. RAY.. WIGSBY. handsome is as handsome does . I presumed you had BEEN SURE. . 'Entire Sentences. SOUPLED She's distracted. Erasmus. To SUPPLE BOTH ENDS Tender Husband. HOTTEN. The betrothing or MAKING SURE of a man and woman together.).' To be sure that Christopher the Collier was a SURE CARD to trust to. . To MAKE (or BE) SURE TO. BRIDGES. saith Dr Fuller. 1774.v. 284]. 1696. STEELE. SIR T. 1537. (colloquial).-A dependable person : cf.-As sure as may be . Did. RAY. (old). 1535. phi-. SURE AS THE CREED (AS EGGS. .v. SURE CARD (military). 1579. The King was SURE TO Dame Elizabeth Lucy. 1632. DEATH. H. . 30 Suresby. . MORE. Crew. I may mention as idioms of this age ..

). phr. D. None of us Duvals have been SUSPERCOLLATED to my knowledge.--' A loose. Tel.. (military). 176. 1886. i. adj. (old). . (1609). BRADFORD. Yes. SUSPENSE. Will you hoist sail.—Hanged (GRosE). SWAB. sense I. i. subs. PER COLL. phr. When SURLYBOOTS yawn'd wide and spoke. WEsTcorr. xxv. E. they are to be commended to Sieur Gaulard. As SURLY AS A BUTCHER'S DOG. 1863. there is one which is SURESBY as they say. Swabber. and all awoke . Verb. sub. PER com. Denis Duval. 25 Sep. — ' Hanged by the neck '—Lat. Also SWAB. SWABBER. E. 48. [GRosE : 'persons who have been hanged are thus entered in the jailer's books. —A halfand . See SURVEYOR OF THE HIGHWAY.—A grumpy morose fellow : cf. Mar. and I. subs. i. subs. (tailors'). phr. subs. to serve if anything will serve. LAZY-BOOTS. (colloquial). pensus per collum. great. 31 1850. 'The sorriest sea-men put to wash and clean the ship' (B. phr. . E. SUS. 5.—Very surly (RAY). subs. 1812.—Satisfactory . Our Old Home. of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. pect. They started all. no flinsher. Ibid. He was engaged in brushing a SUSPICION of dust from his black gaiters. phr.—The 46th Foot. soupcon.1657. And as for these sowre SURLINGS. SUSPICION. You are the same man that you were : old SUREBIE. SWABBER.v.. SU RTOUT. adv.--A man reeling drunk (GRosE) : see INSPECTOR. Twelfth Night.—To sus- 1889. . (old). Pendennis. SURF. 1602. ii. subs. and GROSE : in this sense good Shakspearean English) . Harper's Mag. — 1. lxxx. xxii. Last Chronicles of Earset. sus- subs. (old).). 2. the boatswain. A sudden jolt their slumbers broke. 2. SURLY-BOOTS (Or SURLI NG). A mere spice or SUSPICION of austerity which made it all the more enjoyable.Surf 1614. No. Syntax. Terence in English. HAWTHORNE.1623. 1899. Didn't ye SUSPICION nuthin' when he took ye up like that ? SUT.]. (old). d. (1867). Vio. SHAKSPEARE. SURPRISERS (THE). Ibid. fortunate. SWABBER.--I. sir? . That lamentable note of SUS. (nautical). 216.—A very small quantity : cf: Fr. the SWABBER. (old). d. (old). good SWABBER. 1867. SURVEYOR OF THE PAVEMENT. SURLY. at the name of the last male of her line. or riding Coat' (B. 1. (old). hence (2) a term of contempt. THACKERAY. Sermons [Rcpt. They somehow SUSPICION'D he wasn't quite sound on hell. (B. xlix. The master. phr.—A man in the pillory (GRosE and BEE)..half PROFESSIONAL (q. David Harum.) player or musician : combining some daily occupation with nightly duty on or in connection with the boards. subs. 349. (theatrical). TROLLOPE. now the znd Batt. IN DEADLY SUSPENSE. I am to hull here a little longer. (old).—A naval officer's epaulet : jocose or in contempt : cf. Remains. phr. With just a brogue SUSPICION of Irish . (American). 11. CAMDEN. COOMBE.rogue that only serves to increase the interest of her piquancy and fun.

Midas. I am his SWABBER . He swore accordingly at the lieutenant. Motto. falsehood. 1678. 436]. iv. warrant. SWIFT [quoted by STRUTT. My lady speaks with no such SWABBERS. 1609. iii. Counter Scuffle [Misc. Roderick Random. PeriMedeS. Also SWACK-UP = Deception. I have opinion. Virgil Travestie This being said. 1634. etc. etc. 3. that was devised by some country SWAD. Tale of a Tub. a 2.). Rob Roy. yoong wag. bunch. FORD. World Went Well. 42. quoth he. SMOLLETT. Erasmus. Two Lancashire Lovers. our lusty SWABBER Groan'd like a Woman in her Labour. 627. Survey of A squeazed SWAD without either meanes. Hence TO SWACK uP= to deceive . is a pescod shell . As whisk and SWABBERS was the game then in the chief vogue. they were oblig'd to look for a fourth person. SWADGILL. Wer't not for us. now-adays a militiaman. BAILEY. i. A reproach : generic . d. manners. There was one busie fellow was their leader. To court. 1622. 1534. 1588. FIELDING. . There came a pilfring SWAD And would have prayd upon this ornament. xxiv. COTTON. 340]. Honour of the Garter. BESANT. r. TO TAKE IN (q. and (2) a disbanded soldier (GRosE). his errand boy. More fit to be a SWABBER to the Flemish. PEELE. 32 SWAD. playing now and then a sober game at whist for pastime. (1770. Return from Parnassus. 1. iv. GREENE. Where wouldst thou fog to get a fee? SWACK. iii. ace and deuce of trumps at whist' (B. (old). That when I see a stagg'ring drunken SWAD.17o1. But hang them. History. Luke was a grass comber and land SWAB.v. 1633. (common). (I) a rustic - Scornful Lady. and GRosE) : the holder was entitled to a portion of the stakes. Citron. 22. 1886. Also SWADDER. mass : also SWOD. . in the North. 1748. Let countrey swaines and silly SWADS be still . Three drunken SWADS that kept the castell thought that this showt was nought else but a dreame. and called him . 33. SWAB and lubbard. i. HOLINSHED. 1. A blunt squat SWAD. (Christ's Hospital). After a drunken surfeit. 1638. Then that a man worse then an asse I see. and have ever had. BLOUNT. SWADKIN. Perkin Warbeck. and wanton there thy fill. How should the reasonable soule (unlesse all his prime faculties were drowned and drenched in the lees of sense) affect such a SWAD ? 1656. 1725. . 1700. the basest corner in my thoughts is too gallant a roome to lodge them in. or clodhopper . 1592. spec. SWADDS. TAYLOR.-A lump. The society of half a dozen of clowns to play at whisk and SWABBERS would give her more pleasure than if Ariosto himself were to awake from the dead. Sports and Pastimes (18or. Now I remember me. 1. (old). 1754. subs. DRYDEN. it might be pardoned. 225. BEAUMONT and FLETCHER. LYLY.--` The ace of hearts. 1.. thou swAD. but he could not digest those wicked SWOBBERS. crowd. SCOTT. and SWADDY.. Glossog.). JoNsoN. xxix. thence used for an empty shallow-headed fellow. 1817. Jonathan Wild. 1640. . or mannor. The clergymen used to play at whist and SWOBBERS . knave of clubs. in order to make up their parties. ii.] C. r6o6. his brawl. of Ireland. BRAITHWAITE. 3. Swad. 1593. .Swack. . E. SWAD. subs. [These four cards were only incident to betting at whist.

' A Catholic who was present. HALIBURTON. or scadoodles. Great on the bench. Hence spec. subs. given by proselytisers. wholesale or retail. for fear Of SWADLING.—To cudgel . SOUTHEY. Luke's Gospel. (American thieves') a preaching confederate. Hudibras. 'And this shall be a sign unto you . 1845. great in the saddle. 35. iii. subs. 317. and (2) a miscellaneous dealer in 'City penn'orths' and other cheap stuff. Thy bones will I SWADDLE. There was a swAD of fine folks. . spec. I. . E. Diet. Wits. 1663. 131. The Clockmaker. Life of Wesley. Hee bangde. a mart for stolen goods. for the sake of the blankets. 1636. 3471. He could as well bind o'er as SWADDLE. to swathe round with lash or stick. BUTLER. SWADLED her. s. Swag. COKE and MOORE. DAVENANT. Behind the door he stood to hear.) 'who not only rob. a street preacher. SWAG. To revive Sir W. iv. preaching on Christmas Day. ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling-clothes. See SWAD. but of an indifferent behaviour. Hence (2) generic for property . a bundle. 1819. DRyDEN. housewife? Do you slight authority? Behold this staff ! in very truth I shall SWADDLE you with the King's wand of office.Swadder. 'Till I could draw off both your skins like scabbards. FLETCHER. but he has scads of it or oodles or dead oodles. 2. or package . I sweare by God. or SWADS. verb. . I. and by saynt John. they scoured the streets day and night. C haAer- on.. 3 S. but beat and often murder passengers' (GRosE). so have I blisse. 1785. A shop : spec. 1567. ii. and the house was well-nigh upon chuck full. Major Downing's Letters. 1612-3. I would SWADDLE ye. (1673). lying in a manger. frequently hallooing as they went along. 1820.—I. — 1. etc. It happened that Cennick. lVile LalySed in Morels Skin.1701. Vic/K. SWAGSM. HARMAN. as a SWAG of sNow. thought this so ridiculous that he called the preacher a SWADDLER in derision. 1785. Early Pofi. and to whom the language of Scripture was a novelty. spec. to rope's end (B. Foci. 1869. is a term used in speaking of any booty you have lately obtained. vi. 72. Also SWAG-CHOVEY BLOKE= a marine store dealer . E. (old).kN= (I) a receiver of stolen goods. 2141. 2. thumped. Overland Monthly. etc.v. Life of Wesley. For in he durst not come. s. seem' he has no gold or silver? 1865. HAZLITT. and SWAG-BARROW=a coster's cart. Caveat. ii. E. A Texan never has a great quantity of any thing. except money. 1611. SWADDLE. SWADDER. be it of what kind it may. Were it not for taking So just an execution from his hands. Counter-Scuffle [Misc. How now. 845. V.1570. subs. 153. (Irish). 'Five pounds for a SWADDLER'S head ! ' 1889.. (Old Cant). iii. 1. 288. as Where did you LUMBER THE SWAG? that is. These SWADDERs and Pedlars be not all evil. Petty's Colony by importing Northern Presbyterians and Cornish SWADDLERS. COTGRAVE. parcel. WhenceaRum-swAG= 'a shop full of rich goods' (B. iii. 1840. 23.—I. pay for this almighty swAD of everlasting plunder.) . . belammed. C. How is a colonist able to 33 SWADDLER. Calotain. V.. in America. A Methodist (GRosE). See quot. Butler and his mob were now in higher spirits than ever . coals. The tenth Order of the Canting Tribe' (B. See SWAD and SWADDLE. (Old Cant). Also (3). 1. xi May. and 1823. Tongue. . booty : see quots. Hence SWADLER (Old Cant). SWAG. and GRosE) . where did you deposit the stolen property? To carry THE SWAG is to be the bearer of the stolen goods to a (1. The SWAG. Academy. GRosE. took for his text these words from St. (2) those who in winter play the Protestant.

when describing any speak lately made. xix. 282. are all comprehended under the name of SWAG. xlvi. SWAG on back. consisting of a blanket and other necessary articles.v. Never too Late. even among all ranks. moleskin trowsers. etc. Legends. 1. . from station to station. Drought and Doctrine (Works. s.V. A number of the slang phrases current in St. a wife seldom fails of having her husband assigned to her. In short. . Rememberin' the needful. A SWAG of any thing.' . place of safety. . 285. Oliver Twist. 86. . Sketches. A Sydney-side Saxon. I. pulling up. Argus. (1896). xxxvii. 1856. 2. 1873.. 1840. hence personal luggage . and what were once thick boots. 93. which con- sists of his personal properties rolled up in a blanket. piece-goods. 1837. is to have got a good booty. I gets up an' quietly slips To the porch to see-a SWAGSMAN-with our bottle at his lips. . as the convicts call their ill-gotten cash. 156. J. for he had only a rag of a blue blanket. 1879. Who are You? 36. with the whole of his supplies. are established-the dross passing here as genuine. The Argus. linen. pleasant life enough. Giles's Greek bid fair to become legitimatized in the dictionary of this colony : plant. J. and other epithets of the Tom and Jerry school. 154. Station Amusements in New Zealand. If any enterprising burglar had taken it into his head to crack that particular crib known as the Bridge Hotel. To have knap'd a good SWAG.. 5. ii. BRUNTON STEPHENS. Describing the real SWAGGER. Australian 5. 309). Ibid. signifies emphatically a great deal. He will shake all that nonsense to blazes when he finds himself out under the moon with the SWAG on one side and the gallows on the other. 1853. MARSHALL.' 1861. swAG-like.A tramp's bundle in a BLUEY (q. FLYNT. KINGSLEY. LADY BARKER. etc. (Australian). 2 Aug. 1900. 1875. in which case the transported felon finds himself his own master. at Margate. KEIGHLEY. DICKENS. 23 March. TUCKER. SIDNEY.. 59. 0. or other more portable articles. London Lab. I chew every day. 1902. strapped across his shoulders : this load is called the SWAG and the mode of travelling SWAGGING it. RUM-SWAG-A good deal of it. Australian and Story.' he said . 1891. Pall Mall Gaz. BEE. ii.v. i. Sikes nodded. clad in flannel shirt. 1861.' He said 'he'd done me wery brown. s. Wearing-apparel.. We pulled up a swAGmAN.Swag. 1897. VAUX. Three Colonies. get a big SWAG once in a while. he might have retired on the hard-earned fruits of a well-spent life into happier lands. READE. 121. 1819. TROLLOPE. MuDIE.).V. Such as the SWAGMEN in our goodly land Have with some humour named the post-and-rail. and his SWAG done up in mackintosh. and very little else. roaming. There was the solitary pedestrian. The cumbrous weight of blankets that comprised my SWAG. 4. POMeS. BOLDREWOOD. having brought with her a supply of the SWAG. 1823. As verb= to tramp the bush carrying a SWAG. 181. BARHAm. SWAG (the)-store of money. . 34 Swag. 1827. He was walking very slow . Dia. ' It ain't such a bad lot. 1865. Then took a drink of tea . 1851-61. TRAPS (q.. Two Years in New South Wales. and got clean off with the SWAG. his fancy stick. Australia New Zealand. he was a bit lame too. 1838. SWAG. 2. and neatly stowed the SWAG. SWAG. 'The SWAG lies upstairs. CUNNINGHAM. He strapped the whole lot together. . 26 July. 1890. His SWAG wasn't heavy. of Turf. Ravens/ice. leads an active. SWAGNIEN who sell low-priced millinery. 3. Memoirs. McCommE. His leathern overalls. jewellery. The minister's house is the sure mark for every stone-broke SWAGGER in search of clothes or victuals. is it ? ' asked the Jew. ' It's all arranged about bringing off the SWAG. a billy of water in his hand. Felonry of Nezu South Wales. Tranti5S. etc. 1883. 361.).i. in order to distinguish them from plate. MAYHEW. The unmarried shearer. Ingolds. chasing summer down the latitudes. SWAG. SWAGMAN (SWAGGER or SWAGGIE)=a man travelling in search of work : cf. Misadv. The gentleman swore he'd been bested. in a chest of drawers. SUNDOWNER. And Sam had passed on the SWAG.

' v. Hist. 280. BROWNE. or he walks on the middle terrace after chapel.. 61. Cox and Fox.). To loiter at the house door. DRYDEN. Prog. 1602. (old). ROWLANDS. 5821. The captain [put] . . MARRYATT. Fair Maid of the West [PEARsoN. subs.v. . 1. He wore a new cricketing belt round his loins. phr. and verb. [SWAG= to weigh heavily. to stick close to the wall . A SWAGGERING fellow. And SWAGGER in the wool [that] we shall borrow (q. 1598. V. GOLDSMITH. OLIPHANT. They chose a notable SWAGGERING rogue called Puffing The rules of SWAGGER or [SIDE] are most complex . . indeed. (1599). they are most potent in potting : your Dane. The bunters who SWAGGER in the streets of London.v. Harrow School. . 1809. your German. i. Agent. 136. he is SWAGGERING. 1880. Wits. And a new boy is apt to find himself entangled. Othello. 'Pant. 3. a good deal of SIDE ON. . Court and Empire of Japan. In the Blood. 4.Swag-belly. Lady visitors sometimes think small boys at Harrow rude . Gil Blas. and also the later SWAGGER. and your SWAG.-Bluster . 1765. MALKIN. . or turns his trousers up when it is wet. Intellectual SysIt was Atheism openly SWAGGERING. 1678. . I learned it in England. i.- A very fat man or woman . tem. ii. DAVENANT. man into a dread of his power. 107. GUTTED 1530. Northward Ho. . 1V. 1835. 1530] is here used of a fat man's belly . being always most modest in my subs. 17111g. . v. . as there did in the year 524. x. 1699. ii. and he values no SWAGGER. SWAGGER. ii. Errors. SHAKSPEARE. 2. 1886. 1607. 1622. to boast . to bluster . 462. that speaks not like a man of God's making. 1725. The swagge of 1303 [see quot. to affect or obtrude superiority : see quot. His SWAGGY and prominent BELLY. Works. and GRosE). I deny it in lob. I SWAGGE. As for the SWAGGER . SWAG-BELLY.THACKERAY. . swears he must speak with you. and to wear a hat in the house are also forms of SWAGGER. [He] SWAGGERETH like a lord about his hall. 1898. SIDE (q. as a fatte persons belly swaggeth as he goth. (1894). . . 1694. c. DEKKER. Can we not live in compasse of the Law. Ibid. Essays. from our own flocks. 1598. push ' SWAGGER. But must be SWAGGERED out on't ? 1636. . E. or he innocently wears his ' blues ' open when it is hot. 1898. to walk in the road is SWAGGER. iv. under the glorious appearance of wisdom and philosophy. a swing-paunch. IV. 2 Your ancient SWAGGERER comes not in my doors. are nothing to your English. Rogues [RIBTON-TURNER. BELLIED Hollander . .v. where. the lower down the greater assumption of 6 Dicke to reuell over them. (once literary : now colloquial : B. . or under his arm. 131. III. 443.. WARNER. Also a ruffling roister or ruffian. 1612. Will Wood's Petition. roaring insolence . 1844. xi. CuDwoRTH. but an impudent SWAGGER and you are taken on your own representation. 'The Water Carrier. bravado . Hen.' It requires Rabelais. 1901. and . or carries it by its middle. hence the swag-bellied Hollander. . He goes out with his umbrella rolled up . and shoulder the world into the gutter-it is modesty . The butcher is stout. sir. PALsoRAvE. Worlde of Wordes. However. . iv. Confid. so many SWAGBELLIES and puff-bags will hardly go to St Hiacco. Barry Lyndon. She could put on as brazen-faced a SWAGGER as the most impudent dog in town. Ruffo . Pacha of Many Tales. As verb= to strut defiantly . 7. SHAKSPEARE. He would SWAGGER the boldest 1646. xv. 279]. and will speak with you. New English. A rascal that SWAGGERED with me last night. MOTTEUX. SWIFT. WALKER. s. or to sing or whistle in the passages. 35 Swagger. PAYN.BELLIED) = fat. Ibid.] Hence SWAGGY (or FORTYSWAG . Hen. Also derivatives such as SWAGGERER and SWAGGERING.). HEYWOOD. FLORIO. as low down as he could get it to go .. demeanour. Langue Fran- coyse. which became a positive SWAGGER as he emerged into the more fashionable street. a SWAGGRER. .

but. thr. 1828. looking backward to the stele and the feathers. How do you like it ? ' asked David. and sent off their volleys of SWALLOWTAILS before we could call on St. 43. or capacity. (once literary : now vulgar or colloquial). pretending in her discoveries of dishonour. See quot. A SWALLOW or two of hot milk sometimes aids in coughing up tenacious mucus.v. 1546 = proverbial) .. WESTCOTT. SWALLOWED his vows whole. subs. 195. SWALLOW-TAIL. . I new. Man in Humour. OUIDA. MRS. She took a SWALLOW of the wine. 147. . . To SWALLOW A SPIDER = to become a bankrupt (RAY) . Andrew.' . xx. sir ! you hear not me say so : perhaps he SWALLOWED A TAVERN TOKEN or some such device. 1. Not one bit more could pass your SWALLOW-PIPE. . King. (Common). lost money at them. 4. TO SWALLOW A TAVERN TOKEN = to get drunk . iv.). ma'am. New York Tribune Works. you see. Love-making . [A man] SWALLOWS indignities. i. 1613. 1839. Attend to the differences between a civilized SWALLOW and a barbarous bolt. without examination. 1849. . 1796. . WOLCOT (' Peter Pindar '). or embrace credulously. subs. Left her . (B. Having two points or barbs.. SCOTT. (common). I. Pilgrimage. inclination. 1301. iii. Michael Armstrong.-I. ASCHAM. Er'. The English then strode forward. 4. extremely (SemiWeekly)..v. 2 Nov. without knowing what they are made of. TROLLOPE. West End. SWALLOW down opinions as silly people do empiric pills. . His general manner had a good SWAINING. I.- i.v. Men with SWALLOWS like Thames Tunnels. . i. His gambling parties were so SWAGGER that rich money-lenders who wanted to extend their social relations did not mind to what extent they . Fair Maid of Perth. We are now living in a very different style. SPOONING (q. 235.One SWALLOW does not make a spring' (HEYWOOD. ma'am. and its most mitigated and SWALLOWABLE form. PURCHAS. 92. 1900. PHRASES. 1899. they'll pocket the marrons glaces at the table d'hôte and take the matches away from their bedrooms . Court and Times Jas. . 1834. for Meas. 1841. SHAKSPEARE. (1603). 442. FARQUHAR. must . I saw a smith stand. ii. 2. iv. Lord. 1544. Essays on the Reformation.). The mother (not able to SWALLOW her shame and grief) Cast herselfe into the lake to bee swallowed of the water. WHITE.. 1703. With open SWALLOW. 1544. 1886. Here men . MAITLAND. 315. 1885. .). mouth SWALLOWING a tailor's news. 1596. relish. 1596. BUCK. ii. SWELL (q. Dec. Ibid. Toxofihilus [G1LEs. then. (2) the act of swallowing . xxiii. As verb= to receive. which surely we call in English a broad arrow head. Each paunch with guttling was so swelled. 1616-25. Handbook of Med. He has SWALLOWED a stake.' 36 Swallow-tail. have eaten them up. TO SWALLOW THE CACKLE =10 learn a part (theatrical) . Sc. .John. Meas. 8. . joNsoN. occasionally TO SWALLOW WHOLE. Adj. or a SWALLOW-TAIL. 1897. them as are SWAGGER can do them things. and cannot stoop' (of a very upright unbending person). Inconstant. MaSSarilieS. WILSON. 1690.). V. scruple or reserve . I have SWALLOWED my words already . The throat : also SWALLOWPIPE . E. . Drunk. LOCKE. An anecdote in its hundredth edition. will you SWALLOW my knife ? ' (a sarcastic retort on an impossible story) . deal of what in female slang is called SWAINING. Noctes Ambros. 'It looks a great deal more SWAGGER certainly. . patiently. 169. Punch. . . Human Understanding.TIP-TOP (q. 'You say true . i. iii. Hence SWALLOWABLE = credible. endure. and (3) a mouthful : hence (4) taste. . 223. (old). David Harum.Swain ing. 3. in fact accomplished gaggers and unrivalled wiry watchers. subs.

LOWELL. an exchange. Not even the greasy cards can stand against the attractions of a SWAP of horses. 1888. 35. i.. (colloquial). . subs.-An act of barter . SWAN. .' . Rural Rides. SWAN-SLINGER. 29 Aug. Mother Bombie. I SWAN. . truck. phr. xiv. 37 Swap. II. -A dress coat . 2. .T. SWAP. to strike a bargain. I would have SWOPP'D Youth for old age. LYNCH.).' he exclaimed. 'Well. I SWAN TO MAN ! ' 1842. 29. I SWAN. Collin's Walk. or chop. etc. WESTCOTT. Forest Life. Biglow Paihers.v. (American). 2 S.S]. 'You c'n git round on your pins 'bout's lively's they make 'em. Red. Big/07D PafierS. and vinegar. He'd tire your ear with pentagons . and white trousers. Eng. 3. 48. inij. 2 S. who to preserve their Health. I. Wood's Half-pence. CkOnteneS. SWANKER= a hard-working student. 1724. 1360. He is stripped of his SWALLOW-TAIL and his pseudonym. verb. DRYDEN. (nautical).) GROSE [= ' Irish Cant. and marched off to the guard-room again. 1887. A fine lady SWAPPING her moles for the mange. SWAN KEY.' SWAP 4. subs. to meet old friends and get the better of them in SWAPPING horses. But they du preach. molasses. And all your outworks would assail With his eternal SWALLOW'S TAIL. LOWELL. 1781. 187. New Timothy.' 1594. SWANNERY.A tongue always wagging. 1899.-The points of a burgee. small beer. . We'd better take maysures for shetting up shop. I e'en changed it . Fifty Years Ago. The hostler then says he has a choice nag or daisy-kicker to sell or SWAP. D'URFEY. with blue SWALLOW-TAIL COAT tightly buttoned. i. Gold. x. change. Graysons. ii. 199. 3. verb. 1902. SWANK. 1819. 58. it's puf kly indescrib'le. possessions. EGGLESTON. Carry out a cargo of pea-jackets and four-penny bits to SWAP for gold dust. CLAVERS. And put off our stock by a vendoo or SWOP. I. It is barter. 1853. To boast of one's own doings. SWINK. Unseen Hand. [OLIPHANT. as the Yankees call it.-A player fond of or famous for SPOUTING BILL (q. doe you thinke I'le be coz'ned of my father ?' 1692. for gin and brandy . xxvi. . 1886. READE. 1690. Bride of Lamnzermoor. phr. I. Farmers frequented the town. SCOTT.E. -'I swear ! ' Also (more emphatically). vi.v. (B. Ibid. 5. The old SWAP gets the new sense of 'make an exchange. As verb = to exchange . . a STEEL-PEN COAT (q. (theatrical. (or Swop). .Swan. Soft. . and all my life behind. I guess. BAKER. a gude SWAP WO. (public school). to make out that all one's geese are swans (GRosE). Had SWOP'D their little Store of Wealth. 'What. To work hard : cf. Sir Gawayn E. -Any weak tipple : spec. 1894. giving a round box on the ear to a dirty little urchin. (common). View of Society. ( ? punning nonce-word). For the pouther. subs. dicker. I SWAN . Referee. I'le not SWAP my father for all this. 1862.). a Shakspearean actor : the same as 'slinging the Swan of Avon. i. 1830. . i. SWIFT. New. 1862. Nucl. (common). Here is one of the new police. 1707. LvLv. BESANT. I SWAN TO MAN.. He passed his hand caressingly over the lapel of an immaculate SWALLOW-TAIL. SWANNERY. but as our horse jockies call it. and these join the group. You half forgit you've gut a body on. Those. v. Also (fishermen's) a mixture of water. COBBETT.] and BEE. To KEEP A (old). WARD. I SWAN!' exclaimed the mamma. PARKER. v. To have been then a momentary man. David Harum.E. 50. (i886).

. Ay. Crudities. Ireland. but if any danger come. Hence SWASH . (American). marry. xxxviii. A drunkard. roaring . 1595. namelie when his braines are forebitten with a bottle of nappie ale. HOLLAND. 1900. i. A filch-man in his hande. Chron. master of the offices. Their tayls with croompled knot twisting SWASHLYE they wrigled. SWASHER or SWINGE-BUCKLER) =a sworder good at a lively peal on his opposite's target . subs. As subs. . TO SELL (q. Don Andres proposes to SWAP herd for herd. Co RvAT.] by their sides. You had not four such SWINGE' BUCKLERS in all the inns o' court again. To fence. Works [PARKER]. with caper sauce. [From the name of a public defaulter in New York. 3. remember thy SWASHING blow. (common). a notarie afterwards. TO SWASH with swords. 1598. Their men are very ruffians and SWASHBUCKLERS. a SWASH-BUCKLER. Whereby a man maie see how manie bloudie quarels a bralling SWASHBUCKLER maie picke out of a bottle of haie. I. turnips. 151. SAectator [Century D jct. SHAKSPEARE. and swords or other weapons verb. 351. Honourably accounts for Mr. SWARMING UP the lightning conductor of a great church to fix a flag at the top of the steeple. (1599). 54. a ruffler. HOLINSHED. 1582. STANYHURST. Uncle Remus. and Bardolph].. at fifteen dollars. WHITEING. SAVAGE.. a ruffian to waste his money in proud apparel. 1662. Ibid. . Syr Isumbras. !El/Cid. and a Pannonian . iv.. verb. To SWAP OFF. a very SWASH-BUCKLER at every funeral!. MIDDLETON. strong . verb. (1598). . sins indeed. (old). 220. and then you'd match. SWARTWOUT. FLORIO. To GET THE SWAP (or sw0P). ii. iii. 2. (16o1). a knowne robber. xiv.—i. hot. Mar. 87. climb . here's SWAPPING 1560.Swapper. He SWARMED UP into a tree. phr. 74. 1899. SWARRY. vapouring. Hector. Weller's absence by describing a . Shallow. one who breathed foorth of his savage mouth crueltie. a SWASH-BUCKLER. ... a whore-hunter. Draw. to swagger. verb. Hence SWAPPING = huge . iii. therefore. Countercuffe given to Martin Junior. v. . SWAPPER. verb. 2. Game at Chess. To make a noise : see quot. Pickwick. SWARM. SWASHING (or SWASHY)= (I) noisy (a SWASHING blow) . Whyle eyther of them might other se. .). by implication. As many other mannish cowards have. — To be dismissed. . Ibid. A bravo. 127. 1880. one that for mony and good cheere will follow any man to defend him and fight for him. You two countries ought to SWAP grandmothers. Den Brer Fox know dat he been SWAP OFF mighty bad. TO SHIN UP. Brought to Bay. We'll have a SWASHING and a martial outside. 24.= bluster. Swash. having exceeding long blacke haire curled. Ibid. I6II. Pistol. I am boy to them all three. — To Ibid. (colloquial). 38 SWASH. subs. PILKINGTON. and potatoes. 1888. a gamer. he runs away the first and leaves him in the lurch. —Anything large or big : see WHOPPER. i. 1589. 1. SWARRY . 2 Henry IV. 1V. 2. Romeo and Juliet. bully. and giving us half-breed sheep at three. containing by estimation some two or three pounds of yron in the hyltes and chape. Leo.BUCKLER (SWASH. and (2) = loudmouthed and quarrelsome. 1837. and yet was neverthelesse greedie still of mans bloud. HARRIS. (common). and. a SWAPPING ale dagger at his back. — To cheat . sir. taking our cattle as they run. (American). J0/01 St. Worlde of Worries. I have observed these three SWASHERS [Nym. Henry V. ii. As young as I am. As You Like It. DICKENS. if you be men— Gregory. phr. Ai. (common). 1609. — A boiled leg of mutton and trimmings. — To abscond. Am. a boiled leg of mutton. 1624. 1577-87.].

a cuss (q. 1887. THE SLUM FAKE = the coffin . Ibid.) . so called. 1. (common). THE FRAME = the street arrangement . etc. Returned from Paris.BUCKET. With country knights.v. The same also with SWASHBUCKLER. 1651.v..] Also as subs. TO MAKE THE AIR BLUE (q. dialectical. — To work Verb. — Drunk : see Screwed. 1531. SWATCH EL. = to strike . Proverbs. FULLER. the same . 'till he's black in the face. VAMPO = the clown . Bravache. Hence SWATCHEL (or SCHWASSLE)-BOX = the Punch and Judy show . 1662. 39 Swear.). Love's Mistress. DARKEY = the negro . Governour He that sweareth deep. not roaring country SWASHES. 143. 'He'll SWEAR through a nine inch board. SWATCHEL-COVE = a Punch and Judy man : spec. v. X. and resumed her SWASHING outside. Gull'd by my SWEAR. 'London. (school). TO SWEAR LIKE A LORD (TROOPER. by my SWEAR. LORD. Review (Amer. TAMBOUR= the drum .v. [NAREs. A blow. Old Plays (REED). nor roaring city SWASHES. THE SLUM = the call. As subs.' 1756. Villon's Good Wig/it. Elect. file ifise. SWAT. COTGRAVE. I desire no more than this sheep-hook in my hand to encounter with that SWASH-BUCKLER. subs. [Orig. THE LETTER CLOTH = the advertisement . RUSSELL: 'a favourite expression of Lord Nelson when referring to American skippers '). subs. PEEPSIES= the panpipes . 141. Worthies. ELVOT. 87. —Punch. phr. Stafile of News. 1611. NOBB I NG-SLU m = the bag for collecting money . HENLEY. to back up any lie (C.—i. gull'd. swaggerer. Eng. (colloquial). SWEARETH LIKE A (Punch and Judy). CROCODI LE = the subs. TriumiSh. SWASH BUCKLER. from swashing or making a noise on bucklers. —A slattern. LEDGE]. one thats ever vaunting of his owne valour. I lose the taking. Gil Bias ROUT- The lovely Aurora metamorphosed herself in a twinkling. BUFFER= the dog . the devil out of hell. slam.—An oath . occasionally a SWEAR-WORD. (1834). by my SWEAR. to volley oaths. 25. VAMPIRE= the ghost .).): also SWEARWORD. (old). [Century. adj. A roister. YOU SWATCHEL-COVES that pitch and 1636. =hard study : spec. ' His frock coat SWORE at his bowler-hat .g.] DAVENANT. 1625. CARTWRIGHT. Brit. JONSON. 1809. 1677. BUFFER-FIGURE =the dog's master . (Royal Military Academy) = mathematics. r8[?].] There has been in the past an immense quantity of scolding. FOOTE. 295]. subs. SWATT L ED. whiles that I am receiving this. to hit. s. I do confess a SWASHING blow.' A ruffian is the same with a swaggerer. MALKIN. RAY. cutter. . [To] SWEAR LIKE A TROOPER. TO SWEAT (q.Swask-bucket. because endeavouring to make that side to swag or weigh down whereon he ingageth. SWEAR.v.). the patterer. of taking As much. THE STALK (or PROP) =the gallows . demon . The other terms connected with this drama of the streets are :— MOZZY = Judy . 1672. Diet. HEYWOOD. With courtly knights. hard . Ovid de Arte Amandi. Or score out husbands in the charcoal ashes. Also (colloquial) TO SWEAR AT (said of anything incongruous) : e. . Ordinary [DODSLEY. SWASH. a dagger out of sheath. 1637. FHA° = the baby . TO SWEAR THROUGH A NINE INCH PLANK (nautical). (corn- mon).

James's Gaz. when surrounding him. (1847). Fags bully each other horrid . and SWEAT as much as he Does for a double fee. What is new in it . . 1864). SWEATER. Also TO SWEAT ONE'S PURSE = tO cause one to spend everything. STEELE. You sleep in peace the tyrant being slain.-I. Coxcomb.V. to pay the penalty.v.. (once literary . It is a dreadful thing to say. and prick. To work hard . 13. 1780. Slang Diet. 1900. 14. They determined to amuse themselves by SWEATING him.SYSTEM. (common). PASCOE. TO BLEED (q. d. Ireland Sixty Years Ago. 1612.) to beat .). 5. .e. may SWEAR AT the old furniture and the delightful old portraits. 40 1610. Well. waiting. Cheat`. but I felt that if I didn't utter a big SWEAR at that moment something would happen. Also (trans. (old). 135. Watching. 1622.-To suffer . SAanish Curate. She hath SWEAT to make your peace. Sweat.. 255. 1551. (common). 4. SWEAT. Whence SWEATING . and. Henceforth.' 1881. HOTTEN. Our Public Schools. Tree of Knowledge. KIPLING. 332. lose. 1784. thank the Countess .v. 1397. of the word 'SWEAT. 4 June. If you do SWEAT to put a tyrant down. to drudge . 1864. Some of the best shall SWEAT for't. . Vulg. etc. brother.v). A diversion practised by the bloods of the last century. COWLEY. or squander money freely . SHAKSPEARE. especially mathematics. 1823. while at the dishonourable ones. and FLETCHER. Ireland Sixty Years Ago.' It was their practice to cut off a small portion of the scabbards of the swords which every one then wore. in common with other boys. 3. 1712. Stalky and Co. c. or study hard (see quot. BEAUMONT 1. and as verb. Hence SWEATER= an employer of underpaid labour : usually a middleman between the actual employer and employed . v. 1850. Others were known by the sobriquet of 'SWEATERS and Pinkindindies. Widow's Tears. St. 4.V. 5. verb. Come. whence SWOT also =a mathematician. SWEATING. who styled themselves Mohocks : these gentlemen lay in wait to surprise some person late in the night. TO FLEECE (q. -See quots. S. 1784.Sweat.-To extort. C. Clothes (common). hoping shortly to obtain it. At the honourable shops the master deals directly with his workmen .ii. 1889. Wallace. the wretched Sons of Earth Shall SWEAT for Food in vain. FLETCHER. SWEATED. v. now colloquial). lxxviii. somewhat inelegantly terms the more important part of instruction he receives at school. a grinding taskmaster.. to submit to extortion (or to extort). More's Utoisia. if I live. ( 1 847)... also TO SWEAT ONE'S GUTS OUT. Sandhurst. 1667. . they with their swords pricked him in the posteriors. and Nasty. ROBYNSON. I could out-plead An advocate. or ' pink ' the persons with whom they quarrelled with the naked points. to fag. and SWEATING . in the broad Scotch pronunciation of Dr. but the upper forms are supposed to be SWOTTIN' for exams. CHAPMAN. modern (public school) SWAT (or swoT). hard study. i. This word originated at the Royal Military College. 2.. said God. Tongue (3rd ed. 3.): see quot. 1887. Harfier's Mag. 3. S. KINGSLEY. . fagging. Richard III. to put in LICKS (q. to pay out. 258. as the Harrovian. which were sufficiently protruded to inflict considerable pain. one of the Professors. but not sufficient to cause death. Cf. seem to me to have at present but a rough kind of discipline among them.-To work for (or employ labour at) starvation wages .). Jarvis. SWOT. Everyday Lift in So much for work or SWOT. GROSE. These SWEATERS . v. SfieCiaiOr. the work is let out to contractors or middle men- . making him give up all his fire-arms. which obliged him to be constantly turning round : this they continued till they thought him sufficiently SWEATED. thou hadst wrongs.

C. It is possible that several of the minor industries of the East End are absolutely dependent upon the fact that a low type of SWEATED and overworked labour is employed at starvation wages.].—A thick coat (or flannel jersey) worn by contestants after a finish until they can be rubbed down. A servant. impatient . SWEATING.—The arm-pits. They their duds till they riz it. 1886. [SWEATER]. so that the SWEATER. each of which probably has grounds of action. SWEATERS. . 1851 -61. SWEAT-BOX. 64. GROSE. 4_9. By far the most scientific form of smashing is that which is called SWEATING —the modern equivalent for the ruder art of 'clipping. 115. not only the workmen. MAYHEW. the coin is polished afresh. Money and Mech. Con/em. they fetched . and a third.' Sufficient metal for the SWEATER'S purpose being removed. s.—To pawn.. 1709. practised chiefly by the Jews.—I. 41 Sweep. 2.—IN A SWEAT = ( I ) in a hurry. in their turn. A mode of diminishing the gold coin. A broker who works for such small commissions as to prevent other brokers getting the business. I8[?]. — See quot. The Night Before Larry was Stretched. if he exists at all. of Exch. 880. And his art that every guinea SWEATED. and that. Nineteenth Century. 109.' as their victims significantly call them—who. lvi. See SWEAT and SWOT. but the SWEATER. has all the opportunities he can desire. Lab. 1882. (athletic). whilst hardly being profitable to himself. and a fourth. the metal being dissolved equally from all the surfaces of the coin operated upon. she so Rectifies the Effluvia that arises from her SWEAT-Piers. 1785. xx. that she smells as fragrant as a Perfumer'sShop next Door to a Tallow-Chandler's. subs. SWEATER. 1887. let it out again. See SWEAT in all senses.. (old). WOLCOT.' so fully described in Macaulay's History. 1. No one now actually refuses any gold money in retail business. and perhaps the SWEATER'S SWEATER. sometimes to the workmen. who corrode it with aqua regia.. subs. 1871. (Winchester). His each vile sixpence that the world hath cheated. Vulg. SWEATERS' Pall Mall Gaz. and (2) in a state of terror. SWEATED 3. 27. A sweepstakes. i Dec. 1811. WARD. and C. subs. Lend. SWEEP. 1875. The cell used for prisoners while awaiting appearance before a magistrate. 29 Oct. and a fifth. To SWEAT coiNs=to remove part of the metal from coins (chiefly gold) by friction or acids. SWEAT. .. I have many a time heard both husband and wife—one couple especially who were SWEATING for a gorgeous clothes emporium—say that they had not time to be clean. Hence SWEATGALLERY = fagging juniors. V. They declared that they were being SWEATED. Recently a trade journal published a list of SWEATING firms in the clothing trade. 1796. without impairing the sharpness of 'image or superscription. . yet .—I. By nature she is almost as rank as a Red Herring. (colloquial). Sketches from Shady Places [S. yet in such a manner that the depreciation is imperceptible. hacks turning out frockcoats. Echo.PITS. THOR FREDUR. J. House Scrafis PHRASES. pl. JEvoNs. 4. so that out of the price paid for labour on each article.Sweat. that the hunger for work induced men to accept starvation rates. Peter Pinclar. have to draw their profit. sometimes to fresh middle-men. phr. Here the galvanic battery is brought into requisition.V. (Stock Exchange). C.. Tongue. Terraffilius. 6. 1883. A bit in their sacks. too. MAHER. too. (old). ATKIN. Review. subs.

whilst the other meekly replies. ' drinks ' are suggested. (old and thieves'). TO SWEETEN A vicTim =to allay his suspicions (GRosE) . 1678. SWEETEN. 346]. . to decoy. and bite (B.v.). draw in.—The female pubic hair : Ci: GROVE OF EGLANTINE (CAREW). (cards : espec. 1869. Poker Stories.v.--I. and I know will consider us ' . Also swEEP=at whist. to pocket all the stakes.Szveo' s-Frill. Nigel.—A (i816) . LILLARD. iv. bribe . is called SWEETEN AND PINCH. BLUNT. Hence. Verb. upon the highway. He who hath five cards of a suit . it is a civil gentleman. adj. 1822.). phr. (old). SWEEPS THE BOARD. 2. subs. Fort. (common).g. I imagine. ' What a SWEEP the man is ' . 42 Sweetener.). (orig. 1680. SCOTT. verb. 1692. STOWE.' 2. Country Gentleman's Vade see Guinea dropping or SWEETNING is a paultry little cheat that was recommended to the world about thirty years ago by a memorable gentleman that has since had the misfortune to be taken off. I mean hang'd. —To take everything .v. dextrous. 19 March. and GRosE) : SWEETENER. and a likely passer-by is offered a share because present at the discovery . IVilluvns 163.v. look undignified and slovenly. subs. . A GUINEA-DROPPER (q. Misc. (common). and GRosE). Expert. (Old Cant). 147). .v. COTTON [SINGER. a TIP (q. and the victim goes out fleeced]. [Their facings from formation (I800) have been black. in terms of their art.. 163. 'Confound us. 'Jack. 1699. SWEETENER. Led off two captive trumps. Ref Church England. Then along came a big jack pot that had been enlarged by repeated SWEETENINGS. a SLAM See (q. xxi. Rafie of Lock.). phr. for a misdemeanour Mecum.—I. 1711. 191. or the Apollo Belvedere. Gullible . The CLEAN SWEEP which had been made of so many ancient rights. subs. and SWEPT THE BOARD. subs. 97. easily deceived.—(B. 316. Also as verb=to give alms (GRosE). E.—A term of contempt : e. . poker). clever : SWEET'S your hand' (said of a clever thief). to remove entirely. The SWEEP'S FRILL would. the rest of the face being clean shaven. which species of wheedling. Also TO MAKE A CLEAN SWEEP= tO CLEAN OUT subs. 1868. why do we wait ? let us shop him' . 2. Tit Bits.— To contribute to the pool.): [A coin is PLANTED (q. Four for a Penny (Han. 'Tis the sitting gamester SWEEPS THE BOARD. . —The Rifle Brigade. be patient. . have made the Antinous. 421. They [Indians] burnt thirty-two houses in Springfield . — A . FLEECE.—Beard and whiskers worn round the chin. . E. SWEET BRIAR. 50.—See quot.] SWEEP'S-FRILL. (venery). subs. Oldtown. A few SWEETBREADS that I gave him out of my purse. Hist. To SWEETEN AND PINCH. phr. iii. to get change. (mili- tary). SWEETBREAD. . Cards beggar. 'You dirty SWEEP. THE SWEEPS. verb. phr. Hence paid into the pool or kitty. MADE A CLEAN SWEEP on't. POPE. SWEET. HACKET. (Old Cant). gaming : now general). taking all the tricks in the hand . . SWEETENING =money 1896. Spadillio first . To SWEEP THE BOARD. 1892. A main part of his [a bumbailiff's] office is to swear and bluster . (q. (old). and cry.

SWETEHERT. and (2) see quots. SWEET-PEA. 1726. Said of a girl got with child. 1131. 1758.v. NASHE. Mutual Friend. Sweetmeats : also d.—I. . S. /bid. (old : RAY). 1593. . to coakse.v. conciliating to the other sex. I. MAYHEW. 4.).V. (old). Milner of Abington[HAnATT. Early Pop. (old colloquial and literary). my lemman free. --I. Diet. in the open air. 89. OPPENHEIM. . SWEET-LIPS. = the lips. — In pl. Brown's rather SWEET ON the place. S. A gowne cloath then buie you me . phr. Also SWEETEN.—See quot. (auctioneers'). to bestow on lasses. cant. Instead of finding bonbons or in the packets which we pluck off the boughs. a glutton. dainty . A . SWEET MEAT MUST HAVE SOUR SAUCE. but thy self. and falle's vpon hir bedd. S.. To BE SWEET ON. partial to. court or allure. verb (B. a 43 RUNNERBONNET Sweet-pea. SWEETHEART AND BAG PUDDING! phr.V. (old). SWEETLIPS. With that she wanton faints. 1696.—' One who decoys persons to game ' (BAILEY). I pray you.. Poet. he saide. as be these : honycombe. . and SWEET ON in love with . SWEETIES Poems. 15. (venery). BEE. 1823. B. (TO BE)—t0 talk kind.v. I. AFTER SWEET MEAT COMES SOUR SAUCE . DICKENS. Diet. C. (common).V. Diet. Darlynge. . etc. subs. To BE SWEET UPON . true lover I haue none . . Also (2) a kept mistress of tender years.—God a mercy. . my SWEETING. pl. 2. Carnifex's review of the quarter's meat. SWEET subs. (women's). E. Turf. Abecdarium. pour le bon motif. S. or the old book-shops. It. Sweete heart. Peer and the Woman. Eng. SWEETING. I have but three shylling. after a long walk ? ' sweet-pea. ii. Also SWEETKIN. By Jesu. s. an excellent monition to temperance and sobriety. ii.) of prices . I don't know that we should have stopped so long. (common). See SWEETHEART. SWEETIES. 2.M EAT. subs. iv. Tongue. An epicure . He seemed SWEET UPON that wench . Se a mangiate le candele ora casa gli stoppini. Hence.. SWEET. true love. E. to get you out of trouble. 1851-61. we find enclosed Mr. man's mistress. ... DAY. — (q. etc.— SWEET-STUFF. 11. HULOET. only Urination : spec. to draw in. and GRosE)= to decoy. 1865. Cho/se of Valentynes. SWEETKINS. THACKERAV. iii.V. 216. phr. phr. (common). A mistress. BAG-PUDDING. BAILEY. Papers. M1SSiS is SWEET enough ON you. adj. a wanton terme used in veneriall speach. x. Also variants : SWEET. SWEETIES = C. Master. . Now. Roundabout 1863. RAMSAY. 1552. a girl's lover or a Vulg. subs. wheedle. slap. . ii. pyggisnye.— (q. SWEETHEART. 1534. . Humour out of Breath. GROSE. Cant. 1785. 1608. 547. Lab. The SWEET-STUFF maker (I never heard them called confectioners) bought his ' paper ' at the stationer's. Ans. SWEET .): cf. wheedle. Farewell. . =delicate. subs. SWEET HEART. SWEETNERS . to coax.Sweetheart. TO PLANT (or DO) A SWEET PEA = TO PISS Also in Conundrums : 'What's the sweetest flower in the nursery ? ' or 'What flower does a woman like TO PLUCK A ROSE. SWEET-HEART . Loud. . . The penis : see PRICK. to sell herself up. Crew . . 1895. he seemed to court that girl.v. To FAKE THE SWEETENERS = to kiss. 3. . entice or allure. .--A UP (q. — I.

V. 7o. It is very hard to define exactly what is meant by a SWELL at Eton . subs. (old). ' quial). you know. 1864. SWEET-SCENTED HOLE. SO SWELL. 19.). MAYHEW. and makes a genteel figure. or. . 44 Swell. SWELL. It was the SWELL'S russia—a russia. by this means becomes acquainted with the leading members of the school. meaning the person who is the object of your discourse. TO LIVE IN SWELLSTREET = tO reside in the West End . . but any well-dressed person is emphatically termed a SWELL. from a perger to a SWELL. she's a real SWELL. because THE SWELL would not appear . stylish. What madness could impel So rum a flat to face so prime a SWELL. . or a RANK SWELL. phr. The lady in the SWELL carriage. OLIPHANT. subs. — The female pudendum: see MONOSYLLABLE. . 17. S. 2 44. (also SWELLISH) = (I) elegant. 1877. a gentleman . 1840-45.V. SWELL. for me to come forward. Hence. Any thing remarkable for its beauty or elegance. phr.v. or bona-fide property. It's of no use. he is styled.-1. was the phrase applied to men of fashion and ton . TIP-TOP (q. Vulg. Ingoldsby Legends (1862). A . 341. BYRON. S. Lexicon Balatronicum. Chequers. Sometimes. Eton College. 1690. Ibid. Ibid. MOORE. beg of the gentlemen. Five Years' Penal Servitude.—A liking for sweet things or sweetmeats. Chickaleary Cove. Don Juan. (1862). 1823. Rabelais. inasmuch as the latter makes a show of his finery . you will say to your pall. or poetical SWELL. dandified .. Non. P1iilii5 . Corinthian. and whether he is called THE SWELL. or intellectual ability. speaking of a person whom you were on the point of robbing. xi. though a bit of a SWELL. xi. v. when all SWELLDONI is at her feet. is immaterial. 1835. 1854. Tom Crib's Memorial. Hi. . whose name is not requisite. Lab. 1819. Turf. is called a SWELL article . 38. they were the brilliant predecessors of the SWELL of the present period. xxx. A SWELL HUNG IN CHAINS =a bejewelled man or woman . BEE. ii. . whereas the nob. is a pocket-book. is clad in plainness. . and is found on acquaintance to develop considerable social qualities. No. No! no !—The Abbey may do very well For a feudal nob. S. Not one SWELL in a score would view it in any light than a ream concern. c. Poor Tom was once a kiddy upon town. .Sweet-scented Hole. and (2) firstAlso derate. the gory's I eary. xliii. etc. 1888. R. New. She's a screamer. With his nervous horn he removed all the infection that might be lurking in some blind cranny of the . rivatives and combinations such as SWELLDOM = the world of fashion . meaning. my eldest girl danced with the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. but it usually implies a boy who. Did. or attention . it appears. . MOTTEUX. This isn't the moment. which make him hand and glove with all the Eton magnates. an elegantly-dressed woman. and so knowing. SWELL-HEAD (or BLOCK) =a vain coxcomb (Amer. T. . CADGE the SWELLS. xxiii. so nutty. 191]. subs. Ibid. We may as well stow it.' 1851-61. So prime. nob . the cove is as down as a hammer . A HOWLING SWELL (see HOWLING) . x811. . a SWELL mollisher. as any. Gilbert Gurney. Hi. A thorough varmint and a real SWELL. 1890. and is therefore on his guard. See quots. VANCE. My tailor serves you well. THACKERAY [Leech's Pictures in Quarterly Review. brought into notice either by athletic prowess or scholarship. (collo- 1823. SWEET-TOOTH. and found him very chatty. Lond. or the gory. the mother of the young SWELL with the flower in his buttonhole. or high standing in the school. as in the following (in addition to many other) examples :—I was turned up at Chinastreet. in alluding to a particular gentleman. GROSE. HOOK. BARHAM. so a swELL crib is a genteel house . of course.V. At the ball. the cove. is said by his associates to be in SWELL STREET. 1785. RUNCIMAN. SWEET-SCENTED HOLE. Tongue. I. but who has taken the alarm. differs from SWELL. THE SWELL. (1855). A family man who appears to have plenty of money. the prosecutor: again. . 1785 and 1890. comes.. relying upon intrinsic worth.). (venery).

' SW E LL. (1630). . SWELL-MOBSMEN.. . MAYHEW. Bale's swink (bibere) becomes SWIGGE. Saints' days. subs. Domes. n.-In pl. etc. 1V. and GRosE) . I select a few of the most presentable] slip-slop . ph r.13Jan. you're a daisy.H EA D. (common).-To bathe.. Leg. Public patterers. 3 S. 2. xiv .-A quickworking compositor (SAVAGE. Chequers.= Sunday Services . vii. 1893. 1891. I ain't tellin yer no lie. S'ELP ME GORD. etc. CHEVALIER.MOBSMAN. June. . A drunken man : see LUSHINGTON. STINGO (q.v. 1866. raise-head . sweet madam. Confiel. 45 Swig. (old).-' So S 7 WELP.Swell-head. help ' : usually in the adjurations. subs. . (common). Hence SWELL-MOB. BARHAM. 2. JAS. and the like o' that ere. and thieves. . PAYN. in!]. MARSHALL. Rich Charities ' Awkins. 1897. f. S'ELP ME GREENS . If I wasn't sich a lidy. ii. TO PULL hard (9. Roxburgh Ballads [Brit. BOOTHBY. s. 86. subs. if you ar'n't the greatest treat I ever did meet. Liza. Viet. Lab. 'Jolly Welsh Woman. E. 2.). S'WELP ME BOB. if this isn't our old Jose. . Mrs 'Enery Punch. HOTTEN. RUNCIMAN. SELP ME BOB. subs. thr. SO HELP MY BLESSED TATER 1897. -A well-dressed pickpocket. Changeling.. [OLIPHANT. Slang Diet. 41. t00. 8. Vi. DICKENS. Land. The SWELL MOB they are there.v.. S'ELP ME BOB. Notes and Queries. MIDDLETON and ROWLEY.) Hence SWIGGLED = drunk : see SCREWED. Verb (Winchester). Have come 'for to go for to do sich a job ! 1837. Drummer). S'ELP MY GREENS! and 'Upon my word and say so. Lab.-A deep draught : also as verb=to drink heartily. MABBE. 1623. crazy. In this treatise occurs names of fancy drinks . phr. subs. 417. and housebreakers. the Chapel throng. Ingolds. Quarterly Rev.. . 1850. De Generibus Ebriosorum. [HODGKIN. Some of the SWELL MOB . I'd give the bloomin' magistrate a job. I'm no end of a SWELL at politics. 208. See SWELL and SWOLLEN HEAD. . 182. S'ELP ME BOB. . MARSHALL. Jo/in St. SWELP ME LUCKY. 129.' Now while she had gotten the jugg at her snout.. I'll pay it back. Land. GREENS. 163. 'DOES YOUR NOSE SWELL (or ITCH) at that ? ' Are you riled ? ' SWELL-NOSE. . 1860. Hur gave it a tug. 1899.- Ill temper. 20. and harangue in the open air to attract a crowd for their confederates to rob.' 1 44. Gaz. SWELL-NOSE. (colloquial). 1843. Pomes. Dict. 30.v. 'Not another word will I say.). S'ELP ME BOB. 1880. 'to swill. etc. My father takes in wash in'. kidded us. .] 1515. Sfianisk Rogue. Mus. The SWELL MOBSMAN'S eye is for ever wandering in search of his prey. Agent. But one SWIG more.. . iv. Signor LiApo. SWELL. They'll say. ii. SWELL MOBSMEN who pretend to be Dissenting preachers. 1851-61. Three Detective c. ix. till hur SWIGG ' D it half out. New Eng. MAYHEW. The fogle-hunter ware ! 1851-61. Well. : when surplices are worn. The Bishop's sermon is not long.). . SWIFT. c. WHITEING. Old Rhyme. Maker of Nations. 1841.' or S'WELP MY TATERS '(BOB. 1891. phr. Lic. SWIG. 1856. iii. s'HELP ME BOB. Strong ale . My mother's a snob. (old). (cornmon). (Winchester). .xix. (B.. EMERSON. C. 1627. -r. 2361. ii. c. Anecdotes. 165o. subs. 1900.' 1888. (Dead For his jaw-work would never I'm sure. SWELLED-NOSE. The merest fool could tell that the lady was a SWELL. 82. (printers').

SWIGGING blue ruin in that chair. [OLIPHANT. usurping boar . 1670. subs.' He never left off SWIGGING. the i3th Rank of the Canting Crew. c. verb. BROME. 7. 43]. UDAL. 2. Holt. But very fairly fills it full.. In Strange Amongst themselves they are skinners. Frat. T. Did. But find no moisture. Seven Gables. and that very heartily too. MOORE. 246. Cant. to eat) piggishly : hence as subs. toss-pot.-See quots. fiotores bibuli. i. The flock is drained. 46 Swim. WHITEING. xxxvi. Tom Crib. 1772. Hence in a good (or bad) SWIM= lucky (or unlucky). the lambkins SWIG the teat. E. AwDELEY. 193]. Erasnzus's Afiofihth. SWILLED =drunk : see SCREWED (B.. v. 192. Wantonness was never such a swILLBowL of ribaldry. 1616. their profession calls a ' . Erasmus. and then idly bleat. i. and thrive. A SWYGMAN goeth with a ped- 1775. Mus. 38. ii. Till he had suckt all out. Burlesque Homer. and a SWIG of whiskey and water. 1899.' iii. ii. 1530. He was SWILLING beer in the canteen as if he had never done anything else in his life. 1580. after a lusty SWIG at the Brandy. ' Eclogues. John St. SCOTT. 1885. MARRYAT. or fancy. SHAKSPEARE. Xi. knock-outs. BAILEY. Duenna. B. . 367. GREENWOOD. . takes a new meaning. xi. Marnzion. The Hero that sits there. Pierce's Sufierogalion. . SWILL-TUB. ' English Sailor. SWIGMAN. 20. . S. BARET. in safety. Paradise Lost. S. DEKKER. fool. C. CREECII. New Eng. HAwTHoRNE.. 1883. Ye eat. 1701. Pacha Many 1835. V.. I just can SW1GG it at one pull. When my landlord does not nick me . Take a little lunch . SHERIDAN. i. Wooden World.). lers pack. Half-cocked with SWIGGING ale and beer. and tramp the East End parks to kill time. C. 5. Richard III. . Roast hissing crabs.]. The jolly toper SWIGGED lustily at his bottle. (AWDELEY. 1706. PITCH (q. What doth that part of our army in the meantime which overthrows that unworthy SWILL-POT Grangousier 1725. SWIG-MEN.-To drink (and.' The sailor having taken a SWIG at the bottle. 22. the lap. occasionally. 1819. The verb swvm. E. Old English Ballads [Brit. 198. instead of my dear soul. e. has been called blockhead.. 1696. ' Dead and Alive. . C. . -One's particular pursuits.. URQUHART. E. BALE [Works (Parker Soc. . Alvearie. R. SWILBOLLES. 1652. lxxi. BEcKETT. Virgil. The . and sleep. and gormandize. 1866.v. They which on this day doe drink and SWILL In such lewd fashion. Crew. ELIOT. 1899. Hary5er's Mag.Swigman. E. The husband. Their oiled SWILL-BOWLS and blind Balaamites. d. take a swic at a fountain. 2. 1593. Rabelais . pretending to sell them to colour their Roguery. Times Whistle [E. 185i. was taken for the greatest SWIELBOLLE of wine in the woorlde. d. that of bibere. . (old colloquial : now vulgar). still . I buy a ha'porth of bread. Jovial Crew. odd-trick men.] 1542. HARVEY. Queen's Service. SWILL-TUB. WYNDHAm. WARD. subs.). xi. SwILLs your warm blood like wash. Jyl of Bran/ford's Testament [FuRNiv ALL]. . and the wife sow. xxxiii. As Tom or Tib When they at bowsing ken do SWILL. Not but that he can fight. or the act : in contempt. Tales. .. 466.. or flagons SWILL. they work together in what . SWIM. .= BOOZE (q. SWILLBOWL (SWILLER. and GRosE). BRIDGES. 19. Felix LING themselves with ale. of Vacabondes. . 141. C..). Lucious Cotta . 1808. 22. 1838. dirty drab. (common). SWIL- SWILL. B. or SWILL-BELLY) =a heavy toper (or glutton) . 1597. 39. 5. 1563. and GRosE). 1653. (Old Cant). Let Friar John. . HARMAN. and SWILL. 1567. 9. and Comfiany. SWILL-POT. carrying small HabberdasheryWares about.V.

(4)=a long time out of the hands of the police (thieves'). s. verb. — 1. 16. Hence SWIMMINGLY =successfully. To have rowed one's college-boat to the head of the river. Mrs. Max. Hari5er's Mag-. LARD. (common). Fox. a SWIMMING ( = an extremely pleasant) TIME. to have received a legacy. (common). Hon. The rich third-raters will dive in. And bear it SWIMMINGLY. Hence (2). 3. 1874. 30. Never remind me of anything I said. in the inner circle' or THE KNOW (q. And now. Yes . Also 2 (loosely and frequently).. (also TO HAVE A SWIMMER). I. lxxviii. He's IN THE Sillad. 1889. Your business is going Gil Bias [ROUT. (common). 71.). . SWIMMINGLY. The metaphor is piscatorial. What's the SWINDLE '= What's to pay (or the damage) ? ' . also (more loosely still) any transaction in which money passes : e. 1869. 1605. 441. SICK . Knickerbocker. Lady Dashout. should like to make my own SWIM!' 47 See Swindle. (thieves').—To cheat a pal out of his share of booty. on condition of being sent on board the receiving-ship.. Vulg. 1897. prosperously. MALKIN. The angler who casts his bait into these may depend upon sport. phr. — Participant in the times. or seems likely to happen.. a lottery. BRIDGES. Can such a rascal as thou hope for honour? .. Geta. (old). affairs went on SWIMMINGLY. 24. Fr. JONSON. Profihetess. whereas his neighbour at a little distance may not have a nibble. GROSE. adj.v. a thief who escapes prosecution. His neighbourhood is getting INTO THE SWIM of the real-estate movement. Macnz. a sweepstakes. 1. ' swim ' being the term applied by Thames fishermen to those sections of the river which are especially frequented by fish. 1622. . for a time. etc. 233. he loiks. is said by his palls to be sw I NI M ERED. LEDGE]. A man is said to be IN THE SWIM when any piece of good fortune has happened. 6 Oct. SWINDLE. Nov. I want to be IN THE SWIM. I can't endure it : I believe you want to get IN THE SWIM. being OUT OF THE SWIM. make the I waters muddy.i. Free Lance. Well.-1.Swim. Mag. QUOTH THE HORSE-TURD (RAY). to have made a good book on the Derby. APPLES. OuiDA. . etc. or tender . 2. and copy our frocks. a toss for drinks. IRVING. Massarenes. Thus SWIMMINGLY the knave went on. SWIMMING. To SWIM IN GOLDEN GREASE (OIL. a SWIMMING ( =an overfull) DISH . are any of them sufficient to have put one IN THE SVs IM. ' Sounds distinctly appetising. a guard-ship. i80.' Obroian cries. Originally (and properly) a fraud or imposition (in which sense see SWINDLER).. Tongue. 1774. dans le mouvement (or le subs. train). i. — Generic for plenty : thus a SWIMMING ( = a full or brisk) MARKET: Cf.' 1900. A Counterfeit (old) Coyn ' (B. 1785. E. to serve His Majesty. 2. (old). phr. when before a magistrate. To MAKE A MAN SWIM FOR IT. How WE APPLES SWIM.g. And killed two birds with every stone. SWIMMER. Worldley. SWIMMER. FLETCHER. IN THE SWIM. etc. (Old Cant). thin. verb. 1809. When you do come to SWIM IN GOLDEN LARD. 'The pity of it is that we can't always keep the SWIM to ourselves.). (3)=associated in any undertaking and spec.V. subs. Free Lance. phr. a race. 6 Oct. swim. to him. and GRosE).g. and bear it too. i. 1809. Burlesque Homer.' another Swift replies : 'Hot wather. Iwo. —See quot. any speculation or matter of chance : e. 313. 16.—To 'roll' in bribes : see GREASE. wherever I go.

r.v. SWINE DRUNKE Sheepe drunke. That swiNE'll surely make us get off. 1903. . 1870. derivatives such as SWINDLEABLE. . SWINDLER. Works [GRosART. Ibid. ii. PHRASES SAYINGS.. never good until he come to the knife' (of a covetous person) . SWINE. subs. SWINDLERY. 1866. this was in a great measure carried out by the plaintiff himself. also. to defraud.) . verb = to cheat. Hence SWINISH (B. circa 1762. phr. to SWINDLE him out of something. Etym. adj. Vict. Racing Investigator)--` Certainly ! I never heard them called by any other name. and PROVERBIAL Like a SWINE.' 1837. followed. Richard III. s. . under pretext of finding a treasure . 'Evidence in Davey v. Then. . MAcAuLAv. vi. schwindeler. and SWINDLE. it looks as if we were done for • . M. as we say. SWINDLERY and blackguardism. that pathetic SWINDLE. Lic. Lamotte . 'Einem etwas abschwindeln. Eng. i. xvi. The word may be translated madness. and all quots. and apparently did not use this word SWINDLE in Dr. .— Beastly drunk : see SCREWED. .]—GRosE and BEE. Near to the town of Leicester. a deception. . Walmsley. 1785-6. [ CARLYLE. 1849. (common). .' to get something out of another by inducing delusions . 'Why don't you pay the girl her Why don't you give the girl her price ? ' SWINDLER (q. ii. Eng. covetous. used to signify Cheats of every kind. TO SING LIKE A BIRD CALLED A SWINE= to grunt (RAY) .French Revol. 82]. WEDGWOOD. SWINDLING. Lion drunke . Let us take." ?' Witness (Mr. Legal Refiorts. etc.' Mr. E.Swindler. 2. ix.' 1597. (old). SHAKSPEARE. Bedloe. TO CAST PEARLS BEFORE SWINE (of unappreciated action or effort). in a factitive sense. Diamond Necklace.' SWINDLE 48 Swine-drunk. VARENNE.' As to the second plea that had not a libellous meaning. 'Aint that the SWINE of a snob that rushed me at Battersea? 1899.) is quite another matter. had SWINDLED one of them out of 300 livres. for example. yer silly swiNE. Hist. the Bridge of Sighs. v. who had advertised that he was getting up a SWINDLE. . . .. Ape drunke . for defrauding others. [The boar was Richard's cognisance. HOWELLS. KENNEDY. Vulg. Sailor. one who employs petty or mean artifices. It is a regular byword with us as a racing phrase. Thoughts in my Garden. 4 Jan. that you turned SWINDLER. 1876. Hence SWINDLE. CARLYLE. This foul SWINE Lies . COLLINS. Lotteries are announced and commonly known as SWINDLES. an imposition .—A term of the utmost contempt.] 1889. subs. (old).Y. Editor. to have become dizzy over unfounded or unreasonable prospects of gain. John St. and the verbal sense are there given for the sake of distinction. Git out. i. Johnson's sense. Tongue. Whence. =a fraud. FOOTE. 'Decision of SWINDLE ? ' = ' PIGOTT. Gaz. GROSE. 1785.v. . . I look easily SWINDLEABLE. 283.. WHITEING.—A cheat . Venetian Life. S.. . II. legal or illegal.. a rogue : spec. subs. In a figurative sense the German schwindel is applied to dealings in which the parties seem to have lost their head. for it.. . used of German Jews who settled in London. NASHE. for subs. ' SWINE-DRUNK.. Jo. Hawkins' Is the word SWINDLE commonly applied to things like I" specs. . greedy. one who induces delusions in others. iii. After 1776. . J.' is the maiden's reply. . quoted in note 9]. Paul Walmsley. In sporting circles they certainly did deal with an extraordinary vocabulary. delusion. 1592. Sailor TramA. SWINDLER . d. . Swindle. a noted SWINDLER. and got out of gaol by an act for the relief of insolvent debtors. 1882. . [Orig. Cafiuchin. Also by soldiers in the Seven Years' War. gluttonous.

Sacrilege was in full SWING. SWINGE-BUCKLER (see SW ASH). SHAKSPEARE. An ofte dede him sore SWINGE. Mal/ravers. 58. etc. I87. LEDGE]. And . 3. Leg. he will bring them to judgement.T. Love and a Bottle. SWING THE MONKEY . For a little bird whispered. 1542. (nautical). 1579. 214]. yet in the end. All's Well. Mirr. iv.)=to control . will be quite a new thing. and GRosE). Then. i. and was there in great aucthoritie. . 5. Let them have their SWING that affect to be terribly singular. Poetry of Anti-Jacobin (4th ed. . to chastise . E. to thrash . Lob. 1805. 486. HALL. GODWIN. -See quot. a free ' hand ' or course : e. damme. For this act Did Brown rigg SWING.-I. I. 18or. and be hanged ! 132. SHAIRP. With his neck in a noose. (common). phr. Havelok the Dane [SKEAT. 'Perchance. 267. to gossip . 286. Works [Parker Soc. . ii. J. To beat .]. ix. . The devil hath a great SWING among us. ii. Manage of Will and Wisdome. 7. and laws be all repeal'd. Sailor's Lan- guage. 3. to manage.V. Also TO SWING (a matter) OVER ONE'S HEAD. etc. striking with knotted handkerchiefs a man who swings to a rope made fast aloft. (colloquial). To hang . the passion of God ! so I shalbe SWINGED. see LADDER. To thrust the world aside and take his SWING of indulgence. 219. E. 1542. Flee/wood. BARHAM. to punish (B. iv. 49 Swinge. . you may SWING.S. Hence.. 1622. C. To 1883. New Eng. 229. Deacon Brodie.g. take his heels..-Bent .' But to see a man SWING At the end of a string. Your time is up . ii. .. 260. to take my SWING about town.. 1836. verb. 1598. Mag. That whilom here bare SWINGE AMONG the best.Swing. SHOULDERS. vii. SACKVILLE.' etc. That tendre was. FARQUHAR. 1809. and swithe neys. Asi5ects ofPoetry. my bones shalbe bang'd ! The poredge pot is stolne : what. ii.' If I'm caught. Erasmus [OLIPHANT. 530. 0. (old literary). I say. PRICES. Ch. . f. MALKIN. TYNDALE. . SWING THE MONKEY. S. iv. i. I don't mind SWINGING. I shall SWING. If they will needs follow their lustes. Drunkenness is his best virtue. SWINGE. Ingolds. The person the ' monkey ' strikes whilst swinging takes his place. It was my full determination . TO HAVE (or TAKE) ONE'S SWING (or FULL SWING)= tO do as one likes. DICKENS. And wit hondes smerte dinge . I'll bear all with content. . Come away.' Ibid. ' The Execution. Four Letters. Hence (Charterhouse) SWINGER (q. their pleasures. And is he thundering well corpsed ? .1. UDALL.). So. 1887. C. Lawyer. 1881. In the great chorus of song with which England greeted the dawn of this century individuality had FULL SWING. SWING. Harsh laws ! But time shall come When France shall reign. 1877-85. Boz. The fellow will have his SWING though he hang for't. 161o. 1280. Ibid. 1530. 1698. for he will be SWINE-DRUNK. that's certain. . So that the blood ran of his fleys. 'Drunkard's Death. =to manage easily . you have had your SWING. Henry VIII.1 'Among the verbs are subs. and look at men and manners a little. CLARK RUSSELL.) = a box on the ears.E. Verb. . SWINGEING = a thrashing . TO SWING A BUSINESS (MARKET. Little Fr. And now they tried the deed to hide . SWING in a halter. Hist. Gil Bias [ROUT. LYTTON. The sect [of heretics] goeth now in her FULL SWING. HARVEY. there for a certayne space loytred and lurked with Sir Thomas Broughton knyght. whiche in those quarters bare great SWYNGE. 1592. . Ind. FLETCHER. 1837. DIXON. (1868). THE SWING= the gallows : see NUBBING CHEAT (GROSE). Pathway. and their owne SWINGE. v. verb. 1620. of England. Take your whole SWING of anger . DENT. HENLEY and STEVENSON. 3.

Rogue (1630.v. Hence SWINGER= a PERFORMER (q. 1624.. I lay'd on and beat him well-favoredly. Inconstant. then I could have SWINGED A SWORD AND BUCKLER. George a Greene. 2 Hen. xi. Rabelais. A MASSE. Fellow. with his sinnewy train. See phr. 1720. Wit Without 1614. Spec. 17]. v. Ibid. 1607. FLETCHER. . I'll SWINGE you monstrously.V. 1668.. 1742. Hudibras. i. soundly SWINGED for this . . Once he SWING'D me till my bones did ake. Lives of 1Vorths. . . Crew. c. 26. (old). C. I SWING'D HIM OFF. C. DAVENANT. . SWINGING. 156. 4 A. Be not too bold . Ane SWYNGEOUR coffe amangis the wyvis. Enemy's Love. SPENSER. Money. 1637. He is SWING'D OFF. 1599. Retailing the fish at a SWINGEING profit. Rest. 1763. Thus ye must doe To make the wassaile a SWINGER. that's all. an unblushing falsehood. 3.). 1725. When I was a scholar in Padua. 1622. To beat. Diet.i.). D. Hence SWINGER =anything of size . If your jury were Christians. Cant. A SWINGING storm will sing you such a lullaby. SWINGING. s. FIELDING. . if you be. 1672. Ibid.Swinged off. Did. to get off cleverly. 8. Dober. [Dram. 159. . (venery). Clap. Now. Give her cold jelly To take up her belly. How will he rap out presently half a dozen SWINGERS. IV. (1596). for a ii.. Beatrix. 1694. 1709. [A certain monstrous proposition is called] a SWINGER. GREENE. 264. 271.v. somtimes the dusty plain. Yours were but little vanities .V. without all pity. 1703. SWINGE and leather my lambkin. Clergy.-To copulate : see RIDE. 1590. King John. Somtimes his sides. 1859. 2.. 1663. S. CAREY. they must give SWINGEING damages. for. WARNER. BAILEY. Crew. Erasmus. Saint George that SWINGED the dragon. 17. 5. Devil's Charter [STEEvENs]. . FLETCHER.M. 1696. I. DAVENANT. 282]. V. . then? 1730. i. 50 Swinging. He is SWING'D OFF. ii. i. ECHARD. you SWINGED me for my love. astonishing : generic for size : anything that beats all else : see SWINGE. The scorching flame sore his face. E. A placid. Obs. 1. iv. - quot. 1648. 1 44. a WHOPPER (q. ii. damnably Clapt. Blacklog Studies. And once a day SWINGE her again. aaY. And that baggage. [LAING. Rule a Wife. if you be not SWINGED I'll forswear half kirtles. MOTTEUX. Walpole. Then often SWINDGING. SWINGEING). . 4. 1. SYLVESTER. 1696. FOOTE. Mayor of Garrett'. COTGRAVE. 5. E. . In Gaul he SWINGED the valiant Sir Amadis. iii. SWIFT. Did I not tell you a SWINGEING Lie. Assignation. SWINGED all 1595. V.v. Fairy Queene. B. bethwacke. xviii. Spanish SWINGING pastie. I was in love with my bed : I thank you. Dict. 1734. xxxix. a very great one. Descriptioun 153M. Triumphans. is to be SWINGED for bribery. . damnably Clapt.-Huge. Whether it be direct infrynging An oath if I should waive this SWINGING. SWINGEING lye. Du Bartas [N AREs]. HERRICK. SWINGING (SWINDGING Or (old). SWINGEING cold night. Twelfe Night. Joseph Andrews. 3. lamme. Cant. 288. A SWINGEING ass's touch-tripe fastened to his waist. SALA. Cont. 1611. S. iv. Stella. 87. DRYDEN. SWINGED OFF. BUTLER. faith.. 1623. TWO Gentlemen. (1598). verb. I'll SWINGE you. LYNDSAY. late secretary of war. adv. I would . . but I have sinn'd SWINGINGLY against my vow. SHAKSPEARE. 1. 1872. FLETCHER. 1. Beggar's Busk. Lye. I will have you . how I would SWINGE her if I had her here. Twice Round Clock. DRYDEN.. ChrOnOn. FARQUHAR. ii. calm. SWINGE. B. We have rid a SWINGING pace from Nemours since two this morning. 1621. Brit. NORTH.

SWIPE. Hence SWIPEY (or swIPED)=drunk . 170.. . Some subs. 1884. phr.v. =thin. otherwise it differeth so much from the true metheglin as chalke from cheese. That is rotten hard work. Taxes in England. iv. SWIPTE hire of that heaned. 470. r see Swish-tail. HUGHES. It's a job I'd SWIPE from no man.). At Harrow= to birch. adj. xiii. Hence 1855-7. KENNEDY. 1843. Also (2) a horse with undocked tail . SWING-TAIL. xxviii. DOWELL. Hence SWIPER=a hard hitter. and (3) a schoolmaster. phr. subs. 1884.v. SLOPS (q. putting some pepper and a little other spice among. Small SWIPES—more of malt than hop— with your leave I'll try your black bottle.' 2. I. He complained of us and Tipkins. call mead. 558. Free Lance. Katherine [E. 47. ii. — 1. the well-known bowler and SWIPER (I hope the word has not gone out). Pall Mall Gaz. a KNOCKER-OUT (q. 55.—Drunk : see SCREWED. . DICKENS. (common). .). C. Redgauntlet..S. Kirk had a long SWIPE off the tee. COLLINS. hit a tremendous SWIPE.—To steal : PRIG. you know. The small sour SWISH-SWASH of [HoLiNsHED]. (common). Jack Raggles. Auto. Mar.. 4 Sep. 1903. Dicky Sinclair . (American).—A hog (GRosE). or a little eased of the cough . . subs. 43. 2. 1838. the poorer vintages of France. and ran eight before they had the sense to call Lost Ball. 1891. M.. ii. Sailor Tramfi. SWISH -SWASH subs. HARRISON. ii.T. 1884. E.—In p/. 7 July. a BUMBRUSHER (q. BEcKETT. Eng. the long-stop.). SWISH. (old poachers'). 1901. 1824.Swing-tail. ChUZZ/eWit. toughest and burliest of boys. A blow delivered with the full length of the arm. commonly called SWIPER Jack . Field. (old).]. one suggested a clever plan by which even a can of preserves could be ' SWIPED' as they called it. Igoo. iv. a SLOGGER (q. A good SWINGEING agitation against the House of Lords. verb. In driving for Tel-el-Kebir. I have nought to drink but SWIPES. TraMi6S. I. 1876.). with honicombs and water. 1577. Paradise Lost. verie good in mine opinion for such as love to be loose-bodied at large. Jack steps out and meets. SWISH -TAI L.— Any weak beverage . SWI N NY. 22. SWISH ED. I pity that young nobleman's or gentleman's case : Dr. II. There is a kind of SWISH-SWASH made also in Essex. SWISHING =a THACKERAY. He has been known to argue with the head-master as to whether he ought to be SWISHED. thrashing. d. 1903. FLYNT. As verb = to drink. As verb =to DRIVE (q. To smoke a penny cigar with constant anticipation of being caught and SWISHED. . Gilbert Jessop.—To flog. Also see PURSER'S SWIPES. 1200. which the homelie countrie wives.v. Tom Brown 's Schooldays. — Married (GRosE). Misc. viii. YATES. A pheasant (GRosE). —I. and diverse other places. 9 adj. Life St.v. Also SWINNIED. small beer : also (schools) any poor tipple. Wordsworth and assistants would SWISH that error out of him in a way that need not here be mentioned. (old). I am indebted to Mr. SWIPING with all his force. SCOTT. . 1857. (old : now colloquial). phr.v. Verb. washy beer . The first ball of the over. (old). and I got SWISHED the other day. Descr. Thoughts in my Garden. Punch's A lmanack. ii. and SWIPES= a potman (GRosE).). for the excellent and temperate article which he contributes to another part of this number. Harry Fludyer. 2452. (common). to bang. He's only a little SWIPEY. 32. 1886.

. verb. Fottere. . ii. Jones [HALLIWELL]. to SWILL (q. (naval).v. amiral suisse=a naval officer solely employed on shore. SWODDY. CHAUCER. on the River Medway. ROCHESTER. Alle tho that ben very good drynkers. "I.Swiss Admiral. and Absolon bath kist hir nether ye. Ff. 1598. 33]. (venery). BRIDGES. — Squinting (GRosE). v. A. QUEEN OF SWIVELAND = Venus. SWIVELLY. . . She found herself possessed of what is colloquially termed a SWIVEL-EVE. 1383.). and (West Indies) what is known in America as a cock-tail. also see SCREWED. —A pretender to naval rank : cf. a SWIVING. Leg-end Cafit. verb. Thay flue alle fulle this Ynglande. — To copulate : see RIDE (GRosE). Percy Folio MS. The townsmen where he comes their wives do SWIVE all. 1656. And from St James's to the land of Thule. And eke also alle feoble SWYVERS. fools. Generic for (common).—To copulate: see RIDE and cj: SWINGE.)..v. See SWAD. Singleton Fontenoy. Ibid. tot. Ramble (Works. fol. (venery). (or Sw zzY). phr. to fucke. — Drunk : see SWIZZLE SCREWED. Ibid. . Boy.v. 1718).v. 86. How thou art SWVVED y schalle telle. A riding. etc. HANNAY. 4178. to occupy. C. Fotti tire. If Paris had not got enough Of trimming her bewitching buff. Knights. Nor will I SWIVE thee though it bee Our very first nights jollitie. [MS. Cantab. squires. SWISS ADMIRAL. And now ere sary SWYWERS brokyne owte of bande. ' It serves me right for deserting rum.v. subs. to sard. to SWIVE.. to6. Colyn Blowbols Testament. 1865. Martiall.) . 7. (q. . Lincoln. As verb =to tope. Diet. 38. FLETCHER. . ale and beer mixed. Worlde of Wordes. 1508 [?]. 666 [SKEAT (1895). SWO B B ER. 1772. Of all the ffishes in the Sea Give me a woman's SWIVING. Hence SWIVER =a performer (q. Snigg mixed himself some SWIZZLE and consoled himself. 149.v. but thee Once in four years I cannot occupie. 297. and SWIZZLED = drunk . drink . But longs to SWITCH the gypsy still. Yon wench wol I SWIVE.). A! seyde the pye. 1. or who has never been to sea. SWIVE. s. verso]. FLORIO. phr. Fottetrice. .. verb. a WENCHER (q. — I. SWIVEL-EYED. To iape. See SWABBER. 136. In everilk a toune ther es many one.—To be expeditious in movement. MS. Cant. f.] 1612. DICKENS. . . And so may that false woman thrive That dares prophane the c—t I SWIVE. . Chevaucherie. DORSET. [Also see= Fottari e. adj. (American). Mutual Friend. 12. And they also that can lyft a bole. and Fottitura. And everilk wyfe wenys hir selfe thar scho hafes one. (old). phr. I can swivE four times in a night . i. 455. 1686. 1741. c. 17. Burlesque Homer. COTGRAVE. Poems. d. In every town rejoice at his arrival. 98. Xi. and many other lande.. adj. (common). the amber fluid ! ' Here Mr. subs. C. MS. also (2) various compounded drinks—rum and water. 185o. There's not a Whore who SWIVES so like a Mule. f. 1620.. For al his keping and his Ialousye . built by the celebrated Herman SWIVEITT. Faithful Catalog-ue [Works (1718). Nor shall my couch or pallat lye In common both to thee and I. ii. 1659. 1680. my proper tipple. SWITCH. To SWITCH IN. a BOSS-EYE . by Godys wylle. s. The Charming Sally. Miller's Tale. Thus SWVVED was the carpenteres wyf. Fr. 52 Swoddy. 1. Voyage to Lethe. Rawl. . Tales. Hence SWIVEL-EYE= a squint-eye .

The candid friend is like a black draught . during periods of plethora and SWOLLEN HEAD. SWOT. (old). See SWEAT. but decidedly debilitating if too long continued. phr. and deserting after taking the bounty. Also SWELLED-HEAD. [Sydney was originally a convict settlement. iv.—Sixpence (old). GOULD. phr. — A convict. . SYNTAX. —Enlisting in different regiments. SWOLLEN H EA D. Also (2) to be drunk : see SCREWED. NISBET. %See SWAP. wholesome. —In a rage. SWORD-RACKET. (Shrewsbury). subs. phr. perhaps. . SYDN EY-SIDER (or BIRD). Landed at Last. vi. (GRosE). Had too much to drink last night. You have got a SWOLLEN HEAD this morning. 1898. IN A SWOT. subs. (old). . 53 Syntax.Swollenhead. master (GRosE). SWOP. verb. (common).—A school- subs. In Sheefi's Clothing. thr. . To HAVE A SWOLLEN HEAD. To put on airs . iii. —1. subs. 1900. to be filled with a violent sense of one's own importance. (Australian).] SYEBUCK.

in the scornful dialect of certain Church-ofEngland men.— False Philology. 54 Tabernacle. and fitted his humour TO A T. as true as an angle drawn with a Tsquare.—' Too thin' or too transparent ' : The story is T. subs. To DRIVE TAB. Univ. (tailors'). 1759-67. The shed in Moorfields which Whitefield used as a temporary chapel was called 'The Tabernacle ' .To a 7'. 882. phr. sir. 1899. phi-. subs. which consists of. phr. A T. 1855. d. =the ears. This made th' old TABBIES swear 246. verb. subs. Athol. an account. TABBY. TO KEEP TAB= to keep watch. ii. 3871. Labour in Vain [Han. been known as TABERNACLES. There are fellows in the office quietly keeping TAB on them.). i. See quot.. MARSH Crime and Criminal. When he can get into a circle of Old TABBIES. Levett turned out a regular trump. TABARD. T. Oxon. Misc. TABBY-PARTY = a gathering of women. and am much obliged to her ladyship for leaving us to such an agreeable tete-a-tete.—Known as a thief. NARES. —WooD. for scholars. whose original dress was a tabard. 1700. Methodist and such-like places of worship have. 1884. 241]. S. a provost. Cal. xxxviii. 16 fellows. 12 probationary scholars.] T. HALL. they'd never Fall out. 2 chaplains. 8 tabarders. (old). (London). Century. Vi. G. BRIDGES. phr. (old). Oxford. 2. COLMAN. tattler : cf. hence (2) a spiteful CAT (GROSE). 1872. subs.—In p/. but live good friends for ever. Having cajoled my inquirer. FARQUHAR. (1692). 1822. 5. phr.—Exactly .xf. STERNE. 24. They are part of the foundation. — A scholar on the foundation of Queen's College. THE TAB. Oxford. (religious). (colloquial). We could manage this matter To A T. to a nicety . verb. Burlesque Homer. iv. and they hit it off together TO A T.V.' TAB. The name of TABARDER is still preserved in Queen's College. (American). (American). To BE MARKED WITH A T.—t. [Formerly convicted thieves were branded with a T in the hand. (Univ. To go out on a party of pleasure with a wife and family' (GRosE). ii. Love and a Bottle. and. 3. since then. Jealous Wife. (colloquial). 1774. T. An old maid . subs. TABERNACLE. Note. He answered the description the page gave TO A T. 3. 1698.-0. . TABARDER. Macaulay. 1761. ROGERS [TREVELVAN. A check . I am not sorry for the coming in of these old TABBIES. xxii. Glossary. he is just in his element. — I.. —The Metropolitan Tabernacle in Newington Causeway. Tristram Shandy. and 2 clerks.

—A watch chain gold chain. FIELDING. . I have an after-game to play that shall TURN THE TABLES. TACE IS LATIN FOR A subs. . TACKLE. 12 Feb. GOLGOTHA. in combination : e. The west countrymen being victorious. _ 1710. 1694. V. spot. NOOSE. Glossary. Polite Cond. RED TACKLE = a TACHS. 28 Sept. LESTRANGE. (common). answered Murphy. DRYDEN [Century Dia. MALKIN. 13. bad food' or 'bad malt liquor ' (HALLIWELL). She falls in love with . . 1754. tacere. or vice. 1V. . if the TABLES WERE TURNED. If it be thus the TABLES Would BE TURNED upon me . . E. and X. Madam. Hence (2). etc. Plank Bed Ballad A toy and a TACKLE tion . her father's chaplain . Double Dealer. D. (common). Jottings from Jail. (old).V. — A cant phrase in the 18th century suggesting the expediency of silence. but THE TABLES WERE TURNED in three following years. sugar. TACE. [Latin. E. of U. d.) 1822. 1877. S.). Amelia. States. but I should only fail in my vain attempt. —both red-'uns. subs. quots. or NARES. Fables. They that are honest would be arrant knaves. (old).—I.— To marry : cf. ii. enterprise. tress: GRosE). See TIN TABERNACLE and TAB.V. 217. HARD-TACK = coarse fare or (army and navy) biscuit as distinguished from bread . (provincial). . TABLE-CLOTH (THE). TACKER. TACH. (venery). To TACK TOGETHER. subs. E. For supper in the cabin : salt beef and pork. and (b) bread.— A great falsehood (HALLIATELL). a mental eccentricity. FOOTE. tea. TACKET. Knights. TABLE. I commend your prudence. is LATIN FOR A CANDLE. (provincial).—` Good clothes' (B. To TURN THE TABLES. SPLICE. 1692. warm SOFT TACK. TACHE .]. and we were TACKED TOGETHER. Archaic Words. 228. News. and GRosE). 1. 1885. TADE TATCH.. subs. 1701. Brande is Latin for a goose. GRosE. phr. SWIFT. butter. etc.—A hat : subs. A missee TART (B. (thieves'). and TACE IS LATIN FOR A CANDLE. Sims. 2. (Tonbridge School). At Sherborne SCh001 TACK =a feast in one's study.g. ii. 1888. phr. a trick . subs. — To reverse matters (B. Tackle. passed myself on her for him. (back slang). .]. with a large locket. CONGREVE. S. —A fad . TACE. . 1751. verb. 1809. One day I went to Croydon and touched for a red toy and RED TACKLE. HALLIWELL. see testes : see a 3. ii. 55 TACK. stain. subs. SOFT-TACK .—The CODS and penis and PRICK.— The penis : see PRICK. 1847. [Cf.—Generic for food : specifically (O. 4. HORSLEY. (colonial). The gang upon whom we TURNED THE TABLES were people of very bad character. phr. 18[?].] CANDLE. Also TACKLE. verb. . A quality or disposi- [Referee.Table. . —A white cloud covering the top of Table Mountain. HITCH. (old). Fisk. A blot. phr. Gil Bias [ROUTLEDGE]. I slips on Dominie's robes . (colloquial).(a) good fare.

(old). Merry Drollery [EBSWORTH]. and speak your mind to her as best you can. 168. TAF. TAFFIE [a Welshman]. A Welshpotato. Thus TO TACKLE ( = to attempt the solution of) A PROBLEM. . determined to make a convert. TAG-RAG. RAG.] 1879. AND BOBTAIL RAG. A paid collector would be infinitely more successful than any number of printed appeals signed by gentlemen who could not TACKLE people personally. lo Sep. men and women. it would be considered unfair. and he would be said TO TAG. Stood I but in EN0=a fat man or woman (lit. Alchemist.v. 166r. 1 844. Punch. (back slang).— An off-side kick : also as verb. 2. d. he 'as got to be dabs at the cackle. TAFFY. — To do with energy . (Christ's Hospital). MANSFIELD.1840. .Tad (colloquial). THACKER" Philifi.--z. The people are no ways backward about discussing the subject of Mormonism. When a player has kicked subs. if it was then kicked back again behind him by the other side. 1858. It tuck a feller mighty wide between the eyes to TACKLE that tree. (q. 4 April. C. 1885..1868. SOFT-SOAP (q. 1869. [OLIPHANT. Gallants. (American).E. (1.—A subs. 206. New Eng. hard-workin' women. (Winchester football). TAFFY was a Welsham . XX1. e.v. One of the gentry TACKI ED Governor Powell the other day. MUTTON-MONGER the ball well forward. If a feller would TACKLE A feminine fair .'] 1577. STOWE. graybeards.. SON. especially a small street-boy" (Century) . senses I. The old woman . TACKLED TO for a fight in right earnest. 3. TO TACKLE ( = to attempt) A WOMAN: TO TACKLE ( = to close with) A BURGLAR. LOVER [Intl% Did. 9 Aug.—Fat . Descr. .). subs. David's Day. a (American). he was then obliged to return to his original position with his own side. TAFFY was a thief. School Lift (i866). 14]. S. and the whole party will unite in an offering of TAFFY. or load and fire a gun. 16io.]. to set to work . i. . If the ball had. Stale of Irelana. and was going to TACKLE the chaps what had my carpet-bag. to attack : generic.v. i.1599. in the meantime. [Taffy= toffee. old men" (BARTLETT). 16 Sep. . 53.). JoNsoN. 1862. Eng. adj. TAG. (American). TAG. and has followed it. the 1st March (B. . for it was a whopper.—A wencher . Old/own. " little TADS. Tag. There will be a reaction. Major Jones's CourtshiP.. 237. Verb. Travels [BARTLETT]. and GEosE). 1637. New York Times. — Flattery . and he was to kick it. before he regained his position. HARRISON. 56 TAFF. . vi. III. New York Tribune. They could all TACKLE a hoss. SPENSER. Old Rhyme. man. subs. . — Excrement (HALLIWELL). (provincial). small boys . HEYWOOD. to cope with . and All sorts.' A very small boy. . They all came in both TAGGE AND RAGGE. etc. They was resolute. TAF the midst of my followers. 5. 1887. 3. and add See the following quots. Field. 595. 2.—Ibid. I might say I had nothing about me but TAGGE AND RAGGE.. Hence TAFFY'S DAY = St. strong. As verb = to flatter.). been again kicked in front of him. TAD. I shook the two fellows off my trunks monstrous quick. .g. 2. [A Welsh pronunciation of Davy. Royal King [PEARWorks (1894). A Welshman is called a David (TAFFY)]. BLARNEY (q. =fat one). TAG . old TADS. TACKLE the lady.—" Perhaps an abbreviation of 'tadpole.

SIR P. Ff. 38. Diet. /bid. Rump and TAILE'S all one . 1621.] lives a strange life at Brighton. the concluding portion. II. Some laughed without fayle. . 791. Ingolds. I.The fag-end . STILL. Rabelais. Hence. 111. PIO. . Wyth here kercheves the devylys sayle. xix. NOT can I crouch and writhe my fawning TAYLE. I would not say sur-reverence. Poet. but rather take the rump. sir? Put. An arse. SIDNEY (LATHAm). Leg. s. TAIL. The arse. BARHAM. ill. a Good stout Taglioni and gingham umbrella. He [William IV. TAYLE.. mouth. tempre thy TAYLE. . What mean you by that. How ofte he knocked at her klycket gate. BYNNER. i. Love and a Bottle ii. TAG. Bouge of Court. L. Thou take hym by the toppe and I by the TAYLE. Yea. KISS MY TAIL= Kiss my arse : a contemptuous retort . Dame T. nockandroe. Thei did but ran ersward. SYLVESTER. BARHAM. Some sayd : dame. Magnetic Lady. . phi-. FARouHAR. 1595. . (vulgar). 4.Tag-end. . 253]. ii. TURN'D TAIL to God.] 1551. subs. Tagrhyme .' I've bought to protect myself well. subs.. 76. the tale Out of your . Hari. f. Daughter. . Jack Juggler (DoDsLEY.-A TAIL. 14M. 'The Furies. Leg. ii. you have beaten them down into my TAGRHYM E. E. to shirk . A sorrowfull songe in faith he shall singe. TAIL. Poet. 1632.Ev. THE TAIL END= the FAG-END (q. Turnament of To/en/lam IHAnATT. . (provincial). The lower or latter end . Jack Jug-g. Begurn's TAG-END d. (colloquial). to make thee TURN TAIL t'other way. 1663. 59. ii. . 1460. . these poets must have something extraordinary in their faces. Ingolds. a hanger-on. iii. 183[?]. and to the Fiend his face. Pan. Romwold. Frere and Boye [HAZLITT.-I. 1611 . . JoNsoN. ' S. ii. .v. that the dewke bothe hors and man turned TOPPE OVVR TAYLE. 3. Tale ofa Tub.): see ARSE. Chester Plays. 1562. In thy tale. SHAKSPEARE. . 3. Would thou had'st a dose of pills . Gammer Gurton's Needle [DoDsr.-A parasite . 1599. (old). iii. RAG. Elles shul they go to helle bothe TOP AND TAVLE. MS. I. . ii. Would she TURN TAIL . 971. TWO Gent. . Old Plays (HAZI. (1633). fundament. Memoirs. Care. 216]. Worlde of Wordes. HALL. f. TAG. 1701.v. . 1653. 3. bumme. [CHALMERS. -A scold. subs. 176. Thou wert as good kiss my TAIL. 1529. and gan to rayle How ofte he hit Ienet on the TAYLE . [Possibly sense 2. What reuell route quod he. COTGRAVE. And ilke a man went bakward TOPPE OUER TAYLE. AND BOBTAIL are capering 57 Tail. ii. subs. TAGST ER d. Barytonising with his TAIL. TO TURN TAIL (I) to turn one's back on . Eng. SKELTON. [obsolete]. the BEHIND (q. Early Pofi. TAGTAIL.. Cul. with TAGRAG AND BOBTAIL about him. rhymester. BUTLER.EN D. In thy TAIL! 1598. fundament. V. Ibid. An overcoat : named after the dancer.' Our Sire . subs. 1. (colloquial). MS. sir. Cub. marry. 19 Jan. 117. TOP OVER TAIL =arse over head . Pan. Cantab. thy wits do thee fail. iii. She heard the of the conversation. . URQUHART. Lowde coude she blowe. [1. . 1837. ..v. 1837. 1586. (2) to run away. 1698. GREVILLE. Early Pofi. or bum. there. FLORIO.ITT). Yet shame and honour might prevail To keep Soche a strokk he gal hym then. Old Plays (HAnATT). II. Poets. a virago (HALLIwELL). . HUdibraS. 1301. . I long to see Mr.). and always open house. Du Bar/as... 1891. s. and fly quite out another way. Let me take this rump out of your mouth. Satires. subs. thee thus from TURNING TAIL. 109. Where should I lose my tongue? Launce.v.. And seven more plod at a patron's TAVLE. . Iv. TAGLION I.

John. Hence TAIL-FEATHERS= the pubic hair : see FLEECE. As commune as a cartway. (177o). HOT-TAILED (or WITH TAIL ON FIRE)=infected. They were pulling and hauling the man like mad. or WARM) IN THE TAIL= wanton . 1694. For al so siker as cold engendreth hayl. thing in nature for the TAIL to be on fire. Then pulling out the rector of the females. Correct his TAIL.E is not lyght of the seare. CONGREVE. BLIss]. 1529. iv. (1694). MOTTEU X. Rabelais. She that is fayre. A TENANT-IN-TAIL=(I) a whore (a WAG-TAIL). 2. TAIL-FENCE= the hymen . Prog. • Try if you cans't make peace with my sister. for their Repetitions. WAGTAILS. . and with his nail Scratch'd both his head. CorroN. —(a) The penis : see PRICK . Burlesque nfion Burlesque (1770). TAIL- JUICE=(a) the semen and (b) urine : also TAIL-WATER. telling him that it is the most grievous . She hath got me more money with her TAYLE Than hath some shyppe that into bordews sayle. BROWN. TAILPIKE. BRIDGES. 253j. See SQUIRREL. 53. 'John Anderson. I lete her to hyre that men may on her ryde . . Let your Servants do their Business without your Watching at their TAILS. my Jo. Also (penis or pudendum) TAIL-GAP. (c) a harlot : see TART (GROSE). Old Song-. And one. . SKELTON. Bouge of Court [CHALNIERS. to ride postillion without a shirt to cover your backside from the view of the ladies ? • .i. 1695. HumiSk. Clinker (1900). . cocka- . Commune Secretary and Jalowsye [HALLiwELL]. d. C. Ibid. Of hire TAYLE oftetyme be lyght. 1647 . The maidens mocke. Burlesque Homer. . Terreefilius. . the loud'st of Farters. When that ye first began. Coventry Myst. Phaeton. (venery).Tail. Hedgewhores. HALL. in fine. TAIL-GATE.. (b) the female pudendum : see MONOSYLLABLE. and only blow If there Occasion were. WARD. 15. 1709. i. TAIL-TREE or TAILTACKLE (penis and testes). and ears. 1383. Thynke ye her TAYI.80. Virgil Travestie. And rygh tekyl undyr the too. 58 Tail. CHAUCER. LANGLAND. ROCHESTER. 134. 1678. Ibid. Upstarts the king. Piers Plowman. TURNED TAIL and fled. . 1363. to play at UP-TAILS ALL. 1771. Love for Love. 15[?].v. C. Satires. and TAIL. Without a whole tatter to her TAIL. An't you ashamed. 1. ii. 260.. TAIL-FLOWERS = the menses . TAIL-PIN. 28. . I saw some • . 164. A likerous mouth most han a likerous TAYL. COTTON. 1400. Thou hast given her much offence by showing her thy naked TAIL. Alyed was countess would be. . d. 1774. (2) a KEEPER (q. TAIL-FRUIT= children . The TAIL-END Of a shower caught us. quoted by HALLIWELL. i. and call him withered leeke. TAIL-HOLE. MS. BLACK. Poem [Dr. Poems. fellow. etc. . xxi. V. 60478. . xxii. trices. or SO. a Highland Chief. 1874. ii. 9. 105-9.' g to go TAIL-TICKLING or TWITCHING. IV. Ye hae as guid a TAIL-TREE As ony ither man. LIGHT (HOT. TAILWORK (or TAIL-WAGGING) = copulation . Poets. He was. Several TAILS turned up at Paul's School.' or to 'GET SHOT IN THE TAIL ')= to copulate . Yet could . Tales.' John Anderson. lusty.) and (3) the penis . For she would still be TENAUNT IN TAILE To any one she could be. TO TAIL (` to make a SETTLEMENT IN TAIL. 1673. more diligent in TAILWAGGING than any water-wagtail. SMOLLETT. Nine times he bath'd him in their piping TAILS. xxx. 1599. 1872. Merchant Taylors. my Jo.' 'to TURN UP ONE'S TAIL. Pant. I6?]. TAIL-TRADING = prostitution.1704. A general Hubbub all the force misled. TAIL-PIPE. and yonge . And every Goddess lay her TAIL As bare and naked as my Nail. Eng. Works. Cant. That with a greene TAYLE hath an hoary head. TAILTRIMMER. Siliaa'. For she is tikel of hire TAIL . 1619.

Tail.
1697. VANBRUGH, PrOV. Wife, iv. 6. You slut you-you wear an impudent lewd face ; a damned designing heart ; and a TAIL-a TAIL full of-- (Falls fast

59

Tail.
4. (common).-The reverse of a coin : spec. the side opposite to that bearing a HEAD (q.v.): chiefly in phrase 'heads or tails' in tossing. Hence NEITHER HEAD NOR TAIL= neither one nor the other ; quite different.
1774. BRIDGES, Burlesque Homer, 'Tis heads for Greece, and TAILS for Troy . . . Two farthings out of three were

asleei5).

C. 1704. WARD,

Merry Observations,

88. TAIL-TRADING tenants will have SO little to do that they won't be able to earn a Week's Rent in ready Money in a month. Ibid. (c. 1709), Terrepfilius, 39. Destroys the Worm call'd Friskin, very troublesome to the TAILS of most young Women. BROWN, Works, i. I70. Women . . . busy with their Heads in the Day-time, and TAILS in the evening. Ibid. ii. 104. Your lover, fair lady, is so fast link'd to his old Duegna's TAIL [Madame Maintenon] that he thinks no more of you. Ibid. 187. 'Tis enough to put musick into the TAIL of an old woman of fourscore. Ibid. ii. 262. After a good week's work send her home with foul linen . . . no money, and perhaps a hot TAIL into the bargain.

xis.

TAILS. 1785. GROSE, Vulg. Tongue, S.V. HARP . . . is also the Irish expression for ' woman ' or ' TAIL used in tossing up in
'

d.

1704.

Ireland. 1809.
LEDGE], 212. MALKIN,

Gil Bias

[ROUT-

The horse was laden besides with a large bundle of stuffs, of which we could make neither HEAD NOR TAIL. . . . He had rather toss up heads or TAILS with them than oblige a plain citizen in an honest way.
1821. EGAN, L1/4. in Lond. 279. Note. If the party . . . calls heads or TAILS, and all three coins are as he calls them, he wins.

1742. SOMERVILE, Incurious Bencher [CHALNIERS, Eng. Poets, Xi. 238]. If you will burn your TAIL to tinder, Pray

d.

what have I to do to hinder?

d. 1744. PoPE [CHALmEEs, Eng. Poets, xii. 2811. 'To Mr. John Moore.' The
nymph whose TAIL is all on flame, Is aptly termed a glow-worm. 1774. BRIDGES, Burlesque Homer, 103. We all are mortal men and frail, And oft are guided by the TAIL.
1782. STEVENS, Songs Comic and Satirycall, 'The Sentiment Song.' The

5. (common).-In pl. =a tailcoat, as distinguished from a jacket. CHARITY-TAILS (Harrow) = a tail-coat worn by a boy in the Lower School who is considered by the Headmaster to be tall enough to require them. a boy
1888. St. Nicholas, xiv. 406. Once has reached the modern remove [Harrow], he puts on his TAILS or tail-coat.

nick makes the wife's mark !

TAIL

stand, the farrier's
S.V.

1785. GROSE, Vulg. Tongue, CAB . . . Mother, how many TAILS

have you in your cab? how many girls have you in your nanny house ?

6. (common). -A girl's hair, curled, plaited, etc., and allowed to hang down the back in a single strand.
1887. Congregationalist, 4 Aug. I noticed half a dozen groups of slender damsels with short frocks and long TAILS.

(colloquial). -A woman's dress : espec. when trailing on the ground.
1774. BRIDGES, Burlesque Homer, 264. Brimstones with their sweeping
TAILS.

3.

Century, xxxvi. 128. He 1883. crossed the room, stepping over the TAILS

7. (colloquial.-A line of persons waiting in rank ; a queue : as outside a theatre, booking-office, etc.

of gowns, and stood before his old friend.

8. (old colloquial). -See quots.

Tail.
the
TAIL

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Tail.
OUT= angry ; WITH TAIL IN THE WATER= thriving ; TO FLEE THE TAIL= to near the end ; TO TWIST THE LION'S TAIL = to gird at England (or the English people) ; TO CAST (LAY or THROW) SALT ON THE TAIL (see SALT, and add special quots. infra—GRosE).
1670. RAY, Proverbs [Bohn], 427. It is a foolish bird that stayeth the LAYING SALT UPON HER TAIL. 1838. BECKETT,

1363. LANGLAND, Piers Plowman (C), iii. 196. Ich haue no tome to telle

that hem folweth.

1633. JoNsoN, Tale of a Tub, ii. Why should her worship lack Her TAIL of maids, more than you do of men? 1814. Scovr, IVaverley, xvi. ' Ah! . . . if you . . saw but the Chief with his TAIL on!' With his TAT!, on?' echoed Edward. . . . 'Yes—that is, with all his usual followers, when he visits those of the same rank.'

d. 1845. How)? Tale of a TrumPet. Ay, now's the nick for her friend Old Harry To come with his TAIL like the bold Glengarry.

Paradise Lost, 66.

Or catching birds, which never fails, If yOU PUT SALT UPON THEIR TAILS.
1859. READE, Miss Lucy noticed HER EYE.

9. (Old Cant).—A sword (B. E and GROSE); TAIL-DRAWER= 'a sword stealer' (B. E.). ro (cricket).—The last two or three men in a batting eleven to go to the wickets.

Love Me Little, xiv.
this out of the
TAIL OF

1894. BAKER, New Timothy, 264. Tzed and Toad come, and very much as if with their TAILS BETWEEN THEIR LEGS. 1899. WHITEING,

John Street,

Nil.

Verb. (Australian).—To tend sheep ; to herd cattle.
3, 6. I know many boys, from the age of
nine to sixteen years,
TAILING

Covey stands at the street corner with his hands in his pockets, and observes out of the TAIL OF HIS EYE.

18 44.

Port PhilliP Patriot, 5 Aug.
cattle.

1855. Mu/Inv, Our Antipodes, 153. The stockman, as he who tends cattle and horses is called, despises the shepherd as a grovelling, inferior creature, and considers TAILING sheep' as an employment too tardigrade for a man of action and spirit.
1890. BOLDREWOOD, Colonial Reformer, xix. 239. The cattle, no longer TAILED,' or followed daily, as a shepherd does sheep.

PHRASES AND COMBINATIONS. TAIL OF THE EYE= the outer corner of the eye ; COW'S-TAIL (nautical) , a frayed rope's-end, one not properly knotted : hence HANGING IN COW'S TAILS (said of a badly kept ship) ; TAILEND = the latter part, the windup ; WITH ONE'S TAIL BETWEEN ONE'S LEGS = cowed, humiliated, conscious of defeat : also WITH TAIL DOWN; WITH TAIL UP =in good form or spirits ; WITH TAIL

Also PROVERBS AND PROVERBIAL SAYINGS: 'The devil wipes his TAIL with the poor man's pride ' (RAY) ; BETWEENE two stools my TAILE goes to the ground' (HEYwooD) ; 'To make a rod for one's own TAIL' (HEYWOOD) ; 'Like lambs, you do nothing but suck and wag your TAILS' ; 'She goes as if she cracked nuts with her TAIL ' ; 'To look like a dog that has lost its TAIL ' ; 'She's like a cat, she'll play with her own TAIL ' ; 'Make not thy TAIL broader than thy wings' ( = Keep not too many attendants) ; His TAIL will catch the chin-cough' (said of one sitting on the ground) ; 'As hasty as a sheep, as soon as the TAIL is up the turd is out' ; 'As free as an ape is of his TAIL ' ; 'He that aught the cow gangs nearest her TAIL' ; He holds the serpent by the TAIL'

Tail-block.

6i

Tailor.
1630. TAYLOR, Works, iii. 73. Some foolish knave (I thinke) at first began The slander that THREE TAYLERS ARE ONE MAN.
1635.
GLAPTHORNE,

(of anything absurd or foolish); To grow like a cow's TAIL' downwards) ; Lay the head of the sow to the TAIL of the grice'; To have a slippery eel by the TAIL' (of anything uncertain) ; It melts like butter in a sow's To swallow an ox, and TAIL ; be choked with the TAIL ; The higher the ape goes, the more he shows his TAIL' ; There is as much hold of his word as of a wet eel by the TAIL ; He hath eaten a horse and the TAIL hangs out of his mouth.'
' '

The Lady

He was by trade a taylor, sir, and is the TENTH PART of the bumbast that goes to the setting forth OF A MAN.
QUARLES, Emblems, iv. 15. 1635. The nine sad knells of a passing bell.

Mother, i. r.

d. 1643. NABBES [quoted by NARES1.

I would take the wall of THREE TIMES
THREE TAILORS, though in a morning, and at a baker's stall. 1663. BUTLER, Hua'ibras,r. ii. The foe, for dread Of YOUR NINE-WORTHINESS, is fled. d. 1665. T. ADAMS, Soul's Sickness [Works, i. 4871. God made him a man, he bath made himself a beast ; and now THE TAILOR (scarce a man himself) MUST MAKE HIM A MAN again. 1671. BUCKINGHAM, Rehearsal, Hi. 1. Why . . . marry? If NINE TAYLORS MAKE but ONE MAN; and one woman cannot be satisfi'd with nine men : what work art thou cutting out for thy self? C. 1709. WARD, Terrayilius, V. 31 - 33. An old Wealthy Limb-trimmer . . . the very NINTH l'ART OF A MAN that put the jest upon a Shoe-maker. 1763. FOOTE, Mayor of Garratt, A journeyman tailor . . . who is but THE NINTH PART OF A MAN. 1767. RAY, Proverbs [Bohn], 135. NINE TAILORS MAKE but ONE MAN. 1785. GROSE, Vulg. Tongue, s.v. Tailor. . . . A London tailor rated to furnish HALF A MAN to the trained bands, asking how that could possibly be done, was answered, by sending FOUR JOURNEYMEN AND AN APPRENTICE. 1822. NARES, Glossary, s.v. Tailor, How old the sarcasm of NINE TAILORS MAKING A MAN may be, does not appear ; but it is very old. 1833-4. CARLYLE, Sartor Resartus, ill. xi. An idea has gone abroad . . . that Tailors are. . . not Men, but fractional Parts of a Man. . . . [Did not] Queen Elizabeth, receiving a deputation of Eighteen Tailors, address them with a 'Good morning, gentlemen both ' ? Did not the same virago boast . . . a Cavalry Regiment, whereof neither horse nor man could be injured; her Regiment, . . . of Tailors on Mares?

TAIL-BLOCK,

subs. phr. (nautical).

—A watch.
TAIL-BOARD,

subs. phi-. (nursery). —The back flap of a little girl's breeches. subs. phr. (thieves').
—A pickpocket.

TAIL-BUZZER,

TAILER (Or TAYLOR),

in (old). — A fall on the breech ; a PRATFALL (q.v.); and (2) an exclamation on falling, or unexpectedly sitting down on one's TAIL (q.v.). [Cf. CRUPPER (or CROPPER), HEADER, etc.].

1592. SHAKSPEARE, Mid. Night's Dream, ii. 1. Sometime for three-foot stool [she] mistaketh me, Then slip I from her bum, down topples she, And, TAILER, cries ! TAILOR.

NINE (TEN, or THREE) TAILORS MAKE A MAN, subs. phr.

(old). —See quots.
1605. SHAKSPEARE,

Lear, 11. 2. 6o.

A tailor made thee. Corn. Thou art a strange fellow : A TAILOR MAKE A MAN?

Kent.

1607. DEKKER, Northward Hoe, ii. i. They say THREE TAILORS GO TO the making up of A MAN, but I am sure I had FOUR TAILORS AND A HALF WENT TO THE MAKING OF ME thus.

Tailoring.
1838.
DESMOND,

62
i.

Take.
1857.
KINGSLEY,

Stage Struck,

Instead of gallivanting a goddess to our shores I had . . . to usher from the boat THE NINTH PART OF A MAN. 1868. BLACKLEY, Word Gossifi, 76. NINE TAILLERS (itself corrupted from tellers) MAKE it A MAN [i.e. nine counting strokes at the end of a knell proclaim the death of a male adult]. 1877. JEwITT, Half-Hours Eng. Antiq. 176. At Woodborough the Passing bell consists of THREE TOLLS THRICE repeated FOR A MAN, and two tolls thrice repeated for a woman. 1882. Sfiectator, 26 Aug., 'How many TELLERS MAKE A MAN?' asked a clergyman of a working man, as they listened to the tolling of a death. bell. 'NINE,' replied he promptly. 1899. WHITEING, John St. vii. A wrangling discussion . . . between '48 i and a tailor . . . who . . . it appears s the NINTH OF A Conservative working MAN. THE FAG-END of A TAILOR,

Two Years Ago,

Even the boys . . . TAIL-PIPED not his dog. 1876. BLACKMORE, Crilys the Carrier, xxix. He might have been TAILPIPED for seven leagues, without troubling his head about it TAIL-PULLING,

subs. film (publishers'). The publication of books of little or no merit, the whole cost of which is paid by the author : cf. BARRABAS.

TAKE,

verb (colloquial). — To please ; to succeed. Hence TAKING (or TAKY)=attractive, captivating. Also TO TAKE TO (or wiTH) or TO HAVE A TAKE.

1340. HAMPOLE, Works [E. E. T. S.], 2. With whas lufe it es TAKYN.

subs. phr. (old). —See quot.
3. 1600. Weakest to Wall, i. Zounds ! twit me with my trade? I am THE FAG END OF A TAILOR, in plain English, a botcher. PHRASES. ' A TAILOR'S shreds are worth the cutting'; 'Like the TAILOR who sewed for nothing, and found the thread himself ' ; 'Thieving and TAILOR go together'; 'Put a TAILOR, a miller, and a weaver into a sack, shake them well, and the first that puts out his head is certainly a thief' (GRosE). i6[?]. Pasquil's Nightcal5 [Rept.], 1. Theeving is now an occupation made, Though men the name of TAILOR do it give. TAILORING. TAILORING, UP

iv. 2.

1607.
SO

BEAUMONT,

I

Woman Hater,

shall discourse in some sort

TAKINGLY.

1609. JONSON, Efiiatne, i. 1. Such sweet neglect more TAKETH me Than all the adulteries of art. 1614. ANON., Faithful Friends, iii 3. There's something in thee TAKES MY FANCIES SO I would not have thee perish for a world.
1625-3o. Court and Times Charles I., I. ioi. A young man . . . tenderly and firmly affectionate where he TAKES.

d. 1667.

JER. TAYLOR,

Artif. Hand.

41 [LATHam]. All outward adornings . have something in them of a complaisance and TAKINGNESS.

1677.

COTTON [WALTON,

Angler, 11.

237]. To say the truth it is not very TAKING at first sight. 1680. AuI3REV, Lives, Samuel Butler.' He printed a witty poem called Hudibras ; the first part . . . TOOKE extremely. Ibid. 372. A TAKING doctrine.

To

DO A BIT OF TO SEW

verb. phr. (venery).

—To get with child ;

(q.v.). verb (colloquial).--I.

TAIL-PIPE,

To fasten anything to the tail of a cat or dog ; hence (2) to annoy.

C. '696. B. E., Diet. Cant. Crew, s.V. TAKE-TIME . . . VERY TAKING, acceptable, agreeable or becoming. IT TAKES WELL, or, the Town TAKES it, the Play' pleas'd, or was acted with Applause, or the Book sells well. No doubt but it will TAKE, no question but it will sell.

Take.

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Take.
3. (old colloquial). -To deliver a blow ; to strike.
C. 1430. Destr. Troy [E. E. T. S.], 6394. Ector . . TOKE his horse with his

d. 1732. ATTERBURY, Sermons, 1. iii. He knew what would TAKE and be liked ; and he knew how to express it after a TAKING manner. 1821. LAMB, Mrs. Battle on Whist. She . . . was never greatly TAKEN with cribbage. 1854. COLI,INS, Hide and Seek, i. g. Putting in TAKY touches, and putting in bits of effect. 1857. KINGSLEY, Two Years Ago, vii. The style TAKES; the style pays ; and what more would you have 1869. STOWE, Old Town Folks, 32. Somehow or other, she TOOK to Ruth, and Ruth TOOK to her.
1872.
HOLMES,

helis. 1619. FLETCHER, Humourous Lieut. 11. 2. A rascal TAKES him o'er the face, and fells him. 1625-30. Court and Times Charles I. 1. 156. Mr. William Vaux TOOK Mr.

Knightly a blow on the face. 4. (conventional. )-To admit to sexual intercourse (of women) : also TO TAKE UP ONE'S PETTICOATS TO = to receive a man : see RIDE and GREENS for numerous combinations. See CARROTS.
1672. RAY, Proverbs, ' Proverbial Sentences.' A maid that TAKETH yieldeth. Ibid. A maid that laughs is half TAKEN. Ibid. Do as the maids do, say no, and TAKE IT.

Poet at Break. Table,

iii. Why do . . . your digestive contrivances TAKE kindly to bread rather than toadstools? 1889. OLIPHANT, Poor Gentleman, xxxiv. She's dreadful TAKING . . . When she gets talking, you could just stop there forever.

2. (old colloquial).-To blight ;
to injure : by infection, disease, grief, etc. As subs. =a witch's charm. Hence TAKING = infections (still colloquial or provincial).
c.1332. Joseph of Arimathie [E. E. T. S.], 47. John Popes wyfe of comtone Had a yong chylde, that was TAKEN sodenly.

5. (conventional).-To be got with child : see HOLD.
PHRASES AND COLLOQUIALISMS.-TAKE has been, and still

iv. 4.

1596. SHAKSPEARE, Merry Wives, 32. He blasts the tree and TAKES the Cattle. Ibid. (1596), Hamlet, i. 1. No fairy TAKES. Ibid. (16o5), Lear, ii. 4. 166. Strike her young bones, You TAKING airs, with lameness. 1619. FLETCHER, False One, iv. 3. Come not near me, For I am yet WO TAKING for your company.

d. 1649. WINTHROP, Hist. New England [SAVAGE], I. 201. Two shallops . . .
were TAKEN in the night with an easterly storm. 1678. Quack's Acad. [Han. Misc. ii. 34.1 He bath a TAKE upon him, or is planetstruck. 1768. GOLDSMITH, Good Natured Man, i. A plague TAKE their balderdash.

is, much in colloquial use. Thus, TO TAKE BACK =to retract ; TO TAKE A BREATH = to consider, to seek advice ; TO TAKE AFTER = to resemble ; TO TAKE ABOUT THE NECK = to embrace ; TO TAKE ANYONE FORTH = to teach, to give a start ; TO BE TAKEN BY THE FACE = tO be put to the blush ; TO TAKE BEEF = to run away ; TO TAKE DOWN = (1 ) to humiliate (see PEG); (2) to best (Australian) ; TO TAKE UP=to reprove (also TO TAKE TO DO, TO TASK, and A TALKING To); TO TAKE HEART = to pluck up courage ; TO TAKE TO HEART = to grieve ; TO TAKE IT OUT=(I) to get value, to extort or compel satisfaction or reparation ; and (2)= to exhaust; TO TAKE ONE (or IT)= to understand ; TO TAKE IN = (I)

Take.
to deceive, to swindle (whence a fraud, humbug) ; (2) = to believe ; (3) , to capture, subdue, seize (B. E) ; TO TAKE OFF=(I) to kill (TAKING-OFF= death) ; (2). to ridicule, to mimic (TAKE-OFF --= a caricature) ; TO TAKE OUT=t0 copy ; TO TAKE ON (or BY)=(r) to grieve, to show emotion (hence TAKING =a to-do) ; and (2) = to simulate ; TO TAKE ONE (or A MATTER) ON =(I) to engage, to accept as an opponent, (2) to undertake ; TO TAKE TO (or uP)= generic for doing (e.g., to take to gambling, early rising, women, etc.) ; TO
TAKE-IN (BEE)= TAKE TO ONE'S LEGS (A SHUT,E, WATER, etc.). to fly : see HEELS, adding quots. infra; TO TAKE UP (old= TO TAKE) = ( I) to arrest ;

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Take.
(proverbial) To TAKE from one's right side to give to one's left' To TAKE ONE UP before he is down' To TAKE the bird by the feet ' ; ' TAKE all, and pay the baker' ; 'To TAKE a Burford bait' ( =to get drunk) ; 'To TAKE a dagger and drown oneself ' ; 'To TAKE a HAIR (q. v.) of the same dog ' ; 'To TAKE a thing in SNUFF' (q.v.); ' To TAKE a WRONG SOU (q. v.) by the ear '; 'To TAKE counsel of one's pillow 2 TO TAKE heart of grace' ; 'To TAKE Hector's cloak' ( =to deceive a friend) ; 'To TAKE one a PEG (q.v.) lower' ; 'To TAKE physic before one is sick ' ; 'Who TAKES an eel by the tail and a woman by her word, may say, that he holds nothing.' See HUFF; PEPPER;
; ' ;

(2) to stop ; (3) to reform ; (4.) to clear up (prov. of the weather) ; (5) to protect, to defend ; (6) to borrow ; (7) to rally, to snub ; and (8) to understand ; TO TAKE TO TAKE UPON = to suspect ; UPON ONESELF = to arrogate authority, dignity, etc. ; TO TAKE WITH= to side with ; TO TAKE UP WITH=(I) to consort with ; (2) to court ; (3) to endure ; and (4) to adopt ; TO TAKE THE GLOSS OFF=t0 detract in value; TO TAKE THE FIELD=t0 bet against the favourite ; TO TAKE UP ONE'S CONNECTIONS (Amer. Univ.) = to leave college ; TO TAKE AN OATH= to take a drink ; TO TAKE ONE ALONG (or WITH oNE)=to make understand ; TO
TAKE ONE'S TEETH TO ANYTHING= to set to heartily ; TO TAKE A STICK TO=t0 beat ; TO TAKE (or SIT AT) ONE'S EASE IN ONE'S INN = to enjoy oneself :

TEA.

C.1440. Merlin [E. E. T. S.], i. 13. As soone as the Iuges knowe ther-of, they well make yow TO BE TAKE FOR couetyse of your londes and herytage, and do Iustice vpon yow. 1470. Rev. Monk Evesham[ARBER], 72. [OLIPHANT, New Eng.i.322. TAKE stands for intelligere, as in our ' I TAKE IT.']
1530. PALSGRAVE, Lang. Francoyse, [HALLIWELL, s.v. Sterracles]. I TAKE ONNE, as one dothe that playeth his sterakels, je tempeste. Ibid. TAKE him uP (=reprove).

etc.

1569-70. Wit and Science[DopsEEv, Old Plays (HAzEiTT), 11. 350]. Marry, sir, indeed she talks and TAKES ON her, Like a dame, nay like a duchess or a queen. . . . Political Poems [E. E. T. S.], Of verry righte he may be called 73. trewe, and soo muste he be TAKE in every place.
YOU TAKE

. . . BACON, Holy War [Century]. me right, Eupolis.
1591. GREENE,

Farw. to Folly

as if one were at home (hence,
TAKING IT EASY =drunk) ; TAKE' IT AS YOU LIKE=be angry or

The beggar Irus that haunted the palace of Penelope, would TAKE HIS EASE IN HIS INNE, as well as the peers of Ithaca. 1593. PEELE, Edward I'll TAKE YOU DOWN a

[STEEvENs].

not—as you please (BEE). Also

button-hole.

I., p. 395.

Take.
1594. SHAKSPEARE, 2 Hen. VI. ii. 5. How will my mother, for a father's death, TAKE ON with me, and ne'er be satisfied? /bid. (1596), Hamlet, i. 1. This I TAKE IT Is the main motive of our preparations. Ibid. (1596), Merry Wives, iii. 3. What a TAKING was he in when your husband asked who was in the basket. (1598), All's Well, ii. 3. Yet art thou good for nothing but TAKING UP; and that thou'rt scarce worth. Ibid. (1598), 2 Hen. IV. i. 2. And if a man is thorough with them, in honest TAKING yr, then they must stand upon security. Ibid. (1598), I Hen. IV. iii. 3. Shall I not TAKE MINE EASE IN MINE INN, but I shall have my pocket picked? /bid. (I600), As You Like It, V. 4. I. And how was that TAKEN UP? C. Faith, we met and found the quarrel was upon the seventh cause. /bid. (1602), Othello, iii. 4. Sweet Bianca, TAKE me this work OUT . . . ere it be demanded . . . I'd have it copied. Ibid. (16o5), Lear, v. 1. 65. Let her who would be rid of him devise His speedy TAKING OFF.

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Take.
1616. Times' Whistle,[E.E.T.S.], 24. And TAKES UPON HIM in each company As if he held some petty monarchy.
1628. EARLE, MicrO-cOsniog. 2. He TAKES ON against the Pope without mercy,

and ha's a iest still in lauender for Bellarmine.

d.

1631. DONNE,

Letters, xlvii. Sir, it Enz15. of East, i.

is time to TAKE UP.
1632. MASSINGER,

1. If he owe them money . . . never Appoint a day of payment ; so they may hope still. But if he be to TAKE UP more, his page May attend them at the gate. Ibid. (1636), Gt. Duke, etc., i. 2. Coz. Be not rapt so. Cont. Your Excellence would be so had you seen her. Coz. TAKE
UP, TAKE UP!

Ibid. (1637), Guardian, i.

1. When two heirs quarrel, The swordsmen of the city, shortly after Appear in plush, for their grave consultations In TAKING UP the difference.

d. 1599. SPENSER, State of Ireland. Doe you thinke . . . it is soe harde to TAKE HIM DOUNE as some suppose?
1599. JoNsoN, Every Man out of TAKE UP, and bring myself in credit, sure. Ibid. (1605), V olfione , v .1. I will have thee put on a gowne And TAKE UPON THEE as thou wert mine heir. (1609), Efiica,ne,i. 4. And now I can TAKE UP, at my pleasure. Can you TAKE UP ladies, sir? No, sir, excuse me, I meant money. Ibid. (1630), New Inn. i. 3. If I have got A seat to sit AT EASE HERE I' MINE INN, To see the comedy.

. . . Atologie for Ajax, D. D. r b. At last, to TAKE UP the quarrel, M. A. and M. R. S. set downe their order that he should not be called any more captaine Ajax.
. . . New Acad. Comfilintents [NAREs] All their beds were TAKEN UP; and he had ne'er a room to spare neither, but one. 1641. BAKER, Chronicles, 163. A Maid called La Pucelle, TAKING UPON HER to be sent from God for the Good of France.
1651. CARTWRIGHT, Royall Slave. Arc. Sirrah gaoler, see you send mistris

Humour,i. 1. I will

i6ox. HOLLAND, Pliny [STEEvENs]. Nicophanes gave his mind wholly to antique pictures, partly to exemplify and TAKE OUT their patterns.
C. 1603. HEYWOOD, Woman Killed [PEARsoN (1876), II. 94]. In a good time

Turnkey your wife to enough.

TAKE

us UP whores

d. 1657. Some were
1657.

BRADFORD, Plynz. Plan, io. TAKEN and clapt up in prison. MIDDLETON,

Worn. Bew.
TAKE OUT

that man both wins and wooes That TAKES his wife DOWNE in her wedding shooes. Ibid. (1607), Fair Maid(PEARsoN, Works (1894), D. 280]. Because of the old proverbe, What they want in meate, let them TAKE OUT in drinke. 1607. DEKKER and WEBSTER, Northward Hoe, ii. r. My father could TAKE upon the bareness of his word, five hundred pound, and five too. Ibid. They will TAKE UP, I warrant you, where they may be trusted. 1611. COTGRAVE, Dict. S.V. TANSER, to chide, rebuke, checke, taunt, reprove,
UP,

She intends To works, in a new sampler.

Women.

other

1669. EARL OF WORCESTER,

Afioth.

God was fain to deal with wicked men as men do with frisking jades in a pasture, that cannot TAKE THEM UP till they get them to a gate ; so wicked men will not be taken up till the hour of death.

Ded. Madam,

1672. WVCHERLEV, Love in a Wood. TAKE IT from me, no Man

. . . is more dreadful than a Poet.
1703. FARQUHAR, Inconstant, iv. 3. Tis my turn now to be upon the sublime ; TAKE HER OFF, I warrant her.

TAKE UP.

Take.
1704. STEELE, Lying Lover, ii. x. My dear friend, you don't TAKE ME Your friendship outruns my explanation. 1731.
SWIFT,

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Take.
1817. SCOTT, Rob Roy, xv. I dinna believe he speaks gude Latin neither ; at least he disna TAKE ME UP when I tell him the learned names of the plants. Ibid. (1828), SCOTT, Aunt Margaret's Mirror,i.

Death of Dr. Swift.

He TAKES UP WITH younger folks, Who Ibid. for his wine will bear his jokes. (um), To Archbishol , King. We must TAKE UP WITH what can be got.
POCOCKE, Descr. East, 1. 165. An officer . . . TAKES UP all persons he

Her sister hurt her own cause by TAKING ON, as the maid-servants call it, too vehemently.
1837. DICKENS, Pickwick, xlii. Mr Mivvins, who was no smoker . . . remained in bed, and, in his own words, TOOK IT OUT in sleep.'
'

1743.

finds committing any disorders, or that cannot give an account of themselves.
1749.
SMOLLETT,

Gil Bias (1812), I.

1843.

MACAULAY,

Mirabeau [Edin.

iii. Everyone BETAKING himself TO HIS HEELS for safety.
1753. RICHARDSON, Grandison, i. 39. TAKEN IN, as he calls it, rather by the

They TOOK UP WITH theories because they had no experience of good government.
1847. ROBB, Squatter Life. 'Why, Polly, what's the matter, gal ? ' inquired he ; 'what in thunder makes you TAKE ON SO? 1851 -61.
MAYHEW,

Rev.].

eyes than by the understanding.
1763.
FOOTE,

Mayor of Garralt,

Don't all the world cry, . . . 'Miss Molly Jollop to be married to Sneak ; to TAKE UP at last WITH such a noodle as he ' ?
1766. 370.
BROOKE,

Land. Lab. 1. 31.

Fool of Quality, i.

He . . . perfectly counterfeited or TOOK OFF, as they call it, the real Christian.
1777. SHERIDAN, Schoolfor Scandal, iii. 1. The great point, as I TAKE IT, is

If. . . I catch him, I TAKE IT OUT OF him on the spot. I give him a jolly good hiding. Ibid. I. 326. Anybody that looks on the board looks on us as cheats and humbugs, and thinks that our catalogues are all TAKES-IN.
1852. Bee (Boston), 29 July. The Life Boat,' a weekly sheet in this city, TAKES the ' Bee ' TO DO for its course in relation to the Liquor Law. 1857. HUGHES, Tom Brown's Schooldays, I. vii. They tried back slowly . . .

to be exorbitant enough in your demands. Ibid. (1778), Rivals, iii. 1. An obstinate, passionate, self-willed boy !-Who can he TAKE AFTER? Ibid. (1779), Critic, i. 1. A band of critics, who TAKE UPON them to decide for the whole town.
1782.
TAKE

beginning to feel how the run had TAKEN IT OUT OF them.
1865. DICKENS, Mutual Friend, iv. 13. Mr. and Mrs. Boffin . . . TOOK IT OUT OF [the baby] in a shower of caresses. 1867. MACLEOD, Starling, V. I do not TAKE YOU UP, sir,' replied the Sergeant. 1868. WHYTE-MELVILLE, White Rose,

Cecilia, v. 55. You me? [on propounding a pun]. Ibid.,
BURNEY, WALPOLE,

A TAKE-IN.

d. 1797.

Letters,

II. 28.

She has lived so rakish a life that she is forced to go and TAKE UP.
1809. MALKIN, Gil Bias [ROUTLEDGE], 13. Why do you TAKE ON SO?

xxii. There's Missis walking about the drawing-room, TAKING ON awful.
1873.
CARLETON,

. . . You ought rather to bless your stars for your good luck. Ibid. 15. Leonarda and Domingo were Completely TAKEN IN.
1812. COOMBE, Syntax, i. 4. Hostess. I took you in last night, I say. Syntax. 'Tis true ; and if this bill I pay You'll TAKE ME IN again to-day. 1814.
AUSTEN,

Farm Ballads, 19.

And all of them was flustered, and fairly TAKEN DOWN, And I for a time was counted the luckiest man in town.
1878-80. M `CARTHY, Hist. Own Times, xli. Some critics declared that

Mansfield Park, V.

I know so many who have married . . . who have found themselves entirely deceived. . . . What is this but a TAKE IN? . . . But I would not have him TAKEN IN : I would not have him duped.

Mr. Cobden had been simply TAKEN IN that the French Emperor had ' bubbled ' him. 1883. Gentleman's Mag., June, 569. It is curious that so able a man could have believed that he could in this way TAKE IN the British public,

Take-a-fright.
d.1884. C. READE, Art, 174. She was always mimicking. She TOOK OFF the exciseman, and the farmers, and her grandmother, and the very parson-how she used to make us laugh !
1885. HOWELLS, Silas LaAham, xv. I've disgusted you-I see that ; but I didn't mean to. I - I TAKE IT BACK. 1887. A. JESSOPP, Arcady, ii. He TOOK UP 45oo of Lawyer X . . . and then somehow he war bankrupt. I8[?]. W. S. GILBERT, Phrenology. Policeman, TAKE ME UP-No doubt I am some criminal. 1895. Argus [Melbourne], 5 Dec., 5. [The defendant] accused him of having TAKEN HIM DOWN, stigmatised him as a thief and a robber.
2.

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TALE,

Tale.
subs. (colloquial).-An incredible story ; a marvellous narration: also OLD WIFE'S (or OLD MAN'S) TALE: see BULL and TUB. Whence TALE - TELLER (B. E. and GRosE) = Persons said to have been hired to tell wonderful stories of giants and fairies, to lull hearers to sleep.' Also TO TELL TALES OUT OF SCHOOL= (I) to romance, and (2) to play the informer : TELL-TALE (or TELL-TALE-TIT) = an informer ; to TELL A TALE =to turn a matter to profit ; ' HIS TALE IS TOLD' = It is all over with him ' ; TO BE IN A TALE= to agree : also TO JUMP IN ONE TALE; THEREBY HANGS A TALE, or TELL THAT FOR A TALE (the retort suggestive) = That's another story ' ; TO PITCH A TALE= to spin a yarn : hence TALE - PITCHER = a romancing talker or chattering malcontent.

1897. MARSHALL, Ponies, 107. He was 'dicky,' She was tricky-TOOK HIM IN, and cleared him out.

See ABACK; BACK - SEAT; BEARD; BEEF; BIT; BOOK; BOSOM; BULL; BUSH; BUTTONHOLE; CAKE; EARTH BATH; EASE; FRENCH LEAVE; GRINDER; GROUND SWEAT; HEELS; HOOK; MEASURE; NAPPING; PEG; PEPPER; POTLUCK; RAG; RISE; ROAD; RUNNING; SHILLING; SHINE; SIGHT; SILK; SNUFF; STARCH; SUN; TOLL; TURN; VAIN; WIND.
TAKE-A-FRIGHT,

1469. Coy. Myst. [OLIPHANT, New Eng. i. 316. We see the phrases : take it
. . . TELLE NO TALYS]. or ellys lef.

d. 1536. TYNDALE [OLIPHANT, New Eng. i. 429]. TO TELL TALES OUT OF
SCHOOL. 1546. HEYWOOD, Proverbs. TALES OUT OF SCHOOLE. TO TELL TALE

subs. phr. (rhym-

1590. PEELE, OLD WIVES'

ing). -Night.
TAKER,

[BuLLEN], 99. I am content to drive away the time with AN OLD WIVES' winters' TALE.
1592. NASHE,

subs. (sporting). -One who accepts a bet ; a BOOKIE (q.v.).

Piers Pennilesse, 66.

Not two of them IUMPE IN ONE TALE. 1596. SFIAKSPEARE, Merry Wives, iv. 1. Quick. Have not your worship a wart above your eye? Fent. . . . What of that? Quick. Well, THEREBY HANGS A TALE. . . we had an hour's talk of that wart. Ibid. (1600). Much Ado, iv. 2. 33. 'Fore God, they ARE both IN A TALE. Ibid. (1602), Twelfth Night, ii. 1. Mine eyes will TELL TALES of me. Ibid., Winter's Tale.
1621. BURTON,

1898. GOULD, Landed at Last, v. The offer was not accepted, or the TAKER would have lost his money.
TAKING,

subs. (colloquial).-In

pl.

= receipts.
1851-61. MAYHEW, Lond. Lab. II. 528. [Crossing sweepers] at one period have considered fifteen shillings a bad week's work. But now the TAKINGS have very much reduced. 1889. Sci American [Century]. The average TAKINGS are $1250 a week.

Whether this be a true story or a TALE, I Will not much contend.

ii.

4.

Anat. Melan., III.

I.

II.

1625-30. Court and Times Charles 65. We have some news . . . I

must not TELL TALES FORTH OF SCHOOL.

Talesman.
1633. FORD, 'Tis Pity, i. 3. I find all these but dreams, and OLD MEN'S TALES, To fright unsteady youth. 1729. SWIFT, Adv. to Ser. Gen. Direct.' The only remedy is to bribe them with goody goodies, that they may not TELL TALES to papa and mamma. 1809. MALKIN, Gil Bias [ROUTLEDGE], 378. If ever I find that you TELL TALES OUT OF SCHOOL I will give you such a basting as you never had in your life. TALESMAN,

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Talk.
THROUGH ONE'S NECK

(American)

= to talk foolishly; TO TALK TURKEY= to say pleasant things. Also 'TALK of the Angels (or the Devil) and you'll hear the rustling of their wings (or see his horns). See BIG; DUTCH-UNCLE; SHOP; TALL-TALK.
1600. SHAKSPEARE, Much Ado, ii. 1. 369. If they were but a week married they would TALK THEMSELVES MAD. 1693. VANBRUGH, Old Bachelor TALK of the Devil see where he comes. Ibid. (1706), Mistake. [We will] TALK HIM INTO [it]. 1699. BROWN, Works,i. 206. I was within an ace of being TALKED TO DEATH. 1704. SWIFT, Tale of a Tub, 'Author's Pref.' He may ring the Changes as far as it will go, and vary his phrase till he has TALKED ROUND. 1717. PRIOR [MANLEY, Lucius, Epild. We'll . . . TALK YOU all TO DEATH.

subs. (old).--` The author of a story or report : I'll tell you my TALE and my TALESMAN ' (B. E. and GRosE).

TALENT (TH E),

subs. (racing).—In sing. =a BACKER (q.v.): as opposed to a layer or bookmaker.

1885. Field, 3 Oct. All the TALENT were discomfited, though ; as they often are in nurseries. TALK,

verb. (stable).—To ROAR (q.v.): of horses. Hence TALKER
=a
ROARER.

1777. SHERIDAN, School _for Scandal, V. 3. And now . . . we will TALK OVER
the situation of your affairs with Maria. 1816. AUSTEN, Emma, xxii. She had talked her into love ; but, alas ! she was not so easily to be TALKED OUT OF IT. 1838. BECKETT, Paradise Lost, 84. Prithee, good woman, leave your mag off ; By George, you'd TALK A DOG'S HIND LEG OFF. 1847. TENNYSON, Princess, v. Her that TALK'D DOWN the fifty wisest men. 1859. BARTLETT, Americanisms, TALK . . . The story is an old one, —that an Indian and a white man, after a day's hunting, had only a turkey and a „artrid ge to show for game. The white man proposed to divide them, and said to the Indian, "Take your choice. You can have the partridge, and I'll take the turkey ; or I'll take the turkey, and you may have the partridge." " Ugh !" said the Indian, "you DON'T TALK TURKEY TO ME any." 1864. New Haven Register [BARTLETT]. They are not the only ones who TALK TURKEY, and rob the soldiers of what is contributed for their benefit. r8[?[. McCLINTocK, Beedle' s Marriage. Polly Bean was not the first girl I run against, by a long shot ; and I was plaguy apt to TALK TURKEY always when I got sociable, if it was only out of politeness.

COI,LOQUIAL PHRASES, etc.— To TALK ONE DOWN = to silence ; TO TALK ONE OUT oF = to dissuade; To TALK OVER = ( I ) to persuade : also TO TALK INTO; and (2) to review ; TO TALK ROUND = to review a subject ; TO TALK UP = ( I) to speak

plainly (or defiantly) ; and (2) , -to discuss with a view to promotion; TO TALK ONE UP= IO urge ; TO TALK OUT = to exhaust patience, time, etc. ; TO TALK TO = to chide : hence TALKING-TO a reprimand ; TO TALK AT = to gird or chide covertly : talking of a person who is present to another; TO TALK THE HIND LEG
OFF A JACKASS (COW, HORSE,

s.v..

etc.)=to seduce, to wheedle, to charm : also TO TALK ONE MAD,
TO DEATH, INTO A THING, FEVER, etc. ; TO TALK GREEK, DUTCH (or DOUBLE DUTCH)= to talk nonsense TO TALK

Talkee-talkee.
TALKEE-TALKEE, Subs. thr.

69

Tall.
has been confused with TALL, fine, brave, excellent' : cf., however, sense 2]. Whence TALL FOR HIS INCHES = plucky for size.

(colloquial).-1. A corrupt dialect ; jargon. Whence (2) chatter ; verbiage. Also TALKY-TALKY.

1810 SOUTHEY, To John May, 5 Dec. The TALKEE TALKEE of the slaves in the sugar islands.

C. 1430. Destr. Troy [E. E. T. S.], 3098. Ho tentit not in Tempull to no TALL prayers. C. 1360. William of Palerne [E. E. T. S.], 1706. Sche went forthe stille . . . and TALLICHE hire a-tyred ti311i thereinne.
1364. CHAUCER, COM.N. Mars, 38. She made him at her lust so humble and 'PALLE. 1440.

C. 1812. EDGEWORTH, Vivian, x. There's a woman, now, who thinks of nothing living but herself ! All TALKEE TALKEE ! I begin to be weary of her.
1854. PHILLIPS, Essays, ii. 280. A style of language for which the inflated bulletins of Napoleon, the TAL K EHTALKEE of a North American Indian, and the song of Deborah might each have stood as a model. 1883. Sat. Rev .,io Feb., 189. These Essays . . . are very TALKY-TALKY.
TALKER,

PronOt. Parv.

486.

TAL, or

semely. Decens, elegans.
1448- 60. Pastan Letters, 224. One of the TALLEST (=fine) young men.

subs. (Harrow).-I.

See

1595. SHAKSPEARE Rom. and Juliet, ii. 4. The pox of such antic, lisping,
affecting fantasticoes ; . . . By Jesu, a very good blade ! a very TALL man. . . . Ibid. (1599), Henry V Ti. T. 72. Thy spirits are most TALL. ibid. (1602), Tzuelfth Night, i. 3. 20. He's as TALL a man as any's in Illyria . . . he has three thousand ducats a year. Ibid. (1600), As You Like It, iii. 5. 118. He is not very TALL, yet for his years he's TALL.
1596. JONSON, Ev. Man in Humour, iv. 6. A TALL man is never his own man till he be angry.

quot.
1898. HOWSON AND WARNER, Harrow School, 208. Then followed solos

from those who could sing, and those who could not-it made no difference. The latter class were called TALKERS, and every boy was encouraged to stand up and TALK IT OUT.

2.

See TALK, verb. subs. phr. (Ameri-

TALKING-IRON,

can).-A gun or rifle : also SHOOTING-IRON (q.v.).
HALIBURTON, Attache, ii. 1843-4* I hops out of bed, feels for my trunk, and outs with my TALKIN'-ixoN, that was all ready loaded.
TALL,

d. 1597. PEELE, David and Bathsheba, xiii. Well done, TALL soldiers ! c. 1600. Merry Devil of Edmonton, ill. 2. 162. He is mine honest friend and a TALL keeper. 1613. FLETCHER, Cafitain, ii. 2. And you, Lodovic, That stand so TALLY on Ibid. (1619), Hum. your reputation. Lieut., i. 4. We fought like honest and TAI.L men. d. 1665. ADAMS, Works, ii. 443. We are grown to think him that can tipple soundly a TALL man.
1699. BENTLEY,

adj. (old colloquial).-I. Generic for worth. Thus TALL

( =seemly) PRAYERS; A TALL ( = valiant) MAN; TALL ( = fine)

ENGLISH; a TALL ( =courageous) SPIRIT; A TALL ( = celebrated) PHILOSOPHER; TO STAND TALL = to rely boldly ; TALLY ( =becomingly or finely) ATTIRED; a TALL ( =great) COMPLIMENT, etc. [Century: 'the word TALL ( = high, lofty) as applied to a man

Dis. Eb. Phalaris Erag. Essays,

(1817), 398. A TALL compliment.

1755.

BOLINGBROKE,

65. Sounding imaginary fords, that are real gulfs, and wherein many of the TALLEST philosophers have been drowned.
1809. MALKIN, Gil Bias [ROUTLEDGE], 175. Young Pedro was what we call a TALL FELLOW FOR HIS INCHES.

Tall.
1886. OLIPHANT, New Eng., 1. 46. We still hear people talk of TALL (fine) English.

70
even

Tallow.
There is about extending the strike to other countries, if negotiations
TALL TALK

1903. D. Tel., 7 Ap., 9. x.

fail.

(modern colloquial).-Anything out of the common : e.g. a
2.

TALL-BOY,

TALL ( =severe) FIGHT; TALL (=extravagant) TALK: whence TO TALK TALL-to GAS (q.v.); a TALL ( = a great) PACE, etc.

subs. phr. (old).-r. A wine-glass : large, high-stemmed, and showy ; spec. (B. E.) A Pottle or two Quart-pot full of Wine.

Hence as adv., very, exceedingly. Also, TO WALK TALL=to carry one's head high ; to put on SIDE

(q.v.).
d. 1704. BROWN, Works, 11. 134. I for my part was to write BILLS as TALL as the monument, and charge them with the most costly medicines.
1844. KENDALL, Santa Fe Exfied.,i. 398. Stump straightened up, and started at a pace that would have staggered . . . the greatest pedestrian mentioned in the annals of ' TALL NVALKING.'
1846. THORPE,

1694. MOTTEUX, Rabelais, v. xliii. She then ordered some cups, goblets, and TALLBOYS, of golde, silver and crystal to be brought, and invited us to drink. 2. (common). - A very tall chimney-pot. 1884. D. Tel., Jan. This was but one of many scores of pots, TALLBOYS, Cowls . . . swept from the chimney-stacks of the Metropolis on Saturday night.
TALL- M EN,

Backwoods, 131. I

subs. phr. (old gaming). -HIGHMEN (q.v.). subs. (old).-A term or

will walk TALL into varmint and Indian : it's a way I've got. Ibid., Big Bear of Arkansazv [BARTLETT]. The live sucker from Illinois had the daring to say that our Arkansaw friend's STORIES smelt rather TALL.
1847. ROBB, Squatter Life [BARTLETT]. I seed Jess warn't pleased ; but I didn't estimate him very TALL, SO I kept

TALLOW,

contempt. Thus TALLOW-KEECH
(TALLOW - FACE or TALLOW BREECH) = a very fat person : whence TALLOW-FACED= sickly, pale, undermade ; TALLOW GUTTED=pot-bellied ; TALLOWBREECHED= fat-arsed.
1595. SHAKSPEARE, Romeo and Juliet, iii. 5. 158. Out, you baggage ! YOU TALLOW-FACE! Ibid.(1598),1 Henry IV., ii. 4. Thou whore-son, obscene, greasy, TALLOW-KEECH.
1621. BURTON, Anat. Mel., 519. Every lover admires his mistress, though she be wrinkled, pimpled . . . TALLOWFACED.

on dancin' with Sally, and ended by kissin' her good-by, and making him jealous as a pet pinter. 1855.
HAMMOND,

Wild Northern

Scenes, 211.

It had a mighty big pile of the TALLEST kind of land layin' around waitin' to be opened up to the sunlight.
1869. STOWE,

Old/own,

72. I 'm

'mazing proud on't. I tell you I WALK TALL-ask 'em if I don't, round to the store. 26 Jan. A TALL YARN about the Jews wanting to buy the Vatican copy of the Hebrew Bible. 1891. 1897. MARSHALL, Ponies, 118. Her cheek was fairly ' TALL.' 1900. KERNAHAN, Scoundrels, xv. Public men who TALK TALL about the sacredness of labour. 1901. Free Lance, 16 Mar., 582.. I. The 'boundary' has absolutely nothing to do with TALL SCORING.

New York Times,

To

PISS ONE'S TALLOW,

verb.

phr. (old).-To leacher oneself
lean : like a stag after rutting time.
1596. SHAKSPEARE, Merry Wives, v. 5. I am here a Windsor stag ; and the fattest, I think, i' the forest. Send

me a cool rut-time, Jove, or who can blame me to PISS MY TALLOW.
1694. MOTTEUX, Rabelais, V. xxviii. He is nothing but skin and bones, he has I'ISSED HIS

TALLOW.

Tally.
TALLY

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TAN,

Tangierenes.
subs. (old).—To flog ; to thrash. Hence TANNING = a beating. Also TO TAN ONE'S
HIDE.

(or To LIVE TALLY), verb. (provincial). — To live in concubinage ; TO DAB IT UP (q.v.): chiefly in mining districts. Also to make a tally-bargain.
1890.

Notes and Queries, 7 S. x. 297.

They're LIVING TALLY is the way neighbours speak of them to enquiring visitors. . . . To LIVE TALLY is quite a common expression amongst the working classes in all parts of Lancashire, as is also TALLY.
WOMAN.

. . . Robin Hood and Tanner [CHILD, Ballads, v. 2291. Tan. If he be so stout,
we will have a bout, And he shall TAN MY
HIDE t00.

1731. COFFEY, Devil to Pay, 5. Come, and spin, you drab, or I'll TAN YOUR HIDE for you. 1862. WOOD, The Clzannings. The master couldn't TAN him for not doing it. 1884.
CLEMENS,

TALLY- M EN,

subs. (old : now recognised). — Brokers that let out Cloths at moderate Rates to wear per Week, Month, or Year' (B. E.) ; that let out clothes to the women of the town' (GRosE). subs. (venery). — The
PRICK.

Huck. Finn, V. 32.

If I catch you about that school I'll TAN you good.

TALLYWAG,

To SMELL OF THE TAN, verb. phr. (literary).—To smack of the ring ; to be circussy : cf: LAMP.
TANDEM,

penis : see
TAME.

To RUN TAME, verb, phr. (old).—' To live familiarly in the family with which one is upon a visit' (GRosE). Cf. TAME CAT.

subs. (orig. Univ. : now recognised).--I. See quot. 1785 and 1890. Hence (2) a carriage so drawn ; and (3) a bicycle for two riders.
1785.
GROSE,

TAM E-A R MY,

subs. phr. (old). —The London Trained Bands (GRosE). [Cf. Foote's description (Mayor of Garratt) of the London Regiments' as holiday soldiers,' never wet to the skin in their lives' except as a matter of accident.']

Vulg -. Tongue, s.V.

A two-wheeled chaise, buggy, or noddy, drawn by two horses, one before the other ; that is, at length.
TANDEM. 1831. DISRAELI,

Young Duke,

i. 2.

The Duke of St James . . . found sufficient time for his boat, his TANDEM, and his toilette.
1885. 1890.
PENNELL,

Cant. Pilgr. Two
S.V. TANDEM.

rode a TANDEM; the third a bicycle.

TAME-CAT,

subs. phr. (Common).— A woman's fetch-and-carry ; a hearthrug saint.

Century Diet.,

TAME-GOOSE,

subs. phr. (old).—A foolish fellow : a simpleton ; also TAME-FELLOW (B. E.) = `tractable, easy, manageable.'
joNsoN, Case is Altered
(1605).

A humorous application, prob. first in university use, L. tandem, at length, with reference to time, taken in the E. use with reference to space, 'at length, stretched out in a single file . . . one behind the other . . . as TO DRIVE TANDEM' (that is, with two Or more horses harnessed singly, one before the other instead of abreast).
TANGI ER EN ES (THE),

C.1598.

I say cast away ; yea, utterly cast away upon a noddy, a ninny-hammer, a TAMEGOOSE.

TAMPER,

verb. (B. E.). — To practise upon anyone.'

subs. (military).— I. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment), late the 2nd Foot : 2. The King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment), late the 4th Foot. [Tangiers formed

Tangle.
part of the dowry of Catherine of Braganza, the Queen of Charles II. : the regiments were raised for the defence of that possession.]
TANGLE,

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Tan/ivy.
1899. WHITEING, John St., xxviii. ' There s a whole TANNER'S worth for nix . . . 'as she makes me a giant buttonhole from the wild growths.

subs. (Scots). lanky person.
(or

A tall,

1901. WALKER, In the Blood, 20. On this trip Billy had pinched a TANNER dropped in the gutter.
TAN N I KI N

TANGLEFOOT

TANGLELEG),

subs. (American). —Any intoxicating liquor. TANGLEFOOTED =drunk : see SCREWED.
1862. Punch, 26 July. Eye-brightener And LEG-TANGLER, And scores of other compounds known To each 'cute barroom dangler. 1871. Hartford Courant, 17 Mar. He proceeded leisurely toward a neighboring saloon in quest of TANGLE-FOOT.
TANK,

subs. (old).—A Dutch placket ; maid, wife, whore, or widow.
,

1605. MARSTON, Dutch Courtczan, 1. I. A pretty nimble-eyd Dutch TANAKIN.

Out 1608. ARMIN, Nest of Ninnies. she would, tucks up her trinkets, like a Dutch TANNIKIN sliding to market On the Ise, and away she flings.
TANQUAM,

subs. (Old Cant).—See quot. 168i.

verb. (King Edward's School, Birm.).— To cane ; TO COSH (q.v.). [Prov. TANK—a blow.]
TEARS OF THE TANKARD,

FULLER, Worthies [1840], II. 1662. 359. Thomas Dove, D.D., was . . . bred a TANQUAM in Pembroke Hall in Cambridge.

TANKARD.

168i. BI.OUNT, Gloss.

TANQUAM IS

subs. phr. (old).— Drippings of liquor on the waistcoat (RAY, B. E. and GRosE). TAN N ER, subs. (old).—Sixpence : 6d. : e.g. 'The Kiddy tipt the rattling-cove a TANNER for luck' = C The lad gave the coachman sixpence for drink' (GRosE) : see RHINO. Hence TANNERGRAM =a telegram : when the minimum cost was reduced from is. to 6d.
1843.
DICKENS,

a Fellow's fellow in our Universities.
TA NTA D LI N
.

See

TANTOBLIN.

TANTA RA BOBS,

subs. (provincial). —The Devil (HALLIvvELL). subs., adj., verb and int]. (old).—Primarily a hunting call : a note on the horn. As subs. =(i) full chase ; (2). violent movement ; (3) a fox - hunting parson ; and (4) temp. Charles II., a High Tory : also TANTIVYBOY. As adj.=swift. As verb =to racket, to gallop, to rush.

TANTIVY,

Martin Chuzzlewit,

xxxvii. The Man in the Monument replied a TANNER. It seemed a low expression compared with the Monument. 1877. Five Years' Penal Servitude, iii. 239. A shise ' half-bull, and a
6

duffing ' TANNER.

1896. Oamuru (N.Z.) Mail, 13 June. TANNERGRAMS IS the somewhat apt designation which the new sixpenny telegrams have been christened in commercial vernacular.

C. 1602. [Scotland Charact. (1700, Hart Misc., vii. 3801. In the time of King James I., soon after his coming into England, one of his own country thus accosted him : Sir (says he), I am sorry to see your majesty so dealt with by your prelatical TANT1VIES.

1897. MARSHALL, POWs, 31. This worn-out TANNER 'Arry gave me once, To show his love was true, and not no

1641. BROME, Jovial Crew, iv. i. He is the merriest man alive, Up at five a' Clock in the morning . . . and TANTIVY

bunce.

all the country over.

. and let it feed on the Dunghills . 1658. d. 1867. 1598. The little pig is always "ANTHONY. such would they know. booted and spurred. between Church-men and Dissenters. and not in such a TANTIVY of language. Viii. 1697. 1700. s.. subs. 1594. tory-rory rakes and TANTIVY BOYS. like Batts. . SWIFT. 1694. . Tan tony. MILLIKEN. . 'What is an ANTHONY?' The littlest pig. stick. a petted retainer .'J. v. To boot and saddle again they sound. TANTIVE ! TANTIVE ! TANTIVE ! I72[?]. Such an one will FOLLOW such an one. Works.v. SWIFT. is not in esteem with the HIGH TANTIVEE scaramouches. thou shalt be my TANTONY. 1735. . Way of World. Sir. III. xxxi. Rabelais. and the prodigal son. Ta ra ! tan tan ta ra ! . The smallest pig in a litter: hence a favorite. I expected to hear from you in the language of the lost groat. to thee. Dramatists of the Restoration. . 73 TANTOBLIN. 1892). . Prognos. Pray. Cant. . VANBRuGH. Tears of the Church. 125. or other feeding. . xi. LYLY. RIDING it. no man would hurt or take it up .). in opposition to the moderate Church-men . Whereupon was raised a Proverbe. xxi. led to a common use of slighting and opprobrious words. 7-Esoj5. missing of his towering hopes of preferment in Ireland is come over to vent his spleen on the late ministry. . 'Pant. or otherwise unwholesome for Man's sustenance. GAUDEN. Stella. 595. and whine AS IT WERE AN ANTHONIE PIG. Rog. 73. . 1690. TANTIVY to Rome. Also (GROSE) TANTADLIN and TANTADLIN TART. . Suppt. . I'll follow thee. they [Romanists] keep at common charges a hog denominated ST ANTHONY'S HOG. 1710. TANTONY-POUCH (see quot. This . Then they came to TANTIVY. and poxed dabblers. . phr. 1893. ' Comic 1843. CONGREVE. Walden. Pagan Prince[NAREs]. 130. Standard. such as Yorkist. c. Lord ! she made me follow her last week through all the shops LIKE A TANTONY l'IG. like an old hack. 1696. Chambers' Cyclo. . 1659. Essays.. and cling withall. xxxii. my TANTONY. and I'll be thy PIG. Camilla. . This sort . F'estiyious Notes. Crew. which implied RIDING post to Rome. did take from the Market people Pigs starved. a lower sort of Flyers.Tantivy. ARBUTHNOT [MASON. About half a dozen of the TANTIVIES were mounted on the Church of England. An ambitious TANTIVY. S. The TANTIVY of wild pigeons. .—r. Daniel Deronda. was a Tory of the highest sort. or Latitudinarians. Oh. SHIT (q. . To FOLLOW LIKE A TANTONY PIG= to follow closely. where are they gone TANTIVYING? MACAULAY. Mother Bombie.—Excrement. high-Flyers. GAYTON.' Braggadocios. As fast as e'er TANTOBLIN to a wall. Suppt. d. i. CLEVELAND. clapped. In several places. Some are such COSSETS and TAN TANIES that they congratulate their oppressors and flatter their destroyers. (old). flying by twos and threes athwart my view. 33. TANTIVY-BOIES. ii. ' Arry Ballads. 1753.V. NORTH. I. 19o. scissors ! jest didn't we give 'em TANTIVY. 24 May. Polite Cony. Being Lady Certainly—and Lady Perhaps —and grand here—and TANTIVY there. Hence TANTONY (2)=a servile follower . . TANTONY (or TANTONY PIG) subs.' Collier . STOWE. your honour. . How the palatine was restor'd to his palatinate in Albion." 1854. Sirrah. E. by which hangs his TANTONIE POUCH. my dear. watch for and daily follow.iEsop. Dict. The Officers . I.V. (old). and how he RODE TANTIVY to Palpimania. B. . 1740. At the dudgen dagger. Examen. DARBLAY. ELIOT. 1876. S1177 London (1633). MoTTEux. ii.. ANTHONY. THOREAU. 1796. 1768. Johnson. peppered.. One of the Proctors for St Anthonies tyed a Bell about the neck. iv. but it anyone gave to them bread. such as in the cant of his age was called a TANTIVY. of the Markets [London] . or Highflown Church-men. my Anthony.

—A coat. Note]. Art. (venery). TANTONY. at hand. (Old).Tantrum. 'A gentle blow. COTTON. TAP. 272. Every night cellar will furnish you with HOLLAND TAPE [gin] three yards a penny. 1892.—On the alert . 1853. 1876. . TANTRUM. 74 Tape. EGAN. 1823. READE. 1820. Connoisseur[NotesandQueries. 2.) . 1755. (GRosE: now recog- nised).= a PET (q. 2. the sullens . angry whims (GRosE). phr. (colloquial). phr. 250. and punch in the night. coat . ON TAP.—I. 11. FAIRHOLT [LILLY. Works. —In pl. RIBBON (GROSE).v. subs. 1796. . sHouLDER). My Novel. . recognised by the authorities. Knights. you are grown too headstrong and robust for me. Book. subs. She went into her TANTRUMS and snapped at and scratched everybody else that was kind to her.—The PRICK. Verdant Green.—The only place.—I. . Randall's Sera".—Out of TAP =to broach. : at the old coat : also in contemptuous reference to the TA0C-TISAW=a waistwearer. 'He follows him like a TANTONIE PIG. m. on one's feet. Scoffer Scoff! [Works (1770). . (Eton College).—I. Usually in pl. (colloquial). verb. The TAPE I pour into the glass. glad here's a husband coming that will take you down in your TANTRUMS.—Available . He was but just got out of one of his TANTARUNIS. BRADLEY. . FOOTE. LYTTON. Ibid. V.THACKERAY . see 1675. hence Spirits : . phi-. To GET THE TAP. I am 1754. TAPPER = a bailiff: also SHOULDERTAPPER. TO TAP A HOUSE= to burgle . This familiar mode of using the saint's name is preserved in the saying.to arrest (GRosE).= the ears : see HEARING CHEATS. 7 S. TO TAP A GUINEA= to change it (GRosE). 3. (tailors').POUCH—I imagine the allusion is to a pouch or purse . He was thoroughly conversant with the sporting slang of Tintinnabulums Life when he told Verdant that his CLARET had been repeatedly TAPPED. He has been in strange humours and TAN TRUMS all the morning. Verb. x. . With TAPE in the morning. ii. they were obliged to let him have his own way for fear he should be ill. TO TAP THE ADMIRAL (see ADMIRAL) . (colloquial). GREVILLE. KOOL THE DELO TAOC =- Thus Look RED . 20 NOV. on view. verb. ready to move. etc. (old).BE ON ONE'S TAPS. See SAINT. He tilts his TANTRUM at my nock. d. xi. 1844. TO TAP A JUDY=to deflower (GRosE) .TAPE = brandy WHITE (or BLUE) TAPE =gin cf. where a boy can get beer. Memoirs. He threw himself into a terrible TANTRUM . adv.—To get the upper hand. 282]. If in any of her TANTRUMS or fits of haughtiness . (back slang). subs. Camilla. 11. and TAOC-ITTEP =petticoat.' Whence To TAP (or TAP ON THE . TAOC.' the saint always being pictured with one of these animals. XI. having a cross . subs. penis . she dared. TAPE. TO TAP THE WIRES= to intercept a telegram . Barry Lyndon. xvii. known as St Anthony was by his cross. also TO TAP ONE'S CLARET = to draw blood (see CLARET) . To . 781. 1853. BURNEY. Twixt some twelve and one o'clock. on the reverse . 2. (American).

ph-. C. yE. Hallowe'en. thy humble servant. subs. Transfi. 1701. mistook the window for the dore. see SCREWED. 1630. Hence. TAPE-WORM. 2. with phrensye betrasshed. 1706.—I.i. Being truly TAPP-SHACKLED. LITT. What.V. Ballads [Brit. is yet permitted to turn TARPAULIN and soldier. 393. TAP-TUB (THE). phr. E. .Advertiser .= poor. They've rare things at home. and settle the nation. i. O'KEEFE. and disheth it up anew. subs. and swear to be My Servant to Eternity. Eng-. WYCHERLEY. .. . TAYLOR. 1690. Spoken like a TARPAULIN... no Friend.—An official who collects the prices of stock for transmission on the TAPE. subs. young TARPAULIN Jack-a-lent. 82. s Cater Char. Hence (2) a publican : in contempt. called a TAR. RANDOLPH. yet come drinking our TAPLASH. The Archbishop of Bourdeaux is at present General of the French naval forces.' TAR-HOOD= the navy. Whatever he drains .— ' The grain at the top of the stalk' (T. Did. 1640. Turkish Si4y. 32. . 'No Money. /bid. 25. JACK TAR (B. 1786. Hence TAR-TERMS (B. . Paul Clifford. 1648. and TARBARREL. Erasmus.Tape-worm. The London Hermit. WARD. A [ToDD]. BAILEY. . Neglecting sack ? c. BURNS. . as adj.i. C. Fro the shoare late a runnygat hedgebrat. 277. 22. phr. 1630. or even favour. 7. (old). phi -. 1672. . TARBREECH (or TARRYBREEKS). Diary. subs. though a priest. TUB . TAPPY. 'To Reader. PARKER. ST ANvFmRsT . adj. thick beer : cask-dregs or tapdroppings. and GRosE). If I were a man—you durst not talk at this rate . 80. Bad.67]. Ep. ON THE TAPPY. HEALEY. If you won't consent we'll throw you and your Cabinet into the Sea together. (common). F.' The most glorious Piece of the Creation. Disc. 1830. washy. PHILLIPS. those as likes it may drain. be- cause that print catcheth the drippings of yesterday's news.—A sailor : also TARPAULIN (of which TAR is an abbreviation). 75 Tar. HENDERSON). (old). . 1695.. TAPLASH. CLARENDON. CONGREVE. in their TAPLASH disputes. . trivial (B. iii. TAP-PICKLE. (Stock Exchange). —Under consideration. 1. 4b. Works. New World. Plain Dealer. BEE. must we then a muddy TAPLASH swill. 1582. By implication =a girl's maidenhead. Her TAP-PICKLE maist was lost When kittlin' in the fause-house wi' him that night. . 1673. 14]. plzr. Bandied up and down by the schoolmen. S.. BROWN. TAP-SHACKLED. Would cringe and bow. [They] gave no votes in the matter which was UPON THE TAPIS. iv. . .nei d. Did ever any man run such TAPLAsH as this at first broaching ? Ibid. who. Dear TAR. . Works. Turf. — The Morning Advertiser : also The Gin and Gospel Gazette. Wooden World.' Each TAP-LACH . (Scots). A TARBREECHE quystroune dyd I take. will let them have no more learning than they size. goes in muddy TAPLASH down gutter-lane. Mus. iii. Fac'd with the TAP-LASH of strong ale and wine. T. Oh! those jovial days are ne'er forgot ! But RED TAPE the TAPE lags. subs. Artistififius [HAZWorks (1875). Al. They'll provide for our TARRS. (obsolete literary). TAPMorning. 1610. TAR. T. 117. on the lapis. 1823.. Refiroof Rehear. Love for Love. Drinking College TAP-LASH . E. . LmoN. 1677. Iffaronides.) = 'proper Sea Phrases or Words. Adol. .— Drunk. 151. Witts Recr. 1793. iii. 1725. E. and GRosE). e. vi. you stinking TARBARREL. (old).

. iii.' 1803. STILL. TAR is more used about sheep than swine. (common). 1899. v. As aa'j. The female pudendum: see MONOSYLLABLE. . adj. HYNE. Ne'er lose a hog for a HALFPENNY-WORTH OF TAR. etc.g. seemed a strange and half savage race. . 1849.' HAZLITT. TARDY. 'eternal' . 76 Tarnation. TAR-Box. Indeed. xxx. 1785.. —To punish . but rare nowadays : heated tar is poured over a person. TAR NATION TAR-BRUSH. . .. Vulg. thou Old TARLETHER. TARGET.—' City bon-ton for—a Rowland for an Oliver. 1672. To TAR AND FEATHER = a practice of great antiquity. 1790. His TARS passed their time in rioting among the rabble of Portsmouth. phr. Sea Songs. : e. . . 'Damnation' . phr. — A shepherd : in contempt. (common). 1749. DIBDIN. (American).AND . —Late : e. 1551. . (American). subs. Lose not a ship. A person begotten on a black woman by a white man . (old). Thou'se pay for all. . etc. Snuff-and-butter ladies . Proverbs. who kings and TARS dispatches. GALT. =a woman : in contempt.g. afterwards William IV. to serve out. [Tar is one of the chief products of the State. Hence the proverbial sayings.— An inhabitant of S. BURNS. very. . Hist.=great.' Thus Death. no matter the juxtaposition of the two matters. 218. Letters. To give as good as is brought' (BEE). any one having . iii. ' Tom Bowling. s. KINGSLEY. A Dream.TR ET. Hence TARRY = thievish. who is then covered with feathers.' it. phr. phr. TARH EEL. subs. a LICK OF THE TAR-BRUSH. A man may spare in an ill time . viii. a TARNAL time. In vain Tom's life has doffed. TARDY. verb. like thy dad ! subs. as some who will rather die than spend ten groats in physic. TARE . etc. WALPOLE.—Alike. . Others say. (common). (Winchester College). subs. Needle. NO old TARRY-BREEKS of a sea-dog. This . Sir Andrew Wylie. MACAULAY. adj. and To caper like a fly in a TARBOX. and adv. To TAR OUT. Adv. A TOUCH OF THE TAR-BRUSH = a dash of the negro. (venery). GaMMer TAR L EATH ER. To a landsman these TARPAULINS. in which his own ship in a cloud of cannon was boarding the French Admiral. etc.FINGERS. Gradus ad Cantab. BLUE-SKIN . as they were called. 'I was TARDY task' I was late with my work. ye need an e'e in your neck to watch them. To be noted for coming late into Chapel. A sea-piece . 1855. phr. mild oaths. 285. Young royal TARRY BREEKS [Prince William Henry. Cap Kettle. SHIP) FOR A HA'PORTH OF TAR' (GROSE) .Tar-box. /bid. TARNATION strange. —In quot. GROSE. has been so ridiculed by the whole TARHOOD that the romantic part has been forced to be cancelled. Tongue. phr. ignore their own lick of the TAR-BRUSH. Lose not a sheep. (old). Furth. ' To Mann. subs. subs. TAR. To LOSE A SHEEP (erron.— A petty pilferer : see PITCHFINGERS. RAY. Eng. (old). —Black blood : in contemptuous reference to colour . Westward Ho. . The gypsies hae TARRY fingers .S.V. 1786. xiv. Gurton' s subs. phr. . Some have it.]. Carolina. (old). 1822. TARRED WITH THE SAME BRUSH.] (and TARNAL).

Now 3e speke of a TARSE. Free Lance. —A fib . chopper . ) . article . bedfagot . ii. Ingolds.. (1724). ammunition wife (or whore) . Hence TARTLET (a diminutive). By gum. cracked TARRIWAG. bed-thrall (W. GOOD . cocktail . subs. HOOD. [Note: i S. 7.) worker . 82.v. calico. Novel. ' . bussbeggar . BARHANI. a yarn. Works (1718). 220. cat . Leg. chauvering donna (or moll) . Bankside lady .(or bot tom. cleaver .basket . case-vrow . Juvenalis Redivivus. subs. buttock . In alle the wand is not a warse Thane hathe my hosbond. bum. 30 Nov. 1853. bit . Faithful Catalogue [ROCHESTER. Big-low Pafiers. 8. Columbine.). common Jack . aunt (SIIAKSPEARE) . autem-mort. —The penis . brim . (venery). 35. burerk (or burick) . etc. bite . etc. blowze . barrack-hack .] Abandoned woman (or. Porkington MS.). And 1839. Laugh and Be Fat TAYLOR. blowen (or blowing) . bawd . my arse is bare ! I wish I had a clout. bona-roba (SHAKSPEARE. crack . baggage . in Christendom. 77 Tart.—In pl. convenient . 1838. chaste or not . 14M. (old). Baby . FLETCHER. abbess .ONE ' (q. cottontop . blouzabella . abandoned habits. bawdy . cow .. carrion .v. A 1901. . brevet-wife . The distinction between Woman.Tarpaulin. best girl .—Primarily a girl. bunter . v. Covent-garden nun (vestal.' 1848. 13ECKETT. anonyma .v. 1686. bird-of-the-game .] TART. or rags. bitch . Aspasia . (common). . cock-chafer . Concubine. II. now (unless loosely used) a wanton. bona . the testes : the 1622. TARPAULIN. 5. fish. canary . Paradise Lost.). buttock-broker . See TAR. carry-knave . bangster . bed-maker . Athanasian wench . Hence TO STRIP ONE'S TARSE IN =subagitare : see GREENS and RIDE. bulker . cast-off . 1682. LOWELL. DORSET. TARRADIDDLE. bit of stuff (mutton. buttockand-twang (or -sham file = whore and no pickpocket). bird (SHAKSPEARE) . both in English and French. artichoke . Wife. badger . Her rapacious arse Is fitter for thy sceptre than thy TARSE. As verb= to hoax (GRosE). subs. Mistress. 32]. ' Bagman's Dog. buttock-and-file (whore and pickpocket) . and Bawd is very loosely observed in literary and popular usage. Just to wrap up my TARRIWAGS. q. buttered-bun . the TAIL (q. (old). io. commodity ( DEKKER) . brown Bess . concubine. Harlot. ) . cockatrice . coleman hedge (HALLIwELL). How often praised thy dear curvetting TARSE. cooler . aphrodisian dame .v. beef. LvTToN. My TARNATION long word. [See also Note 7. blow . Sailor's Afiology. blouzalinda . common sewer . I darsn't skeer the TARNAL thing. bloss . academician . bed-fellow .= BALLS (q. bobtail .). barber's chair . This TARNATION Old country. bat .' Extremely annoyed by the 6 TARNATION whop. TARSE. brimstone . muslin. Cab-moll . 2. Ment. subs. MORRIS) . page 31. and TARSANDER= a STALLION (q. I would not lose my TARRI WAGS for the best . Let's draw our pens and quit TARSANDER'S praise.v. ENGLISH SYNONYMS. generic. mistress.. or abbess) . her TARNATION hull a-growing rounder ! 1837.) : see PRICK. canarybird .

keep .by . filth (SHAKSPEARE) . house-keeper . kiddleywink . kittie (DuNBAR. DAVENANT. Dart (SKELToN). disorderly . fly . jay (SHAKSPEARE) . jamtart . SPEARE) . SHAKSPEARE. graduate . dell . cut . florence . fancy-woman . doorkeeper LINVELL) . hen-of-the-game . flash . gook . cruiser . Fleet-street houri (or dove) . fly-girl (-donna.v. judy . curbstone sailor .). CONGREVE) . -whore. lakerlady ( = a player's harlot : JoNsoN. of the lake. evening-star . demi . COTGRAVE). of pleasure. Kate (Scots) . MASSINGER) . dowse . hobby-horse (CHAUCER. WYCHERLEY. housewife . jade .v. green-goose (SHAKSPEARE. everlasting daughter-of-Eve. ADAMS. fagot . Hackney (or HACKSTER : SHAKSPEARE. or -piece) . croshabell (GREENE) . hooker . donny (HALdopey . or woman) . dragon (FLETCHER). jam . hunt-about . file (LANGLAND) . dolly-mop . giglet (UDAL. Flirtina Cop . drap . gillflirt (FLoRio. dowsabel . go-between . hiren (SHAKSPEARE. easy virtue (or woman) . (SHAKgallimaufry Gal . jack-whore . BUTLER) . dickey-bird . dutch . Fad-cattle (generic) . jill . hop-picker . : FLoRio) . free-lance . KIDLEATHER (q. girl . flag . fling-dust . of more complaisance than virtue. harlotry (generic and individual : SKELTON. froe . fire-ship ( = a rotten whore) . CENTLI V RE) . Impure . Lais . NASH) . Easy virgin . flapper . guineahen . cyprian. SHAKSPEARE) . fen . jomer . or -dame) . jezebel . etc. Fulham virgin. hot-'un . hedge-creeper (BIRD. Mut suis) . SCOTT) . lady of accommodating morals (of easy virtue. horse . dutch widow. gamehen(-pullet. high-priestess of Paphos . high-flyer .Tart. drurylane vestal . Jack's delight . kittock (DuNBAR) . COTGRAVE) . doxy . giggler . jug (RowLEY. gig (SHAKSPEARE : (CHAucER) . hightytighty . frigate . gobble-prick (GRosE) . (DEKKER) . hiver . incognita. dona . keptwoman (or wench) . grass-widow . drab . daughter-of-Eve .mollisher . flirt . hogoninny . flip-flap . dulcinea .all . high-roller . holer (CHAucER) . LYNDSAY) . fuckstress .rep . flashtail . pitcher . knock-em-down. dalilah . hopping wife . Laced mutton (SHAKSPEARE. gear generic) . gixie (FLORIO. hen . POOLE.gillian . GREEN-GOODS (q.). . FLETCHER) . Haymarket . fancy-fagot .night .mondaine . flirt-gill (SHAKSPEARE. good-girl (or goodone : COTGRAVE) . hurry-whore (TAYLOR) . SYLVESTER) . goat- 78 Tart. dromaky . JONSON) . piece or woman : CHAUCER) . house-bit (-dove. gill (FLoRio) . guttersnipe. hussy. demi . gamester (SHAKSPEARE. dasher . dove . cunt .about . milker . flagger . kindhearted wench . jerker . harridan (GRosE) . double-barrelled gun . jude . dress-lodger . lady-bird . feather-bed and pillows . . dulcibel . fancy-piece . garrison-hack .ware . game (generic) . houri . flesh-broker . family of love (generic) . dolly . junt (MIDDLEToN). hair (generic) . gay-girl (-bit. foreskin: hunter .breaker . etc.

naughty . magpie . queen's (or king's) woman . nurse . light-heels .) . land-carrack (DAVENANT) . SMOLLETT) . particular. pross . maid marian (SHAKSPEARE) . night-bird .shade (FLETCHER) . poke . quean . princess . night-trader (MAssINGER) . PRIOR. merry-legs . purest pure . plover (JoNsoN) . night-hunter . molly (DuRFEY) . mother (or mother of the maids) . (MARSTON. MUTTON (generic : GREENE. magdalen (CoNGREvE) .climber . perfect lady . presenterer . COTGRAVE. WELL) . polly . SWIFT. prim . maggie . MARK (q. pillow-mate . FLETCHER. pagan (SHAKSPEARE. pheasant . SCOTT) . quicumque vult. petticoat (DEKKER. lone duck (or dove) . Nag SPEARE) . purse-finder . panel . pinnace (DEKKER. pug (MARSTON. palliasse . ROWLEY. mean bit (MEAN. leftDAVENANT) . openarse (SHAKSPEARE) . nocturne .Tart. placketlady . mort wap-apace . pick-up . moth . (FULLER) . CONGREVE) . leman . nightingale . placket (SHAKSPEARE) . plaything (SMOLLETT) . pinchprick . light-o'-love light FLETCHER) . SHAKSPEARE) . night . BURTON. lightfrigate .).v. nymph of darkness (or of the pavement). DURFEY) . nug . etc. noffgur . quiet mouse . peculiar (HERRicK) . mare . misswoman (or missliver : TYNDALE) . parnel (or pernel : LANGLAND) . night-cap . SHAKSPEARE. nestcock . mermaid (MIDDLETON) . pole-climber .) . lioness (DAviEs) . morsel (DuNBAR. MACKEREL madam (RANDOLPH. q. nockstress . Madam Van (or Ran) . mob . punk (SHAKSPEARE. prugge . nun (FooTE) . . Pack . SMOLLETT) . BUTLER. nightpoacher . niggler . priest's niece . loose . one of my cousins (of us. skirts . mollisher . prick . Mab . nestlecock SHAK(SHAD- or ranger) . pretty dear (SmoLLETT). moll (GRosE) . pure . ligby . pokerbreaker . market-dame (WARD) . quail . (NAsH. JONSON.v.). nanny . maid-of-all-work . mort (DEKKER. lindabrides (KILLIGREW. poll . night-hawk . public ledger. MIDDLETON. maux (or mawkes) .v. night-snap . necessary. natural naughty dickey-bird . out. presbyteress (BALE) . DRYDEN) . maid. night-piece . SHAKSPEARE. night . pusher . piece MASSINGER) . laundress (BRERETON. puttock . 79 Tart. little girl . Miss (EVELYN. mount . BRomE) . Puritan . paphian . poker . minx (Flom°. (SHAKSPEARE. Mrs Lukey Props (a tramp's bawd) .) . Phryne . loose kirtle . pretty horsebreaker . nit . DRYDEN) . one and thirty . handed wife (KILLIGREw) . pintle-bit (fancier. omnibus.pack (ADDLINGTON. lift-skirts . pole-cat (SHAKSPEARE) . Messalina .bodied gown (DEKKER) . CUm suis) . partridge . piper's wife . pure one . pirate . prancer . Occupant (MARsToN) .walker (DuRFEY) . JONSON. put . (q. nescock . Owl. puzzle. nightgear . mistress . of them) . cum SUiS) . merry-arsed Christian (GRosE : also of a wencher) . Qumdam . merry-bit . moonlighter . niece . etc. mutton-broker. needlewoman (CARLYLE) . pleasurelady (or merchant) . mopsy . play-fellow (SHAKSPEARE). loteby (CHAucER). MARMION) . loose woman .

alicaria). thing . belle . vroe (or vrow). sweetmeat. soiled dove . sample of sin . belle enfant. treddle . rigsby . sister (DEKKER) . toy. strawfagot . cabbage . Agnes . rep (or rip) . FLORIO. unfortunate. Tackle . wriggler. balance de boucher (qui pese toutes sortes de viandes —R. white-apron (PoPE) . ramp (CHAucER. spigot-sucker . silk-petticoat (WARD) . short-heels (CHAPmAN) .Tart. tickletail . Sad cattle (generic) . tailist . tweak . tib . rainbow . ho lie (also boite a puissance. trigmate (provincial) . sparrow . wanton . sweetheart . aimeuse . tail . suburban . skit .] Accrochezise agenouillee . Vestal . special . St. ribold or ribaud) . : also baiasse and bajasse). = (R) . waistcoateer . rantipole .pan = a chambermaid) . strum (or strumpet . tart (or tartlet) . sister of charity .dix mule adresses . au/el de besoin. tail-trader . twofer. ribaude (ribald. trumpery . threepenny uprighter (GRosE) . wrong-'un. whipster . Scotch warming . tiffity-taffity . ragtime girl . ram-skyt . : Lat. real lady . Wagtail . FRENCH SYNONYMS. skainsmate (SHAKSPEARE) . .) . spital-whore (or sinner) . rig (or rigol) . STAND (q. trull . ancelle (Lat. Bacheliere (a student's mistress) . andre . Saturday . week . rigmutton . woman of the town . Whetstone . bag-ue . truck . woman . wren . split-arse mechanic . sempstress . shoful .work . warm-'un . trollop . blanchisseuse de tuyaux de pipe (R. shenapper . swallowcock . belle de nuit . vestal of Pickthatch . piece. scolopendra . squirrel . sporting-piece . scrudge . thorough goodnatured wench . stew . la bicherie (generic : la haute bicherie = fashionable whoredom . wench of the game . Sunday-girl . and/la) . tail-worker . sportswoman . tenant-in-tail . tit (or titter) . SHAKSPEARE) . star-gazer . blanc . Arthurine .) . wife in water-colours . balehze . twigger . cleft . tender parnell .to . virgin-pullet . asticot (also =penis) .). blanchisseuse en chemise . anzbubaia).v. street walker . shake . spoffkins . and boite [R. FULLER) .of. bezoche (R. STILL. : Lat. summerGRAVE) . wallop . Thais . smock-servant (agent. trat (back slang) . walking mort . alicaire (R.all . schickster (or schiksa) . receiver-general . shakester .pullet . belle petite . [la basse] bicherie= slum harlotry) . balaa'euse . Under bed-blanket . rover . stingtail . tally-woman . ambubage (R. ) .park deer . trillbye (old : trill = the DOUBLE-BARRELLED) . spinster (FLETCHER. screw . woman . balayeuse . she-familiar . stammel (or strammel) . singlewoman (PALsGRAvE) . wench .Monday . bagasse (R. badine . Rabbit-pie . rannel (HARVEY) . rump. willing tit . and ROQUEFORT: besogner + argot termination -oche : also besoche and besochee). John's Wood vestal . Shoreditch fury (HALL). woman of pleasure . twang . sinner (JoNsoN) . termer (or term-trotter) . 8o anus : v f Tart. treble- Rabelais. COTSHAKSPEARE. road (SHAKSPEARE) . etc. underwear .end girl (or mistress) . randydandy (or ranty-tanty) . traviata . trug . almanach de trente .

) . chamegue . gaupe (R. cloistriere (R. espece . Galante. coquine (BALzAc) . ) . goipeuse .) . champisse (R. cagne . du tiers-onire . carcan a crinoline . Farceuse . ca/in (also ca/an and cathos= KITTY) .) . fl//e de tozerneur . carogne . drblesse . gwenille (R. feuilletee . 81 Tart. coignee (R. gouapeuse . boulonnaise . fl//e de metier . COTgalupe . a verde . coureuse (also courieuse . genisse. Jeanne/on (R. MOLIERE) .) . goudine . Jacqueline . Fr. gouditzette (R. boule rouge. calege (V iDocQ). gibier de horde/. cocatrix (R. goztine . eponge . folieuse (R. journaliere. femme galante . gueuse guimpe . came . cocotte (cocotterie= generic) .) . ) . demoiselle du Pont . cite d amour . : = whore) . gauziernante (= housekeeper) . gibier de maquerelle .) . femme de mal recapte . crevette . gaultiere (Old Fr. drouine (R. ensoznante (R. grzette . donde .) . fille de maison . HuGo) . galoise (R. casserole . hirondelle de goguenot .) . femme de peche . chameau . guenon . demoiselle du bitume . femme facile. guinche.) . cousine de vena'ange (= hop-picking wife) . brze (Old Fr. dehoussee (R.v. grisette .). chahuteuse . connaissance . caignardiere cal//e (QUAIL. dame a qua/re (sous . bonne jouissance .ouilze (Old Fr. boulevardiere (=suburban) . dehanchee . fillasse . cu/ crotte . bordeliere (=cab-moll) . fille de jubilation .). grenier a coups de sabre . fezeille . = wench) . croupiere (= buttock) . : also gout-Kande). goyne (R. camelia . bonne amie . bringuenaudee (CoTGRAvE) . vii) . : also hoztrieuse). fille de feu. cascadeuse . gibier de Saint-lazare . Ecretneuse . fille de Cypris . q. demoiselle du Marais (R. : 0. and BALZAC). .) . etudiante (a student's whore). game//c. got/ion. Jeannette. cantonniere (R.) . ) . bonsoir (R. drue (R. fille de trottoir . boutonniere en pantalon . drogue . dossiere . guenippe (R. . Impure. droule . garce (R. Cabaque . ) . duchesse sure). femme conzme en faut . home (R. galvaudeuse . (R. fesse (=buttock) . a parties . femme inconsequente (BALzAc). en carte fille en breme . publique . demi-castor . jozteuse de fiate . fillette de pis (R. le monde camelotte (generic) . citriere (R. guenuche .) . de numero . constrzer .) . gaure . RABELAIS. cul terreux. chausson . (BERANGER). fene'triere . grue (R.) . Dame de joie (=lady of pleadame aux camelias DUMAS PS).). brinzballeuse . gigolette . fi-ipesauce (Old Fr. grenouille . femme de cavoisi .Neuf . gonzesse .e. ). denzi-mondaine . colonzbe . bonne foutee . BERANGER. braydonne (R. donzelle .Tart. holliere (R. gueule .) . fi'lle de barriere . bourbeteuse . houriere (R. Harrebane (R. friquenelle (R. femme de terrain . d' amour .) . A. ) .[femme de] chenzin (R. bozerre de sole. bourdon . calico/c. ) .. gouge (R.) . gourgandine ( R. SCARRON. horizantale .) . jouisseuse . de joie (VOLTAIRE) ..) . garconniere . canicule (R. crampeuse .). GRAVE). cambrouse (R. ) . carabine (=a sawbones' mistress) .). fieur de macadam . dessake . holler = to run) . femme de vie (i.

: also lyce. laqueuse . ragasie (R. louse (R. lorette . poupinette . martingale (R. paillasse a troufion . [femme de]pechie (R. ponijle . scaldrine (R. trainee. paillasse de corps de garde . pannanesse (R. poupee . saucisse . trychine. puterie. racoleuse . travailleuse . ) . rafaitiere (R. punaise .) .pellice (R. meschine . moche (R. terriere . princesse (or princesse de l'asphalte) . marmite . magneuse . toupie (R. terrinidre . rutiere. LA FONTAINE) . Margot (also Margolin: generic .). pierreuse . nymphe.) . petite . latrine . =harlotry) . poupoule . tour/eve/lc. sceur . rouleuse .nee . pdican. pailletee . : also levrette) . mignonne .).) .) . roulette . mangeuse de blanc (or de viande cu-u). lutainpem. Tapeuse de tal . pas grana'chose .) . torpille d'occasion . /aline (=a harlot living in the Quartier Latin) .) . poulette . Ningle . trot/ire . polisseuse de tuyaztx de pipe. ricalde (R. manuelle . marcheuse . pollssonne (BERANGER) . omnibus . Madame (=a bawd : generic) . rouche . pinerie(=prickery.e. siroteuse . poule .) . particuliere .) . ordure (R. lipete . la viaqot= whoredom). peau de chien. linge . presentiere praresse de Venus (RABELAIS. minzi . postiqueuse (R. portion . lard. moclonneuse . womentanee . lice (R. piqueuse de trains. ton/on (GAVARNI.) . pantonnQre (R. rivet/c.) .) . robe .) .). laisee . louve . larguepe . peau . rousse-caigne (R. levrier d'anzour (R. sa/ope .) . musequine (R. loudidre (R. rameneuse . R. pantame . Madame Diogene qui plante des homilies' .) . pout d Avignon . peche a quinze sous (DUMAS fi/s) .) . trusseresse . suivante de Venus (R. marneuse . nzusardine (old : an habituee of the ConcertsMusard) . 0 ffre a tons s' ) . redresseuse (R. papillonne . lampe de convent. roustisseuse(= buttock-andfile) . tireuse de vinaigre (R. magnee . persilleuse. sommier de caserne . sucree . rigobette (R. servante . matelassiere . trumeau . Maca (also maquerelle= a bawd) . roujle . loupeuse (R. ouvriere. mate/as ambulant. mouquette .).). lesebombe .) . vial peig.) . Marane (R. maxima (R. Paillarde (VILLON. marquise . Lame . sougnant (R. rouloure . Safrette (R. petasse .) . q. magniece . movie .) .) . roti . sourditte (R. lescheresse (R. louille . : also rigobete) .). peqerine de Venus (R. truande . 0. ). putanisme.maitresse . terreuse . Louis . or pillage= lechery). lanterne . Raccrocheuse . pucelle de 111arolles (or de Belleville) . LA FONTAINE) . membre de la caravane . no rue . morceau (= PIECE. i. levriere (R. retapeuse .) . pomp funebre . Pont-Neuf . /argue. pontonni&e.) . re/igieuse . torchon .) . pieuvre (BALzAc) . menesse . traineuse . reveleuse (R. :=a bawd).) . planche a boudin. serraine . Fr. 82 Tart. rempardeuse . putain (VILLoN = whore : also pute. soupeuse . [fille die] siecle (R. sirine .v.) .Tart. paillasse. /olo . ribaude (R. sauterelle . dame. poufiasse . prat . /invite coifie . Madame de rebut . pigeon voyageur. soul/ion . tripiere . poupine . polisseuse de mdts de cocagne en chambre . taupe. panturme .) . maquillee .

TARTLETS anywhere. Coryphydes by Kettner. sharp. i. THACKERAY. (or TARTAR). yen dense de tendresse . His years were in number some threescore and three. veau. of course. quick' (B. shall breathe subs. [Ency. 1640. E. [femme de] vie (i. voirie . Wrong 'uns at the Wateries. 1. and (2) to get more than one bargained for. vielle garde . Merry Devil of Edmonton (Temple). veroleuse. with both hands. vessie . C.. Nor a carrier. vestal . I will. 1901. TASSY. and TARTUFFISM =hypocrisy. : also voyageuse). viande . a pretender.xxx. 48. The captain . 1868. vit— R. and GRosE). BUTLER. or the worst of an encounter (B. 171. Ah ! ah ! have you CAUGHT A TARTAR?' 1772. villotidre (CoTGRAvE). V. and were the locusts of Revelation ix. E.] Hence (2) an adept : e. d. 1862.—A hypocrite .J. Noffgurs at the Troc. E. (Australian). .]. TARTAR. White This disconsolate sailor..—I.). Usagdre (R.) . TO make m' against my will take quarter. 558. i. looking at me with a contemptuous sneer. Random. Barabbas CATCHES A TARTAR who threatens legal proceedings and demands to inspect the publisher's books. Now thou hast got me for a TARTAR. See TARTARIAN. TARTAR that fellow was. vendangeuse d'amour . upon your geldings. MARSHALL. (B. BRIDGES. 3. . STERNE [Ency. exclaimed. (old).). SHAKSPEARE. And Flossie ye TARTE of his bosom was she. There's not a TARTARIAN. 1596. subs. GROSE : now recognised).—Tas- mania. Did. 1. He turn'd him back and stole the cart. and no mistake. wauve. the books were ' cooked ' from the first in view of such an eventuality. vesuvienne . or nonsensical old woman. vadrouille . a strolling vagabond . 1748. whose first wife had been what is popularly called a TARTAR. [From the character in Moliere's comedy. 1896. Rod. Here's a Bohemian TARTAR. Wandering Jew. 'He is quite a TARTAR at cricket Or billiards' (GRosE).) . She has some mother-in-law. Hudibras. [One man may] CATCH A TARTAR [in another]. TARTUFFE. 83 Tassy. Adj. ii. Needless to say. Nabob [OLIPHANT]. verticale(=uprighter). Wagon . E.) . subs. (Old Cant).Tartar. quick. A . Bird o' Freedom [quoted in S. 18.i. or TARTUFISH aunt. sharp.g. 'a sharper' (B. A bad or awkward tempered person : male or female. t£3[?]. Vache .].] Hence TARTUFFISH= hypocritically precise . Occasionally.—` TART DAME [sic]. 9 Mar. Zona.e. . And if any thieving TARTARIAN shall break in upon you. Merry Wives. . 1663. 1600. pert' (GRosE). P1zilz6 xiv. i. Burlesque Homer.—A thief : spec. nimbly lend a cast of my office to him. viagdre (R. To CATCH A TARTAR =(1) to be caught in one's own trap . 'The r was inserted in medieval times to suggest that the Asiatic hordes who occasioned such anxiety to Europe came from hell (Tartarus). 1768. Dict. Free Lance. vezon . voyagdre (R. TART. volaille (=pullet) . SMOLLETT. subs. Rose. vesse (=bladder) .: Properly Tatar. 1772. to consult upon the occasion as well as myself. iii. POMCS. (colloquial). 3. and TARTARIAN sour. C. And strait despatch'd it to his quarters For fear of Justice Fielding's TARTARS. WHYTE-MELVILLE. vache a lait . 1o. FOOTE.

-A rag : MILKY linen. and GRosE): see TiA. CAREW. and TATTER= a rag-gatherer. A '. verb.. =dice. my hand And ring is yours. TO ENJOY (q. Argus. Says he. The CREATURE [wine] of the proper kind Was subs. 1.. me and him was spliced last Monday week. Othello. as he points to a leg that seems to fear nothing on earth . 1628.as most Victorian cricketers and footballers familiarly term our neighbour over the straits-will send a team into the field. I'll tell you about the TAT-GATHERERS.. yet the best Copie of Adam before hee TASTED of Eve. . subs. I had been happy. and add quots. 417. So I had nothing known. (q. . In p 1. . xxxvi. 221. Lab. . 424. Micro-cosmog. To-day TAssv. TAT-SHOP=a gambling den (B.). good. (colloquial). SHAKSPEARE. of whiskey. Tel. 1690. .. buying rags they call it.. This was the place where we were to have a TASTE OF THE CREATURE.). fair maid. NO. If you can make't apparent That you have TASTED her in bed. good wine is a good familiar CREATURE. SHAKSPEARE. 1638. . . observes my friend . had TASTED her sweet body. -An unpleasant feeling : regret. Villon's Straight Rattle the TATS. The German . but a tattered copy of a work called Law without Lawyers. See CRATER. Counsel to a Young 2 [EBSWORTH.v. 345.' TASTY. Othello. Lond.v. EARLE. 11. . RIPPING (q. infra.-A small quantity . TAT.-A dram . 4. d. PENKETHMAN. II. FULLNUTTY THICK thou be despis'd. 1888. TASTE OF THE CREATURE. Artach. which is very little practised. (common). 313. Nice and TASTEY. 1827. MAYHEW. .. Cymbeline. IVORIES. xxv. 1704. but I call it bouncing people.V. and sparing Dyet. 1638. The moderate use of the CREATURE. The irate signor . . phr. Ev. TASTE. Hence (2) of the best . TATS= white 185r-61. pray let Us TASTE Those dear conceard Delights below the Waste. . My master took too much of the CREATURE last night. ii. A NASTY TASTE IN ONE'S MOUTH. 74. His followers . xiii.. HENLEY. Fathom. if the general camp . 1694. c. 1602. never went to bed without a full dose of the CREATURE. Whence TAT BOX = a dice box . (q. Standard. 286.). 1894.-I. WHITEING. or mark the 1887. etc. .-To know carnally . if it be well us'd. anxiety. not even Lord Campbell's Act. 1899. 2. a small glass of ice-cream. 2. Kiij. (old). iii. SPICY adj. • Sort o ' gives a NASTY TASTE IN YOUR MOUTH. John St. MOTTEUX.v.v.1570. io. 1899. 84 Tat. though use offenden therewithal.' have a drop of the CRATUR. A Childe is a Man in a small Letter. i. Day Book. . 21 May. DRYDEN. 31. a taste : in quot. phr.' says Low Covey.). (venery)... Never before have I heard such a speech . loathing. D. 'Maggie. .Taste. Works. take a little CRATHUR. spot. Also as verb =to collect rags . Then having let us see. Pride and Lowliness. TASTER. 1604. or the Apple. He's fond of something TASTY . 57. (Old Cant). HONE. Rabelais. (V.v. E. (1605). (colloquial). 14 Aug. 26 Jan.). WHITEING. SMOLLETT. John St. produced-not a halfpenny TASTER for the policeman. 3. v.Ohl* iii. MARSHALL. POMeS. a drink . subs. vii. 1897. TAT-MONGER (or TATOGEY)-=a sharper or cheat using loaded dice . subs. He goes TATTING and billy-hunting in the country. .. V. esp. (Old Cant). Ibid. 1901. BROWN. When by the sated lover TASTED. 1. 1. 5. come. 1758.-i. 3. SO shalt FLAVOURED (q. Hence TASTY-BIT (or MORSEL)= a JUICY wench (q. TAT'S-MAN= a dicing gambler . Ibid.). . Maid. Come. 3.).

. V. 1. or onions. The women . 9 Sept. iii. said she had never seen such a filthy TATTERDEMALION. 7259. MASSINGER. Terms. On this principle . jut].). Smoaking Age. Good-bye' ! 47- 1617. Echo. . MALLIONS. ii. . 40. hell's TATTERDEMALION. True Travels.. S. World of London. or anything else. 7 S. Xi. MOTTEUX. XXIX. 2. as well for service as for to eat.That (with a Pox) would be Italians. Rabelais.subs. SMITH. 57. Way of the World. a ragged tatter'd Begger.-A tutor in Commoners. what pleasure you can find in talking thus with this lousy TATTERDEMALLION of a monk. . 5. of Franchard.] subs. 1622.= ragged. 1891. B.- A POTATO (q. Virgil Travestie Taste this . -A salutation. my noble English 1677. nary to-day. SMOLLETT. v. out in a string. 10. TATER- 1678. would climb anywherewhere they would nick the TATERS. Vi. There are a few TATTER-DP. Humfik. . one or two phrases : TO SETTLE ONE'S TATERS = to settle one's hash . See TAT. Treas.' TIT FOR TAT. SMITH. gibbet thief. HEYWOOD. note. Whence TATERTRAP= the mouth . 82]. 181. CONGREVE. TATTER-DE-MALLION. 29. Works. 3. Virgin Martyr. TATER-TRAP. exclaim against Lobsters and TATTERDEMALLIONS. Deacon Brodie. Bramble . 864. 106. Cant. TO STRAIN ONE'S TATERS =TO PISS (q. Diet. iii.a . 1626. 1771. 6. TATOL. from the silken whore to the pitiful! poor TATTERDEMALION. BROWN. males and females. and bid him begone.V.-An abbreviation of 'tattoo.' They. should thou and I onely be miserable TATTERDEMALIONS. A couple Of TATTERDEMALION hobgobblings. Why . TATARWAGGS and TATTERWALLOPS = ragged clothes (GRosE). and quot. . (common). . Royal King[PEARSON. Notes and Queries. (vulgar). rent and torn. BRATHWAITE. 1838. As adj. 1638. Crew. 1694.v. COTTON. And SO. STEVENSON.muffins. Sea TATTERTIMALLION [appears substantives]. . 1 3 60. TA-TA. TATERS Uncommon fine them. sir. RANDOLPH. (ROUTLEDGE). Well spoke. CHAUCER. 1856. 73. i. 1700. 'Twill to your prove nice. in Raggs. Poor Robin's Visions. Ibid. . (1770). rag . Those TATTERTIMALLIONS Will have two or three horses . 31]. TATLER. (colloquial). 85 Tatterdemalion. like a . A TATTERDEMALEAN that stayes to sit at the Ordi- 1874. the mouth has come to be styled the 1687. amongst new TATER (or TATUR). Crime's rabble. c. But frettid full of TATARWAGGES. Mrs. Rose. 'Life of London Boys. TA-TA! I might as well have stayed away for any good I have done. iii. . Tatter'd and Torn. 1887. . Hey for Honesty. . Clinker (19oo). Paradise Lost. . Also as noteworthy. I'll reduce him to frippery and rags. In Tatters. a TATTERDEMALION! I hope to see him hung with TATTERS.(Winchester). S'WELP MY TATERS (see SWELP).A ragged wretch : a general term of contempt : also TATTER. I. subs. Whole families shall maintaine their with hanging thee TATTERDEMALLIONS. or apples. .Ta-ta. . See TIT. having better Cloths at Home. (old). Romaunt of the [TYRWHITT. Saints in an Uproar [Works. MAYHEW. sometimes half Naked. . Is [?]. HENLEY and STEVENSON. 1633. Eng. And with graie clothis nat full clene. RAGS-AND-TATTERS: see 1696. TATTERDEMALION. I wonder . . E. TATARWAGGES. . I have carried a great many in my wherry. with design to move Charity. 1869. 1696. TATER-ANDPOINT=a meal of potatoes: see POINT. and lowsy desperates ? See TATTERS. TRAP BECKETT. .. i.). 1608.

E. Hence ' the TAVERN BITCH has bit him in the head' (or TAVERNED)= drunk : see SCREWED. and he called it a TATTLEDE-MOY 'because it tattles and seems to speak those very words or syllables. Vi. MESSINK. impertinent. Else he had little leisure time to waste. A. A. . phr. shad. 'Frisky Moll's Song' A famble.—New Inn Hall. Night and Morning.—Severe. infra as authorities. 1630. TATTL E. .). Tavern. subs. Vicar. I. TAYLOR. . subs. i.MOY. Terrayflius. phr. to assist at TATTERING A KIP. iv. EGAN. s. and ever and anon turned his glance towards Lilburne. 76].' TATTLER. 1V.BOX. She is an invidious TATTLE-BOX that rattles people out of their Senses. 1781. Misc. We light upon Catnach. A TATTLE-DE-MOY . We sell them by the rod ! TAUT. bag the swag. and two pops Had my bowman when he was ta'en. 36. vii. HINDLEY. so my regulars is ten bob. (or WOMAN). BRADLEY. Home Ballads.—To wreck a brothel. . Mr. E. Honest Whore. TAVERN (T H E). (Oxford Univ. was a new- adj. (American).v. subs. 'much like a saraband. or Striking Watch or (indeed) any' (B. Drunk. See DEVIL'S TATTOO. Bouncer had abandoned his intention of obtaining a licet migrare to THE TAVERN.—` Prating. (common). [SouTHEY. Choice of Harlequin.GLASGOW-MAGISTRATE. PHANT. fashioned thing in . subs. III. . Gawtrey remained by the fire beating the DEVIL'S TATTOO upon the chimneypiece. —To get drunk. Turf. BILLINGSGATE-PHEASANT. CuRns]. GOLDSMITH. Hence TO FLASH A TATTLER = to wear a watch . (old : B. JONSON. Old Parr [Han. 1841. 86 verb. 'an Alarm. C. To HUNT A TAVERN FOX (or TO SWALLOW A TAVERN TOKEN). —A herring : cf. TATTOO. phr. Doughey drew a gold TATTLER. phr. xx. etc. spec. . 4. Nor did he ever HUNT A TAVERN FOX. verb. . this has given rise to an English surname.i. who seemed to have forgotten his existence. 1340. Speak to the TATTLER. (Old Cant). [A punning allusion : also because the buttery is open all day long. . . subs. or some such device.]. phr. DEKKER. My business was .).. TATTLE-DE. Doctor (1834) xciv. .Tattle-box. 51.' . AINSWORTH. TATTLING FELLOW the TAVERNYER or TAVERN-HAUNTER. Our fisheries o'er the world are famed. TAUNTON-TURKEY. . only it had in it more of conceit and of humour. ' Thomas Mace invented it . Little Mr. and cod ! And TAUNTON TURKEYS are SO thick. Or at the ale-house huffcap ale to taste . 1709. 30. a xi.] 1596. .] 1853. Every Man in Humour. Also TAVERNER =a tippler. Did. ROOkWOOd. . when he had a mind for a frolic. subs. Verdant Green. And finely hunt the dummy. TATTLE. (? nonce-word). s. as the phrase was.. adding GROSE (1785) and quot. LYT'rON. Oliver Whiddles—the TATLER old! Telling what best had been left untold. 1878. 1676. . i. [OLINew Eng. Hence TAUT HAND= a disciplinarian (CLARK RUSSELL). (old). — A watch (GRosE) .—See quot. to remain at Brazenface. 1850. perhaps hes SWALLOWED A TAVERN TOKEN. Ayenbite of Inwyt. .v. The mackerel. . . sir ! you hear not me say so . phr. 1766. (old). . and got two p'nd ten of the fence for it . (nautical). —A chatterbox : also TATTLER= a gossip : see TITTLE-TATTLE. ). WARD. 1834. and had decided . TO SPEAK TO A TATTLER = to steal a watch : Also TATTLE. 1676. To TATTER A KIP. 1823. ALLIN [MRS. 1602. 3. TATTLER .

New Eng. Sfiorts and Pastimes. and ring. HUGHES. They are not TAWED. Garner. 1670. i. 307. Men Miracles. Of which the Naiads and the blue Nereids make Them TAUDRIES for their necks. iv. Tawdry. 1764. if they TAW him as they do whit-leather. never mind.-I. He [inquired] whether he had won any alley TORS or commoneys lately. (old colloquial : now recognised in its debased sense). Ammianus Marcellinus [NAREs]. CHALONER. CHURCHILL. PATTEN [ARBER. Faithful She!. 491. 1837. 133. 161. Hence. His small private box was full of peg-tops. see quots. 1612. ' Finis.. COWPER. ' TAW. and not the smallest beck But with white pebbles makes her TAUDRIES for her neck. To kneel and draw The chalky ring. Verb. xxxvi. 1548. . might be heard there before and after school hours. 78. FLETCHER. What You Will. A . . 1819. 45. Century Mag. Moral State of England.ETCHER. . and a pair of sweet gloves. i. For more fineness. ONE UPON YOUR TAW. and he who obtains most of them by beating them out of the ring is the conqueror. with a TAWDRIE lace. DICKENS. a person who takes offence at the conduct of another. to be called to account . VAUX.1530. CaAtain. Ap. TAWDRY LACE. [A. white marbles (called 'alley TAWS' in the Vale). you promised me a TAWDRY LACE. TAW. v. slit or fringed at one end. ii. 686. To beat . Will IVaterfiroof.] 1579. Gird your waste. used by schoolmasters (ScoTs). 193. FI. 3. 1605. 519. herd. S.. will say.). Lang. 71]. fine. 1857.' .i. G 2. TO COME TO TAW = to come to SCRATCH (q. tawian= to beat. their gunnes would hit. TAWDRY. (see quot. . . TO BE ON ONE'S TAW = a species of threat' (GRosE). TAWDRY-LACE (or TAWDRY)=a rustic necklace or girdle . 1784. subs. STRUTT. Mona? Enc." dubs. Ile TAWE the hide Of thick-skin'd Hugenes. (or TAWSTOCK) GRACE. 1609.Tavistock. whence (2) cheaply showy. these were sold at St Audrey's fair at Ely. The primrose chaplet. They curl their ivory fronts . 1759-62) : TAWDRY. - (old). 1801. TAVISTOCK 87 E 2. TAWDRILY. I'll be a MARBLE ON YOUR TAW .] Also TAWS (or TAWSE)= a leather strap." TAw. As sure as they had studied it. TirOCinhent. 1696 and 1822. Pickwick. SPENsER. PALSGRAVE. wherein a number of boys put adj. 1549. nor pluckt asunder.v. subs.See quots. xxxiv. SHAKSPEARE. For Ile make greatness quake. Their cries of rounses. . I'll be ONE UPON YOUR TAW . by implication = bawdy see TOI. iv. Candidate.. or conceives himself injured by the latter. trim . A kind of TAWDRINESS in their habits. Ibid. iv. Polyolb. Memoirs. to knuckle down at TAW. Francoyse. to scourge (GRosE) . Shefiheard 'sCalendar. We read of TAUTHRIE LACES in a list of superstitious trumpery. 1607. 727. 1883. When he had been well TAWED with rods. TAWDRUMS = fal-lals. TAWDERED. and knuckle down at TAW. DRAYTON. No matter for lace and TAWDRUMS.. 1604. ii. or . TENNYSON. TAWLINGS (or TAW) = the line from which the marble is shot : hence (American). MARSTON. Winter's Tale. and compelled to confesse. 1613. MARSTON. iii. T. Come. Also derivatives such as each of them one or two marbles in a ring and shoot at them alternately with other marbles. To whip a top. They TAW'D it faith. phr. and (2) to torment. Tom BY-MIMI ' S Schooldays. 1842. i. etc. SEYNT AUDRIES LACE [` whence (OLI- PHANT) came TAWDRY in later times']. (HALLiwELL). Orig. TAWDRINESS. (old).. pottle-bodied boy That knuckled at the TAW. 3.. . Dutch Courtezan. 1610. 1656. elegant. [OLIPHANT. . He's to be made more tractable . meaning I'll be even with you some time. ignorantly fine .

water' (BENTLEY.. phr. (old colloquial). Vi." sup. TAUDRY. [From the livery..] . and TEA-VOIDER. I. a TAWNYMOOR. Ingoldsby Leg. subs. This fair was held in the Isle of Ely . 1618. ' The Lost Legion. . (old). 297. 1696. TEACUP. Father don't TEA with us.—Much ado about nothing : cf: 'a tide and flood though it be but in a basin of Phalaris. T. garish. demaunded of him. E. And some with the gentle Masai (Dear boys ! ). —A highwayman. .-.25 99]. 2. MONTAGUE. There's a black. Nicholas Nickleby. subs. (old). V. — Urine : see COLD . Old Plays [REED]. 16 99. Which Virtue scorns. Teacup. FLETCHER. BARHAM. 'gainst the sentry's box discharge their TEA. 1717. TAWNY-COAT. ' dine. Queen of Corinth. An old historian makes saint Audrey die of a swelling in her throat. Wife. Seven Seas. took her for a foreigner. PULTENEY. ii. subs. . 1577.TEA. phr. gawdy.iii. BiS110. 1839. Glossary. verb. for having been in her youth much addicted to wearing fine necklaces. 1837. meeting this bishop [Whitgift. B. 255. subs. [DODSLEY. NARES. 59. Diet.Tawny-coat. (common). i. . (old). Down with the TAWNY-COATS! STORM (Or TEMPEST) IN A TEACUP (or teapot). as much as to say all ST AUDREY. . . on the . 'It was by reason he kept so few women. . Crew. subs. GAY. (old). TAWNYMOOR. c.—To achieve the impossible. Unless . TEACH. (back slang).V. —Eight shillings. . where gay toys of all sorts were sold. Ceara. Bold Stroke for a 1.—x. There is nothing in this world I abominate worse than to be interrupted in a story. TAKE TEA WITH the giddy Masai. 1896. —A fashion in trimming the beard . Tristram Shandy. that it was all Taudry. upon anything very gawdy.7th of October.. — A Centlivre. encounter. 22. with Lace or mismatched and flaring Colours : A Term borrow'd from those times when they Trickt and Bedeckt the Shrines and Altars of the Saints. Who 1712. . (common). HARPSFIELD (1622). 1822.BEARD. SHAKSPEARE.V. weaning saint Ethelreda. seeing her very oddly and TAWDRILY dressed. — SUCK. Hist. Dirty people of quality TAWDERED OUT. A vulgar corruption of saint Audrey. S. It happened one day. Husband. go in against. Your T-BEARD is in fashion. 88 mulatto. which she considered as a particular judgment. and I was that moment telling Eugenius a most TAWDRY one. subs.' etc. (common). TEACH-GUY. . Eccl. TAWDRY. [implying] that things so called had been bought at the fair of saint Audrey. 1. ix. To Swift. Pro/Shecy of Famine. HARRINGTON. I Hen. 174. lay hold on yonder TAWNY COAT. as being at vye with each other upon that occasion. phr.' lunch. and a Frenchman. Anglicana. NICH. TEA. S. To TEACH IRON TO SWIM. See GRANDMOTHER and subs. iz5hr. 1716. V I . TAX-COLLECTOR. STERNE. bishop Elmer [ ? Aylmer] of London. 22 Aug. 1736. C. 21 Dec. 'How he could keepe so many men ? ' he answeared. The Votaries of St Audrey (an Isle of Ely Saint) exceeding all the rest in the Dress and Equipage of her Altar. 1762.' 1592. phr. . An ecclesiastical officer. iv. ph. To take tea : cf. All that artificial TAWDRY glare. A rabble of people. ii. (colloquial). it grew into a Nay-word. Letters. CHURCHILL.' And some share our tucker with tigers. KIPLING. then bishop of Worcester] with such an orderly troope of TAWNY COATS. (PARK). Verb. DICKENS. — To engage with.TEA. 1759-67. or Auldrey. and none but strumpets wear. (all recognised). Trivia. 399). Cant. LONG . . a beard cut T-wise. you'd TEA with your wife. .

Gossip prevails at TEA FIGHTS in a back country village. Jo/in Street. Poetaster. The TEAGUES in shoals before her fell. Like TEAGUE'S cocks. WARD. Virgin Martyr. 1852.v.). .' says the girl. though all were of the same kind. . and it is therefore little matter for wonder that the country TEAMS bear away the laurels every year from the metropolis. echauffouree ' in 'Southern Bulgaria' will prove a mere STORM IN A TEACUP. TEA PARTY. Ibid. with blew Cap or TEAGUE. I was a year old before I was sent to England . a coach's pupils. RAY. 242. that fought one another. or an Irishman. Old Song. SHAKSPEARE. a ROARER (q. 1671.i. and (2) anything violent. SWIFT. Swift. 1672. TO TEAGULAND we this beauty owe. He shall gulph ye down the rankest Stinkibus with as good a gusto as a TEAGUE does Usquebaugh. A mathematical tutor can drive a much larger TEAM than a classical. a cricket eleven. etc. Antiquated Coquet. . 30 Sep. 1704. subs. Hence TEAGUELAND=Ireland (B. TEAR. 1899. TEAICH-GIR. —A tea party : cf. iii. 275. d. etc. 1661. Excuse me from TEAGUELAND and slaughter. DORSET. 2.Tea-fight. I could play Erdes rarely. yOU TWOPENNY TEAR-MOUTH. FOXE. Bag! Ballads.g. With Shinkin ap Morgan. BRISTED.----) Right ' : pronounced tadger.v. North Am. . you do. a SPREE (q. Night's Dream. or a part TO TEAR A CAT IN. . 'Come to tea next Sunday. a bully . 641. iv.' d. Eng. . Lilibulero. Hence TEARER or TEAR CAT or TIMOTHY TEARCAT =(I) a blusterer . subs. E. Tel. 191. Kind of a TEA-FIGHT. (back slang). to fume. brother TEAGUE. 1706. That it is grisly for to hiere him swere Our blisful LORDE'S BODY thay TO TERE.) . subs.—An Irishman : in contempt. raving. 7 Sep. c. (1610).. Univ. a football side. JONSON. Tales. MASSINGER.)... to blaspheme. a ranting actor : and a adj. . and adv. 203]. 7o. [Properly of animals harnessed together. D. hear me. my little TEAM of villains. (common). 13. The football season in the North and Midlands is in full swing. phr.. 1885. (old). As verb.' Hence TADGING= TIPTOP (q. (colloquial). Wooden World. iv. . Ho. viii. 1383..889. Merry Drollery [EBsw oRTH]. . TEARING = violent. adj. Mid. 1622. 89 TEAM. The 1885. and purchase. Rev. xviii. Echo. and thus I am a TEAGUE.—Two or more persons associated for some purpose : e. 12. or act violently .' he returns. (colloquial). TEAGUELAND her earliest charms did know . 1885. to rant . = vociferous . Antony and Cleofi. MUFFINWORRY . —A boisterous jollification . WHITEING. TO TEAR CHRIST'S BODY (old colloquial). TEG [stands for an Irishman]. TEA-FIGHT. BROWN. Proverbs. 1563. to move. Works. etc. [He speaks of swearers as] TEARERS OF GOD. Hear me. I looked to Tilda . To Grant [SCOTT. speak. 1601.v. 1592. and GRosE). In the midst a TEARING groan. CHAUCER. TEAGUE. vi. 1706.] Hence TEAMWORK= work in company. You grow rich.. To TEAR ONE'S BEARD (or HAIR)= a simile of violent emotion. TOFFEE-SCRAMBLE. Acts and Monuments. iv. Tear. Cant. 1. TEAR-MOUTH (or TEAR-THROAT) . His oathes been so great and so dampnable. subs. (common). 1686-8. cxli. See BOSTON TEA- PARTY and NICE. 1733.

41. And now two smaller Cratchits. BRISTED. 9. ix. Letter to Southey. A vap'ring Scab. Pers. Tristram Shandy. A disturbing blow. verb. TEAZLE.—A chamber pot (GRosE). hence come our TEARING spirits. TEASER. 107-8. A huffing Jack. Guy Livingstone. came TEARING IN. . and a great SWEARER. (cornmon). The third is a TEASER—an ugly black bullfinch with a ditch on the landing side. (old).—Uneasy . 'to turn on the water-works. iii. but like wise Diogenes in a barrell. he is the cause of it in others. (1725). Though you do get on at a TEARING rate. and with a run like a sugar-box. ADDISON. 1st. subs. we read of TEARING (boisterous) wits. at least. But the lofty chief's fair daughter Told her Pa he hadn't oughter . SCOTT [LOCKHART (1902). phr. 90 TEAR-PUMP. Smith and subs. fidgety. STOWE. 1857. (tailors'). LAWRENCE.). Induction. 1672. EGAN. TEASER OF THE CATGUT. A talking fellow who haunts another. Vi. 5. phr. He TEARS along BEHIND him a sleigh. Tuyf. 1819. who . TEARIN' ROUND 'nough to drive the house out o' the winders. . DICKENS. A summons to little chancery. . New Eng. And the way she TORE AROUND induced him to behave.—r. See Cafit. To TEASE (or TEAZE)= to flog (GRosE and VAux) . TEASER —a hit on some queer point. CATGUT-SCRAPER. 19. 1767. We have seen a TEARING TEASE. Works [NAREs]. — Anything difficult or perplexing. Also. Teazle. (obsolete nautical). iii. MIDDLETON. the right to be treated as a gentleman by a copper-laced two-penny TEARMOUTH. [BARTLETT]. (old). 17.Tear.V. 1630. . CENTLIVRE. TEA-VOIDER.] SCarrOltideS COTTON. THACKERAY. (colloquial). she's ben . Book of Sfiorts. ii. 2nd.PU MP. The latter planted a TEASER on Sam's mouth.—An East Indiaman. Roaring Girl. had. C. . 1836.. rd. — The female pudendum : see MONOSYLLABLE. The majesticall king of fishes . TWO Years. 1672. 1823.—To attempt too much. phi'. subs. phr. DANA. 1847-8. (venery). 1840. 1852. DAY. Christmas Carol. phr. BEE. groan about 1610 . and of TEARING ladies . I. 17. 41]. . Like a true English TEA-WAGON. Pock. 1713. To WORK THE TEA R. I had rather heare two good jests. (pugilists'). 1611. WYCHERLEY. lx. Love in a Wood [RouTLEDGE]. STERNE. Basset-Table. as on the tip of the nose. 1869. 525. Cato. TAYLOR. keepes his court in all this hurly-burly. ii. not like a tyrannical TEAR-THROAT in open arms. Vii. There's one UPON THE TEIZE already. yet you get on but uneasily. a plund'ring TEARER. subs. Gods ! I could TEAR MY BEARD to hear you talk. 1843. Did. Such a letter as Kean wrote t'other day to a poor author. ITA4er Ten Thousand. a ruffian (Dram. Vanity Fair. xxxiv. TEAR-CAT. Immense dandies . Fables. Aunt Lois. 2. . Isle of Guls. bull that ran TEARING mad for the pinching of a mouse. LESTRANGE.—To weep . BROWN. TO NAP THE TEAZE= to be flogged. S. This 1692. [OLIPHANT. . An old horse belonging to a breeding stud—'though devoid offun himself. Old/own. boy and girl. verb. i6o6. TO TEAR ONE'S SEAT. 1867. 1706.' ON THE TEASE. TEA-WAGGON. driving in TEARING cabs. than a whole play of Such TEAR-CAT thunderclaps. See TEASER. which produced the claret in streams. .

2 Henry IV.—Tiny. 1827 another pledge bound all syners to total abstinence. FROM THE TEETH = apparently. — A deTEctive : see NARK. Tour in Ireland [Envy ARns. Or did it FROM HIS TEETH. TEDDY HALL Dost thou jeer. 'TEcs down. he hath eaten his service book . for to them the TEC is fate. Diet. mocked her TO THE HARD TEETH. DEUM. WHITEING. And they said they'd send for a 'TEC.—A new boy . TEEK 1885. Cicero subs. spoken in mockage by such as maketh shew of learning and be not learned. PHRASES.—St. 1901. TO CAST IN THE TEETH = to taunt. a prOTEGE: placed for a time under the care of older scholars. TO DRAW TEETII = to wrench off knockers (old : medical students'). TEDDY. to Whistler's. TEETH. (various colloquial).] In (or uNDER)=to be drunk . now recognised. not seriously . [Among the verbs is] SHOW OUR TEETH. (colloquial).—Mathematics. (Irish). viii. from Scotland Yard to look for dynamit'.Tec. 2. That I shall live and tell him TO HIS TEETH. so that we should not get picked up by the TECS. TEENY 1593. SPENcE.. The depleted brood resist but rarely. John St. D.. DALE. Cent. 7. adv. SHADOW and SUBSTANCE. v. adj. 1663. subs. phr. New York. (Total) : T= total became a familiar allocution. 1897. (1596). TO HAVE THE TEETH WELL AFLOAT [as applied to total abstinence. Diet. 1593. [RF. thorough . Erasmus. (old). 56x. POMeS. MARSHALL. —See quots.. HOLLYBAND. — See (or TIQu E). iv. TEETOTAL. Antony and iii. one day. Cf. DRYDEN. ing classes. (Old Pledge) and T. Ibid. drawn ' = He should be deprived of the power of doing mischief . Edmund's Hall. I am confident she is only angry FROM THE TEETH Outwards. and flout me IN THE TEETH? Ibid. This sham 'TEC is in refreshing contrast. Words. Oxford. Teleg-. subs. pledged themselves to abstain from distilled spirits only. 1886.. IN THE TEETH= to one's face . A desperate TOOTH-AND-NAIL encounter raged for some moments before the tomb. 4. 91 TEETH Teetotal. JOEL JEWELL. PUFF IN THY TEETH. He speaks of the word] ( TEETOTALLY in every-day use by the work' . 4 Dec. Echo. See TURD. to the sham aristocrat with a preposterous title unknown to Debrett. V. (old). (Oxford Univ. TO THE HARD TEETH = very severely . (common). but in Jan. . 1542. quot. He is clarke to the TEETHWARD. 8. Comedy of TEDDY MY GODSON. When the best hint was given him. 6 Nov. II May. ' TO GO TO GRASS WITH TEETH UPWARDS=to be buried . WildGallant[LaTTLE. 2. 96. 3. TO SHOW ONE'S TEETH =to get angry . Hamlet. Ibid. 1899..v. It warms the very sickness in my heart.P. Errors. 1603. j 1827. (1598). I went to Dartford. Dyce's Glossary]. considered as an artist. TEETHWARD. IN SPITE OF ONE'S TEETH = in defiance of . Thus didest thou. ii. Facts and Phrases. I went to the bank with the paper cash. (Harrow school). SHAKSPEARE. . 3. Letter to 1818 a temperance society at Hector. (Winchester Col- lege).). (or TEENY-WEENY). to reproach . TEEJAY. UDAL. (i608). The two classes were distinguished by the initials O. he not took't. ITIOSt recreant coward base ! Ibid. Court and Times James I. in Kent. subs. TOOTH AND NAIL = whole-hearted. TE See BACKWARDS. Pall Mall GaZ. . TEC. desperate. 'He ought to have his 1829. 355.— adj.—` An address to a simple fellow or ninny' (GRosE).

Stranger. It is more likely to be an intensive reduplication . Not Latimer. T EJUS. tiresomely: e. wearyingly. as in tip-top for firstrate. DE QUINCEY. and I like them all. See MARINES. Academy. Interchapter. (old). Doctor. 1861. land. the TEIGNTON-SQUASH. 1888. CARLTON. subs. a beverage as much better than champagne as it is honester. Also. In his dealings with the other sex. 1049. 1859. WALPOLE. 1843-4. plir. 1843. xxxv . TEA-TOTALERS. I wouldn't have you think that I am TEETOTALLY opposed to dancing in every shape. Lit. TELL-TALE. (thieves'). spec. ACCORDING TO THEIR TELL. etc. xvi. 2. (provincial). I had got every disease under the sun. as if it meant those who were TOTALLY FOR TEA.—An Sermons. etc.g. delivered blow . Ibid. but we're TEETOTALLY Out he took every bit of food with him. d. Dinner was an ugly little parenthesis between two still uglier clauses of a TEETOTALLY ugly sentence. These are right old English liquors. I'm powerful sorry. 1882. . when young. verb. hence TELLING (colloquial) . Attache. WARD. 1832. See TEASE. subs. 4 Ap. Put TELLINGLY and persuasively. —A well- subs. Dinner. 1856. bad. extremely. an occa- Little Barb'ry's the very flower of the flock. wholesomer. ACCORDIN' TO THEIR TELL. TEIGNTON -SQUASH .-. it must be to ask questions. TELEGRAPH. Curios. (nautical). etc. xii. 385. Yen luckily for Jem a TELLER Vos planted right upon his smeller. an organ bellows- UNDERGROUND. 1830-5. ii.— An inverted compass fixed in a cabin. This giant had quite a small appetite .. SOUTHEY. Also (general) any recording d evice : usually automatic : e. Sermons.g. See TAILOR. —A prison. TEETOTAL HOTEL (TH E). IS sional misprint of TEE-TOTALERS.— To silence. phr. anything that scores . indicator. would invariably speak of T-T-TOTAL abstinence. (Australian). idler. slow. . 1639. phr. Betsy Bobbet. between factotums and faineants? TELLER.. (pugilists'). 1834. TEIZ E. an English temperance orator. I told Josiah that. effective. Rookwood. ph . (American). New Purchase. HALI BURTON. struck more TELLING blows against false theology than did this brave singer. i Dec. Burns. TELL. NOSES. ACCORDING TO THEIR TELL' their making out.' 1743.—Tedious . a bon viol. a turnstile. subs. 245. It may be noted that TEE-TOTAL is the reduplication of a reduplication.] It is said that Richard Turner. TEJUS good. HUMPHREYS. 345.Teetotal Hotel. Cokaghee or foxwhelp. I am at the end of my TELL! If I write on. unless it was the horse-distemper. II. quick. Dow. The meetin' houses on one side of the water. how TEETOTALLY different they be ! To Mann. THACKERAY [in Cornhill Mag. d. iv. EGGLESTON 44]. Yankee in Eng- [Century. I8[?]. . 1882. TELESCOPE. not Luther. —Perry. SMYTH-PALNIER. for the reason that I used to heel and toe it a trifle myself. 92 Tell-tale. and was also a TEATOTALLER. 1.. adv. EMERSON. I8[?]. there no mean between busy-bodies and TELL-CLOCKS. . 758]. TELL-CLOCK. one worth telling.. See MILK and subs. (vulgar).—A story . to the point. . 655. and cheaper. ACCORDIN' TO MY TELL. 1834. Folk Etymology. Or PERRY. who had an impediment in his speech. 131. [WALSH . subs. There. AINSWORTH. TALES. he is a little twistical.

—See quot. Westzv. I'd set my TEN COMMANDMENTS in your face. 93 phr. iv. Your harpy that set his TEN COMMANDMENTS upon my back. Works (1835). to answer. BROWN. phr. subs. [Socrates IS advised to use his TENNE COMMAUNDEMENTES in a brawl. 20. 4. Old Plays (REED). PASCOE. TELLING. TEMPLE OF BACCHUS. d. --` A married man . She . The female pudendum: see MONOSYLLABLE. V. 1704. 76]. 92]. or that one does not wish.' he swears BY HIS TEN BONES.. (1882). fearing she would set her TEN COMMANDMENTS in my face. See TAIL. subs. 242] . 1650. (old colloquial). TELL-TRUTH. not unaptly styled a drum. BY THESE TEN BONES. LYLY. . Vulg. . 2 Henry I/ Tongue. of a woman. differing only in degrees of multitude and uproar. C.— I. NOW V. Oxf. Drum : This is a riotous assembly of fashionable people. i. — See quot. consisting of some hundreds . Papfie with Hatchet. C. Ev. subs. SHAKSPEARE. my lord [holding up his hands]. S. Bumms. Four P's. phr. etc. note. (old). (Winchester College). 1562. Ten Bones. THAT'S TELLINGS. 1607.Telling. (common).. SMOLLETT. I trembled.—Said in reply to a question that one ought not. 27.. of both sexes.--` The Pumping of Bailives. 125].PICKLING. Old Plays (HAzuTT). (old). Day Life. endeavoured to undeceive and encourage the people. subs. TEMPEST. See quot. 1746. 1785. the last night of term there is a bonfire in Ball Court. H. —I. (old). 1597. [DODNOW ten tymes I beseche hym that hye syttes. he did speak to me in the garret one night. 3. Ibid. 99. T EM PEST. HEYWOOD.v. Locrine [SHAKs. Hoe. Woman in Moon. i. subs. Martin swears BY HIS TEN BONES. from the noise and emptiness of the entertainment. ii. Advice. (old). On 1881. pylled the barke even of hys face With her COM NIAUNDENIENTS TEN. Jacke Juggeler[DoDsLEv. The rudeness of a Macedonian TELLTRUTH is no apparent calamity. TEMPLE OF VENUS. Merry-making after getting a liceat. Pickpockets. Pisgah Sight. I am a servant of this house. 1485. ). TENANT AT WILL. possessed of a woman for life' (GRosE). Setters. subs. Ane Ballat of Matrymonie [LAING. the only two TELLTROTHS. Thy wives TEN COMMANDENIENTS may serch thy five wyttes. and hurricane.1667. i. Also BY THESE TEN BONES! (once a common oath : in punning reference to the Mosaic Decalogue). subs. FULLER. Could I come near your beauty with my nails. d. II. Note to line 30. 4. There are also drum-major. A great many bold TELL-TRUTHS are gone before you. (venery). UDAL. Cant. Erasmus. subs. Univ. i. C. at a private house. 1593. By thes BONYS TEN thei be to you vntrue. Scotland. DEKKER. — A plain speaker . TEMPLE OF BACCHUS. GROSE. 1589. rout. phr. ii. Poet. Digby Myst. Works. SLEY. BY THESE TEN BONES. TEMPLE . Early Pop. TENANT FOR LIFE. ill. 3. phr. Ciiij. 1595. TENANT-IN-TAIL.—` One whose wife usually fetches him from the ale-house' (GRosE). TEN BONES 3. E. Caleb and Joshua. and all the TEMPLES or miniature architectural excavations in ' Mead's ' wall are lighted up with candle-ends. 1542. (or COMMANDMENTS). TEMPLE.—The ten fingers : spec.e. pill-. b.] See TEA CUP. SuPfit. . TAYLOR. (old). phr. phr.. (B. 1540. subs. one who does not mince matters. and (2) a brothel.1575.

swears. Ibid. i. she hadde Child in Chirie-tyme. JoNsoN. subs. and business men. in the hope of getting a job at guiding some TENDERFOOT. 1877.. 1901. 3. xxx. I fell at Isleworth for being found in a of a Tenderfoot. Wallaby Dick. Also 6 as TENDER AS A CHICKEN. and got remanded at the TENCH. 1609. Pretty PARNEL [speaking of] a priest's whore. inexperienced. Monsieur Thomas.' At one time applied to the Clerkenwell House of Detention. . New Eng. FOOT were formerly applied almost exclusively to newly-imported cattle. SCOTT. BECON. 1575. an' that's a fact. Skurffe by his NINE-BONES HEYWOOD. Student. PILKINGTON. All know a fellon eate the TENTH away. Hunting Trips. who broke her finger in a posset The TENDERFOOT had announced his determination of relieving a few of the miners of what spare change they happened to have about them. H. Broad ArrOW. STAVELEY-HILL. 56. 'Well. who bedizen themselves in all the traditional finery of the craft. . (RAY. 25 Jan. 59. 6 Ap. 1546. Prayers [Works (Parker Soc. 1830. see TART. MARRYAT.' said In the Blood.The female Hunters . Dame PERNELE a priestes fyle . (venery). Jottings from Jail. 1842. [OLIPHANT. SP. conservatory adjoining a parlour. 1903. 1885. and well he may. drink' (GRosE). (old). SWINBURNE [Scribner's II. D. 2790. Proverbs. MONOSYLLABLE. . a peni(TENTI)ary. 84. 1885. 3. while her hopeful offspring got the school cane and belaboured his instructor. HORSLEY. 267].' and ' AS TENDER AS A PARSON'S LEMAN. E.-A new corner : as adj. 1885. set my TEN COMMANDMENTS in the face of the first loon that lays a finger on him. vi. phr. 2. 1886. (c.). 86. The mother attacked the unfortunate master. I'll devil em. 1859. i. xl. BY THESE TEN BONES. 505. (old). 32. . sir. Tel. . Hesperides [HAz209]. Waverley. 1613). The morals of the clergy are glanced at where a woman is said to be 'TENDER AS A PARSON'S lemman. subs.' 1560. LILLARD. PERNEL . PHILLIPS-WOLLEY. apt to catch Cold upon the least blast of wind' (B. 508]. . I swear BY THESE TEN You shall have it again.. 1648. LITT . (American and Colonial). King's Own. . Masque of Gipsies.Tench. eyes and ears Can hear and see. Hence (2) 'a very nicely Educated creature. WALKER. Before long the TENDERFOOT'S WO fleet pony brings him abreast of the flying cow. LONGFELLOW. 2. TEN COMMANDMENTS On d.-1. Pilgrim and TENDER- Monthly. and I realised in a substantial form the nickname that is given to the new-comer out West of TENDER-FOOT or pilgrim.. I put my naked foot on a cactus . A prison . BY THESE TEN BONES. I will. LANGLAND. and began the time-honoured but painful ceremony of setting her TEN COMMANDMENTS in his face. if these 94 Tenderfoot. TENDER PARNEL. A mistress . also PARNEL. Poker Stories. Pall Mall Gaz. FLETCHER. tourists. under the sly. But these TENDER PERNELS must have one gown for the day.) 1362. iv. 3. Home to Home. subs. 32.=raw. you keep your eyes open for a TENDERFOOT. L. ' As TENDER as PARNELL. Works. 45. but by a natural transference they are usually used to designate all new-corners. now the Central Depot of the Parcels Post. 1621. ROOSEVELT. Trotting-s How an American ever expects to digest his food is a problem to a TENDERFOOT as they call US new-comers. Piers Plow. HERRICK. TENDERFOOT. . Woman's Prize. sir-us calls it TENCH [the Hobart Town Penitentiary]. pudendum : see TENDER. I'll 1814. TENCH. Prisoners' barracks. 1896. 2. 1875. In with you.-1. another for the night. ). i. and be busy with the TEN COMMANDMENTS. iii. I'll write the your face.

Also TENPENNY= in contempt. RiOert Godwin. Death of Usury. TEN-IN-THE-HUNDRED. phi-. subs. subs. Fair Maid [PEAR- Although your grace be fallen off TWO IN THE HUNDRED. TENPENCE. (common). (old).—A usurer . anxious. but he that uttereth ware doth make his rate to his owne contentment. 1809. (common). subs. iv. 11. Not with sweet wine. TENTERBELLY.. I. [NAREs : (old).—The penis : see subs. TENTERHOOKS. if the whole peece were so stretcht. 371. HEYWOOD. Phr. 221. FIVER.). subs. (back-slang). 95 Tercel-gentle. ii. PRICK. WHYTE-MELVILLE. one who distends his belly by gross feeding. (American). yet am I Your grace's servant still. ii. GOLDSMITH. phr. subs. Westward Hoe. as many of those TENTERBELLIES do. [In 1624 the legal rate was reduced from ten to eight per cent. Gil Bias [ROUT. (thieves'). BRADDON.III.] Hence FALCON 1GAINST TERCEL (or AS TERCEL)= 4 One's as good as t'other. 25]. upon the TENTERS? indeed. See BAYARD. LEDGE]. TEN-FORTY. 1 774. (q. and why She brings in much by carnal usury. the male of the peregrine falcon. Tom Brown at 186i. ever stretched upon the TENTERS Of punctillio. 236. Anat. suited her own maiden loftiness. (old colloquial). Also TASSEL-GENTLE [Tercel (COTGRAVE and RANDLE HoLmEs)= ONLY TENPENCE IN THE SHILLING. II.—The female pudendum : see MONOSYLLABLE. bond issued in 1864 by the U.—Ten years' imprisonment. also any rich Man' (B. HOOKS (or (old). TENTERHOOKS TENTOES. phr. LITT. Government. before the legal limitation to five] (GRosE). xxviii. 'No money?" Not much : perhaps a 'FENNER.—A glutton . Ibid. ON TENTERTENTERS). mutton and pottage. 1625. —A description of weak intellect. £ 10: cf. DEKKER. 1594. — 'A Knight or Gentleman of a good estate . SON. . V.] 164. MALKIN. (old). d.S.). A ten pound note .' 1871. TENUC. I know Dolly's ON TENTER-HOOKS 110W. 102. on the rack (or stretch). TENT. 'Tis a hundred to ten that his soul is not sav'd. 1607. And you don't like me well enough to borrow a few TENNERS just to carry 011 the war with TERCEL-GENTLE. HERRICK. subs.—In suspense . Oxford. TEN IN THE HUNDRED lies here in-grav'd. HUGHES. 2. B 4. l'oeticalScale .8. 2. It was gallantry that Works.v. —A five per cent. One must sit on the TENTERHOOKS of self-denial. White Rose. sig. 1.. 1621. SIXTY-PER- from their commonly exacting such interest for their money. E. 1. Sequel to d.16[?]. If all the great Turk's concubines were but like thee. How. . He that puts forth money dare not exceede the rate of io IN THE ioo. the TENPENNY infidel should never need keep so many geldings to neigh over 'em. about the result to mind his orders. JONSON. II. Ilesiterides [HAZSnare TEN 1' TH' HUNDRED calls his wife. . [BRATHWAITE EiSitaish on John-a-Conzbe. and very well beaten with a yard of reformation. In vulgar estimation . 1868.' .Ten-forty. redeemable at any time after ten years and payable in forty years (Century). Stele of News. adv. I Was too MUCh ON THE TENNER. phr. 1607. no doubt it would grow to a goodly breadth. Melan.—I. BURTON.xix. a CENT.

subs. subs. phr. The TERR1E FILIUs (the Universitie Buffoone) entertain'd the auditorie with a tedious abusive. As verb= to fee. Diary. Juliet. subs. subs. authority. EV . foul kite. Troilus. ill. and they sweat in it harder than reapers or haymakers doe at their works in the heat of summer. that would fain be a TERCEL-GENTLE! TERMER. hi. DEKKER. 2. are as good as TESTERNS. and generally rip up. that doth faire honesty neglect. 1595.-those are fit for the times and the TERM ERS. Io July. 9d. Ibid. EiSigraMS. (1598). 1709. .) . of three halfe pence... specifically one whose object was intrigue. 160. Ed. JoNsoN. iv. what it is that makes white rags so deare. Preface. peeces of two pence. Hist ! Romeo. Roaring Girl. BANCROFT. Some of these boothalers are called TERMERS. (a) the 1616. 1 595. eight . Satires. Tales. England. HOLINSHED. 1820. or sport.A visitor to London at term time . and worth (CoToRAvE) 18d. Man Out of Humour. Michaelmas term is their harvest.- A student of the third year. ii. Be/Man of London. whereof. . in requital. 1628. 2. Cobler's Profihecy. of a penie. 3. Hold. [Elizabeth] restored sundrie comes of fine silver. and GRosE). Single plots. (university). The FALCON AS THE TERCEL for all the ducks i' the river. 2. The doubtfulness of your phrase would breed you a quarrel once an hour with the TERRIBLE BOYS. silver currency of Louis XII. subs. JoNsoN. Or in cleft sticks advanced to make calls For TERMERS. or some clerk-like serving man. H3. etc. 1594. (worth. A silver coin : orig. See ROARING BOY. TERRA FIRMA.. (B. Court ladies. of three pence. temp. 2. EARLE. WARD. phr. ' Characters. That men must give a TESTON for a queare. i. 1611. most unbecoming the gravity of the universitie. 218. 1577. out upon thee. falls under executions of three shillings. 1669 EVELYN. (b) the brass silvered shilling of Henry VIII. Marry. WILSON. of sixpence. as peeces of halfepenie farding. 1. i8. TERRA FILIUS. (Aberdeen Univ. of France (bearing the head of that prince. sarcastical rhapsodie. TERRIBLE BOY. (1602). 1599. 56.' Takes up single TESTONS upon oaths till dooms-day. and (c) the Elizabeth sixpence. TERMERS ALL. i. Micro-cosmog. Silent Woman. 1636. SUCKLING. (old colloquial). You have TESTERNED me . TESTER (Or TESTON). On Old Trudge. adding quot. iii. knavery. 176. 1609. of which two great ones.i. Nor have my title leaf on posts or walls. infra. and they ply Westminster hail. LO. there's a TESTER for thee. SHAKSPEARE. 1.] Also TERM-TROTTER. II. To lure this TASSEL-GENTLE back again.Termer. SCOTT. the TERMER. EPig-rams. MIDDLETON. Two Gentlemen. Ibid. A gallant . 153. Abbot. twelve . 96 Romeo and Tester. Hence (2) a sixpence (GRosE) : see TIZZY. 1599. Jul. at some tables. . -An estate in land. sterling) . I marvel what blood thou art-neither Englander nor Scot-fish nor flesh. Goblins. of foure pence (called the groat). E. henceforth carry your letters yourself. . obserues London trulier than the TERMERS. SHAKSPEARE. usuallie named the TESTONE. [The law terms marked the fashionable seasons. 1. 2 Henry IV. 1608. C. and enters into five-groat bonds. Country ladies. ).A scholar whose special duty was to make satirical speeches at the Encawia : full advantage being ever taken of his license to satirize. TERTIAN. i. JoNsoN. (old). Thy practice bath small reason to expect Good termes. A person of mean or obscure birth. VI. (old colloquial). HALL. Terree fzlius [Title]. 1639. hist ! 0! for a falconer's voice.-I.

pausing a minute on the step-ladder which leads to the pilot-house from the roof of the TEXAS. make any wonderful discoveries. seeing himself so over-reacht. 1636. The ordinarily accepted supposition is that it is equivalent to saying that an idle fellow will not accomplish a miracle. gave him a TEASTER.—A simile 1363. He will never set the Seine on fire (the French seine= a drag-net).V. but a lazy fellow would never SET THE TEMSE ON FIRE. C. he is no conjuror. i.' a hundred to one he would understand the River Thames. i. Nigel. iii. His companion joined him. TEVISS. DEKKER. TETBURY PORI ION. verb. Adv. (old). 6 S. Chimney Sweefiers. Gifisy. . BREWER. Dr R. Love and a Bottle. (American). HALE. vii. Law Trickes. and cf. Tarlton. Proverbs. subs. black TEXAS-TENDER to bring up tarts and ices and coffee during mid-watch day and night. 3. I grannied some of what you were aTHARYIN' to your cousin. Wits. WHITECHAPEL TIPPERARY. Let not a TESTER scape To be consumed in rot-gut. iii. Ibid. Notes and Queries. 5. Hence TexasTENDER = a waiter serving on the TEXAS. GROSE. 1611. Win. Wickede dedes Fareth as a Piers Plowman. Polite Conversations. 1877. TESTERS.—The upper (or third) deck of a Mississippi steamboat.. Pullman. Together with his wife's bracelet of mill. for the impossible : see quots. 'Tha'll ne'er SET TH' TEIVIS AFIRE. Vulg. THARY. DAY. Honest Man's Fort. x868. 1605. GRosE. 1613. phr. who buckles beggars for a TESTER. 1698. THAMES. (tramps'). fenced and ornamented with white railings. [Atlantic Monthly. (old). They say he that has lost his wife and sixpence has lost a TESTER. —To speak. FOOTE. Eastward Ho. ix. THARBOROUGH. prethee give the Fidler a TESTAR and send him packing. Jan.—A shilling : see RHINO. xxvii. and Feb. and make ducks and drakes with shillings.' 1672. white-aproned. z.Tetbury Portion. in recompence thereof. Jests. We had a tidy. Vulg. greatly commended the beggers wit. [Wicked deeds fare as a spark of fire that falleth into the Thames. fonk of fuyr that ful a-myde TEMESE. i. There's a TESTER . 226 (Mermaid). Ipocras. . and RoCHESTER PORTION. DAVENANT. —See quot. You sonnied the bloke as THARIED you jist as the rattler was startin'. 1822. FLETCHER. To a practical man a grain-riddle firing would sound most absurd. . i. and the TEXAS DECK are 1891. (Editorial). CHAPMAN. FARQUHAR. Tongue. Honest Whore. LANGLAND. iv. 1785. . S. If you say to a Lancashire labourer. 1633. phr. I must be bounteful. Proverbs. CLEMENS See THIRD- BOROUGH. 419. s. HEY WOOD. ' As well cast water in TEMS as give him alms. there then. you snake. If it be starving weather .]. the hurricane deck. here's a TESTON for you. 14 (Correspondent). The play on the word temse has given rise to many imitations : as. . 1785. and a clap.. Tongue. TARLETON. . He won't SET FIRE TO THE THAMES. An active man would ply the TEMSE so quickly as to set fire to the wooden hoop at the bottom . etc. subs. WWI SETTING THE THAMES ON FIRE. S. SWIFT.V. thy humanity will surely rise to a TESTER. (coster). Ibid. THAMES. CAREW. 1709. TEXAS. 1884. 45. Who throws away a TESTER and a mistress loses sixpence.] 1546. 1602. SCOTT. Wipe thy bum with TESTONES. RAY. 1822.. 1777. Auto. subs. THAMES. 97 Thary. i.' I care no more for it than a goose-turd for the THAMES. Trz15 to Calais. Ibid. and withal!.. 335. 1608. HvirwooD. V A . Phrase and Fable. he will not TETBURY PORTION. Eng. Traveller. 1875. 412. The boiler deck. . now I am a wooer. 4 Joculatory Proverbs. He will not find out a way TO SET THE THAMES ON FIRE. Fort. LAMB.

THERE. i. (a) the hair of the head . .' We bowed again. 3. phr. and when she found that robbery was meant she made a stout resistance. EGAN.' So we'll drain the flowing bowl. as the native Irish in times past. 220. THATCH.. Th/1011. Sept.. (euphemistic). iv. 144.' We bowed. The slavey and her master—the surgeon and the resurrection-man— . BARTLETT. ' The Old Felt Hat. and (2) the pubic hair. . The penis : see PRICK.—I. Five Years' Penal Servitude. and (3) the virginity. and an ugly one AT THAT. 'Let me introduce you to some of the most highly esteemed of our citizens. and was two hundred dollars ahead of the town. 1630. phr. subs. verb. phr. THATCH ED. For it's only tea. Also TO GET THERE = ( I) to achieve . 29 July. would'st not thou Be whipp'd. nothing wanting.v. ALL THERE = (I) alert. Muse 's Elysium. AT THAT.. Notes on North-Western States. Although not a delegate he GOT THERE all the same. Thro' the thick hair that THATCH'D their browes Their eyes upon me stared. FRANCIS. it is rather damfi. 227. a block- subs. 1901. THAT'S gone ! ' as the girl said to the soldier in the park.g. . —Colloquial for SMART (q. Blackwood's Mag. HEAD. AT THAT. ca.— A pleonastic intensive. Free Lance. Americanisms. THATCH your poor thin roofs With burdens of the dead. See FLEECE and MONOSYLLABLE. .—Hair : spec. . 'Now then.] THICK. Ere ye go. and think it justice.. STEVENS.): e.V. Thicker than Water.That. THATCH-GALLOWS. and (2) TO MAKE ONE'S JACK (q. KEIGHLEY GOODCHILD. 1821. madam ? ' Young Wife (who does not like to show ignorance). (common). II. phr. subs. (old). (back slang). iv. 7 Aug. — I. xx. [The first letter (` the unlucky letter ') of Gr. gentlemen. or a dry meter. Saddle and Mocassin. Phr. first-rate. 1855. and weak AT THAT. (old). (American). Songs Comic and Satyrical. subs. when she lost her certificate from the Billericay SundaySchool. and cobblers AT THAT.—To condemn to death. 'Liquor up. (old). . Coxcomb. as subs. She was ALL THERE. [NAREs : ' one wearing the hair matted together. —An Irishman : in contempt. 1888. Mister. 2. Generic for obtuseness : e. 1. 98 Thick. THAT. 1898. ii.—Eight shillings . they are ALL THERE. the female pudendum: see MONOSYLLABLE. THEG (or TEAITCH) YANNEPS = eightpence. Lift in London. Hence THATCHED HOUSE UNDER THE HILL=the female pudendum. S. 'Twill not jeopardise the soul. that when anything was wanted he was ALL THERE. 1887. Odvaros= death. AS verb= to cover with (or wear) hair. He GOT THERE WITH BOTH FEET at starting. New York Herald. . DRAYTON. Fr. THETA. — A worthless fellow (GRosE).H EA D. (old). I'm afraid !' 1883.v. subs. The Thatched House Under the Hill [Title]. Pink 'Un and Pelican. PAYN. 'Is yours a wet. 1880.): also TO GET THERE WITH BOTH FEET.g. doing the grand and sucking the flats till the folks began to smoke him as not ALL THERE.' 1859. 1888. 'Well. 59. It was his excusable boast . adv.] 1612. 79. SHAKSPEARE. sirrah THATCH'D- To MARK WITH THETA. 1877. (colloquial). He stayed . Punch.. pron. up to the mark. 1772. 'drinks round. ALL THERE! Clerk (who has called to see the g-as-meter).=stupid fellow . He's got a scolding wife. BEAUMONT and FLETCHER. 1609. (or TEAICH) GEN. He said as he'd been gambling. TH EG Well. 27 Ap.' turning to the man at the bar.

1837. 1563 = solid). fairly sosselled on beer. extraordinary .' head : also THICK-HEAD. And .v. (GRosE). but also THICK for remarkable mutations happening therein. His reign was not onely long for continuance. The Know-Nothings were . This THICK-SKULLED hero. 475. 8. 1599. 4. THICKSKULL. 260. 270.-Porter : ironically said to be 'a decoction of brewers' aprons.i. WIDE. was the THICKEST I've met. 95. Henslowe LAYS IT ON THICK-paints with a will. 1885.. Persius. Tom Brown's School- v. [CATTLEy]. hidebound. Mill on the Floss. Don't you be getting too THICK with him-he's got his father's blood in him too. . Ponies. I. with whom Before the Mast. C. Relig. GAYTRIGG. iv.. . I've got 'em THICK he said. Newcome and I are not very THICK 7860. 9. . THICK WITS. . (colloquial). Thick. etc. THICK-SKIN. 'As THICK AS THIEVES.' 3. vii.] THICK . ELIOT. DRAYTON. i. Adj. and used to palaver THICK to the slaveys. Hist. [E. iii. .-Cocoa. fifty-six years. . Hence (adj. stupid. 6. SaCrifiCe to 1V0110.. THICKEST 1893. I told the second mate. 22 June. What if you think our reasons THICK. L 4515 o . THACKER" Newcomes. (colloquial). Answer to Doleman.g. 1897. He a good wit ? hang him. . Ch. Henry IV.. . 2.. Well movd ! Adv. He had been giving the squire a full and particular account .. 1854-5.T. 1857. 1525-37. We see the expression] the OF THE THEVES. baboon ! his wit's as THICK as Tewkesbury mustard. (1598). 1668.THIN 1359. I. xvi. 262. The fun . . through coppice or sparse land. 2 SKIN of that barren sort. 1603. She knew all the cant. 1718. at all costs. 1835. Acts and Monuments [Something cost] a hundred pounds THICK. . MARSHALL. adjectival forms = dull. ii. iv. to surfeit with praise : also TO LAY IT ON WITH A TROWEL: cf. THICK been pretty THICK when he was before the mast. DRYDEN. 1616. 1874.E. The shallowest THICKIbid. DANA. . THICKSKIN ears. Hence TO LAY IT ON THICK = tO exaggerate . THROUGH THICK AND THIN.S. HUGHES. I told you how it would be.' q.-Out of the common . He complains I LAY IT ON TOO THICK. and our ground of separation mistaken. . 166. 204. EMERSON. d. 63. What a THICK I was to come ! 1897. GOT 'EM THICK =very drunk : see SCREWED. HAYWARD. over rough or smooth places . 68. 13. (common). Fames. [Fiends will not cease] FOR THIN NE THIK. OUT-AND-OUT (q. a general intensive (in quot. xviii. BARHAM. HALL. . SHAKSPEARE. New York Herald. Ded.). i. 99. THICK SKYN that 1592. The corresponding 99 together. i. Siliad. iii. Elsmere.].' 1888. I had Ingoldsby Leg-ends. STANYHURST. xxiv.) = sincere.-I. Pieces He . 1582. III. Letters [OLIPHANT. . 24. and undiscerning eyne. 1655. FOXE. Satires. ii. (colloquial). MARSHALL.e. The exercise required of him was THICK. went upstairs to bed. She was THICK .AND . All for Love. that I would do it. PENN. [ARBER]. steadily . 76. . Mid. -Thoroughly . Ibid. Pleas'd to hear their THICKSKULLED judges cry.v. [Orig. WARD. (1679). Liberty of Conscience. (streets'). Ibid. FULLER." as THICK AS INKLE-WEAVERS. THICK SCONCE. What thinck you of thee made this . Intimate or (Scots) chief' : e. 75. Night's Dream. THICK-PATE. I omit your THICK errour in putting no difference between a magistrate and a king. ELLis. was thought to be with the Man in the Moon.. 2. The THICK-BRAIN'D audience lively to awake. phi-. LAYING IT ON THICK that 'Americans shall rule America.Thick. . New Eng. 1563. A BIT THICK= rather indecent.

1383. Fl ORIO. 66.7 1_1N. TO lie daily. (old). C. Kyng and Hermyt [HAzLITT . vulgar abuse. One of those spoiled actors who are applauded THROUGH THICK AND THIN. 100 1863. THROUGH THICK AND THIN he swore he'd 1774.-Thucydides : the translation of which is set in the Upper School. The PleniPo. now wet to th' Skin. [Sermons]. THROUGH THICK AND THIN . COTTON. Fungo. Th' oil sparkles. Meas. (1770). WARD. BECKETT. 311. P.. 143. 1635. . Ponies. Early Pop. (Harrow). Me/an. 186o-5. handing his friend a sovereign.. Anat.' 1440. Netherlands. Now hadde the THEE:FE undirtane. iv. 1897. Both THINE. fool to refuse. THENNE. Works. SHAKSPEARE.]. If. CAPTAIN MORRIS. Fiftene 3eres es it gane Syne me my brodire hade slane. zos. St James's Gazette. Paradise Lost. What a full fortune does the THICK LII'S owe. THICK-LIPPED. iii. Fairy Queen. If he can carry't thus. (old).-A mushroom growth on a burning wick which makes the candle gutter . MAY. Cornhill Mag. 1636. Thus (GRosE) 'You are a murderer and a THIEF. I. 1780. 1896. 1809. (1602). 1593. and a friend or a THICK 'UN to stand by him.' 146. 40. : also a crown piece . Those two great champions did attonce pursew The fearefull damzell. Virgil Travestie 1678. THICK-'UN. THICKER.] 1622. Yet swear THROUGH THICK AND THIN they hate thee. you TnicK-LirP'D slave. New Chum in Australia. FARJEON. Angelo is an adulterous THIEF. 15. SHAKSPEARE. s. If 1380. i. Burlesque Homer. Worla'e o f Wordes. 1886. I will send a few THICKUNS.. I've the confidence. in. 1621.' i. i. as candles that have THIEVES in them. . BURTON. 1. THURGH THIKKE AND THURGH hee. phr. Ibid. ryght fast. House Scrafis. THROUGH THICK AND THROUGH THIN he bored his way in. = a Moor). Hist. He wanted his THICK 'UN to canter home with forty or fifty more. subs. Hence TO SMASH ( =change) or BLUE A THICK. Sir Perceval [Camden Soc. Gil Bias [ROUT. Othello. Forth with 'We 'Reeves Tale. . Have you sufficient confidence in me to lend me a sovereign ? Oh! yes. H. roasted now. 355. SPENSER. Thiel. Virgil. 237. We again see that he is one of the most THICK-AND-THIN adherents of the neoFrench technique. 11. he has a drought within him. 26 May. . 1838. Betrayal of John Ford/jam. subs.. Cant. Tit. .v. A ndron. 277. 1887. 26. 1888. you have killed a baboon and stolen his face . was the simple rule prescribed by his sovereign. . AITKEN. 5s. subs. BRIDGES. Half. THRO' THICK AND THIN. . . 46. Vi. io. Tales. v.. . MOTLEY. 175. 5. for Meas. subs. ' Georgic. If once enamoured . Coal from the Altar . iv. PAYN.Thicker. dash on. Come on. And chasyd hym THOROW THYKE AND you like . in. . but I haven't the THICK 'UN'. MALKIN. With three peas and a thimble I've earnt many a THICK 'UN. (old). a waster : see BISHOP (GROSE) [1598. GIBBEs. 1. 1871. Can you smash a THICK-'UN for me ? ' inquired one. THIEVES about the snuff do grow. III. that firy round in a burning candle called a BISHOP. LEDGE]. 1603.-A term of reproach : not necessarily a robber. To sla us alle thenne. d. The least known evil unrepented of IS as a THIEF IN THE CANDLE. . THICKLIPS. he is a poor weak . EavesdroA4er. iv. Many break themselves by intemperate courses. MARSHALL.-A negro (in quot. THROUGH THICK AND THIN he will go to her. 648. THIEF. . 3. THROUGH THICK AND THIN . Whence 2.A sovereign . 923. Poet.' 1590. CHAUCER. Their burning lamps the storm ensuing show. CLARKE. II. 7. (common).

cracksman . cross . cross . billy-fencer . bludget . cover . afflicke . damned soul . BROOKS. bookkeeper . dip . Billy Buzman . Judgment and Mercy (13o7). It turned out to be a THIEF IN THE CANDLE. buster . chouser . bilker . crosscove . angler . area-sneak . chive or (chiff) thief . crossman . 200. bite . iii. convey ancer. abraham-cove . cross . cogger . bluey- generic for thieves. burner . Forraine Travell [ARBER]. HOWELL. crony . clouter . charley-pitcher . dudder . cloyer . cunning-man . bludger . d. bleatingcull . curtail . chaunting-cove . robbery. buzzer: buzzlock. bank-sneak . cross-mollisher . hung. coverer . bit-faker . buttockand-file . diver . bowman . Adam Filer . Babe .—A bramble : cf: BRAMBLE =country lawyer. crow . buz-cove .the . bug-hunter . 1644. deep-one . backstall . . ii. crook . and not to put out the candle. baggage-smasher . bunter . bullycock . abaddon . ackman . dummerer .S. bulk . arkpirate . dummy-hunter . dive . blackleg . 132. bubble . drop-cove . counterfeit-crank . colt . budge . dubber . buzman . buffer-napper . buttoner . bulk-and-file . SYNONYMS FOR THIEF [= a person guilty of larceny. Canter (CANTING CREW= 1642. arch -doxy (GRosE) . diddler. barnacle . WALPOLE. boodler . dropper . beaker-hauler . bonnet . cloy . theftthorn= bramble. bung-napper . baster . Captain Sharp . darkman's budge .cracker . . Cabinet of Choice Jewels (Works. keeping in mind the A. cut-purse . drunken tinker . draw-latch . decker. anglingcove . arch-gonnof . badger . buncoman . bouncer . buffer . back-jumper . drummer . beak . ding-boy . dragsneak . bene-feaker . conveyor . 295). . dipping-bloke . (provincial). button . beau-trap (GRosE) . bully-buck . carrier : cat-and-kitten nipper . buz-faker . boung-nipper . QuARL ES. bobby-twister . Un voleur ! un voleur ! cried Mrs Nugent at an assembly. bearer-up . clicker . cork . dimber-damber (GRosE). duffer . bubber . anabaptist . dinger . 1797. bene-gybe . cutter. bob . dipper . dunaker. crib . crack . arch-dell . coneycatcher . Adam .in . bubbler . arch-cove . ambidexter . abacter .glass . dancer . 3. broad cove . acquisitive cove . ark-ruff . 77. affidavit-man . bull-trap . beaker-hunter . broadsman . If there bee a THEEFE IN THE CANDLE . clanknapper . bester . abandanad .biter . amuser . bunco-steerer . blowed . chariot-buzzer . birdlime . autem-diver . circling-boy . cross-bite . baldover . Letters (CUNNINGHAM). or crookedness of any kind : the following list runs up and down the whole gamut of roguery]. If a THIEF be IN HIS CANDLE blow it not out.stiff (American tramps') .Thief. cly-filcher . bridle-cull . alsatian . A CANDLE will never burn clear while there is a THIEF in it. and beggars) . 1669. barabbas . cloak-twitcher . 101 Thief.famker . 2. ack-pirate . bugger . blasted-fellow . arch-rogue . blue-pigeon flyer . Damber (GRosE) . dromedary . collector . adept . there is a way to pull it out . christener . swindling. avoirdupois-man. clink-rigger . Aaron . hunter . artful-dodger . bilk (SHERIDAN) . dead-nap . rogues. brief-snatcher . bit-make . chouse . cruiser . dragsman . dog-buffer . buzbloke .

Janus-mug . mounter . kite . foist . fencing . hooker . pea-man . knight of St Nicholas . Facer . gold . ginspinner . prinado . peterhunter . picker-up . nimmer . lumper. queer plunger . nibbler . purple dromedary . puffer . good fellow . picker . nailer . poacher . landloper . Eriff .warmer . E. fawney-rigger . nobpitcher . knap . fleecer . free-booker . figger . Mace-cove . lark . knuckler. fun ker. fore-beggar . . kiddy-nipper . nigler =a sweater) . night. flashcove . fence .Thief. pocket-book dropper . flat-catcher . pudding-snammer . ferret . jumper. pigeon . panel-thief . hedgeheaver Hawk . fagger . eves-dropper (GRosE). freshwater . creeper . kitchener . kinchin-cove . Nabber . glirnmerer . natty-lad . ostler . garrotter . lifter . Ingler . snap. filching-cove . queer-prancer . nibbling-cull . fobber . pushing tout. family (generic) . glasier . pinchgloak . nick-pot . frisker . queer bail (or bird) . landlubber . mill . gutterprowler. knuck . gilt . landlatch-drawer .sneak . pea-rigger . HEW.). needle-point . knight . file . padder . nose (GRosE). pad-borrower . highpad . maker . groaner . hunter. lullyprigger . flimper . fire-prigger . father . nabbler . picaro .cracker . Ken . nasty-man . queer bluffer . nipping Christian . high-tober (or toby) . Jew . lob . Jack-in-a-box .claimer . palmer . kidsman . pickpocket . fiddle . Newgatebird (or nightingale) . paddist . jerry . innocent . fish-hook . flying-cove . fogle-hunter . parlourjumper .heath Commissioner .miller .cully . jingler .sneak . pickereer . gonnof . poulterer . Ladrone . Hugh Prowler. hater . MATSELL. Office-sneak . olli compolli . little . klep . push (generic) . hawk. hoist . lift . nickum . gallows-bird . Newmarket . hoister (or hoyster) . finder . magsman (MAYHENLEY) . 102 Thief leatherhead . prig . finger-smith . queer shover. gentleman's master . Quarrel picker . moneydropper . gambler (GRosE) . lobcrawler . knowing one . jilter . hoveller . Irish toyle (B. napper . lag . pie-man . peterbiter . filcher . gleaner . old bird (or hand) . jockey . Pad . peterman . hook . ken . flashman (GRosE) . bird (cap. kiddy (GRosE) . footpad . free-booter . out-and-outer . propnailer . puller-up . nicker . fidlam . picaroon . needle . grafter . flashgentry (generic) .dropper . gentleman of the road . gentry (generic) . legger .sneaksman . peter ( = a safe thief) .ben . prigger . gun . prigman . poacher. trader or walker) . prowler (or Hugh Prowler) . pick . practitioner . puggard .bens . ( Gagger . queer cole maker . outrider. nobbler . queer cole fencer . peter . Greek . queer-bit-maker .penny . pitch-fingers . lumberer . jarkman . landpirate . knight of the road . geach . leg . forker . int . Prince Prig . pannyman . shark . panel dodger . garreteer . filchingmort . fork . nip . kirk-buzzer . mocher.

shoulderer . snide .shearer . snickfudger . stander-up . thimble-rigger . rogue . wild rogue . THE MURDERING THIEVES. tooler .v. sneeze-lurker . silver cooper . Vamper ." I heard her say. shark . tradesman . royal foot-scamp . Walking poulterer . snap . rapparee . called blood money. thimble . scuffle-hunter . sheep . St Nicholas's clergyman . phr. sharper . swindler. watchmaker .biter . Saint Peter's son . salter .pitcher . upright-man. water-sneak .' THIEVES' LATIN. shutterracket worker . and sometimes for Interest or Envy snapping the Rogues themselves . runner . workman . snabbler .' subs. whipster . . shop-bouncer . Fellows who associate with all kinds of villains. And then something about a "queer cuffin. sheep .twister . toy-getter . ). soaper . river-rat . Ramper (ramp.—The cant terms and slang used by thieves . phr.) etc. (old). skylarker . tool . It is the business of these thieftakers to furnish subjects for a handsome execution at the end of every sessions' (GRosE).thief . swimmer. scamp . rover . spice-gloak . (old). KINGSLEY. screwsman . resurrectionist . wheedle . E. setter . snaffler . Ziff. sourplanter . shoful-pitcher . swagsman . shark . snaggler .snatcher . Go away. wrong 'un. scampsman . Uncorn . St Nicholas's clerk . top-sawyer . welcher . snow-gatherer . ST GILES' GREEK. sneck drawer . snudge . tobyman . village bustler . royal scamp . road-agent . Tail . 'who make a Trade of helping People (for a gratuity) to their lost Goods.sneak . sneakingbudge . . tinny-hunter . running-snavel. subs. roberd's-man (or knave) . till . being usually in fee with them and acquainted with their Haunts. Tyburnblossom.buzzer .103 Thieves. subs. snammer . slink . voucher. snowdropper ." that's a justice in these carters' THIEVES' " LATIN. rumbler . shaver . snapper-up . sheepnapper . satyr ( = cattle thief) . whispering dudder . shenapper . water . shyster .dropper . rascal (GRosE) . wipe-drawer . snakesman . in order to betray them. THIEF-TAKERS. PEDDLAR'S FRENCH (q. sneak . the title from 1857 to 186o of The Army Service Corps. . tosher . ring-faller . shover . sutler . 1Veshvard Ho. shifter . snapper . sneaksman . ring . when they have committed any of those crimes which entitle the persons taking them to a handsome reward.sneaksman . repeater and revolver (American tramps') .—The Military Train . whyo .stook-hauler . robthief . waterpad . reader-hunter . shoplifter . sweetener . 1855. sawny-hunter . . rank-rider . swigman . reader-merchant . standingbudge. unregenerate . Also (B. toby-gill . shyce . snaffle . smasher . sharp . snatch-cly . sneak . stall (or stale) . or rampsman) . (military). traveller . THIEVES. running glasier . snatcher . rook . shouldersham . ranger . son of St Peter . stallsman . shop-lift . silk . smugger . tripper-up .

. and one of the confederates.' lifts up one of the THIMBLES with a PEA under it. 202. . THIMBLE-PIE. in thieves' language. There she may lodge. Blackwood's Mag. (old). in irregular succession. . Your gaol birds . Poor. . who is called a 'button. THIMBLE. DRYDEN. III. Then the THIMBLE-RIGGER turns to the crowd. or any of those bloodless sharpers.RIG knows of the pea-holder. . As sure and SAFE AS THEEVES ARE IN A MILL. and pretends to be pushing them back. phr. In the Blood. Sketches in London.] . London Lab. whose duty it 1S to act as flat-catchers or decoys. 138. subs. THIMBLE AND BODKIN ARMY. . the operator betting against the discovery of the pea . With my THIMBLE [watch] of ridge. THIMBLE-RIGGING. mark him out as the prey of ring-droppers. V. each taking off his THIMBI. . 'We've found it out. iv. and Lon. SAFE AS A THIEF IN A MILL. . and trade too if she will. .EFULL . Rookzvood. Mr. Hence such derivatives as THIMBLE-RIG (or -MAN). Yes. will appear to know no more of you than one of the cads of the THIMBLE. 1841. pea and THIMBLE RIGGERS. a YACK (q. iii. 1886. GRANT. or. sir ? observed the Man with the Mackintosh. . subs. eyeing the KNIGHT OF THE THIMBLE steadily.—A small quantity . are as SAFE AS THIEVES IN A MILL within this sanctuary. phr. . Tom's evil genius did not . —Rapping the head with a thimbled finger. 1884. 1V. 1. 1838. DOWELL. and as verb. 9. Buttoners are those accomplices of THIMBLE-RIGGERS . Clubs (1756). Tel. Amphityron. paying . as much as to say. (old). (old). I. V. Taxes in England. HooK. I adj. as much as may be contained in a thimble : spec. vii. TAYLOR. by personating flats. Refusing all Healths. 1901. 1835. while on the parliamentary side the subscriptions of silver offerings included even such little personal articles as those that suggested the term THE THIMBLE AND BODKIN ARMY.Thieving-irons.) : hence THIMBLETWISTER --= a watch thief .' a successful guess is at the option of the sharper and only allowed for the due ' landing ' of the victim.—A watch . subs. . 1630. Had the credit of suggesting the addition of a THIMBLEFUL of Veuve Cliquot. etc. MOTTEUX.—Very secure. (old). MAYHEW. WALKER. white lot' and THIMBLE AND SLANG. . Gilbert Gurney. —Scissors.. The Moke Train (1857-60). subs. 121. . DICKENS. AINSWORTH. 1834. better known to the police. 1694. 3. as this is easily palmed. Rabelais. (common). WARD. (common). THIMBLE AND SLANG= watch and chain (GRosE. THIMBLE-RIG. who are .—A sharping trick : a pea placed on a table is quickly covered. by three small cups.—A tailor : see TRADES.' Abridged. Works.. 119. 1690. (old). . The nobles [were] profuse in their contributions of plate for the service of the king at Oxford. VAux). 104 THIMBLEFUL. D. III. Other nicknames (also derived from the initials) are The London Thieving Corps (1855-7) . THIMBLED. . subs. You'll do what. ' KNIGHT OF THE THIMBLE. H.v. Martin Chuzzlewit. what himself calls for. 16. of love. a dram of spirits.—Arrested laid by the heels (BEE). 1851-61. (old). THIEVING-IRONS. phr.—The Parliamentary Army : in contempt. and measure for measure . II. 1843. HI. II Sep. xxxvii. (women's). Obtained in the form of silver money and a watch and chain. a THIMBLEFULL of gold for a THIMBLEFULL phr. subs. 1709. . and laughs to those around. subs.

-The Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) : of the 2nd battalion. ii. ii. ii. . THIMBLERIGGERS abounded. THIN AS A LATH. The poor trumpery beggars . 1877. 616. As TH I N as a lath . Regimental Records of the British Army. THING . Mayor of Garratt. go. 1440. D. Wyth a fulle ryche stone. insufficient to deceive. 42. blush. T. 1633. . 3. 1763. and their tables were 1901. xxvii. skeleton. iv. -1. In familiar usage (admiration. a MERE THING in one's hands = a puppet. For womanhood Maid Marian may be the deputy's wife of the ward to thee . Peregrine Pickle. etc. a nonentity . SHAKSPEARE. . male or female : e.. produced at the Strand.' Sneak. or who has not heard of that THIN RED LINE' drawn up by Colin Campbell to resist the onslaught of the Russian horse at Balaclava? how the 93rd stood their ground. YOU little Thingum of a THING. This pretext was TOO THIN to impose upon her lover.' d. POPE. a THIN ( = poor) EXCUSE. fresh from Eton. [A beggar is called] 'a 120. prick the garter. (old colloquial).]. . [E.). 38. 207. Eglamour [Camden Soc. they call him a babish and ill brought up THING. Y schalle geve the a gode golde rynge. and THIMBLE-RIGGERS. c. MS. ii. a THIN ( =trashy) NOVEL. pity. and tramps. The explanation of these experts is usually only clever THIMBLERIGGING. but it is TOO THIN. a POOR THING (a pitiful object) . inadequate.' by M. I Henry IV. who could do THIMBLERIG. Hud. successfully stemming. my SWETE THYNGE. 852. 176. Dick Tenzfile. now . 926]. 9 May. and THIMBLE-RIGGERS-a poor out-at-elbows crew. Soc. adj. SWEET THING (an old endearment) . Broken Heart. subs. UDAL. 13 July. An absolute 1542. Schoolmaster (171 1). Throned in the centre of his THIN designs. J. Mod. on Wednesday..v. Malcolm Watson. . FARMER. Piers Plowman Works. Satires.. I am almost as Bruin. FOOTE.. S]. begone ! Begone without reply. and will soon 1889. 'As THIN as the last run of shad. Cantab. (colloquial). .' 1601. 1751. WARD.. E. 1864. i. 1. surrounded by 'bonnets.. (military). Make no dole.. ph .g. YOU THING. 1565. ALL THAT SORT OF THING = hardly worth notice. LANGLAND.) .converted clowns. 1707. ' YOU THING ! . 1887. xxvi. 1883. THING [Tyndale speaks of Christ as] 'a soft and gentle. . 1536.-. Teleg. late The 93rd Foot. SHAKSPEARE. 105 Thing. frivolous. A merry blue-eyed boy. etc. 1363. Henry VIII. 3. and dog-stealers.. .' THIN. Augustus beyng yet a YOUNG THING vnder mannes state. And seyde. White 1868. V. If he be bashful. subs. Erasmus. 1734. or endearment). D.. i. iii. 1598. WHYTE-MELVILLE. FORD. etc. bones with his face blacked. 24. T.g. Ff. and finally repulsing that memorable charge? how it alone of all regiments of foot enjoys the proud distinction of 'Balaclava' on its colours? THING. 270. Rose. 129. . GREENWOOD. of talk. Also (proverbial). TYNDALE. BURROUGHS [Century Mag.Thin. All kinds of cheats. You were ever good at sudden commendations . a THING OP' A MAN (contemptuously: also A THING TO THANK GOD ON (SHAKSPEARE) . is not wholly bad. a living creature.. Gye starte to that maydyn 3ynge. Seyde Organata that SWETE THYNGE. THIN RED LINE (THE). a THIN ( = gutless) PLAY. scorn. Christopher's Honeymoon. 125. Redly. 93. 3. POURE THING. NO CLASS (q. 15 Mar. and prigs. Glasgow Daily Mail. and various other accomplishments. V. go. SMOLLETT. TOO THIN (or T. Who amongst us does not remember. they are TOO THIN and bare to hide offences.-One or two modern usages of THIN verge on the colloquial : e. ASCHAM. You see . 262.

WHYTE . 3. 1631. he would be then Monsieur Sans-queue. His THING had had more scars Than T . FARQUHAR. 1700. Tangible advantage was THE THING after all. 1610. Mansfield Park. I7[?[. STABLE. - In pl. proper. And what shall I give you for such a fine thing [a ring] ? Sir H. infra). By this time the heroine of the adventure has gathered up her ' THINGS. Did I demand in my most vigorous hour A THING descended from the Conqueror (` Mao-no 1899. URQUHART. d. Their Majesties' Servants. Burlesque Homer.v. 1834. i• 200. Property appears as] OUT THYNGES. fashionable. Poets. unimportant.' 3. 5. . And did not think it was THE THING . WHITEING. 1781. I found him thoroughly taught In curing burns. . 1814. STICKS (q. Pref.-I. Citizen of the World. POPE. Constant Couple. V. 2]. 3. 2. . not THE THING. 16o.MELVILLE. TRAPS (q. lxxxii. io6 Thing. Turf]. WARD. i. Gil Blas [ROUT. Punch. Lady L. A bishop's calling company together in this week is. White Rose. it was 'THE THING' to wear. Tales. 2.). 1653. ARNOLD. SHERIDAN. Song [quoted by BEE in Did. 1868. Life. lxxvii. JOHNSON [BOSWELL. New. Hence (GRosE) 'Mr Thingstable. [OLIPHANT.. to use the vulgar phrase. DORAN. to see young people so properly happy. AINSWORTH. They had low foreheads..= base 1775. Free Lance. Eng -. LEDGE]. 1772. 193. I presume? See KNOW. and quite THE THING. xii. 62. And hem she yaf hire mebles and hire THING. Rabelais i. phr. Towneley Myst. Madam. 470.. iv. ma'am. Vi. I suppose you don't mean to detain my apparel-I may have my THINGS. . . a ludicrous affectation for Mr CONSTABLE. DUentla. Xi. 3. and SO much THE THING. 1882. becoming. 47. What is right. 64]. tasty. [CHALMERS.' and 'Goldfields. 'Second Nun's Tale. Rookwood.-In pl. prognatum deposco connile cunnum')is 1707. . You'll give me another. It is quite delightful. iv. DONNE.v. . c. . CHAUCER.). (venery). and had big buttonholes . chose. 1809. Viii.). v. . to gamble in Chartereds. 1759-62. AUSTEN. MALKIN. Terrafilius. iv. iii. 1901. 182. 9 Feb. [She] hated Paris in her heart. JONSON. (b) the pudendum : see MONOSYLLABLE. . Cant. Ruffs and cuffs and farthingales and THINGS. and (b) clothes : as in the phrase 'Put on your THINGS. (colloquial). SHAKSPEARE. [A state church] is in itself . you'll give me another fine THING. HANDSOME (adding quot.' and 'Simmers. 1400. . vi. . Sure he ha' got some bawdy pictures . 2. if they ain't THE THING. SOFT . 1823. V. Taming of the Shrew.' Fr. I know I'm THE THING.= (a) belongings . 1593. 136.' 540. Young men of fashion are THE THING for me.' subs. . And I wish I may swing. Sober Advice from Horace (W ARToN.Thing. THE THING is to re-cast religion. do you cut little children's THINGS? Were his cut off. I. THE THING. Satires.]. 1863. [Camden Soc. If I arn't now a nice natty crop. Because he'd seen her shady spring. Pray Mr Whorehound of a THING. It is at once rich. 1. The boy of six years old with the great THING. coin. Eng. . 1. (thieves'). BRIDGES. Just twig his swell kicksies and pipes . I. etc. By the time the boom was at its height it had become THE THING for ladies . . It was THE THING to look upon the company unless some irresistible attraction drew attention to the stage. GOLDSMITH. John St. himself. . I'111 done. and GOOD THING. 7. Literature and Dogma. or the new motion Of the knight's courser covering the parson's mare .' 1383. -(a) The penis : see PRICK . 1873. no matter whether They'd singly shew'd or both together. so well suited. A lchemist. v. (colloquial).

THACKERAY. THINGUM. 2 S Xi. all in his hurry.-Hangman's wages (GRosE). 1886. (common). DAY. Colloquially it [the Irish shilling current prior to 1825-61 continued to be called a THIRTEEN . For half THIRTEEN PENCE HALFPENNY wages I would have cleared out all the town cages. hit him in his eye. (University). (GRosE (or THIRTEEN ER). subs. subs. THACKERAY. 316]. and BEE). (common). 1633. with a THINGUMBOB at the top : a 'servatory they call it. THIN-GUTS. 1631. Eug.. ii. 'Sfoot. 107 Thirteen-pence Halfpenny. 1837. THIN-'UN. 1659. F 3. (old). DEKKER. Schooldays. 111. Throwing the THIRTEENS. A polyp would be a conceptual thinker if a feeling of Hollo ! THINGUMBOB again !' ever flitted through its mind. He got ther critter propped up an' ther THINGERMAJIG stropped on ter 'im.. and here his wages. i. 7 S. LYTTON. You will then see in the middle of a broad plain a lonely grey house. 'tis not worth THIRTEEN PENCE HALFPENNY. THINGUMBOB. Aram. 1883. List. Pickle.-Three months' imprisonment. Variants are numerous : e. 1602. See PENNY. THINGAMY. phr. . Here had been his work.PENCE HALFPENNY. Thou THIN-GUT! THINK. Notes and Queries. Prin. what a witty rogue was this to leave this fair THIRTEEN PENCE HALFPENNY. subs. Used for the proper name of a person or thing. cf. (a) when forgotten . Ap. 11. 1851-61. THING-A-MERRY. Jos. 1. See JIGGUMBOB and WHAT'S-ITS-NAME. custom practised at the Universities. starveling. . THICK-'7 N. i. In a laced doublet and THINGUMBOBS at the 'Coronation. THINGOMIGHTUM. [Works (1873).g. Why should I subs. intimating aptly. vii. of Psychology. Also (3) in pl. Tom Brown's 5. . Humour out of Breath. 1751. subs. THIRTEEN CLEAN SHIRTS. 1.' For the Earl of Surrey. MAYHEW. ii. and this old halter. phr. THINGUMMITE. or (b) when it is not desired to specifically name.THINGUMBEE. 913. father knows yours. MASSINGER. (old). 357]. he could not hang me for't . Match at Midnight [DoDsLEv.Thingumbob. THIRTEEN THINGUMAJIG. but mother has. by these presages. : also THIRTEEN. Honest Whore. It was a shillin' he gave me . I niver heard it called a THIRTEENER before. (prison). Century Mag. and (b) the female pudendum : see MONOSYLLABLE. well [Punch. JAmEs. Lab. (venery). 2.i. George de Barn3 to 17]. 77. HUGHES. Had the hangman met us there. because my 1857. Lond. By Wood's THIRTEENERS. THINGUMMY.-An Irish shilling= 13d. Ingoldsby Legends. 484. You see I'm doing THE HANDSOME THING by you. Hangman's last Will [Notes and Queries. ROWLEY.-A as You If I shold. . phr. What a bloated aristocrat THINGAIVIY has become since he got his place. 171]. 1890. . wrists. Believe 2. eate hempe-seed at the hangman's THIRTEEN-PENCE-HALFE-PENNY ordinary? 1608. SMOLLETT.i..-A THIRDING. subs. (old). Old Plays (REED). where two-thirds of the original price is allowed by the upholsterers to the students for household goods returned to them within the year (Graa'us ad Cantab. SO late as 1835 to my knowledge.= the testes : see CODS. . xxxvii. 1831. 1. etc. 463. PJiilij5 . 1861. subs. THIRTEEN . 1847. 1803). phr. BARHAM. and the devil go wid 'em.- A half sovereign . SMALL BEER.-Euphemistic for (a) the penis : see PRICK .

Raia clavata.A churl Works.' THOROUGH-STITCH. lying in bed. . would visit me to-night. will often prostitute their blind-cheeks to the bog-house. —A creation of James I. THOROUGH-PASSAGE. Rabelais. 1704. 1694. 465. (old). MAN (or JoHN-) THOMAS. THOMAS COURTEOUS. Thrapple. I'm THOKING on next week . Monsieur Thomas. (old). and never brought anything to his embraces but unpenetrated maids. impatient (GRosE). we will not know you for shaming of you. phr. at any rate. The subs. (old). TH RAPPLE.. MOTTEUX.skate = the thornback. SeeTHROUGH- STITCH. (GRosE).v. 1899. Dec. Prog. E. and out at the other. Cardinal Wolseley [OLIPHANT. E. Also JERRY-GONIMBLE (q. He attributed his success—or..NIMBLE. what a THOKE it will be. You ANOTHER THOUSAND A YEAR! phr.—' In at one ear. — A pledge in drinking : also ANOTHER TEN THOUSAND A YEAR—any sum indeed.] d. THOROUGH-COUGH. and it seems that he sold common knighthood as low as THIRTY POUNDS. said to be exceedingly Provocative' (B. ii. also a well-known Fish. phr. FLETCHER. phr. 533. 15hr. with a Leave-out day. and GRosE). New Eng. ). 1555. and GRosE). ). were always very careful of your lord's health. phr. (old). Hence as verb=to lie THOKESTER=an in bed late. THORNS.' I605. THOMAS. Those who are troubled with the THOROUGH-GO-NIMBLE. subs. —Rest : spec. Public School Mag. My MAN THOMAS did me promise He subs. (old).—' Coughing and breaking wind backwards at the same time' (13.g. he is one of my THIRTY-POUND KNIGHTS. — To be uneasy.. [NAREs : He created the order of baronet. goes in at one door of a church. THORN BACK. THIRTY-POUND KNIGHT io8 subs. which he disposed of for a sum of money . or very sound THORNBACKS. I ken the man well . .. THORNS. THOKY (or THOKISH)= idle. CAVEN DISH. . . broken English . Also TO THOKE UPON= to anticipate with pleasure : e. [TYNDALE. — The throat : also THROPPLE. Old Plays (REED).) (GRosE and HALLIWELL). — penis : see PRICK (URQUHART). 1619. BROWN. Farewell. There are the phrases] SIT ON THORNS . (Winchester College and prov. . and a half remedy' (WRENCH). or wild-squirt. THOROUGH . which he had laboriously acquired during his first years of office. subs. [cy: Scots.—` A person who subs. CHAPMAN.v. anxious. maiden . . a Hatch-THoKE.). ii. THOROUGH CHURCHMAN. or at least it was so reported. 'Pant. 182]. — An attack of the SQUITTERS (q. without stopping. a BACK-DOOR TROT (q. subs. Works. (old).' iii. Eastward Ho [DoDsLov. (venery). idler . -. his long survival—to the art of THOKING : . To BE (or SIT) UPON verb.). E.GO . phr. etc. farewell . phi-.v. subs. (common). i. (old). THOKE. See GUTTER-ALLEY. subs. — An old Maid . 261. THOUSAND. (B.. .Thirty-pound. iv. 186. Subs. See BRICKS and UPPER TEN. and out at Vother.

Three Brass Balls THREE-BY-NINE SMILE. HUGHES. Cataract seas that snap The THREEDECKER'S open spine.e. which is the number 27. c. thrice repeated. . Pawning Watch. the glee. See SHEET. xvi. TENNYSON. 0 Fates. or three-act play . The brethren of the THREE GOLDEN BALLS. (old).—i. (old). subs. 93]. M. THREADNEEDLE ST. v. THREAD-PAPER. xli. the number of the protesting lords. 30 i. HOOD. THREE BALLS. —A suggestion to a second or third party that 'their room is preferred before their company. . subs. THREE. could . verb. 1748. II. Before the gentlemen .. (orig. ' As I cam o'er the Cairney Mount' [BURNS. 1850. settle the number of THREE-DECKERS now in commission. A man-of-war carrying guns on three decks : whence (2) a piece of furniture. Wi' equal courage and desire. Babees Book [E. verb. 1855. THREE-DECKER. — Three cheers. subs. SHAKSPEARE. SIms. I880. i. pnr. —See quot. all : even to the fringe of threads left on the loom when the web has been removed. The crowning cup. (colloquial). 1814. (colloquial). . —To succeed. To SPIN A GOOD THREAD. subs. phr. and (4) a coat having three capes round the shoulders. E. phi-. The CUBE OF THREE.]. (venery). (venery). 6.' 1430. Jan. (colloquial). Nt:cht's Dream. the THREE TIMES THREE. 307. their companions were ready to proceed. THREAD. And now must go to THREE BALLS! 1861. verb. To THREAD THE NEEDLE. come . Mansfield Park.. ONE (or TWO'S) COMPANY —THREE'S NONE! phr. Be not THE THRYD FELAW for wele ne wo . See HOP-POLE. come. . phr. GOLDEN or BLUE BALLS). (old). 1800). Concl. . THREE-CORNERED SCRAPER. i.Thread. —A pawnbroker's : see UNCLE. In Memoriam. 180. SALA.—A cocked hat. (American). [Reliquice. showing me the SIGN OF THE THREE BLUE BALLS. S. phr. To PLAY THREE TO ONE. . the readingdesk on the second stage. phr. I. Twice Round Clock. Old Song. I must give you a toast to be drunk with THREE TIMES THREE and all the honours. 1845. (3) a threevolume novel. 109 Three-decker. —A broad laugh (?a pun on 'benign '). Tom Brown's Schooldays. Altho' he struck me THREE TO ONE. TENNYSON. Thre oxen in plowgh may never we! drawe. . nautical : now general). THE SIGN OF THE THREE BALLS (BRASS. --Everything . THREAD-AND-THRUM. CUBE OF THREE. Mid. Roderick Random. etc. the speech. and. — To possess a woman : see RIDE. Again the feast. THREE TIMES THREE! phr. HEARNE. SmoLLETT. ix. Maud. [Title]. desired me to carry it thither and pawn it for two guineas. 45]. 29I.—To copulate : see RIDE. 1592. Cut THREAD AND THRUM. pulpit. phr. He at length unbuckled his hanger. The great health now is. AUSTEN. 1857. phr. in three tiers (in a pulpit the clerk's place was at the bottom. Also TO PLAY THREE TO ONE AND SURE TO LOSE (G ROSE). T. 4. Merry Muses (c. . I've gone to a dance for my supper . (old). A famous battle then began. ii. and the pulpit highest of all) . See OLD LADY. 1705-6. subs.

To COMB ONE'S HEAD WITH A THREE • LEGGED STOOL (or JOINT-STOOL). Teleg. 32. made to ride the TWO or THREE-LEGGED MARE that groans for them. W. iv. The Game of High Toby. Works [NAREs]. (American). . Three-Decker' [Title et fiassim]. d. BRETON. THREE-LEGGED MARE (also TWOLEGGED MARE. phr. in little esteem . KIPLING. THREE-PENNY (or THREE-HALFPENNY). — A . and MARE WITH THREE LEGS). by which the use of that vulgar vehicle. be worth a groat. watching. Witts Recreations [NARES]. or mechanical instrument a ladder. Vertue and goodness still deliver me. —A cigarette. THREE-PLY. iv I). . Hence THREE-PENNY PLANET = an unpropitious augury . Some men (being borne under a THREEPENNY PLANET) can neither by paines. of little worth : cf: 'three-inch fool' (SHAKSPEARE ) Tam. boys. 1896. For commonly such knaues as these Doe end their lyves vpon THREE TREES. 20 Oct. THREE F's (THE).' THREE-LEGGED STOOL.(common). Seven Seas. verb.Three-draws-and-a-spit. subs. Rockwood.. If your sadness does proceed from fear Of being mounted On a THREE-LEGG'D MARE. a cart.S. BROWN. THREE-OUT. LATIMER. Remains [PARKER]. Tongue. E. vulgar . see COMB ONE'S HAIR. 'The subs. Fuck. The modest pulpit of an English church is as yet a rarity. OGDEN. D. This invention was first made use of for a peer. the patients being left suspended by the dropping down of that part of the floor on which they stand. s. PERPENDICULAR and KNEE-TREMBLER (GROSE). nine or ten pounds may be earned by some] THREEHALFPENNY priest. Fun. phr. 189[?]. and TRIPLE TREE: see NUBBING[Executions at Tyburn CHEAT. MOTTEU X. old TREE OF THE TRIPLE CROOK. THE TYBURN TREE. and a Footrace. This clumsy machine has given place to an elegant contrivance called the new droys. and thenceforward (in London) till 1868 took place in front of Newgate : see quot. THREE-DRAWS-AND-A-SPIT.' For the MARE WITH THREE LEGS.— I. THREE-LEGGED MARE. The demands of the Irish Land League : Free Sale. 1555. Rabelais. 1694. GROSE. iv. for the complicated and extensive THREE-DECKER' is Still in use all over the country. 1834. [A curate's wages. subs.v. 110 1885. were abandoned in 1783. Mormon having three wives. THREE-HALFPENNY-HORSE-LOAF (in contempt of an undersized person). HENLEY. 29. (old). 1888. See O UT. THREE-CORNERED TREE. AINSWORTH. THREE TREES (THE). — subs. Also THREE-LEGGED STOOL. . about 1700.—The gallows (B. (vulgar). . Vulg. Antique Furniture. —A humorous threat of punishment. 28. And from the fruit of the THREE CORNER'D TREE. adj.. . —An act of coition taken standing with a threepenny whore : cf. is also avoided . labour. or any industry. Works. 1630. Common. ph. Carmen Patibulare. TREE. 2. (old). 243. For quots. phr. Fixity of Tenure. TAYLOR. i685.] 1582. (old). phr. And the Rope of the Black Election. 1785. ' Three-ply. 1654. 1785. and Fair Rent : practically conceded by Mr Gladstone's Land Act (1881). Gaol birds . A THREE-DECKER sideboard. v. Shrew. Toyes of an Idle Head. and GRosE). (political). I care not a rap. THREEPENNY UPRIGHT (or BIT) (venery).

1698. it is a school. Lord Mayor of London in 1795. He was not above any transaction. Four Threads. Crew. or THRUPS). common ale mixed with stale and double beer. PORTER . xii. 703]. Diet. Journey to London [Notes and Queries. phr. and one. the cry is void. 1696. THREP (THRIP (or THIRDS). phr. old Pharaoh . THREE-UP. [So also Ency. and 'rithmetic . He answered me that he had a thousand such sorts of liquors. Ezekiel Driver . fall alike).. THREE THREADS. phr. . — Reading.e.. Diet. made up of a third each of ale. as equal parts of ale. iii 1881. subs. a pieman. Throat. 1671. they toss and cry alternately : if three or more join in.—The 1st battalion East Lancashire Regiment. THREE SHEETS. phr. where he had invested a THRIP. Century Diet. once popular. late The 30th Foot. THREESWINS.V. (old).' This beverage was superseded in 1722 by the very similar porter or 'entire. at a dinner given by the Board of Education. when the winner of the toss becomes pieman 'in turn : see SCHOOL and SCHOOLING. THREE THREADS is a corruption of three thirds. — The 1st battalion East Lancashire Regiment. — The neck : amongst experts THREE QUARTERS and written ' THREE STRIDE BUSINESS. — Three strides between each hurdle : the crack style. subs.. subs. See SHEETS. BROWN. a jesting toast proposed by Sir William Curtis. THREE TENS (THE). 6 S. s. . . (streets').V. 'riting. CAPTAIN THRESHER. subs. 1704. subs. and denoted a draught. E. ii. B. THREE . When the three coins come off' (i. a mixture of three malt liquors.—See quots. (hurdle . SORBILRE. as . . HARRIS [Harfier's Mag. S.—Three-pence (B. lxxvi. . THREE-THREADS. subs. THRESHER. d.' i. (obsolete). 1888.' cries to the halfpence of the others until he loses. Works. Glossary. . (obsolete).e. subs. and 'two-penny.. late The 30th Foot. subs. C.' 1874. phr. half common Ale. however small. s. beer. (military). . To CUT ONE ANOTHER'S .g. beer. TO LIE IN ONE'S THROAT= to lie flatly : an expression of extreme indignation. Three halfpennies are 'skied' to a call : if they do not 'fall' alike.. subs. J. plir. and twopenny. with too plentiful a morning's draught of THREE-THREADS and old Pharaoh. and the rest Stout or Double Beer. subs. E. Also The Triple X's. Chambers' Eneyelofi. and GRosE). THROAT occurs in a few colloquialisms : e. . bets are decided. THREE-THREADS (military). Sufifilemental DAVIES. had the misfortune to have his cart run over him. (old).racers'). C.— A gambling game. .' THROAT.] 1899. THREE-THREADS. (common). . 286. that promised to bring him a dime. S. If two play. and the operation is repeated.' in contradistinction to 'half-and-half.—Three- pence. Cant. THREE-QUARTERS OF A PECK. phr. phr. formerly in demand. THREE THREADS.v. THREE R's (THE).Three-quarters of a Peck..—In 1806 an Irish Catholic organization was formed to resist the payment of tithes : threats and warnings were sent out signed CAPTAIN THRESHER. Half (rhyming). THREE X'S (THE).. it is up for up. v.

A THROUGH SHOT sort of fellow. . not only as a model. He that threads his needle with the sharp eyes of industry shall in time Go THROUGH. Hence TO GO THROUGH STITCH (see quot. xlii. we gentleman topers had but NECKS SOME THREE CUBITS LONG or so. 1662. adj. adj. 1630. or enamelled . They . 12. STANHOPE. are your THROATS LINED. 1637. let him GO THOROW STITCH with it. to end. Works [NAREs]. The taylers hell. effect. verb. of Wight. Thorough .) . 1692. consummat.v. STICK. complete . Greece. 30. . TO CUT ONE'S OWN THROAT (or TO CUT THE THROAT OF) = to ruin oneself. . (old). (colloquial). 1648. of Ely). Tristram Shandy. None at all father. over Boots' (B.—To possess carnally. Mas he saies true son . 'to stick at nothing' (GRosE) : 'a tailor's expression' (BEE). iii. (2) to be acquitted (old thieves' : GRosE) . and flavour of this divine liquor ? Ibid Oh! that to keep the taste longer.Throttle. noble strangers. Whoever sayes I lye. Dict. . phr. 1611. to shipwreck chances or interests . Travels . 1634. to engage in CUTTHROAT (q. HUMPHREY. RuntiO Songs. finish. SIMON PATRICK (Bp. STERN E. And therefore. THROATS = I I2 Through-stitch. 114. For when a man has once undertaken a business. Also see ALPHABET. 1610. to dispatch. See BONE.. now wee are in. Pref.). This CUTS THE THROAT of that misconceived opinion. THROUGHSHOT. accomplish. 1694. His book may properly be considered. 1886. TAYLOR. THICK. who CUT THEIR OWN THROATS by word of command. . Rabelais. CHETTLE. MoTTEux. 'over Shoes. . Gentlemen who supply. relish. believed that Elizabeth was CUTTING HER OWN THROAT. conclude (fully) . 3. ii. and such as GOE THROUGH STITCH with what they take in hand. but as a THOROUGH-STITCHED Digest and regular institute of noses. (venery). If any taylor have the itch. HAVE BEEN THROUGH THE MILL = to have learned by experience. 1867. WATER. — To strangle (GRosE). verb. To atchieve . THROTTLE (or THROPPLE). TAYLOR. 1690. to wish for A THROAT A MILE LONG AND A PALATE AT EVERY INCH OF IT = a modern echo of Rabelais : see quot. as black as pitch.. Touchstone. TO THROUGH. that you can have missed the taste. . Your black-smith's water. deny. FORD. phr. 1759-67. the public with cheap literature seem specially fond of that curious amusement known as CUTTING ONE ANOTHER'S THROATS. St Ambrose. Generals . Colloquialisms range themselves under THROUGH as follows : To BE THROUGH = ( I ) to have finished : as of a meal. 1824. TO HAVE ONE'S THROAT LINED = to be void of taste . to perfect. and other nouns. who indeed are accounted the best bread men in the ship. but what's the remedy? Stilt. Perkin Warbeck. 1631. he LIES IN'S THROAT. to. Answ. (colloquial). to Isle 14. 'Are you THROUGH ? .— Spendthrift : e. paved. or try to supply. reader. Stilt. . understand and note. performe (throughly) . THROUGH-STITCH. Tell me. E. Hoffman. Achever. STITCH with the new suit of preferment.g. Short Studies (2nd ed. This. FROUDE. V. . COTGRAVE. 1694). To GO THROUGH A WOMAN.) competition or conduct ruinous to either . St j antes' s Gaz. 0. Pagan Prince [NAREs]. wee must GOE THROUGH STITCH. (3) to complete a bargain . I2 Ap. which CUTS THE THROAT Of the Roman cause. Will make his fingers go Which nobody can THOROUGH-STITCH. GO THROUGH-STITCH WITH.

Int. 'hustle. to CHUCK UP (q. to growe. 1870.). MRS BISHOP [Leis. subs. TO THROW COLD WATER = to discourage. TO THROW BACK= to revert . 86. Trial Gen. Fitz-Boodle's I at once THREW UP my hopes of military distinction. (2) 'to brag of past booty' (thieves' : GRosE) . TO THROW ONESELF INTO= to do zealously . Vulg. THROW-BACK. Hour. To talk flash of robberies past. to sing when called on by the company present.v. also TO THROW BACK = to revert to type. And meane for better winde ABOUT TO THROWE. Tranzfiing with Tramfis. . TO THROW (or THROW DOWN) A PAPER (LESSON. are getting awfully close now . The Old Bachelour has a THROW at the Dissenting Ministers. TO THROW DUST (or PEPPER) IN THE EYES =. TOTHROW OUT = to expel with violence . These blessed exams. S. E. TO THROW TO THE DOGS = tO put aside as valueless . Confession.V. THROWING TO THE DOGS all the mental physic they poured in . Often Addison's most brilliant efforts are built upon a chance hint THROWN OFF at random by Steele's hurrying pen. A vast number of engagements.v. 397. (cornmon). English Gilds (E. phr. DOBSON. xi. but I think I shall floor mine. phr. also. any of which . II. II. 1886. TO HAVE A THROW AT =t0 attack . verb. lox. meaning to banish all reserve.' or do anything that involves much action. or in contemplation. He had stated that I was THROWING COLD WATER ON everything he did. 1809. etc. They say the Rads are going to THROW US OVER. THROW THE FEET. White Rose. EXAMINATION.tO mislead. 8o8. GROSE. 1785.Throw. TO THROW OVER -= tO desert . 80. 1698. TO THROW TOGETHER= (I) to do hastily. THACKERAY. T. Harry Fludyer. xxx. and Dick's sure TO THROW his examiners DOWN. Int. 1883. when in company with family people. WHYTE .). JOSIAH FLYNT. TO THROW OFF THE BELT= to stop . 105.) = TO FLOOR (q. ADDISON. Sfiectator. 11 3 Throw-back. TO THROW SNOT ABOUT = tO weep . 1891. 4 to damp ' . TO THROW ABOUT= to seek an opportunity. TO THROW IN FOR= to enter : as for a race . To beg. and retired into civil life. SPENSER. and (2) to bring together frequently : as 'their marriage came about through being THROWN much TOGETHER ' . TO THROW OVERBOARD = to abandon.).—A set-back . and (4) to start the pack (foxhunters') . . Mother Hubbard's Tale. It would be well to THROW his notes and materials INTO some SHAPE. TO THROW UP THE SPONGE (see SPONGE) . S. 2]. to convey unpleasant allusions under a mask of pleasantry (GRosE) . . TO THROW OFF= (I) to do or talk offhandedly : spec. T HROW. Coningsby. he was ready to THRONV OVER at a moment's notice. Among SLANG and COLLOQUIAL USAGES may be enumerated : To THROW A LEVANT= to make off: see BUNK. DISRAELI. Whitelocke (MOTTLEY). (3) to discard . COLLIER. 1842-3. 1844. LEDGE]. (American tramps'). 1868. a reversion . to try expedients . MALKIN. to desist . 1712. to dupe . Tongue. See quot. TO THROW A SOP TO CERBERUS (see Sop). TO THROW UP = to resign . 98. none but friends being present . Steele. Short View. I could not forbear THROWING TOGETHER such reflections as occurred to me on that subject. is also termed THROWING OFF. 1591. . Gil Bias [ROUT168. . THROW. Now unto despaire I 'gin 1900. . 442. they would have none of it.M ELVILLE. Who THREW COLD WATER on the idea.

BRIDGES. one ' thumbed ' out of respectability . Ibid.): see pl. Scourers of greasy THRUM CAPS. 317. 22. and out it comes. 3. infra . Drama. During our civil war. and tost and turn'd as I am by an old hag. Expect . (common). Subs. v.v.] 1694. and noddle too. verb. (old). with tied navels. Pant. She is personally a THROW-BACK to an angel. to keep you safe to THRUM my harlot : Not I. beating.') Further. Affrays were still common . thrumfiledum. THREAD. Well. Roister Doister. subs.— Rough headgear. To possess a see woman (HALLIwELL) : STRUM and RIDE. THRUM.—(a) To paw. by Jove. 1772. Roister Doister. To drain a glass upon the thumb-nail : the glass must be emptied so that there remains only a drop that will not run off the nail. 2. THREAD AND THRUM. . and a few THUGS terrorized the city with campaign broils. to strum. (It. etc. Also PROVERBIAL (and other) SAYINGS: 'When you come to this place of ease. Nothing movement came on. At/antrum. 230.' (See BITE). iii. 1550. 95. . io..' 'If you BITE YOUR THUMB there's hell to pay. under complete control. 2. says he. Place your elbows on your knees. Also THUMBLE. Eng-. 1534. to MESS ABOUT. TO BITE THE THUMB (see BITE) . Smite my THRUM-CAP. 6o6. UDAL. THRUM-CAP. THRUMMER. x. stabbing. THRUM. Thumb. RULE OF THUMB (q. June. we know you can The wenches THRUM. Homer Burlesque.—In 'FHREPS (q.— I. Prog. TO GROPE A WOMAN. i. 1890. 351.= three- Also (B.). (venery). and (b) to possess one carnally : hence a WELLTHUMBED GIRL = a foundered whore. (2) a cut-throat ruffian. (GRosE). E. Hanna legato il bellico insieme. performer. (American political). 3229. Century Mag. and shooting. [Properly a rugged rocky headland swept by the sea. Burlesque Homer.. (249). Give a heave. Behind your ears stick both your THUMBS. I'll not stay with her : stay. RHINO (old). (old). See SUPERNACULUM. subservient. a WELLTHUMBED book = a rough-handled book . and GRosE). the regiments which were composed of pluguglies. quotha ? To be yauld and jaul'd at. Rabelais. 1772. 1883. BRIDGES.v. with noses laid over to one side as evidence of their prowess in bar-room mills and paving-stone riots. stuffers. A nickname for a member of the native American party . THUG. ECHE FINGER IS A THOMBE to-day me thinke. Ah. and bumbasters of pack saddles. MOTTEUX. FINGER AND THUMB= inseparable. THUGS. 'To play on any instrument stringed with wire' . . 1 14 THUMB.Thrum. Hence verb. Wily Beguiled [HAWKINS. pence . Ibid. THUMB-MARKED = bearing unmistakable traces of an individual artist. UNDER ONE'S THUMB= subs. ii. and midnight rounders. plzr. were generally cringing cowards in battle. See Among COLLOQUIAL PHRASES are : A THUMB UNDER THE GIRDLE= an indication of gravity or sadness . Paris. THRUMBUSKINS and THRUMMOP. ALL HIS FINGERS ARE THUMBS (of a clumsy person : also THU MBLESS) . thrumpleclunz. UDAL. reader. Anon to our gittern. and tumbled and thumbled. adding quot. the Know.—i.

The word THUMPER stands for mendaciumj. The servants THUMBLESSE. v. We never learnt anything in the navy when I was a youngster. He is UNDER THE THUMB of that doctor. . Verb. 1614. (common).). LEDGE]. 4. 1710-13. Fairy Queen. As though my heart-strings had been cracked I wept and sighed. FLETCHER. HERRICK. or anything that resounds : also as verb (GRosE). bourn.Thumber. 56. etc. Delicate burthens of dildos and fadings. and kissing the pavement with extreme devotion. THUMB-OF-LOVE. SPENSER. 333. Ibid. lieSiSerideS. THUMBING. the contemplative slumberer. Io. yet to eat With lawlesse tooth the floure of wheat. When blustering Boreas . penis : (venery). 11 5 Thumper. — The WHITMAN (Children of Adam) and SHAKSPEARE (POTATOFINGER. 1596. 1753. 5. 378. ii. phr. 1648. SHAKSPEARE. Anything impressive : cf. v. under pain of losing their situations (HALLIWELL). GRAY. so she is obliged to be silent : I have her UNDER MY THUMB. iv. ()pick Glasse oj Humours. 1618. They call the THUMB UNDER THE GIRDLE gravity. He is an old hunks who wants to keep me UNDER HIS THUMB. DEKKER. and raved and randed and railed. (obscene). the Law. 195. 'jump her and THUMP her. subs. Letters. 1809. .—To possess a woman. and (2) a slice of bread and meat carved and eaten between finger and thumb. Gil Bias [ROUT. heavy. who are seen THUMPING their breasts.—A Nottingham phrase. 0 let me ring the fore bell. ETC. fist. Hamlyn. He with his speare . 11. When to a house I come and see The genius wastefull more than free . OVERBURY. the aqua-fortis of merry company. to Stella [OLIPHANT. 1 709. 1. d. 1.). Would THUMPE her forward and inforce to goe. WARD . Tom Brown at Oxford. and here are THUMPERS. thunder. . . [Century: Not found in Middle English . (provincial). Here comes a THUMPING Brother of. c. ix. subs. (GRosE). A THUMBE UNDER THE GIRDLE. 1859. With these masqueraders that vast church is filled. 1607. Northward Ho. except ' a little RULE-OF-THUMB mathematics. and because they can hardly smell at all. HUGHES. q. (common). apparently a variant of dump.v. 1861. RICHARDSON. that sleepes waking. THUMBER. WHOPPER. New English.—(I) A sandwich . their posy's are under their girdles. C. Also 'This is better than a THUMP on the back with a stone' (GRosE : said on giving a drink of good liquor on a cold morning) . MALKIN. subs. 1639. 1604. Of all men wee count a melancholicke man the very sponge of all sad humours. 1628. ii. 'Thatch.—i. The tenants were all UNDER MY THUMB. THUMP. SWIFT. . 71. — A heavy blow with club. Grandison. THUMPING =unusually large. subs. (old : now recognised). iv. Characters. VI. and THUMP' (GROSE : words to the Irish.] Hence THUMPER.' THUMPER (THUMPING. . Mad Lover. FORD. Geof. Lover's Melancholy. xxi. THUMPS a thunder-bounce. She remembers her delinquency. used to describe that species of intimidation practised by masters on their servants : when the latter are compelled to vote as their employers please.i. . 1771. etc.. Terreefilius. 277. Winter's Tale. thistle. subs. 150. and THUMPED and THUMPED. KINGSLEY. like the Shibboleth of the Hebrews '). I.

coldly received and speedily withdrawn. II.AND . (showmens'). A THUMPING majority. ill.] d.ii. John Dennis. i i6 Thundering. 1743. Note]. 236. p1. ADAMS. 1896. C. -A strong intensive : great. 1597. i. i.The Times newspaper. was the inventor of a new species of stage thunder which was used for the first time in a play of his own . I. Big-low Pal. Shortly afterwards (so Spence tells us). he heard his own thunder made use of. If a small cloud doth in the East appear. Si/lad.. Straightway made her first lieutenant Of the gallant THUNDERBOMB.TURF ! BY THUNDER=By God. Pope Gregory said. 82. Gil Bias [ROUTLEDGE]. if 'twas a bumper. 1874. THUMPKIN. and all men hear. BY THUNDER. He goes a THUNDERING pace that you would not think it possible to overtake him. I was drawing a THUNDERING fish out of the water. Retaliation. . 1655. fortune to bring with her.= THUNDERING. You've run up a THUMPING bill. HENLEY.M. (common). 100. some of you d. Critical Remarks Small [CHALMERS. phr. BARHAM. Eng-. and a drifting 10 THUNDER. xv. No sooner he the priest did spy. 3. 1052. THUNDERBOMB (H. 'Damn them !' he cried. Then speaks THE THUNDERER.-A mild oath : also THUNDERATION ! THUNDER . But up he brought a THUNDERING lie. One fault he had and that one was a THUMPER. Burlesque Homer. -An imaginary ship of enormous dimensions. pin-. (1770). 1763. O'KEEFE. . -In dominoes. 1704.' Now THUNDER AND TURF. 420. (nautical). subs. THE THUNDER. Antonia has not a THUMPING subs. but they STEAL MY THUNDER! So also POPE: see Dunciad. 59. and a THUNDERIN' great big gold chain . 1840. Ingoldsby Legends. George II. 1837. I8[?]. tremendous.). critic and dramatist Tour down East. . Major Jones's Courtski 1. 61. To COLLAR (Or STEAL) ONE'S THUNDER. verb. 1809. DENNIS [WALSH. BRET HARTE. THUNDER! inij. 36. and a coat different from everybody else. I. BROWN. i. An' twelve hundred dollars of hog's-flesh afloat. Works.AND .. adj. and has got a crop of hair and whiskers. Graced with huff-cap terms and THUNDERING threats. Chiquita. (common). etc.. Hint they cut a THUNDERIN' swarth ? . . and the Devil. 95. Satires. If a chap only comes from the North. THUNDERER (THE).LIGHTNING! and THUNDER . 201.ers. WHAT 1847. 1709. 358. [Possibly a connecting link between the two senses. 1902. 2.----See quot. phr. BYROM. Lit. COTTON. 1774. HERVEY. as you will. Poker Stories. must remind the Sheriff to shoot him on sight. IN THUNDER makes you take On SO? I8M. Poets. you say . And they meant it (Mention is made of Queen Caroline's indignation at the infliction of] a THUNDERING long sermon. ROBB. LOWELL.Tkumpkin. . MALKIN. . -A barn filled with hay. subs.' I reckon old King George thought they were THUNDERING fine children that were rocked in it. GOLDSMITH. d. . 1678. i.S. 1848. Curios. Works. (thieves'). Pall Mall Gaz. Centum for one would be a THUMPER. Fontainebleau. 1887. 'The Ingoldsby Penance. 223. 249. BUCKSTONE. 1772. and what comes between. 1798. LILLARD. . . I was told that Faneuil Hall was called the 'cradle of liberty. (common). he's the poplerest man among the ladies. 24 Jan. Memoirs Court oj It looked like fighting. d. HALL. And in they brought a THUNDERING Meal. Billy Taylor. Squatter Life. large. Hosfiital Outlines. CROCKETT. (journalists'). . 'they will not let my play run. 18 44. BRIDGES. Virgil Travestie.

When I was a boy I used what they call to TIB OUT.—To go beyond bounds. 1693. FLETCHER Beggar's Bust. See QUEEN 102. With peale meale ramping. Every coistrel That comes inquiring for his TIB. WHY THIS THUSNESS? phr. subs. . 1883. . 1582. A cat. Here's grunter and bleater with TIB OF THE BUTT'RY.]. . That the plat of Carthage from mee by coosinage hooked . subs. DICK. HWACKING = tremendous. 117 Tibby. E. all dress'd without slutt'ry. mulier sordida. and GRosE). THACKERAY. 123]. Diet. (old). phi-.. Chaste Maid.. TIB. 1652.-Eng. . sir? Sir 01. xli. 1574. great : see WHOPPER. 1598. 4. TIB. NeV/COMCS. ii. with the professed object. TI BBY. 176. GREENWOOD. STANYHURST. subs. and (3) contemptuously. mulier-cula imfiura. and for your taffeta punk. subs. 1854-5.— Anything very much out of the common . STANYHURST.— 1. 1618.—r. Tag. Lat.Thunder-mug. phr. Conceites [ARBER1. E. E. H. Sec.' BoLDBEWOOD. Afifius and Virginia [DODSOld Plays (HAzLITT). of proving to me 'what a THUNDERING fool he had been. . 24. 1725.—A pleo- nastic ' Why ' ? THWACK. V. 6. . —A bit : hence TIB FO OCCABOT = a bit of tobacco. (back slang). 1677. (B. A woman : generic (cf. and run down to a public-house in Cistercian Lane. A coy TYB . THICKTHWACK = blow after blow. (old). TI BB'S. zEneid[ARBER1. sir. LEY. SHAKSPEARE. Co. Tom =man). verb. As fit as your French crown Tom or do swill. And Margery Prater. see IT. If I had had my way. Song [New Canting Did. (Charterhouse). THWACK ER. subs. d. iv. Hath scorned my wedlock. Cambridge Did. THWICK with thump thump. He took me into his confidence.' Si' TIBB IS EVENING. (Old Cant). .—The see Bum. TIB (HARMAN. Rogers. TH USN ESS. the Red Cow.—' To Beat with a Stick or Cudgel (B. as he himself declared. as He will pay you on ST TUB'S EVE'). 138. I'd have burned down the THUNDERING old place long ago. v. Pericles. anus : subs. BROME. a great blow with a stick across the shoulders' (GRosE). E. cf. Ibid. Tin. and GRosE). A bonfire. 5. To TIB OUT. (common). 22. MIDDLEToN.BUTTERY (or T1B). a usage that long lingered (B. and verb. Ser. —A goose . subs. and GRosE).EVE. (provincial). iii. 1888.— A chamber-pot. 3. (1609). a wanton. 2. THWACKING one. (old). E. B. All's Well. as TIB'S rush for Tom's forefinger. a poor sorry woman . Squatter's Dream. Margery praters. and Gi ROSE). I charge you. the evening of the last day or day of judgment . Tin Jovial Crew. TIB-OF-THE. On red shanks and TIBS thou shalt every day dine. phr. Cj: TIB OF THE BUTTERY = goose (sometimes= an endearment).Jovia/Crew. With THWACK. A COLES.—An indefinite date (GRosE : ' Irish ' . and TIBS 0' TH' BUTTERY. TI B. (colloquial). 13BomE. A 1620. ii. 1641. 1. 1622.). with TH\VICK THW ACK sturdelye thundring. hence (2) a term of endearment (HALLIwELL) : also a calf. (B. iv. As When they at bowsing ken THUNDER-MUG. phr. Rag-.

MALKIN. FULLER. which only discharge themselves at the end of three years by leaving the Lake of Credit. Vi. . No matter whether in landing you have money or no . Cant. 1899. iii. d. ARBuTfthroT. OLDHAM. Fine Comfianion. 1633. 114. xxxviii. LEDGE]. Play on TICK. Univ. and confidently runs ON TICKET with himself. s. THACKERAY. 0 xf. but to pay my old TICKETS. 2. RIVER TICK. Punch's Almanack. 1866. Hey for Honesty. 169. iii. Vulg. iii. counsel won't TICK.V. yet he bath credit himself. BROWN. Diary of Ab. [He] plaies UPON TICKET. GROSE. C. as verb= to buy or take on trust. . The Mermaid Tavern is lately broke. 266. Works. I shall contrive to have a quarter before-hand. and I never desire to game for more than I have about me.-The 6th Dragoon Guards (Carabineers) c. 2. no more chance of TICK. 239]. Ibid. 1683. and meandering through the haunts of Ioo creditors. RANDOLPH. to run a score . 118 1661. Corresfiondence. Poems. (old).Tichborne's Own. to d. John Street. 56 1615. Hudibras. WHITEING. 145. I tell you there are some of my college TICKS ain't paid now. 1663. 477. Standing debts. . and your citizen Is mad to trust him. Though much indebted to his own back and belly. and be interr'd ON TICK. For to get me on the hop. I am resolved to build no more sconces. too. Reduc'd to want. r. 8. run in debt (Fr. subs. Some pretty nymphs . I'll discharge it all to-morrow. Tongue. 174. 1713. Works. and never let family TICK more for victuals. and suffered by attorney. (common). once more. Fight UPON TICK. Pltiizj5 . and GRosE). MARMION. 1862. Mulberry Garden. our TICKS. de la Pryme [Surtees]. DEKKER. I confess my TICK is not good. (military). formerly written on slips of paper or cards. but are sometimes forced TO TICK half a sice a-piece for their watering. May. V. Hence TICK (or TICKET) = credit. TICHBORNE'S OWN. 1668. amounting to 5001. 1704. TO DROP ON ONE'S TIBBY =to take Letter. at the time of the Tichborne trial. 1609. Gil Bias [ROUT. STEELE. Then the bills came down upon me. SHIRLEY. Sir Roger Tichborne having (1849) served in the regiment.--A word regarded as slang to-day (or verging thereon) that can boast of considerable (and. 1880. . phr. I'll . Gul's Hornbook. or on my TIBBY drop. 1729. Quarter-day. Evening's Love. avoir Pardoise= to slate) . -The head . and our Christ Church men bear the blame of it. WHAT'S THE TICKET? = What's the price (Fr. and unable to pay them. E. Tick. 1809. Paying ready money that the maids might not run TICK at the market. VANCE. You must wake up very early in the mornin'. 1785. Yon courtier is mad to take up silks and velvets ON TICKET for his mistresse. a debt . 1638. quelle est le nzarch1 du bieuf gras?)-(B. and lose the Indies. Characters. DRYDEN. or rent. TICK (or TICKET). he in due time fell sick. Was fain to die. 1700. BUTLER. ii. PRIDEAUX [Dean of Norwich]. for that carcass vile. cloaths. xviii They're extremely nice people. [STEPHENS. Every one runs UPON TICK and thou that had no credit a year ago has credit enough now. Chickaleary Cove. honourable) antiquity : an abbreviation of TICKET=a tradesman's bill. Scarcely a day passed but he sinned ON TICK. Holy State. iio. S ED LEY. as the noise of the town will have. 1648. 6. John Bull. unawares. subs. 1668. 1871-4. The money went to the lawyers . 3. indeed. TO TICK UP (or TO HAVE THE RUN OF THE TICKET)= tO put to account. you may swim in twentie of their boates over the river UPON TICKET. c. n. and give one no end of TICK. iii.

. such manning them home when the sports are ended.-An ignoramus who talks for talking's sake. . Finish have lost my TICKER .57. (1862). A PLATFORM (q. or a TICKwith any rascal. still calls on the ladies of your family. Horses[18o2]. xviii. Cecilia. 1897. that's all right : also 'that's THE TICKET FOR SOUP = You've got it-be off ! ' [1611.Song Musa Pedestris (1896). to wanton. 'And always put this in your pipe. 'by no manner of means. TICKER. Finn. During my late Oxford days.-i. Hi. 1854-5. 1789.v.-A pass . that ain't THE TICKET. EGAN. School of Abuse TICKET. THAT'S THE TicKET = that's the thing. /bid. Well dressed. (Stock Exchange and Post Office). To TICK AND TOY. . 1614. and (c) a policy . He'd . . MARSHALL. 218). I got put up to at least twenty different ways of getting . 19. 1884.).-i. well bred. (b) the candidates . CORYAT. The porter .. 1900. Task. Fr. LATIMER. dobbin cants. only somehow she's not-she's not THE TICKET. is TICKET good enough To pass us readily through every door. . verb. but we call them TICKETS now. Nolly. (old). DICKENS.Ticker. that will just land me in time for gates. You know you'll buy a dozen or two of wipes. iv. with a nod to me. -To dally. such smiling. When his TICKER I set a-going. With wipes and TICKERS and what not. A watch (GRosE) : also TICK. before Ed. She's very handsome and she's very finely dressed. (old). but strike at the root. .). BRADLEY. or a farm. 1829. TICK.v. I 19 Ticket. 71. Orley Farm. . Well equipaged. 17 Aug. Huck. you see. 2. 268. Tales of College Life. SUCH TICKING.' said the Dodger. KIPLING. 'If you don't take fogies and TICKERS . Villon's Straight TiA.' 1877. and subs. 4. Phi/ifi. . 1579. a license : also TICKRUM (B. i. SUCH TOYING. I 1830. With his onions. 190 1 Sorting Times. T. E. and slips her husband's TICKET upon the hall table. It's up the spout and Charley-wag. and all my toggery has been boned.' I says. That's about THE TICKET in this country. 4. He fished the TICKER Out From her giddy little satchel right away. CowPER. "Deed. PARKER. 1862. That's THE TICKET. 5. Five Years' Penal Servitude. 107]. A TICKET is only a visiting card with a name upon it . eh?' said M`Turk. Varieg. Poor dear Mrs Jones . HENLEY. 1862. Sit and TICK AND TOY till set be the sunne. a score : now TICK (q. and key. etiquette. pledged the Government to all sorts of action. 'filched the TICKER. [FARMER. NeWCOnteS. iii. THACKERAY. 1887.. Unto her repaire . some other cove 1783-5. Ponies. Vidocg's Slang. approximation to Fr. vii. gave me a little TICKET under his hand as a kind of warrant for mine entertainement in mine Inne. such winking. MAGINN. (American political). An account. Serm.-An automatic tapemachine. BURNEY. Charac. Hence (3) a visiting card : whence (from 2 and 3) THE TICKET =the correct thing . subs. and GRosE): cf. tocante. (American University). 1838. He listened to the tempter. 1550. . GOSSON.-A crib-biting horse (LAWRENCE. phr. chain. . Stand not TICKING AND TOYING at the branches • . t. England's Helicon [NAREs]. . 270. (old). Miss Mary Jane. Whence STRAIGHT TICKET .] 1782. TROLLOPE. CLEMENS. -(a) A printed list of candidates in an election . [HALLIWELL]. Stalky & Co. Crudities.' and was nailed almost immediately. (common). 3. VI. 2. (veterinary). Oliver Twist. 217. 'Pledged the States' TICKER.

Tickle. see quot. How the devil Luxury. to receive a larger vote than the average vote polled by one's associates on the same electoral ticket. Rabelais. [?]. phr. . Nation. The clown shall make those laugh whose lungs are TICKLE OF THE SERE. Tha. WYNDHAM. 1694.. . 1593GREENE. her fiddle-diddle. Similarly TO RUN BEHIND THE TICKET is to receive less than such an average vote. set her heart upon as TICKLE a pin . 120 Tickle. 2. There is still a good deal of malingering in the Service .. . thus Xi. (military). ii. Coventry Myst. . 1652. V. tayle oftetyme be lyght. it is a comparatively easy matter for a discontented man TO WORK HIS TICKET. ibid. Rabelais. For. . (b) to FRIG (q. juicy rump Well TICKLED with my carnal stump. 1619. 2. TICKLE-TOBY . into her heart . her TICKLE-GIZZARD. V.v. 1672. CHAPMAN. =the party nominations. not one hardly staid amongst a thousand. To Puss and to good company : And he that will not . to wriggle. . V. 238]. now I hope To see some brawny. URQUHART. S.THOMAS = female privity). MOTTEUX. TAIL-TICKLING = I) copulation . and adv. 1883. Troilus and Cressida. a 'hard nut to crack. 1899. 1899. Hast thou been admitted ? Ars. (American). SHIRLEY. A HARD TICKET. Hence TICKLE-TAIL = (a) a wanton and (b) the penis : also TICKLER. 57. Century Diet. Widow's Tears. SCRATCHED-TICKET = a list of candidates from which names have been erased . Defensative[DRucE. Queen's Service. lechery. Virgil Travestie. so ramage as she would be reclaimed with no lure. MIXED TICKET =a list in which the nominations of different interests or parties have been blended. are such TICKLE Things. 17 Oct. TICKET. Worlde of Wordes. . Brothers. . ii. 30.V. to frig.S. And rygh Gwydonius Yet if she were so would take no stand. Hamlet. in U. To RUN AHEAD OF THE (or ONE'S TICKET). . Moods and humours of the vulgar sort . (old and venery). loose and SEARE.' To WORK THE TICKET. 1885. He had already begun to exercise the tools . For she is TIKEL of hire tail . Sub. One . . ii. . Also as verb =-(a) to grope . (2) masturbation . As commune as a cartway.). To vote solidly the Parnell TICKET. .). TICKLE 0' THE SERE= fond of bawdy laughter (HALLIwELL.. . I do pronounce him to be no man. and (c) to copulate. politics. adj. 6 Sep. 1602. ay. xi. . WELL]. HOWARD. SPLIT TICKET = a divided policy. TICKLEGIZZARD. . If he can elect such a TICKET even in Virginia alone. with his fat rump and potato-finger. name the words as I do barely. TICKLE-FAGGOT and Martiall. 336. rest till it be in the right position. TICKLE-PIECE. as ye 1598. . But these wives. Fricciare . LANGLAND. — An unscrupulous man . he will take the field after election as a striker. . And may he never TICKLE woman. 1656. . SHAKSPEARE. . . fry ! 161o. Piers Plowman. . verb. (1602). TICKLE me. that will never . 2. representing the official programme . I. Thus Phillis rub me up. subs.v. Wanton. . [HALL!TICKLE. TICKLE OF THE phr. 6o. 200. 1653. My bird o' the night ! we'll TICKLE it at the Pigeons. . A lchemist.) 1363. COTTON. 2. 1620. . to FIRKYTOODLE (q. sir. i. 1899. [They To RUN AHEAD OF THE TICKET. TICKLE . her staff-of-love. FLETCHER. FLORIO.—To procure discharge by being pronounced medically unfit. When we have all . to TICKLE. D. TICKLES these together ! Fry. xxxiii. JoNsoN. a TICKET containing the names of candidates representing several differing interests or divisions . TICKLE. kiss]. Of hire TEKYL. 134. would call it her pillicock. I have 1612. . xlv. Teleg. .—i.

(1602). Away. C.. .S. Mr. Southern Sketches. to 1843. A TICKLE TAIL Match between a Vigorous Whore-Master and a Desirous Young Damsel. Then he took out a TICKLER of whiskey . he would have TICKLED you othergates than he did. If we find 'em to be malefactors. SHAKSPEARE 2 Henry IV. knife. WARD. Great Exfiectations. and GRosE).. lxxix. you scullion ! you rampallian ! you fustilarian ! I'll TICKLE YOUR CATASTROPHE. and. TerrePfillUS. TICKLE-TEXT.' i888. 121 Tickle-text. 203]. Whiskey was sold and drunk without screens or scruples. DEKKER. those past due. 1837. Twelfth Night. (colloquial). Peace. I know how to TICKLE a girl in a stiff gown. 388. 1598. 2. 2. xxxix. subs. But. arter he'd took three or four swallows out'n it. E. Ingoldsby Legends. Rev. See TICKLISH. 5. (common).ii. (b) a schoolmaster . 1.1600. 0. TICKLER was a wax-ended piece of cane. he was accustomed to call his ripper. (old). Strong drink • hence (2) a taverner : also TICKLE-PITCHER =a tosspot (B. (American). it TICKLES OUR CATASTROPHE. TICKLED by a shilling in his palm.-To bribe . BARHAM. or TICKLER) (a) a schoolmaster's rod . c. MALKIN. 2. 113. 'Oblige me by taking a horn. and sternly calm. N.To chastise: frequently (as in TO TICKLE ONE'S TAIL) a humorous threat of punishment. with a TICKLER of whiskey handy. ii. Broadside Song. See TICKLE- subs. and daily cash balances. TICKLER. DICKENS. Also (American)=a half pint flask of spirits. 464. BRAIN.Tickle-brain. The Ingoldsby Penance.. 438. 1889. DICKENS. 2. It was not usually bought by the drink but by the TICKLER. and Tici(L'D her scutt. Ibid. 1874. . also a banker's register : of bills (of exchange) payable and receivable. . Dobbin' [FARMER. fee : also TO TICKLE ONE'S PALM (or HAND).i. ii. subs. -A bowie Martin Chuzzlewit.. Walked on discreetly blind. good pint-pot: peace. (old). ' Gee ho.-A parson : see BIBLE-POUNDER.' Come falchion in hand. the other his TICKLER. See TICKLE. (American). (common). 1598. I Hen. . anything difficult or perplexing : also (HALLIwELL) a shrewd cunning person. require explanation by the president. 4.. Gil Bias [RouTLEDGE]. I'll TICKLE HIS CATASTROPHE for this. TICKLE-PITCHER. for he was a man of pleasant humour. phr. 6. V. The TICKLERS. I rumpl'd her feathers. 1. Hence TICKLETAIL (TICKLETOBY. or an actress. TICKLE-BRAIN. Merry Devil of Edm.-i. Fort. -A small poker : used to save a better one : ef: CURATE. HarAer's Mag. If he had not been in drink. says he. 4. It is too cold to work. V.-A dram. I'll TICKLE the best Of all the Soldan's Chivalrie. good TICKLE-BRAIN. HarAer's Mag. ii.. and also the overdrafts. showing in detail debts receiv- able in the future. 11. verb. 1607. worn smooth by collision with my TICKLED frame.. 1730. 1709. 1886. Brought by the din . 3. 1809. One of which. Westward Hoe.. (d) a small weapon carried on the person : a knife or pistol. 186i. but it is not too cold to sit on a fence chewing. . 33.1xxx.. Verb. IV. A plague of this wind . (common). we'll TICKLE 'em. A puzzler . SHAKSPEARE.A small pocket-ledger . . 196. Salad. to run him in . (c) a whip or strap . 3. Ibid. (colloquial). 77. 1840. Merry Songs and Ballads (1897). i. II°. V. 1. i x.

—To spend more than prudence or custom will sanction. lxxviii. ETHERIDGE. 1. in my pocket. 408.v. For the TIDY tidinges that tibtly were seide. to see you TIED. a marble. FLETCHER. . WHITEING. TO SPLICE (q. Ti DDLE. comfortable. (2). Sylvia's Lovers. May be after a TIDY day's work. 1853. MAYHEW. 1668. I heartily desire this courtesy ..—' An overdressed fat young woman in humble life' (HALL1WELL). 1360. costive. ix. Al that touched ther to a T1DI erldome. (common). Field. a pox of this TYING men and women together. (venery). To RUN TIDDLIES. because you could TIDDLE about them. If weather be fair. phr. etc. TO TIE UP= (I) to forswear : e. etc. . Lusty Juventus. TICK-TACK. pretty large. TO TIE UP PRIGGING = to lead an honest life (thieves') . To verb. Was you knocked about much when you was a young 'un ? Pretty TIDY. 1863. Also TO TIDDLE A GIRL = to master her inchmeal.). c. Husbandrie. 122 Tie. phr. subs. Hence A KNOT TIED WITH THE TONGUE THAT CANNOT BE UNTIED WITH THE TEETH = matrimony.g. adj. I.—To marry .. . TO HITCH (q. 1619. important. Adj. verb. only I alwiz stepped it when it got too 'ot. settled . xliii. DICKENS. and wire fences. August. r. subs. subs. to make neat : usually TO TIDY UP: TIDY. or small motions : e. and though you now neglect their examples. i. Lond. fine. Make speedily carriage. verb. TIED-UP = ( I) finished. with steam engine. T1D DI POL. T1 DDLI ES. (old colloquial). Ti DY. arid all thys gere ! You will to TYCKE-TACKE.—To run over unsafe ice. The small villages . To leave the family pictures from his sons to you. etc. To the kowherd and his wif the king 3af that time. a beershop. 1899. I shall come home with is.— Copulation : see GREENS and RIDE.neat (GRosE) has long been recognised. could wipe and clean them with your dainty hands. representatives of the Mersey Canoe Club. T. and (2) = to knock out (pugilists') . TUSSER. Bleak House. 1887. Also PHRASES AND COLLOQUIALISMS: e. for fear of a rain. .—To put (or place) in order . . 258. healthy. She found the widow with her house-place TIDIED UP after the mid-day meal. Squatter's BOLDREWOOD. Verb. . I wonder what old Morgan would say to all this here TIDDLEY-WINKIN'. (provincial). 1748.]. (provincial). There will probably be a TIDY little fleet. . This day. a brothel. etc.. John St. (colloquial). — Consider able. xxx. 1557. that new boss . William of Palerne [E. 5384. Whence TIDDLING =getting on bit by bit. . T1 D D LYWI N K. GASKELL. . 23 July. Ibid.g. but it's useless. vii. He's going too fast. Clarissa. (colloquial).Tick-tack. then no more trouble you. have not the TIDINESS of the New England small villages. 1338. Also ( = ) to potter .E. z.. To TIE ONE'S HAIR (or wooL) . TO TIDDLE a ball. Verb. Wildgoose Chase. (colloquial)..). 22.. C. to puzzle (tailors') . . Well. Harfier's Mag.. 1889. She Would. subs. WEAVER. for better or worse. 322. D verso. RICHARDSON.g. —I advance by slow degrees. (common).S. iv. I fere Yf thou had time. . i. Lab. Sir Oily. 1851-6i.—An antimacassar. — An unlicensed house : a pawnbroker's (also LEAVING . .SHOP. a wheelbarrow. Dream. TIE. to fidget. (Australian). 1888..v. What a hurly burly is here ! Smicke smacke. 1550. I have TIDIED over and over again. and TIDY thy grain. I.

16o1.i.v. Voy. TIGRISH= dissolute. i. 2. 15. My lord and I have had another little -TIFF. FIELDING. Say . TIE-UP. SOncS. and (b) to go peevishly .TAFFETTY GIRL TAFFETA PUNK). COOMBE. if It can be rais'd from strong or TIFFE. TI FFITY . and fairly quarrelled before the bells had done ringing.-(i) Small beer . subs. GRAVES. 1654. [TIFFANY= Epiphany : whence TIFFANY silk =a silk for holiday wear : a gauze-like material. TIFFING (GROSE) =disputing or falling out. So let your channels flow with single TIFF. In comparison with such words or gestures. THACK ERAY. doe we not descrie Some Goddesse. Hence (2) a moderate draught : A TIFF OF PUNCH=(GROSE) a small bowl of punch. Way of the World. As the 1661. 1V. Review. V.A slight quarrel. a strike. and went to rest. verb-to deck. phr. (old). All's Well. APRON-STRINGS. etc. 1772. . 1847-8.Tie-V. 1. subs. TIFF. a blockade . THACKERAV. TIFFANIE. iv. SiSiritual Quixote. What say you to a glass of white wine. i. subs. yielding. she ran from Ralph. TIFFITY-TAFFETY GIRLS. . TUCKER. X. . Light of Nature. TIGER.4. conduits ran With claret. Shabby Genteel Story. in a cloud of TIFFANIE . . BRASSEY. or a TIFF OF l'UNCH by way of whet? 165.g. CONGREVE. With scanty offals. Sipping his TIFF of brandy punch with great solemnity. phr. She TIFF'!) at Tim. Plinie. (venery).] Hence TIFFANY (or TAFFETY)= wanton. Vanity Fair. 1703. SWIPES (q. Also as verb = (a) to have words. Dr Slash . 1598. sarcenet. I. shall I call it? it came not up to a quarrel. 395. The invention of that fine silke. very cool and nice this hot weather. PHILIPS. As verb = to drink : TIFFING= eating and drinking out of meal time' (GRosE). Syntax.). 1647-8. vii. and GRosE) : cf.'s quarrel with Brummel was an ordinary TIFF. (colloquial). xiv. SCOTT. Guy Mannering. to array . RICHARDSON. . 1751. 1777. -A courtesan. EASILY RILED (q. E. HOLLAND. .v. subs. Amelia. That too shall quickly follow. 3. VIII. 1Vufitiall Song. III. Grandison. Nat. He TIFF'D his punch. Her desire Of TIFFING OBI her mistress in a killing attire. (colloquial). LANDOR. soft. 1815. H. 2. P. We TIFTED a little going to church. Sunbeam.). see RIDE (B. Poor Mincing TIFT and TIFT all the morning.-A raff. a meal between breakfast and dinner. (colloquial). George IV. 1812. a closure : e. was smoaking his pipe over a TIFF OF PUNCH. 2. SHAKSPEARE. and cypres.-To copulate . Hence TIFFITY-TAFFETY GIRL = one who discloses almost as much as she dissembles : cf. 1840. xxi. the Emergent Venus from the Sea? 1769-78. . and small acid TIFF. shew women naked through them.An obstruction . As fit as ten groats is for the hand of an attorney. at the coronation. 123 1753. RIDE. After a pleasant chat we proceeded to the Hongkong hotel for TIFFIN. See SAINT. TAFFETA also =a transparent silk. XI. 22. HERRICK. xxii. New Style. 11.. BROME. TIFF. 29. LOOSE-BODIED GOWN. whilst TIFFY (or TIFFISH) = petulant . and TAWDRY. 5. 1858. 1700. which instead of apparell to cover and hide. i8[?]. . SHERIDAN. Tiger. (or (old). 11. There had been numerous TIFFS and quarrels between mother and daughter. Wilts Recreations. 1. Also TIFFIN (Anglo-Indian). SPendid Shilling. Schoolfor Scandal. as your French crown for your TAFFETA PUNK. a blocked bill. XI. 1884. Let's have it for TIFFIN .

1837. A TIGHT ( =an adroit) QUESTION. HALL. VI. While they are among the English they wear good cloaths. 'In France. (American). 1. BLACK. trig.. than his whole air. either to display the form or for freedom of movement (chiefly theatrical).] Whence (loosely) a man's out-door servant in contradistinction to a page = a ladies' attendant. The laddes were kaske and TEYTE. . 3. A man may have a very good coat of arms. 15. might have passed without observation. I make no doubt Carmine would have let his beard and wig grow. Some TIGHT vessel that holds out against wind and water. — r. NEAT AND TIGHT = in good trim. [C. And a little cockade on the top of his hat. to use the slang word. Adj. Bukes of Eneados. an addition (cf. verb. — To gamble with professionals . etc.bittern. (American). DAMPIER.Tiger. My Novel. ALL TIGHT= in good health (or form) . (1854). Generic for merit. Pickwick. His boots were polished. 'The Artiste. and be a TIGER. Naomi and Ruth. TIGER-cowry. (navvies'). DICKENS. . TIGER-frog.' TIGER Tim was clean of limb. I sent my cab-boy (vu/go TIGER) to enquire . TIGER . S HA KSPEARE. Three great argosies . 1896. In Silk Attire. 1656. 5. Our domesticated TIGERKI N. A TIGHT ( = pleasant) ISLAND. Havelok the Dane [E. but it was plainly evident that the unsophisticated young TIGER HUNTER had something OD his mind.].—Streaky bacon. screech. his jacket was trim. 1827. Voyages. Hence TIGERHUNTER = a gambler.). — Caxtons. Prol. Frozen in their TIGHTS or chilled to the bone in the midst of their carnivalesque revelry. xiv. 15 Mar. 'The Execution. Ingoldsby Legends. The game proceeded. LELAND : new in 1842]. TIGERgrass. A TIGHT ( = well-built) SHIP. D. xix. Pelham. devil-mecarish. And twelve TIGHT gallies. His elevated position revealing those TIGHTS and gaiters. subs. T. LYTTON. Ibid. two galliases. sense 3) thought to embellish the traditional 'three cheers' : whence THREE CIIEERS AND A TIGER = three cheers wound up by a growl. = closely fitting garments : (I) SMALL CLOTHES (q. Nothing could be more vagrant. d. more TIGHT at this than thou. —In pl. or howl. A cat. my boy . Character Sketches. 1841. xlv.. 1887. iv. xxxvi And I shall be in TIGHTS and dance a breakdown. . 1869. and. TIGERKIN. LYTTON. Pendennis. mark my word—a low man. . 4. (colloquial). whether the horse was to be sold. Full TAIT and See BENGAL TIGERS. and looked the fiercest of the fierce. and take delight to go neat and TIGHT. subs. (old colloquial). 1553. With a very smart tie in his smart cravat. 1593. 1837. 1280. 87. had they clothed an ordinary man. 381. LILLARD. phr.—An intensive form of applause . i. . (common). Poker Stories. (1608).. 4.v. — A smartliveried boy-groom . Telex -. A TIGHT ( =lively or pretty) WENCH. 'a show' servant. E. Ibid. that man is a TIGER. Again. 1681. DOUGLAS. T HACK ERAV. A TIGHT ( =skilful) WORKMAN. Taming ofShrew. ii. C. To FIGHT THE TIGER. . 1849. BARHAM. LYTTON. TIGHT. He stood in his stockings just four feet ten. My queen's . Antony and Cleoit. Litill lammes. TIGRISH. Thus A TIGHT ( = strong or active) LAD. where TIGERISM used to be the fashion among the painters. [Cf TIGER =generic for ornament : e. xx. 124 184q-co. J. 1853. also (loosely) to play cards. (? nonce-word). which. etc. . S.g. Tallest of boys or shortest of men. and (2) a garment fitting skin-tight to the legs or the whole body.

interpreting his glance . 1851. TIGHT. . full of liquor : see SCREWED. He used to go it proper right. 49. TIGHTEN up' towards the end of the year. LEVER. TROLI. money was TIGHT.-Severe . Beaux Stratagem. Ifs a TIGHT SQUEEZE sometimes to scrouge between a lie and the truth in business. i. xxi. 1867. .' said Harding. except on the best stocks. Ibid. GAY. And are dress'd SO TIGHT. Human Nature. 1822. I cannot quite remember how Low brought Lady Elverton's name into the conversation. 125 Tight. Tribune [BARTLETT]. and tall is. C.. . The money market. d. 1796.) . gettin' TIGHT every day afore dinner with the most disgustin' reg'larity. i8[?]. TIGHT ( = scarce) MONEY.Tight. and keep our children TIGHT. A TIGHT. etc. A few curt sentences . HABBERTON. 126. 1748. Last Chron. It's kinder discouragin' to lend a fellow that gets TIGHT a good deal . LEVER. STOWE. 1868. of I never knew money to be so TIGHT as it is at this moment. A TIGHT ( = barely possible) SQUEEZE. Hence A TIGHT ( = straightened) MARKET. Bramlezghs No. FARQUHAR. Lenders avoiding this class of paper from a belief that the market will./layer.' 1867. viii. (1714). West End. Twice as dirty as a serpent and a hundred times as TIGHT. Fort. told how matters stood in the City . SCOTT. C. Bessy Bell and Mary Gray. i. A TIGHT MAN: EASY. 3. I'll make a loving wife . 1868. Castle of Indolence. sir. dear . Teleg. 0. knives. Look at them-they are a' right and TIGHT. 'not even what Mr Cutbill calls TIGHT! Bishop's Folly. (colloquial). sound and round. Barton ExPerinzent. day and night . And 'taint for a little I'll strike. it's hard enough to get paid by folks that always keep straight. It will take a TIGHTER workman than I am to keep the spirits out of the seven gables. Took to gin-and-seltzer. Gie me the lad that's young and TIGHT. d. likely wench she was. Nigel.ETON. . He had a roguish twinkle in his eye . 1. 1714. 1891. not a bit tipsy. The Husband's And now when he did get TIGHT. When you staggered by next night. DIBDIN. is getting TIGHT. CARI. 1852. 'Poor Jack. Auld Man's Best Argument. WHITE. RAMSAY. and there is a general calling in of loans upon the 'fancies. 30. (colloquial). stingy . but I think it was in association with money being TIGHT. ii. And looks on thimbles with desiring eyes. Harry P. TIGHT little island. HAI IBURTON. N. BROWNE. 1859. Uncle Tom's Cabin.g. I. 1876. Widow Bedell Papers. Shepherd's Week. . not a doublet crept in amongst them. as usual.-Close. C. hard . vi.xlii. 1707. (common). Here the TIGHT lass. /bid. 4. H. 1855. a TIGHT = (hacking) COUGH. 217.. A TIGHT ( =. Ibid. Johnny Rich. xiii. 'tis a snug little island ! A right little. 1758.a straining) PULL. Bramleig-hs of Bishofi's Folly.-Drunk . 16. .. Barset. difficult: e. Blythe as a kid. The Deacon was as TIGHT as the skin on his back . 24 Nov. Did grandfather ! 2. If a TIGHT damsel chaunced to trippen by. . 1. The Snug Little Island. . Seven Gables. Money is particularly valuable up here nowwhat the Pater calls TIGHT when he speaks of the bank rate. A TIGHT ( = hard) BARGAIN. What d'ye call it. wi' wit at will. ot 1871. Boat. ( = stingy) cf: to become Hence TO TIGHTEN= dear (of money). begrudged folks their victuals when they came to his house. 1900. .' A TIGHT little boat and good sea room give me. 1883. lxix. combs. THOMSON. But you look so bright. . xxxi. . Ariemus Ward in London (1899).OPE. HAWTHORNE. She blooming. W. Ross. hard-up. A TIGHT ( =awkward) POSITION (CORNER PLACE. D. 186[?]. V. and scissors spies. too.

Wt all the TYKIS of Tervey come to thame that tyd. V. JONSON. 1676. water-dogs. 1897. For 2d.. 1877. AUBREY. The indigenes of Yorkshire are strong. CLOSE LEGGED (q. BRIDGES.. the lovinger they got. phi-. and land-dogs. Dumfries Volunteers. 2. 1593. TIGHT. 1625. II. 151. When I opened a door there was a great TYKE lying in front of the door. Now are thei lowe cherles . . 1891. 15 Feb. TYKES (177o). (Vermont Univ. you may fuddle with Bacchus all night. bandogs. . A dog : spec. iii. . Life in London. BLOW ME TIGHT ! TIGHT-CRAVAT. 1697. 1823. (16o5). Curs. spaniels. CLEMENS. 1857. ii.' TIKE (or TYKE). 1900.. a cur (a dog with a docked tail : see CURTAIL) . 1821. (old). TIGHT-FIT. a mean snarling rascal : spec. them call'em opprobriously long-legd TYKES. (venery). Winchester WordBook. SHAKSPEARE. 1440. [Loon and] words of abuse]. (Winchester College). Diet. At first approach he made a bow. It's Heffelinga that 'as the evil mind. fast. Did worke no lesse a cuer vpon This vaine vnwieldie TYKE. II. .The hangman's noose : see HORSECOLLAR. -(GRosE). Henry V. a YORKSHIREMAN (q. Ponies. PEELE. Morte Art/lure.v. a churl. 1586-1606. A saucy tip-slang moon-eyed hen. Hence (2)=a clodhopper. Gyre-Carling [LAING. etc. 1884. As superlative adverb now only used in TIGHT-junior. To DO A TIGHTENER -= tO eat heartily. S. Lear. let us not. I. Edward I.-A KAFFIR'S cf. 1363. dip his foul shirt in his blood. Burlesque Homer. ii. Such as your Yorkshire TIKES make now. Lab. The Jewes that were gentilmen . 1772. and the TIGHTER they got. . .v. See BLow . In wrangling be divided.V. And be borne to your chamber remarkably TIGHT. what is elegantly termed a is to say a most TIGHTENER. Oh. .v. 1795. LANGLAND. Co. Ibid. TIGHT-snob. Huck. You are a dissembling TYKE. 1889. . hearty meal : TIGHTENER. x. 20]. f. but he did not move. HORSLEY. Royal Soc. . subs. Hundreds of individuals . BURNS. subs. Garner. 81. 1599. ). so I pulled out a piece of pudding and threw it to him. phi-. If rich. about half-an-hour they were as thick as thieves again. In Piers Plowman. I. . and other such uses are obsolete.. (old). 91. too they had of all sorts. 126 Tike. s. Eng. WARNER. 1Vig1lt Side oj London. he denied he was 1548. A TYKE and fighting cock. Battus. MS. E. . Land. TIGHT . calls thou me host ? Ibid. 193. phr. ill. MAYHEW. Turf. 5one heythene TYKES.Tight-cravat. and full of jaw. a mongrel. Finn. As TIKES and cherles. Bob-tail TIKE or trundle-tail. Base TIRE. under tribut and taillage. TYKE [are favourite Stalky 6.that plenteous repast-may be obtained. feel as much interest in matching their TYKES at Jem Rolfe's amphitheatre for a QUID or two. like snarling TYKES. To your hole again. subs. J. EGAN. TIGHT. adj. . PATTEN. tall.). MS. KIPLING. Nommus (be off). MARSHALL. Staple of News. Echo. RITCHIE.. 5. Song [BEE. . Sacrifice this TYKE in her sight .-A good joke : the teller is said to be 'hard up. 29. 1851-61. 13. Medea-like. (common). Virgil Travestie TIGHTENER. A TIGHT bowler. TIGHT-rot. Scotland. But although he was full. 70. Albion's England. jottings frOnt Jail.Chaste . WRENCH. -See quot. Early Poi. hard.026.-I. 1. subs. d. 6. A queer old TIKE. 2.. 17.).ARSED. and long legg'd . 114]. Somerset's March into Scotland [ARBER. HEN]. I am going TO DO THE TIGHTENER.' Shouldn't wonder if he thought we got TIGHT. Poet. COTTON.

—A sword : also TO TILT. MORE. JERROLD. Afore the brim went it was a wery handsome TILE. . (common). .. 2. EASY AS TILLY. TILEFRISKING = stealing hats from halls and lobbies (GRosE). In the Blood. Ingolds. Short for 'chimney-pot hat. 398. 1837. 1891. I87. Sir John ! never tell me . (common). and Bales of flattering Paneygyricks . .v. Leg. ver b=to fight with rapiers (B. avent. Am I not consanguinous ? am I not of her blood ? TILLY VALLEY. [avaunt] my popinjay. The stocks. many Tun of Sir Reverence. 2 Henry IV. 6o. . 1900. 127 Timber-mare. A feat which his Majesty deigning to smile on. a tall silk-hat. Avent. . Lovel . TILTEB. Mr Antiquary. (thieves'). With TILES. 1816. and was bald upon the roof. 6d. I could not but smile at this provision of TAIL-TIMBER. (old). subs. lady. 1529 SKELTON. Into Lucifer's house of office where there was . xxv. (old). (old). Ibid.): see GOLGOTHA. phr.Tilbury. ii. or CHIMNEY-POT (q. —Very easy.' i. What will you do? nothing but play? TULLY VALLY. — (q. MARSHALL. phr. —A hat : spec. For a wonder you're minus your TYKE. crazy. D. HALLIWELL). (common). Notes and Queries. 70. and GRosE). SCOTT. (? nonce-word). who claps me here in the TIMBER.—Sixpence . — nonsense ! Bosh ! See quot. The squire gives me over to the beadle. (American tramps'). An just tip a bait to the blooming TYKES. (common). xii. will you sit and make goslings in the ashes ? TILBURY.phr. And yet you seem out on the mike. SHIVER (or DASH) MY TIMBERS! (a mock . . —Silly . phr. U/0. with Tramp. Ti LLY-VALLY. caterwauling. Ponies.' less reverently known as a TILE. Queveclo's Visions. = the legs. (old). (2) a person wearing clogs (East End). Tranzfiing- subs. POMCS.v. 35. . mt. VAUX. He was moist about the blinkers. (venery). TILLIE VALLIE . . (1602). (old). 7 S. and they used for a considerable period to cover this humble roof - TIMBER. your ancient swaggerer comes not in my doors. Men ofCharacter. ii. BUM-FODDER 1678. BARHAM. —On the loose . Twelfth Night. subs.15ig. 1551. TIMBER-MARE. My uncle the bishop had his shovels there . see RHINO (GROSE. . E. 1897. TILL. . 1838. subs. 256.—In pl. TILLY-FALLY. phr. MARSHALL. Works [DvcE]. phr. See quot. Ti LE. The female pudendum: cf: MONEY-BOX: see MONOSYLLABLE. Pickwick. 48. 3. 1901.). . subs. A TILE LOOSE. . A clubbing at the hands of the toughs of a town unfriendly to tramps. TILLIE VALLIE. She used to say . . (Old Cant). Also TIMBER TOES= (I) a wooden-legged man . TILLEY-VALLEY. Allowed him thenceforward to stand with his TILE on. ON THE TILES. 1Vewconzes. DICKENS. 3. THACKERAY. LESTRANGE. oath) 2 = Plague take my wooden legs : see DASH. . TAIL-TIMBER. T1 LL-SN EAK. — Pish ! subs. 1854 5. WALKER. xii. phr. Which was covered by a curate's giddy TILE. subs. . — 1. d. straw. 1598. 113. XV. SHAKSPEARE. 5. josiAH FINNT.' 1897. — A thief whose speciality is robbing shop-tills. 'Christopher Snub.. Vi. 6 Autoda-Fe. subs. a truce to your politeness. Ti LLY.

Thus. 1605. -Heavy-fingered . if xis. Cab-drivers can hardly have originated a system which has been in existence as long as the adage. Oliver Twist. Nix TIM BER-TASTER. DICKENS. --A salutation. (colloquial). Did. How's HE TIMBERED ?= how's he built ? NOT TIMBERED UP TO MY WEIGHT= not my style. 99. TO PUT UP TO THE TIME OF DAY = to initiate . MAYHEW. AINSWORTH. 85. subs. Slang Did. v.): TIMBER =strength. (common). (old).' They PUT ME UP TO THE TIME OF DAY.' TIMBER . SHAKSPEARE.). . (or CLEAN) TIMBERED. HOTTEN. a quarter to twelve. Not worth THE TIME OF DAY. Your Dragons and flying Monsters won't go down at thi TIME OF DAY. 1834. Diet. 3. -A dockyard official who examines timber and decides on quality and fitness. BRADLEY. (provincial).-See quot. (cricketers'). They'll pass THE TIME OF DAY with me. . i. iV. II. 1823.. and a pleasing eie. . -See quot. TO KNOW THE TIME OF DAY=t0 be fully informed. No bizness o' mine. Turf. The police . HORSE. That thou woldist my son lere. . -The wicket. I. I4[1. THAT'S THE TIME OF DAY= thy dwelling shalle be here... 2. the ball was got into his wicket . and . BEE. I think Hector was not so CLEAN TIMBERED. adj. Who should I meet but a jolly blowen Who was FLY TO THE TIME OF DAY. (old). 489. DRAYTON. there was a row in his TIMBER-YARD.Timber-merchant. Pericles. Sims.Lab. London's Heart. 'That's how we DOES it ! 1687. iv. so that I may know where to find it when I cut . half-past three . Yet wants the shape thou art adorn'd withall : Vandome good carriage.1. 3. adj. . TIMBER-MERCHANT. subs. . ' And the woman?' ' Back kitchen. subs. VO/j50/1e. 4. Works. . -The pillory (HOLLYBAND. In the island (Wight) every good joke is ' THE TIME 0' DAY.v. Hys TYMBER ffor to asay. (common) . Alanson.(a) Well made . phr. phr. WHITEING. subs. Verdant found that before he could get his hand in. 1853. Sith WELL ter to ten' . (pugilists').. THE TIME OF DAY. phr. 1593). 6d. S V Toexprs9. JOhn St. TIME OF DAY . the latest dodge . TIME. phr. Vidocq's Song.. xi. the absolute aspect of affairs. S.). 35.v. 9d. Rockwood. (old).' 1900. Yet hath not Suffolk's princely majestie. Verdant Green.' etc. SHAKSPEARE. Loncl. THAT'S THE TIME OF DAY! TIMBER-TUNED.-A silly fellow (FIALLIwELL). BROWN. 4. 1827. phr. a SPUNK-FENCER. 299. Poems. TO KNOW WHAT'S O'CLOCK (q. . . 'Time is money. phr. 1851-6. Torrent c/ Portugal.YARD. however. subs. 'Good morning. -A knock-out blow. a fine TIMB'RED man. Love's Labour Lost. . Also. 1755. (cabmen's). That fine WELL-TIMBERED gallant. are very friendly. v. 1899. 1594. Pop that shawl away in my castor. 1609. a greeting .V. might. JOHNSON. Dodger. and (b) WELL-HUNG (q. The immediate trick . I thought it was only right to pass THE TIME O ' DAY to an old pal. subs. (old colloquial).dthya'isqur- subs. if 3s. my Dolly. the full use of the arrangement. which is perhaps the simplest on record. (trade). and tall.' They have. A wooden machine which soldiers ride by way of punishment. wooden.v. JONSON. 2. ON THE SPOT (q. 1838..A street matchseller . 2. AAGINN. Pass THE TIME 0' DAY with 'er sometimes. TIMDOODLE. TIMBRELL. 128 1864. S. TIMBERED. It is sometimes called a TIMBER-MARE. 1637.V. Time.

1848. Bon Gualtier Ballads. 1774. NO- thing mean about uncle-he squandered the TIN. a development or an imitation of a two-wheeled carriage known in the country as a WHISKEY. SHAKSPEARE. GOOD TIME.g. In spite of him these youths so frisky.-A them. and gigs and curricles. and THIRD TIMER =a prisoner serving for a first. H. Leave me curricle had the effect of bringing into existence the less expensive gig. my rum 'un. Girl in Brown Habit. . a WHISKEY and a TIM-WHISKEY. 227. . SOUTHEY. r. vi. fihr. even at this day are shewed the ruines of those three tabernacles built according to Peter's desire. Duke. How the dickens is he to get 1876. endorse the . 'The Knyghte and the Taylzeour's Daughter. IN VERY GOOD TIME. . 1855. ii. 1899. 481. . 174. FIRST. BRIDGES. Depositing the ' DURIVAGE.284-7. (thieves'). subs. GOULD. .]. 242. 'The Thieves' Chaunt. 1.-Just so ! Well and good ! Fr. girls get married without great. Landed at Last. Stray Subjects. Vi. . Doctor. that is to say. (colloquial). . adv. The Individual. (old). Interch. A journey to Tyburn in a TIM-WHISKY and two would have concluded your travels. )-Money : generic : see RHINO. There. saith he. Measure for Measure. verb. . no doubt ! d. phr. I . Taxes in England. awhile with the maid . 57. But because she lately nimm'd some TIN. Highlands and Islands. little or 1872. 67. SECOND. . 1836. MARSHALL.-To hit out . 1663. [See also v. Works [Parker Soc. Queen's Service. WxyrTv. Tin. 182. SMITH.] 1650. BLACKIE. whether he deserve such honour ? Divilish aisy to say 'buy. WHISKEYS CRABBE. verb. Ponies. Sill/ Waters. subs. second. IN GOOD TIME. Works. 1834. 1898. The increased taxation of the TO KNOCK OUT OF TIME. IN GOOD TIME! But I pray you then first to argue the cause a little . SANDERSON. KENNARD. No TIN. i. And is this all ! And I have See TIME. . MARTIN and AYTOUN. Hence TO TIN OUT= to pay. It is not like the difference between . 166. TIN' in his shot-bag. TIMOTHY. . 2. TAYLOR.' 5.-The penis : of children (HALLINvELL). subs. Cheap Jack. no difference at all. adv.' Once for all. To DO (or SERVE) TIME. 27. TIM-WHISKY (TIMMY-WHISKEY or WHISKEY). d. (common. . (pugilists').' but where's the TIN IO come from ? 1857. If it had not been for me you would have been DOING TIME before this. i. TIN..Timothy. or third stretch. 1.-To go to prison. phr. and (2) abreast of things. upon my soul. 199. so to punish an opponent that he cannot come up to the call of time. 1886. DOWELL. Burlesque Homer. if he has no means of his own. Prov. HINDLEY. (old colloquial). Cozeners. Went out and hir'd a TIMMY-WHISKY. WYNDHAM. 129 1772. 'Tis scantly worth the TIN. See TEAR. punishment. 1854. v. a la bonne heure. 1603. -(I) Punctual . ON TIME. . . 1832. Bohemia. IN GOOD TIME. 1884. He started with a lot of TIN but had not sufficient brass or Physique to stand the wear-and-tear. Pisgah Sight. light one-horse chaise without a hood (GRosE). FOOTE. II. i. phr. TIMOTHY TEARCAT. except by marrying a woman with plenty of TIN? 1897. . I expect you'll post the TIN. xiv. 76. HIGH OLD seen the whole. no loss shall touch her with my company. FULLER. opinion of one who had DONE TIME regarding this . Hence TIMER = a convict : e. phr. 30. (provincial). They have sent her to lodge at the King's Head Inn.

a musket-proof gunboat such as were used during the civil war on the western rivers : the armour plating of these was very light. v. TINKARD. —A small standard of value : usually. a bungle. 1885. Vacaboncles. Ballads. Also (general) . quot. — A gunboat : spec. subs. 1796. 1. . . West. ('866). phr. HUGHES. Not worth a TINKER'S DAMN' (or CURSE). The Victorian Act has been already TINKERED several times. . — 1. T30 TINKER. —The 1st and 2nd Life Guards : from the cuirass.v. RANDOLPH. 6. SWILL LIKE TINKERS. verb. 54. PIPER'S NEWS (q. subs. and in the meane season goeth abrode a begging. Also (2) a makeshift . (provincial). . (old). (or -NEWS). which they terme their bowsing inne. (Win- chester). a pair of TIN GLOVES which Bully would furnish in the following manner. phr. Frat. TO TINKER A BILL = to make it temporarily workable. phr. Taking a half-consumed stick from the fire.. 1857. would make two or three transverse lines across. subs. . (military). (old). Problems of Greater Britain. subs. 1840. I should oppose any mere TINKERING of its constitution which would retain the hereditary principles as its chief feature. TINGLE-TANGLE. — A great lie (HALLiwELL). subs. Rabelais. An' was nae Wattle a blinker? He maw'd frae the queen to the TINKLER. [?] Sheriff-Muir [CHILD. he would draw the red-hot end' down the back of Green's hand between each of the knuckles to the wrist. A scientifically fitted pair of gloves of this description was generally. a TINPOT subs. subs. (drapers'). TIN-BELLIES. subs. begging tinker. Other ordeals . and is not likely to last long in its present form. . 16x]. —A rant . subs. SPIFFINGS. An unskilful workman . Standard. (old). if not pleasant wear. DILKE. Vii. phr. Eat and drink bravely . MOTTEUX.Tin-bellies.v. A vag- subs. (colloquial). II Nov. Tom Brown's Schooldays. z. 1800). they both play'd the TINKLER. TINKER'S-BUDGET 1811. any ironclad . TINKLER. MANSFIELD. zsgoi. 8. (American).). We call it a mellisonant TINGLE-TANGLE. (common). 122]. Tinkler. hang the hallowed bell about his neck. TO TINKER A FENCE= to stop a gap here and there . It is calculated to be nearly double that the traveller has to TIN OUT.—See quot.—A com- TINGE. To SWILL LIKE A TINKER.—To tipple without stint. Gaz. See LAZY. A TINKARD leaveth his bag a-sweating at the ale-house. (q. 1890. As verb= to make barely or rudely serviceable : TO TINKER UP A PATIENT= to keep Death at arm's length .—I.). phr. —See quot. vi. 5 Mar. TINCLAD. and spend their time and money in having a TINKER at it. 1694. a botcher. Amyntas.. in phrase. and having produced three lines of blisters. (old). a botch . . whence (2) a runaway. v. mission on the sale of out-of-date stock : cf. i. . TINGER. Now 1640. of great durability.—Stale news . They must speak their mind about it .' d. BURNS [Merry Muses (c. School Life C. AWDELEY. For Huntly and Sinclair. TI N -GLOVES. TINKER'S DAMN. subs. 1575. (Old Cant). . were not quite so harmless . phr.

iv. LE QUEUX. Thus A TIN-POT ( = poor or pretentious) GAME. FRANCIS. 1847. 1842. that can be of use to British trade. S. subs.—The carpenter's shop. and came down a cropper on a convenient doorstep. etc. xviii. That's the rummiest TIP I ever got.xxvi.. Double Event. — An iron . at a conflagration (GRosE and VAux). 1890. Also (American) TINHORN.built church. So. The late Mr Segrott. plir. E. (naval).v. private knowledge. Jane Eyre. Also (2) a horse. There are. As verb= to impart exclusive information. TO MISS ONE'S TIP = to fail. GOULD. clxiii. 'Jerk the TINKLER. 1881. Golden Butterfly. A. Special information . Ev. II. 1874.). POMeS. BESANT and RICE. MARSHALL. 175. TINNY-HUNTER=a thief working 20. 1887.' 2. 173. 131 TO. take my TIP and close your features now. 'Is there a fire in the library?' Yes. 41. 30. Caveat [E. 3 Oct. take my TIP for it. phr. s.POT ( = shabby) LOT . TIN . who carried on the business of TIPSTER and sausage making. . (colloquial). 1869.. TIN TABERNACLE. He was a real good fellow. xv. and required a first-rate TIP. TIP.' These words in plain English conveyed an injunction to ring the bell. Ibid. ma'am.Tinny. Storm Light was a great TIP for the Snailwell Stakes. T. Saddle and Afocassin. Not Such a Fool. They're A TIN-HORN LOT . 8. a 1898. Quarterly Review. subs. 846. and posts the same to his subscribers to guide their betting. It should be the first duty of consuls to keep the Foreign Office promptly supplied with every commercial ern .Did. 1891. specially recommended as a sound investment. subs. in racing= direct advice from owner or trainer. (common). Oliver Twist. The crowd of touts and TIPSTERS whose advertisements fill up the columns of the sporting press. whatever non-racing men may think. TIN-POT ( = mean) COMPANY. on'y fit to take their pleasure in a one-horse hearse. Standard. I shall have information of every dodge goin'. (common). 54. subs. HENRY SAMPSON [slang. 1838. from an emperor's ambition to a TIN-POT company bubble.]. Adj. DICKENS. 1885. etc. C.—An ironTIN-CLAD.—I. was the last year's winner of this plate. (Old Cant). BYRON. BRONTE. Nineteenth Century.—Generic for shoddy. and would give them THE STRAIGHT TIP. Ibid. TIPSTER]. phr. 1885. V. 1876. TINNY. . 1897. Mr Topham Sawyer MISSED His own TIP as well as his victim's. TINPOT.—A bell. but she looks such a TINKLER. Hence TIPSTER (see quot. 33. HARMAN. Scribes and subs. (common). . IN A TINPOT WAY = in poor or worthless fashion. 3 Oct. clad : cf. 1874) : also TIPPER. 1567. and thus] attained to the TYP. (HoTTEN). TI N -TA B. [FRENCH]. For the landlord had the pip. Field. (Dulwich College). THAT'S THE TIP '= That's the right thing ' . 1898. Landed at Last. I rumbled the TIP as a matter of course.—A fire . Bush Life.v. 65.. many ' touts ' whose information is valuable to even the ' best-informed ' writers.. [Harman speaks of having coaxed his friends the beggars. Tucka-Tucka's the place to breed good horses. Specifically an advice concerning betting or a Stock-Exchange speculation intended to benefit the recipient : THE STRAIGHT TIP =an absolute CERT (q. GRANT. stock. GOULD. A 6 turf ' agent who collects early and generally special information of the condition and racing capabilities of horses in the training districts. Pharisees.

Beaux' Stratagem.v. and GRosE). Remember how happy such benefactors made you . 1891. 1884. High Stakes. (2) to die . TO TIP A DADDLE (THE FIVES. .' . any gift of money. . Ibid. v. Tongue. Come on .." TIP up!' I repeated. I guess Drexel will know whether it's a TIP or not. give. You get your pocket-money regularly. 'Fork out.) of TIPPLE (q. Did he TIP handsomely? How much did he come down with ? 1772. 1727. This whole matter of TIPPING waiters. 2. etc. What money is better bestowed than that of a schoolboy's TIP? 1857. Felstedian. Harry Fludyer. to romance . And TIP lowr Town Traveller. Free Lance. 1853. get or lend money (see subs. 1854-5. TO TIP THE WINK= . was dabbing her curtseys in thankfulness for the large amount with which our hero had TIPPED her. ROWLANDS. i898.Tip. TO TIP THE TRAVELLER= to humbug. . xxiv. 132 Tip. and I know the Pater TIPPED you at Christmas. GISSING. Martin Mark-all (H.-Generic for doing : a verb of general application (HARMAN. TO TIP A SOCK = tO land a blow) TO TIP A SETTLER= to knock-out .)= to pay. RHINO. 1900. 3. THACKERAY. and you know how he met you once or twice and TIPPED you. (common). . No doubt he was jolly frightened when you spotted him. TO TIP A coPPER=to sky a coin. NeWCOMeS. and the Mater told me she gave you two pounds when you went back. and go off on the very first fine day and TIP your nephew at school. TO TIP THE LION =to flatten one's nose with the thumb and extend the mouth with the fingers (GROSE) . E. Siliad. [They] were pursued by their lady friends for TIPS as to what to buy or sell. 99. Then I. This job will TIP you one pound one. . 1901. 1610 and 1772). Club's Rept. Likewise TIPPERY =payment. an abbreviation (B. is a very marked manifestation of the poison of pauperism. with thy prat. 3. 3. BRADLEY. 2. 16 Jan. 3. xvi. sir. 4. 1877. and (2) to earn money (see quots. You kin take my TIP. D. TIP UP. To TIP OFF= to drink (B. xxiii. . 470. Verb. 1899. (old). BRASS. Also (loosely). 139. Vulg. HOTTEN). (Felsted School). -A gratuity . /Obi Si. in amazement. Teleg. 1610. 'Tis bought with TIPS to pay for quarts of beer. As verb TIP=(I) to give TIPS. money in acknowledgment of service rendered or expected. 39.. sense 2) . . Homer Burlesque.. Feb. July. 9 Feb. (colloquial). TO TIP TO ADAM TILER = to hand the swag to a confederate . Beggar's Ofiera. he's TIPPED a peg for each.-A draught of liquor . 49. 1707. iii.. 1885. and of waiters expecting to be TIPPED. E. FARQUHAR. GAY. 1874). TO TIP A YARN =to tell a story . GROSE. BRIDGES.' said the boy. there's some very respectable people in this place.(a) A false report . 1. Mrs Tester . Thus TO TIP THE LOUR (COLE. E. WHITEING. Smiffield. TIPS me the verger with half-a-crown. Little Ragamuffins. a vail : spec.). Lawyer Bob draws fakements up . Gasmen assume respect. Verdant Green. or THE GRIPES IN A TANGLE)= to shake hands (GRosE) . (b) a foolish blunder in translating. TO TIP A MISH =to put on a shirt . VAUX. GREENWOOD. 1890. 1874. 400.. . DUCANGE ANGLICUS. LYNCH. . Scribner's Mag. Others declare that those only who display beforehand the alluring TIP catch the porter's eye. B. Some one ventured to suggest that it was all a beastly TIP. TO TIP OFF =(I) to drink : see TIPPLE. which costs them dear.

. 1610. We TIPPED him OUR GRIPES in a tangle. PeMant. aha ! dost thou TIP ME THE TRAVELLER. ADDISON. TIP your Lour. BURNEY. 251. desire him not to go till he hears from me. Crew. TIP me THE CLANK like a climber mort. TO TIP A STAVE= to sing a song . to wink (as a sign of caution. Moral Essays. TO TIP THE VELVET= to tongue a woman (GRosE) . TO TIP THE LONG-'UN= to foraminate a woman . Flora. 'Egad. lend me a Shilling. and TIPPING THE WINK to every blackguard who parades the street. TIPS THE WINK before the cuckold's face.v. understanding. Tom and Jerry. 1837. 1778.xlix. TO TIP ONE'S BOOM oFF = to hurry away (nautical) . LYTTON. Fib. 1676. She TIPPED THE party such a dish of RED RAG as almost to create a riot in the street. Knock down the Men for resisting. TO TIP A moRAL = to give the straight . Random. Works.' When to see Luke's last jig we agreed.i. 86. Cheates. He 1821. told the company. c. x5. which word is vsed generally for things. BROWN. or Cole or I'll Mill ye. TO TIP THE LITTLE FINGER (Australian). I began to smell his character. And TIPT 'em all THE WINK it should. Ibid. SmOLLETT. Tom Crib. Greaves. TO TIP ALL NINE=to knock all the skittles down at once (GRosE) . WII. 622]. And TIPS us into the hole. 288. (1760-2). iii. she storms ! she raves ! You TIP THE WINK. TO TIP THE RED RAG = to scold . 3. Give me that thing. give your Pickpocket Money presently to your running Comrade. 1696. Cant. Taller. CIBBER. XlV. c. TIPPING Strap THE WINK. ii. Tip the Mish. TO TIP A STAVE= to sing . to drink .Tip. 1731-5. to say. 1 33 Tip. taking them aside. And our friends TIP him No COLE. No. give me the Shirt. my boy? 1772. xii. 1827. TIP the Cole to Adam Tiler. vi. 183.' said Mr Coverley. Venetia. Then. We'd TIP him THE FIVES fore his det.) .I. s. Rabelais. Sudden. 1780. and put out his tongue at his grandfather. 309. TO TIP A RISE = to befool. TO TIP A NOD = to recognise . Rod. TO TIP THE GRAmPus = to duck a man : 1709. 2. c. TIP the Culls a Sock. give me your Money or I'll kill ye. Hand us over three browns out of that 'ere tizzy . MOORE. The knowing bench had TI PPED her buzzer QUEER. . and TIP US THE HEAVY. 87. I shall give you a cooling in the watchhouse if you TIPS us any of YOUR JAW. (Landlord receives money and delivers orter. with as much as a penalty for sleeping on watch (nautical) .' For when that he bath nubbed us. TO TIP THE RAGS (or THE LEGS) A GALLOP (or THE DOUBLE)= to decamp (GRosE) . MOTTEUX. B. vi. c. POPE. the baronet has a mind to TIP us a touch of THE HEROICS this morning. 86. MALKIN. Vi. E. Anec. Ibid. 1XXXiii.' C. TiP me a Hog. 1823. But spare your censure : Silia does not drink. 1 now TIPP'D THE WINK. Prowling about in masquerade. 1704. . for they are sawcy. Noctes Ambrosiance. 1819. DISRAEI. ii. etc. c. EGAN. 1748. iv. and she as kindly returned it. She writes love letters to the youth in grace . and. 2. Warning for Housekeefiers. Ireland Sixty Years Ago. at her.SON. ROWLANDS. etc. TIPT THE WINK upon me. The quarrel being hushed. Nay. She 174[n. Martin Mark-all. 1692.. BRIDGES. Evelina lxxviii.. The pert jackanapes. Homer Burlesque. as TIP me that Cheate.) 1824. Sept. Gil Blas [ROUTLEDGE]. DRYDEN. d. TIP. my lad. Ti P THE captain one of your BROAD- SIDES. TIPP'D HIM a settler. Juvenal. etc. 'The Kilmainham Minit. there would be some picking . ii. Did. 37. Nestor their meaning understood. c. 1809. TIP him THE DEGAN. Nick Doubt TIPPED me THE WINK. of Turf. fake him through and through. Ibid. Sonnets for the Fancy [Boxana. . 33. He takes his chive and cuts us down. 1832. 1694. Panurge TIPPED THE WINK upon Epistemon and Friar John . 'Life and Death of the Darkman Budge. MONCRIEFF. Sir L.i.

which .. as soon as 'e said it. Case is Altered. and then they don't Mind TIPPING THE LOAVER. See HEMP (with all derivatives) and HORSE-COLLAR.). she'd light out and save me. ' Mornings at Bow In plain words he fairly TIPP'D EM THE DOUBLE. See Tip. the nun will soon at night TURN TII'PET .]. PLY(Irish). New English. . . xxix.v. (1899). FLETCHER. Amongst the romance words are] TURN HIS TIPPET.v. MAYHEW. Ibid. (old).Tipper 1838. SCOTT. . to be sent to Heaven wi' a ST JOHNSTONE'S TIPPET about my hause. that's all. phr. but .-On the point of speech . Ti P P E RA RY. subs. CLEMENS. In the Blood. Jack Shefifiard [1889]. . . he was vanished. To TURN TIPPET. His Book 6 TIP US YER BUNCH OF FIVES. phr. 1899. St Johnston) in the beginning of the Reformation. 4. SO Bill TIPS me THE WINK not to tumble to their lingo. subs. Artemus Ward.. MARSHALL. Ti P US A STAVE. John St. The peculiarity of [TIPPER] arises from its being brewed from brackish water. . (old). 1562. TIPPED Ross A WINK. LOWER [Century Diet.-'Two town lands. . Brought to Bay. 1 34 Tippet. in token of their willingness to be hanged if they flinched. Merry Devil of Edmonton [TEMPLE]. phr. iii. Jew of Malta. When the hangman had put on his HEMPEN TIPPET. 1899. Then it will be my lot . MOUTH-CLOAK. Huck. Street. 1900. 1839. DICKENS. z37. . one that for a face Would put down Vesta . It was ON THE TIP OF THE BOY'S TONGUE to relate what had followed . You must TURN TIPPET. i c. Martin Chuzzlewit. which is obtainable from one well only . was the beginning of a secret alliance. 1586. subs. Ye stand now As if y' had worried sheep. and truly. ST JOHNSTONE'S TIPI'ET . 2. MARLOWE. (old). WHITEING. 1901. Lab. 2. she is my own. q. A saint. TIPPERARY FORTUNE. Another Bridget. SAVAGE. TETBURY PORTION. Treasure Island. and all attempts to imitate the flavour have hitherto failed. . about to be said. old faker !' said Artemus Junior. 1862. TURNCOAT and TURN CAT-INTHE-PAN. 1876. AINSWORTH. Our jockey pal TIPPED US THE WINK TO denote that he'd done in the physic. . phr. If I could TIP her THE WINK. xxi. DICKENS. and 2.i600. he checked himself. 1881. q. s. 1816. The Frenchman. . If he don't TIP THE COLE without more ado. however. 1609. I takes that ale at night. HEvwooD. 1843 . give him a taste of the pump. verb. 1843. I TIPPED 'iM ONE ON THE SMELLER. v. . xxv. Century Diet. TIPPET. and discreetly. You TO TURN TIPPET! 1609. TIPPER. TIP my push THE WINK when you come up. 1884.. WRIGHT. d. 13. (old). iv.-I.-To change right-about : cf. And suddenly. said to be named from the wearing of halters about their necks by Protestant insurgents of Perth (formerly also called St John's Town. -A hangman's rope : also HEMPEN (ST JOHNSTONE'S or TYBURN) TIPPET. Well. JoNsoN. subs. vii. Stream's Town ( = cu NT. ON THE TIP OF THE TONGUE. . iii.v. (colloquial). Put on the shape of order and humanity. 20. Monsieur Thomas. EAlgrams [OLIPHANT . if I can but devise to quit her cleanly of the nunnery. Martin Chuzzlewit. Finn. 561. POMCS. Just by sweetening them. 21. Lend. 2.) and Ballinocack ( = ARSE-HOLE. said of Irish women without fortune' (GRosE): cf. If they draws the BRIGHTON TIPPER here. subs. he made such haste to his prayers as if he had had another cure to serue. . to be brief. 1851-61. . Old Mortality. 45. i. -A cudgel : cf. 158. STEVENSON.LAWYE R. A special brew of ale : named after Mr Thomas Tipper : also BRIGHTON TIPPER. TIPPET. 1897. WALKER.

Deific liquor which they call fiiot. 1834. [Shakspeare SOC. and GRosE) : also TIPLAGE and as verb. i. LATIMER. iv. FRANKLIN. She was in such a passion of tears. New Eng. Dia. drink their whole cups six glasses at a health.v. as I hard it tawld Quha weill cowld TIPPILL owt a can. 19. and TIPPLES verjuice. 1587. Ilikhzczvalker. Lines on Mermaid .5). [CAMDEN. TIPPLE (or Tip). 1611. If the head be well TIPPLED [Satan] gets in and makes the eyes wanton. Tip. or of any other disorder. 128. and other dissolute characters.v. Gamesters. . Also derivatives such as TIPPLING. BOOSY (q. (2) a drinking bout (B. ReMahtS (1843). A Tub of good TIP (for TIPPLE) a Cask of strong Drink. 133. 11. or TIPPLING. Ibid. Chester Myst. He sighs and TIPPLES. . ci. E.-I. TIPSIFY. Berlan. bowser. ADAMS. COTTON. 1 35 Tipp le. Piailleur . GRINDAL. a common TIPPLING HOUSE. Persius's Satires. TO SPOIL A TIP=t0 interrupt while drinking . . x. (16o8). 1655. IO. Ibid. etc.g. . TIPPLERS. 4.): also TIPPLED or TIPT (B. don't speak in my TIP. 4. TIPSINESS. E. The Scandinavian words are filly and the verb TIPPLE. s. and half TIPSIFY her with sal volatile. 48. they are as jovial as twenty beggars. MARMION. A peel'd slic'd onion eats. 1710. Midsummer's Night's Dream. 'sots who are continually sipping' (B. Virgil Travestie (1700). Rabelais. Walking the rounds was often neglected. Diet. d. TIPPLING-HOUSE. 193. Ibid.-Hold your tongue.]. each mother's son retired on board his own ship.Tipping. th' bottom o' the cellar . or TIPLAGE. Autobiog. 288.. iii. the tongue blasphemous and the hands ready to stab. or else I'm TIPSEY. 1633. Whence not a few colloquial usages : e. To reel the streets at noon. : 'a'most Drunk '). Crew. This inordinate TIPPLE-PITCHER (notwithstanding his own Gluttony and Ebriety) so very busy on Sunday in persecuting all TIPPLERS. 16i. Don't sfioil his TIP. 32. Both kind and TII'SIE lull'd themselves to Rest. jolly. 1693. 1583. Miss (with a glass in her hand). in time of Common Prayer. 1696. He's very merry. ay. 1450. 1821. ale-house keeper. SWIFT. Famous wine this-beautiful TIPPLE better than all your red fustian.. (old). or play at cards. 1653. madam . Rookzvood. Have ye TIPPLED drink more fine Than mine Host's Canary wine. CHATTERTON. DRYDEN. tavern-haunters . WARD. i. and (2) a publican (the original meaning) . i. They were but TIPPLERS. B. Such kind of men who lurked in TIPPLINGHOUSES. . I heard a voice within.] [Ency. . 48. SHAKSPEARE. Whil'st thou ly'st TII'PLED. your master's almost TIPT already. 1847-8. 1V. Beza. Works (1854 . 1770. ' to drink little and often. Queen E liz. Having often renewed their TIPPLINGS. Ibid. drunk. Why. a house of gaming. E. don't baulk his Draught. 1672. TIPPING.). TIPSY = fuddled. and GRosE) . i. ii. 138... and Century: Norw. 1520. HARMAR. Polite Cony. s. that they were obliged to send for Dr Floss. 1709. 185). No inn-keeper. TIPPLING with a slave . . victualler. [OLIPHANT. a fuddlecap. ix.. Tavern. Wyf of Auchternzuchty. Mr Neverout.i. An husband. TerralillUS.. d. (schools'). i. 1601. TIPPLER = (I) a toper . . Antiquary.v. iv. AINSWORTH. 1718. Drink . 11.'] C. -First- rate .. Rabelais. Works. drink.v. subs. 73. KEATS.. 1790. MOTTEUX. a TIPLER. 1592. 1555. II. d. Vanity Fair. such as keep ale-houses. 1615. 313. Cant. v. c. or other games. C. Satyr against Wine (Works. Revenge. 1694. Wait her and fill me out my TIPPLE. Antony and Cleo i. URQUHART. E. THACKERAY. bowls. ll. and most of the nights spent in TIPI'LING. The riot of the TIPSY Bachanals. COTGRAVE. tables. or TIPLER shall admit or suffer any person or persons in his house or backside to eat. ON THE TIPPLE= on the BOOZE (q. TIPSY-CAKE. 14' L ETC H ER.]. i. Scoffer Scoff?. Hist.

1886. and B. bully . v. first-rate . doubled . WHITEING. 12 Jan. a corker . That apparently innocuous beverage which has hitherto passed itself off as the teetotaller's TIPPLE. du Jan. those who sold the ale not those who drank it . muche. snoboye . with the TIP-TOP nobs. splendacious . chicard .. subs. I think.. scrumptious . Miscell. In TIP-TOP spirits. chic . While shop-boys. . epatarouflant .. cheery .. 'That suits us TIP-TOP. hunky . ENGLISH SYNONYMS. aux petits oignons .. GOLDSMITH. 58. (1886). What appeared amiss was ascribed to TIP-TOP quality breeding. asked to dine. pink . and call for S. 26 Dec. in 151h CenJuly. (Harrow). No little let-down for a cove that's been TIP-TOPPER in his time. 3 Mar.. TIP-Top. subs. right as ninepence . as good as they make it . pure quill . Eng. and at almost every manor court the TIPPLERS . true marmalade . tsing-tsing . 1900. London Misc. Abracadabrant . she herself is at the very TIP TOP Of it. bobbish . [WARNER: from a French master's peculiar English. 1885. 95. obeliscal . down to the ground .distilled . 1866. ripping . TIPTOP. ma'am. bona . bang up . ruisselant dinouisme . 621. grand'/argue (sailors') . D. first chop. clipping. splendiferous. he was drunk. frais (ironically) .' said the coxswain. slick . means the TIP-TOP— and nobody can get higher than that. chocnosof . 1888. 3. slap-up .—I.. Ibid. gambant . schpile . Century Mag. Still adulteration went on.1720. d. Field. 1874. chouettard . 1772.— The wealthy classes (BARTLETT). a daisy . 1891. creamy . superlifico (or superlificoquentieztx) = splendiferous . I've lost my bearings . THACKERAY. chic (or chicque). dossy . dean potato . High Stakes xxxii. which was very late. happily when he returned. John St. as ever chucked a stall. nunzero un .. cheneitre . koscnoff . out-andout . rup (or rupin) . rum . all there. and adv. Stake it. chicandard . subs. and (2) mathematics. mirobolant . to the knocker . xvii. sgoff . iii. The man was but TIPSIFIED when he went .Tippybobs. chocnosogue . Have robbed the till. to rights . iv. chocnoso . gamey .] . proper . nap . V ANBRUGH. FRENCH SYNONYMS. ELIOT. ix. 1766. clinking. Arithmetic. to the nines . farineux . boiler .plated . 203. 1849. choztettaud . Hog-garty Diamond. fizzing. trying TIP-TOP swells to be. crack. . real jam . 136 Tique. 1866. Vicar. cheesy . lummy . Won't speak to nobody. Burlesque Homer. fly . DENTON. hurf . A I. I promised to provide them with TIP-TOP shooting for one season. CARLYLE. xxxv. LYNCH. Felix Holt. 23 Jan. .. BRIDGES. 416. (American). above par . 1882. Teleg. in the highest degree : hence TIPTOPPER (GROSE). Several other TIP-TOPPERS being behind the pair. screaming . downy. As fly a bewer she were. crushing . chicancardo . up to Dick. tape. Everything that accomplishes a fine lady is practised . jonnick . 1899. all the way . . CAREW. They're of the very TIP-TOP breed. ma'am. Bible . That . plummy . about right . . aux pommes . a reg'lar TIP-TOP tam-tart. See also WHOPPER. ship-shape . . all brandy ..PrOVOked Husband. first-rate-and-a-half. 92. He was at the West End on Thursday. bath (or bate). at par . epatant . jammy . as good as wheat . 361. INT. used to know ' all the TIP-TOP fences—see ! TIQUE. Ti PPY BO es. were fined. chouette . about East . un peu fa. splash up . —The best . . You should see 'em goin' out o' Saturday nights. . 1. clean wheat . the cheese . adj. rooter . Siliad. 1857. bath aux pommes . Autobiog. (colloquial).

245]. STANYHURST. d. 6. phr. John St. Somerset's March. v. . LLOYD. I WOS BORN TIRED. -The female pudendum : see MONOSYLLABLE (BURNS).- 1874. Burlesque Homer. Poems [CHALNIERS. FARQUHAR. Nor of you either. TIRY 1611. 1594. I'll forswear keeping house. Also as in quot. PATTER. I grant ye. Eng. Hud. as to let every blockhead get up and ride for asking. (1718). 1774. . ii. My horse began to be so would not stirre one foote. BURNS.-An excuse for assumed apathy or genuine disinclination. TITS as any within twenty Swaggering .' . Prog. before I'll be in these TIRRITS and frights. Now mother. Works. 519. .F. 1621. 1709). . BURTON. 'Not that I'm scared at him. (Scots).Here's a goodly tumult . Court of Equity [MS. II. 183. Western Then getting ferocious. 1899.. JoNsoN. Vulg. TIRY. adj. pure ones. 39. Mounted on Gallopers and TITS. vii. subs. Cynthia's Revels. Ireland. Crudities. an' I don't seem ible to settle down to this 'ere ringyer-in in the mornin'. xxi. Ibid. New Eng. 197. subs. I wonder that any man is so mad. 376]. for if you do they'll harass her about from chamber to chamber . T1 RRIT.-Tired. . a young woman : cf. These little TITS of mine. The Poetry Professors. to come to see these rascally Turs play here. a smart little girl. (journalists'). Ibid. subs. and the 'ThER's rage.-To alarm. 1577 87. Helen's Rape [ARBER]. TIT. Avernus.' Tis a strange TIT. TIT. I must. Anat. TI RE. anything small : hence (I) = a small horse . - TIRED. iii. Can trot eleven miles an hour. in Brit. There is the Scandinavian TIT (equus). But what spurres need now for an untam'd TITT to be trotting. and ring-yer-out at night. Ind. Old Plays. Never trust any of your TITS into an inn of Court. CORYAT. FILLY and TITTER. 524. 4. that he d.. But now I'm weary of the trade .. . . it means something very small].Tire. . 1796.. (common). 267. 1694. phr. they are as willing degrees. TIRLY-WHIRLY. swashing (HALLIWELL). DENHAM. SHAKSPEARE. . 1706. 1707. a partition. Tongue. subs. T. perhaps a hot tail into the bargain. The Victualler's anger. TiSTY-TOSTY. TIT As thy predecessor d. 'TisER. Redly. BRowN. (old colloquial). GROSE. -Fright . Marriage. Wit and Science [DoDsLEv . 1548.. (American).V. DeSC. (c.' 1887. 'Pant. 1570. Aldan. Siliad. TIT. 123. Mus. xo. and (2) a girl . Poets.]. Chalt be a lively lad with HEY TISTY-TUST. T. I've been ten years his hackney jade. TITS. Tommy TIT. 1598. 92 [OLIPHANT. phr. Works. Ye wroucht a burly-burly in Jeanie Mitchell's TIRLY-WURLIE.. 1675. 'Nay. 33. . Each rider is so grave a dunce. D. As to our hearts.v ROBERTS. BRIDGES. The little wanton TIT .' Blowings. ii. I. Ibid. (old). . . The fact is . WH1TEING. A horse : a pretty little TIT. WARD. BORN TIRED. 17o4. he neither Trots nor Paces. (old colloquial). To follow thee for dainty Bit. -A cubicle . a smart lively little fellow. Rabelais. 1668. Being as worthy to sit On a nambling Dory. I've seen cow-boys. A vast virago or an ugly subs. 772. Beaux' Stratagem.. and send her home with . 1600. COTTON. x. I'm sure. verb. 307. iii. TISH. concubines. would both Home and Husband quit . and with bigger hats too-but they didn't TIRE me. . If he be broken accordinglie you shall haue a little TIT that will trauell a whole daie without anie bait. . Brisk English TITS can't long bear hacking. 1 37 Tit. adj. Not that thou art so willing a TIT neither. (schools and university). BARNEFIELD. ii. (old). 1. . . MOTTEUX. MoRt. terror.' 1785. Scofier Scoff? (1779). should the TITS get on for once. 'Spoken on the back of an Elephant. . s. 2 Henry IV.-Orig.The Morning Advertiser. bigger men than you.

to sowe discord and dissencion. that a fellow loses his heart before he knows it. COME TAT ME. . (1841). ). your TIT won't keep .Tit. She had no mynd that she shuld die. Also 'VARSITY TIT. but to suffer much and wink thereat. SWIFT. C. ii. . URQUHART. I. fryfullers. . 6. 1857-9.. 3. xlviii. PALMERSTON Hist.A flogging : also as verb. . TMVIL. your daughter will not preserve her virginity.' Hence. but . I'll arrive in time for dinner . (colloquial). DEKKER. 1653= the penis). -To spruce up .A small portion . to put finishing touches to one's toilet. TITIVATE verb.. The general gave him TIT FOR TAT. Regular as clockwork-breakfast at nine-dress and TITTIVATE a little. (venery). Ibid. i. TI T LEY. 151. 1772. TIT-BIT. 1598. TAP FOR TAP. TITCH. . Directions to Servants. 2. come throw a kiss at me-how is that ? Cap. Come TIT ME. 1607. See TITMOUSE. Dow. Northward Hoe. See Another [called it] her Cyprian sceptre. Sermons. 1836. and GRosE) . Clandestine Marriage.-Intoxi(HoTTEN). taverners. But with her prety TYTMOSE to encrece and multeply. 18 43. Bal. TIT FOR TIT. This is the right fencing grace. Let him with Nell play TIT FOR TAT. SHAKSPEARE.V. a jade.. Virginians. [?] Reliq. subs. (Christ's Hospital). Punch. 156o. cating liquor TITMOUSE. 1577. (old). and so part fair. xxiii. Doll.]. Well. HALL. THACKERAY. 117. Betsey ! You are right.-The female pudendum : see MONOSYLLABLE. Lex. BRIDGES. anything specially selected. 1841. I. DICKENS. her TALE. 136. f. BULLINGER.xxiii. (colloquial). typplers. The sneaking Whigs were helping themselves to all the fat TIT-BITS. . And trim her till I eat my hat. Own Times. I'll TITIVATE myself up. 1.HALIBURTON. 17. E. Burlesque Homer. TIT FOR TAT. . Rabelais. . The girls are all so TITIVATED off with false beauty. [It has been suggested that TITCH = tight breeches : a portmanteau word. (colloquial). Works. subs. (HALLiwELL). 4. subs. I have had my TIT-FOR-TAT with John Russell. and TITIVATE a bit. . 67. (common). Call in your black man.] 1542. And answered cocking first his hat. /hr. . TIT FOR TAT. and dash for dash. not to answer TIP FOR TAP. Thersytes. commonly called TITIVILS and tale tellers. 2. I know what kisses be. 1730. . By Gad. 1766. 1653. that his duty is . 2 Henry IV. and down to drawin'-room. 205. Hir corage was to have ado with alle . Also TIT and TITBIT (which last in quot. KEEP. 1859. 283. 1811. 'tant for tant (B. ii. I know not what your TITMEES and TAT-MEES are. Tynckers and tabberers. 43. . S. ---A generic re- proach: a knave . and I turned him out on Friday last. The Attache. Titmouse. [Tom Titivil in old moralities = the Devil. COLMAN and GARRICK. . 5. . TO GIVE TIT FOR TAT = to give as good as one gets. a morsel : whence TITBIT = a choice piece . 'a fine snack' (B. 1856. Let every young man be persuaded . I. The devill hymself . -A student of Durham University : in contempt. -Originally TAP FOR TAP (or TIP FOR TAP) = blow for blow . E. did apparell certain catchepoules and parasites. Mother. subs.. Antiq.] (Or TITTIVATE). turners and trumpers. V. 'an equivalent (GRosE) . Boz (' Mr John Douce '). . Henry VI.4. 1. (Durham : local). 28 [WCARTHY. my lord . V. 138 S. TYTTYFYLLES. my girl.

. 2].. You must be TITTLE TATTLING before all our guests. 18 Oct. CHATTERTON. ArmisoN. The men do all the TITTLE-TATTLE duties. St Ronan's Well. the Dear mes ' and Oh laas ' of the TITUPPING misses. 0. 1709-x r. Nor hear thy idle TITTLETATTLE. Dame Polupragma. subs. 4. .i.--` One reeling and ready to fall at the least touch : also the childish amusement of riding upon the two ends of a plank. (GRosE). Resignation. subs. and (2) shaky. Arcadia. Walked his managed mule. TITTLETATTLES Impertinent d. xiii. You are full in your TITTLE-TATTLINGS of Cupid. WARD. ti. a gossip. HENLEY. subs. it. URQUHART. SCOTT. . I..A foolish blab. . COOMBE. x86. As verb. 180. 212. .Titter. 9. Villon's Good You flymy TITTERS full of flam. 1653. 890. Citizens in Crowds. . . 157. I cannot TITTER. 1675. . Burlesque on Burlesque (1770). gay. or win a Battel. 1604. 1887. TITTLE-TATTLE. 103. (common). frisky . BROWN. 1809. and Hunters . (old). and (2) a chatterbox. Hud. MALKIN.r7o4 . poised upon the prop underneath its centre . who have no other variety in their discourse but that of talking slower or faster. i. 336.1704. and cannot TITTLE TATTLE. T. 1592. . 113. LYLY. 1825. [AsErroN. called also a see-saw. Also proverbial saying. . It would be endless to notice . gossip TITTLETATTLE Suffers her tongue let loose at randome. The parchment whereon he wrote the TITTLE-TATTLE of two young mangy whores. 'A gentle hand-gallop or canter' (GRosE). I had been pestered with all the TITTLE-TATTLE of the town about this fellow. Could storm a Town. SIDNEY. all upon the TITTUP. Ring and Book. 292. Poets. Give all the facts and none of the TITTLETATTLE. upon Pads. Gil Blas [RouTLEDGE]. [HorrEN 'a tramp's term. 31. 6. SKELToN [CHALmERs. The TITTLE-TATTLE town. COTTON. 1633. subs. Did you ever see such a little TITUPPY thing in your life? There is not a sound piece of iron about it. the procession through. Syntax. 1. 177. Hence TITTLE=to gossip. AUSTEN. 1580. (Old Cant). ix. subs. 1868-9. 2. phr. 1529. SHAKSPEARE. ii.1704. Hackneys. come. TITTER-TATTER. 84].' TITTLE-GOOSE.-A girl (GRosE) : cf. could not . ii. V. Eng. Hence TITUPPING (or TuruPPY)= (I ) lively. BROME. BROWN. Antipodes. iv. give the goose more hay. prattle. I hear you kept the poor TITMOUSE under such slavish subjection. E. Works. Works. I played with him [Philip Sparow] TITTEL TATTEL And fed him with my spattell.' d. Without a TITTUP. Chatter . sir. For if bifarious TITTLE TATTLE. (old). I616. . Redly. I. d. BROWNING. c. Academy. TATTLER and TITTLE-TATTLING. ii. ticklish. you know I am a barber. Come. 'foolish impertinent talk' (B. and the oaths of the pantalooned or buckskinn'd beaux. 1705. Winter's Tale. S. come . 1818. to be brother-sterling with you.]. 1820. TITTLE TATTLE. r. The daily TITTLE-TATTLE of the court. I am one Of those whose tongues are sweld in silence. Queen Anne. 'women's talk' (GRosE) . E. TITTUP (Or TITUP). phr. Taller. 4. Rabelais. Times' Whistle [E. The merry subject of every tavern TITTLETATTLE. 1770. 1 39 Tittup. that a peer of the realm . scandal . Northanger Abbey. Midas.'] Night stay to prattle. 1. d. TIT.) .

There's an old 'oman .—A roaring boy . . . TOAD. subs. (q. —A sixpence : see RHINO (GROSE). thou coveteous niggard . phr. (common). but one can not really care for such a little TOAD as that. Court and Times James I.g. Caxtons. 3. 73.— The female pudendum: see MONOSYLLABLE. Also TOADLING. and (2) a jocular address : e. . TOADS. TIVY. see 1725. . celestial geneva. A term of Roaring boyes. probably so called because it makes persons merry. (old). Taxes in England. TITTERY. BRONTA. TO. (old). (hunting). Gin . 1630. —Tityre prep. Thus THAT'S THE TITTUP = that's the thing .. etc. a MOHAWK (q.)! 1669. Jane Eyre. Sept.Tittery. we mount and we fly. iii. Some of the TiTvRE-Tu's.v. The boiler . COMfikate DiStille. GIFFORD [Note on FORD'S Sun's Darling-. 2. BRIDGES.' Slick little I tu patulce recubans. 1847. Eng. TITTERY. II. to Sir Simeon Steward.' No noise of late-spawned TITTYRIES. passed through the main building . 1823. iv. S. TIVY Anat. iv. . 1858. . and TITTER. subs. (colloquial). 140 TIZZY. i. THE CORRECT TITTUP= the correct thing. 'He lives TO Boston. Barlesque Homer. Works [NAREs]. Melan. MONKEY. [DOWELL.). royal geneva. TIVY. In a bright moonshine while winds whistle loud. 203. sold under the names of double geneva. . and slyness. Thou discontented wretch. [OLIPHANT. JOHNSON [D'ARBLAY. TUES. in (of places) : thus I shall be TO hum' (home). . [Century : In some fanciful allusion to the first line of the first Eclogue of Virgil. and formerly sold by a head porter named Poole). TITYRE. — TANTIVY DRYDEN. . Tom and Jerry. Toad. ROGUE. . ii. 1. 1826. i. Tyrannick Love. TIZZY-TICK ( Harrow)= an order on a tradesman to the extent of 6d. gentlemen form themselves into a club bearing the name of TITYRE TU these rioters kept the name until the Restoration]. (old). laugh.). . HALIBURTON. Ii.V. 'New Year's Gift .—r. TITTERY-TU 1849. (or TITYRE-TU). subs. G. (venery). . BAILEY. a street-ruffian . and rough-hewd HERRICK. SMITH..v. — The THING (q. 1647-8. a nickname for the liquor called geneva. 1731. 133]. not long after the appearance of this drama (1624). If she were a nice pretty child one might compassionate her forlornness. d. New Eng.—Gin : WHITE SATIN and DRINKS. Hand us over three browns out of that 'ere TIZZY.. subs. although men were TO work on each side of where the boiler passed.] 1616-25. without injuring the workmen there.v. 1774. (American : vulgar).. who will show you all that's worth seeing—the walks and the big cascade—for a TIZZY. contempt . appear to have been brought before the Council. and pretending to know nothing never took me in . etc. TAYLOR. 103]. I always knew you for a TOADLING. LYTTON. BURTON. Diary. iii. Hesperides. . Your shyness. a day. I have forgot what learnt TO night-school. 1621. Diet. Sam [BARTLETT]. MONCRIEFF. TM.POOLE (WINCHESTER)= a fives ball (costing 6d. subs. . . thou ambitious and swelling TOAD. Adv. (or TivvY). Hence TIZZY . iEneas swore it was not fair One man should box with such a pair Of ill-look'd 1779.— At . . I. Rome Sentinel. Young 1837. v. TITTERY . . ' You little TOAD' : cf.

the opposite of one who isfroward. — 1.): Fr. 1572. d. SOAPY (q. the TOADEATING. How these tabbies love to be TOADIED. and to be scolded. 141 Toast.—A coarse peasantwoman. 2. (GRosE and BEE) TOAD-EATER. he never could have produced so excellent a book. Little Brother. 20. Resolves. FELTHAM. phr. cause. organized — base man-and-mammon worship.v. the standing butt. (American). VU/g. II. GROSE. friendly. subs.v. (old colloquial : now recognised).).Toady. a corruption of towardly. the inquisitiveness. W. instituted by command of law : snobbishness.. 1884..v. 1843. ' His purse is made of TOAD'S SKIN' (of a covetous person : RAY). . . I am retired hither like an old summer dowager . TOAD-STICKER. subs. Don't you know what a TOADSKIN iS ? ' said Billy. TOAST. Hence as verb (or TOAD-EATING) =to do dirty or 'reptile' service. in a great family. What magic wand was it whose touch made the TOADYING servility of the land start up the real demon that it was ? 2.v. A poor female relation. 1785. Spirit of DesPotism. and humble companion or reduced gentlewoman. SARAH FIELDING. TOADSKIN.] d. i. 1867. 135. avaler des couleuvres.). 52. TOADYISM. PHRASES. V. 1802. TOADY. FLUNKEY[SMYTH-PALMER : ISM (q. The tutors TOADIED him.). drawing a dingy five-cent stamp from his pocket. the effrontery. in a word. Originally. blandiloquent . KNOX. As full of money as a TOAD is of feathers' = penniless (GRosE) . to please and humour their patrons. Lord Edgcumbe's [place] . 13. . A corrupted court formed of miscreant TOAD-EATERS. Eng. subsequently (2) any person. 1742. David Simple. TOAD-EATER. TOADY =quiet. the insensibility to all reproof. She sits like a on a chopping block' (of a TOAD horsewoman with a bad seat) . As much need of it as a TOAD of a side-pocket '=no need at all .—A servile dependant. originally TO BE TOADY. . with TOAD-EATER . Boys are not all TOADIES in the morning of life . Vice is of such a TOADY complexion that she naturally teaches the soul to hate her. 1744 and 1785. perverse : but see quots. 1628. Like a TOAD under a harrow '= on the rack.). . it is built on a sup- subs. a LICKSPITTLE (q. WALPOLE. Tongue. . or thing to which success is drunk . . — A sword [BARTLETT : almost universal during the war' (1861-5)]. MACAULAY [BOSWELL'S JohnWithout the officiousness. . TOADY has perhaps nothing to do AS A ToAD)= repulsive.v. in order to show his master's skill in expelling poison . Ibid iii. As adj. (old). —See quot. Book of Snobs. position that people who are so unhappy as to be in a state of dependence are forced to do the most nauseous things that can be thought on. . obliging.v. TUFT-HUNTING (q. Poor Gentleman. i. tractable. on whom all kinds of practical jokes are played off.e.' PHRASE. i.v. a lady pledged in drinking . S. LUDLOW. . only that I have no TOAD-EATER to take the air with me . 1848. Ibid. stubborn. is destined to Harry Vane. subs. Speeches.) . Pulteney's TOAD-EATER. C. to lay it on THICK (q. COLMAN. TOAD-EATER . It is a metaphor taken from a mountebank's boy eating toads. 186. to fawn. PHILLIPS.). (American). . HATEFUL or UGLY son]. ii. 1744. The fellows in hall paid him great clumsy compliments. (TOADYISH. Also a BUM-SUCKER (q. TOADYISM (or TOAD-EATING)= servile adulation or service. SNOBBERY (q. officiously attentive : in prov. 'Here's one. Letters. and all ill-humours vented. v. THACKERAY. (Scots).

Yesterday it was entered on the record that the court took judicial cognizance of a quaint and pleasing modern phrase. E. iv. What hidden charms to boast. 1673. SHERIDAN. or a discarded TOAST. iii. all the guests standing. LESTRANGE. TOAST TOASTING. (American). 1896. John Ford- 'It's my night. (1677). 64. or TOAST fellows. 3. A gay fellow. Quevedo (1678). and drank her health in the company. That all mankind for her should die Whilst I am scarce a Five deep he TOAST! Ibid. For Hervey the first wit she cannot be. They discovered what it was to be HAD ON TOAST. TOASTS the lowering lasses. Also (Scots) TOSS. ii. Voyage to Ireland. 1725. Cornered . BURKE. (cornmon). and as verb (B..' Betray. FARJEON. there comes in my host. Beaux's Strata- gem. 2. Taller. 1886. James's Gazette. 1885. 1796. One Way of d. d. Poems (GLonE). Ibid. New Eng. iv. BURNS. 1777. COTTON. St. 1696. (3) a call to drink. The judges in the High Court are always learning some new thing. (old). Wit without 2. PRIOR. BUTLER. iii. NO. c. None but such TOASTS-AND-BUTTER Way of World. Let the TOAST pass-Drink to the lass. Co. 95. . 1900. I'll warrant she'll prove an excuse for the glass. proposed by Dr. 1709. What has she better. 1668. 22. The gentleman has . 6 Nov. offered to jump in.. More censorious than a decayed beauty. CONGREVE. ham.v. 1o.Toast. 306. These insect reptiles while they go on caballing and with disgust. winning the love of ladies is said to be] swallowing TOASTS of bits of ribbon . who has ever since been called a TOAST. SHAKSPEARE. 'Didn't I tell yer ? I've got 'im ON 288. and (4) the act of drinking. When having half din'd. DONE (q. than I.).. ON TOAST. swindled . 1614. 104. . half fuddled. This whim gave foundation to the present honour which is done to the lady we mention in our liquors. To drink healths. E.-A toper : see LUSHAlso TOAST AND BUTTER: in contempt. Bowbell suckers. Tim of the Emperor.. A celebrated beauty was in the Cross-Bath. 1. Female Phaeton. cruel Richmond. 243. Crew. was received with enthusiasm. CIBBER. 254..] Her 1710. My bonie sel' The TOSS of Ecclefechan. and one of her admirers took a glass of the water in which the fair one stood. Ibid. Stalky 67. They love young TOASTS AND BUTTER. 1708. [TOAST was soon to stand for a lady]. S. Stephan. TOASTER = the proposer of another's health. etc.V. INGTON. YOUNG. TOAST. 5. Tat ler. pray. Who TOSTS now? Who Christens the Health ? An old TOST. A catholic good and a rare drunken TOAST. 1 42 Toast. 4 June. Hutlibras [OLIPHANT. and swore. with hearts in their bellies no bigger than pins' heads. B. -Nicely served : of food. KIPLING. FARQUHAR. [A lady's reputation is said to be the common TOAST of every public table.. Hence TOP-TOAST = a reigning belle : cj: TOP (=leading) LADY . Mason turned white with joy. vi.-I. He thought he had US all ON TOAST. C.. he would have the TOAST. Love of Fame.' I sed. 1598. 7 Sept. and GRosE). though he liked not the liquor. 2. 24. . Citron. eldest daughter was within half-a-year of being a TOAST. Careless Husband. a pert pleasant old Fellow. 1797. Nor. 1700. [Abridged. Money.] 1707. TOST. STEELE. when every OLD TOAST shall be calling me Old Acquaintance. Cant. adv. phr. 2. I Henry IV. Schoolfor Scandal. iii. iv. Burlesque upon Burlesque. Petition of Unitarians. TOASTED your health. iii. 1704. FLETCHER. How often must I be put to the Blush too. 1663-4. in. Diet. the first TOAST for thee. Chameleon. A Toss-pot and a drunken TOAST. only fill us D. to name or begin a new Health.

you know. or his TOASTINGFORK. AINSWORTH. THE TOBY applies exclusively to robbing Tom Brown at Oxford. 3. drinking and TOBACCONING as freely as if it [the Cathedral] had turned alehouse. . HUGHES. All the most fashionable prigs. 1861. way robbery (see quot. though it is common to distinguish the former by the title of HIGH-TOBY. 3. .' said Durrington. Vulg. SHAKSPEARE.MAN) = a road thief. To compare with the game of HIGH TOBV . . A . phr. THACKERAY.—I. coolly. but such (I must tell you)are no base TOBACCHIANS : for this manner of taking the fume. 2. when I saw the game was over. Musketeers. adj. Ibid. my brave boys. (artists'). LOWTOBYMAN =a footpad . . — A sword (GRosE): also CHEESE-TOASTER (q. iv.V. to secure our TOBY. Maker of Nations. Virgil Travestie That Fame and Honour she may go by. 1834. waiting for the major's return. SYLVESTER. Also TOBACCONING Believe me. 1849-50. One of the officers drew his sword . 1596. GROSE. very good for us cheap TOBACCANALIANS. And let iEneas firk her TOBY. 1893. (venery). THE TOBY (TOBYLAY or ToBv-coNcERN)=high- COTTON. Whence HIGH-TOBY = a main road .. Barnaby Ruclge. on horseback . See To BY PIPE. (or -IRON). xli. xxii. my dear. 57. 1621. the highway. THACKERAY. (Old Cant). it was all up. (common). .— A drinking jug or mug : usually a grotesque figure of an old man in a three-cornered hat. You may observe how idle and 411. That you shall think the devil is come from hell. ix. 1615. 95. Tobacco Battered. VENNER. and DONE FOR A TOBY = convicted for highway robbery. 1854-5. LYTTON. TO TOBY = to rob on the highway . — Warmly tinted. (military). subs. or TOBY-MEN. jug of well-browned clay. DICKENS. until the death of my dear friend Zumalcarreguy. A simpleton (HALL1WELL). Put up thy sword betime . 1656. iv.Toasting-fork. S. and hung up my TOASTING-IRON. Hard Measure [Century]. TOASTY.v. (1770. the practice of footpad robbery being properly called the spice. Or I'll so maul you and your TOASTING-IRON. 1678. HIGHTOBYMAN = a mounted highwayman. 1830. subs. . 2. BOOTHBY. they suppose to bee generous. (old). 4. I served in Spain with the king's troops. We get very good cigars for a bajoccho and a half—that is. 29 Jan. NeWCOMeS. phr. 'You can put up that TOASTINGFORK. and the latter of LOW-TOBY. TOASTING-FORK 143 Toby-trot. sought to get him into their set. that cannot travell without a tobacco pipe at their mouth . HALL. =smoking. TOBY-TROT.' Treat.' This TOBY was the brown jug. 1785. TOBY-GILL (or TOBY . No rapture can equal the TOBY-MAN'S joys.—A pitch for a travelling show.— K . gypsy TOBER= road. S. 1840. (or To B E R). Standard. 1785). We have to be out in the road early. d. there is not a game. subs. TOBACCANALIAN (TOBACCON ER or TO BACC H IAN). fashioned into the form of an old gentleman. Tongue. Tobacco (1637). foolish they are.—The female pudendum : see MONOSYLLABLE.— A smoker. subs.V.). Cf. Penelennis. 'Put TOBY this way. XXV. Rookwood (1884). You are a capital fellow . If I had given him time to get at his other pistol. (old : eighteenth century). Paul Clifford. the bravest and truest gill that ever took to THE ToBv. King John. 1900. The road . (showmen's).

say Mister Ward is as Jenial a feller as we ever met. rumTODDY. etc. . —A muddler. . TODDLE. Musa Pedestris (1896). 1829. .—A GROG-BLOSSOM (q. GROSE. — A walk. drawn his ticker. 1901. subs. Maid of Sker. taking their TODS after a run. WINTH ROP. I. (colloquial). as whiskey-TODDY. BI. 1785. Ibid. Janet's Reftentance. water. One of the children . . 1862. Her daily little TODDLE through the town. —Chastisement : hence TO GIVE TOCO = to thrash. tat 74]. And the bits o' weans that come TODDLING to play wi' me. Selleridge's was full of fire-company boys. Ef your peple take their TODS. TODDLE about. Tom Brown's SchoolThe school leaders come up furious. Referee. rum. Children who are accomplished shop-lifters and liars almost as soon as they can TODDLE and speak. gin-TODDY. subs. xvi.—A drink . JOHNSON [BOSWELL. So ter-morrer me and Joe. my mate. I should like . HUGHES.. . but stagging the traps he TODDLED. why he has caught Toco. WALKER. live mostly on milk and be taken care of by Mrs. and Mrs. 'Arry Ballads. Vulg. Turf. 1856. sugar. v. 82.). See BAKER. (1862). . For I'd prigged his reader. .' 1861. BEE.. I stops a bit : then TODDLED quicker. . Hundreds of tiny TODDLES in their white pinnies . To-DAY. has TODDLED Out of the little end of the horn. xv. a saunter : also as verb (or TO DO A TODDLE)= (I) to be off (GRosE). xiv. 1783. phr. a 'toddy. . 107. was TODDLING by her side.V. the juice of the cocoa tree . Pall Mall Gaz. Crewe used to let me play about in their garden. Newcomes. (1827). Vidocq's Memoirs. 3 July. Artemus Ward: His Book (1899). i. mon). S. now generic for a hot drink of any kind of spirits. . s. 1857. subs.— Originally. He liked his TODS too well. Pki/z:A. The great Trek' . 2.ACKMORE. a RUM-BUD (q. Turf. TODDY. 9. Diet. (com- 1816.. Randall's Scrafi Book. v. Ibid. A few tolerable TODDLEKIN s in the intermediate cabins. days. (GRosE and BEE). TOCO. ELIOT. When a reglar Primroser gits TOKO. Cecil Dreeme. To DDY-BLOSSOM. xliv.—Stodge : as verb =to smash . . and (2) to totter along : as an invalid or child. Queen. . The cove was touting. TRoLLoRE. What did the little thing do but . She was just about to TODDLE to the ginspinners for the ould folks and lisp out for a quartern of Max. SCOTT. Boswell. THACK ERAY. TODDLE .v. 37. 1862. afterwards. 1855.).v. to have a cottage in your park. and administer Toco to the wretched fags. 19ox. Orley Farm. TODDY-STICK. subs. however. (provincial). were dancing together to a piano-organ. MILLIKEN. (American). 1885. one wonders wot next there will come.Taco. Blackee gets a whip about his back. 144 Todge. 113. and nutmeg . to pulp (GRosE). Anec. Toco (or Tom)). .v. In the Blood. 179. 14 Ap. 1891. . 1823. 2. do a little TODDLE round arter we see the lights go out. 1893. Oft may we hear thy cheerful footsteps sound. 1872. 1823. subs. (common). set off in the bravest TODDLE. EGAN. Antiquary. And see us TODDLE in with heart elate. phr. 26 Sept. Hence TODDLES (TODDLEKINS Or LITTLE TODDLER)=ail endearment to a little child. Ibid. subs. 'On the Prigging Lay' [FARMER. (common). TOD. subs. When I was a little TODDLE Mr. . Tongue. If. Life. TODGE.

Ring. . Music Hall Song-. What's here TO Do? Father ! A man with her ! . I only hope that he will S0011 TURN UP HIS TOES was the wrathful speculator's adjuration. and (4) to border on. Hence TOFFER = a fashionable whore .' 1695. Several arbalestriers TURNED THEIR TOES UP. showy. Then more meadow-land . It was that brute A— who TO-FITTI-ED me last night . PHRASES. 1835. Tenztle Bar. (common). Truth (Sydney). . (Winchester : obsolete). 'As in prwsenti perfectum format in avi ' . TO FIT-TI.. and then the little grey school-house itself TOEING the highway. phr. BROWNING. TOEY. ' I'll TOE your bum for you.g. a flashtail . (3) to come up to one's obligations . and to-day the word in the form Of TOE-RAGGER has spread thoughout the whole of the South Seas. subs.' 2. . 538. a TOFF (q. to be fully prepared for a struggle or contest . 0 the I.RAGGER. 1868. a man of grit. subs. 'What a TO-DO is here ! ' would he say .—A term of contempt : cf. EVELYN. Moll .—I. TOFFICKY = dressy. . The next day there was another visit to Doctors' Commons. Verdant Green. vii. The customary 'flapper-shaking' before TOEING THE SCRATCH for business. Cloister and Hearth . He could not turn about Nor take a step i' the case. TO TREAD ON ONE'S TOES=(I) to vex .) : cf: TOFT and TUFT. cunningly turning up the bedclothes at the foot.): TOFFISHNESS= SIDE (q. 1868-9.). DANA. (Australian).v. Pe/Sac/ton. READE. Romance of Seven Sag -es 73]. Before Mast. (colloquial). 1896.Nov. running the noose up tight. . phr.` The Shoreditch TOFF ' [ Title]. subs. 1900. xxiv.g. Let me explain . iv. c. (2)=a superior. . subs. He was a man to TOE THE MARK. (Australian).— Ado .TI E.To-do.v. . verb (common). it is nothing more or less than the commencement of a line in the old. 1 45 • Toff. subs. and pulling till the victim followed the direction of the string from the pain getting farther out of bed. . Pickwick. a fop. To TURN UP THE TOES= to die : see HOP THE TWIG.' in reference to verbs of the third conjugation transferred from the similarity of sound to the schoolboy's toe . . xxiv. and a great To-Do with an attesting ostler. (2) . II. Make moche TO DONE. SAVAGE. To E. —See quot. and (2) to interfere. 188i. 1675. and fail to TREAD ON SOME ONE'S TOES.v. 12 Jan. familiar. . GRITTY (q. Fr. or THE SCRATCH) = ( I) to stand at attention (or at the start) . or slave. TO. The old whalers on the Maoriland coast in their anger called each other TOERIGGERS. 1330. To kick : e. a_faire faire). To E. 130. TO EY. . iv. and nearer the floor till released. who goes about the streets at night trying to pick up TOFFS. The bushie's favourite term of opprobrium a toe-ragger ' is Maori. . Brought to Bay. —I. it consisted in tying a running noose on a piece of string. TOE.and Book. Felstedian.) : a New South Wales localism. Diary. and to make every one else step up to it. Love for Love. . CONGREVE. 244. . ARTHUR LLOYD. I. 1861. BuRRouGHs. 1868.v. 84. (colloquial). a commotion • a / set-out : cf. a fuss . . BRADLEY. [WEBER. . A gentleman. 9. phr. 1857. 1837. 0 you young harlotry. TOFF. —A swell .DO.—To reach or touch) with the toes : e. The nastiest term of contempt was tua rika rika. 22 Mar. TO TOE A LINE (A MARK. a SWELL (q. . xiv. I can lie in straw with as much satisfaction.FIT. putting it round the big toe of an unconscious sleeper. DICKENS. . Hi. 188I.

Norte A'rthure [E.v. For want of their Casters and TOGEMANS. and supposing the TOFFS of Pall-mall come along. (HoTTEN). 27. 1465-70. .T. . [Latin. WYNDHAM.v. 5. E. I never can be. 1823. Ibid. 1883. i. Now I'll die like a TOFF. subs. supra . thy nabchet and TOGMAN. MARSHALL. SHAKSPEARE. under an inch thick would be regarded with contempt . according to their appearance. but I can remember the dandy. TOGGER. ro Feb. 1820.V.]. 3. Vulg. 1785. and TOFF. 'Foot sugar. 1st Folio = tongue. Vidocq's Song.E. TEA-FIGHT. . Of course. a covering. TOGGED OUT= carefully dressed . I. GROSE. perhaps with an uncomfortable suspicion . .Toffee-scramble. my boy. May. .. or equipped . Such appellations as or Dandy Jones. 105. 1873. See TOGMAN. . infra . B. (1869). lit. You're a TOFF. 4. of the detestable ways of gentility. 1879..-` A showy individual. . They are said to be well or queerly TOGGED. This ToGGERv will never fit-you must have a new rig-out. Nim. 1897. 'Tis a RUMTOGEMANS. TOGGERY= (I) clothes : see TOGS. TOFF. 16 Sep. LONG-TOGS (nautical)= shore clothes . (schoolboys'). TOFFS took a fancy 3 Queen's Service. 85]. D. Over six thousand of us.) = clothes : see TOGGERY. 122. I. etc. WHITEING. Telegraish. S. toga = a mantle . Next slipt off his bottom clo'ing.T. 83.. TOGED (or TOGGED)= cloaked. If the for chewing a stror or a twig . other editions subs. 1901. Slices . . stone-broke--that's what you are . MUFFIN-CIRCUS. E. 'tis a good Camlet-Cloak. 1696. HARMAN. The ToGED consuls [in 1st quarto : other editions =tongued]. B. . He was always TOGGED OUT TO THE NINES. . BUN-WORRY. 1567. or TOG). TUFT See TORPID. Caveat [E.i. Cant. GREENWOOD. s. TOGGY. (Old Cant).. (Loud cheers. 4. S. . (161o). TOGEMANS. TOFT. belongings . WALKER.V. 1901.. to equip. UPPER TOG (or UPPER TOGGER) = an overcoat. Gladstone's an old TOFF '). . TOGEMAN . He held out his wrists to be handcuffed. Diet. (1903). lanus. Othello.. Ibid. togated. equipment. Ponies. 1899. Tongue. London Mag. 5.S. and a voice. gowned. (2) harness. J Also TOGS (p . GROSE. 2]. r8rr. Alle with taghte mene and towne in ToGERs fulle ryche. . TOG. 178.. welcome to them. Why in this woolvish TOGE should I stand here ? [a modern reading . In the Blood. 201. Nim a TOGEMAN-to steal a cloak. who was superseded by the count. John St. full-rigged . As verb=to dress. News. ii.. And his ginger head topper gay.' 'What do you do with it-make it into a poultice?' ' Rats didn't you ever have a TOFFEE SCRAMBLE? ' =gown]. Cori°. TOFFEE-SCRAMBLE. . and exclaimed. s. and ( Tufts) LONG TOG. Pall Mall would be jolly soon gay. HOTTEN) : sometimes TOGGER. 379. BEE. 25. . a cloak. -A coat. I ain't no class for you. xxviii. and other varieties of the swell. . subs. there'll be loafers . 'I've lived here for six weeks like a old man. 1 46 Togman. I mean genuine out-ofworks. Crew. . (or TOGS). TOGGED UP TO THE NINES = dressed TO KILL (q. MONCRIEFF.' Smith' 1899. .). TOGMAN (TOGE. . to clothe.' Ibid. TOG c. 6. He [a coster) calls it TOFFISHNESS. Tom and Jerry. c. . SUNDAY TOGS = best clothes . 1602. phr. Troddles. SALA [Illust. Strange Com- pany. I toure the strummel upon Ibid. . Then his other TOGGERY stowing . 25. 1902. E. a gown (HARMAN. Fops flourished before my time. . Land.Toffee-making : cf. Punch. 46.. a swell': cf. 21 Ap. TOFF 248. (3) worn-out clothes (HALLIWELL) . the TOFF.' said Jack Oswald.

In London many female servants seldom remain long in one situation . Two . 62. v. . Ponies. . She's a dress-woman . St. 1825. Little Tour. My TOGS being in keeping with this nobby place. Julian sported his . . [Properly a tradesman's 'small change. SKELTON. I . Maid of Sker. SAVAGE.-Generic for food . 150. .' TOHENO See Toco. 1. 1901. Tol. . . (venery). 1869. vii. English TOGS. had forgotten to eat what in prison slang is called his TOKE or chuck. ToKO. 1900. 8. 1837. and SO were the rest. . . Prepared to toddle swift away. 1851-61. E. superfine cloth and the heavy swell cut. 492. and straw hat. Before Mast. He was TOGGED in his best. 130. half a haddock. . 1 47 TOKE. Verb (The Leys School). and Land. venereal disease : e. and id. subs. He'd have met with a highly significant sneer. Romwold. TOL. xvi. 368.Toheno. And fell so wyde open That one myght see her TOKEN . I took no LONG TOGS with me .] Also TOMFOOL'S TOKEN= money (B. DANA. -Very nice. adj.-Lot of stock . Some prisoner who . 1879. GRUB (q. . E. MARSHALL. What did I do but go to church with all my topmost TOGS. SELBY. xx. GREENWOOD. Lab. 1823. ri. Night in a Workhouse. SCOTT.'] cherries at 4d. Your suit of TOGGERY ain't a very flash 'un. When the show was shut. 1835. (old). i. couer thy shap.). . MARSHALL. (187 ). blue jacket. and make the most of their faces. . TO a coffee-house he hied.. .-To LOAF (q. 3. one . WHITE1NG. THOR FREDUR. just long enough to get TOGGED and fed up. I took these TOGS to pawn. John St.-The plague (B. E. And consumed some unkind Mocha.v. The female pudendum : see MONOSYLLABLE. a pound ? .. sits down to my TOKE and pipe. 1900. BLACKMORE. Oliver Twist. 1898.-A farthing : hence a small standard of value (B. DICKENS. See BULLOCK'S HEART. Poor. d. iv. Said Elynour Rummyng . TramAs. 1844. How is a man to sell fine (or TOHERENO). were gendarmes in full TOGGERY. 459. Wimmens'es TOGS haint up ter the men's. id. No quick-change artist' could have had a larger assortment of TOGS. . Randall's Scrafi Book. Ronan's Well. . . Of his pals. Land. and Texas Dave was again a typical cowboy. Also (rare) = a piece. 2. . lump. Look at his TOGS.-I. 'She tipped him THE TOKEN' ( = She gave him a clap or pox '). . and some TOKE. Chambers' Jo. 1899. At the threshold comying in. 1898. 88. Also THE TOKEN (GRosE). Ibid. share. BARHAM.. Ingoldsby Legends. MAYHEW. EGAN. 'hot one. He was TOG'D gnostically enough. Five Years' Penal Servitude.). .g. And with his UPPER TOGGER gay. I.. portion. ). .v. 1889. Scrump- tious young girls you TOG OUT so finely. Ibid. TOKEN. being dressed like the rest. they TOG OUT that they may show off at their best. But uncle only looked at me and swore.' of the nominal values of id. An old rybybe . .): spec. subs. when there's a kid alongside of him a selling his TOL at 2d. Sketches. 1838. 1884. St. bread. Brought to Bay. [That is. (back slang). Free Lance. FLYNT.' Had a gay cavalier thought fit to appear In any such ToGGERv .. Fames. JAMES. 9 Feb. subs. . 1529. 1872. Fy. (common). in white duck trousers. (old). Elynour Rummyng-. Seven Curses of London. (back slang).. London by Night. . to idle. . 18 77 . and GROSE) : also the characteristic spots of the disease on the body. ii.

and GRosE). . To TAKE TOLL. etc. E. 26. phr. (or To L). presented when punishment is ordered. No Italian priest shall tithe or TOLL in our dominion. [This system of accumulated merit. was pretty well—That TOLLY.— ' A species of cheat carried on by a woman. . BROLLY. 20 Sep. TOLEDO.— A sword-blade : manufactured at Toledo in Spain. (common).—To pilfer . (colloquial). Alas. GILBERT is. 1877. Fox. is precisely similar to one described by Mr. TO BE TOLD. and his pops in his pocket. Lord Nelson. (Stonyhurst). pizr. pretty well : c_f. His hand shook .Told. YOLLY. pretty good . (old). I 1412. adj. roily. Woman. AINSWORTH. iv. phr. Man in Humour. Cf. TO TOLLY UP (Harrow) to light candles surreptitiously after the gas has been put out. and sense 1. instrument used in caning the hand : also TAPS. We're TOLL. I assure you. assuming the character of a dumb and deaf conjuror' (GRosE). (colloquial). pish ! 7612. TOLERABLE. 'So like a woman to say. . 0 what blade is't? A English fox ? or an 1834. given as a reward for specially good work. 1596. " I TOLD YOU SO ! " (RoxsuRoH). This a TOLEDO. subs. BRONTA. I TOLDE HYNI SO. White Devil. I feel TOL-LOLLISH enough to go through with that little bit of circus business. Oh. Ev. verb. 154. I thank you. to blood again. now almost obsolete. xxvi. . . I've haven't King John. and you would not believe me. . sir. (Tonbridge School). His TOL by his side. verb. — See quot. 4.—In fair health .—I. and TOLLY . (public schools').TICKET = a good conduct card. phr. which. MALKIN. TOLD. in. do not rub those wounds . OCCLEVE. JONSON. [EnCyC/OP. —To obtain one's colours in a school team. 1847. Free Lance. Hence TOLLYsHoP = a Prefect's room where corporal punishment is administered. I TOLD YOU SO. TOLEDO 1609. SHAKSPEARE. —The retort provocant : in modern phrase. A candle : spec.] i.' 18[1. 42. Gil Bias [ROUTLEDGE]. 2.. subs. Silent TOLD YOU so. Also to get (or take) more than a proper share. subs. TOL-LOL-ISH ! 1901. been doing awful dab with my made a yennep. — The flat 2. A most perfect TOLEDO. TOLLIBAN RIG. 3. 1 48 TOL. TOLERABLE. sir . — Tolerable . V. See TOLEDO. secures immunity except for too grave an offence. Kegan Paul in his Memories as existent at Eton in the forties. phr. Jane Eyre. 2. DIPROSE. whence in fifteenth and sixteenth centuries came the finest tempered weapons : cf. WEBSTER. a tallow' candle. . too. Sir. the table-cloth and napkin TOOK TOLL [of soup]. a QUEER-TOL =a very ordinary weapon (B. 'nothing to grumble at. De Reg. [1596. to 'pick and steal ' : ccf custom of millers taking a portion of grain as compensation for grinding. JoNsoN. 1809. (old). (old). Rookwood.] THE TOLLY (Rugby). True. 1. TOLL-OLLISH. London Life. Mar. Princ. ToL-LOLL (or TOL-LOLLISH). adj. Hence a RUM-TOL = a silver-hilted sword .

Christ Church bells ring . and jugling. Public School Word Book. but TOMAHAWK as badly after years of practice as when they first began. 16 June. Rev. bell. (Australian). 1807. 1896. phr. to be bestowed upon a great bell to be rung at his funerall. Shearers were very scarce. seems . TOM. TOM-TOM. 1630. whisteling. .' Tom. KiNGsLEv. And know.—A close-stool (HALLIwELL). 3. the largest bell in England. 403). . .g. 1880. (provincial). Hee sent . Church Hist. subs. strikes one for every student in residence ( 'or) . TOMRING. And Tom comes last. which bell he causeth to be called Tom a Lincolne after his owne name. 1900. v. EDEN. PATERSON. s. Oxford. . TOMBOY. 96. subs.'] See RHINO.— To bungle the shears in fleecing sheep. a contemptuous reference to the use of bells in the ceremonial of the mass. etc. . 147. The great bell of Christ Church formerly belonged to Oseney Abbey. 1872.g. Don Esfiriella's We ascended one of the other towers afterwards to see Great Tom. Exeter : probably onomatopoeia. imitative of the booming resonance of its toll . Great (or Big) Tom of Oxford. TOM-DOUBLE. . Rounds. verb. And the novice who toiling bravely Had TOMNIYHAWKED half a score. iv. (colloquial). Some men never get the better of this habit. Whence AFTER Tom = after 9. where to this day it remaineth in the same citie. FULLER. . Early Eng. TOLOBEN (TOLLIBON BON). howling. 1648-55. (colloquial). Tont .000 lbs. TOM-FOOL. especially as a fine tapering spire (disrespectfully known as THE TOLLY appears at the back of the Close. . hundred. 743. 1648. and how the metamorphosis of names and sexes was effected is a mystery. .—To make peace (or go to war) . [Monts. 670. Atheneum. Birn. Bome. SMYTH PALMER. (provincial). (old). No one knows why Tom should have been twice selected for great bells . bell (Temfiest. ii. —A deep-toned bell : e. Lincoln. 1882. [HALLIWELL : 'A cant term. 1859. 28. CORSET. verb. — 1. Letters. . . A generic slight : e. . TOMAHAWK. To BURY (or DIG UP) THE TOMAHAWK. Great Tom is cast . My Wife and I in Queensland. 1.Toloben. when it ceases the gates are closed and late corners are fined on a sliding scale up to midnight. 2. Folk Etymol397. River. and weighs about 17. Sat. after which delinquents are GATED (q. and the poor sheep got fearfully TOMAHAWKED by the new hands. Indeed Tom of Oxford is said to have been christened Mary. or evensong is but a a roreing. so ' Ding-dong. as they never were shorn before. v. ii. a thousand pounds . : at that hour Big Tom of Christchurch. 1635. SOUTHEY. when Tom rings out his knells. Christchurch. (Cant). .). Geoffrey Hamlyn. Man from Snowy The ' ringer ' that shore a 162. mattens. . Item. 1. TOM-NODDY (all of which see): in quot. 2. Tom a Lincolne. 30]. FARMER.. and Dr Cooke's round. The 1900. And ogy. . mumming. Prose Romances. On Great Tom of or TULLIsubs. —The tongue : hence TOLOBEN-RIG = fortune telling.m.v. 246]. chapel rather loses by its stunted head.. a drum. . TOLSERY. The best of you will be but dinner-bells. . — A penny. Catches.. to settle a difference (or to dispute) : it was the custom of the North American Indians to BURY THE TOMAHAWK during time of peace : see HATCHET. WHITE [RIMBAULT. That the singing or saying of masse. 1 49 Tomahawk. p. TOM-FARTHING. . .

a C. (old). 1617.. subs. TOM BROWN.--I. TUMBE. 1734. .—' Laying out ace and deuce at cribbage' (VAux). Nokes.. Just think of me at that age—what a TOMBOY I was. 1605. 1885. 1605. repeatedly set together by the ears by lawyers . Songs Comic and Satyrical. C.v. . 4. 6. 1772. well-bred lady. phr. subs. 122. 150 Tombstone. phr.): cf. a tramp of the lowest order. . 'Mock Romanza. subs. . and yet in the very next canto she appears an arrant ramp and TOM-RIG. Tom BRAY'S BILK. Tongue. TOM-AND-JERRY SHOP. was king. 1657. From John-a-Nokes to TOM-A-STYLES. and drinks them . 1550. or crib' (VAux). Vulg. ii. Kn. a bold blade . TOMBOY. FLETCHER. 398. Century Mag-.. you filly. You tit. See WISE. xli.). ( 2) subs. The collection for master amounted to 4d. Tramping with Tramps. who drains the dregs of an empty beer-barrel into a TOMATO-CAN. TOMBS (THE). phr. Is all your delite and ioy In whyskyng and ramping abroade like a Tom BOY. The author represents Belinda a fine. a devil-may-care. subs. 2. i. .—A dashing fellow . Triumph. two fictitious names commonly used in law proceedings. Brit. with diseased ventures That play with all infirmities for gold. d. I'll teach thee play the TOM-BOY. John-a-Nokes and TOM-ASTYLES. What is it all but fooling ? 1785.— THINGAMY (q. TOM-AND-JERRY DAYS. So fair . FLYNT. (American tramps'). phr. published in 1821 : in it Corinthian Torn and Jerry Hawthorn see life. (common). SHAKSPEARE. . subs. a SNAGGLE(q.' Giant. This is thy work. . boisterous. J. .shop : see previous entry. I900. 246. (nauti- cal). VERSTEGAN. TOM-A-STYLES. —See quot. woman . (obsolete). UDALL. 16.—A pawn-ticket MORTGAGE DEED (q.—i. As adj. (old gaming).—' Twelve in hand. a TOMBOY. modest. TOMATO CAN VAG. (old gaming). — A low drinking . To Dance . though that stradling kind of TOMBOY sport be not so handsome for Mayds. Hence TOMB'S LAWYER=a thieves' advocate: cf OLD BAILEY PRACTITIONER. whence (3) a strumpet : also TOM-RIG (B. a hoyden . you TOMBOY. STEVENS. he generally lives on the refuse that he finds in scavengers' barrels. Pope's Rape of Lock. subs. Tom ASTONER. subs. a romping girl. Royster Doister. Dec. . 1. s. GROSE.' [An allusion to Pierce Egan's Life in London. to be partner'd With TOMBOYS hired . two honest peaceable gentlemen. . =rough. (Ameri- can). . — The New York city prison : its style of architecture is heavy Egyptian. v. A boisterous boy: see Tom. .): see GRINDERS. her the Rig.' much of it of a ' low ' or 'fast' order. E. phr. Some at stool-ball. DENNIS. (common). phr.]. TOM-A-THRUMS. phr.Tom-and-Jerry. Anybody. 1889. Intelligence (1628). ii. Rest. MR. 562. (old colloquial). The out-cast of Hoboeland . (old). subs. and a TOMBSTONE for ninepence on a brown Melton overcoat. —The period of the Regency (1810-20) : also 'when George IV. TOMBSTONE.). JOHN-A-NOAKES. 1637. of Malta. 399. and C.v. A lady. wanton. A projecting tooth. TOOTH subs. Sporting Times [S. hereof we yet call a wench that skippeth or leapeth like a boy.v. DAVENANT. Cymbeline. HOWELL. phr. 234. Londonopolis.

phr. TomFOOL'S colour ') . all the world and his wife. or TOMFOOLISHNESS) = nonsense. subs. Terravillus. BROWN. —Everybody and anybody : cf. —A fool : see TOM-FOOL. (nautical). WARD. ii. .. St. — Tom Cox's TRAVERSE. 226. Tom CONEY. ArOnCieSCrifitS. Hare and W. he Talks of nothing but his Mother. [C.Tombstone-style. ii. a shuffler. 1824. 'Character of a Sneaker. Mere Tom AND DICK are Stanhope and Argyll. DICK. (common). I8[?].. Tom . i. (common). 1565. . STEVENSON.' This morning everything went in his way. Viii.FOOL'S colours= scarlet and yellow (the ancient motley—' Red and yellow. C. phr. . TomBSTONE-STYLE. very. 1693. More know Tom FOOL than Tom FOOL knows' (a sarcastic retort on failing to recognise." Foolery ' was thought of old sufficiently expressive . II. C. TOMFOOLISH = ridiculously absurd. Sojering was the order of the day. Verbal Criticism Rivalling the critic's lofty style. . who . subs. That one TOM-DOODLE of a Son. Paradise Lost. ENTERTAINMENT. SOUTHEY. A man he is by nature merry. 1886. Free Lance. V. LANDOR. a TOM-FOOL'S dress would jaw me. AND HARRY (or TOM AND DICK).—A double-dealer . or professing to be unacquainted with. 1901. 72.' He is for a single ministry. . Barth'Iomew's Physicians next came up. Every man who has been three months at sea knows how to work 'Tor Cox's TRAVERSE. subs. [CHALMERS. blasphemous. —A simpleton : see BUFFLE. subs. DANA. and comical. DICK AND HARRY. BECKETT. to fling away Two Pence in Strong Drink. anything ridiculous or trifling . phr. three turns round the long boat.] 1733. (old).V. Such a performance would be monstrous. these resembling (or are supposed to resemble) monumental inscriptions. Misc. 10. S. Tom AND HARRY? They first dropt the distinction proper to men of quality. (PARKER). Imag.—A blundering idiot . 151 Tom-fool. exposed to the critical comments of Tom. Before Mast. Works.Cony. 63. TOM. Hari. Infernal Vision. (old). Tom See JACK DRUM'S DRUM. and some to Dance the Rope. E. He rode from public house to public house and shouted his sorrows into the lug of Tom. on Cross I. —A thundering fool : an intensive : see Tom and JACKFOOL (JACK. 6 Archd. trash. MALLET. Kicinaithed. 224.—A fashion in 'composition' : spec.FARTHING. subs. DICK. phr. Treat. (common). phr. (printers'). 1835. CALFHILL. . and scoundrels took it up and bestowed it upon themselves.. phr. 355. subs. and a pull at the scuttle butt ' : said of a shirker feigning busy. phr. that he may play the TOM-DOUBLE under it. WARD. As adj. xii. 30 NOV. subs. Tom . Somewhat TOM-FOOLISH. Hence TOMFOOLERY (TOM-FOLLY. III.= commonplace. 1838. . nothing short of TOMFOOLERY Will do now. Tom-DOODLE. and GRosE). BUFFLE. I thought that all who saw me In such subs. AND HARRY. TOM-DOUBLE. Offended to hear almost every gentleman call one another JAcK. I]. (common). phr. and indefensible . if he happens to be Decoy'd . Landor. 1705. of 'displayed' advertisements. 1709. Tom COX'S TRAVERSE. 1709. a thundering fool (B. 287. Some bred Tom-FooLs. a person saluting). 8).

. WYNDHAM. 145. . 1 52 Tommy. we are TOMMIED to death. d. The subjects . Alas! xxix. hence (2) = bread. the store belonging to an employer. . 292. Casuistry Roman 254]. Leaders. 1899. to make her fit to be a lieutenant's wife.v. and the like. Hence . 7. (4)= the TRUCK-SYSTEM (q.). food : specifically a workman's daily allowance carried in a handkerchief . and (6)=a baker's shop. tomato : .. college education. There'll be plenty o' TOMMY an' wark for us a'. Whence also SOFT (or WHITE) TOMMY (nautical) . BLACK. — A sham shirt-front . GREENWOOD.). (1) bread : as distinguished from biscuit or HARD-TACK (q. (3) . 1875. whence the name of TOMMY-SHOP. The employers . 1888.). will stoop to TOM FOOL tricks if they cannot get a show by any other way. I8[?]. what English sailors call SOFT TOMMY. —A simpleton : a TOM-FOOL (q. iii. xiv. iii.v. . RAY and GRosE) .v. 1851. and TOMMY MASTER =an employer who pays in kind or by orders on tradesmen with whom he shares profits. by paying no more heed to them. muffin.. especially in TOMMY or food. See TOMMY ATKINS. lxvii. a WINDBAG (q. supplied them [miners] with food in order that they might spend no money save in the truck. Snobs.v.—r. Lavengro.] Io. Queen's Service. Rad. Why the deuce don't you speak English then. BESANT. Totd1= a section. Eng.). 1886. . He had resolved to treat these TOM-FOOLS with proper contempt. The bride must have a trousseau of laces. 1890. 8 Nov. It is placed in antithesis to soft and new bread. —A prosy talker . 8. Lancashire Lyrics. DISRAELI. a BORE (q. Guy Fawkes's Day would cease to be one of the recognised seasons for TOMFOOLERY England. [ANNANDALE]. a DICKEY (q. BORROW. . as belonging to various dialects. BROUGHTON. Also TO WAIT FOR Tom LONG THE CARRIER= to wait to no purpose (B.). Many young men . subs. 1884. goods supplied to a workman in lieu of wages . priggism. DE QUINCEY. 1882. . jewel-boxes and TOMFOOLERY. and (2) soft solder (jewellers') . TOMMYBAG =a workman's scran-bag (or handkerchief). shops or TOMMY-SHOPS. It is now current among the ' navvy ' class. . TOMMY= to enforce (or defraud by means of) the TOMMYSYSTEM. BROWN- Little Racadon't Coffee wirrout TOMMY make much of a breakfast. The fact is. 1859. phr. Gr. THACKERAY. When this 'Merica bother gets o'er. D. where his workmen must take part of their earnings in kind. xxxvi. Meals [Works. HINTON. [Cf. HARLAND. Halliwell sets down the word TOMMY. 'And leave you to go TOMFOOLING out there again ? ' asks Jim. . Satins. meaning provisions. Orig. In Far Lochaber. Children of Gibeon. . As verb. church authority. without any of your dashed medical TOMFOOLERY about it ? TOM LONG. TOMMY. TOMMY (GROSE) = ammunition 1848. xiv. Macmillan's Mag. (5)=a shop run on truck lines : also TOMMY-SHOP (or STORE) . Teleg. 228. 9. i. subs. bread for soldiers. (common). (provincial). E. or that given to convicts on the hulks . —A usually in plural. Sybil.v. a penny roll . 'That's COMING BY Tom LONG THE CARRIER (of anything long expected). 1845. . (Dublin University). 1866.Tom Long. (common). TOMFOOLERY. (old).).v.

God bless you.] Fr. also (2) the mode of tossing. To-MORROW COME N. Now that ' love-apples ' have become cheap.): also TOMMY. Tom 0' BEDLAM. HYNE. ATKINS TOM MY). iii. —1.. 1. 2. KIPLING. ill. 1902.' The same bogus name appears in the Mutiny Act .v. Barrack Room Ballads. TOMMY-AXE. returning from Indian service. subs. [On attestation forms and other documents occurs the sample name 'THOMAS ATKINS. (common). 346. Ibid.v. . NO. in fact. Free Lance. Ibid. As Twig . L. (common).—Never . BOSH As verb =to fool. and was popularised by Rudyard Kipling in Barrack-room Ballads. phr.v.v. MARSHALL. TO M MY TRIPE. 8.is Bent. either winner or loser of a 'call. 40. We're all the world (q. 1889.). . verb phi-. TOM MY 0' RAN N. 68. . 3. food. and not an officer or a TOMMY fails to bless the Sisters in black and blue. subs. the masses may be seen continually munching them. Queen's Service. never see him but through a grate.]. (common). 1759. —Drivelling nonsense . 199. 1892. The Sisters of Nazareth . to PIPE (q. Idler. 31. at the Greek see QUEEN DICK calends : (GROSE). 1883. ATKINS last night. A nonconformist minister of the Colonial Missionary Society paid a high and wellmerited tribute to MR. you're the green 'un to believe such TOMMY ROT. and (2) among soldiers themselves = a private's pocket account-book. phr. TOMMY ATKINS (MR. . TOMMY ATKINS. [It was the refrain of a Music Hall song.J.1 subs. (common). TOMMY DODD. G." swear to do so-and-so. BEGGAR and ABRAHAM-MAN. TOMMIES bad fits.' it is an impertinence and the expression of the shop-boy..' according to agreement . TOMMY DODD. a tradition of a century. "THOMAS ATKINS. . but see quot. really. Well.). have done splendid work at the war. Long since Private Tommy ATKINS. See BEDLAM phr. Dumanet. subs. 3o3. subs. circa 1866—` Heads or tails are sure to win. A. Tom MY. I ain't dealing in TOMMY ROT. Pall Mall Gaz. WYNDHAM. (rhyming). Punch. News. . Gladstone's gab about masses and classes' is all TOMMY ROT.EVER. TOMMY DODD..phr.).): an instance of the law of HOBSON-JOBSON (q.Tommy Atkins.. Captain Kettle. will . JOHNSON. (Australian). 2. to Sept.' 'I. (old). but if he carries the scalping-knife and TOM-AX . it is. —To observe . The British soldier—I hate the term Tommy ATKINS. many . mater. and C.—Scran . has acclimatised the word. or — (I) A soldier (of privates only). CLEEVE. Daily Telegraph[S. to humbug .v. but because they are red. Ponies. GAMMON (q. subs. . phr. 1901. 153 To-morrow Come Never. 190I. .ROT. In Tamil and Teluga R6tie ' means a loaf of bread.—A fool : see NODDY and BUFFLE. 1897. 7 July. Adv. not only because the TommiEs are nice. to you (?). phr. erotic balderdash.. An Indian dressed as he goes to war may bring company together . 1887. Furth. 1899. c. . I am coming back again to give your . The odd man : in tossing. . TOM-NODDY (Or TOMMY-NODDY). TOMMY his plates = Look at his feet. 1899. TOMMYROTICS = obscenity. 4 Jan. S[ALA] [in Illustr. . 28 Nov. TOMMY' [Title]. phr. (rhyming). —A corruption of TOMAHAWK (q.

Tom Thumb. JOHNSON. TOM TIDDLER'S GROUND.' 1616. died in 1669. Thou pigmy in sin. Life and Death of TOM THUMB [ROBERTS Ballads. Lac'd in her cosins new appear'd the bride. Also (2)=a honest man. phr. nursery rhyme. Early Pop. 167. subs. . To subs. infra. RUM TOM-PAT= a clerk in holy orders : patrico= (properly) a sham or hedge-priest.—I.] 1727. —B. . UDAL.g. Tom Tom (or (old). subs. Sally.—A piper : cf. Pastorals.—A watch. . (old). TOM TIT.—A dwarf. TOM-PAT. In Arthur's court Tom THUMB did live. fihr. POPE. surnamed Tom THUMB. adding quot. You married . phr. Sally. phr. He shall have it in a very little Time. a thumbling (Fr. . petit poueet) . subs. . ii. See TELL-TRUTH. Nor shall my story be made of Tom of Bethlem. When ? TO-MORROW COME NEVER.. Sy. Tom-RIG. phr. 1621. TOM THUMB.—I. 1592. 'Tom. (common). Introd. 1704. ii. Poet. TELL-TRUTH TRUTH). —A dwarf . —A bugbear. Tom-toe. BROWNE. 1630. 1710. TOM-TILER. iii. Brit. 23. 11. 1733. Ra. . called . (old). a No-man's Land : properly a neutral or barren stretch of country between two kingdoms or provinces : e. (old). 138.v. phr. (Old Cant). Polite Cony. Man and W1/4. —A liar (CLARK RUSSELL). TOM PEPPER. ill.. COLMAN. NASHE. to-morrow's a new day. phr. a Tom of more antiquity . So have I seene TOM-PIPER stand upon our village greene. A shoe : in Gypsy =a foot. or Tom a Lin. . . BAILEY. . NO. unsettled acreage . a PATRICO (q.—A parson .v. in their language. BROWNE. (provincial). Tom-PIPER. 1734. for his small stature. well. 1 54 1564. Erasmus Afiofilt. E. and GROSE. TOMPION. Miss. i. Piers Pennilesse. See TITIVIL.—Waste ground . I'll send it you to-morrow.Tom-pat. Parrhesiastes (as ye would say in English). phr. . an insignificant fellow : see HOP-e-MY-THUMB. (nursery). Tom Lincoln. the PIPER'S son. my dear ! To-day or to-morrow perhaps. a trusty fellow (RAY). TO-MORROW COME NEVER. Reliquice. Tom-POKER. (nautical). the tract between Spain and the lines of Gibraltar. Well.). Tom.. El-MMus. but I suppose you mean TO-MORROW COME NEVER. 2. subs. 1797. subs. TOM THUMB the Treatise on the Bathos. Works. I mean little Tom of Wales.. (Cant). no bigger than a miller's thumb. Tom Tunvit. See TOMBOY. . subs. a celebrated watchmaker. What makes me think Tom THUMB is founded on history is the method of those times of turning true history into little pretty stories. thou Tom THUMB in iniquity. I believe. subs. a HOP-0'-MY-THUMB (q.] 2. Great [Title]. Very soon. A bubble-bow and TOMPION at her side. HEARNE. Sarisbuirie. the devil's bastard . subs. [Thomas Tompion. but of an older Tom. THOM TROUTH or Plain 1725. 202 This Demochares was . SWIFT. [For this and innumerable contemporary references see HAZLITT. (old). and therefore. phr. 34.— The great toe. subs.—A henpecked husband. d. 82]. W. FIELDING. ! When will that be Marc. and (3) 'a true guesser' (HALLIWELL).). (common).

and KICKS. TO TONGUEBANG = to scold roundly.v. phr. (colloquial). 45' (HALLIwELL). ill-speaking . (old). Mr. END OF A subs.—A lanky person . phr. (common). pron. phr. —A ferryman. Coningsby. Whence numerous DERIVATIVES AND COMBINATIONS: thus. 1870. — ? The name of a fiend. talk down . JuDD. TOM TUG. — MUG (q. Tom See TURD.v. zEneid. —A simile of disgust : also EXCEPT AT THE BARGE-POLE. Discoverie of Witchcraft. phr. to rate : TONGUE-BANGER = a scold . 22. p. argument : TONGUE FENCER = (I) a master of words.—In pl. a LAMP-POST (q. )1: also TONGS! (a sarcastic address). subs.--I. See BON-TON.. (dentists' and medical). Quevedo (1678). 2. subs. 154. HAMMER.--A NOBODY: common fellow . (rhyming). and (4) TO SAUCE (q. want toffy . TONG. (2) to talk at. TONGUE-LASHING = wordy abuse . s. See SCOT. In p/. (2) abuse. See 1. (old). neia'. TONGUE-BATTERY = a torrent of words.POWDER = fluency of phrase . see quot. (common). TOM TOWLY. indef.).v. HAMMER AND TONGS.— ' A sweetmeat : sugar. TOTHER. SNIITH and JONES. NOT TO BE TOUCHED WITHOUT A PAIR OF TONGS. word-valiant . PAIR OF TONGS. TONGUE-SHOT= as far as the voice will reach: cf: ear-shot ' . 1668. (common). —Generic for speech : esp. TOM TYLER. = forceps : dental or midwifery. TONE.Tom Topper. (I) gabble . . What Tom TowLv is so simple that wyl not attempt to be a rithmoure ? TOM-TROT. — That one : see subs. The boys dressed in TONGS. ante. as quoted in RITSON'S Essay on Fairies. 1 55 Tongue.. phr. See Tom subs. I have been eating Tom TROT all day.v. TONGUE-VALIANT = (I) free of talk : hence (2) . TURDMAN. a name for pantaloons or overalls that had come into use. 1583.). subs. subs. Margaret. TONGUE-MAN = ( ) an orator. . DISRAELI. LESTRANGE. phr. Whereas NO-BODY WILL TOUCH the illfavoured WITHOUT A PAIR OF TONGS. and (3) a scold : also TONGUE-PAD (see quot. As verb (TO TONGUE IT. or TO FLASH THE TONGUE) = (I ) to TOM-TUMBLER. (old). a 2. TONGUE-SORE=an evil tongue. subs. phr. 1696) and TONGUESTER TONGUE . STANYHURST. Your Beauties can never want gallants to lay their Appetites . Dedic. TONGUEBITER = an indistinct speaker: also TO BITE THE TONGUE= to keep TONGUE-DOUGHTY = silence .v. 1584. (American). a river hand : also Tom TUG.—A simpleton : see BUFFLE. TON. STANYHURST. TONGUE. s. (old literary : now vulgar). A fool . Tom TOPPER. i. and (2) a mouthingspeaker . butter. subs. to chide • (3) TO MOUTH (q. (2) a chatterbox. i. and treacle melted together' (HALLiwELL). 1583.v. (common). a flood of talk .): see TOPPER. or (3) impudence. bragging. a MR cf. TONGUEFENCE = debate. BUFFLE. I 18 44.

As the climbing up a sandy way is to the feet of the aged.. 'He can WAG HIS TONGUE better than he can wield his sword. 3. (1603). 'To Reader. . TO FIND ONE'S TONGUE = to break silence . speech.. . iv. (of one promising more than he can perform) . TONGUEY= voluble. to chatter . 1. Double Marriage. 22. JONSON. xxv. Use more respect. SHAKSPEARE. etc. LyLv. less TONGUE. A LONG TONGUE= 'So full of talk that one can't get in a word edgeways '. insolent TONGUE-MAN. 1607.' xii. UDALL. brave in word but cowardly in deed. the most important thing or person : see TRUMP. nor can move with language . I am no TONGUE-MAN. 1598=philological studies . . and fret. 214. MkrOCOSIllos. So York must sit. i. WYCLIF. Edward II. THE TONGUE OF THE TRUMP= the best. slang.. TO TONGUE-WALK = to abuse . But that her tender shame Will not proclaim against her maiden loss. A deflower'd maid . over-ready of speech. TONGUE ENOUGH FOR TWO SETS OF TEETH. 156 Tongue. I I . for Measure. Hamlet. 1603 . raillery : cf. Lingua bellat : hee layes it on with TONG-POWDER. H. TO WAG ONE'S TONGUE= to speak out of season . AULD WIVES' TONGUES =scandal. said of a talkative person (GRosE) .i. TO TONGUE-WHIP = to lash with scorn . 1644' MILTON. 147. 21. and yow so muche the wurs. Meas. C. But Priam FOUND the fire ere he HIS TONGUE. 4. DAVIES. TO WAG ONE'S ToNGuE= to talk. Erasmus' ielfiofih. but vnto the default of right knowledge. ibid. sweet Prince. (1598). nom°. and BITE HIS TONGUE While his own lands are bargain'd for and sold.. How might she TONGUE me.]. Hist. Also PHRASES: ON (or AT) THE TIP (or END) OF THE TONGUE= on the point of 1546. 1620. I will charm him first to KEEP HIS TONGUE. MIDDLETON. . He bath not learned to speake well. [SHEPHEARD (1899). Blind Beggar MEW THY TONGUE. 'Shut your mouth !' THE VULGAR TONGUE (GROSE)= cant. (1605). Cynzbeline. WITHALS. madam. TONGUE-WARRIOR = a boaster .i. 562. Wit and Folly. 2. heterodox speech. Michtelnzas Term. and care not. boasting. 27. V. TO KEEP (or HOLD) ONE'S TONGUE= to be silent . 1598. iv. Then come. and woman. An unseemly affront .. 4. That ye may now put YOUR TOONG IN YOUR PURS. HEYWOOD. I. TO GIVE TONGUE= to blurt out . verbosity.Tongue. 2 Henry IV . TO PUT ONE'S TONGUE IN ANOTHER'S PURSE= to silence . . TONGUE-WAGGI NG = speech-making. At least. pen.' etc. Imputing his TONGUESORE not vnto maliciousness. AS OLD AS MY TONGUE. FLETCHER. 4. CHAPMAN. .the Shrew. /bid. 'twill become you . Ibid. A indiscreet. Diet. MEW YOUR TONGUE' (old). 1564. Bible. Worlde of Wordes. abusive.. 1593. Divorce. 4. 74. He may as justly stand vpon in this TOONG WORK as in Latin. AND A LITTLE OLDER THAN MY TEETH ' =a dovetail to 'How old are you ?' A TONGUE TOO LONG FOR ONE'S TEETH (or MOUTH)= Mother Bombie. 39. 24.i. Eccl. 16]. to have her unpleasingness bandied up and down . (1596). I'll listen to the common censure now. F. iii. iv. Sir Thomas Eliot. Such stuff as madmen TONGUE and brain not. And so I leave him to the mercy of your tongue. 1611. 55. 1634. So muche the bettyr. Catalina. or wee'le cut it out. E. etc. in open court by those hir'd masters of . iv. How the world TONGUES me when my ear lies low. 1596. 28. 1594. TONGUE-WORK = chatter : in quot. about to say (or tell) . V. but if we come to act I'll not be idle. 1380. Taming. Wales wooeth thee by me. What have I done that thou darest WAG THY TONGUE In noise so rude against me ? Ibid. Ibid. DO but TONGUEWHIP him. As a graueli steezing vp in the feet of an old man so a TUNGY womman to a quyete man [A. 1627. By me hir sorrie TONGS-MAN.

checked himself. Cant. He jes' ropes in your TONGUEY chaps an' reg'lar ten-inch bores.v.—A halfpenny : RHINO (GROSE). Election Ballads. d. and Let his clack be set a-going. . 1859. see BON etc. 15. TON. i. AUSTEN. 404. 1899. Northern Cobbler. To storm me. Pre/ Troll. TONIC. Prol. TENNYSON. Queen's Service. and although there was not much . Crew. an appetiser. See 1725. v.—See VELVET. Glib-tongued. Diet. but he . Love Me Little. To TONGUE A WOMAN. Don't be sparing of your speech with one that is FULL Of TONGUE.—To copulate : see RIDE.—Usually in combination: e. songs and toasts were very numerous. Let his clack be set a-going. (venery). selfless man Is worth a world of TONGUESTERS. Recruiting Officer). She would stand timidly aloof out of TONGUE-SHOT. Now a 1500 TONNER is scarcely remarked.. Iliad.1180. Cloister and Hearth. (colloquial and nautical). it's all over with him. . S. 1668. plir. lii. 1719. called a TONGUEPAD. (of floating bottoms) : cj: TWENTY . Hum ! Eve. TONGUE-WAGGING. ef they'll du it with closed doors. . . 1889.g. 1862. She who was a celebrated wit at London is. 1866. iii. I. In short. Ibid. (1697). v. TONGUE. ELIOT. READE. 1796. 1851. (Charterhouse and Durham). 336. a pattern and companion fit For all the keeping TONIES of the pit. ton : subs.v. Ibid. x. 1740. Agon. (common). subs. With blandish parlies. All for Love. subs. TONGUE-PAD. day nor night.). 205. silent. Taller [Century]. DRYDEN. Grant spoke. and he shall TONGUE IT as impetuously as the arrantest hero of the play. insinuating Fellow. TON N ER. TONYGLE. If a man takes to TONGUE-WORK. Samson TONGUE-FENCE. (old). etc. c. Then Sally she turn'd a TONGUEBANGER. [Thus given by HARMAN. LOWELL. TONY. Probably NIGGLE (q. 1. TONGUE-BATTERIES. x 6. B. verb. 74. Ibid. Beer has a marvellous effect in loosing tongues. Norris thought it an excellent plan. and was on the point of proposing it when Mrs. An' lets 'em play at Congress. VALIANThero. I have hardly known his fellow. Ibid. vaunter of thy might. 2. 1814. (I671). Cress. ADDISON. xxix. the 'to being the old and long obsolete intensive verbal affix. a TEN-TONNER. verb. but I had a sad lie AT MY TONGUE'S END. . DRYDEN. Life of Sterling. 0860. Irritated from time to time by these TONGUE-WARRIORS. CARLYLE. E.THOUSAND POUNDER ( = a heiress : FARQUHAR.. a smooth. a form which survives Biblically: see Judges ix. Martin Chuzzlewit. (Old Cant).—I.). 53. In threats the foremost but the lag in fight. A drink : spec. The simple. Erasmus. 1696. xx. BURNS. DICKENS.. The TONGUE 0' THE TRUMP to them a'. God forgive me.). Skying ' a ball . Mrs. feminine assaults. in that dull part of the world. BAILEY. Mansfield Park.. 157 Tonygle. It was ON THE TIP OF THE BOY'S TONGUE to relate what had followed. and had it at her TONGUE'S END. Pretty Disaffection. Harold. In all manner of brilliant utterance and TONGUE-FENCE. WYNDII AM. E. d. Big-low Pa_Aers. Felix Holt. 2 S. TON KA BOUT. TON ISH (TONY. subs. Grounds of Criticism. to TONK = to drive a ball into the air : cricket. viii.. 1709-11. Ibid.Tongue. she surceaseth not. wasn't your TONGUE a little TOO LONG FOR YOUR TEETH itISt now ? Ibid. 1843. i. ii. an' raated me. Pamela. Scientific American [Century]. Not so long ago a too° ton schooner was considered enormous. and he shall TONGUE IT as impetuously and as loudly as the arrantest hero of the play.—A simplesee BUFFLE (B. An' there will be black-lippit Johnnie.. RICHARDSON. 1876. TONGUE-DOUGHTY giant. (common). 1679.

and bullies to the sword. especially works of reference . Romeo and SHAKSPEARE. ii. or dupe . E. Harp. Mye TOOLS make passadge through flame and hostilitye Greekish. also (loosely)= to drive : applied to all means of locomotion-engine. 579. to.i. TOOLS to the bench. with these here TOOLS. 1883. Crew. (1817). . See BAG. Mag. He possessed himself of the Court King James sixteen-shooter.= a small boy employed to creep through windows. Oh. BYRON. WINTHROP. sense 6). Arcady. (thieves'). as verb =to handle a team of horses skilfully . shiftless fellow.). Dispensary. a bad hand at anything . v. a sword. A MERE TOOL= a sycophant. were TOOLED by expert 'knights of the bench. 1696. Too. Such still to guilt just Alla sends-Slaves. Draw thy TOOL. 16. 1360. to effect entry. Also (old) TOOL = a useless.Generic for equipment (ci: all senses) : spec. to steal . 5. a POOR TOOL =a clumsy worker. 1899. . 1849. BOOTS. . Hence TO TOOL = to burgle. . by the occasional idle play of Emerson's whip.v. 4. 1890. subs. bicycle. 157.. Juliet. 1383. . etc. . The crack coaches . 1582.1. agent. Bride of A bydos. Non niggard ne no fool. -= conFIXED FOR THE TOOLS victed for possession of illegal instruments . (a) pistols . THIS IS TOO MUCH. A whip. TooTOO.E./Eneis [ARBER].1. WELDON. Tales. . I. . Gre. John St. - (old). (colloquial). 4. TOOL. C. D. TOOLS. (c) the hands. He could TOOL a coach. BOLDREWOOD. xiv. 1885. Cant. . etc. [A man is compared to] a TOOL in the workman's hand. 3. See about the coach for Ascot-driving down myself for the Nimrod. and handed the Snider to the Doctor. (colloquial).T. TOOL you down Cant. STANYHURST. xiii. . lxv. . Did. Duenna. Then the gome in the grene graythed hym swythe Gedere vp hys grymme TOLE. Hence. satellite. i. Hence. or Cat's Foot. 1706. MOLL-TOOLER = a female thief. THIN.Too. 1650. Only kept from stopping altogether . So we TOOLED on. 37. We'll be a match for all the blessed traps . and (d) in sing. . 63.' 158 Tool.. Gawayne to smyte. 1595.. (authors')= books. cart. . 2. (colloquial). Sir Gawayne [E. 4. .-The retort sarcastic or jocose : an echo of Artemus Ward among the Shakers. 1775.-Usually in pl. E. a cat's-paw (B. B. TOOLER =a burglar or pickpocket . THE FORKS (q. (b) housebreaking implements . . 1699. 18 Nov. Fools were promoted to the council-board. in style. phr.. . the Creature of any Cause or Faction . (artists') = brushes .S.. (driving). Cecil Dreeme.A weapon : spec. . Squatter's Dream. Ne him that is agast of every TOOL.. LYTTON. iii. WHITEING. and GRosE). an Implement fit for any Turn. 2261. . TO TOOL ALONG = to go quickly.' 96. Teleg.v. accomplices-no friends ! 1861. the easy blockhead ! what a TOOL I have made of him ! 1813. . My naked weapon is out : quarrel. I will back thee. A person employed by another (in reproach) : a jackal. The highstepping mare that TOOLS him along through the village street. CHAUCER. ' Nun's Priest's Tale. motor-car.' 1887. He had been a clerk.. Sam. (medical). s. a meer Property. JEssoP. TooL. TOOL. C. of the great Densdeath. surgical instruments (see quot. ii. SHERIDAN. . Caxtons.. GARTH. to pick pockets. slave.

V. WARD.i800).' His TOOLS are of various Sorts and Sizes . Big. subs. 1885. —A special taste. and (2) a shiftless fellow. What need you use a wooden Tom. (colloquial).' 'And noble TOOLS. great courtesy. 22].)= the male privities : see PRICK. Harfier' s Mag. Scholar. and fonder of the TOOTHSOME than the wholesome. 1796. Rabelais. Eng. This little lecher was always groping his nurses and governesses . maintenance. Redio. DRYDEN. (provincial). . absolutely nothing. BURNS [Merry Muses (c. during which meat or game which is at first tough. xii. energetic wife.' and his beautiful. 1889. . He never shoves but with his bum. THE RUN OF ONE'S TEETH = keep. TOOTH-MUSIC =mastication (GEosE).—The penis : also (in pi. . ' Old Song Revised. Alienist and Neurol. COLLINS. [HoTTEN : The three TAILORS OF TOOLEY STREET immortalized themselves by preparing a petition for Parliament and presenting it with only their own signatures thereto. . . If SO TOOTHFULL I will be banquetted. MOTTEUX. StamShe is for the game. A ce-tain relaxation . . Light of Nature. 22. 1900. iv. 159 6. Pan. Pan.) : see BLACK- c. 1581. How many bouts a-nights? Fri. becomes more tender and TOOTHY. . which commenced. LYNCH. XXViii. URQUHART. She saies her husband is to blame. pressing invitations. lxxviii.. (obsolete). Hence TO GRIND ONE'S Tool. ii. 867. 308. he skips from us. palate. For her part she loves a foole. iv. 1. if I 'adn't been ON A regular TOOT for the last week ! It's a fool's trick to do. TOOT. 46. These are not dishes for thy dainty TOOTH.? When lusty John does to me come. IT. 1640. ford. MASSINGER. 1706. SPY . 1622. High Stakes. 'by my faith !' And ay she waggit it wantonlie. And fire the Toms of Generation With Some Venereal Inflammation. Ibid. 543. Rabelais. 1610. xxiii. Blacksmith and The splendid saddle (the Squire's own Southdowns).' quo' she. Affable greetings. HOLLAND. 229. the people of England '—so it is said. Ibid. She caught my TOOL. But in her hand. Camden. 'The Surgeon. and sav'd her belly. which melted SO TOOTHSOMELY in the mouth. 4. BRIDGES. Persius's Satires.. Hence TOOTHY (or TOOTHFUL) =palatable. Ladies' Parliament. are too squeamish in their taste. Harfier's Mag. II. phr. Catso ! quoth Friar John.. Too LEY-STREET TAILOR. his best he always carries in his Breeches. I'd never 'a' carried 'em . . d. 'on a spree' (BARTLETT). TO LOVE THE TOOTH to gourmandise . a good . bumptious fellow.. ii. Burlesque Homer. Very delicate dainties . V. . or relish . 1772. i. ill. If he bath a good TOOLE. a great liking. lxxvii.nothing. Tooth. xxxii. (17o7). 1889. TUCKER. . Virgin Martyr. . and (2) a tit-bit (GRosE) . = to copulate : see GREENS and RIDE. subs. I am glad that my Adonis hath a sweete TOOTH in his head. Ez0hues [ARBER]. but nothing. 1875. subs. — L The Devil (prov.for . Ten. Wooden World. ' We. . for the impatient TOOTH of a correspondent. (venery). you see. Prol.] ' 1697. 1694. —A conceited. Whence (American) ON A TOOT= g raising the devil' (LELAND). DEKKER. [Century]. See TOUT. LYLY. if I must tell ye. My compatriots . to one's liking. the shilless TOOT. 1653. and put his codpiece in practice. Having met one fit for his own TOOTH. 219. greatly sought by them that LOVE THE TOOTH so well. SOMETHING FOR THE TOOTH= (I) food. TOOTH (TEETH). What kind of TOOLS are yours? Fri. the poor fornicating brother is bashful. for he had already begun to exercise the TOOLS. . Marsh 'Yates. . 1607. Northward Hoe. I. 1769-78.Tooley-street Tailor. 8o1. Hud.

TOOTH AND NAIL. As the oath taken by the clergy was IN THE TEETH Of their principles. i. IN THE TEETH = (1 ) with difficulty or much ado . HID HIS TEETH .Tooth. 43. . aside . TO THE HARD TEETH = very severely . TO CARRY A BONE IN THE TEETH (see BONE) . 1653. phr. to get angry . FROM ONE'S TEETH = reluctantly. Life [HOWELL]. 'by a close shave ' . 1876. ' He ought to have his teeth drawn' = He should be curbed. TO ONE'S TEETH = resolutely. as a matter of form. MACAULAY.) . and (3) to one's face . If you have done me a good turn do not HIT ME I' THE TEETH with 't . black swan . 1790. —HEN'S TEETH anything im- aginary or rare. TO TAKE THE BIT IN ONE'S TEETH. and those that were with him scattered. AWAKE (q. TO LIE IN ONE'S TEETH = to tell unblushing falsehoods . d. to feign friendship . BETWEEN THE TEETH = in a whisper. 1827. TO SET ONE'S TEETH = to steel oneself.v. BRUCE. 1713. BLACKMORE. even to biting and scratching. . TO CAST (or THROW) IN THE TEETH = to accuse. TO SET THE TEETH ON EDGE = to repel. to know WHAT'S WHAT (q. 17. I. adv. (medical students' : obsolete) to wrench off knockers . . (colloquial). Hallam's Const. DRYDEN. or shock . 49. 1725. TO GRIND (or SHOW) ONE'S TEETH = to take amiss. 1663. . Wild Gallant [LITTLEDALE]. BY THE SKIN OF THE TEETH = barely. a TOMBSTONE (q. WITH TEETH AND ALL (see TOOTH-AND-NAIL) . 'to kick over the traces' . Weapons. DRAYTON. openly . v. TEETH]. COLT'S-TOOTH (see ante) . The carrier scarcely knew what to do IN THE TEETH of so urgent a message. 1603. blame. — In earnest . Court and Times James [Among the verbs is] SHOW OUR TEETH. . SAT UPON (q. or against the grain . A strong. a ram avis : cf.e. alert. S. TO HIT IN THE TEETH = to taunt. IN SPITE OF ONE'S TEETH = ( ) in face of opposition . TO GO TO GRASS WITH TEETH UPWARDS = to be buried . Gifford seemed danger TO HER TEETH to dare.v. SHAKSPEARE quots. When the law SHEWS HER TEETH. offend. steady gale almost directly IN THEIR TEETH. FLETCHER. 1. . Love of Fame. C. = to cast aside restraint.v. Source of Nile. = 160 Tooth and Nail. OLD IN THE TOOTH = advanced in years : spec.V. 62. to the utmost : i. 44. ELLWOOD. or bring home to : see Matthew xxvii. [See 1596. I am confident she is only angry FROM THE TEETH OUTWARDS. URQuHART. to put one's foot down . 322.). ARMED TO THE TEETH = fully prepared. CLEAN AS A HOUND'S TOOTH = as clean as may be. The jailer . ii. (2) at long odds. Mowbray in fight him matchless honour won : . i. putting on a show of kindness. 1593 (and after). Baron's Wars. in contempt of old maids . 1614. (2) under protest . 355. PHRASES AND COMBINATIONS. to twit.. Four brigades . 1. .v. TO HIDE ONE'S TEETH = to dissemble. CrifiAs the Carrier. i. but dare not bite.). . . DOG'STOOTH = a snaggle tooth. TO HAVE CUT ONE'S EYE (or HIGH) TEETH = to be cute or knowing. TO HAVE THE TEETH WELL AFLOAT (or UNDER) = to be drunk . TO DRAW TEETH = 1542 UDAL. highly polished . Cicero marked her TO THE HARD TEETH. that's not the part of a friend. boldly. Wit Sev.). had no sooner reached the top of the hill but they met Picrochole IN THE TEETH. Hist. Rabelais. Also WITH TEETH AND ALL. Erasmus. YOUNG. not seriously . so was their conduct in the teeth of their oath.

(old).—A toothpick. II. — A blow on the mouth. Jyl of Brentford's Testament [F uRrnv ALL]. of immature literary effort. 1839. (University). 1. i. phr. phr. Gil Blas (1812). — A dram . 22. (American). THE CRUTCH AND TOOTHPICK BRIGADE (modern) = foppish 'men subs. 23. bald. phr. of footgear. . TOOTH ER. Does TOOTH AND NAIL so nobly stand By th' ancient Glories of the Land. And physic . TOOTLEDU M-PATTICK. TOOTH-AND-NAIL TOOTH . or possibly a TOOTHFUL of something a little stronger. by the regulations. LIKE A TOOTHDRAWER. Nomenclator. Fight with TOOTHE AND NAYLE. 4 April. . Daily News. . an organ ! What on earth will they do next ? That ever I should live to see a Popish TOOTIN 2 -TUB Stuck up in our gallery ! TOOTLE. I've heard they're subscribing for an organ ! Yes. . A TOOTH-SCRAPER. Hud. as they dub the ornamental appendage to uniform . Field. See ARKANSAS TOOTHPICK.. He fell course. New Eng.—A dentist . d. TOOTING-TUB. The bishop laboured TOOTH AND NAYLE to have brought in to have succeeded him a certain haughty Dr. 1696.v.). 798. TOOTH-DRAWER. phr. 1886. i. — A fool : see BUFFLE. . (nursery).—I.Tooth-carpenter. subs. 114.. (old). defended her sweet person TOOTH AND NAIL.). BROOKE. Piers Plowman C. phr. i Dec. Teleg. 1634. phr.. (old). RANDOLPH. and pyled (bald) ToTH-DRAWERS. 1749. These gallant gentlemen generally display sovereign contempt for the TOOTHPICK. I. 370. subs. WARD. TOOTH-RAKE 1885. Of portours and of pykeporses. will stand against physic both TOOTH AND NAIL. . rhetorical amateur criticism — will produce TOOTLE. TOOTH AND NAIL upon this Adj. like a TOOTHPICK: spec. (common). —A tooth. — Narrow and pointed. a SNAGFENCER (q. . 1868. HUTCHINSON. or TOOTH-RAKE. a crutch-handled stick and a toothpick. (provincial).CARPENTER. i. iii. 7. HEARNE. A pull at the milk and soda water . I 6i Tootledum-Pattick. Graphic. 1706. 213. Step round and take a Fur. 1901. vii. subs. 15 June. 1885. TOOTHPICK. D. subs. of something short to our better acquaintance. Works (Parker Society). Curedent. SMOLLETT. (c. subs. (pugilists').v. Cutting her first little TOOTHY-PEG. 1550. loose. Men attack something] TOOTH AND NAIL. about town ' : spec. (common). . 527.—See quot. [?]. subs. White TOOTH- Rose. Gil Bias [ROUTLEDGE]. — Trashy : spec. [OLIPHANT. subs. LANGLAND. Miss Kilmansegg. Turn we to little Miss Kilmansegg. Reliquier. ii. 1705. Eastford. This Lucrece of the Asturias . 6. 6 Nov. It will produce abundance of easy. — Thin . a nip : cf: THIMBLEFUL. Red. 'A large stick ' (GROSE). —A church organ. WHYTE MELVILLE. MALKIN. Dentiscalpium. as the badge of their tribe. (or SCRAPER). meagre (RAY) . 1550. A desperate encounter. 1884) hangers-on at stage doors when burlesque was in full swing at the Gaiety: they affected. HoOD. 2. 1393. Pot Good Ale [Century]. s. . TOOTH FU L. TOOTHY-PEG. as it used to be called. 2. subs. (military). (old). 1809.

with thyn eres heren wel TOP AND TAIL. subs. Whence TOPPER = (I) a violent blow on the head. to TOPPE OUER TAYLE . 1834. joy is TOO-TOO narrow Would bound a love so infinite as mine. and every del. Chester Plays. STEPHENS. boyl'd. 1605. 7 S. New Inn. subs. that he was TOO TOO evil!.. SHAKSPEARE. Oh that this TOO TOO solid flesh would melt. (1383). . . Also phrases : TAIL OVER TOP=headlOng . Political Poems(FuRNivALL). extreme.' The coarseness of thy tresses is distressing. Let the exclusive TOO-TOO Wsthetes tolerate the remark that music and painting do not exist for them . Vile Jem z with neat left-handed stopper. IS TOO TOO. For I ame rente fro TOPE TO TO. 1596. claret. But syr James had soche a chopp. Top. All the starred vengeance of heaven fall On her ingrateful TOP. 162 TOP. but TOO-TOO was regarded by our early writers as a single word.-An intensive form of TOO : over-andabove. But her hose were well veiled from man's sight. xi. 2. Ponies. His TOP was dokked lyk a preest beforn. (common). Lear. Too-TOO.v. 1605. HOLINSHED.v. more than enough. 67. i. ii. F6b. x. 'To a Black Gin. CHAUCER. 1544- ASCHAM. III. Towards her two TOOTSIES . C. 30. THE THATCH (q. Toxofih. MARSHALL. Fairy Queen. 1400. . TOP OVER TAIL =TOPSY-TURVY (q. ii. 46. FROM TOP TO TOE = wholly . FORD. Cant. Pennilesse Pilgrimage [Notes and Queries. 2. Ilke man went bakward TAYLE. Du Bar/as. 423]. I590. To tumble ouer and ouer. Old Play. ii. 1874. Hist. It PHANT [DODSLEY. . and (2) = a hat . JoNsoN. f. 'Gen.E. Rookwood. the pastime. [HALLIWELL : It is often nothing more in sense than a strengthening of the word too. Prol.S. spec. 15[?]. bak'd. (modern but obsolete) of exaggerated estheticism. 95. 76. 1706. TOP-LIGHTS = the eyes. Ibid. 6. very good. Thow shalt . (old). 7 S.Too-too. that coulde not speake well.] 1533. . adv. 1. xv. C. SYLVESTER. Be-hold me how that I ame tourne. SPENSER. 129. 165. . J. . A lesson TOO TOO hard for living clay. 1360. i. the forelock or TOPKNOT.T. It costs him many a Rub with his Paws before he can make his Tot' LIGHTS to shine clearly. Turnament of Totenham. Whethur hyt were day or nyght. AINswoRTH. [ARBER]. 26. The rigour and extremity of law Is sometimes TOO-TOO bitter. . . 2b. 1897. The head (see verb). Sche TOP OUER TAIL tombled ouer the hacches. B. of women and children. hastily . quoted by OLIOld Plays (HAzurr). (old literary : now colloquial). WARD. House of Fame. Toorsi E.): also TOP-DRESSING : spec. TAYLOR. utter . 880. Ireland.-I. William of Palerne[E. SHAKSPEARE. (2) the hair. Adding further. 1373. Ff. ii. Thou take hym by the TOPPE and I by the tayle.). .. may be also holesom for the body. . Cantab. . TOP AND TAIL = everything. Oh TOO-TOO happy ! 1618. 4. TOO-TOO much white. 2776. TOPPE OUER Perkin Warbeck. . rashly. Their loues they on the tenter-hookes did racke. 47. 176. Rost. 1634. sacke. Poems. [?]. . Tales. Notes and Queries. and adj. 1891. MS. 1587. That 1630. iv.]. .' 590.A foot : spec. I cannot laud thy system of TOP-DRESSING. 2. 498]. [?]. [alone]. That he wyste not be my TOPPE. Wooden World. she gazed with a feeling of fear . 38. With grease and raddle firmly coalescing. a Straight threatened Tommy with TOPPER. Hamlet.

also (in a baser sense) arrogantly. vi . 3. Verb (Old Cant). I. To TOP the legitimate. Mr. all in brave array. etc. a TOP = a favourite) TOAST. and GRosE). t. Beaux's Stratagem. a TOP (= a titled or well-to-do) FAMILY. He has TOPS to his shoes up to his mid-leg. POMeS. Rabelais. to hang. fatted sheep.' These TOPPINGLY guests be in number but ten.). E. lanus. Merry Devil of` Edmonton [DODSLEY.. (common).v. v. 6 Oct. Also TOPPER (or TOP-SAWYER) =anybody or anything exceptional : as the largest and best fruit : usually placed on top in packing : cf.Y. writing from Paris. TOPPING sheep. 3. As adj. and TOPS. The Baroness Cecile de Courlot. iv. THE TOP OF THE TREE = preeminent socially. 1694. 163 Top. TOPPING all others in boasting. the Master. made a wager that he would introduce the very most absurd shape imaginable. He cometh hitherward amain. Xi. iv. ii. (161o). [1707. . PEELE. — In pl.). A LITTLE BIT OFF THE ToP = some of the best . array. Thy TOPLESS deputation he puts on. . But write thy best and TOP. a beautiful woman . DICKENS. TOP AND TOP-GALLANT.] 1837. extreme : e. 1602. . 131]. Thiery. 1608. TOPPING-CHEAT= the gallows : see CHEAT. and GROSE). and so forth. Ibid. (1605). To behead (the usage still lingers in agriculture) . Whence TO BE TOPPED = to be hung : see LADDER. xiv. a famous horse . a man of large means. 151. 2. Ibid. He won his wager. 167. nautical)= in full FIG (q. supreme . TOPPING-FELLOW. TOP (=the best) ALE. and (b) to do zealously. 1897. also TOP. 1696. and TOPPINGLY 1557. The origin of the TOPPER. Thus TO TOP ONE'S PART= (a) to surpass oneself. TO GET THERE (q. HUMPHREY TOPPERS. 1. (or TOPPING) := prime. and in each line Sir Formal's oratory will be thine. distinguished. = fine. . . MOTTEUX.Top. SMALLS and TRUNKS. CorioTo TOP Macbeth. sheep of quality. TOPPINGCOVE (or TOPSMAN) = JACK KETCH (q. DRvDEN. — Generic for superiority : to excel. Troilus.g. an expert thief . knee-cords. . Sometimes. Macbeth. very well . in wealth. and it would become fashionable. in a profession.v. A most successful raid On a swell's discarded TOPPER. THE TOP OF DEsiRE = the height of ambition.i. He'll be here TOP AND TOPGALLANT presently. To COME OUT ON TOP=to be successful. BREWER.v. 62. . . Weller's TOPS were newly cleaned. E. Ibid.= a dying speech. TOPPINGEST (or TOPLESS) = the best. Ibid. . badly. assumingly. B. says. exceptional influence. C. TUSSER. Princess of SavoyCarignan. Lady-in-Waiting to the Princess de Lamballe. Free Lance. thorough. Mac Flecknoe. (colloquial). TOP AND TOP-GALLANT (orig. high position. They are . who invented them. SHAKSPEARE.). Lear. 1900. F. rig. 21. Pickwick. 4.).. or PART. or force. Old Plays (REED). Husbandry. Dict. and the Cock of his Profession. .' 3. iii. . vilely. a croak (B. CAP (q. subs. = topboots : cf. 1682. In a green coat. who has reacht the Pitch and greatest Eminence in any Art . . 1. 57. 'The latest thing for gentlemen on the Corso at a review at Longchamps was the new high hats. t9th Nivoise XI.v. TOP (=full) SPEED. Cant. April : 'Lesson for Dairy-Maid. 2. or remarkable genius : also (of persons) TOPPING MAN or TOPPING FELLOW (B. FARQUHAR. . first-class. 3. 1594. MARSHALL. 23. all that one cares for : cl: TIP-TOP. Crew. surpass. (16o6).. great Agamemnon. a TOP (= a principal) CHARACTER. S. Battle of Alcazar. Also (rarely) upper garments.iii.

Lorna Doone.Top. Well. Squire and Cur. S. 9. 1713. but TOPPING in Plays and Aldrich. BROWN. ii. he soon overtook him. GROSE. I shall never come to the scragging-post. 219. II. MONCRIEFF. Thirty-six were cast for death. speaks him quite a TOPSAWYER. Our hells are full of Greeks-they are the Corinthians of the order-the SAWYERS. Gil Bias [ROUT94. i. MAYHEW. 'the King is the TOP-SAWYER according to our proverb . Some . TY URF EV.. indeed. Vi. I. . Pills. 1869.V. unless you turn TOPSMAN. and took its rise [?] from Norfolk being a great timber county. and I was not quite contemptible in mine. 1854-5. 137. xv. 1843. 141. KING. MILNER. . confused. 1836. d. . 2. 1766. Setting out at TOP speed. 1704. MAYHEW. Works. Whose air. TOP Jan. DICKENS. ' See-saw is the fashion of England Dictionary of the VulThe cove was gar Tongue. Tender Husband. ELLWOOD. Love and a Bottle. Voyages. XV111. You must needs think what a hardship it is to me to have him turn out so unlucky. 22. III. Ibid. one of the TOPCHARACTERS. that looked high and spake big. 11. A big pottle of strawberries that was rubbish all under the TOPPERS. Fool of Quality. i. v. He had paid the postboys. d. were TOPPING merchants and had many slaves under them. Ingolds. 1. 1742. STEELE. II. 1851-61. 3. The Bothee of Tober- Shady in Latin. The TOPPINGEST shop-keepers in the city us'd now and then to visit me. IV.. nevertheless. Lab. . in every elegance at the TOP OF THE TREE. Lond. TOPPED for smashing queer screens. . Jenny. said Lindsay. . BURNEY. East. Lond. III. BARHAM. ii. 1698. JEREMY COLLIER. Ibid. 1809. S. at the TOP OF THE fashionable TREE. after all I have done for him. you TOPP'D your part. 1862. 258. i. Cozeners. is impudent and profane. . 61. Th' old man receiv'd her. 1703. Cecilia. always. 1725. 1709. and the Whigs will soon be the ' But. I 164 Top. Newcomes. Oliver Twist. 1708. II. BLACKMORE.' is obviously University slang.. THACKERAY. greedily bought at great prices. It is a piece of Norfolk slang. iv. (1853).. . where the TOP SAWYERS get double the wages of those beneath them. and travelled with a servant like a TOP-SAWYER. 387. 1698. Art of Love. There being only a few of the TOP FAMILIES in the city who use horses. TOPPING books formerly . turn'd to waste paper. Bleak House. 56. a few tempting strawberries being displayed on the top of the pottle. and exprest much kindness for his TOPPING guest. Rich Beggars. Na-Vuolich. BROOKE. My Lady Dedlock has been .' There are TOPPING citizens too. BAILEY. Turfiin's Ride to York. and he'll tell you that all the salesmen in the market TOPS UP. The Univer1864. That politician TOPS his part Who readily can lie with art. signifies a man that is a master genius in any profession. Ibid. . Diary. Ask any coster that knows the world. GAY. who imitate them.. still more TOP-SAWYERS. HEARNE. how then can the Whigs be?' . DANIPIER. 291.V. DeSCr. Moses is an absolute Proteus .' said I. Lab. 1837. III. III. I mean to marry her TOPPINGLY when she least thinks of it. A young dandified lawyer. POCOCKE. LEDGE]. These two Baptists were TOPPING blades. Short View. . 1186. V. 1738. sity word shady meaning simply poor and inefficient. when I thought to have seen him at the TOP OF THE TREE. TOP SAWYER MALKIN. Don Quixote. 1838. 1785. The fine Berenthia. C. I. xi. 1851-61. FARQUHAR. TOP . have a project of turning three or four of Our most TOPPING FELLOWS into doggrel. xliii. Erasmus. JARvIs. When the world first knew creation A rogue was a TOP PROFESSION. 23 1734. . . 1743-5. 1721. II. Strawberry pottles are often half cabbage leaves. Scamfis of London. xxxvi. II. You TOPPED your part to perfection. Master 1774. . 364. Wasn't he always TOP-SAWYER among you all ? Is there one of you that could touch him or come near him on any scent ? Ibid. FOOTE. Life (HowELL' s). i. as when a man is said to be 'shady in Latin but TOPPING in Greek plays. and only one was TOPPED. SAectator. 11. . CLOUGH. It is the TOPPINGEST thing I ever heard. 1782. Leg.

at my expense. 1892. TOP. and GRosE) . DICKENS. iv.v. (old). Great Expectations. 2. verb phr.—To copulate : see RIDE. with Cassio.V. 326. When I have been beaten I have always met a better horse than my own. 165 To-pan. to drink (or toss off) a bumper. 4. E. Old Dominion. Sharpt me. Four engage to go half-price to the play at night. Thy husband knew it all. and seem to put them in the box. TOP-SAWYER. B. TUP. 1696. 5. sirrah ! methinks the light burns blue. when they take up both dice. . M Or N.—' A large basin of red earthenware placed in each chamber for washing the feet in' (MANSFIELD. to TOPPE OFF a canne roundly . Hamlet. (venery). Bullied me. xli. 2. Study Windows. 1607. Ibid. between his two forefingers. Tree. 4. whereas one of them is at the top of the box. and TOP UP with oysters. to insult' (B. Terence in English [NAREs]. subs. 1840). Landed at Last. C. I. That is. 136. HARDY. S. (Winchester). What do you Dict. GouLD. 1853. TOP the candle.— ' To draw the corner or end to the top of a person's pocket. Its no heinous offence . phr. I. xi. Of all who have attempted Homer [Chapman] has the TOPPING merit of being inspired by him. Crew. . or Affronted me. he design'd to have Put upon me. 17 Oct. in readiness for shaking or drawing. TO GET THE BETTER OF (Or A BULGE ON) ONE (q. (2) to talk down. to TOP UP with ? 1885. to conclude : spec. Pall Mall Gaz. iv. now she's not so terrible TOPPING in health. 1872.—To snuff (a candle) : also TOP THE GLIM (GRosE and [Amongst CLARK RUSSELL). Cassio did Othello. don't like her to come by herself. . her. . C. 459. TO CRY IN TOP OF. that is. its no great fault to breake open dores. Ay. What'll you drink. Cant. have the most TOPPING fellow in all London for my guest. JOHNSTON.] See verb I. . and shaking the box. verb. This year I fancy I shall be ON TO 1'. to trick. LOWELL. do you stick a little Wax to the Dice to keep them together. 47. to outspeak. you wou'd have ? He thought to have Ton' upon me. Bleak House. (r861). 11. SHAKSPEARE. to get the Chance. That she was false to wedlock? Othello. lightly TOPPED OFF with a mountain of crisp waffles. you would think them both there. (old). 1674. or secured by thrusting a forefinger into the box. . ' I'll marry a 1869. I Under Greenwood cheat with dice : see quots. TOP upon me? c. WHYTE-MELVILLE. and cf. TO .—( ) To overrule . Five Gallants. MIDDLETON. c. (old). i. to whenever his uncle broached the question of his settlement in life.PAN. COTTON.. (old). 1898. (colloquial). . Mr Gargery . x. SHAKSPEARE. . when a favourable moment occurs. one cried ' Top ! ' the others followed. 6. To TOP A CLOUT. To cheat. the last having to do duty : long obsolete. 1596. or to wind up a meal by a special course. I 1901. Emil. 2. E. Also TO TOP UP (or OFF)... Complete Gamester 0680.. which latter operation is frequently done by a second person. taking out. by reason of the ratling occasioned with the screwing of the box..Top. for a young man to hunt harlots. 3. A heavy sleep evolved out of sauerkraut. 1871.—To put in a finishing touch . Century Mag. 1602. The song 'If I was only long enough' landed me with one bound at the TOP or THE TREE. sausages. Others whose judgments in such matters CRIED IN THE TOP OF mine. TOP Othello.' he used to say.i. and cider. work-people.): spec. 1614.' (VAux). ii . V.

In the public houses 1877.v. and a true TOPER. TO TOPE IT ABOUT = to keep the bottle going briskly (B. n Club of Sots.E. Who . by making it a day more than usually unholy. nautical).v. TOI'LOFTICAL talking . 1879. 1680. phi-. and (2) a plug of tobacco at the bottom of a pipe. See TOP-0'-REEB.HUNTER = a Hence scavenger of half. I. B. . HIGHalso TOPFALUTIN (q. —To drink : spec. . syrup . subs. . phi-. —A cheery greeting. TOP-JOINT. TOPPER . If you TOPE in form. 'Tis the sour sauce to the sweet meat. TUCKER. TOP-HONOURS. TOPJOI NT = a pint of beer. the TOPERS . subs. — An introduction to a report : usually written by an experienced hand and set in larger type. See TOP. TOP OF THE MORNING. BURNS [Merry Muses (C. To P-DRESSING. subs. adj. See TOP. HOOD. . subs. BESANT and RICE. .r. MOTTEUX.) : LOFTICAL. (old). (old 36. . i. Ibid.smoked and refuse tobacco. . To Sir Geo. Don't You Smell Fire? Was there ever so thirsty an elf?—But he still may TOPE on. 1 R E ER. phr. 2. and GRosE). XXii. and GRosE)./54. An old TOPDIVER. phr. TOPPER. and inflammatory speeches.v. E. d. subs. 59. DRYDEN. subs. to drink hard. Still Waters. . and GRosE). 1694. The fine you pay for being great. and verb. Vulcan. d. 1800).—Top-sails. (journalistic). (old : now colloquial). often met to TOPE and chat.—I. — Drunk : see SCREWED (RAY. . phr. 1796. TOP-LOFTY. (common).' A sturdy Piece of Flesh. phr. PRIOR. ii.). —A lanky person. 765. subs. The TOP OF THE MORNIN' to ye. Congregationalist. Sits among his fellow TOPERS at the twopenny club. (old). TOPLIGHTS. which went down like mother's milk. . i66 Top-ropes. 3. verb. my boy ! I'll be off to the City. TOP-DIVER. verb.—` A TOP-HEAVY.. Son 4. we gentlemen TOPERS had but necks some three cubits long. . TOPE. V. . a SOAKER (q. With hasty Reverence their TOP-HONOURS lower. Light of Nature. of . and proper. subs. and treat. Three wives. 1675. A merry Grig. Rabelais. phi-. —A pot of beer. —Pretentious . one that has Lov'd Oldhat in his time' (B. adj. 118]. . cool sparkling . xlii. A cigar stump . 1855. bombastic . . E. Etherege. Oh! that . 17 Dec. And tell odd tales of men. . v. COTTON. To SWAY AWAY ON ALL TOP-ROPES. —To live riotously or extravagantly (GRosE). 1688. (old). E. (common). See TOP. BUTLER. Let all the naval World due Homage pay .. (back slang). Scoffer Scoff. a LAMP-POST (q. phr. Lover of Women.' Juno and Jupiter. TOP-ROPES. (tramps'). . TAYLOR. Li. Hence TOPER = a confirmed tippler. They TOPED . (American). TOP-0'- d.) . 1845. . keep [New Year's Eve] as they keep every feast . Prol. Carmen Seculare. TOPPING-CHEAT.Top-diver.' The jolly members of a TOPING club. subs. 1700.

S. TOPSE-TORVE . many of which are given infra. TOPSY-TURVY (q. Also the front of a garment. See 2. heels over head. (1586).TERVY . TOP- (tailors'). and verb. &c. Destr. TOPSIDE THE OTHER WAY. (common). 478. Notes and Queries. In Bodleian MS.v. TOPSIDE-TURVY . Rawl. (1874).E. TURVYTOPSY . TAPSALTEERIE (Scots). 1586. TOSSY-TAIL. such as TOPSAILS OVER (q. o f Cheuelere Assigne (E. verb. Vi. To PSY-TU RVY.TEERIE (Scots) . 33. To PLAY AT TOPS-AND-BOTTOMS. (military) 'to pay one's score with the drum' (=to march away). TOPSEY . —Drunk : see SCREWED. verb. The estate of that flourishing towne was turned arsie versie. [ARBER]. 1528. Poet. TOPSY . And eyther of hem TOPSEYLE tumbledde to the erthe. TOPSYTURN . with derivatives such as TOPSY-TURVILY.] . [ARBER.. fEneis.T. C. adv. TOPSIDE . E 7. phr. [Of uncertain but much-discussed derivation: the word also shows remarkable changes in form. I. but by a very simple movement the cards are forced back to their original condition. 1430. 26. (gaming). eleventh line. STANYHURST.S. TOPSET-TURVIE . TOPSET-TIRVI . 25 (which is dated 1694-5. TOPSAIL 167 Topsy-turvy.). buries it. TOPSYTURNY . Mony turnyt with tene TOPSAYLES OUER That hurlet to the hard vrthe and there horse leuyt. TAPSIE .). TOPSY .—To go to sea leaving scores unpaid . Century) is TOP + SO TERVY ( =overthrown).T. phr. (GROSE). TOPSY. He tourneth all thynge TOPSY TERVY. 2. (venery). (old colloquial). 214]. and TOPSY . 1219.Dictiogues[PEARsoN. TOPSIDE THE OTHER WAIE. HEYWOOD.TURVIFY. adj. [TOPSIDE- TURNED. with confusion in some of the forms with kindred phrases. I find the phrase TOPSIDE TURF WAY. Ireland. phr. Troy (E. phr.Topsail. Descr.SAWY E R . [?] Rom. TOPSIDE TURVEY. phr. TOPSITURNIE . (old). II. verb. upset . 59]..] 1583. of course.TURVYISM (or TOPSAILS OVER). —Upside down . 320. TOPSIDE-TURVEY .] VARIANTS. TO P-SH U FFL E. subs. Rede Me.—To copulate: see RIDE. SKEAT. To P. cf. subs. TOPSOLTIRIA To PS-A N D.BOOSY. 5 S.TURNED. — TOPSY . TOPSIE-TURVY . and is a copy of a MS. (nautical) (GRosE). in confusion : also as adj. TOPSIDE TOTHERWAY . To PLAY TOP-SAWYER. TOPSITURN . TOPSY-TURVY. TOPSIETURN . [FOSTER.BOTTOMS. TOPSIE-TURVIE . . on the reverse of sign. TOPSY-TURVYE . and To PAY ONE'S DEBTS WITH THE TOPSAIL. TOPSIDE TURFWAY. TUPSIE-TURVIE . written not later than i586). TOPSY-TURVINESS. TOPSYD-TURVEY . The most recently accepted theory of probable derivation (HALL. This is 'shifting the cut. verb. TOPSITURN . (venery). Roy. —To shuffle the lower half of a pack over the upper half without disturbing it. Ibid. TOPSY- TURVYE . TOPSY-TYRVY . TOPSIETURN .—A collar. 51. The cut.). TURVYFICATION. —To copulate : see (Scots) TOP. TOPSY-TURVYDOM.E. RIDE. TOPSET-TORVIE . Works 1547. phr.v ). TOPSI-TURVY .' and can be done with one hand or two.TURVEY .

Thus were all things strangely turned . BulNs. is all TOPSY-TURVIED. It is very hard to keep it [optimistic faith] fresh and strong in the presence . 1774.scuttle turn'd TOPSY-TURVY. my purposes tourned cleane TOPSE-TURVE. Ibid.. 154. Seven Gables. BURTON.. d. MINSHEU. 159]. HAWTHORNE. At last they have all overthrowne to grounde Quite TOPSIDE TURVEY. x. Green Grow the Rashes. HUGHES. ADDISON. LEY. Double-dealer. This little lecher was always groping his nurses and governesses. SOUTHEY. 61.. . and might well be employed for Faust viewed TOPSITURVILY. 1840. Insane patients whose system. Now Nereus foams. Life (1846). Old Plays (REED). i. women changed into men. 1885. 1654. SYLVESTER. (1886). a verkeherte welt. REYNOLDS Pithy Queen. V. 1617. arsiversie. GOLDSMITH.' 744. Ibid. CONGREVE.Topsy-turvy.. 1606. With all my precautions how was my system turned TOPSIDE TURVY ! 1765. 3.. Paris Sketch Book. The d. 1796. Farewell to Mil. . V. says. 1. A thencrum. 42. Guide to Tongues. 21 Mar. URQUHART. Doctor. a thieves' and prostitutes' apotheosis. or world TOPSYTURVIED. 75. Misf. ELIOT. i.. II. There fortune laid the prime of Britain's pride.. 1878. a regular TOPSYTURVYFICATION Of morality. When thwarting destiny. Here the winds not only blow together. 1589. Anat. . TUCKER. 288. RICH. Then is it verily. 1594. '796. My poor mind 1759-67. Schisme.. Tristram Shandy. Revol. Epil. What a bonnet 1 why it looks quite scurvy. . v.TURVY. 1837. 3. 5 Feb. ' Madame Sand. He breaketh in through thickest of his foes And by his travail TOPSI-TURNETH them. 169. of such TOPSY . TOPSIDE THE OTHERWAIE. arsiversy.' 993. turning TOPSEY on her Thumb. as sure as a gun. Has done some clever things in his time. II. We shall o'er-turn it down. Fortune's Fool. SPENSER. 168 Topsy-turvy. 1713.YLE. CARI. 11. I found nature turned TOPSIDE TURVY .TURNING Of right and wrong. 1664. Cornelia [DoDsLEv. 0! 1834. upside down. 384. All turned TOPSY . TOPSITURVY.TURVY commonwealth of sleep. 23. 1596.' 'Valentine ' was followed by 'Lelia. Arthur [DonsOld Plays (HAnATT). iii. THACKERAY. Such. 3241. at Africk walls. Viii. . H. CHAPMAN. Lift. d. 1740. Ibid. Look. 1598. TOPSIE-TURVY z. Ibid. Would rather have the commonwealth turned TOPSIE TURVIE than her tires marred. 1653. If I had not knock'd him down. KYD. In the TOPSY-TURVEYING course of time Hexthorp has become part of the soke of Doncaster. Widows' Tears. L'ESTRANGE. can sing a good song. all . xi. 1851. It's like a coal . 1694. 29. BOWLES [MERRIAM. behoulde. Theoph. 1612. . 1625. Hyperbole.. Then. iv. all TOPSYTURVY turn'd. S. 1605. Now. . . U. 26 Nov. In this TOPSY-TURVY world friendship and bosom-kindness are but made covers for mischief. An' war'ly cares an' war'ly men May a' gae TAPSALTEERIE. but they turn the whole body of the ocean TOPSY-TURVY. Melan. Pamela. tu. The view of cynical TOPSYTURVYDOM which has been so long worked with success at length shows signs of exhaustion. Charles (1655). RICHARDSON. Teleg. Light of Nature. TOPSITURNIE. SHAKSPEARE. heres Supernaculum. 40. and now the furious waues All ToPsiF. His words are to be turned TOPSIDE TOTHER WAY 10 understand them. x. Reign K.' . STERNE. And turn'd him TOPSY-TURVY under.-TURNED by the zEolian slaues Do mount and roule. 2. xxxix. I Henry IV. as in Herr Tieck's drama. . His trembling tent all TOPSIE TURUIE wheels. Guardian. D. ii. Virgil Travestie (1770). finds matter for screaming laughter in mere TOPSY-TURVY. and men into women. COTTON. Rabelais. II. Did TOPSIDETURVEY turn their common-wealth. 1879. ii. Fr. ' The Vocation. all out of joint. Du Bartas. TOPSY. There laid her pomp. 1885. 301]. Vivisection is TOPSYTURVYFIED in a manner far from pleasing to humanity.V.

xi. An undergraduate who is one of their best TORPIDS. Pall Mall Gazette. subs. led the General a dance of it. unmanageable person : as adj. (Oxford). Under the heading TOPSY-TURVYDOM. Notes and Queries. the attendance being large. 8. verb. (2) overpowering. 19 Feb. (American : Philadelphia).v. DICKENS. TORMENTOR-OF-SHEEPSKIN. 2. phr.—A worthless woman. . —(i) A second-class racing eight : corresponding to the Cambridge SLOGGER (q. Ibid. 7 S. TORMENTOR-OF-CATGUT. subs. II. (common). subs..—A carrot. rushed out of gates.—A boy who has not been two years in the school.v. The TORPID races were continued at Oxford on Saturday in fine and pleasant weather. the Lent races : also as adj. (old).—A first groove wing. —A drummer (GRosE)... TORTURER OF ANTHEMS. Westminster Gazette. Verdant Green. SCRATCHER 19oo. or horse. subs. and 1853. (prov. HUGHES. phr.. Bu MFODDER (q.). Oxford University TORPIDS. Gil Bias [ROUT. —A pot-boy. -. 170. TORRAC.' said the brazenlunged TORTURER OF ANTHEMS. and American). 1889. E. Tom Brown at Oxford. Ekat a TORRAC =an obscene retort. LEDGE]. xii. TOP-YOB. TORMENTOR. (Winchester : obsolete). and (3) in pl. 18. On the last morning the boys. immediately in the wake of the other boats.(1) rebellious. The Misses Green [saw] their brother pulling in one of the fifteen TORPIDS . '1 am perfectly well acquainted with that city. (old). New Timothy. 1890. These races were concluded to-day. TORPID(or TOGGER). This subsequently gave way to a race of Seniors in sedan chairs. (theatrical). . 1809. subs. X. James's Gaz. TORCH-CUL. HALLE- (old). phr. (back slang). 3. MALKIN.Top-yob. phr. 6. After the TORPIDS will come the Clinker Forms—an institution hitherto unknown in Oxford. up College Street and along the wall of the close up to the old White Hart Inn. . subs. . Felstedian. Diet. (back slang). 1900. The TORPIDS being filled with the refuse of the rowing men—generally awkward or very young oarsmen— find some difficulty in the act of tossing. phr. 19 Feb. a real TORN-DOWN piece I was. 4. (Harrow). 3. subs. Feb. 2.—An unruly. Oxford. I tell you. A long iron fork : used by cooks at sea. SCRAPER (GROSE). (HALLIwELL).--I. — A BACK(q.---A fiddler . TORTLE. The TORPID Races last six days. a LUJAH HOWLER (q. 21 Feb. where breakfast was prepared before the chaises started. (nautical). the author says . 1884. subs.v. each bearing a burning birch broom. after early chapel.v. xxvii. 1870. 1890.. Pit-. St. a TORRIL. Twenty-six TORPID eights were out at Oxford in training for the races. TORCH-RACE. the Japanese do many things in a way that runs directly counter to European ideas.)—B. TORN-DOWN. 186x. sense 1. BRADLEY. GROSE. subs. ( 2) one of the crew .) .—A chorister . subs. 286.). part of the breaking-up ceremony of the winter half-year. CATGUT- subs. BAKER. You know I was a girl onst . .Formerly. 26 Feb. Yes. 169 Tortle. xxxii.—To shamble away.

NEAL. . haries. 1. 1680. s. About 1832 TORY began to be superseded by ' Conservative' . . Cant. . E. Frog. from their pretended affinity to the fanatical conventiclers of Scotland. . 1695. MOTTEUX. took up arms for the King. Braggadocios. 1735. 170 Tory. Put on your skeets and TORTLE.e. PHILLIPS.—See TOISE. Letter. and (3) a generic reproach : e. misgovernment had called into existence bands • . The frequent robberies. Absalom and Addl. to whom the appellation of TORIES was affixed. upon their keeping hath greatly discouraged the replanting of . Moss-troopers. 1719. TURNER. To oagle there a TORY tall. 1837.g. a measure which was directly aimed at the Duke of York. or supposed abettor of the Popish plot . Pills to Purge. There is hardly a whig in Ireland who would allow a potato and butter-milk to a reputed TORY. Defying the Pretender. Eng. DURFEY. CharcoalSketches. Vulg. (old : long recognised). who is termed a TORY amongst the stars. a ' terror ' . Thus these two ridiculous words came into general use. the Court as distinguished from the Country party. rapparees. MACAULAY. i. though with very different meanings. from a supposed resemblance between them and the Popish banditti in Ireland. 1714. occasioning the increase of TORIES and other lawless persons. Dia. Both in Scotland and in Ireland. by experimental legislation. and other notorious felonies. s. Diary. collectively.. and TORIES. to the grievous mortification of that party called TORIES. [PINNocK. . Eng.. [?] BISHOP. Hence (2) a bully. 1566. TORTOISE. etc. 1694.. . It is a curious circumstance that one . DRYDEN. HEARNE. i.). An advocate for absolute monarchy and church power : also. . Tongue. 25 Sep. TORY-RORY rakes and tantivy boys. . though originally given in insult. PUMP AND TOR- subs. also Irish thieves. The year 168o is remarkable for the introduction of the well-known epithets Whig and TORY. s. or rapparee. and to put in the whiggs . . afterwards James II. (b) one who refused to concur in the Exclusion Act confirming the succession to the throne to Protestants. [RIBTONVagrants and Vagrancy. 'To Reader. Goldsmith's Ii 1st.e. Zealous Sticklers for the Prerogative and Rights of the Crown. x66. a sort of rebels in the northern part of Scotland.. ii. The former was given to the popular party. . SWIFT. TORY. 43. B. Iri sh State Pafiers. one upholding the existing order of things in Church and State. (Irish)=a marauder : spec. TORY. robber. one who sought. 396].Tortoise. indeed the march of time has now (1903) considerably modified the old TORY political ideas. and the other of Irish. or a little Whig. King George hath begun to change all the ministers. .v. an Irish vagabond. . 252. (a) a sympathiser with. J. to remedy admitted or supposed disabilities. Hist. (1373). Ibid. who were known by the name Laws of William III. Crew. At this time were first heard two nicknames which. as opposed to LIBERAL. 43. iv. origin. .. The latter was given to the courtiers. 1706. That Irish Papists .v. have returned into Ireland. to cover lawlessness. and every man is a knave or an ass to the contrary side. Marrow of Astrology. Pant. GROSE. II Sep. in behalf of the Monarchy .] 1681. like the TORIES in Ireland. and (c).. Kind Keefier. C. or WHIGS (q. And now I must leave the orb of Jupiter. or RafiTORIES. was of Scotch. 1725. World of Words. murders. . of Whigs. Lift up your voices . [Ireland]. disbeliever in. 1849. or the banditti in Italy. V. . were soon assumed with pride. that live by robbery and spoil. and have continued ever since to mark rival parties. —( ) Orig. you TORY-RORY jades. C.. committed by robbers. and drop down a little lower to the sphere of Mars.v.' Wit and fool are consequents of Whig and TORY. Subsequently TORY assumed its modern meaning: i.. a bandit (16th century) who.

1666. anxiety. if we let the rascal trifle in this manner with the corps. ii. 1886.Task. io Oct. . 1885. is also provided. at the same time.. An unattached student. 3. Life in Our Public Among the new substantives are gamester . — To drink at a draught. afforded a refuge to Popish outlaws. subs. 4. Rev. xxii. The party led by Sir Robert Peel no longer called itself TORY . ii. 2. 1887. I 'erb. . Thus the appellation of Whig was fastened on the Presbyterian zealots of Scotland. 1821. Sfiy. xxix. to TOSS a can of beer : also to TOSS OFF: ef: TOAST. . Schools. He TOSHED his house beak by mistake. subs. Daily Telegra fill. IRvING. (University). Voyages. Lord what a TOSSE I was for some time in. Fortnightly Rev. to douse. 371. pill-.. TOSH-POND (Royal Military Academy)= the bathing-pond.—i. much resembling those who were afterwards known as Whiteboys. Ibid. (American). (HoTTEN). 1582. Tryon and his adherents. 2 June. This put us at the Board into a TOSSE.—A small fishing vessel. Marg-aret. and got three hundred'. —I. Mag. 253. PEPYS. They returne to their old intemperancie of drinking. Diary. 136. ConteiV. See Toss. Sermons (Parker SOC. that they could not justly tell where it [gold that he had buried] was. TOSHER. or I will let a little of your TORY blood from your veins..' 4.): ' What frightful TOSH ' (Oxf. Hence any one favouring the claims of Great Britain against the revolted Colonies. li. HAKLUYT. TOSSED (or TOSTICATED) = drunk : see SCREWED. an important utensil for periodical ablutions on stated nights. 26 Nov.) [OLIPHANT. (Billingsgate). COOPER.g. PILKINGTON. JuDD. A TOSH PAN.. xxxix. . Ibid. for they are notable TOSSPOTS. subs.' said Mistress Pottle. TUSH. PASCOE. It was never certain whether he was going to nobble the TORIES. (old colloquial). Surrender.--Cheese : see TOSH. TOSH.—I. . Toss. . 2. 171 2. agitation. 3. you servants of King George . A bath. 1855-9. i.v. lip-labour] a TOSSPOT. Washing- ton will not trust us with the keeping of a suspected TORY. The bogs of Ireland. (public schools').—A measure of sprats. . though both little vessels are employed in catching what they can close into the land. and to treat Protestant nonconformists with indulgence. 1892). (colloquial). . subs. (public schools'). ROT (q. The name of ToRv was therefore given to Englishmen who refused to concur in excluding a Roman Catholic prince from the throne. 26 Oct. Also as verb = to splash. commotion. Hence TOSS-POT = a drunkard (GRosE) : see LUSHINGTON . to gulp : e. to throw water over a person : e. New Eng. and was transferred to those English politicians who showed a disposition to oppose the court.—' A man who steals copper from ships' bottoms in the Thames. under the direction of distinguished officers. a foot-pan.' but Conservative. or square the Radicals. Life of Washing -ton. TosH -SOAP. — Nonsense . whose ferocity was heightened by religious enthusiasm. 5 We are all in a TOSS in our neighbourhood. of desperate men. 1870.. (Oxford University).g. 558. — A loyalist : during the period of the War of Independence. These men were then called TORIES. It was said that the TORIES were arming and collecting in the Highlands. to aid the conspiracies formed by Gov. 1560. (nautical). 1881. Thus a TOSHER is not a longshore driver. (1667). I..

If the pieman WINS THE TOSS he receives a penny without giving a pie . v. TO TOSS UP (or TO TOSS) = (I) to decide a matter by skying ' a coin (GRosE) : also as subs. [?] Robin Hood [CHILD. (or Toss-uP)=an even chance. Margaret. 201. JEgidus. 1637. HUGHES. [?[ Richard Ceeur de Leon [WEBER.` Epith. TOSSED OFF d. Provided quick. Our lustie TOSS-POTS and swillbowls. How Kyng Richard with his maystry WAN THE TOSS Off Sudan Turry. 1. Asc HAM. . TO TOSS UP=(2) to prepare rough and readily (of food). II. MALKIN. DICKENS. 1592. made his military salute. Ibid. 1820. tit-bit which .' said Richard. and all that class. We TOSS about the never-failing Cann. They spend . . 57. Except that I am quite sure I don't want to go into the Church. Rise up. musing. 'what I had better be. . I mean to TOSS A CAN. Poor Hepzibah was seeking for some . i. A certain friar TOSSING THE POT. Have you read Cynthia? It is a delightful thing TO TOSS OFF a dull hour with. The corporal produced the bottle and the glass. xiii. HALL. (3) to while away (of time). 206. CONGREVE. and remember my sweetheart afore I turn in. viii. 1853. and TOSSED IT OFF. and TOSS-POT. xviii. We drink and piss . . poured it out. a poem. Barnaby Rudge.. . Sir Robert TOSS-POT [Here he dubs Will Summer with the Black-Jack]. Virgil Travestie (1770). HAWTHORNE. II. execute. Middlemarch. URQUHART. Toss-PoT. iii. 375]. SChaenlaSter. Gil Bias [ROUTLEDGE]. 1695. 412. . 59]. MARRvAT. Ballads. 26. Satires. 1759. Rom. . Lon. to masturbate (venery) . if he lose. Met. 17o). and got choice of goals? 1870. 1. c. BRAITHWAIT. ELIOT. . KING. GOLDSMITH. Barnaby's Jo. and (2) to depart hastily . vii. Two Races of Men. Rabelais. XXIII. A good part he drank away (for he was an excellent TOSS-POT). 1. . NOW TOSS they bowls of Bacchus' boiling blood. Seven Gables. beer-bibber .' 1857. Tom Brown's School- days. 1851. TO TOSS OFF= (I) see verb supra. DICKENS. Pills to Purge. 1851-61. HOLLAND. It is a mere TOSS-UP whether I shall ever do more than keep myself decently. For in a brave vein they the bouls. 1583. 1821. JuDD. TO TOSS THE PIEMAN is a favourite pastime with costermongers' boys. he hands over a pie for nothing. BAILEY. till they are either drunk or penniless. 1692. I. now ye have herd . 1599. ii. . . Summer's Last Will [DoDsLEY . Vi. 129. 1872. 15. xxxii. her dress was loose. There I TOSSED it with my Skinkers. Lab. with something nice. MAvirEw. 1653. 1719. II. NASHE. Life in London. 167o. . 2. It is a TOSS UP who fails and who succeeds : the wit of to-day is the blockhead of to-morrow. and TOSS'D UP in a trice. unstudied. a task. and drinking very often at the table was reprehended by the priour. EGAN. 1648-50.. and seemed the result of conscious beauty. Thus became Tom TOSSPOT rich. No. Plinie . iv.' The husband . . 1725. Erasmus. LAMB. . . Old Plays (HAzIATT). The TOSSING OFF soldiers . Away he flies Ere TOSS-POT could unglue his eyes. xiii. and TO WIN THE TOSS = to be successful. Also PHRASES: COLLOQUIALISMS and To TOSS OUT=(I) to Hasn't old Brooke WON THE TOSS. . . what money they may have in TOSSING for beer. Vestry. dress hurriedly. 1809. 35. . with his lucky halfpenny. and drink to piss again. P. Bleak House. walked behind a damsel TOSSED OUT in all the gaiety of fifteen . Love for Love. (2) to do. ii. 1841. To be looked upon as a common pipesmoker. the heavy 1837. were wet and spirits. to dispose of easily . 5.. v. P. she might TOSS UP for breakfast. Swill-Tub. lxxxiii. Snarleyyow. 172 OFF Toss. has been call'd Blockhead. 'I haven't the least idea. Bee. Lordynges. DURFEY. On Saturday stew'd beef. 75. or turn out quickly : as TO TOSS . COTTON. and (4). or musical performance . it's a TOSS-UP. 407.Toss. I .

TOT-PICKER (or RAKER)= a scavenger. muffins. unkempt. Raoul told a tale of a repentant mother's interest in the child which she had left as a wee TOT Of two. Up came the children. ''Tis the TOSS of a copper. TODDLEKINS. SAVAGE. 1886. In the Blood. Little RagaP'r'aps he's goin' A-TOTTIN' (picking up bones). I have a TOT ' . . yet brown. St. 1900.' said the doctor quietly . . . and the TOT Of rum. WYNDHAM. adj. 3. Hence as all : cf. ASHTON. WHYTE MELVILLE. Century Mag.v. Generic for anything small : spec. D.. See TOTTERY. (old). Verb. WALKER. lo Sep.. hardy. 1XViii. (army) = kitchen refuse and (general) all kinds of waste. . Teleg-.four. verb. worried . TOTE infra. Haydn. III. phr.. Tot. KIPLING. 1884.' GREENWOOD. 294. Sic wee TOTS toolying at 1868. KINGSLEY.--I. looking all the brighter . tap his forehead and say. and as forgetful as the Irish judge of La Rochefoucauld's maxim—that you may hoodwink one person. a GO (q.. the great composer would suddenly start up. Social Life. whence a nip or dram.g. to wager (or TOTE). liked company . TOSSY-TAI L. ii. left on the TOT. (colloquial). a wee TOT = a little child: cf. 4 Sep.). to reckon : also TO TOT UP Also (2). phr. One of the most earnest advocates of the measure said. dirty. Hence TOTTING= bone-picking. wild-eyed. 1882. . 1886. (provincial).—A braggart . adv. is the recognised perquisite of the orderly-man. . 1748.PLU M E. etc. (common). Swirr. the glare of the camp-fires. 8i].' See BLANKET. xxxviii. James's Gaz. . (colloquial). and (2) ' intoxicated ' : also TOSSICATED. . TOSS. and active little TOTS.Pherd [Works. Queen's Service. . Anything . 22. an endearment: e. a swaggerer. A minute after he would return. See Toss. dust-heap sifting . I want those TOSTICATIONS (thou seest how women and women's words fill my mind) to be over . i. careless : also TOSS ILY. as verb= to drink : see TOTE. — (I) To count . The coin fell on its edge in the clay. often found himself pining for . TOSSY. 1888. Ibid.' 173 your knee. = an exercise in addition . 1885.' is said to have had this respectable origin. RAMSAY. vii. 23 Sep. that I may sit down quietly. (common). and saved his life for that time. Also (2) a measure holding a gill . by which he meant that he had a thought. but if a guest stayed beyond a certain period. 1899. . Clarissa. but not all the world. He . and reflect. Yeast. 1849. 4. 'Excuse me. to Stella[Century]. 1901. or bone. the 'Death or Glory' Boys : in allusion to the regimental badge of 'A Skull and Crossbones. it must have been a TOSS-UP all through the night. RICHARDSON. TOSTICATION subs. the fragrant fumes of the honey-dew.Toss-plume. subs. [It] looked a TOSS-UP as to which would arrive home first. ii.. subs. The expression. commotion : whence TOSTICATED= (I) restless. adv. —TOPSY-TURVY (q. and must go to his study to jot it down. 856. . subs. He TOSSED UP whether he should hang or drown.). or marine store stuff. 'He'll do. THE OLD ToTs = the 17th Lancers . I have been so TOSTICATED about since my last that I could not go on in my journal manner. Field. — Per- plexity . TOT. 17M. Argemone answered by some TOSSY commonplace. 'a TOT of spirits. Gentle She. Brought to Bay.v. There may have been instances where juries have 'TOSSED UP' sooner than remain to convince an obstinate colleague.—A bone : spec. 1725. . She answered TOSSILY enough. Only a Subaltern. 1884. 35. White Rose. ragged. vii. (old).—Off-hand.

make them TOTE more than their share of the log. Am. 338. TOTE-ROAD=a road or track. Since all de blooded dogs were TOTED off by fleas . T885. SAVAGE. The bullies used to . c. Scribner's Mag. with a glance at ToT = to drink drams) =a hard drinker. 496. 3268. and C. you can go unarmed./. 'Toper and Tote.—To carry .v. viii.. Major Jones's Courtship. . 1873. I UP a load. TOT-BOOK =a 1766. Wimple for disturbing the peace. to bear a burden . Notes and Queries. everything . I have frequently heard in Lincolnshire the phrase.]. I cannot think Mr. and went back and sat down on the bow of the skiff to rest. Indeed. 18[?]. i8[?]. and waitin' on me like a nigger : it would hurt my conscience. 'One thousand eight hundred. I should also like to know how much a man can TOTE. Science. The militia had everlastin' great long swords as much as they could TOTE. Its forests are still so unbroken by any highways save the streams and the rough TOTE-ROADS of the lumber-crews that this region cannot become populous with visitors.. xl. subs. TOTE Trans. Ulysses S.Tote. Music Hall Song. New Purchase. Chronicles of Pineville. 2 S. [ ? ]. 'Come back.' You'll always find the sober With a few pounds at command. 1889. Graduated Exercises in Addition (ToTs and Cross TOTS. TOTE IT UP. 120. TOTTING his entries. 1869.vm. The last two TOT UP the bill. Chicago Tribune [BARTLETT]. De measles TOTED off all de cunnin' little nigs. (common). and TOTED him off to the calaboose. Grant will degenerate into a kind of hand. 1844. 1884. My gun here TOTES fifteen buckshot and a ball. 1896. yOu need TOTE no weapons . the TOTING may go On. Simple and Compound).' Seventeen hundred and twenty-five goes of alcohol in a year. THE TOTE (or THE WHOLE ToTE) . xix. 211. (American). 1879. 757. 1870.). I could never bear to see a white gall TOATIN' my child about. Athencpum. . CLEMENS. and slings 'em to kill. Finn. 1852. Speech in Congress {S. and how long a time. if you TOTE FAIR. 1. The predicament [of assassination] in Texas can be avoided by always ' TOTING FAIR ' with everybody. i8[?]. 242. Philol. without resting.aS much as one can carry . So named on account of the rum He constantly put down his throat. TOTED See TOT. that is.' As well we'd another old chum. xi. TO TOTE FAIR =to reckon accurately : hence (South and Western American) . all. — A teeTOTE. Huck. No. CARLTON. Dey say fetch an' TOTE 'stead of bring and carry. to endure. to act honestly. The watchman arrested Mr. Medlicott (1864). These TOTTED together will make a pretty beginning of my little project. His report of his having induced the aristocratic Navajos to TOTE his luggage was received from the mouth of Gen'l Kane with a good . i8[?]. c.natured amused derision. An' dat dey call grammar !—by de Lawd Harry. Negro Melody. to PLAY THE GAME (q. 'Hasn't C.. Roundabout Papers. Massa' [BARTLETT]. Hence TOTE-LOAD=. .' 167.' said Hyacinth. (1860-3). organto be TOTED around on the back of a gentleman from Illinois.1870. how much a woman can TOTE. 224. Music Hall Song. Fool of Quality. An' de sojers ob de army hab TOTED off de pigs. 'Come. 1843. xiii. 1 74 Tote. ' A Night's Pleasure. and tell me what it comes to. THACKERAV [Century]. By all of his mates called the TOTE. 39. Soc. 1895. book containing examples for practice. we TOTTED it UP one night at the bar. got over it yet. Major Jones's Travels. totaller : also (in sarcasm. i8[?]. De 'possum and de coon are as sassy as you please. 169. DONNELy. Here a boy was ferociously cutting wood—there one TOTING wood. R. BROOKE. 211. Century Mag. Old Negro Song [BARTLETT]. Ibid. Pickings from the Picayune. Verb.

iii.Copulation : GREENS and RIDE. [OLIPHANT. prons. the 1380. 1530. GOLDING. A7. to swing on the gallows. Hence TOTTLE. by the TONE bygone in Saxony : and by the TOTHER laboured to be brought into England. as far from vaine expence . As adj. f. IL 2. . (once literary : now vulgar). 3. 1586..' sign. harebrained (B. There still the other presseth in his place. The TONE of them could make the other yield. TOTTY-HEADED = giddy. 1591. Myn heed is TOTY adj. Tale of a Tub.V. subs. phr.. (Winchester). of Rose. THE TOTHER. Notes. 583. [12[1. TOTE. old TUSSER. usually said to be an African word introduced by Southern negroes. ONE WITH OTHER. . New Eng.A convict : see SIDNEY-SIDER. T'OTHERUN (Charterhouse) = a private school. As far from want. GAY. the TANE AND THE TOTHER. MORE. fiomilies. 1890.i. verb. Bxi. Prose Treat.) THE ' THE TONE (here TOTHER) is contracted (colloquial). 1727. 1551. The TONE for using crueltie. 29. Sir P.' 333. Luke xvi. and loue the TOTHER. Harington's Ariosto.DAY. Cantab. How happy could I be with either. d.The other . 1360. (2) any school not a public school.Toter. I would lose a limb to see their rogue. Reeve's Tale. SYDNEY. . (Victoria: now rare). 1383. 1573. The TOON yeveth conysaunce.]. ii. HAMPOLE. Good Husbandrie. the TOTHER for his trull. T'OTH ER SCHOOL.E. - Seesaw.] 1630. subs. FLETCHER. 145.v. WYCLIF. the other doth entice. The TOTHER day on the same wyse. (common). of my swynk to-night. i. (venery). phr. THE TONE. the one (THE = Met. Were T'OTHER dear charmer away.. nor with paine. uses the old form of 118o. TOTER. or unbecoming because more or less alien to Winchester. Night-Walker. 1565-7. 18. ships TOTTER. subs. and Jove became a bull. phr. The followed by into TONE. . (provincial).. but the African words which have come into English use through Southern negroes are few and doubtful . 3. '75 Tottery. And TOTHER ignoraunce. (Old Cant). subs. the day before yesterday. And where the TONE gives place. TYNDALE [OLIPHANT. TOT =a simpleton : see BUFFLE.To hang . Cent. [E. TONE AND TOTHER= both . Ff.`Pref. As the kynge fro the horde can ryse. with cunning. TONE doth enforce. ON is Seint ]AT OER is Seint Andrew.. 429. Ovid.] 1340. i. Peter and 2 5. One's former school . Beggars' Ofiera. S. CHAUCER. and GRosE) . ROM. and do not include verbs.. 9. T'OTH ER-SIDER. see TOTH ER (To N E). 74. (old colloquial). HARINGTON. E. verb = to walk unsteadily . Ibid.. He schal hate oon. subs. xci. 'Utopia. of Images. and a cunning TOTER. TOTTERA RS E. T'OT H ER. 38. PAT Old Eng. unsteady : also TOTTLISH (or TOTTY). 175. .S. = NON-LICET (q. New Eng.Spec. Did. Cant. phr. And that with force. Bible.T. . Ariost. iii. Worshil.' Int. 5559.). subs. but frequently used in an indefinite sense. Many other thinges touchyng the pestilent secte of Luther and Tyndale. Origin unknown . . . Tales.-I. Tyndale sometimes. MS. JoNsom. indef. . His name was Vadian. So was Licaon made a woolfe . 1633. M. ' TOTTER. CHAUCER. 13. TOTTERY. ii. like his enemy More. Thou sulde doo bathe . -A piper [GIFFoRD : a low term]. Shaky . TOTHEREMMY= the others. the old neuter article) .

Ayrshire Legatees. that I should now see something TOUCHED OFF to a nicety. Song Sparrow. to manage somehow. Field.—A trick . a TOUCH OF THE TAR- 1890. Bird of promise ! we hear thee sing. very dark in others. . 25. xxxii. 22 Jan. SWIFT [Century]. ADDISON. TO TOUCH UP=(I) to gently jog the memory. That he desired for to go to bede. a dodge . 4 : hence TOUCH-UP.g.. I was somewhat TOTTY when I received the good Knight's blow. TOUCH . 1821. Notes and Queries. 7 S. 1745. or produce hastily or by a few strokes of pen. cost : usually in combination. HAWTHORN. (2) a spur to action.v. No beast so fierce but knows some . Harper' s Mag. subs. pencil. a TOUCH ( =a foretaste) of spring . SCOTT. and TOUCHES OFF the Londoners to the nines. PALSGRAVE. it rolled slightly over. Angel.' d. Tom Brown at 1861. tour. . — Generic for the minimum of effort or effect : e.. 44. TOTTIE. TO TOUCH OFF and TOUCHY): also see verb. 'Only a HALF-CROWN TOUCH. While the air has no TOUCH of spring. in the bookseller's phrase.—A high- class harlot : somewhat of an endearment : cf. Oxford. mend. (old colloquial). (colloquial). At night went to the ball at the 1648. 22 Sep. a TOUCH ( =a pricking) of conscience . d. 1886. was the brayn of his hede.( 3) a finishing or improving stroke. subs.. a guinea-TOUCH. a TOUCH ( = a twinge) of pain . . I concluded to give them a wide berth. When I looked up and saw Scenes. What he saw was only her natural countenance. 86. 1774. (old). 1530. Faint in some parts. No. frost. To DO A TOUCH -7= fo make shift . Diary. or spur forward. TO TOUCH OFF = to outline. A TOUCH of 3. 1878. (2) to urge. [ARBER]. If the plate was worn it has been TOUCHED afterwards. TOUCH. a TOUCH (=a spice) of humour . . 118. . a PENNYTOUCH = a penn'orth. i. or add to (cf. Also (Eton)=a present of money. BRUSH = slightly coloured (of mixed white and black blood) . GOLDSMITH. will make a sixpenny TOUCH.. (common). Freeholder. (3) to improve. Eikon Basilike. viii. TOT. 1. UPON =to dwell lightly on a matter . Give me a rose that I may press its thorns and prove myself awake by the sharp TOUCH of pain ! 2. Clubs. 2. I was upon this whispered . HUGHES. a contrivance : cf. a crafty dede. 1851. draft. 1864. verb. 1597. x. as. HAMMOND. Sometimes said of a woman to imply her worthlessness. Seven Gables. GAUDEN. 176 Touch. as a GUINEA-TOUCH = something costing a guinea . for trick. ROTTEN. BRYANT. a TOUCH (= suspicion) of frost . I never bare any TOUCH of conscience with greater regret. 1535. or brush . vi. C. MS. 1720. egg on.(1) a reminder. Sir ERASMUS PHILLIPP. subs. as I pressed the trigger of my rifle. TOUCHE. Richard III. Wild Northern Our little boat was light and TOTLISH . 71. SHAKSPEARE. and. So TOTY 1819. TOUCHED UP with the usual improvements of an aged coquette. x. value . a slight TOUCH = a gentle reminder: hence TO TOUCH. . Slang Dict. 1715.Tottie. 1855. He's such a funny man. I find I can't lift anything into this canoe alone—it's SO TOTTLISH. Lang. JOY. —I. Fran. Rawl. 1895. Worth ..] 4140/Ogy to Tyndale [The word TOUCHE is used d. 207. s. Print my preface in such form as. [?]. TOUCH of pity. lxxxix. GALT. a TOUCH (=a trace) of pity . what a TOTTERY performance it was. Ivanhoe.

ii. We have just TOUCHED for a rattling stake of sugar at Brum. Your Beauties can never want gallants to lay their appetites. 502. TOUCH- Macm. Also (5) (or TO TOUCH UP) to grope a woman . Free from TOUCH or soil with her. Cornkill. Bird o' Freedom [S.].. LILLARD. Gil Bias (1812). Oliver Twist. capable of. I could not go abroad without her.-To copulate : see as subs. Jottings from Jail. MAYHEW. her TOUCH-TRAP. . All that I have been able to TOUCH being no more than three thousand ducats. Rabelais. or bear comparison with. . He lived upon credit. 1888. .. . 22.Touch. I conceive. NO. 134. One day I took the rattler from Broad Street to Acton. (GRosE) to get money in hand. TOUCHABLE =(I) RIPE (q. Merry Drollery [EsswoRTH]. but worked my way to Shepherd's Bush. 1897. St. MARSHALL. VANBRUGH and CIBBER. Ponies. ProNew Eng. i. I did not TOUCH them. One would call it her pillicock .i. ii. Lab. The children of Israel going out of Egypt with their flocks and their little ones is no TOUCH to it [i. Also in modern usage = to obtain speciously or secretly. J. I never give or lend money. so I TOUCH'D father's cash.' said the friend. Poker Stories. by methods that will not bear too close a scrutiny . 1771. [Referee. William Peer distinguished himself particularly in two characters. v. 1865. 1653. 1877. Mr. But you see I never could rise money enough to make a do of it. and I had TOUCHED. and hence (thieves') . Wasn't he always top-sawyer among you all? Is there one of you that could TOUCH him. 1 77 Touch. 'Not to be TOUCHED with a pair of tongs' (of a foundered whore) : BARGE-POLE. Mag. 166i. SMOLLETT. 4. Guardian. SHAKSPEARE. SMOLLETT. 1838. COTTON. my boy. . 3]..' C. which no man ever could TOUCH but himself. = the act of RIDE: kind .. HORSLEY. xl. 1668. . voked Husband (OLIPHANT. 'No.1. for Meas. Quevedo (1678). 1749. No man will TOUCH HER WITHOUT A PAIR OF TONGS. 12 Feb. A spark prop a pal . England. Virgil Travestie(177o). a new sense of the verb]. and C. subs. TOUCHED for a red toy and red tackle. ii. I knew a thing or two about poker. or come near him? 1851-61. and it would have required George Appo himself to have TOUCHED me for my wad. whence TOUCH . the first day of May in New York]. . 3. URQUHART. May take a gentle TOUCH together : So each of other may have Proof. Lond. Hunzfihry Clinker (19oo).e. xii. See TOUCH-AND-GO. (venery). His governesses burst out laughing. (old colloquial).. TOUCH-TRAP= the penis : see PRICK. 80.v. 1889. 82. 1796. Whereas nobody will TOUCH the ill-favoured WITHOUT A PAIR OF TONGS. to steal : in Australia to act unfairly : cf. . To HAVE A TOUCH=t0 make an attempt. her flap-dowdle. and what he could TOUCH. see 1896. . 162. STE14:LE. may TOUCH about one million sterling a year. . A man TOUCHES money (obtains it). . 648. Sims. 1670. 2. 1713. Abroad and at Home. Louis Globe Democrat. 1603.). 17.HOLE = the female pudendum : see MONOSYLLABLE. Verb. I thought I'd have a TOUCH at the same thing. DICKENS. A dip TOUCHED the Canadian sheriff for his watch and massive chain while he was reading the Riot Act. (6) to roke a man . 1879. -To be equal to. . HOLMAN. 159. (colloquial). . 1726. 102. . also TO TOUCH UP (GROSE)= to masturbate. xliii. I. III. LESTRANGE. If iEneas be a spark they there . He ran against a wealthy friend whom he thought to TOUCH. 30. cRIB = a brothel. Generic for getting : spec. and (2) in trim for the act . 1862. Major Jack Downing. Plank Bed Ballad 1888. Nov. Meas. 229.

1400. and (2) to get at the truth of matters . Ed. — 1. bef. I Will TOUCH AND GO a little in every place. to irritate by allusion or joke. whose pride was a little TOUCHED by my remonstrances. 1592. . continues he .' C. iii. desiring him to receive this hedge inamorata. to shake a vessel by luffing . ' TOUCH POT. they will pretend this and that. IN TOUCH WITH =(I) in sympathy. LATIMER. that expressive thing which we call TOUCH. 178 Touch-and-go. He's told by Dominus Factotum. and thank you too. his teeth) and whistled. 1725. etc. VI. 'tis TOUCH-POT. z. SHIRLEY. Burlesque Homer. Perkin Warbeck.. GENERYDES (E. T. iv. . 1838. Academy.' Would you have me persuade your Husband never to TOUCH you more ? 1751. B. 1634. may be pinched by any of the company till he has touched bone (i. A handsome. and adj. The quarrel TOUCHETII none but us alone. TOUCH-AND-GO. advice. BAILEY. to rub up the wrong way. PHRASES AND COLLOQUIALISMS. nothing to spare . But give me the Buxom Country Lass . We want. Serms. 1719. TO TOUCH BOTTOM (or BEDRocK)= (I) to reach the lowest point. Pah to Purge. Paradise Lost. With that the quene was wroth in hir maner. Bird in a Cage. As the text cloth rise. or comment .. OUT OF TOUCH WITH =(I) antagonistic. and desired her to be cleaned and clothed in a decent manner .e. HOME. 1549.Touch. 1720. 1772. —To arrest (GRosE). 1 Henry VI. DURFEY. S. 371. iv. To TOUCH YOU UP about the bottom. SMOLLETT. so that she should be TOUCHABLE on his arrival. Elegy on Mr. a close shave . with our brethren of the working class. concern. TO TOUCH ONE =to affect. BECKETT. The European in Morocco feels that when he is in company with a Barbary Jew he is IN TOUCH NVITH Europe. 1889. we only want money's worth for our money. 14 Sep. TOUCH PENNY' = ' No credit given ' . i June. lively boy. 118. we shortly shall Conclude all fear with a glad nuptial. SWIFT. TO TOUCH A SORE SPOT (UP. . = ( I) a narrow escape. Denzar. . BRIDGES.. 47. but they keep no promise. and (2) out-of-the-way. There were frequent halts to enable the regiments to maintain TOUCH. (colloquial). and (2) a trifle.). hasty . superficial: of persons and things. but his words have Toticfen me home. un-get-at-able . He TOUCHED THE PENCE when others TOUCHED THE POT. New Princeton Rev. Erasmus. iv. 1856. 207. They keep no TOUCH . Thought she anon this TowcHITH me right near. TOUCH-PENNY.. See TOUCHED. Uncertain . Pall Mall Gaz. 97. Sfiiritual Quixote. [?]. . As subs. II. May I for cats and dogs turn butcher. 1633. Northern Travel. That will take a TOUCH upon the grass. If ever yet she'd let me TOUCH her. and (2) near at hand . I. Also A NEAR (or CLOSE) TOUCH (or TOUCHER) . Or ON THE RAWS. TO TOUCH HER UP (nautical). He wrote a letter to Hatchway. . 361. 2. Beshrew me. 43. AS NEAR AS A TOUCHER = as near as may be. FORD. 7. to clinch an argument. risky . TRUE AS TOUCH= absolutely true .). Peres line lxxxvii. marry. ' TOUCH BONE AND WHISTLE' (GROSE)= Anyone having broken wind backwards. 560. GRAVES. or influence . they will talk of many gay things . ' Lying-ii Woman. TAYLOR. that which we have largely lost . 1772. subs. Ibid. 1882. We know the custom of such houses. (old). SHAKSPEARE. If Florence now KEEP TOUCH. . according to vulgar law. Ay. E.

V. This TOUCH in the brain of the British subject is certainly owing to the reading newspapers. iii. iii. Maid's Trag. Poor Gentleman. Tatler. . .. as NEAR AS A TOUCHER.v. Badding-ton Peerage. 28 Oct. —A shilling . —A Destiny.. his brain is TOUCH'D. V. The next instant the hind coach passed my engine by a near shave. 1704. I. He is not to be judged by their law . 161x. xxxvi. was TOUCH AND GO to that degree that they couldn't come near him. [OLIPHANT. See TOUCH-AND-GO. are of much better work than those made in England. Quick on the spurre . Madam. It had been TOUCH-AND-GO with them for many a day. 1549. EARLE. And that is it makes her so TUTCHY sure. . James's Gazette. Chatouila la i5oincte. that will not endure to be TOUCHED. adv. 127. 1831. 1709). 1882. It was a near TOUCHER. The TOUCH-PIECES are all similar in design. and now.' Hee is TEACHY himself. good . from less to more. which were struck abroad. . hence our TOUCHY. S. Ibid. 148. mentally impaired. (rhyming). MARSHALL. Irritable. (old). Confederacy.e. 1. 178. 1888. St. And there we are in four minutes' time.v. v. 86. . it ended in a threatened separation. It 1883. Y'are TOUCHIE without all cause.—I. 18.Oters. TOUCHY. [ANNANDALE]. and was only stamped out on the accession of the Brunswick dynasty.. OLIPHANT. all 'angles and corners' [i. 1648. ' A Blunt Man.— Slightly crazy .'] Hence TOUCHINESS= sensitiveness. the gold ' angel ' having been used for the purpose. WHITEING. 1 79 Touchy. peevishness. COTGRAVE. . To TOUCH AND GO (old coaching : cf nautical phrase. King Leir and his Three Dau. The ' verb TOUCH gets the new sense of irritare .luck piece given by the sovereign to those they ' touched ' for the cure of scrofula. touch = to infect. i. 1529. Ponies. .. Mutual Friend.Touched. A BOB TOUCH-MY-NOB. 1628. 186o. hence (2) applied to anything within an ace of ruin : cf. adj. or king's evil.s. SO it was with Glenroy and his lady. TOUCHER. 1889. Microcos. d. . . DICKENS. It was the nearest TOUCH I ever saw.. Century Mag.. TO TOUCH BOTTOM= to graze the shallows) = (I) to drive close enough to TOUCH and escape injury (HoTTEN : a trick of the old jarveys to show their skill) . Athenawm. FERRIER. It was as Rochford felt. he has been TOUCHED. subs. There were some who called her TOUCHED. 3 Mar. [JoHNsoN : 'a low word.): see subs. TOUCHED. The illusive TOUCH-AND-GO manner. John St. TOUCH (phrases). Ibid. 25 Oct. very delicate work with Sir Edward. phr. Pray mind him not. Academy. 1899. TICHY. however. apt to take offence. 1897. RHINO. 373. Those of the Pretenders. (colloquial). Lying Lover. xli. though. Dict. and seldome to his own abuses replyes but with his Fists. Herr Ludwig had A TOUCH-AND-GO journey before he caught the Setvia.= a kink. (q. Hence TOUCH. that's all. subs. FLETCHER. My friends resented it as a motion not guided with such discretion as the TOUCHINESS of those times required. VAN13RUGH. 1705... ix. STEELE. a twist : cf: Old Eng. from bad to worse. New Eng. leux She breeds yong bones. Before the reign of Charles II. no coins were struck specially for TOUCH-PIECES. These TOUCH-PIECES (all of them perforated) are curious relics of a superstition which had existed for many centuries. TOUCH-PIECE. SKELTON Works. 188.] 1605. GAUDEN. Eikon Basllike. blemish. SALA. 1887. 2. 1865.you see master's a little—TOUCHED. (c. 1611. taint. (old and still colloquial). TOUCH AND GO. very nearly. quot.' because she told them plump and plain that she wasn't going to be a fellow's chattel. . tetchy].

RANDOLPH. This is no age for wasps . iv. Glossary. Scribner's Mag. (13 Mar. (artists'). severe : e. a TOUGH ( = difficult) Joe. being the first day of the TOUR there . And made it neyther TOUGH ne queint. Ibid. raise difficulties. 45. and. 1668). a TOUGH ( = stubborn) CUSTOMER: a hard nut to crack. and they undressed. 1706. a TOUGH ( = incredible) YARN: a long story' (GRosE) . 1837. Made thou it never so Tow3. able or sensitive. f.. II. a TOUGH ( = violent) STORM. You tell me that you apprehend My verse may TOUCHY folks offend. .v. MS. If that I . 3. BARNES. Tales [TYRWHITT]. 2. Ibid. HOWELL. D. a bully. Letters [DAviEs] You have a little infirmity. Table Talk. [Breda] has yielded .xiv. Also as Adj. -Rather: e. Mr. a TOUGH ( severe) REBUKE. Daily Teleg. to "hoodlum. Releg. very irrit- M. Macready . Callous and TOUGH. J. The TOUGH. to Spinola's Hands. subs. to make much of a small matter. . 29. . i 8o Tour. 1889. Troilus. (American). Cent. . TOUCHY A Lux =rather a good thing. in particular. Poems in Dorset DiaTOUCHY . 2. 'tis a dangerous TOUCHY age. SCOTT. CHAUCER. Ff. and (2) to take excessive pains . . CENTLWRE.tactility or TOUCHINESS. 1383. -I. 1665. (venery). (Christ's Hospital). and C. or touches are employed. 48. The whole appearance of the young TOUGH changed. Rob Roy. In South Australia he is exceptionally TOUCHY. Leg.' 1885.. The female pubic hair : see FLEECE. Which hath long hanggid. 1781. 'My Lord.g. . 'here's a rather subs. you must not interfere with 1640. v. 1844. PEPvs. 13. a TOUGH ( = prolonged) SIEGE. TOUGH. RAY.' Ingolcls.' said the King. and (2) a MERKIN (q.-Descriptive of a style in which points.309. broken lines. after a TOUGH Siege of thirteen months.viii.. his pipe. TOUCH.. Fables. TOUGH JOB.. resty and TOW. North Country Words. make it to TOUGH. I." continues to flourish in San Francisco. 692. TECHEY for TOUCHY. . Took up my wife and Deb. SMITH. 531. Introduction. 19 Mar. sagacious. 'or. a TOUGH. to Displeasure or Anger. 14 Oct. the reprobated race grows judgment-proof. -A turn or drive: spec. where being in a hackney. his northern appellation changed TOU PEE. Also TO MAKE IT verb. iv. 458. TOU R. Basset Table. subs. I found 1817. verb. 53. GAY. long-headed Scotchman. Letters. Cantab.g. and to the park. 15. .-Generic for difficult. Very inclinable (RAY) = as tough as may be.A See OLD TOUGHS. (colloquial). COWPER. Booke of Dutchess. as distinguished from firm unbroken line work : cf. the fashionable promenade in Hyde Park : now (1903) THE ROW (Rotten Row). (old). c. C. 1727. and the terror and horror that had showed on his face turned to one of low sharpness and evil cunning.. 1651. when the Beau-Monde make their TOUR there. TOUGH =(i) to AS TOUGH AS WHITLEATHER Hey for Honesty. Ibid. . Teleg. BARHAM.. Cant.. where many brave ladies. rough . The sweetness of the Park is at eleven.Tough.): see LADY'S Low TOUPEE. 1879.. Befe and moton wylle serve wele enow . [?]. impatient of being even 'touched. and will not endure the stinging. 1831.]. Mr Povy and I in his coach to Hyde Parke. lect. 2. To day thou gate no mone of me. trying. Diary. 1742.[S. And up he goth and maketh it ful TOUGH. 11. V. And for to seche so ferre a lytill bakon flyk. . 69. was ashamed to go into the TOUR. 1.

The rogue's sharp set. Ashmole. coach. when and where there is a Push. squeezing. Thornton Rom. Tout. thy TOUT. (Old Cant). You slut. True Disc. Ibid. A STRONG TOUT = strict observation. S. who looks out sharp ? TOUT the Culls. the Bum (q. . (Old Cant).] You'll at least keep Six Horses.) . Canterbury Tales.' Whence (venery) = to master a woman by romping. of ther 1882.—` To look out sharp. Old Mortality. SCOTT. grim and large. v. (old colloquial). clasping. subs. RICHARDSON. on the sly. for the verb tuse becomes tousel (Scott's TowzEL). M. 1695. Who -mum? C.. and GRosE)...v. E. or steamer servants. etc. Switzerland. —In 18th and early 19th centuries a continental tour embracing France. As subs. TOUSLING. TO PULL (or MESS) ABOUT (q. A parcel of fellows. FOOTE. how you've TOUSLED the curls. Ibid. 1761. 13. verb..] 1530. dishevelled.' The hote culter brenned so his TOUTE. Love for Love. 1718. to. Tam 0' Skelliter.' And then he fa's a kissing. Works. to be on one's guard' (B. tyke. A large TOUSEY dog that can kill singly a fox or badger. 81. (2) a spy for thief or smuggler. for I wou'd not make a TOUR in Hyde Park with less for the World . 316. ' My Jockey is a Bonny Lad. Thousand Nights. TOWZIE BURNS. 1383. — To rumple . He is a pushing TOUTE.. C. Vulg. 1887. . or steamer runner. E. A 1791. Cant. Crew. HIGDEN. to ransack . (colloquial). 1696. He iii. And Nicholas is scalded in the TOUTE.Tousle. . 1785. with mousle.) : also TO KEEP TOUT: see NARK. ii. and their business TOUTING—riding out miles to meet carriages and company coming hither. Eye those Folks which way they take. 'Miller's Tale. what if he should . [AskiToN. Also TOUSY = rough. TOUSE. close watching (VAux). MS. pressing. Men. coach. 173. . subs. mean traders whom they call TOUTERS. Rubyng TOUTE. After they had TOUZLED many a leather pokeful of papers. f. Mayor of Garratt. winna let me be. ix. (or TowsLE). 27 Mar. New Eng. [OLIPHANT. 1791. [Camden Soc. 151. CONGREVE. and give ha? 1763. Italy. Ibid. . Uncle Tom's Cabin. II. and (modern) = to canvass for custom as do hotel. 1852. who. obtain the speed and capabilities of race-horses during their training.). See TOWRE. unkempt. the BACKSIDE (q. 1816. 'Porter of the Three Ladies of Baghdad. Sir Toby. alias an Accidental Crowd of People. 181 TOUT. A very heavy mat of sandy hair. Thus swived was the carpentere's wif. thy coney. 6o. S. i. And Absolon hath kist hire nether eye . CHAucER.V.v. Hence (HALLIWELL) = to follow. in a decidedly TOUSLED condition.). 17[?].' Thy caze. Queen Anne. A look-out house. thy catso. Verb. black. GROSE. freq. ix. B.. Diet..]. [Cf. c. PAYNE. . xiv. Tongue. 61. — The posteriors . to solicit employment as does a guide. .] 1370.V. E. . =(1) a hotel. The / is added. (3) a racing agent or 'horse-watcher' (GRosE). Old Song. He'll TOUZLE her and mouzle her. that lies scouting in and about the City to get and bring intelligence to the thieves. or eminence. Field. phr. TOUT. fall to without the help of a parson. (1816). TOWSETH and mowseth. TYNDALE. and Germany : regarded as an essential finish to the education of young men of rank. for me thinks a pair looks like a Hackney. 239. She loot Tam TOUSLE her tap-knots. THE GRAND TOUR. hugging. STOWE. alias thieves' watchman. Also TOUTING-KEN= a tavern-bar (B. Antiquary. TOUT. COrreSfi. to beg their custom while here. or (racing : see Tie) to spy out special information concerning horses in training. TOUSLE 3810. TOUTER . C. .

who are. phr. 1827. some making 401. otherwise he would dust his cassock for him. 2.V.. on the Bury side of the town. or any of those bloodless sharpers. KINGSLEY. PASCOE. . Hurn. 1886. phr. HOTTEN. Fraser's Mag-. and (spec. Ladies. (Shrewsbury School). 1857.— 166. bid him hold his tongue. who volunteers to carry his box of clothes and bedding free of charge to the same destination. 1885.phry Clinker. under one's influence. 1843. 1837.—The anus. . Bess. . or 50/. to distract attention and thus pave the way for robbery by a confederate : also TOW-STREET (GRosE) and TOWLINE (VAUX). (common). ' It suits my purpose to become the princi- pal medical man in this neighbourhood--" And I am to TOUT for introductions for you ? ' Barristers' clerks TOUTING among prisoners and prosecutors. who bet their money with more certainty. Bohemia. Lond. or at command : of persons and things .' The TOUTER. I WARDS YOU. on the look-out for information as to the condition and capabilities of those horses entering for a coming race. 69. the offer of grog or soft tack (bread) . I got a TOWELLING. subs. A toast. Venetia. MAYHEW.Everyday Life. a little better known to the police. TOUTERS. TOUTS often get into trouble through entering private training-grounds. are we to have darkmans upon us? 1837. of a woman who is said to have such and such an admirer IN TOW. They. (common). 'British Merchant Seamen. information to certain persons . (1886). shaking his cane. are less liable to be TOUTED than any other training-ground. phr. but if you should do me that office. Martin Chuzzlewit. A verb cudgel : also An agent in the training districts. There had been a good deal of before-breakfast TOUTING Ibid. DICKENS. BARHAM. 1851-61. a week during the season. and begging their custom . Law Mag. Two Years Ago. LYTTON.. Field. Publicans forestalling guests. or meeting them on the road. 1. Ingoldsby Legends (1842). I shall rout every TOUT. but it did not do me much good. 3 Oct. scold. TOUTING.) thrash (GRosE). Ibid. LOOKS WO TO- 1869. verb.' said Tom . TOWEL. (colloquial). TOUT the cobble-colter . 1881. the professional TOUTS being outnumbered by the /bid. I. Tow.. I have here a good OAKEN TOWEL at your service. perhaps. 'I have no pretensions to such a valet. Lab.' 469. (old). (common). Margate. are very highly paid. strike me blind if my sees don't TOUT your bingo muns in spite of the darkmans. i. A long run in : at hare and hounds. WHITTY. to be met with at Brighton. xxxvii. 4 Sep. however. Everybody was industrious. 3067.—In hand. etc. . SMOLLETT. x. . Pelham.Tout. fundament: see BUM: also TEWEL. Prankly. Rev. — Generic for money : see RHINO. To TOW OUT. duffers. The amateurs. 22. TOUT. TOWARDS. I have not a doubt. Come. spec. OAKEN (Or BLACKTHORN) TOWEL. 256.. A species of racing TOUT enters the cottage of a female trainer. . 83. 1869. the runner. as (TO GIVE A TOWELLING or TO RUB reprimand. DISRAELI. 182 Towel. 1857. subs. —To decoy : spec. and overheat yourself. After that last all up' there is a TOW or continuous run of from one to three miles. lxxxii. i. my covess. 2. I LOOKS TOWARD YOU. IN TOW. old mort . Thimbleriggers. . (old).. gallops . s. at one's apron strings. Slang Did. 1863. DOWN WITH A TOWEL)= tO 1771. whose business it is to attract the sailor to his master's lodgings by the judicious loan of money. Athenalem. — 1.

Rejected Addresses. observe. 295]. Nigel. 7730. d. BUTLER. J. And some fall PRECHYNGE ON TOWRE HYLL.T. shades.. or in stiffened bows. which TOWER aloft. Amid his hond he let the frere a fart. 63. and her chiefest care in putting it on. TOWER-HILL-PLAY. TOWER or Bow steeple. 71. See TYBURN.] (old).' And whan this sike man felte this frere About his TOWEL gropen ther and here. MIRE. Some fall to foly them selfe for to spyll. . and (3) false hair worn on the forehead (B. etc.—I. Tales. TOWER-HILL VINEGAR. SMITH. Sompnoures Tale. ii. chen the coue TOWRES. temp. 1610.] Hence TO PREACH ON TOWER 1IILL= to be hanged. Queer cuffin will be the word if we don't TOUR. 86. Venetia. Make You Works. 1676. Also (2) a wig or the natural hair built up in the same fashion . subs. and GRosE). phr. bullies. Now I TOWER that bene bouse makes nase nabes. — (I) To watch closely . BEEN ROUND THE TOWER (Old Cant). to decamp (HARMAN. undress'd : I do not mean naked . 1607. TOURE you well . see Where they are rubb'd. DEKKER. Lay trains of amourous intrigues In Tow'Es. 1837. 1383. hark you well.—The swordsman's block.). Martin Mark-all. no 1681. A fashion in feminine hair-dressing. CHAUCER. and Anne : pasteboard.—A bullet. . iii. TOWRE out ben Morts ' [Title]. which is as much as. and GRosE). subs. Kin- 1663. B.' DYCE 'a verb particularly applicable to certain hawks. but only their face without the TooE. and curls.E. .Tower. 'Black Procession' [Bacchus and Venus]. TO TOUR OUT to go abroad in search of booty : hence to be off. TOUR. Ovid's Art of Love. DISRAELI. E. 1675. Make Nunky surrender his dibs. SKELTorr. William III. Her longer. fludibras. When a poor skipper's cap does cover yours? 1710. for long. and H. 183 Tower-hill Vinegar. soar spirally to a station high in the air. 'To his Lady. 4fie-Gentlewoman. RADCLIFFE. Fort. (old). 1711. as in a high tower. subs. . 1737. LEAD TOWER.S. [SYDNEY. Verb. to rise aloft.i. Old Ballad. England and English. 'Tis a frightful thing to see some women . (old). E.' x86. ribbon. 329]. subs. [GRosE : 'to overlook. [Tower . CONGREVE. tO. and GRosE). Fellow the man smokes or suspects you.phr. 1. TOUR TWIRING the gentry cove. Rub his pate with a pair of TOWELS.E. (Old Cant). and thence swoop upon their prey. 1. A LEAD (Or LEADEN) TOWEL. and some transitory patches. locks. 1567. —Clipped : of money (B. 0. About the year 1711 the good taste of the Queen induced her to discontinue wearing the . HARMAN. .). names which the wits bestowed in derision. ETHEREGE. Woman Turn'd Bully [NAREs]. the 1675. TWYRE . the place of execution. E. hollows.1529. phr. and lace were built up in tiers. Magnyfycence [Works (DvcE). Should I adorn my head with curles and TOWERS. 1822. to see. Her greatest ingenuity consists in curling up her TOWRE. Man of Mode.'] Cant. Jests Merle [GROSART. i. A slap on the Face and a kick on the Breech' (B. Caveat (E. bien mort SCOTT. 182. and draped with a lace scarf or veil. (common). 1812.hill was. and periwigs. TOUR wou'd keep in curl ii. And Art gives Colour which with Nature vyes : The well-wove TOURS they wear their own are thought. ROWLANDS. understand : as a hawk on the look-out for prey : also TOURE. Ovid Travestie.

Moll. this night he sups at the Lion in Shoreditch. and gown rows . (colloquial). (old colloquial). : whence MAN ABOUT TOWN (see PHRASES). Blue. ON THE TOWN----. TOWN to-morrow ' . 1648. the Jews. Note. All else IS TOWERING phrenzy and distraction. 245. As you are known the first and happiest hearers of the TOWN. Russell went into a TOWERING passion. Jenkinson of St. placed the townspeople under an Interdict. though the arrears were forgiven. — Townspeople. Punch. in contempt. 171 3 . Guide to Oxford.] 2. 1849-61. ( ) the antithesis of housey. x.(I) getting a living by .' that is peculiar to the Hospital : whence (spec. ALLEY.)= the members of the University. 1853. to come to TOWN. ) TOWNEYS= clothes more in accordance with modern taste for town wear than is the distinctive BLUE habit . A baronet . V. David's (1825-40) offered a curate in his diocese a living. are happily unknown. [In early days Universities were subject to perpetual conflict—with the TOWN. He's in 1607. ETC. No. and TOWNEY (Christ's Hospital) . however. [which lasted] till 1357.. That a letter be directed to the ViceAdmiral to desire him to suffer Prince Philip. . BRADLEY.g. pays. with the penalty of an additional fine of the same sum for every omission in attending at St. A flaxen-haired person . . 1846.] 1887. TOWN and Gown disturbances [date back to] 1238. c.' 1899. outrageous. brother to the Prince Elector. February loth. TOWERING. (University and schools'). subs. WestTen. Scholastica the Virgin. TOWN HEYWOOD. 184 Town. 1853. The consequent change of dress might be vulgarly expressed by' exchanging houseys for TOWNEYS. 163. besides a yearly fine of ioo marks to the University. —To COME TO TOWN=(I) to become common. TOWN. They not unfrequently terminated fatally to some of the combatants : on St. ADDISON. Eng. For the gownsmen funk the TOWNSMEN.. . 1. Philister. but added that his Lordship had omitted to mention the name of the town where his presence was 'required. This fell into abeyance at the Reformation. as distinguished from GOWN (q. Mary's Church and offer up mass for the souls of the slain scholars. and (2) to be born . Henry Prol. and WEBSTER. 2. . TOWN-LOUT (Rugby) =a scholar residing in the town with his parents. Hist. PHRASES. London : e. and desired him to come to TOWN to be instituted. The curate expressed every willingness to obey the command. SPECtatOr. 'So-and-so is in TOWN: cf. Grostete. I go to (or leave) TOWN. MACAULAY. Verdant Green. (colloquial). I know not when he will come to TOWN. . also (2) a comrade adj. 1345. Sir Roger de Coverley. And the TOWNSMEN funk the gown. ii. 1825. Whence TOW-HEADED = roughheaded. II. and individually present an offering of one penny at the high altar.—i. the Bishop [Lincoln]. 1711. In 15 Eliz.. 16cn. 1. Mention is made of the time when a boy leaves the school.. and the Papal Court : see quot. DEKKER ward Hoe. LANE. Cato. violent.head . when the mayor and sixty of the chief burgesses were required every anniversary to attend St.—Extreme. ADDISON. nowadays . Also TOWNSMAN and (Cambridge) TOWNEE (or TOWNER) : Ger. The fine was yearly paid on the loth of February until put an end to by Convocation in the year 1825. iii. from the same town or locality (army) : Fr. . and (2) a rumple . HOUSE. and it was decided that the town should continue the annual fine and penance. When he is in TOWN he lives in Soho Square. JENKINSON [DAVIES : Bp. subs. xxii. SHAKSPEARE.v. Commons' Journals. the Friars. 111.Towering. Mary's. several lives were lost on either side. etc. —I. unkempt. the University claimed arrears. Nov. TOWH EA D.

May-day. . IN TOWN (BEE) funds . xi. 1704. in keeping. r. and GRosE). 1. Ran like a TOWNE BULL. ii. and not have her put out of countenance by the impudent honest WOMEN OF THE TOWN.' Jack long was ON THE TOWN. DAvENANT. 1689. 313]. A thorough varmint and a real swell. TAYLOR. phr. lady. 1664. and (2) in the swing of pleasure. Fast and Loose. Tow-POW.. or taste is more or less connected with the shady or ' fast ' side of life (GRosE) . . SWIFT. Do you imagine he went about stealing of city venison ? 1630. BEE. Works (GRosART). 1681. MS. Gentilisme (1881). xxii. HOWELL. TO GO (or TAKE A TURN) ROUND THE TOWN= to seek amusement. Ho.) (B. — 'To cry. xx. RADCLIFFE. [Howell calls himself] a YOUTH ABOUT THE TOWN. BROWN. Could turn his fives to anything. Examiner. dissipation. (Whose understanding sleepes out many a watch). nowe 'tis COME TO TOWNE . 164o-5o. 116. prostitution. WYCHERLEY. 17. do you not mean so. TOWN-BULL government . CHAPMAN. 1823. — A common whoremaster. occupation. Wakefield. 1842.. subs. AUBREY. thieving. . Love in a Wood. 'AS LAWLESS AS A TOWN-BULL (RAY)= one that rides all the women he meets' (B. and TOWN-HUSBAND = a parish officer whose duty it was to collect bastardy fees. . r) being regarded as the centre of national life . To ROAR LIKE A TOWN-BULL. . subs. . 29. or bellow aloud' (GRosE). . 'Tis common growne with every country clowne. a fashionable MAN ABOUT TOWN. MUTTONMONGER (q . a teazer . Capt. penniless. This made the beauteous queen of Crete To take a TOWN-BULL for her sweet. (old). (NAREs : it was formerly the custom to keep a bull for common town use. this nasty patch. (military). phr. Diet. phr. iii. and admitted into the family of the Rakehellonians. sir. . =in hard up. sir? Lod. I. RED) . The Newe Metanzor- 1611. Lewdness and intemperance are not of so had consequences in the TOWN-RAKE as in a divine. 1672. 1823. (old). . GOLDSMITH. Works [NAREs]. ) . spec.v. E. ' Jack Flashman. wencher. London (see subs. and the fellow her bully and a sharper. TO PAINT THE TOWN RED 1900. OUT OF TOWN= (see or STALLION). EGAN. BYRON. 1686-7. iv. ii. I have been a MAN OF THE TOWN . The lady was only a WOMAN OF THE TOWN. 1593. etc. . Dial. ii. My son hath turned . Macheatk.' This first was court-like. Highflyers — WOMEN OF THE TOWN. TOWN-BULL (RAKE.v . A MAN (or WOMAN) OF THE TOWN = a person whose living. roaring up and downe. TInt. NASH.] Hence. 1636. bring his bashful wench. 283. of Dead [Works. Letters. Saying that we had meant to fire the towne. (they say) scarce three honest women in the TOWN. 1711. What think you. A man may . He .. Ovid Travestie. or the like. of your Father Jove ? Shew me a TOWN-BULL h'as been more in Love. 1766.— In p/. phosis. The TOWNE is full of wanton wenches. The Grenadier Guards (HoTTEN). Hudibras. Believe me. POOT TOM was once a KIDDY UPON TOWN. GRIFFITHS. 163. Platonic Lovers. ii. aspired more and more to be thought a tip-top swell. Princess of Cleve. and . Nap a reader. i. Don Juan. This piece of officer. in a little time you'll be nick'd the TOWN-BULL. or filch a ring. 89. 185 Tow-pow. from a tame soldier to a TOWN BULL. .Town. s. BUTLER. d. [NASH] I knew a MAN ABOUT TOWN. at night and by a round of 'the halls ' . 1600. E. verb.

[?]. it now stands for a play on words. i. That man should leave thee for that TOY. and forebore not glance or TOY Of amourous intent. Fairy Queen.] d. School of Abuses. idle TOYER. . virtue. 8. . Soon as her curiosity is over.). Passion of Saito [NricHoLs. CONGREVE. LovE-Toys. or adornment. 484.. II. TOUZ ERY GANG (THE).= (I) a lewd conceit. But we can cherish lusty Yeoman. GOSSON. Virgil Travestie (1770. - 186 C. Ballads. 1590. Two or three TOYSOME things were said by my lord (no ape was ever so fond !) and I could hardly forbear him. the harlot wild. TOYE with him. 1707. 61. 46. (old). of adventitious worth. Sclaunder and False Detractions. page n5." etc. SKELTON. 15[?]. i. KILLIGREW. (2) a maidenhead . ix.-Mock auction swindlers : they hire sale-rooms. Then let them vale a bonet of their proud sayle. a woman ! 2.. (1723). . and TOYED with dancing girls. subs. and am'rous Prattle. Here by the way I will tell you a merry TOY. Sit and TICK AND TOY till set be the sunne. phr." Important Sales of Bankrupts' Stock. 1530. vi. Kisses. 1303. an idle story. 1564. Wanton Cupid. and such manning them home when the sports are ended.] . BRATHWAYTE. phr. New Eng. 1841. such smiling. as contrasted with serious. A roi fainéant who chewed bang. UDAL.g. So said he. Tyndale uses TOY much like children's play. usually in the suburbs. Would give the world she could her TOY recover. Works. such TOYING.. TYNDALE. use. amusement. Rediv. and full of wanton TOYS. . H.] New Eng. England's Helicon [NAREs]. d. (common). and (3) the female pudendum. a love poem . v. . RICHARDSON. TOYFUL (TOYSOME. Such ticking. And sweetly kiss and TOY. or TOYING) = amorous. 1529. And of their taunting TOIES rest with il hayle. 34-35. subs. TOYISH. soft destroyer. The word TOY had already meant a trifle or a folly . VI. Parson's Wedding. SPENSER. Ilud. MANNING [Robert of BrUHIle]. II (Last Part). [OLIPHANT. Epil. TOYS like other Towz LE (or Tows E). Manning [OLIPHANT. See TOUSLE. a trinket.. LATIMER. Gilderoy [CH IL D. wanton (BAILEY. Works [DvcE]. to daily: also TO TICK AND TOY. iv. iv. NASH. 50.Tow-row.cull'd me. 1693. verb. 44. COTTON. . Pro!. or intrinsic value : a nicknack. But other some could not abide to TOY. Pleasing tyrant. MILTON. Sfianish Friar. i. 427. i. e. i.. sense of Toy. 1596. 1614. odd conceit. Old Bachelor. Saffron Walden. what art thou become. 1550.] 1678. 2. ii. anything diminutive. 0 1680. virtue. . subs. 1579.. 427. [OLIPHANT. The matron grave. and verb. or tale . me. MACAULAY. 1034. Serm. Erasmus. who will all hazards run. It expresses joke. New Eng. As verb= to wanton. And be enjoyed . 199]. bef: Ed. and in page xxiv. hard use. Warren Hastings. and spec. ii. ix. Unto her repaire.v. 183]. Paradise Lost. buss'd Tow Row. 1753. -Generic for wantonness : as subs. 1571. WARD. [Nash confesses he was often obliged] to pen unedifying TOYS for gentlemen. He (Skelton) has Manning's peculiar TOY. (common). HARRISON. a RACKET (q. To 1529. Hence (old colloquial) = (4) anything of casual or trifling interest. Ibid. And carry women. 299. [TOY = maidenhead. 1731). amorous sport . such winking.A noise . Damon and Pitkias. used TOY for dalliance in 1303. EDWARDS. Barnaby's With me TOY'D they. 1667. Aft on the banks we'd sit us tbair. 1650. and advertise their ventures as 'Alarming Sacrifices. Toy. 1663. iii. SKELTON. 370. And eke emongst them little Cupid play'd His wanton sportes .. Grandison. As a rash girl. DRvDEN. jest.

Works. i. can commit whom he will. Long Live the King. 1598. as they say? Abi. 7. v. Promfit. 1628. (1592).E. Cast not thyne eyes to ne yet fro. FLORIO. Whence WHITE TOY = a silver watch . 3. Adieu. of a cofyr . d.' i. TOOKE TOY at this.. 1607. 1719. Merry Devil of Edmonton. 358. A TOY. Any silk. what is the matter with you now? Hamlet. TAYLOR. . to growe or be humourous. BEAUMONT and FLETCHER. 1703. TOISH. 6. (thieves'). (old). Tamburlaine.In pl. 1611. [ARBER]. I. . Night's SHAKSPEARE. d. 1596. Stafile of News. Dream.TIME = evening preparation. RED ToY = a gold watch . iv. play tricks. Without more notice. Eastward Ho! iii. 320.' The Fatal Banquet. Parv. TEYE. d. 332. i' faith. Polity. BOOTHRY. Any TOYS for your head ? 1594. 221. d. Houseboat. As thou werte full of TOYES. (1604). 14[?]. Hero and Leander. TOYT-HEADED = featherbrained. 1665. A TOY. That down she sunk. HORSLEY. -A watch. absurdity. . 4. Two Noble Kinsmen. etc : cf. restless . Works (1835). d. (Winchester). 1598. /bid. BLACK. so these many times TAKE TOY at a trifle. Have your thoughts on heavenly joys. and is enamour'd of the New-fangle. Eccles. a TOY. =a bureau-desk and bookcase combined. and frolicks with the caprices of frothy imagination. Ibid. TOYGETTER = a watch-snatcher.Toy. whimsical. my lord . 1613. Perched on the top of a hill was a conspicuous TOY of a church. HOOKER. She is indeed one that has TAKEN A TOY at the fashion of Religion. runs in my head. Ca. No. The fool . It quickened next a TOYFUL ape. hot as fire. 1877. 65. 77. The very place puts TOYS of desperation. Midsummer horse. One cannot but be amazed to see such a profusion of wealth laid out in coaches. Whence TOY . c. Made the well-spoken nymph TAKE such A TOY. fancy. Frog-.i. lady. 5. a tov. 187 Toy. 'Tis leap-year. How now. 1440. or fantastical.v . EARLE. 326. DONNE.T. 32.Pricciare. 2. iv. The contention is trifling and TOYISH. The hot 1590. 504]. offence. etc. 46. 1631. into every brain.1667. iii.TOITY = thoughtless. Insatiate Countess. act the fool : whence TOYSOME. and what he will. HOIGHTY-TOITY . Bussy Ta. CHAPMAN. 15. Your society will discredit tha t TOYISHNESS of wanton fancy that plays tricks with words. JoNsoN. 1903. 4. z. Jottings from Jail. attires and TOYS. 'Tis a pretty TOY to be a poet.i. ye TOYISH reeds that once could please My softer lips. 2. Men. i. as they say. 1888. i Henry VI. and lull my cares to ease.S. -A whim. Hence '1'0 TAKE TOY = (I) to be huffish. MARSTON. I taly[Works (BoHN). or caprice. MARLOWE. Viii. and (2) to go at random. 1592. Why did the TOY TAKE him in th' head now ? Bu. but he would not touch TOYS because he was afraid of being turned over. SHAKSPEARE. trappings. Ambois. a thing of no regard. ADDISON. CHAPMAN. d. HOITY . v. SCi. MiCrOCOS.1663. ii. or forcer. 63. I never may believe these antique fables. Sermons. i. any thread. . 1605. For your busk. JONSON. huff. of Soul. i. I. nor doe we TAKE YOUR TOY. Dies Novissima. 1.s. To hear her dear tongue robb'd of such a joy. cabinets. POMFRET. as the TOY TAKES him. Winter's Tale. 1625. and the like precious TOYS. These TOWHEADED times. A man whose wisdom is in weighty affairs admired would take it in some disdain to have his counsel solemnly asked about. Babees Book [E. Worlde of Wordes . 2. 145. TOY AND TACKLE = watch and chain . nor these fairy Toys.1600. . my lady? does the TOY TAKE you. As they sometimes withdraw their love from their children upon slender dislikes. SANDERSON. C. V.. error. giddy.]. ADAMS. MARLOWE. tables. He was very tricky at getting a poge or a TOY. JER. 4. 1665. GLANVILLE SCO.

' Bob grinned Ibid. . On joining my friend.—An exclamation of contempt (WRIGHT. pl. . guidance. Toys .. verb. 224. c. and (2) to attack. TRACK.) — In various phrases : e. in/f. You will be pleased TO MAKE TRACKS. 1888. 1900. TRADE. 2. IVinchester WordBook. 1671 . TRACK THE DANCERS. BEDROCK (q. . did our smart Teutonic Max. . He said he was a banker. — See quot. my Hebe. [The 2. 1884.). God forgive him .g. PASCOE. (modern. a swopping of knives. ready for what was to follow. The clock striking seven. If TOYS has not descended from this word [teye]. hence IN THE TRACES= in HARNESS (q.g. . 1696.S. WARD.V. TRADE-MARK. To go : hence TO TRACK UP THE DANCERS = ' to whip upstairs' (HEAD.—In TRACE. TO MAKE TRACKS FOR = (I) to proceed towards . restraint. take the law into one's own hands.v. run riot. COTTON. What Will He Do With it? III. pawns everything in the place . Field. (Christ's Hospital). Also as verb=to exchange. we at once MADE TRACKS FOR the camp. of women. TPROT. take a run.. out of one's reckoning. Come.' After the boys had concluded their simple repast of bread and butter. subs. 'Father. TO KICK OVER THE TRACES = to set at defiance. 72. the breadbaskets. (old). TRADER. table-cloth. (colloquial). they formed up two-and-two.----A cap. I MADE TRACKS FOR that lad. then and there . .' The old woman . subs. That she. work. 381). WRENCH. LYTTON. 1897. I found him in the fields one morning. . at steady work . Rob. 188 Trader. the different wards being headed by THE TRADES as the boys who carry the candlesticks. phr. when the work of the next morning and the week's composition have to be prepared. (servants'). A scratch on the face . Bob. —A whore : 1887.Tprot. 2. xvi. 1881.—I. ' quial). 1891. also SHE-TRADER and TRADING DAME. 28 Feb.v. (American colloquial). (old). and scampered up the stairs. see . 16 Mar. 1857. c. . (collo- 1847. and cutlery are termed. OFF THE TRACK = discursive. E. MARSHALL. She DRAWS HER TRADE-MARK DOWN MY FACE.v. 1678.. TRACK THE DANCERS. subs. B. (i88). Lucretia. . Two Years Ago. Elsnzere. subs. An exchange : e. and vanish out of these parts for ever. And many a quid he'd given her. Music Hall Song. Century Mag. and mean simply one's belongings.). POMe. II. If he did. TO GO FOR (q. Now car'd no more for her good Name Than any common TRADING DAME. 'London Day by Day. each junior retires to his TOYS or bureau for an hour and a half during what is known as TOY . hence TO PUT ONE'S TRADE-MARK UPON oNE = to claw the face : spec.. GROSE. Telq>. (Old Cant). and bowed to the Lord Mayor. authority. 1876. And if I correct her for what she has clone. IN ONE'S TRACKS =on the spot. Also (modern) TO MAKE TRACKS = tO go (or run) away : see BUNK. Up like a lark—and down like a dump.). at sea . INSIDE TRACK =the truth. Political Songs. Hence THE TRADE = harlotry. xiii. D. xl.TIME.—I. Virgil Travestie TART: (1770). S. The expression TOY-TIME suggests that the s has been added. as one goes. . KINGSLEY. he had better have shot the boy IN HIS TRACKS. vii. it must have been transferred from the contents of the TOYS. xiv. boy] was in for stealing horses. but I think the real thief swore it off on him. before he MADE HIS TRACKS. 1785). Everyday Life.

—A tramway .—Of a loaf TRAGEDY JACK. 1796. BROUGHAM.' rail ' motor.v. phr. verb. "bus it. phr. 189 Tram. — The First (The King's) Dragoon Guards. say. (or .—A thief (GRosE) : see THIEF. Jane Eyre. — A slatternly servant .' act wildly. The TRADE if she but try. lxxvii. Scoundrels and Co. (Western American). [BARTLETT : 'almost peculiar to the girls of New England.] TRADING.] 3. her TRAIL might be clever. the one party agree with their political enemies that. Hist. I presently perceived she was (what is vernacularly termed) TRAILING Mrs. turned the wrong side upwards. d. phr. (American political). 'carry on.—To take to water in order to destroy scent : of human beings as well as animals. (colloquial). a DIRTY PUZZLE (q. . when called out for periodical 'training. verb. — To consort with on familiar terms : e. befool. Dent : that is. 45.Tradesman.' but cf. 52]. sense 3. verb. (old). Hence A REGULAR TRADESMAN=an expert thief: also (common) = a compliment applied to anyone who thoroughly understands his business whatever it may be. phr. 2. — To romp. subs. Presidential electors . draw out. which is still an offence in the Cavalry. xxi. subs. (old).' 'foot it. Whence TRADING POLITICIAN= a corrupt. playing on her ignorance . Sketches. (theatrical).—A veiled form of political treachery : a State Governor is to be elected. but it was decidedly not good-natured. RADCLIFFE. An' yet misca's a young thing. (old).' ' TRAINER. BURNS [Merry Muses (c. To TRASH A TRAIL.1800). (American). in return for votes for their own candidate for Governor. Our dame hands up her wanton tail As due as she gaes lie. TRAIL.g. London th'adst better have built new Burdellos.v. —To quiz. TRADESMAN. one who is regulated by interest rather than principle.' The common herd of TRADING POLITICIANS. subs. To see the Ishmaelites TRAIL a sufferer from swelled head is to undergo inoculation against that fell malady. usually with it : cf. 954. subs. TRAITOR. subs... spec. xvii. venal elector or candidate. subs. To travel by train. TRAIL-TONGS TRADES UNION (THE). (military). 1847.A militia-man . phr.. Poems.—A heavy tragedian : in contempt.' 'tram it. [At one time most of the officers were sons of tradesmen. they will vote and procure votes for the others' candidate for President. -.): also as subs. 1889. KERNAHAN. Whence TO TRAIN UP=t0 hurry. TRAM. Hari5er's Mtzg.—i. Ah 1681. TRAINING with such a crowd does not suit me. 1900. 'bus.car : 9'. (American). (colloquial).' etc. (common). Hence TRAILY=slovenly. and at the same election. The practice is susceptible of numerous combinations and devices (WALsH). TRAIN.TRIPES). (colloquial).' etc. Canning. T'encourage SHE-TRADERS and lusty young Fellows. From Aberdeen to Edinburgh we TRAINED IT by easy stages.). GET AT (q. BRONTA. 1839-43.' THERE ARE TRAITORS AT TABLE. ' subs.

VAMOOSE. 1677. SCOTT. adj. anything or anybody of little or no value. The shawl must be had for Clara. 1850. sir. and as dull as a bachelor beer. — TRAM POLIN. (old). 'What. TRANKLEMENT.4). (common). (American). Takes fees with both hands cause he cannot stay. TRANSLATE. PORTER. (old : now recognised). began to inquire what popish TRANGAM you were wearing.= intestines. subs. I had been down city all day TRAMPOOSING everywhere a'most to sell some Ibid. with the other TRANKUMS Of muslin and lace. . 1713. Also (tailors') to turn (or cut down) a coat or other garment. (old). which thou hast stol'n or purloin'd. TRANGDILLO. and carry back those TRANGANIES. ornament . 1619. reduplication. . Letting of Humours Blood in the Head-Vaine. TRANEEN. stock. Also TRAMPOUS and TRAMPOOS. verb. till we came to a track. And seed strange sights. Perhaps your nose may be TRANSFISTICATED. also TRAMP . (2) in pi. it Sept. Yankee 1746. 2. 1. (nautical). [TRANEEN= the Traneen-grass). thou TRANGAME. Pity your TRAMPLER. Hist. Works [N AREs]. E. TRAMPOOSE. WYCHERLEY. so I TRAMPOUSSES off to the stable. and (3) a renovating tailor (B. I felt as lonely as a catamount. in England. TROLLY-BAGS. TRANGRAM (TRANGAM or TRANKUM). (Irish). HUMPHREYS.—(i) A careless copyist : hence (2) a plagiarist. Abbot. Plain Dealer. see GREENBAG. I landed near to Dover. Some years ago. Ronan' s Well. subs. and GRosE). not worth a rush. But go. d. and OCEAN TRAMP. The TRAMPLER is in hast. — A cargo boat seeking charter or cargo when and where obtainable . (GRosE). World at Tennis. in. he [Aristotle] has suffered vastly from the TRANSCRI1313LERS. St. TR INKUMT RA NKUM. subs. walking Cant' about from place to place.' Ibid. —A lawyer : travelling mechanic. xix. tramp. subs. fal- lal. entrails : cf. Thirdly. TRAMPER. TRANSCRIBBLER. . ' On the lookout for employment . . TRAMPLER. 1820. The Attaché. xviii. 44.1818[?]. (old). GRAY. — A In pl. Tales of the South and West. 387. For though your beard do stand so fine mustated. verb. Whence TRANSLATOR = (I) a cobbler . TAYLOR. ARBUTHNOT. HALIBURTON. — To walk. 1837. Clockmaker. TRAMPOOSING England over.— Pierced. 0 cleere the way.STEAMER. wander about : cf. as all authors of great brevity necessarily must. MIDDLETON.Tramp. D. So we TRAmPousED along down the edge of the swamp. your poor solicitor. . To Wharton. double spring-board. 1600. subs. —A trifle. (1843 .—I. 1 90 Translate. (old). (1825). What's the meaning of all these TRANGRAMS and gimcracks ? H. (workmen's). TRANSFISTICATED. John Bull. and verb. ii. rogue .—To remanufacture selected parts of old boots and shoes. subs.—Valueless . 1630. Cj. TRAMP. have you taken the chain and medal oft from my bonnet?' And meet time it was when yon . vi. (old). See TWANGDILLO. (circus). thr.—A subs. NOT WORTH A TRANEEN. = re-made boots and shoes .

c. TRANSLATED boots. Rabelais. . is felt as a bitter degradation. . NORTH. Love in Sev. 254. reparations. let drive his whole broadside : and fearfully did it TRANSMOGRIFY US. 1694. ci. Hence TO UNDERSTAND TRAP = to be knowing. TRANSLATOR.. S. MOTTEUX. Split my Wind Pipe.-T. 203. Lab.. 1704. that some wicked enchanters have TRANSMOGRIFIED my Dulcinea. TRAP. FOOTE.. 1884. Sporting. TRANSNEAR. 1865.Transmogrify. Great quantities of second-hand boots and shoes are sent to Ireland to be TRANSLATED there. Did.' Ibid. .. has failed." reviving. His good lady . as subs. J. 250. Hist. 214. 1837. TO SMELL TRAP =tc. as I understand it (said my informant). TRANSLATOR. That TRAF is down'=The trick (or try-on`. and the TRANSLATOR lay hands on them . to patch. v. bricklayers. LATOR. PHANT . . GREENWOOD.' subs. FOOTE. Prog. SEWELL.V. 1704. ' BARHAM. Sagacity. 1696. and TRANSMOGRIFICATIONS that inflicted upon the Cnidian Venus of the Vatican is the most grotesque. SCOTT. alive to one's own interest (GRosE). 1864.i.' or TRANSLATING. contrivance. . 'Fri 15 10 Calais [OLIii. suspect : spec. 4. 187. It is almost impossible that all these circumstances . and by repairing them make them appear as if left off with hardly any wear-as if they were only soiled. Dict. is thisto take a worn. 1777. New Eng. the whole world's a Cheat. SCOTT.. . 20 Mar. I interviewed the kind-hearted old TRANSLATOR Leather Lane. Baeker had to limp in his socks to the New Cut. . ii. E. 2 Nov. 1889. BROWN. Woodchofiter's Wedding -. c. Pirate. .Times [S. (old). rio. V. 40. Crew. ii. . 73. TRANSMOGRIFY (or TRANSMIGRIFY). 1748. (GRosE). BOYER.]. 191 Trap. change. mended trousers. . B.. verb. my dear. 1. 1821. FIELDING. in his kitchen in d. .' Did. verb. and C. VOUS n'y entendez Masques. Cant. II. Ibid.. if you don't call hint Mr. TRANSLATION.. S. and DON'T UNDERSTAND TRAP. The cobbler is affronted. The clobberer. and purchase a pair of TRANSLATED crab-shells to go home in. . . and to restore as far as possible the garments to their pristine appearance. Sellers of old Shoes and Boots. Minor. he DID NOT UNDERSTAND TRAP. 1740. To wear a pair of secondhand [boots] or TRANSLATORS . to sew up.V. Aloys. 1728. knows nothing of the game. Eccles.. . penetration. Shoemakers and TRANSLATORS. tanners. Ibid. iii. MAYHEW. iii. I begin to think . There is the curious TRANSMOGRIFY]. you are a Fool.. Tom Cringle's 1.' They are now past clobbering. 1760. Cassell's Pafier.' The TRANSMOGRIFIED Pagan performed his vow. E. Our Minor was a little too hasty . YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND TRAP. 1757. 51. SchoenlalySen. . Loncl. TRANS- St.--` To come up with any body. ' Old Clo'. the reviver. old pair of shoes or boots.v. and nothing but TRAP can resolve them. . 1851-61. Works (17o5).).i. and GRosE).0g. first put him in great fright. -To trans- form. . UNDERSTOOD TRAP as well as any woman in the Mearns. Jonathan . or 'new vamp' (B. alter. should be collected without some contrivance for purposes that do not obviously appear .' (1900). . 1751-4. (old). Some cunning persons that had found out his foible and ignorance of TRAP. Nation. craft. But Of all restorations. Also. It's no go. Times. Works. WIDE-AWAKE (q. Sir. Crying out. 51. Ingoldsby Legends. 1836. Examen. between Shoe-makers and Coblers. Pant. . of thieves in 'spotting' a 'tec. pas finesse. Augustine seems to have had a small doubt whether Apuleius was really TRANSMOGRAPHIED into an ass.' 188[?]. 549. JORTIN. TRANSMOGRIFICATION. . Among these things are blankets . BROWN.

192 Trap. 1838. . ' Where's your License ? ' 6. 1819. We'll be a match for all the blessed TRAPS between here and Sydney with these here tools. In process of time the latticed box was found very convenient for the carriage of other things besides dogs. Jack Shelyard (1889). The little word Joe ! which all of you know. or runners. Redly. BUSSER. 1705. (old). . Squatter's Dream. 1869. DICKENS. 12. and to the TRAPS. NeWCOMeS.' 1854-5. not people) had to be put in through the trap-door (soon curtailed into TRAP: compare " bus " for omnibus. xx. Where a ruffler might lie.'] Hence TRAPPER = a horse used in a TRAP: c . there's a couple of TRAPS in Belston after him now. V. xiii. thief . 192. "cab "for cabriolet). It is remarkable how much men despise close carriages. —A sheriff's officer. T1. He called his carriage his TRAPPE. Paul Clifford (1854). Pickwick Abroad. Dick's always in trouble . 2. 1895. 3. In these " dog-carts " (thus named afterwards) the dogs were at first placed in the boot at the front. in the shape of an open latticed box. 275. or detective (GRosE). GREENWOOD. Glossary. S. There's no hornies. . Hud. Seven Curses of They can discover the detective . PARKER. For a change we'll have a crack. Hamlyn. But should the TRAPS be on the sly. x885. TRAPS.. 8. police officers. CABBER. aw.—A carriage . BEE. On this raised vehicle the boot was lengthened behind. Bards of the Tyne. INGELOW. Where are the lurchers? ' Who?' asked Wood. and I dare say that the noble sportsmen "may occasionally have had their heels or their calves bitten by dogs with short tempers. I think you must make room for me inside the TRAP. Item 1823.' 1872. ' 1841. 2]. The TRAPS!' responded a bystander. and Yeomen. BOLDREWOOD. s. TRAPS. TRAPS Divers. VAUX.V . 116. vi. without fear that the TRAPS should distress him. etc. Is the signal the TRAPS are quite near. At the beginning of the century gigs were raised upon higher wheels than at present. 1. (common). KINGSLEY. . iv. are properly so called . . and as everything conveyed in the cart (chattels. and that's all about it. Says. 'a fast name for a conveyance of any kind' (HoTTEN). Mar. REYNOLDS. the conveyance itself was eventually termed TRAP. 'Smash! thou is UP TO TRAP For he lets the folks byeth in and out. on the model of 'hunter. London. 1839. . 157. Leisure Hour. was very useful . 1859. both to us on the lay. ROBSON. THACKERAY. I gave the item that the TRAPS were a corning. or by his clumsy affectation of unofficial loutishness. Victorian Song Book. . xxvi. Punks. but it is common to include constables of any description under this title. VAN NER. under the seat. scouts. They recognise the stiff-neck in the loose neckerchief./. 1890. MARRIOTT-WATSON [New Review.taker. 1800. WARD. LYTTON. which was attached to the back of the body of the conveyance.. . and with scant liking for the confinement of the boot. policeman. Genf. and provided with a trap-door behind for the admission of the dogs. Of the Skelligs. . nor beak-runners amongst them.Trap. 1830. They smell TRAP and are superior to it. 80. Lifis Painter. by his step. . and what disrespectful epithets they invent for them. . a sort of boot extending a few inches beyond the back of the seat. 188i. Did. .471. Meantime the Kellys had got to hear that the TRAPS were in search of them. Florae's pleasure was to drive his Princess with four horses into Newcome. his drague. July. 1867. . The TRAPS have got him. [SALA : 'The old-fashioned gig had. AINSWORTH. This led to a great improvement. holding a brace of dogs for sporting purposes. He . Oliver Twist.

BUTLER. (Australian). and your kids. and sometimes ' duds ' for shortness. xiv. Conquer.4. TRAPES and our (or TRAIPES). ' On Women. Adv. 1877. Fr. TRAITERS. xxx. cf. . of a Pullman. etc.. . 'Cox's Diary. hence (2) a going or gadding about. i. HALIBURTON. COTTON. But when he found the solemn TRAPES. and claps. 143. (old). 1653. (venery). Before the Mast. vi. Burlesque on BurI had not car'd If Pallas here Iludibras. THINGS (q. 1853. III. subs. and verb. 1857. pack up your TRAPS and your good lady. (1854-5). trefpasser. III. iii. and GRosE) : a generic term of contempt for a woman . 1745. 2 Feb. worms. had been preferr'd . where the old cap'n kep' all sorts o' TRAPS. 1773. 1678. As verb (or TO TRAPE) = to gad about . Lo. . D.v. ensnar'd ' . lesque. NISBET. 274. 1673. A sloven. Ibid.): usually in a measure of contempt. nags. Rabelais. Teleg. A cheerful black boy followed with their other TRAPS. THACKERAY. or even lawless fashion: also TRAPESING. What dye call it. 1869. Trapes. 1900. VANBRUGH. and hunters. On the first hint of disease. 'to inveigle. A part of her crew . in your CARNAL TRAP. So away goes lunch. meditating song. TRAPES. Sheefi's Clothing. The object of the Spring Show is to encourage generally the breeding of sound and shapely half-bred horses. —The female pudendum: also CARNAL TRAP: see MONOSYLLABLE and TRAPSTICK. 237. Si. .v. GAY. hacks. He left his he landed. TRAPS. —SwAG (q.) . doth so well know how to find out all the corners . . . vii. 1840. objectless. Works [Century]. Confederacy.' Since full each other station of renown. A couple of horses carry us 193 TRAPAN. GOLDSMITH. 141. 1715. TRAPESING. . 5. TRAPS at the wharf when 1728. . 1887. James's Gaz. Than marry such a TRAPES. slattern. (old : now recognised).— He that draws in or wheedles a Cull. Satires. and go and live in the watch-house across the river. 1852. 4.' Carry you. Size Stoofis to Attache. Old/own. STOWE. Two Years Ago. But to bestow it on that TRAI'ES. II.). STICKS AND STONES (q. xxi. ii. . The daughter a tall. and off goes you and the ' Sir ' a-trampoosin' and a-TRAPESIN' over the wet grass agin. or in a slovenly or bedraggled fashion : ci: TRESPASS. 147.. I. It mads me. YOUNG. 6. . Here within . Pratt to see sights all this day. ii. Newcomes. showing his long codpiece. URQUHART. (colloquial). Has she not lost her diamond necklace? Answer me to that. harness . 467.v.. RATTLETRAP. In lofty madness. and so they crossed to the platform of the through-train. TRAPAN'D. 3 Sep. — Belongings . HALE. draggletail (B. subs. etc. next two slip-shod muses TRAIPSE along. 1887. trolloping. to wander listlessly. Who would not be the greatest TRAPES in town ? d. 15. As soon as the affair was over. From door to door I'd sooner whine and beg . 1835. and your TRAPS. 1705. promised to conceal him and his TRAPS until the Pilgrim should sail. to ensnare' (GRosE). xvii. THACKERAY. ii. Wise Saws. I am to go TRAPING with Lady Kerry and Mrs.horses. The other was a sort of storeroom. is Master John Thursday who . We call clothes and other fixins TRAPS here. ii. E. DANA. Possess'd with th' Devil. SwIFT. How am I to go TRAPESING to Kensington in my yellow satin sack before all the fine company? 1843 . Sharpt. c. POPE.Trap. HALIBURTON. KINGSLEY. and Bites him. Dunciad. Comic A lmanack. the TRAPS were packed up as quickly as possible and the party drove away. Esmond. 1. in a more or less careless. talkative maypole. 1728. ponies. . chargers.

XIV. TRAPSTICK.85. 1598. odds and ends. 1694. 3. SCOTT. tramps. (old colloquial). TRASHY miscellany. useless . 11. 1772. TRAPESINGS. 14. (old). Devonshire Courtship.-An old woman .v.The penis 2. (Old RHINO. Wi'sauce. if you think that people of my stamp have any occasion for such TRASH upon their travels. TRASH-BAG= a good-for-nothing. D. FLORIO.. Nor would Ibid. I had rather coin my heart. TRASHMIRE =a slattern ..-I. TRAPPING. (old). WOOD. Therefore must I bid him provide TRASH. TRASH. Ill. Worlde of Wordes. It wasn't vor want o' a good will. (colloquial).-I. . 3. Countrey Gentleman's Vade MeAnd last for their art of TRAPPING. adj. and travels. It's such a toil and a TRAPES up them two pair of stairs. and sic like TRASHTRIE. for my master is no friend without money. 1885. It has happened more than once to Meister Karl. BURNS. I. ragouts. fulsome. BRIDGES. you have a poor opinion of Spanish charity. Well. And drop my blood for drachmas. 26 Dec. . Alphonsus. before the riders. 1590. 1622. subs. subs. 35. the litter-legg'd TRAPES hadn't a' blowed a coal between you and me. To a Young d. 1607. than to wring From the hard hands of peasants. Channings. however. MOTTEUX.-Tricky. 1602. Othello. 17. Ere long. chantage. 1885. (venery). Rabelais. 1787. 93. GREENE. 1 94 TRASH. ARMSTRONG. =the legs (GRosE). Teleg.Trapper. I suspect this TRASH [a strumpet] To be a party in this injury. 14 Oct. Pelfe. 1882. 1813. 259. HEYWOOD. iciest. This poor TRASH of Venice. He would not be found TRAPESING about the constituency. TRAPPER. v. Critic. Who comes in foreign TRASHERY Of tinkling chain and spur. Ibid. V. TRAT. 283. Sure as my TRAP-STICK has a red head. during his tourifications. Gil Bias [ROUTMoney ! said he. TRAPPY.-Money : see subs. 1. Meister Karl's Sketch. . SHAKsPEARE. Once over this there were broad pastures and large banks and ditches. See TRAP. whore here that draws wine . PALM ER. innocent of TRAPPINESS for the most part. With such a force he drove it in It made the light-heel'd gipsy grin. iii. And I would see the TRASH. cum. a harlot : whence. or by the help of some letters. In pl. The fences might have increased in size. I8[?]. COTTON. C. subs. . without being made TRAPPY. that gives them an inlet into your affairs..v. Belinus for King Crcesus' TRASH Wish Amurack to displease the gods. 2.): in contempt : TROT. Tzua Dogs. . subs. Field. Who riots on Scotch collops scorns not any Insipid. I heare say there's a Fr. 188. 312. . . trudges. Book. Trat. . MIDDLE-LEG (q.): see PRICK. Fair Maid of the (1631). 1673. and (American) TRASH=a negro term of contempt : see WHITE TRASH. MALKIN. 74. a witch (q. SIIAKSPEARE. ii. Cant). that they pick out of your pocket. or papers. I. . TRASH ERY (or TRAsHTRIE)=rubbish. 1779. LELAND. Bridal of Triermain. LEDGE].. mony. 1862. TRASHILY (or TRASHY)= worthless. Julius CreSar. iv. Burlesque on Burlesque. . . 1. . D. 1809. -Blackmail: West c. I shall be wedded. 1855. 1. James IV. With his TRAPSTICK on the cock. my friends. . 13 Nov. their vile TRASH By any indirection. treacherous : also TRAPPINESS. That's little short o' downright wastrie. This is mystery that they commonly manage either by the assistance of a pregnant whore. well ! but he were best to take heed How he attacks my Maidenhead : His mighty TRAPSTICK cannot scare us. (old). Burlesque Homer. Generic for trifles and worthlessness (now recognised): spec. to be thrown into many a canny country corner of New England. 471. Citron.

See BODKIN and TRAVELLER.E. Thus said Dido. (colloquial). walk : spec. in putting the point to you. FARQUHAR. with a church and a pound. TRAV. 1360. iv. being rather. ' 3. Lond. (colloquial). Come out. 1707. (thieves'). 1869. To wander from the point at issue. S. At the station where I worked (q. To TIP THE TRAVELLER. Tales.). They never refuse to feed TRAVELLERS.g. — To Travelling money. phr. Little Dorrit.—A tramp. Cant. CLARKE. I have TRAVELLED OUT OF THE RECORD. to tell wonderful stories of adventure a la _Hun- . — 1. and often ten to twenty are fed in a day. PeriAatetic PhilosoAer. as they term themselves. subs. (Felsted School). but I may mention as a strange coincidence.Tray. to romance . (common).' To TRAVEL OUT OF THE RECORD. 4769.— verb. and insist upon lodging and food—which they got. and having liqoured up' extensively. verb.. that. 1857.e. is entitled to demand refreshment during prohibited hours. 'Freres Tale. DOUGLAS. 1 of Palerne 95 Traveller.v. Beaux's Strata- and good manners in robbing a lady . 2. TRAVEL. verb. I am aware. CHAUCER. There are many individuals in lodginghouses who are not regular patterers or professional vagrants. one for the men. ii. was the requested hospitality refused by any chance. Moreover. Lab. 1893. sir. 12 Aug. T. — A bond fide traveller : i. 1512-13. has come to be felt as an unwarranted tax upon the industry. he sayd. a person who. a bush-fire invariably occurred somewhere on the run within twelve hours. 6. These TRAVELLERS lead an aimless life. gem. (tramps'). — A thief who changes his quarry from town to town. C. DICKENS. William rE. under the Licensing Act. 'TRAVELLERS' would not unfrequently spend the afternoon at one of the three hotels (which. MAYHEW.' which is the country euphemism for bush unemployed. 8 Aug. 122. and others not eligible for the squatter's house.1. thou olde very TRATE. I am the most a gentleman that way that ever 2. — To humbug . A highwayman. 1896. 4. Sydney Morning .Herald. a convict : also a TRAVELLER AT HIS (or HER) MAJESTY'S EXPENSE. hardly ever asking for and never hoping to get any work. Throughout the Western pastoral area the strain of feeding the TRAVELLERS. constituted the adjoining township). 41. (old). TRAVELLERS. subs. Australasian. (Australian). and the tothir with that Hyit on furth with slaw pase like ane TRAT. usually with along : e. Hence TO TRAVEL THE ROAD= to take to highway robbery. (old). wandering from station to station. and no mistake. TRAVELLER. The motor TRAVELLED ALONG. Virgil. they get a good tea and breakfast. 8.—A SWAGMAN Hence TRAVELLER'SHvT=quarters on a station set aside for swagmen. ph-. to go quickly . and one for the TRAVELLERS. Tho two TRATTES that William wold haue traysted. swagger up to the station. 7. 249. 1383. and as a mischievous stimulus to nomadism. and yet they expect the land-owners to support them.—A transported felon. or the matter under discussion. for some time (as ' knock-about-man ') three cooks were kept during the ' wallaby ' season—one for the house. 28.' 7164. I have no desire to take away the character of these gentlemen TRAVELLERS. There's a great deal of address TRAVELLED THE ROAD. (common). 5. stockmen. 1851-61.. 2.

—In a moment. When shepherds pipe on oaten straws . — I. (or TREADLE). (old). TREADING = copulation . subs. Aha ! dost thou TIP me THE TRAVELLER.' Monk' s Tale. —See quot. with blue furniture—game . 57. —RUSTICATION (q. woman. phr. 71. SHAKSPEARE.Travelling-piquet. TRAVIATA. (University).v. a flock of sheep —20. Also (2) = Macclesfield : in allusion to a hogshead of treacle which burst. TRAY. Afag. then into TREACLE-SLEEP. TREDEFOWEL aright. MARSHALL. Love-making. Jack ! almost presented with a TRAVELLING SCHOLARSHIP? subs. Love's Lab. ire. (common). SPOONING (q. TREACLE-WAG. 1594. marked out in chalk into different compartments. when turtles TREAD. Soho. TREAD See CART and Tom See COME. Life in London.—Very small beer. and SO lay sound. (old). so/di. Cant. a cat looking out of a window-6o. niezza. subs. an old woman under a hedge — ditto . TREACLE-SLEEP. 1760-62. TRAVERSE. properly of birds : as verb (or TO CHUCK A TREAD) = to copulate : see RIDE. — 1. COX'S TRANSVERSE. phr.v. a flock of geese—b. 1849. (provincial). hey ? TRAVELLING TRADESMAN. Greaves. Thick inferior port. subs. Thow woldest han been a Ponies. and TREDDLE = a whore ('a cant term '—HALLIWELL). practised by two persons riding in a carriage. SMOLLETT. (common). three months' imprisonment. phr. (conventional). grass. phr. vi. phr. filled the gutters. TREAD-FOWL = a cock-bird . BEFORE ONE CAN SAY TREYACE. Gent. a man with a woman behind him-3o . 196 Tread. TRAY SODDY MITS = threepence halfpenny. my boy ? TRAY TRIP. (collo- quial). — The act of kind. according to the following estimation :—A parson riding on a gray horse. TREACLE-MOON = the honeymoon. subs. phr.—A respectable mechanic in search of work.. for a time. TRAVELLING SCHOLARSHIP. phr.). chausen : also TRAVELLER'STALE and TRAVELLER'S TALENT (GROSE). (common). V. TREACLE TOWN. And the magistrate who interviewed her left but very little doubt That the moons she'd have to do would be a TRAY. subs. CARLYLE [FROUDE. subs. CHAUCER. Bristol : the city is an important centre of the sugarrefining industry. See BOLLY. TREACLE. each reckoning towards his game the persons or animals that pass by on the side next them. a horseman-2 . played on a pavement. act% (thieves'). very nigh being sent to 1794.] 1897.Tales. 1085. 915. TRAVELLING-PIQUET. subs.. [It. a man. . subs. 2. phr. Lost. — Three : spec. —An ancient game like Scotch hop (or HOPSCOTCH). 2. I fell first into a sluggish torpor. a postchaise-5 .).' Prol. (common). and child in a buggy-4o . TREACLE BOLLY. 1383.—` A mode of amusement. (old). and. a man or woman walking—I' (GRosE).

Ibid. My Maggy has a TREASURE. SMOLLETT. . an outing. cackles as though shee had beene TRODEN with an hundredth cockes. . a dinner. Come. Thy uncle. r800).' As verb (or TO STAND TREAT)= to bear the expense of refreshments. My wife and I by water to Captain Lambert's. 61. BROWNING. —The weekly payment. or the like. sPoken in Westminster School. Out. (common).' Our gen'rous Scenes for Friendship we repeat . Addison and Dick Stuart. or injure . subs. .—I. howevel. And whilst your Judge with leering Eyes . Fifteen Comforts of Matrimony. See BLACK-OX. . (venery). would have given to a niece of mine . blanch you to your Skins . at least we TREAT. consents that she shall go. act discreetly. MOTTEUX. that he had already possessed her sheets? To. xlvii . Whore.K. . billed. — The female pudendum: see MONO1675. shoe. 1607. (r749). . 3. before she consent with her tongue . No . you young hedge. . 1612. . r. TREASON. LYLY. I've heard the old man say . Also 'It does me a TREAT' = That's O. TO TREAD ONE'S SHOES STRAIGHT= to go carefully. (theatrical). . . BURNS. ii. d. vii. . Nor take a step . FORD. and TROD their females like men. SWIFT. 1796. 1851-61. . And if we don't Delight. Did not one of the countess's serving gentlemen tell us . . the mercer. an entertainment. SYLLABLE. 1694. TREASURE.g. offend. Rabelais. WYCHERLEY. TREAT. where we took great pleasure in their turret-garden . V. learn to TREAD afore you be fledge ! 1638. COTTON. 1594. Orfihan. Love in a Wood. Lond. — A Did you ever know a woman refuse a TREAT? no more than a lawyer a fee. And he. PRIOR. Ring and Book. . Random. Shee will choose with her eye. Fetch us a TREAT. in modern usage spec. Gil Bias (1812). And TREADS the nasty puddle of his spouse. Merry Muses. 195. TREDDLE ! 1692. 3. Westward Hoe. And if you are not pleased at least you're TREATED. BOARDS.4. 1706. Also (2) a turn in a round of drinks : Ws My TREAT.Treader. I. 130. 1672. to have committed FLESHLY TREASON with her. Diary. and fail to TREAD ON some ONE'S TOES. . Juvenal. . and regaled us with a pastoral feast. 1660. Fine TREATS and balls she is invited to. Those [diamonds] are they your husband . . and TREATED her with a dish of tea.. ..—Adultery : also FLESHLY TREASON. but somewhat oftener. Widow's Tears. . Mother Bombie. exercise caution. TREADER. 1 97 Treat. (venery). and like with her heart. And whilst your TREASURE you display Turn my Calves-head another way. Cers. DRYDEN. CHAPMAN. TREASURY (T H E). ' 0 saw ye my Maggy ' (c. 261. I dined with Mr. Ladies. and no error. . i.' See TREATING. I'll be so civil and so wise . . 1748. Fancies. . a drink. A hidden mine of pleasure. subs. . Prol. or an entertainment. Cers. subs. iii. as you call it. sparrow. He could not turn about . and afterwards had a very handsome TREATE and good musique that she made upon the hai psicord. . 1868-9. shee will fall too where shee likes best . Scoffer Scoft (x77o). DEKKER. PEPYS. Ibid.'Prologue. 1. ii. 1695. (old colloquial). to sit. 318. subs. . ix. An entertainment or party . 'twas her blankets. of children and schools. . V. Lab. bitch-fox. how he had to TREAD HIS SHOES STRAIGHT about what books he showed publicly. Our generous scenes are for pure love repeated. 1745. subs.Ibid. real jam. vi. a theatre-ticket. or given as a token of good will and affection : e. — TO TREAD ON ONE'S TOES= to vex. I. i. I desired her. MAYHEW. PHRASES. To turn my back . TREATED yesterday. good man. Stella. Kept. Rod. i. Hence (common)= something paid for by an elder or superior. 3. d. and thus the chicke scarce out of the shel. Lord Mountjoy's brother : a TREAT of Addison's.

A gallows : also SUBSTANTIAL TREE. or after an election. Bible. 1562. in order to be elected. 'TREE that bears fruit all the year round. . HEYWOOD.—AT THE TOP OF THE TREE (see Top). 1897. Book of Snobs. BROWN. and forfeits „4. wholly or in part. 39. 198 TREDDLE. MALKIN. TO TREE TREATING-HOUSE.] subs. phr. PHRASES. TREED (or UP A TREE'. 1855. before.). 'Regularly UP A TREE.TREE and TYBURN TREE. . by the HOLY TREE. 5 Sep.—The 30th Foot. drink. ONESELF (American)= to conceal oneself. It were a foly for mee.—. 1848. with costs. or entertainment. (Biblical and colloquial)=the Cross. Geof. (old). Also TRIPLE X'S.Treating. put in a fix. c. expenses for meat. xxxiv. MARSHALL. . and can't help yourself.v. 1809.. etc. Verb. Gentleman Instructed. You are TREED. He put down a sovereign to TREAT us. Tho' 'twas thy Luck to cheat the FATAL TREE. And I collared the change by mistake. But give to me your daughter dear. We don't have meat every day . FATAL TREE. anybody or anything objectionable. [A candidate who corruptly gives. 1704. See TRIPLE . 1885. or for corruptly influencing any person to give or refrain from giving his vote. d. and his vote shall be void (Abstract of Act of Parliament). ' Put not the hand between the bark and the TREE = ` Meddle not in family matters' : also BETWEEN BARK AND TREE (or wooD)=a well-adjusted bargain. (old). is guilty of TREATING.' 1859. To put my hande BETWEENE THE BARKE AND TREE . 2 87. or provision for any person.i. or pays. drive to the end of one's resources.1892. Hamlyn. subs. xxxv. Acts X. phr. I vow . —A restaurant. —Bribery. shall be incapable of voting at such election. 70. Every voter who corruptly accepts meat. =cornered. 67. here he trespasses upon all the rules of temperance and sobriety. Works [Century]. Works. . DONE FOR (q. or for being elected. . . TREBLE X'S (THE). . And. WHITTIER.v. and will stand TREAT. THAC K ERAY. Ponies. C. 217. I cave in. 39.' the TREE with three corners. Be she on sea or on the land. hide . TO BARK UP THE WRONG TREE (see BARK) . spec. — To perplex. I'll bring her back to thee.). THACKERAY. KINGSLEY. causes to be given. His first jaunt is to a TREATING-HOUSE . Ibid. The dreadful predicament in which he found himself. See TREAD. I was never sold before. (political). HALIBURTON. now the 1st battalion East Lancashire Regiment. (common). entertainment. v. Weekly Echo. obliged to surrender. TREE. Gil Bias [ ROUTLEDGE]. during. Tree. 1847-8. Betweene you. TREATING. and it is a TREAT to me to get a dinner like this. subs. Human Nature [B ARTLETT]. Tell us rather to wait for you under a more SUBSTANTIAL TREE. 479. 5o to any informer. Vanity Fair. LAME AS A TREE = very lame . a TERROR (q. She and the girl were attending with donkeys at the annual TREAT at a Convalescent Home for children. get at one's mercy. 1611. 1690. or is accessory to giving.. Whence. in a house full of old women . drink. 3. Whom they slew and hanged on a TREE. (military). Proverbs and Ep"grants.—In sarcasm : a nuisance. subs. The taverns and TREATING-HOUSES have eas'd you of a round income.

TREER. Whence.. IVaaman. — Three : e. spec. TREMBLE. — Involuntary shaking . one who 'plays a good knife and fork. and (3) see supra . V. ALL OF A TREMBLE.' Gill . HUGHES. -. as or MATE)=a hanger-on.Tree of Knowledge. So 1642. An instigator of TREMBLER. — The female pudendum : see MONO1772. (Durham School : obsolete).g. . and till lately at Winchester. 1849. 'that TREE. Christowell. parasite. but to go BETWEEN THE BARK AND THE TREE. phr. subs. audacious as to go BETWFENE BARKE AND TREE. (Common). TRENCHERBUFFON=a droll or butt whose place has been taken by the 'professional diner-out ' . WARD. sweaty. xxxvi. breeding suspitions . (old). (common). Tom Brown's Schooldays. properly= to yoke oxen to a waggon. and their shivering. TREEWINS = threepence . ROGERS. 2991. subs. quarrels between man and wife. TREK. BRONTA. For their sham shaking. X. TRENCHER MAN =(I) a hearty feeder (GRosE). Livy. V. for I shall be as think. etc. etc.. 21. shivery-shaky. Griselda [Works (I832). etc. to set a good example. ALL OF A TREMBLE = agitated. Such gangs and parcels did I meet Of these quaint primitive dissemblers. (Charterhouse : almost obsolete).. TRENCHERING = eating . subs.1. i. fear. 303. but plays a private game with one or two friends. xx. TREEMOON= three months' imprisonment. BRIDGES. (GRosE) : see TRAY. TREE OF KNOWLEDGE. I. —The tree under which books.' said he. according to the plebeian but expressive apophthegm. Adj. betweene man and wife. I'll give him seven wenches With fists so hard they've kept their TRENCHES From being storm'd. ground. 1857. 1 99 Trencher.v.) : of South African origin. subs. To deale roundly and simply with no side. The housekeeper . BUNK (q. 921. (old). EDGEWORTH. TRENCHER. 1804. or waiter at table : hence TRENCHERCLOAK =a cloak worn by servants and apprentices . TRENCHERCHAPLAIN =a domestic chaplain . smellfeast. TRENCHER KNIGHT (or KNIGHT OF THE TRENCHER) = a serving man. ordered back her TREMBLES and came out. one who would come BETWEEN THE BARK AND THE TREE. 'What a pull. came ' she said herself. —A boy who avoids organised sports. (old). TRENCH. (venery). 1600. to lickspittle . . 'MUNCHER- . excited.' (2)=a cook. A subs. Mrs. TRENCHER-FLY (FRIEND. BLACKMORE. . subs. run off. . 1882.] verb. 1705. Shirley. TRENCHER . when caused by excessive cold. or sponger : whence TO LICK THE TRENCHER = to sponge. — To go away. or. In old queen Bess's days call'd TREMBLERS. As thus I strol'd along the street. Burlesque Homer. [Presumably because played at the trees by the side of the . SYLLABLE. xli. HOLLAND. . Mod. The smooth rimm'd TRENCHES Of sooty. Also. vii. drinking. QUAKER.' LAME AS A See KNEE-TREMBLER. negro wenches. 35. 361. it's lie-in-bed. I Hudibras Reciivivus. MAN.—In the extreme Protestant section of early Reformation days : cf. square wooden platter : in general use before plates. are piled in the interval between morning school and dinner.LAW = the regulation of diet . Ibid. .

[Applied in Australia to a perfectly harmless spider (though popularly supposed to be poison. TRIM AS A TRENCHER =as trim or exact as may be. In destroyers. 1862. 464. pl. very venomous. He tried which of them were friends. up to the large tarantula. 6. 2. 1599. subs. See TRAY.]. and GRosE) : see CAGE. 263. See TRINE. 1600. My E4eriences in Australia. Tho' never have I Salerne rhymes profess'd To be some lady's TRENCHERCRITIC guest. d.— A college cap. iii. TRIANTELOPES. CRITIC = an epicurean law monger . HALL. HOOKER. or TRI-ANTELOPE. (Old Cant). SIDNEY.]. 2. Diet.—A prison (B. Spotted in divers places TRENCHER-MAN frame of three halberds stuck in the ground and bound at the top : to this soldiers were bound to be flogged : obsolete. 221. UDAL. Muck Ado. BUFFONS. Virgil Travestie (1770. and picke their purses in another. A led . [That is. COTTON. HEYwooD. ANON. ii. 2. See TRAPAN. IV. his nasty Sire. A fellow that can licke his lordes or his ladies TRENCHER in one smooth tale or merrie lye. . 91. 1547. Some carry-tale.captain and TRENCHERMAN Of Lord Steyne. some mumble-news.' as the men call them. TRENCHERS. 1542.] He is in TRIB (B. Love's Labour Lost.Trendier. (military). some The college boys raised their TREPAN. TREYN I NG-CH EAT. subs. as clean as a TRENCHER when licked. and which only TRENCHER-FLIES and spungers. 1692. DAVIES. Letting of Humours Blood in the Head-Vaine. Ibid. 200 Trib. —A comic variation of Tarantula. with pure fat. Apt/i. A gentle squire would gladly entertain Into his house some TRENCHER-CHAPPERLAIN. a MORTAR-BOARD (q. When spleenish morsels cram the gaping maw. 1860. SHAxsPEARE. 1612.. 1594. HODGSON. 15i.' . he hath an excellent stomach. There is no lack of spiders Muse's Sacrifice. TRIANGLE. Tinton of Athens. /bid. E. The tarantulas. i '1]. Mrs. Satires. . some please-man . as the common people persist in calling it. 16°8. Works (1874). but which will attack nobody unless itself attacked. time's flies.—I. 1. Reminiscences oj Australia. These TRENCHER-MATES frame to themselves a way more pleasant. 1847-8. Courteous TRENCHER-KNIGHT. (Harrow). —An examination: hence TRIALS= the examinations at the end of the summer and winter terms. Ibid. V. WITHALS. Dialogues [PEARSON. 134. Works [Ency.v. or in a great deal of trouble. Dia.] Also TRENCHER-CAP. tribulation.. either. Knowne for a right tall by that. or TRIANTELOPE. subs. Vanity Fair [Ency. 2. (1600). vi . You fools of fortune.. of all sorts and sizes. [Davies speaks of) 1678. Fables [Ency. 276. Withouten diet's care or TRENCHERLAW. ous). Filling vp as TRIMME AS A TRENCHER the space that stood voide.)= 'he is layd by the Heels.. that he had already been more fed to his liking than he could be by the skilfullest TRENCHER-MEN of Media. Palladius assured him.a 1594..—Inpi. with mandibles. (University and schools). = delirium tremens : see JIM-JAMS. TRIB. (1609). Diet. ugly spiders. 1586. LESTRANGE. The good TRENCHER-MAN. subs. THACKERAY. [In shape thought to resemble an inverted trencher with a basin upon it. TRENCHER-FRIENDS.). 173. iV. Channings. Politie. He is a very valiant TRENCHERMAN. meek bears. TRENCHER- Dedication. (Australian). E.i. TREY. TRIAL. are large. (common). Eras. WooD. Eccles. affable wolves.] 1846. His TRENCHER-FLIES about his table jearing. Vi.

. of women (BEE) : whence TO GET UP TO TRICKS= to play the whore. BROWN. xxiv. Prol. SHAKSPEARE. (I) to accomplish one's purpose. (old). and have often experimented. xv.). A watch (TUFTS. TRIBUTE. TENNYSON. —A long drink of beer. (Winchester : obsolete). that if one won't another will. 1798). GRIFFITHS. They KNOW A TRICK NVORTH TWO OF ms.g. . xxxi. — A large pew in antechapel : reserved for ladies. To DEMAND TRIBUTE OF THE DEAD.). Works. i. TRICK . phr. 4. 1681. 201 Trickett. a smarter expedient.AN D . Robbery Under Arms. ROSCONIMON. This is no time for any wanton TRICK. THACKERAY. NeWCOMCS. said I. PHRASES and COLLOQUIALIsms. BEEN PLAYING TRicKs= pregnant . and bidding me follow her.Tribe. the champion sculler. Also (proverbial saying) 'TRICK FOR TRICK. 41. Go turn Country-Parson. 1854-5. . . my TRICK at the helm for two hours.' 1835. she opened a door into the area. or. 1. That night it was my turn to steer. when she bit him on the back. We KNOW A TRICK WORTH TNVO OF THAT.A .' 1598. verb. after Trickett. TRIBE.HALF.] . but I KNOW A TRICK WORTH TWO OF THAT ' . and he her on the buttock.' More might attract suspicion. Fast and Loose. = wantonness: spec. ' a TRICK at the helm. but she said SHE KNEW A TRICK WORTH TWO OF THAT. my boy—ho ! ho ! No. subs. 3. 3. `No. — A number of persons : in contempt. TRICK ETT. d. (old). Hear what he says of you. 11. . GRAVES. Before the Mast. as the sailors say. BOLDREWOOD. and a stone in thy foot besides. phi'. (colloquial). I Hen. subs. 1772. [New South Wales. TO DO THE TRICK= See BAG-OF-TRICKS. (old thieves')—I. IV.. We won't go home till morning. 'it is as I feared . (Western American). 1. sir ? Clive. 1685. of women dress'd in many hues. We KNEW A TRICK WORTH TWO OF THAT.'. subs. I. TRICK.— Belongings. 2. 'Thanks to my stars. 1900. to Duke of Y. RADCLIFFE. A TRICK WITH A HOLE IN IT (American). BAGGAGE (q. 1859.. I KNOW A BETTER TRICK THAN THAT. thanks ! It's all right. the key is gone !' I was thunderstruck at this news . Ovid Travestie. ' How many of you will there be?' 'Half a dozen TO DO THE TRICK. at Edinburgh. subs. The common subjects of our scribbling TRIBE. pulling a stone out of his mare's foot. .—A TRICK WORTH TWO (or A BETTER TRICK)= (I) a better way. subs. 31. (Australian). THINGS (q. d. Ah !' says she. TRIBUNE. best be off to bed.v. quoth one. TO TRICK AND TIE= (I) to be equal (sporting) and (2) to have something in reserve.stroke of roguery : cf A-LIE-AND-A-HALF =the truth : in sarcasm. Geraint. and (2) a slightly sarcastic refusal : e. Soft : I KNOW A TRICK WORTH TWO OF THAT. TO DO THE TRICK =to get with child (see also PHRASES). (nautical). Sfiiritual Quixote. —Inp/. ill. a spell : e. 1704.g. v. — A master . . . 19. Had I been there you would have had the other bout. V. 1888.— To attempt the impossible or absurd (RAY). Rise. of anything extraordinary . DANA.' Ibid. no. till daylight does appear. Folly and vice are easy to describe. (common).—A turn . and (2) see TRICK. A TRIBE subs. be very quick .

such as beds. Annals of Parish.' This operation is called TRIGGING the jigger' (GRosE). 1879. A cockscomb. TRIGNESS. v. Auld Reekie aye he keepit tight. elegant. (old).). 2. active. 29. yir locks TRIGLY. 62.—I. TRICKY. Strike up your hearts. on which the gang enter it the ensuing night upon the screw. St. TAYLOR. or elsewhere about.— A harlot : see TART. whence (2) trustworthy. Times make a 0 busk 1804. 202 Trig. the door of a house. and frequently meet with a good booty. (thieves'). GALT. Nip'd him in private. etc. that some said she was too handsome for the service of a bachelor divine. The lassies who had been at Nanse Banks' school were always well spoken of .' TRIED VIRGINS. TR I ED VIRGIN. As they rode on the road. 1694. 1570. TIGHT. . Ornzulum. for the TRIGNESS of their houses. Then I would enjoy such a passion of wind. etc. says Johnston. if the TRIG remains unmoved the following day. an' kilt up yir coaties. 1512-13. Nor is his suite in danger to be stopt. (also TRICK)= (I) neat. (1825). ii. 6177. The stylish gait and air of the TRIG little body. Olivia. And us'd their prisoner like a Christian's child .' . HORSLEY. or colloquial in all uses. 402. things TRIG again. and brib'd to stand. 137. So he that hathe a con(HALLIWELL). Rabelais. clever : also TRIG AND TRIM (or TRIG AND TRUE. BARR. xvi. Antiquary. trim. NEAT (q. wheels are TRIG'D. Works [NAREs]. Margaret. JUDD. Alchemist. Old Ballad. never TRIG'D his way. (old). Thin laferrd birrth the buhsumm beon & hold & TRIGG & TREWWE. Verb. and mak a' Ibid. iii. It 1610. it is a proof that no person sleeps in the house. CARTWRIGHT. Ronan's Well. Juvenal. Poems. which they suspect to be uninhabited . [1. xvil. Jottings from Jail. paper. subs.] Hence TRIGLY.v. the family being probably out of town. and other derivatives. etc. 124.. I wish I was in mid-ocean all TRIG AND TIGHT. We'll have a merry jig. TRIG. provincial. TARRAS. [Obsolete. sciens cleere May stand to hys takkell TRYK LYE. 541. Lenten Stuffe ELDERTON. spruce. in good condition . is my humour : you are a pimp and a TRIG. 1870. 1630. In lesuris and on leyis litill lammes Full TAIT AND TRIG socht bletand to thare dammes. 2. 1787. BURNS. (old). iv. i. 'Three Merry Butchers' [NAREs]. phr. xxviii. 1651. JONSON. = an obstacle. Fling the earth into the hole.—I. adj. 1647. robas. ' Pant. MOTTEUX. Century Mig. (colloquial). to hasten. placed by thieves in the keyhole of. smart. Or. 1200. An' TRIG AND DRAW But now they'll busk her like a fright. or skid.. 1877. 1890. Willie's awa.—Clever. And as fast as they could TRIG. xxiv. The younger snooded up her hair.) : cf: TRICK (once literary) = neat. Prog. STAPYLTON.Tricky. as adj. DOUGLAS. 1816. He was very TRICKY at getting a poge or a toy. spruce. Yet I have heard some serjeants have beene mild. To W. I stand ready to TRIG the wheels in all the steep places. carpets. prop. And an Amadis de Gaul. a dandy .—To trudge along. Poems. and now went about the house a damsel SO TRIG AND NEAT. with the TRIGGS of long demurrers propt. or a Don Quixote.—` A bit of stick. bona barbers'-chairs. e. Creech. . To stop : as subs. SCOTT. 1821.. subs. (old colloquial). Virgil. when they were afterwards married.

neat. 1659-69. (old colloquial). verb.). TRILLIBUB. To call to account.. E. and (b) see infra (GRosE).HALL. WELL-GROOMED (q. spruce. Verb. or jacketing . and so to bed. also of things. their naturall substance remaineth rough and unhewne. ill. but thou art straight nosing it. Man of Mode. Trim. (old).v. barber. (old : GRosE). 203 TRILLIL.. I found her TRIMMING UP the diadem On her dead mistress.. Undrest' . in order to my being clean to-morrow. 1599. scolding. 1595. Diary.—` An idle She-Companion' (B. phr. TRIPES AND TRULLIBUBS(GROSE) of a wall. 1. i. (and adv. (old). subs. TRULLIBUBBE. henry VIII. to CHARLEY-WAG TRIM. iii. TRYMME my busshe. TO FLOOR (q. (common). etc. (B. PALsGRAvE. 3. and neat. iv. —Open (q. Francoyse. hence (2) anything of trifling value or importance. WILSON. . Lenten Stuffe [Harl.v. subs. There's many of my own Sex With that Holborn Equipage TRIG to Gray's Inn Walks. Early Pofi. he that shot so TRIM. hence. 1530. Inconstant Lady. TROLLYBAG.—I. I hope my guts will hold. NASHE.). A TRIM LAD=' a spruce. ETHEREGE. — To play truant . verb. to shave or clip the beard. verb.Trig-hall. MASSINGER. whereas in wodden mazers and Agathocles' earthen stuffe they TRILLILD it off before.). Nomenclator [NAREs]. TO TRIM ONE'S JACKET= to drub. 762. E. being smooth and TRIM on both sides. = a fat man. 'dress down. the least supportable of the various tyrannies on wheels which it is the perambulating Londoner's lot to endure. neat. Old Law. Pall Mall Gaz.—I. subs.—The anus : see Bum [HALLIWELL : ' a cant term 1. Antony and Cleofialra. Wife lafified in Morrell's Skin [HAzrATT. 1520. 1696.) . I. 'State dress' (GRosE). reprove. ill. But I forgive thee. for I intende to go amongest ladyes to-day. 1614. 209]. . 7i7. Romeo and Juliet. Misc. —A tricycle: cf. fihr. To LAY A MAN TRIGGING. In nothing but golden cups he would drinke or quaffe it . BIKE.v. (q. 2. set out : spec. (old). Or else I would I were cald a sow. to stuffe and fill up the middest TRILL. TRIMMER (a) a severe disciplinarian. PEPYS. For I will TRIM thee in thy geare. Bartholomew Fair. 1653. 'an intimate friend' (HALLIWELL). 1599. ii. subs. Hence as adj. subs. (i608). phr. Their fronts or partes which are in sight. SHARSPEARE. Ibid. Lang. . 1 TRYMME. —To drink : onomatopoeia. Young Adam Cupid.) . Tripe . — Dress : spec. JONSON. There cannot be an ancient TRIPE AND TRILLIBUB in the town. 166]. 1637. (old). Before I went to bed the barber come to TRIM me and wash me. 3. . 1. V. 15 May.' dust one's coat . After such fearefull apparitions Hee TRIGGS it to Romilia's. and forget thy tricks And TRILLIBUBS. Also TRILLABUB. as a man dothe his heare TRIKE. TO TRIM UP (or FORTH) = to dress. SHIRLEY. Hyde Park. TRIG. Ibid. LIBERTY-HALL subs. IN SAD TRIM= 'Dirty. (old). TRIGIMATE (or TRIGRYMATE). c. (old : GRosE). 2. 2. I901. What a loss our ladies will have of these TRIM vanities. or his busshe. TRIMMING = a beating. etc. 187. Poetry. (1601). thrash . i. 1. perhaps. 1676. E. and GRosE). TO TRIG IT. 2.).—To knock down. and GROSE : still colloquial). vi. well-trickt Man' (B. The commercial TRIKE is.v. and that's e'en all A gentleman can look for of such TRILLIBUBS. make clean house .

The innocent word TRIMMER signifies no more than this : That if men are together in a boat. . 431. MASSINGER. then vents his spleen on poor Fag. FLETCH ER and False One. And he . that way she goes best. God knows. The devil tempts thee here. z. while he sits secure at home. (venery). BRIDGES. 1772. H. 4. he is afraid to reply to his father . CHAPMAN. iv. Instead of quarrelling with this nickname.. 2. . See TRIMMER. ii. . DRYDEN. . iv.—I. BRIDGES. Also TO TRIM. (old).E. [OLIPHANT. TRIMa moderate Man. I.. B. Epilogue. A TRIMMER cried (that heard me tell this story). Homer. little knowing. May-day. Trimmer's Exercise. Eildina. C. one taking a middle course between two extremes. of those who conceive it would do as well if the boat went even without endangering the passengers. 1611. 204 313. 157. He TRIM M'D their jackets every one. 1620. ii. . HOMO". 1710. d. . 18. let the soldiers TRIM her. Trimmer. what hangs over his head. verb. And your jacket shall know I'm a TRIMMER. HooD. May-day.. poise it. or time-server. Ba nkrUj5i. TRIM of the Ship. Let me know Whether. He fifty blust'ring bullies thwack'd . SHAKSPEARE. undeflowered. 1778. [A certain party are called TRIMMERS. . ii. C. Character of a 2. That TRIMS betwixt the land and water. In likeness of a new UNTRIMMED bride. HALIFAX. You've been spelling some time for the rod. Duke of Guise. apostate (G ROSE). Cant. You equally extend both ways. Thus Halifax was a TRIMMER on principle. Crew. Pref. I know it fact. sir. Eng. 1772. Hist. to possess a woman : see RIDE: also TO TRIM THE BUFF. .] TRIMMER. but pity their hard cases. i. he said. iii. Let him with Nell play tit for tat. Fag-. . SHAVE. 1596. And leaves his mother in the lurch. . A creature of amphibious nature. New Eng. Orig. . [In Eng. XlVii. 1778. (old). 1536. Hence (2) a waverer. . politics a party which followed the Marquis of Halifax (1680-96) in TRIMMING between the Whigs and the Tories : see quot. 18 . c. and one part of the company should weigh it down on one side. SHERIDAN. Lives of the Non/Is. 3. King John.] He was the chief of those politicians whom the two great parties contemptuously called TRIMMERS. Bid. another would make it lean down as much to the contrary. So ! Sir Anthony TRIMS my master .) : cf. between Prerogative and Property. betwixt Whig and Tory. TRIM the Boat. . Twenty to one she is some honest man's wife of the parish. 1707. Fie. that steals abroad for a TRIMMING. h o. x680. nautical. TRIMS between extremes. [MAcAuLAv. WARD. And TRIM her till I eat my hat. has liberty to take and TRIM The buff of that bewitching brim. To TRIM. 209. infra]. x680. NORTH. E. MER. 3. Trimmer. to hold fair with both sides. FOOTE. But after that. and such derivatives as TRIMMING.Trim. Hudibras Imitated.. Figuratively =a moderate man. 1611. His mouth was wide distended into a broad grin at hearing his aunt give the beau such a TRIMMING. it happens there is a third opinion.. [A severe leading article is called a TRIMMER]. TYNDALE. 1680. BURNEY. . Mistress Cooke ! faith.—To deflower.] 1682. Everything good. c. HUGHES. . hence TRIMMING = Cheating People of their Money' (B. An she would be cool'd. II. etc. Red/v. CHAPMAN. 19. ill. like TRIMMERS now-a-days . Rivals. The priests propose to TRIM Queen Katherine. he [Halifax] assumed it as a title of honour. —To cheat . Hence UNTRIMMED = virgin. subs. 112. Works. 1696. Hud. Diet. I'faith we shall TRIM him betwixt us. 1773. you're too rank a Tory ! Wish not Whigs hanged. C.

which Scott used as a slang term. Citron. He's telling some long TRIM-TRAM story. They wanted no such aristocrats or TRIMMING Whigs for that constituency. D. 1839. (colloquial). of good quality. 1760-2. Also (GRosE) 'like master.—i. TRIMMING.—A trinket. [That is. etc. Knickerbocker. Homer. (old). (colloquial). Teleg. now quite unclogged from the fear of [the Pope's] vain terriculaments and rattle . trifling. In p1. Bien Morts. 1899. which they call TRINING in their language. xiii. iii. 1845. I set them down to a piece of beef.): spec. 1874).] Also TREYNE. 1885.Garner. IRVING. an absurdity . and GRosE). = accessories : spec. xx. Pickwick. thr. TRINING-CHEAT = the gallows. SMOLLETT. To hang : see LADDER (B. D. Theirs is a big country. those accompanying any dish or article of food. I will show you his last epistle. Amerikins is all right . A boiled leg of mutton with the usual TRIMMINGS. — 1. 1848. PATTEN [ARBER. Snobs. iii. DEKKER. 1809. E. six feet and TRIMMINGS. If you will make a word for the gallows. Whenever I ask a couple of dukes and a marquis or so to dine with me. nonsensical. TRINCUM (or TRINKUM). 70]. hanging things. (cricket)=a well-delivered ball. xi.] . (Old Cant). TRINE. while he who wavers in seeking to do what is right gets stigmatised as a TRIMMER. 1612. STANYHURST. like man.Trimming. TRINE to the nabbing cheat. (old).' On chates to TRINE. nonsense. it's a TRIMMER! Sir L. 31. 1860. A liii. 2. Knickerbocker Hag. subs. and so TREVNING CHEATE is as much to say. 'Bing Out. 113. Antiquary. See TRIM. or die miserably of the pox. Club's Rpt. xxxvii. bull-necked.. 0 15er se 0. (old). Caveat. .v. 205 Trine. Our consciences. Champion.' 1547. you must put thereto this word. John St. Professor. New . too—bigger than ours : but we make it up in the TRIMMINS like. like man. yEneid. Aug. 3. subs. As adj.. The party luxuriated at Florence's [eatinghouse] on lobster and TRIMMINGS. 1885. 1583. which signifies hanging . KIRKLAND. TRINE= three + CHEAT (q. Home [BARTLETT]. 2. Their end is either hanging..=foolish. subs. 37. xxi. and is considered as the orthodox mode of welcoming any guest. like master. 1837. TREYNING. HOLMES. ROWLANDS. broad-shouldered. and from the fondness of his TRIM-TRAMS and gewgaws. Hence TRIMMING=large.—A trifle . 1567. and the scroll of my answer—egad. square-jawed. Martin Mark-all (H. 11.). 16xo. always in season. or the gallows. big. 1772.bladders. or a leg of mutton and TRIMMINGS. They thought you as great a nincompoop as your 'squire—TRIM-TRAM. He who perseveres in error without flinching gets the credit of boldness and consistency. [We see the Danish TRINE (ire). 5 Oct.. by Rome-coues dine for his long lib at last.—Anything specially decisive. by acclamation of the College heavyweights. THACKERAY. HARMAN. See TRIM and TRIMMER. TRIM-TRAM. 1816.. Eng-. A cup of tea with TRIMMINGS is verb. 270. WHITEING.v. or noteworthy . a SETTLER (q. SCOTT. 1360. BRIDGES.—To go. Poems (MORRIS). .generic for thing. But loa to what purpose do I chat such janglerye TRIM TRAMS. Greaves. Lord Hartington is not the sort of statesman to TRIM his opinions according to the expediency of conciliating or not conciliating. DICKENS. 6 Nov. 411. folly .

the lady may be induced to try if. Women sometimes lose more than they are able to pay. and C. — The pas de deux by which harlequin and columbine introduce each scene in the harlequinade. from thence . railway guard. E. 5. In pl. 4.g. 1890. iii.) . 1622. or nicknacks ' (GROSE). or TO TRIP IT = to make short (or journeys . And sertis I dred me sore To make my smal 1698. subs. VANBRUGH. If we . — A thief's woman . FARQUHAR. Modern Society. band. dendum: see 1726. (theatrical). Referee. 16 Jan. VANBRUGH. Also (2) a tram conductor. (venery).—!. . TRINE And Herman Beck strine and Ruffin. 1628. and GRosE). 1360. The unpromising outlook did not affect the attendance. or a Bastard' (B. TRIP. also TRIPPER TRIPPIsT)--= (I) an excursionist : often in the combination CHEAP TRIPPER. Toies and Trifles' (B. They'll whip it up in the TRIP of a minute. . A short voyage or journey.. . Love and a Bottle. and stayed with her until I got smugged. How. dup but the gigger of a country-coves ken. It was at one of these places I palled in with a TRIP.): see TART. 1888. an excursion : not in general use till i8th century : as verb (modern). 1609. 3.v. The ConTRIP to France.]. There are two men in her. 1. 3. E. (thieves'). to return our foreigner's complaisance. Epil. subs. Porringers. York Plays. the gentleman will accept of a TRINKET. and if a creditor be a little pressing. v. we TRINE to the chats. V. My lord. Provoked Hus- 2. She has made a TRIP= She has had a bastard. to the subs. MiuroN. With returning appetite came the desire to the convivial ocean TRIPPISTS to set sail again for the Mediterranean. baubles. 3. C. The dialect is dying out in Manx before the inroads of the TRIPPER. the result of inadvertence or want of thought . 255. 142. TRINKET. . RicHARDsoN. 1877. GROSE : now recognised). (old : in some senses recognised). Grandison. a fancy (B. TRIPPE. J. WYCHERLEY. Ignorant TRIPPERS. E. r. (old). FLETCHER. 1886. ii.Tringu7/2-trangum. At Cupid's call has made a Ibid. instead of gold.—The female puMONOSYLLABLE. (old). 59. 2. 1887. the twinkling of an eye. a FANCY PIECE (q.. mistake. — I. (old colloquial : now recognised).—A whim. Referee [S.' 1726. Armorel. My TRw—cuss the day as I seen her—She sold off my home to some pals in her mob For a couple of foont and ten deaner. this TRIP of mine. Candlelight. stant Coufile. . — A failure. Cousin ! I'd have you know before thisfaux pis. Jottings from Jail. I suppose. Lanthorne and Beggar's Bush. BESANT. the World cou'd not talk of me. 1890. Vacation Exercise. as regards its day TRIPPERS. 30 Oct. would not be stalled off by weather. Lord T. It will be but what mariners call a TRIP to England. and GRosE) : e. phr. I17. a miscarriage. or error : spec. c. a stumble. And mad'st imperfect words with childish TRIPS. She. a false step. Lady T. or driver who gets paid by the trip (American). HORSLEY. (1699). which. and Plain Dealer. or A [Title]. 1677. and they've got no oars in the boat. TRINGUM-TRANGUM. toys. Academy. 'an Error of the Tongue or Pen. and also any little odd thing. — A moment . (B. DEKKER. E. you grow scurrilous. Provoked Husband. 4 Jan. 206 Trip. TRIP to the Jubilee 1753.

the stool on which the champion of the University sat at the disputations held with the Father ' in the Philosophy School on Ash Wednesday. TO dance in hemp Derrick's coranto.. and up to 1850 only those who had obtained honours in mathematics were admitted to the Classical examination. then it was transferred to the Bachelor himself. The degree was not given for that examination thou! C. (Old Cant). 1641. CHEAT. 1834. or of Mutton and Rice. MR. (old). = three children at a birth. MOTTEUX. and so TRIPOS came to mean an honour-list. or woorth halfe a Spanish royal!.i. 1704. BROWN. in some cases. JONSON. 1694. Bartholomew Fair. (American). Alice. HOOD. Also in contempt both of persons and things . (colloquial). Hey For d.Jovial CreW. TRIPE. A wry mouth 011 the TRIPLE TREE puts an end to all discourse about us. Meister Karl. 1874. : cf.—One of three at a birth . To COME FROM TRI- verb. the examination itself. in pl. a'. The same vingten is woorth our TRIP. baggy. phr. 3. TRIPE-VISAGED rascal. now the 1st battalion East Lancashire Regiment. 4. or Eng. . Honesty. Physiology. 1598. and. TRIPLET. HILLS. TRIPLETS. will go. (Cambridge Univ. UrS. — Threepence . Arith. TRIPLE-TREE. THRIP. each sheet of verses being called a TRIPOS or TRIPos-paper. FLINT. For whether I sink in the foaming flood. DOUBLETRIPE = a fat man : also TRIPES AND TRULLIBUBS (GROSE) . TRIPOS ' opened the proceedings. still later to the humorous. This is a rascal deserves to ride up Holborn. ii. subs. 1. Letters.). (once literary : now vulgar). face. —The gallows : subs. Also TREBLE X'S. the Mathematical . phr. Hi. — To vault or tumble . all of whom lived past middle age. LELAND. [?].—The 30th Foot. at the admission of Bachelors of Arts to their degree . 3d. SHAKSPEARE. The Turk. 1635. THREP. scurrilous. 62. And take a pilgrimage to the TRIPLE TREE. TRIPE-VISAGED = flabby. Vulg. iv. POLY. and to the verses of the Bachelors at the Acts. either to the next Well or River to drink Water. . 6. HOWELL. RANDOLPH [?]. they may do hereafter under .— Orig. Works. iv. BROOME. Thou TRIPE Of Turnbull. speech with which ' M r. Or die in my bed as a Christian should. 1630. 3d. subs. Or swing on the TRIPLE-TREE. v. Thou . 1614. Thou sow of Smithfield. TRIPOS. What a TRIPLE TREE is much expected. see NUBBINGand TREE. or. . TRI POLY. The honours-lists were printed (about 1747-8) on the backs of these verses.. Until the year 1824 there was only one TRIPOS. when he hath his TRIPE full of Pelaw. iv. subs. I'm as marciful as any on 'em—and I'll stick my knife in his TRIPES as says otherwise. LADDER. (military). Tylney Hall. xxxv. That very hour from an exalted TRIPLE TREE two of the honestest gentlemen in Catchpoleland had been made to cut a caper on nothing. — In p = the guts : whence the belly. 207 Tripos. 941. 9. last of all. Is all the same to me ! TRIPLE X'S (THE). xvi. TRIPE-CHEEK = a fat blowsy 1855. phr. 2 Henry IV.Tripe. subs.[Century]. expressionless . We have in mind at this moment a case of three females. . to perform with spirit (HALLIwELL). Rabelais. etc.

By your leave. If you make a noise they jump on you.' . He bore . V. we will celebrate my appointment in real good style. (1599). and (2) a familiar address. or TRoc ? ' And echo answered. 18 Nov. gallants. vii. . See RIGHT.).' said Mr. 1614. 208 Trojan. verb. or the club ? TROJAN. There are now nine TRIPOSES . iii. Tut ! there are other ' TROJANS that thou dreamst not of. (3). Night-walker. M. Law. KEMP.. vii. . for sport's sake. FLETCHER. . xxviii. /bid. 'How are you ? ' . Dance to No [ARBER. 2. iv.. (1865). BARHAM. c. founded in the following order : Mathematical. Henry V. ii. — A halter . the Cri. Rokesmith. butchers. Eng. . with a Medixval and Modern Languages TRIPOS from 1885. . a STICKER (q. To the Coroner's perplexed question. TRIPPING UP. SIR TRISTRAM'S KNOT. Moral Sciences. 2. i. TRIUMPH. Unless you play the honest TROJAN. THACKERAV.Oers. 2. — A boon companion. A good fellow is called a true TROJAN]. TRIVET. and GRosE)=-.v. . Daily Chronicle. till a few years later. 1837-8. and RIDING TRIUMPH in every corner of a gentleman's house. as they say. A witness at the East End inquest yesterday alluded to 'TRIPPERS-UP. Sill/ Waters. phr. 'What is that?' Inspector Read answered : 'A man who TRIPS you up and robs you.. 1889. 1759-67. RIGHT AS A TRIVET. I come to speak with a young lady. the which. 1600. ii. viii. (old). secure. Sam the butler's true. Mutual Friend. To RIDE TRIUMPH. TAYLOR. v. History. 77. . SHAKSPEARE.Tripper. 1628. YellowAlush Pa.' as though everyone should know them as they would bakers. 681. See CARRY THE adding quot. Lost. STICK. Romwold. ' Shall it be the Royal. STERNE. Theological. the Princes. (colloquial). 1. a FISH (q. Ibid. subs. (Old Cant). To SUIT TO A TRIVET=t0 suit perfectly. Come . Chuzzlewit. 1594. . Garner. To have me fold up Parca's fatal web ? 1. Semitic and Indian Languages. bless you ! he's RIGHTER THAN A TRIVET. the cook a reverend TROJAN. TO TIE SIR TRISTRAM'S KNOT = to hang : see LADDER. either to equals or inferiors. (London). [the amputation of his hand] in cors like a TRoJIN. rough-shod. DICKENS. 1843. He's all right now . phr. subs. LOOSE 1598. 'St. ' RIGHT AS A TRIVET. you ain't got nothing to cry for. TRIPPER. ii. now Restaurant. infra. GOULD. 14. occasionally (but loosely) a thief. Where shall it be—the TROC. my prince of prospectus mongers. 'TRoc!' 1899. the old TROJAN'S daughter of this house. Pay. Ibid. base TROJAN. FORD. E.v.. —A term of commendation : (I) a plucky fellow.a sure friend or confidant : also TRUSTY TROUT. Lover's Melan. Hector was but a TROJAN in respect of this. phr. So many jarring elements breaking loose. 1837. 1855.—As right. 2. Love's Lab. Hence TRUSTY TROJAN (B. 639. (old colloquial). subs. —To go helter-skelter. 157.' TRISTRAM. Tristram Shandy.Vorting Times. c. See TRIP. or other tradesmen. 'As to the letter.' Go home ! you'll find there all as RIGHT AS A TRIVET.' TROC. V.) . Dost thou thirst. full tilt. grocers. or good as may be. Natural Sciences. 'you're AS RIGHT AS A TRIVET. SHAKSPEARE I Henry IV. Ingoldsby Legends. —The Trocadero : formerly Music hall. Racecourse and Battlefield. Boffin. 1887. Classical. are content to do the profession some grace.

209 1814. TROMBONING. thou insignificant north-country TROLLOP . 1771.—I. stiff-rump'd parsons. Does it not argue rather the lascivious promptnesse of his own fancy.' TROOPER. — Sort : spec. (common). And thy mistress may go—to the devil. TROS. . or altogether. . a hedge-whore : also (2) a generic reproach : of women. Letter. As not to bring thy TROLLOPS hither. (1900). and HALLIWELL).). . are no fools. A TRoLLoPv-looking maid-servant. for fighting and telling lies. (back slang). BROWN. you abominable woman . E. —To copulate : see RIDE. subs.— Trousers. 91. 'Oh.2. SCOTT. (1770). coin. verb. (modern) . (old). 23 LADY M. Whence TROLLOPING (TROLLOPISH or TROLLOPY)= wanton. Thus TROSSENO= a bad day. Manners. all will see the like of it that have anything to do with your TROLLOPING sex. Had either so much Grace or Wit. E. phr. MONTAGU. and on my asking why. TROLLOLL. Letters from the Cape. AUSTEN. To GO TROMBONING. Tripe. LADY DUFF GORDON. 1704. Yet the virtuous virgin resolves to run away with him. draggletail. xxxvii. verb. SNIOLLETT. (S. (venery). They Mansfield Park. TROLLY-LOLLY. —A prison : see CAGE. that one soldier is better than a thousand . (or TROLLOCKS)=a slattern : see TRuLL. or Shame. had just been in the TRONK. Antiquary. NO. GOLDSMITH. my master. 'to volley oaths till the air is blue '.—To SWEAR LIKE A TROOPER (a simile of hard swear- We VANBRUGH. seemingly in waiting for them at the door. stepped forward. replied. subs. Roundabout—I mean the fat lady in the lute-string TROLLOPEE. who from the harmelesse mention of a Sleekstone could neigh out the remembrance of his old conversation among the Viraginian TROLLOPS? subs. Works. E. To take up with a dirty TROLLEP under my nose. lesque Burlesque upon Bur- subs. TRORK. (provincial). to wait upon his TROLLOP. i. and GRosE). MILTON. . 1675. for Smectynr. Clinker i. IoI. Bee. Humph. June. E. of anything bad or not to one's liking. subs. breeches : see KICKS. Yes. Examen. — A quart. subs. etc. 273. PHRASES. i. 1706. if she had no other way of enjoying his company.. There goes Mrs. TROLLYWAGS. subs. (B. C. (old). (back slang). Apol. also DABTROS. He informed me that he TRONK. I tell thee.— ' Coarse Lace once much in fashion. GROSE. . . Also TROLLOPEE =a loose dress for women : cf. TROLLYBAGS. (Old Cant). 1754. TRULL. African). nor me . You'll die the death of a TROOPER'S horse' ( ' a jocular method of telling anyone he will be hanged. coming out of the housemaid's garret. . LOOSE-BODIED. 191. I ketched him in the very fact.—To sing in a jovial. filthy. Tros. coarse Ramp or Tomrig ' (B. E. d. . to quest for men. will die with his shoes on '—GRosE). As subs. verb. As verb (or TO TROLLOP ABOUT)=I0 gad about : spec. TROLL. W. (old). to live among banditti. 1740. and GRosE). —A half-crown (B. . 1875.e. .. rollicking fashion (B.— got drunk and TROLLOLL'D it bravely. now worn only by the meaner sort' (B. 1641. 1759. . TROLLOP. 1816. subs. ii. To loiter or saunter about' : cf. NORTH. phr. ing). 'A lusty. TROLLOP. COTTON. and GRosE) .Troll. i. Mistake.

iii. io. 57. He got assurance to be wedded to the OLD deformed TROT. (=spend) THE PIECES. 1888.. (venery). A cage . Afassarenes. PHRASE. Albion's England. Lab.-To receive a man : see GREENS and PUSSY. 3. 2. Whence as verb (or TO TROT A LESSON) =to use a translation or other adventitious aid to study. NeWCOMeS. he should precious soon nommus (cut it). (1603). 97. TRAT agit wyffe Or dame. Stephens are making vigorous efforts to TROT HIM OUT for the Presidency. . New York Er'.. . 47. Post. Bawd is he doubtless. 1560. With ne'er a tooth in her head. B. 3 Mar. To TROT OUT (or FEED) ONE'S verb. . To steal in broad daylight.. NASHE.. a bawd : a sorry base old woman' (B. -` . URQUHART. Ibid. and the tother with that.Trot. 138. I will (American schools'). for Meas. Put case an aged what tough ? If coyne shee bring the care will be the lesse. The hobbling TROT limps down the Stairs. COTTON. . . RIDE. Verb. TO TROT OUT Manage. . Lenten Stuffe. and no mistake !' TROT 1678. TROT? . (or TRAT). SZW0SeS. i. and so forth. A filthie Trull is yrksome to the eie. phr. They would sit for hours solemnly TROTTING OUT for one another's admiration their commonplaces . She must not keep this bonbonniere . Awaie OLD TROTTS. . c. Of a Contrerie TROT be some- press) AN OPINION. . . etc. SHAKSPEARE. 1897. STILL.). . 1599. DOG-TROT = ' a gentle pace' (GRosE) . Challenge.v. he said. and of antiquity.Generic for doing : thus TO TROT OUT (=ex2. and the toothless TROT her nurse. had the reputation of an expert shephysician. CRIB (q. Or an OLD TROT. Taming of 1. the rosy little TROTS. The OLD TROT sits groaning with alas and alas. 5. 1594. Gammer Gurton's Needle.-An endearment : of a child learning to run. 39. to run up prices. Ibid. Weaker Vessel. THACKERAY. He lies as fast as a dog can TROT' (of a persistent liar). 1586. . Ibid. Land. Shrew. Rabelais. ii. 1551. An old woman : in contempt : usually OLD TROT. against. until I tingled from head to foot. . An aged TROT to lyke is hard to finde. the contents are more than enough for a careless little TROT who knocks people about with her balloon. 1851-61. TO TROT OUT ( =sing) A SONG. (When I was yong and wylde as now thou art). A regular scab s i. TURBERVILLE. . Ethel romped with the little children. 1854-5. the halls. though she have as many diseases as two and fifty horses. To TROT ROUND = to take a turn round the town.): a decrepit old woman' (GRosE). 1593. have the young whore by the head and the OLD TROT by the throat. too. E. (old).nd a coster declared he was 'a TROSSENO. 96. ii. [CHALMERS. WARNER. London Miscellany.). GASCOIGNE. Virgil Travestie (1770). 1593. Goe : that gunne pouder consume the OLD TROTTE ! 1570. 1512-3. xiii.i.v. Thus saith Dido. 1866. . (thieves'). 250. 786o.-i. OUIDA. 618]. Meas.).v. DOUGLAS. TO TROT OUT ( = escort) A JUDY. If it went on like that always. CHRISTIE MURRAY. It was a regular TRossENo. The friends of Alexander H. vi. 80. ii. CHURCHYARD. X. (old). MAvHEw.-I. subs. 2. What sayest thou. (colloquial). 1. who was her only chat mate and chamber maid. Out on the old Virgil. roomsome enough to comprehend her. TO TROT UP (auctioneers') = to bid (q. iv. An ugly OLD TROT in the company . that sets young flesh to sale. ON THE TROT=on the GO pegging away . This leare I learned of a beldame TROT. . I. Ibid. 1653. Hyit or furth with slow pase like ane TROT. Affectionate ShOheard. 122. 210 Trot. 52. 18 Feb.A PONY (q. 2.

. got with a bastard .). = the feet : orig. Ibid. (old). when drawn over the head and hat. Teddy.e. . foundered) . subs. Wofis the Waif. Dawkins designated as 'japanning his TROTTER-CASES. 1892. [TRouBLE-TowN]. 318. — A tailor's assistant : he goes on round for orders . (2) pregnant. TROUBLE-STATE (or TOWN) = a rebel.v. 328. Teleg. A friendly lead for the benefit of Bill. TROUBLE-REST = an element of discord. my covey ! Fear nothing ! We'll be upon the ban-dogs before they can SHAKE THEIR TROTTERS. (1885). He will not make the worse conspirator for that. (JAMIESON.] 1595-1609. and GRosE) : whence SHAKE (BOX or MOVE) YOUR TROTTERS ! ' Begone ! troop off!' To SHAKE ONE'S TROTTERS AT BILBY'S BALL (where the sheriff pays the fiddlers) = to be put in the stocks (GRosE : 'perhaps the Bilboes ball ').—I. technically known as 'having one's strides cut a bit saucy-like over the TROTTERS. v. LUMPY (q. and being buttoned beneath the chin was called a TROT-COZY. Soul . Emblems. who is just out of his TROUBLE. 251.): e. Did she not well remember the day when the poverty of home sent her. Old Dominion. GRIFFITHS Fast and Loose. pregnancy (conventional) . (2) . 1877. iv. lead him off. While we are hustling the screws you . 'TROUBLES never come singly' (see quot.v. 'What's the TROUBLE? '= What's going 1635. TO GET INTO TROUBLE -= to be found out and punished' (GRosE). (old). vii. 1874). phr. E.]. 1Mprisonment (thieves') . xviii.. TROTTER . 1899. My friend has been IN TROUBLE. 1614. .boiling rage and TROUBLE . look out. Furies. subs. . 16 Nov. In pl. of sheep (B.): spec. mar-all .' Also PROVERBIAL SAYINGS. anything tending to unhappiness or discomfort .v. (various). 1900. 1838. 52. childbed. (3)=a TO-DO (q. 2. d. DICKENS.. . 1814. Olive. s. . 4 Dec. Town Traveller. also (dressmakers' and milliners') = a messenger : Fr. 1509). xxxi. That particular cut known as ' bellbottoms ' . yer-ve got yer hoof on my TROTTERS. ' It would be worse for everyone if I got into TROUBLE. Waverley.—I. a 'drunk and disorderly. I Would and Would not. iv. ii. He would have GOT INTO TROUBLE if the old people hadn't helped him out of it.Trot-cosy. GISSING..' Also in combination: TROUBLEGUSSET (-GIBLETS or -GUTS)= the penis : see PRICK TROUBLEHOUSE = a disturber of family concord . to be TROTTER in a workroom ? TROUBLE. Did. D. He applied himself to a process which Mr. WYNDHAM.v. AINSWORTH. Queen's Service. Jack Shefifiard. DANIEL. . spoil-sport. The upper part of his form . Civil Wars [Ency. 211 Trouble. Those fair baits those TROUBLE-STATES still use. `That horse is TROUBLED with corns' (i. . fortuneth never alone. SCOTT. 382. . 1899. TROUBLE . All's bowman.' 1839. WATSON. CAVENDISH. Cardinal Wolsey [SINGER]. [The phrase] be IN TROUBLE [is used of a man imprisoned].' subs. [1509. which. —See quot.0. (University). on ?' Hence IN TROUBLE=(I) arrested. fantastik greedy-gut. was shrouded in a large great-coat belted over his under habiliments. a little girl. Shifi of Fools One myshap Ire/tin. 1555. Foul TROUBLE-REST. JOHNSTON. Twist. QUODDED (q. 1898. TROTTER.MIRTH = a wet-blanket.STATE sedition. 1618. and crested with a huge cowl of the same stuff. TROT-COSY. 14. Q u ARLES." What are you talking about TROUBLE for ? . . . SyLvEsTER.CASES (or BOXES) = boots or shoes. i. BARCLAY. an agitator. completely overshadowed both. sickness.

: TROUNC'D. 1. CHURCH. salt. . (and still colloquial American). — I. has a great beard that bristles through it. . the first they'll know. 1887. i. which the soldiers were for loading themselves with.g. . and such other TRUCK as their necessities called for. The Lord TROUNSED [Auth. Also TRUBAGULLY = a short dirty ragged fellow. By Jove. and GRosE).v. As verb (originally and still literary) = to swop. subs. 1716. a short squat woman' (AINSWORTH). or exchange' (B. [B. and etc. subs. 1614. and (3) to use powder. trading.' Orig. my Roger . Well said : that was LAID ON WITH A TROWEL. verb. Ill-bred louts.—I. Rabelais. rubbish. We threatened to TROUNCE him roundly when he got sober. rum.). —A slattern . for all their bouncing. She looked out of the window for the market people. 184. TO (q. BRIDGES. gone to the new States. I'll give their rogueships such a TROUNCING. calico. E. or peevish TROUBLE-HOUSES. CAGMAG (q. 2. Major Jones's Travels. Paints. 18[1. iii.). hi. . E. discomfited] Sisara and all his charettes. 4o..] Much other TRUCKE we had.1608. sir. trouble. URQUHART. . TROUBLE-GUSSET. phi'. 1694. 2. 1. Bible. Double Dealer. simple sots. I'll TROUNCE the Rogue. 283. etc. . Scribner's Mag. paint. MIRTH. About this time family stores were usually called TRUCK. this Lady Varney. and makes her look as if she were plastered with lime and hair. Indian War. d'ye say? Why she LAYS IT ON WITH A TROWEL. He had already begun to exercise the tools . c. my smellIbid. and in their march they found a large wigwam full of Indian TRUCK. bad food. Annals of Salem [BARTLETT]. you'll dearly answer this : My master's constable . Homer.v. 1551. (colloquial). 360]. the best part of their population will be verb.Trounce. (old colloquial). PECULIAR RIVER. smock. (old). 1622. Faithful Friends. accustomed to performing the most menial offices' (HALLIWELL). to ask them if they would take TRUCK for their produce. Chronicles of Pineville. =the payment of wages in kind instead of money : illegal since 1870-5. and did eate and drinke with vs very merrily. Also (2) to lie (RAY) . ro. now to beat severely. 1653. If 18 44the people of Georgia don't take to makin' homespun and sich TRUCK for themselves.. Journal [App. . and quit their everlastin' fuss about the tariff and free trade. CONGREVE. 15. he'll TROUNCE you for't. JOHN SMITH. TROUNCE. dealing : e. TROWEL. Ver. barter. BUTTER and To LAY ON WITH A after two dayes he came aboord. See NORLOCH TROUT TROUT. 1821. Retaining Tisquantum to send from place to place to procure TRUCK for us. TRUCK. or the like. 1. To flatter or exaggerate grossly . Works. 1778. without stint. 11.v. 'I'll have no TRUCK with you. As You Like It. 1772. TROWEL. — To vex. SHAKSPEARE. whence (in contempt) odds and ends. July. Now they passed down into Punkatees Neck . tobacco. . MOURT. troubled. punish . (once literary: now colloquial). 82. exchange. MULLOCK Also (now recognised) (q. But once more to this same TROUBLE- TRUB. They purchased homespun. [Capt.' c. TRUCK-SYSTEM (TRUCK-SHOP). 212 Truck. 1600.). Intercourse. Punisht. Judges iv. cast in Law. . Kenilworth. xxxvii. xi. New England's Memorial.1 Whence TROUNCING = a drubbing. I'll hamper him ' : GROSE : to punish by course of law. . SCOTT. the barter of small commodities . espec. and some of the women would give these names. and spec. Well.

SKELTON. SCOTT. (1598). Cry.] 1660-9. aa'j. Honest. that gallops thus ? /bid. Be merry. FAIRFAX. 1705. 321. 16Io. PEPYS. 187. II. (old colloquial).. 1674. 3401. the Highflown Principles.Truckle-bed. subs. 0594). Love's Lab. WHITEING. TRUCKLE-BED. Mag. MARLOWE. Chaucer (1561). My wife and I in the high bed in our chamber. good fellow. The Deans. Old Plays (REED). Lost. I. Huck. ii. TRUE. iii. ) thinges your lust is euer kene In stede of BLEW. CHAUCER. a TRUE BLUE Scot. Unmistakable. For his Religion . xxvi. TREWE AS THE GOSPELL. (2) in 17th century = the Scotch Presbyterians or Whigs : the Covenanters had adopted BLUE as against the Royal red . 1663. dependable : as subs. . 3. I'se warrant. Diary. pl. 86. We will not wrong thee so. AS I STAND HERE. RANDOLPH (AS THE 11. thief.. Poems [DvcE]. . Ibid. Fust time in 'er life . HICKERINGILL. TRUE BLUE. etc. be merry : thou art one of my friends too. i. (old colloquial). No slander. i Henry IV.In trousers : see KICKS. in later times staunchly Liberal or Tory. For why a TREWE MAN. 213 True-blue. 3. I500. SHAKSI'EARE.. 'What do the doctors give for the fever and ague?' Oh. En. LONGSTREET. . HI. Priest-cr. viii.' 1884. . 277. and drawn out at night for a servant to sleep on. John Street. . or a thief. 75. 1899. Mirr. 192. iv.] Hence spec. a thoroughly reliable. Coventry blue) is unknown. GOD IN HEAVEN.. Author's Earn. . chosen band. A tough TRUE-BLUE Presbyterian called Adonis. 191. a stalwart : also BLUE (q. ii. firm. 362]. The TRUE MAN we let hang some whiles.(or TRUNDLE-) BED '= (RAY) to mistake the chambermaid's bed for his wife's. see 3.1. To make away a TRUE MAN for a thief. one of the two.Ev. 98. 2. and Willet in the TRUNDLE-BED. Venus and 724. 1400. adj. .' [Formerly a low bed on small wheels or castors was trundled under a ' standing-bed ' in the daytime.] [c.1635. No use to take TRUCK and leave money. [Blue is regarded as the colour or emblem of constancy. To newe d.. thus may ye were al grene.). Gent. Ibid. phr. M. They steal hearts. honest. TRUE-BLUE. for Alag. (common). 464. Good Women. [?]. 1. by us. BUTLER. as I am a TRUE WOMAN. BURNS. to save a thief. but whether in reference to the blue of sky or sea (both proverbially deceitful) or the fastness of some dye (e. (1873). 6. Hudibras.' or TRUE MAN v. Dempster. (nautical). . and Cleo. [STow. =as true as may be. staunch. 1513-25. . Edward II. TRUE BLUES. 1762.- In saying. according to the choice made of blue as a party-colour by either. 1 59 2 • [Doosi. 442. (i608). 'Twas Presbyterian TRUE BLUE. holland of eight shillings an ell. Finn. Ant. ii.. Now. withouten drede Hath nat to parten with a theves dede. 1593. 1848. she's ever 'AD ANY TRUCK with any of them sort. 3. 'To stumble at the TRUCKLE.. Also (proverbial) TRUE AS TRUE GOSPEL. It being TRUE BLEW Gotham or Hobbes ingrain'd. Women Unconst.g. Rich preys make TRUE MEN thieves. Whither away so fast? A TRUE MAN. Bulk and Selv. Heyfor Honesty. 1785. xiii. which she desired to lie in. 1818. they give abundance o' TRUCK. There is never a fair woman has a TRUE face. a staunch.-Honest : usually in contrast with 'thievish. thieves have bound the TRUE MEN. Georgia Scenes.. Heart Mid. ii.171. . d.v. (old). and subs. but mostly Conservative. Ibid. Balade agst. 269.A hat : GoLGOTHA. CLEMENS. The old Beau is TRUE-BLEW.

1592. 1648-50.' Five Gallants. OLD TRUE-PENNY! Thou hast one fault : Thou art even too valiant. — A familiar address : in commendation. Collier. subs. Belnzan of London. HEALEY. .' TRUFF. V. FLETCHER. SHAKSPEARE. TRULL. a hedge-whore. TURBERVILLE. What. There is trowle (TRuLE) from the High German. TRUG (TRUGGE to the eie. E. Felix Holt. TRUEPENNY? 1604. iv. Quifi [Had. final result or end of a matter. Old Plays (HAnATT). (old). (PARK).' that is. BOTTOM (q. true to his purpose or pledge' (FoRBv). i. Ibid. 1618. (old). 372. 1696) . 1530. a CHAPMAN. All Fools. Every other house keepes sale TRuooEs or Ganymedes. as it occurs in Sh. beggar too. 1569. 181]. a harlot : spec. GREENE. DEKKER. a sly. 1529.. RAMSAY. TRULL. 1. is there no lads here that hath a lust To have a passing TRULL? 1605. 5. yet it has attracted no notice from any commentator. ELIOT. Viii. . in the time of king Henry the eight. all which pay a yearly stipen. Disc. is one of ourselves : he is a TRUE BLUE. (3) a catamite.TRUETRUE-PENNY. phr.). beggar's. Go. (literary). 1o. (Scots). and GRosE). Vocab. And those TRuos with which I traded. go thy ways. 1608. 194.. for the licence they have to trade. 1860. Come on. TRUEPENNY]. Loyal Subject. d. iv. A bowsie bawdie miser. i. not a feyrer in this towne.) facts. xvii. A concubine.. a harlot : see TART . MARSTON. There was no part of the country more decidedly TRUE BLUE. One of those houses of good hospitallity whereunto persons resort. Steepy ways by which I waded.Out [Hari. staunch and trusty . Poems [CHALMERS. pars prior [1650].—A wanton. FORBY. 1866.. Or TRUK). Franzley Pars. 1607. TAYLOR. I found a cursed catalogue of these veneriall caterpillars. 405]. Its present meaning is.—To steal : For to satisfye your wanton lust I shall apoynt you a TRULL of trust.v. ' Generally OLD . an old soldier): also (as in 'old boy ') OLD TRUEPENNY. a TROLLOP (q. Be sure 10 TRUFF his pocket-book. A filthie TRULL is yrksome see PRIG. E. . a whore-house. (old). Illeretrix.v. i. c. ii. 1596. or to be plain. Misc. subs. with the number of TRUGS which each of them kept in those daies. 1620. De Qua/nor Linguis Co/az/mutt -die. 401]. Hence TRUGGING-KEN (or HousE)=a brothel : see NANNY-SHOP. This gentleman . This appears more to the purpose than the information given by Mr. TRUE INWARDNESS. East Anglia. Four Elements. which is called a TRUGGING-PLACE. 'it is a mining term. hearty old fellow . but sometimes loosely used (cf. Cambyses[DoDsLEv . New Eng. subs. A . sub. and signifies a particular indication in the soil of the direction in which ore is to be found. TRUEPENIE is defined as veterator vafer. (2) ' a dirty Puzzel. liandet. Besides. TRUEPENNY.y'st thou so? art thou there. The TRUG his mistress. an ord'nary sorry Woman (B.. Malcontent [OLD 3. 150. The whore-house. A pretty middle-sized TRUG. commonly called a TRUGGING-HOUSE. verb. PENNY.. Lucky St ence [Century]. PRESTON. TROLLOPE. 362. Works [NAREs]. 1630. 214 Trull. Ibid. CASAUBON. 406.—i.. Sa.True Inwardness. goocle for none but himself and his TRUGGE. 1830. MIDDLETON. Hamlet. Barna/y'SJO. a blowse ! iv.] C. 618]. d. SKELTON. Theeves Falling. 1567. BRAITHWAIT. or tinker's wife or wench' (B. p. New World. RASTELL. cunning fellow. who were supprest with the monasteries in England. Works [OLIPHANT. — The real meaning. i. 1758. ' a soldier's. where the application of it to the ghost is unseemly and incongruous.

COTTON. Way of the World. who sits By the town wall. DICKENS. But I. MOTTEUX. To which her bum plaid double-bass And made such thund'ring as she TRUMP'D. 1872.' he muttered. ' The Execution. Life in a Highland Bothy.A Jew's harp. Shall I grow weak as babe when ev'ry TRULL is So bold to steal my sloes ? 1638. This friend is no other than a rascal who wants to palm his TRULL off upon you for a wife. . and was called a young TRUMP for his pains. MASSINGER. or trulli. SMOLLETT. took his three tosses without a kick or a cry. Mother Redcap. 1637.. MACLEOD. 2. 15. A good fellow. iii.' 2. . 1639. ii. POE. These are TROLLS whom he allows coach-hire. BRIDGES. 1774. STEPNEY.. how plump these plaguy TRULLS. See By YOURS TRULY..v. . for shame your TRULLS at Sh--er hall. 456. BARHAM. CARLTON. . 280].): also as verb. The editor sat in his sanctum. did hap. BRIDGES. 1694. Lady's Trial.i. Rest. SOMERVILE. etc. Rabelais. I. . Tri. xxviii. 1837. Whence TONGUE OF THE TRUMP =a chief. are spirits like women. And marry in good time or not at all. each hand to their vibrating steel tongues. xiii. my boy. . 8. 'one (GRosE) who displays courage on every suit ' : the highest measure of praise. Homer. ix. 26. in spite of all his frumps. your dowdie. Ingolds. To make the world distinguish Julia's son. Leave.-A FART (q. 1678. He secures the end of each with his teeth. MY TRULY Maid's Tragedy. be thy mirth scene : Heard to each swaine. Juvenal. and hereof it is that we call light women TROLLS. Both Ajax and Achilles jump'd. Thence to Holloway. . 126. and TRUMP.I. 2. (provincial). Armory. grasping them with his hands so that the tiny instruments are invisible. 1. HOLME. 'He's a regular editor's TRUMP.Trull. your blouze.' What must I fork out tonight. CORYAT. Homer. subs. these arch semiquavering strumpets must be ! 1700. Random. RAND. i. V. he applies the little finger of Fables. an essential : properly the steel spring or reed by which the sound is produced. I never saw in all my life such an ugly company of TRULS and sluts as their women were. XXViii. 1611. . The wench is your TRULL. 104. Tom . and brought down his fist with a thump : 'God bless that old farmer. d. Shall I invite to be my Spouse . which show great kindness to men. Shall make him know I'm king of TRUMPS. scene to each TROLL. a friend in need. . 61.s. 3. 1610. WARD. WOTTON [England's Helicon]. Rod. (Scots). you're a TRUMP. DAVENANT. A beggar without a smock. or. This is no place for such youths and their TRuu. Tinker's TRULL. my TRUMP. 1774. Trump. 86. Thin. 1873. Works. d. TRUMP. City Madam. Drunken Barnaby. FORD. Acad. This is the Charm that tempts rich Fools To marry worthless Jilts and TRULLS. x849. viii. Farm Ballads. 1693. iv. Brit.[Dram. gum. I wish I may die if you are not a Pip. 1748. like TRULL here Run away basely with this sculler ? 1688. 211. and. (colloquial). BRAITHWAIT. Virgil Travestie (1770). He has two large Lochaber TRUMPS. Be thy voyce shrill. Crudities. 11. 1707. xlvii. for Lochaber trumps were to the Highlands what Cremona violins were to musical Europe. Buttock of a monk ! . 1727. HUGHES. 6. 1648-50. Hud. From the vile offspring of a TRULL. CONGREVE. 1857. Where a troop of TROLLS I Chuzzlewit. leave. rEneas' Leavings. d. 1659. Leg. Guteli. Tom Brown's Schooldays. For the whole first-floor of the Magpie and Stump? 1843. i. FLETCHER. 215 TRULY.

Don Key (GRosE) . Pisse-Profihet. subs. New Inn. For stale to catch these thieves. (old).. . it was not altogether jannock. and to be so PUT TO MY TRUMPS. (old). V. When a gentleman began by BLOWING HIS OWN TRUMPET. he was PUT TO HIS TRUMPES. Double Dealer. LAMB. 'He would make a good TRUMPETER. 1630. and pay the fiddlers . PHRASES. Shoes. that if I play not my cards sure. STILLINGFLEET. . Trunk. to brag (GRosE). or goods of no value. . 1835. subs. If I was as Mr.. PUTS US TO OUR there's a card which A very TRUMPERY case it is altogether. Boots. as old Hatts. 1655. PEELE. 2.= meretricious. Edward I. iv. —KING OF SPAIN'S (or SPANISH) TRUMPETER =a braying ass. Jones I should look a little higher than such TRUMPERY as Molly Seagrim. over the TRUMPERY gap staring you full in the face. for Mag. iii. JoNsoN. HALL.—To praise (or talk about) oneself.e. TOM Jones. TRUMPERY. an old whore. SHAKSPEARE. (old). it leaves 'em still two fools. BE PUT TO Sermons. Aug. . 397. phr. CONGREVE.—A wheeled vehicle . TRUMPET. TeinfieSi. A blockhead. The TRUMPERY in my house go bring hither. old Stuff. 26 Dec. for he smells strong' (GRosE) : of one with fcetid breath. Hence His TRUMPETER is dead' (of a braggart). 1609. They'll steal to bed . Upon this strange accident. Ay. (Old Cant). a cart or coach : see CHEAT.Trumpery. c. TO TURN UP TRUMPS= to fall out fortunately : e. ONE'S OWN TRUMPET. 1609. and lete'). 186. To BLOW (or SOUND) 27. 1885. .' TRUNDLER. 1637. Through the gate on to the road. obso- TRUNDLING . etc. Times. (old). i. . verb. . rubbish' (GRosE) : also TRASH AND TRUMPERY. and censings ! Away with these TRUMPERIES. 1. viii. E. something may TURN UP TRUMPS '= something lucky may happen (GRosE) : all his cards are TRUMPS '=he is exceedingly fortunate. . of crosses. — TO ONE'S TRUMPS = to be in difficulties (GRosE). II. of candles. ii. . Marc. 1694. Extinct be the fairies and fairy TRUMPERY of legendary fabling. in private . . 1749. . TRUMP TIM. 'Tis an odd game . let's even TURN UP 3.= GROSE : peas (B. iv. (various phrases). TRUMP. Sermons at Exeter. . Though marriage makes man and wife one flesh. BRIAN. and salt. — Old Ware. FIELDING.g.' Whence (modern) generic for showy trashiness. i. 18 7 1. All the TRUMPERY of the Mass and Follies of their Worship are by no means superstitions because required by the Church. Field. a dunce (BLouNT. Gilbert Gurney.1574. What a world of fopperies there are. or full exertion of one's strength . that I must admit. driven to the last shift. TRUNK. . and pack away in their TRUNDLINGCHEATS like gipsies.) . 4 Nov. and (proverbial) For want of good Company. Now I am like to have a hard task of it.E.CHEAT. 'His TRUMPETER is dead' (see TRUMPET) . of holy water. subs. and for feare of some greater mischiefe to ensue. 1699. iv. 1656). TRUMPETER. subs.—In p1. subs. Old Benchers. 216 d. 1593.' (B. Amm. Here to repeate the partes that I haue playd Were to vnrippe a trusse of TRUMPERY. 1821. HOOK. worthless. I shall lose the set. next morning . welcome Trumpery.—i. . Mir. and as adj. [but] since we've shuffled and cut.

Trunkmaker-like. Don't give it up yet. 1. coat. 1. 367. like Don John. 'There was a sort of a frieze TRUSTY. Coy.. in his old velvet TRUNKS And his slic'd Spanish jerkin. (old). experiment : espec.—In pl. JoNsoN. 3. Lab. (modern) a TRY-ON=an attempt at BESTING (q. Red striped cotton stockings.door work. (Irish). (American).—r. To reveal all at any cost. 1884. AND SHAME THE she-manDEVIL in puffed sleeves . pray?' 'A big coat. TO TRY ON (thieves')=to live by thieving : COVES WHO TRY IT ON= professed thieves (GRosE). TELL TRUTH. This has been some stair-work. (1440). Also (modern) = (1) breeches : see KICKS. They are men dangerous in one direction.—An attempt. cheat. Caistain. [1469.— ' This bit of flash is made use of in speaking of any knowing or experienced person. An overLimerick Gloves. TIGHTS. such as a ticket of leave. See TROJAN. Mary Barton. : see GAMMON. E. IVIagn. 505). 1613. (old). (old). 18 [?]. phi-. 317 Prompt. and 'How's your old GRosE). III. (old literary : now colloquial).. Winter's Tale. BACK-DOOR WORK.WORK.—A convict with special privileges. perhaps. TO TRY IT ON WITH A WOMAN= to attempt the chastity (BEE). subs. 3. TRuNK ? ' = a jeer at a big-nosed man TO SHOVE A TRUNK=to poke one's nose in 'to introduce oneself unasked into any place or company' (GRosE). Parv. 3. xxvii. subs. The TRUSTIES are often domesticated upon ranches near the town. 1851-61. and on the best of terms with the ranchman's family.= trunkhose : cf. phr. sure. 61].Garner. but generally not depraved.—An exclamation of contempt . Hence TO TRY IT ON = to seek to outwit.). 120. Let's have a TRY for him.' 1609. .iii. BEAUMONT and FLETCHER. and apparently are unwatched.— Underhand (or secret) dealing : cf. with full TRUNKS dotted red and black. trial. 'what is that. subs. iv. He look'd. 1632. 448. SMALLS. Lady.' TRUSTY. March into Scotland [ARBER. (old). get the better of. —More noise than work (GRosE). Myst. 2. To TRY IT ON A DOG= to experiment at another's expense or risk . TREWTH DVD nevyr HIS MAVSTIR SHAME. endeavour (GRosE). MAYHEW. . 1604. TRUT. . phr. Run any hazard. SAY TRUTH AND SHAME THE DEVIL. some behind . TOPS. 2. TRY. iii. SHAKSPEARE. TRUSTED ALONE. xxxviii. meaning that he is so deep as to the tricks of the town that he may be " TRUSTED ALONE" in any company without danger to himself. Timonof Athens. SHIT! (MANNING (1337). 217 Try. This breaking of his has been but a TRY for his friends. etc.. [HALLiwEul. TELL THE TRUTH AND SHAME THE DEVIL. fleece. PATTEN.--A nose (B. aay. (GRosE). etc. v.' 'A TRUSTY!' said Mr Hill. SHAKSPEARE. GASKELL. (common). iii. some TRUNK . Century Mag. Lond. intj. 1848. EDGEWORTH. plase your honour. and (2) = bathingdrawers. phr. — TRUTH. TRUNK-WORK. By far the greater number of criminals confined in the jails of the Far West are there for a class of offences peculiar to the country. TRUNKMAKER-LIKE. (old).] 1548.v.

bring down rose-cheeked youth To the TUB-FAST and the diet. TUB and chair were the old way of sweating. but if the patient swoons in either of them. . Hence TUB . iii. HOLME. SPENSER. to whom of late you do not resort. 1899. 218 Tub. 7. or statement. subs. vi. (1603). in reproach.] 1661. a Doctor's TUB (otherwise called a CLEANSING Tun). vii.] Hence TUB-FAsT = the period of salivation. Vii. . i. He (says the TUBSTER) that would be rich according to the practice of this wicked age must play the thief or the cheat. Trying It On [Title of a 1874. are TRYING BACK. Battlefield. Old Plays (REED).PREACHER. not to boil up to an heighth. 1857. it will be troublesome to get him out. Business and poetry agree as ill together as faith and reason . .. are for a certain time put into. Ibid. X. 11. Sable. which two latter. Arms and Blazon. Ibid. or damages. xxii.. days. Ibid. (old). of Dissenters (GRosE. 198. When you shall come to dry-burnt racks of mutton. 1692.-i. The syringe. 2. Trust me. Here are your lawful ministers present. Henry V. sirnamed Trudgeover-the-World. 194. . 1676. Ibid. Serafier iidem [Harl. Be a whore still . We do not pardon the flagitious claims . but . preaching. Hooped. was indicted of treason. if you had not reliev'd us. 441. . 11. She was marvellously quick to discover that she was astray and TO TRY BACK. standpoint. 377].. RACKET. Ibid. Tinzon of Athens. . I hear. or TUBSTER) = a ranting divine : spec. . WISEMAN. iii. and put us in a TUB. 26. 1887. contest . Ordinary [lloysLEv . but to TUB-PREACHERS in conventicles. iii. City Match[DonsLEy . you will wish You had confess'd and suffer'd me in time. ix. with a view to recover something missed. popular farce]. 812. 78. of a taylor. -A pulpit. and should have done Another month. 176 [EBSTUB is connected with SWEATING-TUB and POWDERINGTUB. Old Plays (REED). and is herself in the TUB. 1688. iii. 1859. 59. .POUNDER. 87. 2. x. 293].DRUBBER ( . Where we these two months sweat. or lost : hence TRYBACK (BEE). Fairy Queene. B. Formerly a cure for the lues venerea: also 1661. This beast us caught. . and the TUB. Alec Medway brought him up short. Racecourse and GOULD. HUGHES. i. The TUB PREACHERS are very much dissatisfy'd that you invade their prerogative of hell. He beareth Argent. George Eagles. Would it not be well then TO TRY BACK? to bear in mind . 18[9. . 1647. 401]. she hath eaten up all her beef. for Meas. WORTH].-TO TRY A FALL WITH = to compete. combined with strict abstinence : cf. C a Presbyterian parson '): also TUB-THUMPING. Tom Brown's School- The leading hounds . but to parboil. Works. Meas. Misc.Tryning. xi. x. PHRASES AND COLLOQUIALISMS. And from the POWDERING-TUB Of infamy Fetch forth the lazar-kite of Cressid's kind. 57. Williams. Salad. SHAKSPEARE.Call them. CARTWRIGHT. 3. can never be brought to set their horses together. Surgery. [The patient was disciplined by long and severe sweating in a heated tub. Acad. became a TUB-PREACHER. LEVER. To the spital go. On In this pockified and such diseased persons. that meat is suitable for grown men. .' or shames. 25. 68. 2. and See TRINE. Nineteenth Century. 1599. (old). etc. TUB.. TO TRY BACK = tO revert to. who. as has been judiciously observ'd by the fam'd TUB-DRUBBER of Covent Garden. [A Merry Drollery. One ten times cur'd by sweating. iv. Troth.THUMPER. subs. 1704. Davenihort Dunn. 165. Owen Righton did have a TRY. 1639. that milk is suitable for babes ? TRYNING. MAYNE. sir. d. to retrace one's steps : as to a former position. B. and the TUB. BROWN. (1609). . And coming to this cave. ' TRIES-ON.. 1.

Guardian. 1899.v. TUB is it ? 3. to serve a much more useful class of people than the oleagineous TUB-THUMPERS. 1886. 17. 1887. . Shirley. . bred a presbyterian (as his brothers were also. 253. Review. but also (loosely) a DIP (q. 1900.. Morning devotions and . . who has been TUBBED a good deal. HOOD. 8 Feb. . HUGHES. . High 1726. 1887. Nov. JoNsoN. 5 Mar. 1901. . that far out-shone Henley's gilt TUB. Morning Advertiser. . . In your bathada. taught to row by members of the College eight in boats that are too TUB-like to be easily capsized. . t' TUB ORATOR. 1705. thoroughfares are needed. for I knew the Osceola-an old TUB. scrubbing. WARD. The silver bathing-TUB. HOOD. 5. xxvi. and fubbed. g The Rev.-A bath : spec. . I. She had it out of him in the cold TUB before putting him to bed. Dict. 5. belonging to what may be called the TUB-THUMPING school of oratory. . . Passing our time between grinding hard and TUBBING on the river. (common). . Teleg. 1878. . 1883. A man should [not] make love before others [or] take his TUB in Hyde Park. D. and stroked. NISBET. but some TUBBING was indulged in later in afternoon. and in the stern of which the coach steers arid advises the rowers). Black Job. . xix. (common). Our 1885.. 4. So to the river he next day went.. on a gorgeous seat. Ibid. of course. Pen and Pencil Pictures. Awful muff ! . Tom Brown's Schooldays.). . also (loosely) a vessel of any kind. his elder brother Samuel Mead having been a TUBPREACHER). He's a tailor by trade. DICKENS. 4 Sep. Practice in gigs. Every College is on the look-out for new oarsmen. confound them ! were as black as ever. Scribner's Mag. of course.. DESART. Hence TUB BING= boating. At the Universities = a boat for rowing practice.. iv. Alexander of Jesus. (colloquial).A broadbottomed. Sea Queen.Tub. . BRADLEY. Contemfi. TUBBING and love-making are innocent. 1725. 27 Sep. Verdant Green. . TO GET TUBBED=I0 be taught to row. Dec. What sort of a It sounds good. Sheefi'S Clothing. ii. 1839. he'd upset the veriest TUB on the river. The blacks. or more technically styled TUBS (small boats to hold a pair of oarsmen. CLARK RUSSELL. I.. 1889. John St. The consecrated TUB. i. Reliquice. BRONTA. I join the hero in a peg after his cold TUB. 144. 1898. and made his first essay in a TUB. a governess-car. The doctor . 1900. 219 Tub. 1889. A good deal of TUBBING has been got through in the mornings. v. ii. 2. WHITEING. 81. a sponge-bath. sense 4) or village cart . g Ah ! ' said the Rector . the cambric rubbers. 1637. iii.' • . rowing practice . Hud. Ibid. 1857. HEARNE. We can have no end of a lark with a boat of our own. slow-sailing boat . 1903. . . viii. The freshmen are put into harness in TUBpairs or four-oars. In spite of all the TUBBING. but you don't want to soap or spoon before your friends. The routing and the grubbing. . Also as verb. Oxford. . rubbing. 149. dear don. Dunciad. . in which The Gospel Emp'rick was to teach. z6lo. have been known to fill a large church with eager congregations. Troddles. Field. liv. Moses Barraclough. Dash me if ever I sail a TUB of his again. . and TUBBED. Field.-A low-wheeled and deep-welled gig (cf. The name of this deep and wallowing TUB was the Richard and Ann. One is TUBBED . . built in East Boston-never made more than ten knots an hour. xvi.' 1853. Herne Lodge. No other work in the eight was done during day. 1857. Very modest gifts. Ibid. A good TUB and a hearty breakfast prepared us for the work of the day. 2. 20 Feb. You shall be soaked. ii. POPE. or Flecknoe's Irish throne. ro6. And scrubbed. morning TUB. MASSINGER. Observer. 17. Stonykurst Mag. 1849. Alchemist. I laughed. and rubbed.

TALE OF A TUB [Title]. Old Plays (HAzIATT). Gil Blas [ROUT- 41. 1546. should I make a broad tree of every little shrub. . yet [is] he not a little wrought upon by examples.). HALL. ii. 3351. or to tell TALES OF A TUB. or absurdity. . Rect.-A chest in Hall into which DISPAKS (q. 1632. To THROW A TUB TO A WHALE. 1849. . Court and Times Chas.v. Three Laws.]. nor TALES OF TUBS. . 1680. Ye say they follow your law. though he . to make the beast with two backs ? not to pick straws. . 7559. ON io6. Tale of a Tub. or Welsh car. LAMBERT [ELLIS. j5/Ir. No state-affairs . TALE OF A TUB. . to emphasize small matters so that attention is distracted from essentials. Lift in London. 4. VI. ii. phr. to the (old). ROT (qv.v. Corn. 87. Man. 1809. (nautical American). 220 1699. A TALE OF d 1704. . LEDGE]. Whence (also) TUB . HOWELL. . Prol. BROWN. 'EVERY TUB MUST STAND ON ITS OWN BOTTOM ' . I hope. A de See TUBBY. s. What other business can a man and woman have in the dark but . However . iii. (old). What. . a COCK-ANDBULL STORY (q. Everyone endeavours to STAND 1788. . TUB 2). and thence to Llanberis. again in a gig. chanson de ricoche. . BALE. A TALE OF A TUB.. 7554. to divert attention. phi'. (7685). Lex.. C. etc. Works.) SHOULD STAND ON ITS OWN BOTTOM. Tub. 77.. TUB- 6. and after dinner to supervise the collection and distribution of the remains : obsolete (CoLLINs) c. cicogne. HOLLAND. Wi.-Any kind of nonsense. Geog. or make capital . verb. And keep her a great while with a TALE OF A TUB? . MORDEN. 533]. . Ball. conte I690. JoNsoN. He . When reason acquires such strength as to STAND ON ITS OWN BOTTOM. . . 1606. I.Tub. 1538. 1656. (Winchester). OWNE BOTTOM. 1. lady. A TALE Exhort. But acts of clowns and constables to-day Stuff out the scenes of our ridiculous play.v. Whence PRiEFECT OF TUB =a prxfect whose duty was to examine the quality of meat sent in by the butcher.) not taken by the boys were put. ii. but even the true word of God. EVERY TUB (VAT. MALKIN. FROUDE [CARLYLE. -A supposed cause of delay. (old). phr. Do not I hear how desperate some ha' been ? . 1538. as if it was necessary for a prebendary's footman to be as learned as his master. Sue ton. Prol.-A simile of independence. Wit and Science [DoDsLEv. And vary not a shaw. it served as A TUB TO THE WHALE. Lu. Cross. expatiated on the honours I had gained in the schools . 729. here men are left to do the same.. ii. (2) to throw dust in the eyes. EVERY VAT SHALL STAND ON HIS OWN BOTTOM. fooling. OF A TUB. 1870. chose ridicule. These are no flim-flam stories. 1653. HEYWOOD. REID. . . Public School Word-Book. 97. give a sop. Bunyan was later to quote the proverb. COVERDALE. concern. The brothers [Carlyle] went in a steamer from Liverpool to Bangor. xi. Cont. 45. Rabelais. Hee to STAND UPON HIS had used also before. Tetra. Letters. THEIR OWN BOTTOM. Pretend we in our TALE here. Aristotle. 1633. CHAPMAN. 1630-40. Proverbs. A CAT UNDER A TUB. OF A TUBBE. -( ) To bait the hook. ). New Eng. subs. [OLIPHANT. You shall see in us that we preached no lyes. nor TALES OF A TUB. SWIFT. URQUHART.] C. Which is A TUB. STAND UPON HIS OWN BOTTOME. j This is a TALE OF A TUB.MESS = the table at which the Senior Prefects sat in Hall (see FARMER.

who have great difficulty in making their TUCKER at digging. (common).] 1765-9. 125. 1875. His father . large-faced.v. TUBBING. 1856. (thieves').' [Cf. Im- prisonment.Tubbing. BOLDREWOOD. BUNN. 1890. 44. /Obi St. 33. Teleg. 1847-8. at Sherborne School. You 1796. Sketches by Boz. You get your TUCK-IN Sundays. (common). GREENWOOD.. A TUBBY and short-winded keeper. vi. 14 June. give me a reg'lar sixpence every day for grub. When a travelling man sees a hut ahead. Argus. 1. 221 Tuck. 1840. Vanity Fair. as if he didn't take much exercise and ate too much TUCK. D. Note. A TUCK-OUT. 14. We heard of big nuggets.side Saxon. most of which he spent in a general TUCK-OUT for the school. i Jan. THACKERAV. two of the most experienced barristers. Ibid.). have also a precedence in motions.' As verb (or TO TUCK IN) =to eat heartily : TUCK-IN (or TUCK-OUT) = a 'square meal. See TUB. Stage. For want of more nourishing TUCKER. Free Lance.. gave him two guineas publicly. 1. subs. (or TUBBISH)= round-bellied.xviii. and which. (schools') pastry. v. TUBS. I took my meal in the hut. 2. FATTY (q. I. 1. v. 295.' We had seen him coming up to Covent Garden in his green chaise-cart with the fat TUBBY little horse. he knows there's water inside. 36. A male servant of the school : his business was the care of the latrine tubs : the name is still retained for the lavatory-man. (2). II Oct.. spec.-I. TUBBISH sort of man. look for men whose heads are rather TUBBISH. subs. subs. 'Mr. 73. M. Diggers. 1899. hunter. I believe they'd have eaten him. but only made TUCKER. -See quot. but the appointments are still made. Works. WOLCOT. round. TUCK-PARCEL = Nothing can stop the mouth of a TUCK. for edibles . . . called the post-man and the TUB-MAN (from the places in which they sit). sweet stuff. The slogger looks rather sodden. I was particular to find out whether the double-breasted lounge was a favourite among short and ' TUBBY men. In Strange Comfiany.. BLACKSTONE. 83. TUBMAN. and TUCKER and tea. Troddles. Chron. As adj. WOOD and LApnAm. that's our school-house TUCKSHOP..- 1. 1901. subs. In the courts of exchequer. which in Hale's Street is short and simple language for as much as can be eaten. iii. 31 Aug. ' Monmouth Street.-A big-bellied man . 1890.). DICKENS. 1836. but we'd both the same kind of TUCKER. iii. Generic man. (2) barely sufficient on which to live. A. TUCK.SHOP = a pastrycook's . =a feast in one's study]. (old legal). 136. Or drum-like. (common). Come along down to Sally Harrowell's . (Charterhouse) a hamper from home : nearly obsolete. Waiting for the Mail. swag-bellied : like a tub. [The old Exchequer Court is now merged in the High Court of Justice. 2. A buttersubs. . in. TUBBY. What a TUCK-OUT I had.).. _Nicholas . 1902. WHITEING. FORTY-GUTS (q. Sydney . (Christ's Hospital). GRUB (q. an appetite : spec. She bakes such stunning murphies. GARNET WALCH.. /bid. 1873. 1886.v. They set me down to a jolly good TUCK-IN of bread and meat. and the like. St. 1891. 1874. Tom Brown's Schooldays.' He was a short. HUGHES. 'bare bread-andcheese.. TACK =generic for food. Corn.-I. Head over Heels. and I'd warrant I'd never starve. Lord.v. Whence TUCK . better formed for sound than sense. John Dounce. 1. Also (Australian) TUCKER =(I) food. ' 1858.

Cycling-.—Tired out. Variegated CharacHe was knocked down for the crap the last sessions. A . d. 1740. phr. and are as cross as bear cubs. TUCK. till we got e'en a'most TUCKERED OUT. In Me Blood. . verb. i8[?]. Story ofBee Tree [BARTLETT]. however. Southern Sketches. See TUCK. they would give him a mark which would sometimes produce Blood. (old). York Family Corny. phi-. [BARTLETT]. (American). To TUCK UP. i. Shabby Genteel Story. ters. phr. See TWOPENNY. Hence TUCKED UP =hanged . —See TUCKERED. eventually to find themselves fairly TUCKED-UP by wire-fencing. TU FT. To hang : see LADDER. Field. 222 Tuft. the dealer has TUCKED IT ON to you pretty well ' : cf.. lick-spittle .) on men of title or means. PARKER. to put in a fix or difficulty. ( University). They have been playing the old game of skirting. v. subs. . . subs. Pamela. followed with a kind of proud obsequiousness all the TUFTS of the University. In the midst of a circle of young TUFTS. They've had the agur this morning. . (colloquial). And they were off for a day's holiday and a camp-out as long as they could run it. UP so neat and pretty. . . . 13 Feb.—The fundament ( HALLIWELL). 141. (old).—To perplex. fifty-eight inch racer will be noticeably too short in the reach . 45. A young nobleman : students of rank formerly wore a gold tuft or tassel in their cap : obsolete. If any of the Freshmen came off dull or not cleverly some of the . 1851. To TUCK ON. MAHER. 1901. Seniors would TucK them —that is set the nail of their Thumb to their chin. TUCKER-IN (or TUCKER-UP). Book of Snobs. subs. cf. Nothing was given him but salted drink . THACKERAV. The lad . then calmly TUCKED UP the criminal. Lord Buckram was birched with perfect impartiality. c. 1840. 46. TUCKER being the one essential. At Eton . I guess the Queen don't do her eating very airly . — 1. (1842). . subs. TUCK-'EM FAIR = an execution (B.' . phr. TU EL (or TEW EL).. Ibid. 123. phr. He was TUCKED C. Verb. to cramp. Life.. 1695. toady. a select band of sucking TUFT-HUNTERS followed him.Tuck. (old). WOOD. . (commercial). 'a supposed mistress' (GRosE) : SCOTCH WARMING-PAN. Whence TUFT-HUNTER = a hanger on to a man of title.. with TUCKS to boot. (American). WALKER. —A moneyed partner. . E. The Night before Larry was Stretched. 1789. Even there. iii. just under the Lipp. 1840. xiv. and GRosE). I'm clear TUCKERED OUT with these young ones. and waited for her. BURY and HILLIER. for we sot and sot. TUCKERED OUT. 1887. and . TUCKER. Ibid. RICHARDSON. 189. II. and he will feel that he is what cyclists call TUCKED-UP. 1886. See GOLD-HATBAND (GROSE). (old university). verb. .MAN. . quut. We fought until we were completely TUCKERED OUT. . 2. Life of Sterling. and then the hangman asked the poor creature's pardon. ii. ' STICK IT ON. a sycophant.—i.g.v. and by the help of their other fingers under the Chin. He went off at the fall of the leaf at TUCK'EM FAIR.—To unduly increase or enhance: e. CARLYLE. 39. He was at no time the least of a TUFTHUNTER. . TUFT-HUNTING = SPONGING (q. N. I never saw an execution but once. 'That horse is not worth half what you gave for him . 1859. c. 1811. Ibid.—A chamber-maid. but rather had a marked natural indifference to TUFTS.

The long-looked-for St. — An imperial. 186. Great Public Schools. —To HOLD ONE TUG= to keep busy . ii. 1. to taskdrive TO HOLD TUG=t0 stand hard work. phr. (venery). or mutton-monger. —A kiss . (common). As TUFT and TUFT-HUNTERS have become household words. and oppidans is to be played. (HALLIwELL). Free Lance. itself a recrudescence of the great craze of 1634. or gown-wearing boys. THACKERAY. — Stylish. the foundation as a King's scholar. betwixt Dover and Dunbarr.' has commenced a series entitled Sovereigns I have Seen. PHRASES. 1902. . phr.—A Colleger . MY TULIP. adj. subs. —I.Tug.. (Eton). Adj. 3. gold spoons and forks for dessert have come in again. Andrew's Day arrives.—The pubic hair : male or female : also (of women) TUFTED HONOURS and CLOVEN TUFT (TUFTED HONOURS also = the female pudendum). For though he be chaste of his body. 1889. kissing. — Stale.' 1890. BRIsTED. proper. spiff. yet his minde is onely upon flesh. 1883. 1. 169. BRADLEY. (Winchester). 1853. it is perhaps needless to tell anyone that the gold tassel is the distinguishing mark of a nobleman.). . MUTTONMONGER (v. no table seems to look quite TUM for a big occasion without them. Go IT. 52. 22 Nov. which at Cambridge only designates a Johnian or SmallCollege Fellow-Commoner is here [Oxford] the mark of nobility. Whence TUGS =stale news . WOOD. subs. 1852. Tul. 'to try for TUGGERY. Public Schools. (Winchester). Get a good warm Girdle and tie round you.. xv. Everyday Life in our TULIP-SAUCE. 1630.. Chicago Times [S. (old colloquial). or severe strain . —A characteristic street phrase : an echo of the tulipomania of 1842. The gold-TUFTED Cap. URQUHART. common. Life. he is the onely TUGMUTTON. Why Callibistri should signify a woman's TUFTED HONOURS I know not. PASCOE. subs. 2. subs. almost bordering on contempt.' that is. when the great match of collegers. TUGS. By the way. Verdant Green. 206. 1667. a scholar on the foundation. vii. as the small oppidan would term it. [Gt. Works. Pox on you. that would HOLD HIM TUGG for a whole yeare. A writer in the Sovereign. TUGCLOTHES = everyday clothes . SeVen My interlocutor was a red-headed. and you get them everywhere. The disrespect.v.. TUG.] 1881. Public Schools: from the toga worn by Collegers to distinguish them from the rest of the school. a goat's beard. z. J. . TULIP. phr. ordinary.—A glutton. Indeed. vapid. freckled little boy of eleven. note. Works [NAREs]. (American). who had come from Aberdeen. with which the Oppidans used for many years to regard the TOGATI. There was work enough for a curious and critical Antiquary. A whoremaster . . Rabelais. 1704. Hence TUGGERY= College. 176. TUG-MUTTON. BRINSLEY RICHARDS. TUGJAW= wearisome talk. Az. to try and pass on to Years at Eton. how can a single girdle do me good when a Brace was my destruction? . Fitz-Boodle's Do you like those TUFTS that gentlemen sometimes wear upon their chins? Confessions. or. TAYLOR. Tum. 1653. a sacrifice to a CLOVEN TUFT. Eng. TUG OF WAR (see WAR). 1842-3. . . 223 Turn. (obsolete). d. (venery).—Tuition. c. and C. adopting the happy pseudonym of 'Thomas TUFT' HUNT. 18 July.]. note. BROWN. Univ.

a feat performed by beggar boys on the roads. 224 Tumble. . the verray deueles officeres To kindle and blowe the fyr of [lecherye]. Pink 'Un and Pelican.).. . . 3. Cant. 1.] Hence TUMBLER (or TUMBESTER) =a female dancer. 1899. 1701. JoNsoN. Herodias douter.To understand. 19. A TUMBLE-IN = the act of kind . 'Pardoner's Tale.Tumbles. Lacy and Cura Merina. Noble Gentleman. //nag. So be simple. Scoundrels & Co.' A TUMBLE of heels over head.E (q. f. TUMBLING-RIPE = ready for the act. MARSHALL.v. or move quickly : also TO TUMBLE ALONG. TUBBING (q. You're labouring under a great misapprehension. Whence TO TUMBLE A BED= to pile in the act . 12. roaring tricks a whore Being drunk and TUMBLING-RIPE. Hyt telleth that Eroud swore To here that TUMBLED yn the fore. 2. WHITEING. TUMBLE-A-BED = (I) chambermaid : see SCOTCH WARMING-PAN. i.. 1605. TUMBI ES. A Common rogue. 1383. -TO TUMBLE IN = to go to bed . 1853.i. the professional dancers of mcdixval times were also acrobats .). CHAUCER. Burlesque Homer. '801. 1772. . 1900. You're only here by the month -not on a ninety-nine years' lease ! Do YOU TUMBLE? 1899. C. 2. Tales. The douStir 1897. BRADLEY. COMING (q. (venery). The courtship was progressive. Most assuredly will TUMBLE to your jokelets. [Formerly dance and TUMBLE were popularly synonymous. xxiii. 1824-8.v. FLETCHER. . MESS ABOUT (q. FLETCHER. 1626.. and. xx. BRIDGES. Bible. TO TUMBLE TO = to set to vigorously : also 4. and the public. willy-nilly. and (2) a whore. As soon as the members TUMBLE TO it . 1851-61. What priest beside thyself e'er grumbl'd To have his daughter tightly TUMBL'D ? PHRASES. TO TUMBLE UP = (a) to rise from one's bed. TOUZI. 3. tombre d'accorcl. KERNAHAN. 288.. . 1898. (Stock Exchange).' 15. The high words in a tragedy we call jaw-breakers. perceive. POinCS. To TUMBLE TO PIECES = to be brought to bed . . that was a TUMBESTERE and TUMBLEDE byfore him.. . He didn't TUMBLE TO all the cop's nice boch. MS. WYCLIF. TUMBLE. verb. ii. Han. subs. ii. come fiddling in to the osteria with a TUMBLING whore. Sports and Pastimes. TO SPREAD (q. Free Lance.). STRUTT. 1380. wanton. 19 July. .v. Herodias' daughter is often represented as walking on her hands. margin] in the myddil.=( I) a dance . accept : cf. and pleside Heroude. MAYHEW. (University). Woman's Prize.' 'concur. LANDOR. the chairman will spring to his feet. There is no TUMBLER runs through his hoop with more dexterity Than I about this business. TO DO A TUMBLE (of women) . and say we can't TUMBLE TO that barrikin. Cony. 8. As subs. Fox. ' fall in with.-To fall rapidly in value : of prices. John St. (b) to possess a woman : also TO TUMBLE IN.).). 'General . 4. to lie down to a man. 1902. [?]. 73.). assent to. xxi. moreover. The TUMBLER is walking upon his hands. Verdant Green. 1. even silly. High Stakes. 15. . LYNCH. Our hero soon concluded his TUMBIES and his dressing. 362. Land. (old colloquial).v.' and Fr. 1615.v. Comen TOMBESTERES . Bill tips me the wink to pretend not to TUMBLE TO their lingo. and you'll TUMBLE TO their bliss. Ibid. (colloquial). pictorially. and (modern) an acrobat. Lab.To dance.v. Do all the ramping. of Herodias daunside [ether TUMBLIDE. and (2) a CATHERINE WHEEL (q.-(a) To rumple. Ablutions . . and (b) to come.

Bend cleane awry his course. They separate the sexes in worship.' The Assembly passed the bill without debate . He 18 I 5. . Remarkable Tryals. 262.—A cart : properly 'tumbrel. and with great deliberation put four lumps of sugar in it. WALKER. within reach of its prey. took down a TUMBLER.v. It's melted inter pewter pots an' TUMBLERS.. (old). 1707. E.v. so that it could not be set down except when empty—a silent reminder of no heeltaps ! ' and to 'pass the bottle ' : orig. 1721. In the Blood. 1837. W. . 1890. SCOTT. pol. . [The sect was founded by Alexander Mack about A. 17 Nov. would be an abuse of language. (4) a porpoise . (turf). Tu M BL ER. Spec. THACKERAV. I. SHOVE THE TUMBLER. (Old Cant).D. Knives and forks. Britannia s Past. where they founded a church at a German town in Pennsylvania.. (old). (3) a dog used in coursing rabbits. Mundt . to come out on TOP (q. was ordered to 2.. and GRosE). giving Jonas a shake.—A worthless horse .v. 8. 1885. TUMBLERS. 9. —A German Baptist or Dunker. Mr. Stiggins. etc. much as they might pass a bill authorising a man to change his name. ( 2) a variety of pigeon : in flight the bird often drops without wing-play ..).—` A sharper employed to draw in pigeons to game' (B.). 29 D. 'a Coney Dog' (B. .colloquial usages denoting instability or eccentric movement. BROWNE. Mr. cried. FARQUHAR. The proper name was ' TUMBLING TO THE RACKET. 6. 225 Tumbler. . Pizilz . . 1843. Thus ( 1) a glass rounded or pointed at the bottom. . and cups and cans. Beaux's Stratagem. She . TO TUMBLE TO THE RACKET (Am. .' New York Evg. etc. 1696) : nowadays applied to any glass that is cylindrical in shape. Post [CenJan. 'a low Silver Cup to Drink out of' (B. Bailey . subs. see verb sense 2. xxviii. ix. Ay.).' Whence TO NAP THE FLOG AT (or TO SHOVE) THE TUMBLER= tO be whipped at the cart's-arse (B. DICKENS. 2. to KICK ONESELF (q. . Chuzzlewit. walking softly across the room to a well-remembered shelf in one corner. 4. 1721. and GRosE) : see SHOVE ) adding quot. reminds him of days which he must remember when she had a wine-glass out of poor Pa's TUMBLER. without a stem . E. Tel. To give the name of legislation to the proceedings at Albany . TUMBLER 1901. —In various colloquial or semi . c. see RACKET. . iv. 1616. 'We've got home. (5) a variety of printing machine : from the rocking or tumbling movement of the cylinder towards the impression surface . 1862. . yet 'Arf our 'ard-earned money goes that way. The plate stands in the wainscot cupboard. (old). and are give a checke And throw himselfe upon a rabbit's necke. it seizes it with a sudden spring . 1708. The little flashing downward in the sunlight is something to watch and admire. and TUMBLERS and tankards. TO TAKE A TUMBLE TO ONESELF= to take oneself to task . a SCREW (q. Guy Mannering. I have scene a nimble TUMBLER . ii. . E. Viii. Behind them followed the train of laden asses and . my flower ! TUMBLE UP then.). Persecution drove them in 1723 to the United States. E. TO TUMBLE ON ONE'S FEET= to The TUMBLER and lurcher ought to be reckoned by themselves. tury]. lii. xxxviii. SWAN.) : it tumbles about in a careless fashion until. are vegetarians. DICKENS. 1635.Tumbler. escape without injury. Pickwick. 7.

). He has swore to her by all that is good and sacred never to forgive the presumptuous wretch that should think irreverently of a double chin and a TUN BELLY. phr. LONGFELLOW. .Tumble-down. (Oxford Univ. —A fat. Royall Slave. —A dog-cart. xxiv. (venery). FREEMAN. A 1712. which cannot be blown till the cup is empty. There TUNNE are the phrases greedygut and 1651. 1839. d. Sermons [ARBER]. round-bellied man . Every piler the temple to sustene was TONNE-GRET. ii. Eng . What I remember. subs. a CORPORATION (q. rowling. while the hymn Te de p-ofundis was sung. which is by putting the person whilst kneeling head first under water.g. 9. subs. verb. called TUMBLERS from their mode of baptism. TUN-BELLY'D rogues.) . . Sylvia's Lovers. Hence TUN . 1881. A tippler: see LUSHINGTON. SEDLEY. (Winchester). subs. the culprit who had been sentenced to a TUNDING stepped . brought our mother-school into disagreeable notice. . — To thrash . Tales. You will be doing injustice to this boy if you hang on here in this useless TUMBLEDOWN old palace.' 1996. etc. iii. to give the PUSH (q. 1859. subs. (old). —The stomach : also TUM-TUM . 2. RATTLETRAP (q. (q. Everyday Life. who had the best capacities for the performance. T'oud TUMBLEDOWN place is just a heap o' brick and mortar. hence (venery) TUMMY . Bellamira. (common). (common).). 1863. Some drunken hymn I warrant you towards now. whose office it is to set women on their heads..TICKLING = copulation : see GREENS and RIDE. subs. were appointed by him for the purpose. 119 [OLIPHANT. 340. in the praise of their great huge. 324. came so low as to live in a TUMBLE-DOWN old house at Peckham.. —At Pembroke a small silver cup containing half a pint . Some dozen or so of boys. I never heard of any case in Eton like the TUNDING which. (provincial).v. (old). third sort are the TUMBLERS. TUN-BELLY. SfieCtatOr. CHAUCER. TO POKE verb. PASCOE. looking men assemble at the door of a TUMBLE-DOWN building. 1881.—To copulate .— That'll be a A settler : e. a pot-belly. 524. LEVER. Tund. some years ago.—i.). They 1885. New BELYED].BELLIED = paunchy. Teleg. 1883. TUND. Cant. and the whole assembly stood around the dais. TUNDING =a thrashing. Dirty. KINGSLEY. CARTWRIGHT. ruinous. TUN-GREAT (quot. GASKELL. See TUMMY. sometimes with a whistle handle. To pull.] 1550. TUMMY.] 10. to draw.v. . iii. TROLLOPE. that fright chair-men from the house.v. 226 TUN. and before the singers commenced. phr. 2. HyfieriOn. 1383)= with a circumference of the size of a tun. 1704. TUNBELLYED god Bacchus as they call him. I must have no .. very corpulent. Venice. Works. aclj. (Indian and Colonial). STEELE.' TUM-TUM. v. (American). BROWN. Geoffrey Hamlyn. —A street rowdy : early part of the eighteenth century : see quot. [1383. Tu MPTSN ER. (colloquial). TUMBLE-DOWN. i. D. TUMPTSNER for the old gentleman. When all were thus assembled. 'Knight's Tale.—I. — Dilapidated. A TUMBLE-DOWN old Lutheran church. 16 Nov. It was the prefect of hall who ordered the infliction of a public TUNDING. TUMP.). 1687. 152. bellied like a tun : cf.

Ibid. TO CHANGE ONE'S TUNE (or NOTE)=to alter one's way of talking. (old). 1596. TO TUNE UP=to com- VENISON OUT OF TUP-PARK. Before our chief could TUP her . I like to be TUNDED twice a day. Rabelais. is to have him for his own' (GRosE). (venery). verb. Ev. a severe beating. 230. Ibid. pliant. [? Dunker : see TUMBLER. 1694. 1890. to change from laughter to tears. manner. and hold him fast.—To beat : also TO TUNE UP: e. Othello. 1. subs. TUNKER. 1578. 34. or demand . you ewe. ' the mother of all saints' (GRosE) : see MONOSYLLABLE. ix. (or A STRAY TUP ON THE LOOSE) =(i) a man questing for a TUNE.Tune. See TWOPENNY. phr. TU QUOQUE. A lump of excrement. II. . and (GRosE). Man in Humour. i. v.] subs.—I. (B. subs. (old). Even now.] Hence as subs. 9. 2.= potatoes.]. I'll make him CHANGE HIS NOTE presently. 227 Turd. is turned out to the multitude . 1772. V. (2) = a cuckold 1602. MOTTEUX. E. Alchemist. grotesque or unpleasant noise . (old). have you not? Did not I say. having lost TO THE TUNE OF five hundr'd pounds. Latona's son. Poems thtli Cent. subs.—To salute in drinking. —A nostril. send home the dame As good a virgin as she came. and received from the hands of one deputed by the 'prefect of hall.— The female pudendum. . Frequently in combination : e. — A street-preacher. ground-ash stick. (provincial). or measure of [a stated figure.— Usually in pl. TURD. TUP-RUN N I NG. TUNN EL. out. you have matched most sweetly. Taller.). (18ox).g. etc. anyone that can take him by the tail. And swished three times a week. 2. E. phr. JONSON. You look as if you were Don Diego'd TO THE TUNE of a thousand pounds. 89. 185. pulled off his gown. Burlesque Homer. (venery). TU P. THE TUNE THE COW (or OLD COW) DIED OF. Priestes CHANGE YOUR TUNE. (old). I would never have you TUPPED But by a dubbed boy. NOT WORTH A TURD =the maximum of worth- . SHIT. 1709. 161o. and (2) a contemptuous address : cf. an old black ram Is TUPPING your white ewe. and GRosE). Scot. [From an old ballad. 3. 31. [Spec. phr. phr. phr. — Mutton (Or TUPPENNY). subs.. — To THE TUNE OF=to the sum. subs. now. that red-fac'd TUP. a ram whose tail is well soaped and greased. TUN N EL-GRUNTER. subs.— A rural sport practised at wakes and fairs in Derbyshire . TO SING ANOTHER TUNE (see SING) . SHAKSPEARE. (GRosE).. Will Hazard has got the hipps. STEELE. (2) a homily instead of alms.] COLLOQUIALISMS. BRIDGES. verb.' and armed with a tough. (old literary : now (common). ' The old man TUNED HIM UP delightfully '= He got a good thrashing : ej: 'I'll make you sing another TUNE 7 = a threat of corporal punishment. Come on.g. mence. i. 3. c. It would do a man good to see the fume come forth at's TUNNELS. A woman . of a ram. TUPPENCE (old). JONSON. Punch ['Confession by a Wykehamist 'J. amount.—I.—To copulate : see RIDE (B. very now. vulgar).

ii. 1575. i. . ' A TURD'S as good for a sow as a pancake' (i. TURFY sort of thing to do. 25. It was a . quoth the horse-TURD ' . Nor know. He's fallen into a cow's TURD' (of a dirty unkempt man) . Fie ! it stinks : it is a cat's TURD. WYCLIF. 1567. Ibid. 1774. 'There's 'struction of honey. (Which will turn out not worth a T. Not so much as a hen's TURD but in pieces I tare it. MOTTEUX. ON THE TURF =making one's living by racing (GRosE) : cf. . and claim The honours of THE TURF as all our own. JoNsoN. 253. 12. 223. BROWN. Also PROVERBS and PROVERBIAL SAYINGS. It is twenty pound to a goose-TURD my gammer will not tarry. BROME. xxii. 1529. And he answeringe seide to him Lord. quoth the good wife. Then A TURD FOR HIM. 2. s. TU R F 2 subs. He is all honey. 19. Prol. FOOTE. Caveat. Others made chalk of cheese. The modern TURFITE. ' in the City ' . French Truie aime mieux bran que roses. 1694. xxi. Many women many words. ii. We justly boast At least superior jockeyship. or all TURD' .. Vulg. lessneSS . i. ' The Clown. quoth Dunkinly. you TURD. All men are equal On THE TURF or under it. Ibid. TURFY =sporting.. Basta ! no more. Works 0770. II. HARMAN. The Rogues threw cow-TuRDs at us.' Tis not a TURD to choose. Redly. Generic for horse-racing : hence THE TURF = ( 1) the racecourse . Burlesque Homer. . Ibid. by her two pounds of butter ' . when he lick'd up the hen-TURD ' . and honey of a dog's TURD. Rabelais. A. Sir Reverence. 'He that thatches his house with TURDS shall have more teachers than reachers ' . C. GROSE. 213. Like Dung-hill Cocks o'er Stable TURDS. V. 86. 1660. Ibid. A TURD IN YOUR little wife's TEETH. and sende TOORDIS [Auth.. A TURD FOR YOU ! '= 228 Turf 'Go to hell and stay there' (also A TURD IN THE MOUTH !) . . 1783-5. 16 July. 1614. 1678. . has quite enough to do to keep himself posted in the most recent doings of the horses of to-day. a T-D. URQUHART. DICKENS. 'twill make her spit. IV. horsefleshy. THE TURF. Ibid. Panurge said unto her. Martin Chuzzlewit. 77. Tongue. Good things are not fit for fools': cl. the deuyll take thee. 1882. Ibid. LORD GEORGE BENTINCK [ANNANDALE]. and so forth. vi. TURFITE (or TURFMAN)= a racing man . Minor. . 'Look high and fall into a cowTURD. Concluding with. Luke xii. 44. x. Field. They .e. 1700. Rabelais.' 1380. STILL. the ruffian dye thee. . A TORDE IN THY MOUTH. A humble-bee (or a beetle) in a cow-TURD thinks himself a king ' . Works. Fye on this dyce they be NOT WORTH A TURDE.. A TURD FOR YOU. Ver. and (2) racing as a profession . Sp.. Hud. Task. till I shall dig about it and dung it]. many geese many TURDS ' . I]. (common).. 5. SKELTON. 1653. Ganznzer Gurton's Needle.] [Horses are d. Gerry gan... 227. COTTON. TO CHUCK A TURD = to evacuate.Turd. kept for 1760. too . D. 1887.) 1785. Good Night. for all your kick and bounce how many * * * * s will make an ounce. COWPER. Bartholomew Fair. No es la miel para la boca del asno). He looks like a cow-TURD stuck with primroses ' • There's not a TURD to choose. -1. you wrangling TURDS. Human excrement. V. ' See how we apples swim. 1843. I.i. Two TURD. v. BRIDGES. would make us believe that a TURD is a sugar loaf. Bible. Poems. WARD. As rotten as a TURD ' . ii.. thousand Flies attack a new-fall'n 1707. Ibid. to use a common but by no means elegant expression. suffre also this yeer : til the while I delue aboute. C. to rear .. Bouge of Courte [CHALNIERS. xxvi.

Muck Ado. 75. My Novel. with an eye on TENPENNY SWORD= a poor tool. (Derby School). 1853.—I. —A dealer in contraband silk.g. Verb. cheat.v. In modern usage TURK has lost somewhat of its rigorous meaning. TURKEY. FOX. (Felsted School). like to crabbed Cancer) That if he had a TURKE OF TEN PENCE bin. Hence as verb= to trick. subs. TOLEDO. To HAVE A TURKEY ON ONE'S BACK. very sharp or ill dealing in business' (B. He call'd thee Giaur. (old). but thou so well didst answer (being hot and fierie. Dick was all for sweeping away other cobwebs. make a TURKEY-MERCHANT of you yet .). —A savage fellow . but he certainly thought heaven and earth coming together when he saw a TURK'S. to GO OFF (q. A long broom : used for sweeping ceilings and the like. Ibid. sense 1. 1607) and TURK. That he forthwith unsheath'd his trusty TURKE. stratagem. To TURKISE =to play the Turk . 2. ill. TAYLOR. Tales.. (old). 229 1602.—A target : a dummy made up of cloth and rags.' 3. Turn. TURKISH SHORE= ' Lambeth. verb. (Marlborough School). subs. A driver of Turkies ' (B. ANDREW. Thou toldst him plaine the errors he was in.v. Nov. 3. 2. DISRAELI. A sword : cf Albino and Bellama. phr. — To send to bed at bedtime. E.M E RC H A N T. Works [NAEEs]. See TALK. TURK-A-TENPENCE = a term of contempt : c . An you be not TURNED TURK. a TARTAR (q. 20. 1596. Ti! he had TORNED him he coude rot blinne. Satiromastix [NARES].—An ornamental knot worked on to a rope : in shape supposed to resemble a turban. TURN. GET AT (q. LYTTON. Southwark. —I. 188i.. Also TO TURN TURK = tO turn renegade. (1600). beguile. never fear that. X. the' field' being 'long grass.). (old colloquial).Turk.' Canon Yeoman's Tale. 1383. 1837.) . (nautical). 2. — The cricket field : always without the definite article.—The pitch : at cricket.HEAD besom poked up at his own. (Winchester). to change for the worse.' tho.—To chastise. . 2. a chicken-thief (tramps'). 287. . There are (or were) six cricket pitches on TURF. tenpenny infidel ' (a term applied to the Turk in DEKKER'S Westward Hoe.v. — To be drunk : see SCREWED. phr. (common). a cruel hard-hearted man' (B. (American). TURKISH TREATMENT = barbarous usage. TURK-A-TENPENCE. DEKKER. 1638. Cald forth that blood which in his veines did lurk.) . E.). Felstedian. subs. E. .HEAD. If the rest of my fortunes TURN TURK with me. TU RK. phr. (old). We'll Venetia. device. trick. iii. i. (old). 4. R KEY. 2.—I. a poulterer' (GRosE) . A Hamlet. SHAKSPEARE. You young TURK!' 2. 57. destructive boy : e. (old). CHAUCER. Cant. and is frequently employed as a halfjesting endearment to a mischievous. 1630. and GRosE) . and Rotherhithe sides of the Thames ' (GRosE) .f. subs. See POPE'S-HEAD.—i. TURK'S .

1542. 1849. 62. Pontes.-In menses : see DOMESTIC AFFLICTIONS. 230 Turn. 1859. . ill. Henry VIII. -A bonus over and above the legal rate of interest : charged by bankers on advances against stock when money is tight. i. 'Twas plain that ere her TURN had ceased. disgusted. (American). His master .. ix Dec. DARREL [?]. . LEVER.. smoking. Cricket on Hearth. iv. 1603. For your kindness I owe you a good TURN [DvcE : Here by TURN Pompey. 4. Last week Hippias and I were taking a TURN in the Park. 698. Whence TURNED uP = queasy. 1605. C. 182. to do a hand's TURN for myself. [In quot. Lear. as from a shock. d. v. -A walk : spec. 1846. SHAKSPEARE. Some years ago I took a TURN beyond the seas. were apprehended. c. and saved me such a TURN. she and her husband. [for] one or two TURNS through the room. Tale of Gamelyn. Mill on Floss. 2. ELIOT. Moore left his desk . Some minutes after he was TURNED OFF.for Meas. ii. ADDISON. ii. 1700. -A spell of work or a job in rotation with others : e. They have many sorts of dishes that wou'd TURN THE STOMACH of a stranger. 7. 5. 1734. 23. (colloquial). and then TURNED OVER. I'll look no more Lest my brain TURN. Henry V. Her talent had. 1860. infra) and TO TURN OVER. would be glad to take a TURN with me in Gray's-Inn walks. 1. . a qualm. And at the last. 94. MARSHALL. and felt such a TURN that she dropped the large gravy spoon into the dish. Illeas. the criminal stood on a ladder which. -An execution : formerly. 7.Turn. Not able .g. SHAKSPEARE. Flying Post. 269. i. . (Old Cant). HALL. to the admiration of all spectators. and hanged at the foresayd TURNYNG-TREE. DICKENS. Quite TURNS MY STOMACH. 1709. .] 1601. Mrs. with a quibble. NEW-DROP) : also TO TURN OFF (q. 1714. sick. means a TURN OFF the ladder]. Or take a TURN for't at the session. TURNING-TREE = the gallows : see NUBBING CHEAT. Hudibras. . Voyages. 30. 1897.. iv. . This filthy simile. not to have said so at once. 1664. which yet they themselves like very well. silly : also TO TURN UP or TO TURN THE STOMACH. . round a garden. Gentlemen Instructed. nausea. . . (colloquial). was TURNED over (cf. Satires.v. this beastly line. xxviii. Created a most palpable impression. C. II. 14. a short walk involving a speedy return to the starting-point : as a promenade on the deck of a vessel.A nervous shock. 224. BROWN. 1400. SHAKSPEARE. BUTLER. You and I must walk a TURN together. Sfiectator. (conventional). I. ii. POPE. (colloquial). sea-sickness. 1704. (theatrical) = a public appearance on the stage. iii. 2. 6. As verb = to make sick. 1705. Shirley. at a given signal. drinking. 3. Daven. .hort Dunn. 1700 = an extended journey. Epil. on him at least. arraigned. 250. Tulliver gave a little scream . BRONTA. etc. John. . And make him glad to read his lesson. and made a considerable stay in those parts. i. What a hard-hearted monster you must be. DAMPIER. . a Reprieve came for him. Works. as they deserved. etc. and being immediately cut down he soon reviv'd. 244. Criminals condemned to suffer Are blinded first. 6. preceding or following others. Of all the TORN ES that he cowthe he schewed him but oon.

ON MOUNT PLEASANT. Hence TO TAKE A TURN (or TO TURN A WOMAN UP) = to copulate : see RIDE: also TO TAKE A TURN AMONG THE CABBAGES. but to bee mindefull of courtesies receiued. and (2) to snub. . TO TURN OFF ( = marry) A COUPLE.execute. . 2. HAIRCOURT.T. Thus TO TURN ( = to perfect or polish) A PHRASE.]. 106. or fives-bat. ii. UP ONE'S PETTICOATS C.v. FL ETc. etc. 1509. iii.) TURN. TO TURN UPSIDE DOWN (INSIDE OUT. TO TURN UP (=Cut) AN ACQUAINTANCE. BARCLAY. SLIGHT. To TURN UP. SHAKSPEARE. and so forth (GRosE). TO TURN OFF ( =. TO TURN UP A FLAT SWEET= to leave a PIGEON (q.S. x41. and TURN OUT. In requyting a good TOURNE. or THE HOUSE OUT OF WINDOWS. SENTENCE. It is commendable in men to forget BAD "FURNES done. 1635. change one's habits or course of life. or A TURN ON ONE'S BACK (of women). One requyreth another. etc. pursuit.). sense 2]. 2. stick. ( (or AMONG ONE'S FRILLS). or arrogant . outwit .. etc. 535. TO TURN (or BE TURNED OF) FIFTEEN (or any age) = to pass (or have advanced beyond) one's fifteenth birthday. 1620. TO TURN OVER A NEW LEAF -=. TURN occurs in a multitude of phrases. CUPID'SALLEY. IN LOVE LANE. produce) A CONTRACT. prospects. 2. or BOOK: see subs. To desist . . iv.Turn. 2. TO TURN OVER ( = mentally consider) A MATTER: also TO TURN ABOUT. Little French Lawyer. BUSHEY-PARK. SACK (q. S/4 of Fades YLL TURNE 38]. COCK-LANE. make crazy. TO TURN ONE'S HAND TO= to apply (or adapt) oneself . —To chastise : with cane. —A kind (spiteful or clever. TO TURN AWAY (or oFF)= to dismiss. (old). accomplish. For your kindness I owe you a GOOD TURN [see same quot. shew not thyself negligent nor contrarye. 8. flighty. Babees Book [E. HER. TO TURN (or SEND) DOWN (University)= (I) to rusticate. subs. TO TURN THE CORNER = to begin to mend in health. phr. DESIGN.—An act of coition. etc.to reform. phr. or quest . TO TURN =distract) ONE'S ATTENTION. CUPID'S-CORNER.) in good humour after fleecing him. to search thoroughly . TO TURN ONE'S COAT (see TURNCOAT). TO TURN AGAINST = to become unfriendly. SHREWD. or ignore) A JOKE. COCKALLEY. 231 Turn. subs.E. (venery).).v. counteract. to make a fresh start . to be older than . etc.v. TO TURN ONE'S FLANK =t0 circumvent.) act or deed : also proverbially. abandon an object. hostile to . [JAmiEsoN. IN ABRAHAM'S BOSOM. 1603. Thus TO TURN UP (= to forsake) A MISTRESS. . pocket. THROUGH THE STUBBLE. Hier. etc. Measure for Meas. all more or less colloquial. TO TURN UP ( = cease dealing with) A TRADESMAN. HEYWOOD. A GOOD (ILL. One GOOD TURN deserves another (also ILL TURN. etc. (old). TO TURN OFF ( = foil. suppress (American) . of Angels. TO TURN ONE'S HEAD= to unbalance the judgment. verb. infra. (Marlborough School). TO TURN UP ( =quit) A CROWD. —I. 62. SOLDIER.) = to cause a commotion or disturbance. TO TURN OUT ( = train) A SCHOLAR. to BURY A MOLL (q.). One GOOD TURN requires another. AMONG THE PARSLEY.

month. TO TURN IN =to go to bed . i. etc. Aurengzebe. TO TURN UP ONE'S TOES =to die : see TOE. TURN THE HOUSE UPSODOWN [Auth. SELDEN. (3) to acquit (thieves') . TO TURN OUT= (I) to rise. Letters. TO TURN THE STOMACH=to cause nausea : see subs.` A Shee Precise Hypocrite. and (2) of mock sanctity . TO TURN TO =to set to work . i Henry IV. TO TURN A CARTWHEEL: see CARTWHEEL. one resting while the other works. TO TURN THE PAUNCH = to vomit . RIGHT-ABOUT= to dismiss summarily: see RIGHT . prove . TURNED-ROUND =at a loss. puzzled : spec. Let me be corrected . TO TURN AN HONEST PENNY (see PENNY). Sweep the house and seek diligently]. TO TURN ONE'S BACK ON (see BACK) . TO TURN OVER ( =transfer) A BUSINESS. Bible. to improve one's chances (GRosE). TO TURN THE COLD SHOULDER (see COLD SHOULDER) . TO TURN OUT ( =produce) so much in a week. change one's tactics . I. Merry Wives. TO TURN UPON = (I) to retort. TO TURN THE TABLES (see TABLE) . TO TURN TURK (see TURK) . TO TURN IT (or THE GAME) uP=to desist. (1598). Micro-cosm. TO BE TURNED OVER: see TO TURN UP. NOT TO TURN A HAIR = to take things quietly . TO TURN UP ONE'S NOSE=to make a gesture 1380. and (3) to be acquitted for lack of evidence . TURN AND TURN ABOUT =in regular succession. 1695. at cards . HEYWOOD. EARLE. If You Know not Me [Works (1874). iv. 'Tis well the debt in payment does demand. to get out of bed. (3) to come out on strike (workmen's). arrest (thieves'). Ver. 8. . . and (4) to result. Table Talk. You TURN ME OVER to another hand. II. ii. to occur. alternate duty. 7.Turn. 4. to dress (or be clothed by one's tailor) with care : whence WELL TURNED OUT = WELL-GROOMED (q. 1640.. DRYDEN. resentment.' Her devotion at the Church is much in the TURNING UP OF HER EYE. supra . TO TURN OVER (=sell) GOODS. TO A TURN = to a nicety : as a roasted joint cooked to a ' TURN ' of the Spit. . 8. I. 5. I must TURN AWAY some of my followers. TO TURN UP ONE'S EYES= Ile TURN ANOTHER LEAFE. (2) to Philaster. 1689. SHAKSPEARE. quit. Rather than TURN ME OFF. 1605. TO TURN TURTLE (nautical) = to capsize : of a boat or vessel . 3. to make a gesture of (I) surprise. TURN HIM OVER TO ME again when I come back. and take whom he please.v. i. 257]. Ibid. of contempt. TO TURN RUSTY (see TO TURN TO THE RUSTY). 232 Turn. i. . or fight. 1628. TO TURN OUT (=show) ONE'S HAND: spec. . This house is TURNED UPSIDE DOWN since Robin Ostler died. The Master of the House may TURN AWAY all his servants. FLETCHER. TO TURN UP =(I) to happen. HOWELL. etc. end. (2) to come abroad.. WYCLIF. TO BE TURNED OVER (thieves')= (I) to be stopped by the police and searched. TO TURN OUT (or BE TURNED ouT). of that momentary mental ignorance of one's exact whereabouts which sometimes occurs in a place that is normally perfectly well known . TO TAKE A TURN =to join in : see subs. 1596. (2) to be remanded. to show disgust .. abscond. 1. to pay back as good as sent . TO TURN CAT IN THE PAN (see CAT). Bones a me.): see TURN-OUT. 1620. I3. and (2) to show anger. TO TURN UP A TRUMP= to meet with good fortune. Luke xv. 63.

. S. . and called for a pint of stout. MALKIN. Tom felt at once that HIS FLANK WAS TURNED. . 15. GASKELL. by way of something to talk about ? " Have the hands actually TURNED OUT?' 1855. Backlog Studies. Pounding Lama's fair face to a jelly. I saw them TURNED OFF at igsackly a quarter past twelve. 'Gen. Professor. Bee. to Servants. i. When they are TURNED OF thirty they begin to look thin. Gil Bias [ROUT. FISKE. . 1857. but she TURNED UP HER NOSE at them. . HORSLEY. is a little STOWE. I have already introduced to her three well-furnished gallants. SHERIDAN. 233 Turn. STEELE. is always appalled at the quantity of work his compeer here can TURN OFF in a given time. ix. would have been quite enough to TURN any head less strong than his. Here is a boy that loves to run. and told the reeler to wait a minute. 1813. and TURNING OFF is the word. and TURNING HER whole HOUSE OUT AT WINDOW. 6. Oldtown. ii. Sydney Smith. 1719. has not appeared in the world in his real character since five-andtwenty. . 3. . Spectator.' Mine too. CONGREVE. 1851-61. . We can TURN HIM ROUND OUR FINGER. . Irus. Tom Brown's Schooldays. z. begin to be beforehand with the world .' ' 1869. though they never TURNED OUT happy. and live honestly. she is LEDGE]. SYDNEY SMITH. ii. I found that no time was allowed for daydreaming.Turn. 1759. Information that TURNS OUT to be hardly correct. 24 Jan. unless he has lived in the fo'castle with them. vii. TURN SOMERSETS. viii. German Culture. . North and South. 306. SWIFT. 255. Gil Bias (1812). . . Jottings fronz Jail. xviii. III. How your expectations will TURN OUT is more . though he is now TURNED OF fifty. Lond. The German official . . if anything TURNS UP. HUGHES. 1703. 'This is my house. if-in short. WARNER. 1777. THACKER" Yellowplzesh Papers. . please Heaven. POCOCKE.. 1749. GOLDSMITH. 2. TURNED IN and OUT with them. 1871. TURN AND TURN ABOUT. 4 Ap. Cosmic Philos. 1855. 1743-5. 1843. . 1864. Field. . . Ibid. which must not be put into the year's income till they TURN UP. II. d. DANA. (17I0). iii. Direct.. going to be very beautiful. 125. David CoPPerfield. Descr. than you can tell.. Ibid. Ibid. the lady scolds . . He TURNED OFF his former wife to make room for this marriage. The spirit of public fanaticism TURNED their heads. stripping. and remember my sweetheart before I TURN IN.. The struggle for his society . and eaten from the common kid. Taller. If a black swan TURNS UP.' The master storms. Love for Love. HOLLAND. . For the benefit of such whose heads are a little TURNED [With] . 264. East. 1874. . but I have had two or three broomstick marriages. 1860. A good servant shou'd TURN HIS HAND TO everything in a family. 1885. Marston had long ago announced his intention to TURN THE GAME UP. 1695. SMOLLETT. xi. Rogues and Vagabonds. DICKENS. Enoch Arden. 127. HOLMES. 353. Those accidental visitations of fortune are like prizes in the lottery. 1729. 8. 1837-8. Before Mast. Tender Husband. 11. Then from every house and hamlet the men TURNED OUT. ADDISON [Century]. 54. viii. /bid.. resolving to TURN OVER A NEW LEAF. Tina TURNED OF fifteen . I shall.' said Philip. To all things could he TURN HIS HAND. kick football. Ibid. 227. 'What catch would it be if you was to TURN ME OVER?' SO I took him into a pub which had a back way out. but that we must TURN TO at the first light. this dangerous distemper [pride]. 1885.. To John Allen. ii. . She watched the fish . 57. . Lab. as if. her immortal happiness were involved in its being done precisely TO A TURN. 1872. 1881. G. and this my little wife. cudgelling. MAYHEW. 1. ' What do you say to a strike. 851. 1809. Seven Gables. . iii. . 406. I was deeply affected . 54. swim. HAWTHORNE. Schoolfor Scandal. TENNYSON. I never had a wife. 1835. Sims. I mean to toss a can. HALL. No man can be a sailor . 91. Direct. .

ii. 2. - gade. 1576. Rabelais. Ben. 19 Feb. (provincial). (old). 13. We were thinking of TURNING IN for the night. 2. 28 Feb.. Also (2) an assembly : spec. 1888. White or fair-haired (B. subs. Then is courtesy a TuRNcoAT. IN. Tel. James's Gazette.-A watch : spec. An 526. jilted : a play on turn .Times. TURN-OUT.-i. E.. modern TURNABOUTS cannot evince us TURNING-TREE. d. a number of people gathered together in the open air. 3. subs. Beat. an old-fashioned silver watch which in size approached a turnip : also FRYING-PAN (see WARMING-PAN). the tests of the strength of limb and lung. lxxix. and GRosE). 1618. viii. 1887. II. You would have laid YOUR HEAD TO TURNIP that they had been mere men. 234 Turn-out. MOTTEUX. They blackguarded him . TURNCOAT. 1871. Mr. -A rene- A coward. A 1694. We had not steamed two miles from that berg when it split in three portions with thunderous sounds. Eng. St. Field. to Salnzasius. when they came to a certain point. (old). See TURN. 19 Dec. SHAKSPEARE. phr. TURNIP-PATED. 125. i. TURNABOUT. subs..Turnabout. Harper's Mag. and every portion TURNED TURTLE.). cxxviii. Also see CRY. Muck Ado. Ans. We shall see these backesliders whiche knowe the Gospell. TO GET TURNIPS =to be taken in. which has been a sharp one.. -A disease in cattle . The doctors hope I have now TURNED THE CORNER. TURN-BACK. 1692. -1.. Hist. 1674. to let go the anchor. MILTON. 1903. 492. (old). (old). v. Pref. = LOMBARD STREET TO A CHINA ORANGE. -To GIVE TURNIPS to get rid of a person by hook or by crook . 2. Sporting. . (common). reuolt and TURNE THEIR COATES. . innovator. 1887. 3. THE STAGGERS (q. E.v.. d. [The manufacturers] TURN ouT somewhere about 5000 tons weekly. Scribner's . TOMSON. 1. xx. an apostate. phr. Tim. Fifty Years Ago. adj.. Member for Paris. subs. BESANT.). 61o. (colloquial). phr. Aug. ONE'S HEAD TO A TURNIP = a fanciful bet : cf. The Chief Justice himself stood aghast at the effrontery of this venal TURNCOAT. He had given instructions. A parade.11fag. The schools TURNED OUT splendid scholars. (old). Bright should be the last man to charge a political opponent with TURNING HIS COAT. TURNIP. 36. when the great mysteries of Christ are celebrated upon anniversary festivals. D. 1889. Io5. GRENVILLE MURRAY. Williams. subs. to pervert. 'one who has changed his party from interested motives' (GRosE). SYLVESTER. a run-around. Courtesy itself must convert to disdain if you come in her presence. The Furies. said he only wanted to get into the House to finger the salary and then TURN HIS COAT. MAcAuLAv. Our but that we feel we are best affected. 'he that quits one and embraces another party' (B. 7 Sep. Crafty TURN-COAT! Are you not ashamed to shift hands thus in things that are sacred 1849. 1887. etc. 107. HACK ET. 1600. In the meantime he had 'TURNED 1887. subs.. The TURNABOUT and murrain trouble cattel.up . The high swings and the TURNABOUTS. Hence TO TURN COAT (or A COAT) = to change. r. -A merry-goround . 1888. Calvin's Serm. PHRASES.' Westminster Rev. 56o. .

called. To TURN TAIL=(I) to change sides.. that turn with the world and keep their livings still. -A carriage. Vanity Fair. Rag. CORBET. HOOK. Hudibras. Taxes in England. Tu RN -TAI L.- Eigrams [OLINew English. I rather prided myself on my TURN-OUT. and TURN'D TAYLE at Nuneaton. Works. Siliad.). The 'Delphi was better than it is. to make thee TURN TAIL t'other way. 1632. .. . .v. output.-An interval. subs. . (colloquial). at the first TURN-OUT! MAYHEW. subs. GETTC TURN OUT.A strike. a railway siding. 1612. (common) . -A coward. phr. The best TURN-OUT of the Coaching or Four-in-hand clubs. 1621. Bazaar and Mart. . ' What would [it] cost a girl on an average who hired a full TURN-OUT on Monday and Saturday evenings ? " If a regular customer . Brought us six miles. harness. renegade. coach. 4. v. (colloquial). xx. SYLVESTER. xxx.' subs. 1884. Yet shame and honour might prevail To keep thee thus from TURNING TAIL. HEYWOOD. CRANMER. and to the Fiend his face. PHANT. . /5hr. . -A beggar posing as a distressed sailor. as it Lond. Tag. Lond. C. a sudden pull-up. & Co. 415. The bugles were sounding the TURN-OUT. DOWELL. All his business plans had received a check. a side . TURN-TI PPET. How brittle.v. and fly quite out another way. 561. d. unspurr'd. . PILKINGTON. Du Bar/as. [Sub-title s. d. i. wavering. Gilbert Gurney. 1903. 1835. (workmen's). subs. is North and South. Hence TO TURN TIPPET = to change right about. GASKELL. xviii. 211. SIDNEY (LATHAM). . 1855. 1851. 3. THACKERAY. and (3) to run away.-A shuntingline. TURN'D TAIL to God. fickle. 235 Turn-tWet. unbeaten. . [Parker Soc. A general Hubbub all the force misled.' Our Sire . also (latterly) applied to motorcars. . false. III.v. Lab. Amongst ' A parson : because the clergy collect their tolls at our entrance into and exit from the world' (GRosE). TURNPIKE-SAILOR.-Dress. (tramps'). 1883. i. ' The Furies. Would thou had'st a dose of pills . . Pasquil's Night Caj5. Those were no true friends who helped the TURN-OUTS. or any vehicle with horses.-A time-server . (American). I became a TURNPIKE SAILOR. (old). 50. Still TURNING TAILE. Ibid. and went out as one of the Shallow Brigade. and flatterers. 1556. Also (4) a striker (singly and collectively). (theatrical).Production. a Highland Chief. I.): cf. MAYHEW. 1586. two shillings. phr. 1874. TURNCOAT (q. 1562.]. (2) to turn one's back upon. 1663. S. 15 1851. (old). 1575. BUTLER. for conscience sake. 5. 6. ostrich and all. Magnetic Lady. and other appointments . d. Like to a wethercocke. UP (q. should have no office in Christ's Church. from this approaching TURN-OUT. the romance words are] TURN HIS TIPPET. iii. Would she TURN TAIL . GREENWOOD. pervert. Sermons. His mare . Lab. (common). TURNED TAIL and fled. TURNPIKE-MAN. Sir P.Turnpike-man. Iter Boreale. And one. 11. 1612. The priests for the most part were double-faced. 15. and fraile. 7. I've taken 3s. TURN-TIPPETS. to shirk. phr. .track. 1847-8. 9. Driving] TURN-OUTS. All TURN-TIPPETS. JoNsoN.

subs. . Put on the shape of order and humanity. spec. xxvii. TURTLE DOVE. CHAPMAN. TU R PI N . to struggle. intj. 137. 1819. PHANT. 1529. GREENE.—In pl. D. how should God perceive it. 195. ii. 1612. ii. man . recant his hereticall opinion. FLORIO. ' St. she is my own. pia. A long-sleeve cadi on his napper. Also as verb=to scuffle. 1834. 926. V. (common). to be brief. TOSTICATED.. 19 Oct. but he refused not obedience.] d.v. a sudden piece of luck : see TURN. TUT. EMERSON. 1893. phrases. See TURN. (or TwIsH). a chance encounter. This doubtless caused the fielders to take a firm stand on the chance of a TURN-UP. (old). —A kettle. a casual boxing-match' (GRosE) . SKELTON. Auth. I'd describe now to you as 'prime a set-to. say they. WELL). —A low drunken fellow : cf.' pole-cat. (old colloquial).—An unexpected event or result . And suddenly. =a pair of gloves : also TURTLES. c. in faith sir. Case is Altered. There is a cholerike or disdainfull interjection vsed in the Irish language called Bosgh. phr. ' A fight produced from a hasty quarrel. one that for a face Would put down Vesta . Cedric TUSHED and pshawed more than once at the message. [OLINew Eng.] TURTLE. You To TURN TIPPET! 1609. 2. TURN-UP. (provincial). 1587. a shindy . not inferior in ' bottom ' to aught you have read of. Ivanhoe. 1598. the nun will soon at night TURN TIPPET. The type of men [Carlyle and Emerson] are comparatively a new TURN-UP in literature. ix.v. ii ferry Devil of Edmonton. Zoccoli. TuSSICAT ED. interjection Tusscx ! which took a hundred years to reach London. a TOUSLE (q. 1837. subs. Tusx.Turn-up. no. in my other hose. Descr.—A crown piece .' and 'regular TURN-UP. . or rebuke : also as verb. 1878.---1. There is the Works. subs. 2. a contest . yea. contempt. — North Carolina : its people are TARHEELS (q. . [PERcy. Psalm lxxiii. (American). phr. BARHAM. 1611. : cf. JoNsoN. which is as much in English as TWISH. Chron. You must TURN TIPPET. C. Ye stand now As if y' had worried sheep. iii. TURPENTINE STATE. in this topsy-turvy world friendship and bosom-kindness are but made covers for mischief. ing). and perswade others to honor beautie. (rhym- (colloquial).— Driven about. [HALLIWELL : ' A cant term. (provincial). SCOTT.' as ever you knew . 236 Tussle. awaie. Noctes Anzbros. No doubt he would not onely TURNE HIS TIPPET. i. Signor LWo. George Did TUSTLE with red-eyed for England. (old). I have seen many a TURN . Version. Another Bridget. York Mysteries.). TUSSEY.. a scrimmage. —An expression of impatience. zoccoli. Morando. adj. TUSSLE. : see CAROON.v. xiv. — A struggle . Monsieur Thomas. Dec. 387. subs. TUSH EROON. 1609. subs. Century. and truly. 5s. TUSHTUSH. [TEMPLE]. Tu RVY. subs. subs. s. Reliques].). and TUSHING. 1885. Well. if I can but devise to quit her cleanly of the nunnery. Bible. 2. WILSON. Ireland. STANIHURST. 1586. . s. and discreetly. 1600. and a pair of TURTLES on his martins finished him. A saint. iii.. FLETCHER.v. Widow's Tears. i.TO PSY. Worlde of Wordes. tormented (HALL!subs. Ingoldsby Leg.UP and some pitched battles among the yokels. 1400. TUSH See TOPSY-TURVY. (common). . Tusx. . 324.

Richard IL. —The same as FAINITS (q. and cf. BAGS I (colloquial).): see TUSH. (q. v. .] d. Caxtons. TUTTING. TUTIVILLUS. 0 hard hearts that we have.v.i. Ifo/one. I believe. ending in ribaldry and debauchery. 1605.). CENTLIVRE. thou shalt see't.). in Lincoln .— The female pudendum: see MONOSYLLABLE (BAILEY). phr. which MAKE TUTS for skin. facing for crakers. King and Miller of Mansfield [CHILD. Also TUTS! and as verb. 1818. babbler.). New Eng. who is said to have collected all the fragments of words which the priests had skipped over or mutilated in the performance of the service. (2) trifling. Twaddle. Ballads. 1849.Tussocker. subs. IOI. TUTTLE (or TUTTLE NASK). int]. loquacious. 15[?]. It is some comfort when one has had a sair TussEL . Muzzle and 1709. and carried them to hell. —TusH Tur. (2) a prosy chatterbox. Works (PATERsoN). —A SUNDOWNER (q. The (q. liVentance. viii. /Eneld. and was pishing and TUTTING over the Globe or the Sun. subs. Midlothian. TuZZYMUZZY. Wild Will Enderby. rattle on.--` A tea-drinking for women. (old). phr. (old). Let vs in Gods name leaue lieng for varlets. TWAT. [OLIPHANT. 1597.). vi. Now obsolete. TWACHIL (or TWACHYLLE). TUT. Ibid. Also reduplicated in TWITTLE-TWATTLE. PISH (q. —The female pudendum : see MONOSYLLABLE. STUFF AND NONSENSE (q. TUT! Grace me no grace. chatting for TWATTLERS.v. E. C. SCOTT. subs. . subs.). or TWATTLE-BRAINS). subs. and 1577. 1555.—An old name for a celebrated demon. As verb = to clack. — 1.. iv. driveller : also TWADDLER (TWATTLER) TWATTLE-BASKET. You feed us with TWATLING dishes soe small. (workmen's). (old colloquial). li. —Piece-work. As readye forgde fittons as true tales vaynelye toe TWATTLE.' or 4 TUSSOCKER is a pastoral loafer . ii. VIII.v. 3. (venery). JoNsoN. 87. subs. TWADDLING (or TWADDLEY)= (I) silly. etc. ii. Tuz I. —A TIT FOR TAT (q. nor uncle me no uncle.) : closed in 1878. BRADFORD. and then makes for the nearest station or hut. Descr. LYTTON. STANIHURST. SHAKSPEARE. herding for ruffians. (old). DUNBAR. 363. 3. Busybody. (old).v. ill. Ireland. or nearly so' (HALLIWELL). (provincial). PYKE. [ARBER].). inane . paltry. A TUT FOR A TUSH. 43]. (New Zealand). Now. (1582). TWADDLE (TWATTLE. In another moment the member of Parliament had forgotten the statist. petty. So called only. TUZZLE and 237 44. To MAKE TUTS FOR = to make light of.v. (Felsted School). Gabble. in other places in the county it is known as a bun-feast. that it is in a fair leddy's service.v. a ' sun-downer. TUT-WORK. subs. — 'The Bridewell in Tuttle-Fields' (B. new interjection TUT is seen. .). I am confident in thee. TUSSOCKER. subs. succeeded by stronger potations in company of the other sex. to beg for shelter and food. phr. 97. 1889. TUT. hug thee. prate. 1500. one who loiters about till dusk.

1831. 1653. and babbling out frothy speech that was good for nothing. of Time. and the next a mere TWADDLER. Such a TWATTLING with you and your bottling. The devil take the TWADDLE! . Their lucubrations seem to me to be TWADDLY. 'or anything else : a fashionable term that for a while succeeded that of bore' (GRosE). and TWADDLED into a man's ear who was fainting on the rack. C. GREVILLE. .9). DICKENS. xviii. (old : now recognised). KINGSLEY. LESTRANGE. II. It is not for every TWATTLING gossip to undertake. (1857 . Rabelais. 4. Rob Roy. 1837. . 1719. (RAY) AS GOOD AS EVER TWANGED= as good as may be. Reclenzib. SCOTT. vii.—A tailor : north country (GRosE). MASSINGER. 1856. Works [Century]. Ibid. 1830. The favourite expressions of the day . TUCKER. d. or he will be pestering me eternally. WHATELEY. The cardinals appeared a wretched set of old TWADDLERS. 1660. which would go from house to house.v. Vulgar Tongue.Duke. 15. Virginians. much as people do about ancient art nowa-days. To 1629. (old). 238 Tzvangle. The soft youth in the good Bishop of Cambray's TWADDLING story. vanish without leaving a trace behind. Hot. 1817. d. TWANGEY (or STANGEY). THACKERAY. To be sure Cicero used to TWADDLE about Greek literature and philosophy. Doctor. subs. St. TWATTLING. Self Denial. among the great vulgar. subs. Had he died . . 155. 1825. Light of Nature. bilious. —A diminutive person. LOWELL. URQUHART.—` A smack or ill Taste' (B. 2. Idle persons that will spend whole hours together in TWATTLING. GO OFF TWANGING. BAXTER. TWANGLING. TWANG. and as verb. READE. Pickwick PaiSers 'Youwil perhapsbesomewhatrepaidbya laugh at the style of this ungrammatical TWADDLER. with a confounded TWANG in his mouth. xxvii. 4 Ap. 1849. 1634. Ronan's Well. xviii. GROSE. I got .) . . Such were the late fashionable words. 3. . SWIFT. — Perplexity. i875. TWANGLE. but you have a mighty TWANG of the foreigner. S. . BORE . ill. — That is ' twang' : also TWANK. Memoirs. 1864. . Fireside Travels. • iS1S. . . it might get some TWANG of the vessel. TWANGDILLO. . thr. a BORE and a TWADDLE. DISRAELI. 14 Dec. (old). xxiii. puzzled and anxious. 2.—To go well. you talk very good English. Never too Late. verb. xviii. TWANGDILLO (or TRANGDILLO). Eng. They already began to have a TWANG of cornmerce in them. Between conceit and disgust. 6. They show him the short and TwATTLE verses that were written. 1853. 1691. Though the liquor was not at all impaired thereby in substance or virtue. ii. Beaux' Stratagem. iv. 188. E. Sheridan. 1785. FARQUHAR. Pref. An occasion for TWADDLING had come. Roman Actor.. (old). fancyinomyself one day a great new poet.. (colloquial). To Dr. . See TWANGLE. pouring endless volumes of sentimental Ibid. viii. Alton Locke. I must tip him the cold shoulder. Young. confusion. much in fashion about the years 1780 and 1781. TWADDLE. It had GONE OFF TWANGING. The puny cockney bookseller. HELPS. Humourv. (old). hence (modern) = a decided flavour. The apostle Paul finds fault with a certain sort of women who were prattlers. ii.Twaddle. swimmingly: cf. etc. Works[Centuryi. 1707. subs. ill. xxiii. SCOTT. and this good soul seized it. 1769-78.

Quoth he. (old colloquial). d. grand and big. BY THE NOSE—hard. twinge. and GRosE). 1663. Riddle.—Big. verb. [Found by Browning in the old royalist rimes 'Vanity of Vanities. iii. iii. Voide leves puld to be . COLLINS. s. Cuffs 0' the Ear. That Hist.]. THACKERAY. and sometimes voices. 1713. With fyngers lightly TWYK hem from the tree.—The female pudendum: see MONOSYLLABLE. Works [Ency. (Durham School). Husbondrie TWAN KING. BRowN. TWEAKER (Felsted School : obsolete) = a catapult.. 1890. This put the old fellow in a rare TWEAGUE.—(a) A wanton. BUTLER. TWAT 2. 1704. a stick. TWATT L E. Loud. Century Did.] Whence (venery) TO GO TWATRAKING= to copulate : see RIDE. In passion so weak. John Bull. TWEAGU E See TWADDLE. A freeman of London has the privilege of disturbing a whole street with TWANKING Of a brass kettle. 1632. Give not male names then to such things as thine. peevishness : also TWEAGUY. and (b) a wencher : see MUTTONMONGER. subs. pinch : as verb =to twitch. SHAKSPEARE. subs. d. 1727. SWIFT.e. adj. PALLADIUS.]. 1812.in a heavy taking. Sometimes a thousand TWANGLING instruments Will hum about mine ears. or very angry' (B. 1840. TWEAK. —A dilemma (PHILLIPS. Her old toes TWEAKED with corns. Northern Lass. TWATTERLIG HT. however .v. 104. Temest. Diet. FLETCHER. — To cane [HALLIWELL : to give a smart slap with the flat of the hand. (old). (venery). Even d'Urfey himself and such merry fellows. East]. . That put their whole trust in tunes and TRANGDILLOES. From the crack'd bell of Blarneygig. TWATETH : 'A buck or doe TWATETH. 5. and Trenchers at my Head in abundance. 1. s. (Or TWEAK). Rascal fidler.' 1724. Vag. Works. 1593. unwieldy : a generic intensive. i. 1650. JoNsoN. 25. ARBUTHNOT. subs. — Passion. Hudibras. makes a noise at rutting time. TWANGLING Jack. 4. v. adj. 1719. a whore : see TART. 2. — 1420. TWEAKS BY THE NOSE. ADDISON. ii. 62. Now TWEAK him harder yet.. d. Lovely Wang. BROME.. Viii. See TWITTER- LIGHT. or snatch : usually in phrase TO TWEAK ONE'S NOSE (GROSE). Pudendum muliebre.T. TWAN K. a TWANGLE rush'd. May hang up their harps and themselves on the willows. IN A TWEAK =. 3. Poet. Hi.. Story.S. (old). . much vext. on the rung out Supper. 150. 1887. TWAT. BAILEY. WINGFIELD. Shabby Genteel The young Andrea bears up gaily. heath. MISC. it. etc. 1762. Ibid.. Diet. [E. great sir. Poems. But think thou hast two TWATS 0 wife of mine. i. pull. ii. I. 239 Tweak. A self-denying conqueror. 1731).' and on the supposition that the word denoted 'a dis- . (old). TWAT. 1632. S. (1609). TWAT-RUG = the female pubic hair : see FLEECE.E. 'you are. E. but gives it a TWEAK. A jerk. [HALLIWELL. (common). TWEAKING his nose. 1706) : also as verb= to perplex (BAILEY. COLMAN. Taming of the Shrew.' so used by him in his Pippa Passes 'J. TWANGLES his guitar. ii. ii. tinctive part of a nun's attire that might fitly pair off with the cowl appropriated to a monk. Magnetic Lady.Twank. Pleas'd with the TwANooiLLows of poor Crowdero in a country fair.V.

[?]. . [HoTTEN they name the nature of a crime . E. 4. . TWELVE - 'between-maid. 240 TWELVE. —A shilling . From the Bushe a TWEAK in Gesture flanting.] 'You'll be christened by TWELVE GODFATHERS some day' (a taunt). 39.' 'Jo. — A Brummagem ring of good appearance used for fraudulent purposes.—I. MIDDLETON and ROWLEY. etc. subs. and TWELVE-PENNY MATTERS. 1730. I would wish no other revenge from this rhyming judge of the PENNY gallery. 1701. of small value : frequently contemptuous. (common). . Some say. If my TWEAKE squeeze from me a peece of gold . . Others aver that he to Handel Is scarcely fit to hold a candle. I will do my best to give you a hiding wherever I meet you. I tell you plainly if you are not in Sixpenny AFTER TWELVE. of the Presby- 3. I used to visit him regu- larly in the dear old college from the AFTER TWELVE. a distinction without a difference. . (common). s . BRINSLEY . Fair Quarrel. The last twelve in the Mathematical Tripos (GRosE).] c. Your TWEAKS are like your mermaids. BRATHWAYTE Earnaby's Ii. For to my lure she is so kindely brought. V. compared to Bononcini.—A d.—From noon till p. Strange all this difference should be 'Twixt TWEEDLEDUM and TWEEDLEDEE. (old). . Thou esquire of dames. 458. — Trifling. (colloquial). Bartholomew Fair. AFTER TWELVE. xoI. subs. TWELVEPENNY. Pope. TWELVE GODFATHERS. 371. See TWIDDLE. 7 S. [Ency. 1617. That subs. and TWELVEPENNY LADIES. With a leering Rye and wanton. the three of us passed over Windsor Bridge in the same condition as the 'bold adventurers' alluded to in Gray's Ode. Works [Ency. phr. TWELVE APOSTLES. Seven One day AFTER TWELVE See TWEAGUE. That Mynheer Handel's but a ninny. TWEEDLE. madams.' 1888. Among the first were the Duke of Marlborough and most of the nobility . as to the respective merits of those musicians. Good for Nothing-. 1614. among the latter the Prince of Wales.Tweedle. is. (Cambridge University). save in sound . vi. and GRosE) : cf: THIRTEENER. . 2. (old). — The first TWELVE Stonyhurst students. . (Stonyhurst). subs. subs. when there was a dispute between the admirers of Bononcini and those of Handel. Did. Eton School-days. they have sweet voices to entice the passengers. phr. Diet. vi. subs. : The expression arose in the eighteenth century. Twelver. murder or manslaughter. BYROM. 1644. 2 (Eton).RICHARDS. WHYTE MELVILLE. (B.' Farew. replied. TWEEDLEDUM AND TWEEDLEDEE (THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN).—A jury.—No difference at all. phr. men be not excommunicated for trifles. Where now I'm more perplext than can be told. C. 1650. . . 1864. Years at Eton. 'You want a TWEENIE. 1883. Honest Ghost. Notes and Queries. and Arbuthnot. terians. felony or misdemeanour. TWELVER. adj. Hist. 1 subs. JONSON. HEYLIN.m. TVVEENIE. phr. I look'd that she for nought should play the nought. In want of a girl to ease both the cook and the housemaid . Feuds between Handel. DRYDEN. iv. 1861.]. Rush'd (1723). (thieves'). . a neighbour . to Poetry.

your gown. d. Surgery [Century]. MAYHEW. Ibid. iii. so perhaps your ladyship won't mind giving it him AT TWICE. subs. TWENTY-TWO AND TWENTY-TWO. to be busy about trifles . to FIDDLE (q. . I. His Grace should have ..v. ii. had only taken three TWELVERS. 481. Snobs.g. To finger idly and lightly : usually in phrase. His Grace won't drink his wine out of a tumbler. Ballad of Goulden Vanitee [Mrs. There is the verb TWYDLE. which seems to be connected with twirl. Venus and 1593.v. Straw-coloured crickets that sit and TWIDDLE their long antennm. -On a second trial . (old). (1862). 1540. I could satisfy myself about TWENTY AND TWENTY things that now and then I want to know. Vanity Fair. 482. upon TWENTY respects he could not have been the man. RICHARDSON. subs. 1628. Wit and Science. xxv. 2. sir. 3.. Christoisher North. WISEMAN.-The Sixth Form. 4 No . TWICE. . BROWN. 72. Tulliver.A printer who works at press as well as at case. Dramatic Poetry. XiV. i. first one side and then the other. AT TWICE i your own chamber. Crudities. BACON. Phineas Redux. 'to TWIDDLE one's fingers ' . An indefinite number : also TWENTY AND TWENTY. Under the Sun. Dick heard. TROLLOPE. 'She can TWIDDLE him round her little finger ' : cf: TWIRL. 'You've guessed it in once. ii. VII. AT TWICE. 241 1869.' . Twiddle. phr. 3. Widow. Marm. bored thirty holes AT TWICE. TWIDDLING a little locket which he wore at his watch chain. [COLLIER.' said Mrs. xiv. . xxiv. . New Eng. 'Did Mr.]. whom he had TWEEDLED into the service. ELIOT. Adonis. As for Maximilian. I pressed close upon it. subs. iv. (Winchester). -A hash-up of fish and potatoes: cl: RESURRECTION-PIE. and TWEEDLING. Lond. subs. Harlowe. . Lab. 2. 1748. (Old Cant). 433]. 220. to help off with their commodity. 1851-61. MAYHEW. Mill on Floss. 1880. Tulliver let you have all the money at once?' said Mrs. a glass and a half of champagne. A fiddler brought in with him a body of lusty young fellows. SHAKSPEARE. Ibid. TWIDDLE verb.): seventeenth century. TWENTY. [OLIPHANT. 1858. and TWIDLED it in.] 1568. (colloquial). Paved with Gold. said the mustachio TWIDDLER. I. Works. subs. (printers'). TWENTY times by word of mouth. (i753). -A street ruffian . . (common). . Hist. . I seed him a TWIDDLING with [?]. . phr. What unthryftnes therein is TWYDLYNGS? 1676. MIDDLETON. 575. (old and still colloquial). 350. One of the men . . All the bugles in her awful head-dress began to TWIDDLE and quiver. He took out an Instrument. 153.. 1623. TWIBILL. TWICE-LAID. . Pairing Time. Moss.ii. 1704. ADDISON. phr. COWPER. 186o. 1715. -Football : twenty-two a side. CORYAT. to coax : e. ROBINSON. ' Look out.). in two distinct attempts : cf. As they sailed to the Lowlands low. 145. I could hardly compasse one . 1847-8. . (1848). . or twist about . GORDON (quoted by). wriggle. AT TWICE with both my armes.-i. (Or TWEEDLE). The tallowchandlers such dutiful and loyal subjects that they don't care if there were TWENTY AND TWENTY birthdays in a year. lien. AT TWICE. i. . . bridling . TWICER. 1611. i 800. I have hinted it to you TWENTY AND Ibid. THACKERAV. Freeholder. -I. P. to wheedle. I'll undertake your man shall cure you.Twenty. Ogling. and adj. (Rugby). a ROARING-BOY (q. adv. Under TWENTY locks kept fast.

comprenez-vous) TwuG.' testes (G RosE). 2. 1796. SEE (q. 284. you'll hand rig. TO SLEUTHER (q. 245.g. Stalky 67: Co. (old). -To snap asunder. 1858. ii. (venery). 2. MARSHALL. . in good spirits (GRosE). HOLMAN. (old). TWIDDLING their thumbs in front of comfortable fires. method. fashion. 1845. mark (GRosE). ix.i. Hook. 1835. In search of lark. so to change as to make unrecognisable (VAux). See HOP THE TWIG. IN GOOD (or PRIME) TWIG =clever. 'Now jump up. mark how he hawls his muscles about. Weller. iii. I TWIGGED at once that he didn't himself know what it meant. 'Jackdaw of Rheims. . V. 1. Whence (in humorous imitation of Fr.Twiddlepoop. "I think I'd better come to life !" Then we all take hands. = stylish. DICKENS. Gilbert Gurney.I. we TWIG it. 1886. . T eleg.).). 40. ham.v. DISRAELI. D.i. TWI DDLEPOOP. 'when nobody TWIGG'D it. The Headmaster [in whose authority rested the use of the birch].' 1900. BROWN. handsome . ' TWIG the darbies ' = knock off the irons. and TWIDDLING his thumbs. Do yer TWIG? her clobber. The job I 'ad to orfer yer wos to pick feathers. disguise.v. Pussy ! Say. -To wanton . POMeS. MOORE.v. T. or some delicious gig. 306.. TWIDDLE-DIDDLES = the Pickwick. Sfiare Hours. verb. etc.' They can't find the ring ! And the Abbot declared that. Tom Cub. Never 1819. (old).To act absurdly (RAY). Ingolds-by Legends. 1872. WHITE.. Abroad and at Home. He TWIGS me. If he an old hand he will TWIG. Now TWIG him . All the four clerks were minutely inspecting the general appearance of the supposed trifler with female hearts. The mind delights on.' TWIGGED How it from TWIGGEZ-VOUS.v. Then he sat silent for a moment. TWIG. welldressed. Princz)5les of Psychology. Hence as adj. Five Years' Penal Servitude. 1898. 1896. do you know ?' ' mother's manner. 2. Some feller in the shop TWIGGED my old girl as one he'd a-seen before. Verb. .' whispered Mr. W. To MEASURE A TWIG. 10. said Mick. phr. J. III. break off: e. observe. I. KIPLING. Gold. 1840. So TWIG. TWIGGEZ-VOUS?" Nous TWIGGONS. 'They're a-TWIGGIN' you. BARHAM. when 'tis IN PRIME 1820. subs. was a second- (Marlborough : obsolete). He knows Dicky here. Twig.). 242 1837.). FARJEON. staring into the fire. xx. 0 LI PHANT. 1900. EGAN. FOOTE. since the renown'd days of Brougham and Figg Was the fanciful world IN such very PRIME TWIG. Poor Gentleman. READE. TUMBLE TO (q. 13 Jan. sir. Some rascal or other had popp'd in. . See 1763. Figaro. 22 June. to TOUCH (q. . Randall's Diary. Dr. 253.-An effeminate-looking fellow (GRosE). Mayor of Garratt. . JAMES. 1877. Sybil. III. and PRIGG'D it ! ' TWIG. I 130. 2. John Ford. I is 1853. Betray. 74. subs. S. . . TWIG. (thieves'). Also (2) to understand. A fat pigeon with feathers of gold. To PUT OUT OF TWIG = to alter. To watch. now mind him . West End. (old). 1890. That first instantaneous glimpse of some one's meaning which we have when in vulgar phrase we say. A nattier rig you'll hardly TWIG. 1889. Style. Don't you TWIG _ 3. .

iv. pkr. —A corruption of toilet : (old) a dressingcloth. Prog. ETHEREGE. Snarley-yow.' = a good TUSSER. The silly By-words. subs. iv. 1813. i. Rabelais. TOWER. Women Pleased. 50. harlots. SHAKSPEARE. 25. . Benedicite. A TWILLET.—I. and I peer'd and I TWEER'D underneath. your TWINKLERS. 1. Ecclus. STEELE. 1380. TOUR the bien mort TWIRING the gentry cove. iv. i. —I. TWINKLER. MARRYAT. iii. 1637. Works. DRYDEN. Clar. Fort. etc. Pro!. 1704. TWIRL. Man of Mode. Antonio and Mellida. DisaAbointment. thou gildst the even. 1684. blankets. vii. 1853. [In Jan.. A harlot . and half a crown. WYCLIF. verb. and (3) a light (thieves'). HARRY (q. SCOTT. 1612. 1602. 1613. but those everlasting Murderers. Pasquirs Night Cot. BROWN.v. V. (venery). A Jeffrey John Bo-peep. Sad Shefiherd. a leer. MOTTEUX. When sparkling stars TWIRE not. TWi LIGHT. TWIN E. 1705. I would have sworn I had seen Mellida even now . JoNsoN. kept 1694. subs. 1822. Fifteen Comforts of MatriVerdant Green. ii. wenches. to leer. MARSTON. To peep. a TWIRE-PIPE. i. 1837. to 'make eyes.' As subs. (old). Such tiny TWINKLERS as the planet-orbs. iii.—To RING THE CHANGES (q. It was no use doing the downy again.). I. verb. 1620. To HAVE TWINS. TO BOX No Wit. C. subs. to look round cautiously. TWINKLING. I no sooner saw your Ladyship. BRADLEY. TOUR. See BEDPOST. VANBRUGH. . You are . Nicel. 28. Vii. and I peep'd. A toilet is a little cloth which ladies use for what purpose they think fit. In good sadness. Sonnets. SHELLEY. [TOUR (the canting form: see TOWER) possibly originated in TWIRE being carelessly written. and I spied a thing.. 1690. i. Husb. Finsbury. The TWYNCLERE with the e. 1676. 1598.] DAIGLE= to copulate (HALLIwELL). 1722. for I saw a thing stir under a hedge.. 267. TWINS. so it was just as well to make one's TWILIGHT and go to chapel. The pretty little TWINKLERS.—i. Conscious Lovers. Monsieur Thomas. subs. —A skeleton key : see JEMMY. And hast thou beene already such a TWIGGER. C. t. 3. TWIREPIPE=a peeping Tom.v. d.Twigger. and is by some corruptly called a TWYLIGHT. Father Hubbard's constable of The TWEERING 1619.' TWIGGERS. 1. Aram. II. to peer : cf. (American). (c. or napkin.. FLETCHER. MIDDLETON. Ladies' Diet. mony.). 1604. . Hi. (2) a wencher. dressing-box. Queen Mab.—To take dinner and tea at one meal . 1706.e forgeth wicke thingus. 243 Twirl. and Tow R E). Which maids will TWIRE at 'tween their fingers thus. (thieves'). Following me up and down with those TWIN KLERS of yours. Now. 'Pant. The mother of her was a good TWIGGER the whilst. breeder. In the eyes. (colloquial). TWIGG ER. So flatter I the swart-complexion'd night . 2. vii. Also (2) a star. The stars have done this. = a glance.] Whence (2) (old) . If I was rich I could TWIRE and loll as well as the best of them. and Amorous TWEERS in passing. Fine TWI-LIGHTS. TWIRE (TWE ER. I saw the wench that TWIR'D and twinkled at thee The other day. and the Lord knows what. MOFFAT. ix. Confederacy. . Ibid. towel. prick'd and stabb'd me in a thousand Parts of my body. (thieves'). her mother said . Tales.

NOSE. Mackery End. . (old). CROOKED (q. Jhove catcht him by the TWIST. 2. Science and Culture. 28 Mar. 1877. you are pretty cool ! Will it amuse me. Fr. . (old). . he is a leetle TWISTICAL. 5. 1609. (colloquial). 1849-50. PEAKE. You might have called him with his humorous TWIST. without stooping. Also TWISTY (or TWISTICAL) = awkward. given a very unfavourable description of the Irish character some utensils were made with his portrait at the bottom. HARRISON. and the following. beer. HEYWOOD. you are but an underlin'. cast : a variation from what is usually normal and proper. New York Tribune. TWISTED ( = brogueish) SPEECH.). [GRosE : A Mr. xxiv. and GRosE) .—An appetite . A TWISTED ( = a lying) TONGUE: whence TWISTER =a falsehood or gross exaggeration . Upon my word. GROSE. I wouldn't make a town talk of it. 4.v. Heads with some diverting TWIST in them. An exclusively scientific training will bring about a mental TWIST as surely as an exclusively literary training. Jottings from Jail. Come . NORRIS. erampe au pylore. Field. When he went to the Back Kitchen that night . 1881. —To hang : see Hence TWIS- 1823. (old). and he was TWISTED for a crack. but. His pall NOSED. farm°. 1. Heaves him aloft. 1820. Miss Shaft°. 1887. pray. A kind of human entomologist.).v. the gin TWIST and devilled turkey had no charms for him. A man of common heigth might easilie go vnder his TWIST. to TWIRL APY THUMBS in your studio? TWISH. — I. Tongue [EGAN]. Let every one piss. though by devious and TWISTY courses. 1824. Thus A TWISTED visioN=a wrong or 'cussed 'way of looking at things . . Troia Britanica. turn. On lying Dick Twiss. — A stick spirally marked by a creeper having grown round it : also TWISTER. also (b) brandy. and (c) brandy and gin. Richard Twiss having . phr. TWISTABLE = easily influenced. (Winchester). Verb. HORSLEY. Fendennis. chure. v.V.—To be idle : cf. verb. the crutch. —A bent. and eggs (GRosE) . Walter. The fox made his straight point. Twiss. S. etc.v. 1889. subs. 1821.'] TWIST. 1586. (colloquial). subs. manwards . 26 Nov. DeSC. E. according to their tell. THACKERAY. in his dealings with t'other sex. (colloquial). HUMPHREYS. . E. IT (q. intj. d. This amendment is TWISTABLE into an advice. a stature incredible. hence TO TWIST IT DOWN (or LUSTILY) = 'to feed like a Farmer' (B. ' cool one's heels ' : cj: TWIDDLE. TED = hanged. and used to supply them all with tools. FitzAdam's Story.Twisk. HUXLEY. —(a) A mixture of tea and coffee (B. LAMB. Britain. xxxix. r. 1891. 1862. He was very lucky at making TWIRLS.—An exclamation of contempt. Typhon makes play. The four- 3. (colloquial). To TWIRL ONE'S THUMBS. an impertinent advice to a foreign nation.). 244 land. Vulg. Twist. LADDER (GRosE). FUNNY (q. . Americans Abroad.). —A chambermug . (old). . LOWELL. Yankee in EngHe may be straight-going. tho' you are so uppish and TWISTICAL. to eat heartily' (GRosE).

—In pl. Punch's Almanack. TWITCH. ALL OF A TWITTER. 14. goes on to bowl slow TWISTERS. 1766.) . A severe blow. TWITTLE-TWATTLE=gabble. HOLLAND. His hystorie . Wily Beguil' d[HAvvioNs. tattle.. Tom Brown's Schooldays. compelling them to settle at ruinous rates (MEDBURY).—r. TWITTER-LIGHT.. The cover-point hitter. and adv. HUGHES. Saunders doth next (at TWISTERS who so skilled ?) slay (` Bowl' wouldn't rhyme. Runzfi Songs. Hence (figuratively) = anything that puzzles or staggers. subs. (originally and still literary).) have undersold heavily. Quevedo. cunning man. A TWIST ON THE SHORTS. fidgety (GRosE) : also IN (or ON) THE TWITTERS. (cricket). uncertain : also TWITCHY. used where the SHORTS (q. ill-tempered. of women. MARSHALL. (colloquial). He has learned the trick of playing with a straight bat the examiner's most artful TWISTERS. TWITTER. Ponies. Insipid TWITTLETWATTLES. 1607. .—A turn given to the wrist in delivery.—To control or influence completely.v. TWITCH ETTY. those idle TWITTLE-TWATS. 1606. a ball that SCREWS or spins along with a twist). Come not 'till TWITTER-LIGHT. the word methought was then. Eng. c. I. ii. See TAIL.. Int. 331]. — A Wall Street phrase.= small pincers. . verb. 1582. Next come 166o. 85. — Nervous. TWIT. "hr. What mak'st thou here this TWATTER-LIGHT ? I think thou'rt in a dream. . To TWITCH A TWELVE. and wink'd . fidgety. (American Stock Exchange). LESTRANGE. TWITTLE. at billiards. 4898. TWITTY (colloquial)= cross. — Twilight : also TWATTERLIGHT. 166o. LESTRANGE. TWITTERATION (or TWITTERS)= sexual desire : espec. 1857. I am ALL OF A TWITTER to see my old John Harrowby again. Quevedo. frothy jests. A widow which had a TWITTERING towards a second husband took a gossiping companion to manage the job. 2. babble. Plutarch. to reproach a person or remind him of favours conferred ' (GRosE). verb. V. All that ever he did was not worth so much as the TWITTLE-TWATTLE that he maketh. idle talk. tales out of school. 1. 1660. 245 TWITCHER. Pot. TWITTLED . 61. I. and the market has been artificially raised. MIDDI.— To chatter. — Frightened. Five Gallants. unfortunately) Tyldesley. "Ent& [ARBER]. subs. . Science Monthly (Century). Inure us to a misunderstanding of things. 6. (colloquial). (provincial).' ' To TWIST (or WIND) ROUND ONE'S FINGER. E. and jingling witticisms.ETON. verb. That phr. so that the ball breaks from the straight.—` To hit in the Teeth' (B. xi. (colloquial). COLMAN. . to make submissive : usually of women. iii. (old colloquial). verb. 1619.Twit. blow was a TWISTER. 1. (common). 1889. Clandestine Marriage. phr. phr. STANIHURST. 1903. that adj. Whence TWISTER = a ball so delivered by the bowler (also. Then cast she up Her pretty eye. (old). Twittle. 8. Which calls me many God-knows-whats. Hence TWITTLE-TWAT = a chatterbox . (American university). nervous. Dr. —To get the highest number of marks.

subs. v. TWOFER. Two FOU RS (THE). (C0111111011). (q. These two did often do the TWO. phr. and an old fool. DONNE. [1595. BEATING THE subs. a harlot : see TART. TWO-HANDED. subs.v. phr. that's a TWO-HANDED GAME. (mili- tary). and for saying so In whining poetry. subs. TWO-HANDED GAME. phr.—A matter in which the chances of success are equal or nearly so : e. spec. —A baby . EDWARDS. TWO ER. —A thief : usually as a retort to 'The cat had A TWO-LEGGED CAT. iii. (common).--The second battalion Border Regiment. 2. ii. (GRosE).LEGGED FOX. Two-LEGGED TYMPANY. subs.) (GRosE). Two-EYED (common). . 1. if you sell him for one knave. Two-FOOT RULE. and yet I have the wit to think my master is a kind of knave . . ph r. etc. Twirroc. phr. 1631. BOOBY PuT.v.— Doubly : e. — A bloater : GLASGOW MAGISTRATE.). thr. subs. subs. Two Gentlemen.). STEAK. For loving. Rabelais. Old Plays (REED). but that's all one. (printers').—r. Damon and Pithias [DoDsLEv. subs. look you . —A fool : see BUFFLE. Ganznzer Gurton's Needle. and that's TWO. adj. Great : spec. (military). TWO. d. TWO-NICK. STILL. —Two persons piled in the act : see BEAST. URQUHART. Two-BACKED BEAST. see A (q. TWO FOOLS =twice foolish .] C. i. FLETCHER. TWO KNAVES=doubly knavish. and plays the TWO. 1653. (common). of a strapping fellow or wench (GRosE). A varlet died in graine. phr. subs. 1551. phr. — A man's arms when beating his sides for warmth . if he be but one knave. I grieve to find You are a fool. phr. subs. (z) a hansom cab. phr. phr. late the 44th Foot. 1625. CUFFING (q. (old).' 'Well. 176]. For he serves for TWAINE. — A girl baby : el: ONE-NICK. (venery).—The gallows : NUBBI NG-CHEAT.—Two Two FIVES (THE). phr. 'I'll dust your jacket for you. I am TWO FOOLS.Twittoc.' Two Two ROGUE.' CAT JONES Two-LEGGED (Fox. then. See Bow. (Old Cant). I know.g.g. subs.] [TYMPANY = DROPSY Hence to have a TWO-LEGGED TYMPANY= tO be got with child (RAY). 16. Elder Brother. adj. Thy neighbour's hens thou takest. Works (BELL). You lose money by him. SHAKSPEARE. Two-LEGGED TREE. (old colloquial). Also (2) expert with the 'dukes' (boxing).BACKED BEAST together . i. subs. subs. (venery). .v.). — wanton. 1571. —The first battalion Essex Regiment. in so far that at last she became great with child. formerly the 55th Foot.—The act of kind : see GREENS and RIDE (GROSE). A florin . (rhyming). ii. THIEVES BEATING A (old). a bastard. subs. 246 Two-nick. adj. I am but a fool. (common). see (common).

Lab. phr. PallMallGaz. subs. — Mean .' and treated to TWOPENNY HOPS and half-pints of beer. sir. phr. — A lodging . and hornpipes in fetters. STRAW. sprats and herrings by the rich. He lies i' the TWOPENNY WARD. 69.house : one in which the charge is (or was) twopence : sacking stretched on ropes served as a shakedown. JoNsoN. At six o'clock every mornin'. [Pale ale] was principally consumed by the gentry . 1837. ii. 2. (American). TINKER'S CURSE (or DAMN). (London). James's Gazette : on account of its strong language concerning Mr. TWOPENCE 247 See Two-pipe Scattergun. The a girl is invited to 'raffles. —I. cxlii. they lets go the ropes at one end. and many others. CURSE. v.ROPE. —Part of a prison was formerly so called. (old). and down falls all the lodgers. TWOPENNY DAMN. 1485. . flash jigs. Tradition asserts that Wellington once said he did not care a TWOPENNY DAMN what became of the ashes of Napoleon Buonaparte. Music Hall Song. (or TUPPENCE). He thinks a whole world of which my thought is but a poor TWOPENNY mirror.—The head : also TUPPENNY.' TWOPENNY-HOP. [H0TTEN : The price of admission was formerly twopence : the clog hornpipe. But John said 'TUCK YOUR TWOPENNY IN—I'm going around St. Land. (common). 2. Paston Letters. the pipe dance. phr. 1771. Gladstone and the 'latter-day Radicals. a quart : cf FOU R PENNY. a professional pawner : the usual fee being twopence. The mod erate TWOPENNY-HALFPENNY Redistribution Bill which Mr. under the name of TWOPENNY. When the Lowlanders want to drink a chearupping cup. subs.' replied Mr. There are many things in these kingdoms which are greatly undervalued .Twopence.' the Lord Mayor bawls. Weller. Eastward Ho. TWOPENNY. 1872. subs. Tuck in your TUPPENNY I = ( I) an injunction to make a back' at leap-frog . 144.(? obsolete). coucher la corde. and cider in the countries of good strong beer . Doctor. 'Lord Mayor's Coachman. 1. (old). ELIOT. 'is just a cheap lodgin'-house. subs. . —The Twopenny Damn= The St. (old). 2. and (2) to desist. ' The TWOPENNY ROPE. the quart. —A double-barrelled rifle. iv. phr. MAYHEW. strong beer for example in the cider countries. 122. Taxes in England. DOWELL. TWOPENNY . iii. C. Humphry Clinker. Middlemarch. you're going into Newgate Street. (old).' TWOPENNY-WARD. phr. of little value : as only costing TWOPENCE: also (modern) TWOPENNY-HALFPENNY. sold at 2d. Gladstone intends to introduce. la Jack Sheppard. 1605. . (literary).. c. etc. not quite so strong as the table-beer of England. —I. subs. [A gravecloth] not worth 'id. the victualler sold it at 4d. 1834.] 1851-61.—A cheap dance. DICKENS. Pickwick. 1884.' 'Why. TWO-PIPE SCATTERGUN.' subs. Paul's. bottled TWOPENNY in South Britain. 17 July. To HAVE TWOPENN'ORTH OF ROPE =to ' doss down' in such a place : Fr.—An intermediary between pawnbroker and client . SMOLLETT. all entered into with great spirit. . 1888. A variant of RAP. Beer . 1884. DONKEY and PENNY. 3. and call for a chopin of TWOPENNY. they go to the public-house called the change-house. which is a thin yeasty beverage made of malt. a Adj. (tramps'). were the favourite movements. SOUTHEY.

The Tyburn gallows stood in the angle formed by the Edgware Road and Oxford Street. the past ppl. TYBURN-FAIR (-JIG.---A pawnbroker's . 1885. Mr Gilfil's Love Story.' 248 Tyburn. i. subs. Cf. to him. — A moment . whenever he put pennies into [his pocket] they turned into sugar-plums or gingerbread. SHARP. a piece of paper is handed to the same assistant. TWUG. 'I have been absent at my vineyard). Two SIXES (THE).—The second battalion Princess Charlotte of Wales's Royal Berkshire Regiment. GOODY Two-sHoEs=a kind of fairy god-mother). (common). bearing the. usually 'little TWO-SHOES' (cf. or perhaps to its being TWO TO ONE that the goods pledged are never redeemed. If it is not convenient to speak. subs. phr. —A little girl : an endearment.). . phr. subs. The phrase refers to two eyes upon ten fingers.v. (military). 1858. He delighted to tell the young shavers and TWO-SHOES . Hence TYBURN BLOSSOM =a young thief : who in time will ripen into fruit borne by the deadly never . able space of time . UNCLE'S (q. in a twinkling. See TWIST. (nursery). late the 66th Foot. phr. subs. the shortest imagin- TVI/0••TWOS. a halter : TYBURN-TIPPET. late the 22nd Foot. The man knows at once what is meant. late the 77th Foot. subs. LOS. No se nada. -SHOW. subs. Sp. Two SEVENS (THE).Two Sevens. one shopman asks the other if that TWO PUN' (pound) TEN matter was ever settled. . ph-.green' (GRosE) . when a ADILL. in shops. MY NAME IS TWYFORD. — Caught : i. Give me a TWO-Pll'E SCATTER-GUN and a spike-tailed smell-damp and I'm fixed. (or TWO PUN' phr. — The Fusiliers. TIFFANY.). phr.' shortened as a money term to TWO PUN' TEN. (old). JOHN ORDERLY. THE Two Twos. adj. (old). TWO E SHOP.-. (military). (HoTTEN). phr. —The second battalion Duke of Cambridge's Own Middlesex Regiment. In 1778 this was two miles out of London. TWOSTER. customer of suspected honesty makes his appearance. Trottings of a Tenderfoot. pp/. Or TIPPET)=a rope. phr. phi% Lancashire (military). durn your rifles ! ' said an old settler to me. 'rather obsolete in 1822 ' (EGAN).e. or when nothing is wished to be known of a matter : lit. Two TENS (T H E). (old).—The Cheshire Regiment. late the 20th Foot. ' Oh. PHILLIPPS-WOLLEV. very significant amount of ‘2. TYBURN-CHECK (PICKTWYFO R D. (Harrow). Or . — I know nothing of the matter ' (RAY) : cf. . and keeps a careful watch upon the person being served. the sign of that trade . [GRosE : ' alluding to the three blue balls. of TWIG (q. de me vinas vengo (a reply to an inconvenient question.•—An expression used by assistants to each other. ELIOT.'] TWO UPON TEN TEN). When a supposed thief is present. TWO SH ES. subs.—The place TYBU RN of execution for Middlesex to 1783: after which the death penalty was enforced at Newgate till the demolition of the prison in J903.v. (military).' subs.

-STRETCH)= a hanging . Beggar's Ofiera.437)] . or a cable of hempen tow. THE PADDINGTONFRISK.. 1630. except a platoon. 2 S. A ' hanging-match ' was another. 395. LANGLAND.. pryckers. England and English. subs. . 2. Peataln. if I were judge."Tyburnia Deserta. LYTTON. See LADDER and TREE.] Praise of Hemfiseed. Steele Glas. to the hangman of C. CONGREVE. and all such proud prelates. 23. Here occurs a reference TYBORNE.day at Tyburn was considered. § 2) to = 1698. There's no consolation prize to look for. and a TREE. 1695. i. Knave of Hearts. An execution . . III. Love and a Bottle. To curb vice in others as well as in me. 1903. 1613. ii. . Edward VI. [1377. a damned TYBURN FACE without the benefit o' the clergy ? (or TIE). 395. a TYBURN-TICKET was sold in Manchester for 2801. TYBURN FAIR was one of the designations by which [it] was known. ii. Nimblewrist.]. to all intents and purposes. ROWLANDS. Never regarding hangman's feare. by the lower classes. TUSSER. HYNE. (Percy and penny [E. 1576. Till TYBURN-TIFFANY he weare. Notes and Queries. (obsolete). an easy minuet. GAY. about the middle of the nineteenth century. [From a brook called Y:yburn (properly The Eye bourn).TICKETS were transferable. [HoTTEN (1864) : Proper hosiers' term now. TYBURN-SPECTACLES the cap 1827.) = to be hanged . says the Stamford Mercury of March 27. prosecutors who had secured a capital conviction : it released 'from all manner of parish and ward offices within the parish wherein such felony was committed ' : the Act was repealed in 1818 : TYBURN .. so God help me.] . Last week.—A neckcloth (GRosE). 55 That soldiours sterve or PRECHE AT TIBORNE CROSSE.S. 1818. In youth so rage to begin age. Or else to fetch a TIBOURNE STRETCH. Husbandrie. FARQUHAR. and so forth. 1557Where cocking dads make sawsie lads. DANCE A TYBURN HORNPIPE ON NOTHING. Mr. 63 b. LATIMER. (old : now recognised). and subsequently including (HoTTEN) the Portman and Grosvenor Square district: facetiously divided by Londoners into Tyburnia Felix. Love for Love. as a holiday. Sermons before 1549. Piers Plowman. 214. TO PREACH AT TYBURN-CROSS (FETCH A TYBURN STRETCH. TYBURNFACE a hangdog look . Among the rest. = 1892. ii. Cocke Lorell's B. subs. which flowed down from Hampstead into the Thames. Ibid. 1861. 5 f. pulled over the face of a criminal before execution . and often sold for a high price [see Notes and Queries (2nd ser. should be hangum tuum. I wonder we ha'nt better company 'Neath TYBURN TREE.] TYBURNIA.Tyburn. 1XX/di.E.).' and Tyburnia Snobbica ' : it soon fell into disuse. etc. a halfpenny halter. TAYLOR. — A name given. and bounded on the south by the Bayswater Road. TYBURNTREE the gallows . GASCOIGNE. 285. ii. . SYDNEY. 115. Which is best. is as pretty a TYBURN BLOSSOM as ever was brought up to ride a horse foaled by an acorn. vii. 1515. Filibusters. TYBURNTicKET= an exemption (under Jo & ii Will. xi. Since laws were made for every degree. and as early as 1718. There lacks a fourth thing to make up the messe which. 2 49 Tye. xi. TYBURNE COLLOPES Soc.T. ii. or a TvnuRN-JIG? 1727. . to the district lying between Edgware Road and Westbourne and Gloucester Terraces and Craven Hill. but slang thirty years ago. The cove . TYE Till they put On a TYBURNE-PICKADILL. a TYBURNE TIPPET to take with him. Has he not a rogue's face . C. He should have had a TYBURN TIPPET.

brought their mouths to different parts of the rim. a bastard : see supra. See TI KE. much used for cups. etc.— A three-handled TYG. — Excellent.Tyg. (common). . ' a dropsy that will drop into the lap. TWO-LEGGED TYMPANY. TYG. —A compositor. (old). (colloquial). (old and University). See ADAM TILER. Pref. HALL. The name is still applied in Oxford to an ordinary round pot with three handles. I foretold you so much . Short Answer. bombast . Tzi N G-TZI N G. : sometimes in contempt = a slovenly workman. and each using a separate handle. Conceit. cf. phr. subs. spec. adj. 250 Tzing-tzing. a drinking cup so handled that three different persons.' TYPO. TYMPANY. TYLER. but a meer unsound TYMPANIE. Also TYPE-LIFTER (or -SLINGER) = an expert comp. 1610. —A baby . In the first leaf of my defence. drinking out of it. Hence TO BE CURED OF A TYMPANY WITH TWO HEELS=I0 be brought to bed . subs.— subs. instead of a truly solid conception. as finding nothing in that swollen bulk. properly a species of dropsy in which the belly is stretched tight like a drum. subs. (printers'). Al: obsolete. TYKE.

(colloquial). THACKERAV. STEVENSON. . Will o' the Mill.' the Rhine. There were all the beauties and all the diamonds. 4. and not a few of the UGLIES of London.). so much so that Captain Caldwell at once remarked to his men. an UGLY ( = illnatured) TEMPER.E.Ugly. Of on the VGLOKEST vnhap that euer on erd suffred. 64. UGLIEST critter that ever ye. . Adj. d. WEATHERLEY. 1867. (common). II. TO CUT UP (or LOOK) UGLY = tO show anger or resentment . 341. an UGLY ( =troublesome) COUGH. 251 Ugly. SLY. He must have been a hard hitter if he boxed as he preached— what 'The F'ancy' would call an UGLY CUSTOMER. tro. — A bonnet shade : worn by women as an extra protection from the sun : middle 19th century. 1887. an UGLY ( = threatening) TONE. = delirium tremens . — I. Letters.S. OPPONENT. — In pl. UGLY THRILL spread from the spot he touched. ° 2. an UGLY ( =dangerous) WOUND. the HORRORS (q. TO CALL BY UGLY NAMES=t0 revile or abuse. an UGLY ( = quarrelsome) ATTITUDE.v. subs. 196. (colloquial). Field. 'We call those hoods UGLIES. an' he was UGLY jest for the sake 0' UGLINESS.. 1859. An 1880.g. I. swaggering manner .. 133. xxxv. 3. 18[?]. 1870. Lamfilighter.T. an UGLY ( =unpleasant) RUMOUR. etc. Thay wern wakened al wrank that therein won lenged. J. in a low tone and in English. 1869. 24 Sep. HOLMES. a round of abuse (HALLIWELL). Kickleburys on She and her sisters wore a couple of those blue silk over-bonnets. He was jest the crossest. 1797. Also UGLINESS (American) = ill-nature. an UGLY = awkward or malicious) CUSTOMER. an UGLY ( = wrong) TURN. Old/own. that these fellows LOOKED UGLY and fighty. STOWE. The grisly story Chaucer told. Harfier's Mag. KENDALL. I'll not answer her back when she's UGLY to me. UGLY!' UGLY. . etc.]. I360. 'Hallo. —A beating. C. . Santa Fe. perversity_ C. UGLY ( =stormy) WEATHER. Hence TO COME THE UGLY = to threaten . (provincial). See PLUG-UGLY. 1865. 422. It was as UGLY a little promenade as I ever undertook. 1851. And many an UGLY TALE beside. At the Pantomime. Rab and His Friends. crossness. There is an UGLY RUMOUR afloat that certain book- makers who had laid heavily are directly responsible for Monday's outbreak. (old).—Generic for disquiet or unpleasantness : e. which have lately become the fashion. An ugly person : also in contemptuous address. see. MR. 6. a source of danger. WALPOLE. Alliterative Poems [E. The questions of the spies were answered in a sullen. BROWN.

DUB. (venery). adj. 'Boo. . (common). (tailors'). And read a little UNBAK'D poetry. CROWNE. (old). UMPIRE? UNCLE. Elder Brother. New Eng. (common). to sympathize . 1854-5. prefix (old). pkr. subs. etc.] UNCERTAINTY. (American). adj. UN BAKED. 1665. [A negation. DICKENS. subs. 'Dine in your frock. 1598. See HUMBLE-PIE. (once literary : now colloquial or vulgar). [Cf. —The surrender. Martin Chuzzlewit. Northward Ho. . subs. Sealed Orders [CenSo by and by I creep up softly to my own little room . DICKENS. UNBEKNOWNST to most. Anee. ULLAGE. adv. . 1879. THACKERAY. Miss Kilmansegg. UN-. mock Northern sentiment during the War of the Secession. Xil. But if she ever grants me the LAST FAVOUR. my good friend. by a woman. Eng.v. (common). See BETTY. . and other valuable articles.—Very : a corruption of 'ultra. I own common favours : that's no matter. ULTRAY. 252 Uncle. subs. (thieves'). they cotch]. and he shall bail me.—In =drainings. UGLYMAN.— I give her leave to cast me off for ever. ni praying for such a thing UNBE KNOWN to one another.— BLUE (q. Married Beau. in respect of whom he would seem to have entertained great expectations. and welcome. 372. UNCLE =a mythical rich relative. . UH LAN. 1828.v. [An echo of SNOWBALL (q. SHAKSPEARE.] Brothers. A pawnbroker (GRosE) : Fr. Songs she may have. jewels. PEGGE. . [OLIPHANT.' 'It is at present at an UNCLE'S. i. . In garrotting the actual perpetrator of the outrage : his operations are covered in front by the FORESTALL (q. he knowed . We find him making constant reference to an UNCLE. rich as three golden balls From taking pledges of nations. DEKKER. 1843.PIE. And UNCLES. subs. . d. GODWIN. ii. . (colloquial). NM/CCM/CS. phr. (common). The samesecret instinct . phr.] [1607.] ULTIMATE FAVOUR (THE). 1694. 2. SLOUR . There are wrong forms in London use. phr.] U MBLE. . . also THE LAST FAVOUR. xxxiv I was there UNBEKNOWN to Mrs. III.—What do you say to that ? How's that for high? What price ? [An echo of football and cricket. HOOD. ii. . watches. . Pickwick. if your dress-coat is in the country. as he was in the habit of seeking to propitiate his favour by presents of plate.v. i.). 5. FLETCHER. tury].—Immature: cf. dregs of glasses or casks. of her person .—Unknown.): NASTY-MAN: see STALE.—A tramp.).).—A negro . tante.] 2. Fourscore pounds draws deep . Works. . THIMBLE.v. subs. and in the rear by also the BACKSTALL (q. Bardell.—i. books. 199.Uglyman. (printers'). PHELPS. 1837. HARD-BAKED. 1625.. subs. UNBLEACHED AMERICAN. All's Well.— A girl baby : cf. as UNBEKNOWN . CERTAINTY =a boy. (or UNBEKNOWNST). Bayham said with great gravity. wardens of City Halls. UMPIRE.' Mr. UNBEKNOWN adj. . . All the UNBAKED and doughy youth of a nation. iv. [Properly the wantage in a cask of liquor.' How's THAT. I'll step to my UNCLE not far off . PAL. Lang. ULTRAMARINE.

1891.g. UN K IST thou eke sal bee. 1627. AUNT. UNDER.' 1897.e. That's an UNCONSCIONABLE slick gal of your'n.'] [JOHNSON: 1849. DANA. ROBB. to set forth.Uncle Sam. UNCTION. LOWELL. in derision of those who make ridiculous surmises : see MAN. 5. (old). TO LIE UNDER (of women). [Usually supposed to date back to the war of 1812. to cause to flow out : as when a cork is removed from a bottle : e. UNCULAR. ii.. Mr. —A proverbial allusion to the custom of saluting friends and acquaintances at meeting.' PHRASE. A pawnbroker stated that his name was 'Uncle. Your UNCLE'S the man to do it. UNCOMMON exceedingly : e. etc. d. Apollo Shroving. Telegraph. Harry Fludyer at Cambridge. 37. Under. STOWE. Ford/jam: And it could not have been more appropriate to your calling.' says I. 23 Oct. to SPREAD (q. iii. UNCOUTH thou art. 566. 253 UNCOMMON.). UNKISSED. and it did tickle his fancy to have her cracked up.—A humorous personification of the Government or people of the U[nited S[tates]: cf. For instance. . (vulgar).g. See DUTCH UNCLE. 1876. (old). 121. unsought. UNK 1ST . Partic'larly his pockets.: It is my surname. bitter . Spanish Nun. 'cause he thought her creation's finishin' touch. —Myself: e. unbid. She was called the Catalina. it is lost that is UNCOUTH. phi-. And UNCLE SAM I reverence. 1588-90.—so did I ! UNCORK. For I have loved my country since My eyeteeth filled their sockets. ' UNCORK the swag' (thieves') = Unlock the bag' . of an old worthy negro : (I. —Enormous. vast. but not unintroduced strangers (NAREs) : also (I lEYwooD) UNKNOWN. UNCONSCIONABLE. phr.—In pl. . Dialect Tales. If my aunt had been a man she'd have been my UNCLE' (RAY).] 1852. 1901. (common). —A familiar address : spec. Lit. . From the darkey settlement. MARSHALL.—To expose to view. UNCOMMON cheap. (American). It's cold enough to freeze the golden balls off UNCLE'S door. Ford/jam: Baptismal or paternal ? Witness. 127. adv. phr. UNKISSED. D. when your aunt Sophia was with us last week it kept on yelling something about 'the pop-shop round the corner. Big/ow Pafiers. 30!).. adj. (American).' Mr. 'I'll do it for you. = the female privities. a low word. D. AVUNCULAR. and like all the other vessels in that trade . 6b. UNCLE adv. 2. His UNCULAR and rather angular breast. He cannot be so uncivill as to intrude. HAWK INS. Poems. —Very . (American). UNCOOTH. i. JOHN BULL. (old colloquial). Thou caytif kerne. verb. pc. queer old aunties and UNCLES hobbled out to milk them. UNKIST. . Mar. very. D4. (colloquial). Pomes. 59]. 1859.—Of or relating to an uncle : cf.g. UNCLE SAM. Squatter Life [BARTLETT]. 'UNCORK your clack' = speak out ! YOUR UNCLE. subs.] 1835. Tom's Cabin [Title]. vi. 1848. UNKNOWNE. Before the Mast. BONNER. DE QUINCEY. and paying your UNCLE a visit.v. See BLUE-UNCTION. her papers and colours were from UNCLE SAM. [PEGGE : the Cornish apply aunt and UNCLE to all elderly persons (p. HEYWOOD. Martine [Cans. .

1616-25. vowed to see that the mine should be worked . the lords do call me cousin. 1520. you'll finish out on the UNDER SIDE C. ii.v. UNDER THE BELT. THE ROSE. . I s'pose. xxxix. Such bliss ne'er oppose If e'er you'll be happy . Under Two Flags. 2. 37. (American). . HYNE. .Under.-A horse in training for steeplechasing or hunting. GO UNDER. Pall Mall Gaz.]. 1888. phr. The rose . No. Cafitain . . Underclothing. i. GRosE). A warder other than a chief in command (GRosE) : see DUBBER and DUBSMAN. 7T. UNDER THE ROSE. subs. [A man in disgrace] Comes UNDER A CLOWDE. Battle). to remain under the bourde and ne more to be rehersyd. that Hearts was her favourite suit. 254 verb. Them three's all GONE UNDER. An undergraduate. UNDERGRAD. 2. and that yt should remayn UNDER THE ROSSE. They got me down to Clerihugh's. phr. To i8m. You are my lord. SCOTT. 5. became as friendless as penniless. the society having GONE UNDER. 1879. Daily Inter-Ocean. PAYN. OUIDA. [was] used with great propriety on privy seals. (University). 1. NISBET.v. (old). the Iowa Chief.-To become submerged in difficulty or debt. DYMOCKE. 1632. [OLIPHANT. phr. symbol of secrecy . ii. 1868.. Bushranger's Sweet- heart.- UNDER A CLOUD. To die : whence the UNDER-SIDE = the grave. then. Old Song of the Lady Bessy [Percy Soc. Furth. Mar. Arcadia. . ii. . ii. vi. Ella (Mrs. subs. Ball.. Coins. (racing). 1849. ROSE. 79. Pills. I no longer wondered that he should have quitted England UNDER THE UNDER-DUBBER (or -DUBSMAN). 2. etc. and there we sat birling. Guy Mannering. .-i. 29 May. 210. High SAirits.): see SIDNEY. he determined to sell his life dearly. UN DERGEAR. Old Song. to be ruined. 1546. SNIDE (q. xx. UNDER THE ROSE. them. 1. Kettle. to disappear from society. c. 1707. And the sayde questyon were asked with lysence. phr. for the benefit of the girl whether Jim lived or had GONE UNDER. As sure as you are living now. . UNDER I am a cursed favourite amongst 1902. that is to say. which came into use about the middle of the twelfth century. UN DERFELLOW. Undergrad. (old).' Praise of the Dairy Maid' [DuRFE. ('o7). New Eng. till I had a fair tappit UNDER MY BELT. All . Crime of the Crystal. Poor Hawkeye felt. Mother Bunch's GONE UNDER. Far West.I SPEAK UNDER THE ROSE. 1821. RuxTori. THE ROSE UNDER CHAPMAN. and eventually WENT UNDER and was heard of no more. All great ladies gamble in stock nowadays UNDER THE ROSE. AS to the UNDER THE ROSE]. 2. subs. 98. JONSON. Letter to Vaughan (common). HUME.' Poor John Wevbridge. and knowing that he must GO UNDER sooner or later. prepositions we see 1625. iv.. in confidence (DYcHE. Adv. 1762.A mean wretch . 1890.-In difficulties or disgrace. 1753. She was making fast for Golden Jerusalem when I was a bud.-Secretly. LAMB. [WALsx]. See BELOW. All people have their blind side-their superstitions . He asks us further to state that the strike is completely at an end. (colloquial). 1899.-In the stomach. adv. 12]. 1815. . SNELLING. (com- mon). Court and Times James I. and I have heard her declare. Esq. The rest are cogging Jacks. Stafik of News. 1892.' Finding his Level. Hawkeye. (common). UNDER THE ROSE.i. Adventurer. 2. that his time had come. says one of his biographers.

phr. taking away from the South every year thousands of the most intelligent. UNDER-PETTICOATING (To Go). xxx. subs. Works. Hoping I might see some UNFORTUNATE cast herself from the Bridge of Sighs. A design was publickly set on foot. UNDERGROUND . Dec. T. 1857. JOHNSON. 1602.).—To whore. Field. 1725. UNDERPINNERS. subs. —( I ) In/. One more UNFORTUNATE. he borrows some gallant's cast suit of his servant. It is probable that nothing has awakened more bitterly the animosity of the slave-holding community than the existence. gentlemen.— In pl. DIS- GRUNTLED. (American). 1858. mean: cf. we are on the eve of a political millennium.—A prostitute : spec. (old). to dissolve the Catholic church intc numberless clans and clubs . in the first place. acts that part among his besotted neighbours. in the Northern States. Sacr. And now. verb. low. 1856. /Vey. UNDERSTUMBLE. . Miss. See subs. He [Connelly] regarded the UNDERGROUND RAILROAD as a peculiarly Southern institution. . Weary Of breath. Vic. Jo. Madam. SNEAK (q. to copulate : see GREENS and RIDE. Taste your legs. SHAKSPEARE. (common). playerlike. adj. restless. d. put them to motion. than I UNDERSTAND what you mean by bidding me taste my legs. 20 Mar. and therein. when he would visit the country.] 1877.RAILWAY. c. [Probably. Bridge of Sighs. of an indefinite yet very energetic institution. Unbl. UNDERSTANDING. Many expedients and devices for the purpose were in vogue during the agitation for the abolition of slavery in the United States. UNDER-SPUR-LEATHER. Rashly importunate. 80.. and to degrade priests into meer tenders. . your humblecumdumble. (conventional). New York Tribune.] [1827. My legs do better UNDERSTAND me. = the legs : cf. UNFORTUNATE. STowE Dred. (cricket). subs. There is to be no more ' agitation ' of the slavery question. New Refiub/ic. sir. Albany Ev.— Subordinate. subs. (old). subs.Underground-railway. and rejoicing hosts of Negroes are to return from the bleak wilds of Canada to the luxurious delights of life on the plantation. Gone to her death. UNDER-SHELL. Also (2) = boots or shoes. n. i. Cony. 1655. BACK-DOOR. Economy's UNDERSTANDINGS having given way soon after. he knew the silk no more. a homeless street-walker (GRosE). UNDISGRUNTLED. known as the UNDERGROUND RAILROAD.v.—An organization for assisting fugitive slaves to the free states and Canada.—To understand : also UNDERCOMESTUMBLE. ADAMS. phr.—A waistcoat : cf. J.the Democrats for two years past. UNDERPINNER. sir . 2 55 Unfortunate. . June. if we may believe the promises made by. verb. Pol.. —A ball bowled without pitch. MALLocic. UNDER-STAIR. (Old Cant). I UNDERSTUMBLE you. a DAISY-CUTTER (or -TRIMMER). (common). d. (venery). = the legs : cf: PINS. Sir To. phr. HooD. SWIFT. and desperate Negroes. UNDERGROUN DER. who would do infinitely more mischief if kept there. (old). 500. Living ill some UNDER-STAIR office. or UNDERSPUR-LEATHERS to those clans and clubs.—An underling. a subservient person.. phr. to quest for women. 1710. subs. The UNDERGROUND RAILROAD is to suspend running. 302. ii.i. UPPERSHELL and UPPER-STOCKS. Pref. PUe/fh iii. 1886. the popular usage arose from a misreading of Hood's lines.

1762. (old Scots). (thieves'). SUDDEN DEATH. oh. J. UNICORN. PALM-GREASE (q. The Irish in The democratic party. shares. subs.v. UNHINTABLES. IV.=ungainly. Australia. UNLICKED CUB verb. To HAVE BEEN SITTING IN THE GARDEN WITH THE GATE UNLOCKED. EDGEWORTH. Well. (venery). iii. 1803. II.—I should say CUB if I dared. TROLLOPE.] V. (American corn- subs. Old Bachelor. phr. 1887. UNLOCK THE LANDS. 290. that have been held on speculation. FLETCHER. 0 thou dissembling CUB what wilt thou be When time has sow'd a grizzle on thy case. 2. TANDEM. Bid my blockhead bring my UNICORN. UNLOAD.—To sell stocks. with . GOLDSMITH. verb. James III.—A bribe. 1851-61. of a bastard . She Stoops to Conquer. (thieves').] Also UNLICKED BEAR. University). F. . and V. raw. Twelfth Night. D. value 23 shillings Scotch : temp. goods. As adj. . THACKERAY. and all the Spanish lurksmen in their turns got to work the UNIVERSAL STAIRCASE. ABLES. working together.—GRosE. 'A poor contemptible booby that would but disgrace correction. iv. (q. rude. Teleg. UNIVERSAL-STAIRCASE. — I. 'Let me drive you out some day in my UNICORN. (or CUB). And Tommy. To be got with child : spec. 3. UNIV. 1773.—young. Fair Maid of the Inn. a wife and two daughters . (Oxford University). what can I do with an awkward. a SPIKE-TEAM (American) : cl: FOUR-IN-HAND I MANCHESTER. UNGUENTUM-AURUM.Unguentum-aurum. xxix. 'An insensible CUB. . .—Two men and a woman (or vice versa). her UNICORN.' UNLOCKED. .—young. etc. phr. 1. Also to empty one's pockets. an uncultivated boor . subs. See UNMENTION- 1626. UNLOCK.—A political cry calling for the opening up for free-selection of lands held by squatters on lease.).). unmannerly youth .): EVERLASTING STAIRCASE - UNLOCK THE LANDS.. ix.—A raw. . subs. sulky girl (GRosE). that had for its watchword the expressive phrase. — The treadmill. z888. mercial). etc. 6 Jan. the beaks got up to the dodge.v. Belinda. 8.' 1880. 1693. There being some pressure to UNLOAD. Loud. Liar. college CUB subs. iv. —I. : a unicorn figured on the obverse.).—A gold coin. A country squire. Lab. I don't reckon much upon him : for you know. you are an uncivil young. xvii.' . 167. A team of horses : two wheelers abreast with a leader in front (GRosE) .' . Unlocked.— University College. HOGAN. [A popular notion was that a bear gave birth to shapeless lumps of flesh which she licked into shape. (common). also an awkward. phr. SHAKSPEARE. and her blockhead were out of sight in a few minutes. (Victorian). Gad ! two such UNLICK ED CUBS. my dear. Thou UNLICKT BEAR. to tell me that you don't like dining with me any day of the week. 256 [1602.' She. Duke's Children.. (old). M AYH EW. v. phr. verb. also WHEEL OF LIFE (q. dar'st thou yet stand by my fury. . . 1Vewcomes. (orig. and (2) such a TURNOUT (q. and (2) to have 'caught cold.. FOOTE. . rough. 1. CONGREVE. 1855. I don't see why that infernal young CUB of a Clive is always meddling in our affairs.v. ii.

phr. DRYDEN. it is a sail against which the wind blows. breeches. ARMIN. 34. 1692. 1592. SIDNEY. 19 Dec.. Cymbeline. FLETCHER. 1605. S. (venery).' READY. V. XiV. mostly introduced by Dickens. subs. (common). — A thief whose associates are all apprehended. (old colloquial). Also (2) to plunder . 257 Unslour. etc. Ibid. soon began to get alarmingly white. up. and the elbows of the coat. Good day. (old). not all this night made I Myself UNREADY. The voice of UNPAVED eunuch. the skirt is not only a hampering garment . (1607). adj. from excessive drinking. in his night-cap.—Abusive.] . Castrated. who was in her chamber. [Enter James. sir. PUTTENHAM. (colloquial). phr. and the seams generally. adj.Unmentionable. STONED (see STONES). 379. Globe. Trick to Catch. Bifurcated UNWHISPERABLES offer no resistance to the wind. iii. so as to obstruct the access to his pockets. Field. iii. Lest he should be stolen.=undressed. (American). 1. is said to be UNPALLED. [Speaking of a person whose coat is buttoned. where have you been. are—INEFFABLES . CHAPMAN. Mons. Both. I slept but ill last night. 3. inflamed : spec. Poesie. Set. unfasten.g. `UNR1G the drab '= pull the whore's clothes off (B. 1885. The knees of the UNMENTIONABLES. 1580. MAKING HERSELF UNREADY. UNWHISPERABLES. half-READY. 277]. Reignier. whence UNRIGGED =naked. Arcadia. subs. naked. (common). To the woman. Old Bachelor.. Art Eng. Fishing stockings full of water. iii. I see you are not yet UNREADY. E. to give his wife time of UN READYING herself. adj. while I help to make you UNREADY. verb. 1 Henry VI. (nautical). iii. or unbutton : see SLOUR. or UNRIGG'D as Mars was. . UN'Stage Direction. Take this warm napkin about your neck. UNMENTIONABLE. UNREGENERATE CHICKEN-LIFTER. UNUTTERABLES .] UN PALLED. 16o8. and ready too? Tam. Two Maids.] 1621. (old colloquial). UNROVE HIS LIFE LINE. Alencon. -.—To strip : e. wench ? make me UNREADY. 1837. DICKENS.). Dr. = trousers. obscene. Island Princess. MIDDLETON. [Enter. UNPAVED. and half-UNREADY. etc. several ways. U N RIG. B.—I. U N ROVE. UNREADY.—To unlock. How now. 24 Oct. ii 3. Hee remayned with his daughter. (old). Bastard. verb. and GRosE) . my dear lord.. I. 1693. INEXPLICABLES. 1589. Variants. . CONGREVE. . my love : what. and he is then obliged to work single-handed. what all UNREADY SO? 1606. d'Olive. SHAKSPEARE. 2. —In pl. A young gentlewoman. garterless. or taken from him by other means. UNPARLIAMENTARY.Rough . RUSSELL). INEXPRESSIBLES .— To undress : as adj. or could sleep a wink. Why I hope you are not going to bed . —Said of a man who has died (CLARK UNSLOUR. verb. //Menai. v. sir. unfit for ordinary conversation. E. Mont. Come. Sketches by Boz (Shabby-Genteel People). my lords. I attend you. [1903. UNHINTABLES. INDESCRIBABLES. UNMENTIONABLES ditto. I. Bell (in fanatic habit). I would UNRIG. SHAKSPEARE. and (3) 'of ships that are laid up ' (B.—A petty thief : see THIEF. 1609. Bussy D' Ambois [Anc.

Up.— A general intensive : extremely bad.—r. the UNSPEAKABLE ( = cruel) TURK. UNSWEETENED. or otherwise deprive a man of his watch.—Vulgar. fulsome. MISCell. = to raise the hand.Unspeakable. . U NTH RIFT. SHAKSPEARE. . — The mob. (conventional). a commotion. or a licentious liver. adj. Richard II. 8b. GREAT . the artisan class. Pall Mall Gaz. and given away To upstart UNTHRIFTS. SHAKSI'EARE. adv. 18 Oct. Ibid. for striking a blow . UNWASHED WASH ED). etc. the rabble : orig. (old). CARLYLE. ruined (B. As verb. Man in His If he were an UNTHRIFT. or the like . 1889. robbed of one's watch.—To UNTHIMBLE. (common). v. In various elliptical and colloquial senses. A great multitude of UNTHRIFTS and cut throtes. (2) on one's legs (ready to speak) . UNWASH'D artificer. King John. value.UN - adj. WASTEGOOD (q. ii. unsweetened gin. under repair (of streets) . GOLDINGE. . My rights and royalties Pluck'd from my arms perforce. 1596. Thus TO UP with one's fist. Vo/fione. See TRIM. and subs. ) = rant. and GKosE). in progress or taking place (as a hunt) . UP.. ungen Lied. then you had reason. UNTWISTED. The UNSPEAKABLE TURK should immediately be struck out of the question and the country left to honest European guidance. TAVERNER. JoNsoN. TO UP with the standard =to bear aloft the flag . and at 'em ' = 'Stand and charge the enemy. filthy. Was it not time .). iv. and good fellowes. subs. 1597..] N ibel 1831. phr. Adagies. . iii. It is only when we have paid our tuppence ' and ascended to the gallery just under the roof . . 1876). ix. verb. position. Such foul and UNWASHED BAWDRY as is now made the food of the scene.. Casein fol. etc. with such as be good fellowes. in revolt. — To copulate : see GREENS and RIDE. spendthrift. Thus an UNSPEAKABLE (=outrageous) FOOL. Adj. Ibid. Ev. Humour. 'Yaps the Waif. E. [A Carly leism.—GKosE. 1590. To GO IN UNTO. errant.—Undone. UNTHIMBLE. 'UP guards. a drunkard. adjourned. DOWN. THE GREAT UNWASHED.. that we begin to understand what is meant by the lowest classes. .' That UNSPEAKABIAE TURK. a stick. at an end (as a sitting . Ded. and so forthe.E. what an UNTHRIFT in the world doth spend.. Another lean. an UNSPEAKABLE (= rotten ') PLAY. JoNsoN. the knucks will say to each other. bawdry. UNWASHED BAWDRY (B. 76. Letter to George Howard (24 Nov. In. 1605. King Machabol. 2. (old). prep. 2. (old).. Look. 258 UNTRIMMED. verb. etc.e. that THE GREAT UNWASHED should declare that the great unpaid were no longer at liberty to oppress them 1892. 1596. (1598). generic for action : cf. SOMietS. 7. a ruffian. subs. — Gin : i. UNTO. popularised by Scott. A. Shifts but his place. [First used by Burke. (or subs. 3. —A prodigal. we must UNSLOUR HIM to get at his kickseys. advanced in rank. 6. in the saddle . to rob. WATSON. UNTHIMBLED. Adverbially in many connections : as (I) out of bed . . UNTHRYFTES do gather together with UNTHRIFTES. (colloquial).. .] UNSPEAKABLE. (Common).' and so on. the cove is SLOUR'D UP. verb. 201. (old colloquial). iv. (old). for still the world enjoys it.

it is said that the] borough was all UP. in a difficulty. 474. conversant with (the law. 67. MARLOWE. Richard the Redeles [E. iii. ) . 1528-37.v. A THING OR TWO. and (3) drunk . )= prepared for any attempt at imposition. 20. equal to. ) = good.S. ALL'S UP (or UP WITII)= everything is lost. Troy [E. Gamelyn UP WITH his staf. mathematics.]. PALSGRAVE.. the antithesis in this case being 'going down' to London.v. CORNERED (q. etc. Paris. UP THE SPOUT = (I) in pawn. [SKEAT]. etc. UP TO DICTIONARY =learned. or What's going on .v. UP TO SLUM (GROSE) = proficient in roguery. catch up . or THE STAKES)= to pack up and go. 1?oister Doister[ARBER]. TREVISA Chronicle].Up. [Abraham was] UP in the morning. ONE'S EARS (ELBOWS. Destr.T. overwhelmed .]. Up with the tymbre. Myscheff was UP. or THE ROPES)= KNOWING (q.). generous. THE HILT.T. C. TO COME UP WITH = to overtake. 1399. LANGLAND. E.). 7207. Townley Myst. TO GO UP = (I) to travel to London. 417.v.).. that is DP to London. Ibid. UP TO THE KNOCKER (DOOR. 245. 13. or trickery (GB0sE) . UP TO Edward II. Poems. move fast . sharp (GBosE) . tricks of trade. 297.S. [An abbot talks of coming UPWARDS. (2). cunning. well-dressed : generic for the best . . [The excitement at Sodom is described. or the like) . . 1430. amination . roguery.) .). WIDEAWAKE (q. (q. 4. occur. UDAL. TO UP JIB (THE STICKS. He and smoot. Ut. UP AND DOWN (See UPAND-DOWN) . TO LOOK UP= to improve in health. credit. [HIGDEN.]. S. home.] 1530. Fran.K. Al/if. Lat. etc. 1550. 1340. UP A TREE (or spend up to. or in preparation . etc. UP TO (or IN) = well-equipped. THAT'S UP AGAINST YOU =What do you say to that ? That will knock the stuffing out of you . quick. (2) to offer oneself for ex. (Camden Soc. He 1360. UP TO THE HuB = to the extreme point . jolly. 1387. to the harde eares in love 1592. 259 Up. TO LIVE UP TO BLUE CHINA = to of the House). O. The tru vi'. TO UP AND DusT = to hurry up. UP with a staf TBEED)=( 1) done for. UP IN THE STIRRUPS= with plenty of money (GBosE). TO HAVE (or PULL u)=(i) to summons. i. etc. excellent . (2) imprisoned (GB0sE) . NINES. wise. recorded on the ' telegraph ' at cricket (Grace ioo u P =a century of runs made). Lang. etc. 1401.E. 'Tis treason to be UP against the King. Agamynon the Grekys gedrit in the fild.E. or bring before a magistrate . good as a TRADESMAN (q. and (2) to check a downward course (as of drink.. etc. capital. UP TO SAMPLE = of good quality. ruined. 221. UP TO =about to do. ruin stares one in the face : frequently UP is spelt as. UP TO THE GOSSIP (CACKLE. to be off: see BUNK. 'What's up' ?= What's the matter. Letters on Sufifiression of the Monasteries [Camden Soc. (as the centre and focus of national life) : specifically (University) to return to Oxford or Cambridge. Also a scoring-limit at billiards (500 or moo up) . T. also UP IN ONE'S HAT: see SCREWED. arrest. UP TO DICK = rich. TRY-ON. Also in numerous phrases and combinations. it's all ' U-P' . [E.]. in good health. value . or more than.). [Palsgrave says that] is my lorde UP [is a peculiar English phrase]. one's income .v.). UP TO SNUFF (SCENT. dissipation.

Where is your mistress. 31. Oldtown. Richard V. 1608. Bible. . 'For my part. and you are UP A TREE. Wise Saws. Northward Ho. Before I knew what he was UP TO. When went . Psalm xii. take me home. grimly. observing the sun. 1868. Field. He will scrape acquaintance with old Carabas before they make Ostend.' said Abijah. UP in Arms my Passions rose. It was late. 1849. BARHAM. C. 1856. . xxvi. HEYWOOD. . . The Saint made a pause As uncertain. Live it Down.. Fool of Quality. you little minx. What. 161i. 1849-61. 124. but on a May evening even country people keep UP till eight or nine o'clock. and then Falls to't again.Up. 1869. i. MACAULAY. v. VP with the sun : You are stirring earely. and pour it into the enemy in slashergaff style. JEAFFRESON. 1639. 1853. It was not so well for a lawyer to be over. Ibid. Double Marriage. 'Well. Chronicle. QUARLES. 260 Titus Andron. 137. CLIFFORD. i. xxviii. I will UP. as soon as she was UP. ARMIN. else he might not be UP TO other people's tricks. UP. DICKENS. IL 2. 0597). unhappy ! haste. MACAULAY. M`Lawlay . and gave Susy a douse on the side of the head. v. got down with a fine put. ii. Having found it and used it. 258]. 1766. and you mustn't declaim : if you do. [?]. SHAKSPEARE. Up. the public see it. As if a hunt were UP. honest. viii. Sir John Rudd. Heart of Africa. Now my anger's UP. UP with it. 1650. ii. arise. Tarquin from hence ? Madame. I shouldn't commune with nobody that didn't believe in election UP TO THE HUB. hoss. to 43. Martin Chuzzlewit. their attention is off. . 1. '799. SCOTT. we expect you to be right co-chunk UP TO THE HUB On them thar questions. 1672. You mustn't wander away. Dukc. In twenty-four hours all Devonshire was UP. I saw that it was ALL uP wiTH our animals. . 'if things was managed my way. Why. Lectures. 3. 14. . I was posting UP to Paris. (x886). Combat. Snobs.. 1. . you must UP STICKS and away in a day or two. 1866. FLETCHER. Till And cast 1866. ere I was UP. I made them and iii.' 1870. Proverbs[BonN]. 1879. HALIBURTON. i. 1607.' . d. The hunt is UP. Dragon Volant. were to record the fact that at the moment when a sun-spot began to shrink there was a rap at his front-door. 3. 311. xxi. U. MASSINGER. xvi. ii.' 1857. ELIOT. and stood again one UP. 1865. STowE. 61. UP. She UPS with her pattens and beat out their brains. Goldsmith. Hillyars and BurUP STICK tons. Sylvia's Lovers. C. STOWE. Gray Brother. Int. . is the city up ? 1635. (1594). sir. xxiv. BRYANT. I'll finish my cigar in the betting room and hear what's UP. 1620. 1863. If You Know not Me. 1863. he is UP TO old Carabas already ! I told you he would. Dred. 1593. Luerect. it will ease your stomach. away her Yoke. LE FANU. it is true. 34. Dublin. Under two Flags. He UPS and tels [him]. RAY. we should know that he was not UP TO his work. 259. C. if it be but a gallon . OUIDA. May. BLAcKmoRE. She UPS with her brawny arm. lxviii. UP with my tent there ! Here will I lie to-night. villain ? when went she abroad ? Pren. KINGSLEY. saith the Lord. Ibid. old feller ? 1848. GASKELL. 1843. because He knew Nick is pretty well uP in the laws. COWLEY. Ingoldsby Legends. History Eng. 1878. Farmer's Old Wife [CHILD. Nest of IVinnies (1842). 1837. 7. Felix Holt. II. d. THACKERAY. 1885. DEKKER. UP TO every dodge on the cross that this iniquitous world could unfold. Lorna Doone. Here you are. If an astronomer. replied the maid. BAKER. ROBB. What are you UP to. You are all lai kes this morning. Ibid. Arise. What are YOU UP TO now ? ' 1869. 1277. Ballads. BROOKE.xix. as a sizar. 1605. . The woodland rings with laugh and shout. . See. 20 Feb. 6 (Psalter). In UP his seventeenth year Oliver went Trinity College. . T. 25 Sep. [he] said. Squatter Life. Song of Marion's Men. Emblems. . The true bred-gamester UPS afresh. Un. 199. 82. .

STOWE. Daily News. . Teleg.). AND DOWNS.). ii Oct. TralltfiS. SIVVY . Miss Debby was a well-preserved. ' Tommy. The mother's month. LOWMEN (B. As aa'v. let us muse on its DOWNS. or weepe.).. . Virginibus PIGGY- isque. or PETTICOATS) = to be piled in the act. 283. sprightly lady. you are UP TO x886. without charm or freedom to the end. subs. all UPS that should be DOWNS. HARD- phr. What • an UPHILL labour must it be to be a learner. 18 Oct. (Old Cant). (Harrow). DOWN. must have frequently experienced the truth of this doctrine. downright. II. MACDONALD What's Mine's Mine. 1542. 1759. (2) . a patchwork of smiles and of frowns . verb. KIPLING. Charlie . 1857. ErtZSMUS ' S ApoAkth. SNIB. severe. iv. LOCKER. Ibid. BRUTALLY (q. 1748. —To get with child. = the events of life. . Clarissa.—I.v.v. 291. UP AND DOWN PLACE. positive. He [Phocion] was euen Socrates VP AND DOWNE in this pointe and behalfe. vicissitudes of fortune. STEVENSON. intj.. NO. See UPS UPHILL.—InP4 = dice loaded to cast high numbers : et. DOWN ON ONE'S UPPERS. completely. E.' The publican 'e ur an' sez. positive. (colloquial). (venery). 261 Upper d. A mixture . See CROSS. .' Went to one on 'em yesterday. Also TO BE UP SEW UP (q. UPPER. (nursery).v. i Sep. 1886. (common).=(1) thorough. WALPOLE. Piccadilly. Life is chequer'd . — Poor. 1881. DOWN TO THE GROUND Adj. Barrack-room Ballads.. . AGAINST COLLAR (q. SQUARE. (or UP ONE'S FRILLS. Oldtown.—Used in 'babyjumping.. 240. GROSE. subs. UP AND DOWN. You don't know ! You shouldn't argue if you ain't UP TO things like that. hampered. phr. UPON. phr. . These will be UPHILL intimacies. Talk about coddling ! it's little we get o' that. Standard. subs.Up-a-daisa. a regular old UP AND DOWN lark. and (3). 1869. SAY-SO. WHITEING. the way the Lord fixes things in this world.v. phr. ' WHAT'S UP now?' says my myte as was standing guard over me with a cutlash. xxiii. . Streets that are UP. bluntly. 2. UPPERS. viii. Fordham was UP those who were interested in a horse's success felt confident. Come. . UP AND iii. 1835.LIKEN [Punch. 'Arry at a Political Picnic.). and GRosE). As adj. He's pretty UP AND DOWN with US by all they tell us. 1892. 2. Mercy.' UP-AND-DOWN. FLYNT. cheery. a climb I'm sure. GOLDSMITH. John Street. alternate good and bad luck. 1884. MIDDLETON. Usually in pl. 3. in every respect. U P-A-DAISA (Or UPS-A-DAISY).v. BROKE (q. I'se been a moocher.v.— Hence (2) . TO TIE UP.]. Bee. that no man euer sawe hym either laughe 324. Letters. Ibid. 1620. 14 Oct.). . 464.=plain. To BE UP AT SECOND SCHOOL = tO go to any one for work at 10 or o'clock. (old colloquial). without favour. —Difficult. 1797. post. UDAL. 1900. We value its UPS.). RICHARDSON.' 1898. has had his UPS AND DOWNS in life.—In school. D. (q. UP (q. an' now I's skatin' ON ME Every man who. 1 17. impregnate. . justly. Chaste Maid.—A shop where a cutter-out is expected to fill up his time sewing. MII. DP-ANDDOWN. 'We serve no Red-coats here. When 1887. (tailors'). Our Government is engaged in a very UPHILL task.

. lead. 1809. . OFF ONE'S CHUMP (q. 150. no bones broke —don't I know ? 1835. HEYWOOD. (old colloquial). drunk. xii. I take to be a deceitful vapour glimmering through a CRACK IN YOUR UPPER STOREY. 1886. also BENJY : orig. FORTUNE of him. UPPER . (Old Cant). (common). —A great coat (GRosE) . UPPER-STOREY (-LOFT. JOSEPH. (Old Cant). Ibid. Kidnaed. I'd have you take care of your UPPER WORKS. now becomes THE UPPER HANDEL FLETCHER. I. Orrmin's oferrhannd UPPER-HAND. demented. II.U . i. phr. 1847. [OLI PHANT. phr. phr. -WORKS. UPPER-SHELL. do well by me. subs. tut. WESTCOTT. and I'll do well by you. MALKIN. lists'). Humphry Clinker (1900). —To be courageous. See 3. ' Yes. Peregrine Pickle.STOCK. Bankrupt. to have the day as one's own . verb. 1903. and UPPER-CRUST. 1832. UPPER HAND. i. NEAL. (common). Uncle Tom's Cabin. Hence UNFURNISHED(SOMETHING WRONG. 9 Dec. I reckon. subs. New Eng. Honest Alan's 1613. to have full play or advantage. STEVENSON. Of 2. or RATS) IN THE UPPER-STOREY =crazy. UPPERSTOCKS. UPPER-LIP. Now. . 2. BUCKLE. xxxii. then I should be fairly DOWN ON MY UPPERS. that's bad enough ! But what would you do if you were in my shoes?' 'Eh ? Oh. 1833. 1899. verb. UPPER-TEN. phr. Judy. HALIBURTON. phr. KEEP A STIFF UPPER LIP.—The skin. NewTest. STOWE. in one's power. 15. KEEP A STIFF UPPER LIP. phr. self-reliant under difficulties.SIXPENNY.' subs. unflinching in quest. phr. 1546. EGAN. 1st S. Hist. and keered for no one.). subs.pper-ben. (or UPPER-BEN- (old). subs. — A hat : see GOLGOTHA. 1751.—To have (hold or get) at one's command. [A man's head is called] his UPPER STOREY. boys . Epigrams. but (HoTTEN) 'because of the preponderance of tailors named BENJAMIN. 1525. CARRIED A STIFF UPPER LIP. UPPER . Civilization.). (common). ye see . I hope you keep up good heart. — In pl. Sam's nob had been in pepper alley. and you'll bring him this time. (Eton). breeches : see KICKS. FOOTE. I was growing impatient to get back and have THE UPPER HAND of my uncle.' UPPER-BEN JAMIN). KEEP A STIFF UPPER LIP. major. etc. He's got a pretty STIFF UPPER LIP his own. altered in deference to them. Chronicles of Pineville. Clockmaker. (1771). Down Easters. TYNDALE. 106. and his UPPER CRUST was rather changed. SMOLLETT. xvi. 175. or under control. no sulks. Tut. Which you imagine to be the new light of grace . 11. and in every respect TOOK THE UPPER HAND. — A playing field : see SIXPENNY. 413.v. vi. 180. To HAVE (HOLD. 577. 262 Upper-storey.. —A coat : whence UNDERSHELL=a waistcoat : cf. 1850. David Harunz. YOU HAVE THE UPPER Fortune. —The head. phr. brain (GRosE). subs. Gi/B/astRouTLEDGE]. The nobles thus attained THE iii. ignorant. To KEEP A STIFF UPPER-LIP. = trunk hose. Book of SPorts. 1773. (pugi- are cheerful. or GET) THE UPPER-HAND (FORTUNE.. 1857-61. He challenged them to drink. He was well to do in the world once. The UPPER-STOCKS be they stuft with silk or flocks. i. or WHIP-HAND).

BUTLER. [Usually referred to N. Attache. 1874. Russell. (common). which. 512]. a new word objected to by Swift. want you to see Peel. . MALKIN. I8[?]. Halfpay officers at the parade very UPPISH upon the death of the King of Spain. but that he can drive us ? Sew. 151. he drives best when he's a little UPPISH. I hope. . Harfier's Mag. -Tipsy : see SCREWED. Nothing to Wear. ii. It I89o. Americans are too urrisx . Most of these pseudo-aristocratic impostors had succeeded in obtaining admission to the stocking-knitting party. phr. I LOWELL. Armstrong. knocked everything topsy-turvy in my UPPER STOREY. VANBRUGH. tO Stella New Eng. Americans Abroad. world of fashion : also UPPER adj. 1882. crowing. 263 TEN. A leg. Researches in some of the UPPER TEN districts Reveal the most painful and startling statistics. Prison Diary.. sometimes. NORTH. We drank hard. and so on. PE:AKE. Among I 1843-4. Ej. madam.. rather be called u i . and UPPER-CRUST. Not so drunk. Lady Head. in consequence. Stanley. 1839. 568. You are but an underlin'. xvii.. full of money' (B. LOWELL. 1824. landed gentry. 348. and ought to be in the workhouse . UPRIGHT. And in our Siliad THE UPPER CRUST Will find some words to ponder carefully. iii.v. and officers was not UPPISH enough. The favourite promenade of the UPPER UPPISH. subs.1.). our social reformers urge that the mothers of the UPPER TEN THOUSAND should put their nurseries under the control of a superior nurse. in a pretty pickle. Harfier's Mag. but his Lordship must rise so high as daring to limit the power and revenue of the Crown. UPPER-TEN. but she's urisx. Gil Bias [ROUT* LEDGE]. brisk. (colloquial).. Ibid. that is to say. STOCKTON. Willis. Examen. became known among the rest of the prisoners as the ' UPPER TEN PUSH. and can't abide it. Arsenia and Florimonde are not strong in their UPPER WORKS. DAVITT. Works. for he disliked this new phrase]. 1710. also (B. tho' you are so UPPISH and twistical. E. Athenawm. They are all UPPER CRUST here. Whence UPPISHLY and UPPISHNESS. Docsticks.] WilLis. 1704. Yes. BROWN. and returned . (American). SWIFT. 50. HALIBURTON. 1877. Proud. -The aristocracy. 1809. Other of that kidney are very UPPISH and alert upon't. arrogant. XXXV. UPPER -TENDOM. Siliaa'. 131 [BARTLETT]. and GRosE). . Shiel. c. At present there is no distinction among the UPPER TEN THOUSAND of the city. tO London. 1. [OLIPHANT. 150. soIbid. Michael iii. I. 230. Jour.. should not.---I. projectors. 1740. viii. 154. old Joe. i. 87. it's easy to keep him so. At a ball for the benefit of the poor was a comingling of UPPERTENDOM with lower twentydom. [Cei/fiery. sometimes question whether that quality in [Landor] which we cannot but recognise and admire. P. 48. STUCK .1xxx.) . 1710 13. but when you get hold of a man who is accustomed to being downtrodden. He turns an Adjective into a verb .-an avalanche of exclusiveness in a torrent of mobocracy.Pistr NESS. Graham.'] TEN THOUSAND. It seems daring to rail at informers. 1880. Yet much remains that stigmatize we must. Macaulay. I'll UPPISH you.UP (q. Let that mob be the UPPER TEN THOUSAND or lower. SO in THE UPPER STOREY. - originally applied to the wealthy classes of New York as approximating that member.. 719. Fable for Critics. 1884. Caring naught for what vengeance the mob has in store. Jour. E. To provide for the well-being of the children of affluent parents. yes. 1868. 1835.hemera. his loftiness of mind. . 1848. lxxviii. Tatler. Nov. MRS TROLLOPE. i. ' the Adjectives is UPPISH.Upper-ten. (old). i8[?]. and d. ii. 1726. Upright. 2. subs. Merry Chanter. ' rampant. [JOHNSON: a low word. She is a bedridden woman.

PhilocothoniSta. 'a thoroughpaced and determined thief' (GRosE) : see CURTAIL. to their Servants.—Prigg. Vi. phr. UPSEE. subs. strong. Tom is no more like thee then chalks like cheese. 6o. 'the second rank of the Canting Tribes.E. Ibid. subs. 4. Were drunke according to all the learned rules of drunkenness. lads.—The leader of a gang of mendicants or thieves (see quot. The Shrift [ELL1s. [DoDsLEv. my most UPRIGHT LORD. having sole right to the first night's Lodging with the Dells' (B. Roaring Girl 1611. 2. DEKKER. lusty. I do not like the dulness of your eye. grand patron of rob-pots. phr. FLETCHER. E. and signifies. 1622. able for generation. ROARATORIO= oratorio. i. — which must be UPSEY ENGLISH. Times Whistle [E. and expects Change. It hath a heavy cast. as UPSY FREEZE. (i608). (military). STEVENS. or some return of Money' (B. iv. Virgin Martyr. ii. meeting with any of his profession. . (Old Cant). =drunk : see SCREWED. TO DRINK UPSEE-DUTCH (ENGLISH. Vacabondes. Bartholomew Fair. he may cal them to accompt. 1622.). 1696). An VPRIGHT MAN is one that goeth wyth the trunchion of a staffe. E. ec. A dell is a yonge wenche. For UPSE FREEZE he drank from four to nine. and commaund a share or snap vnto him selfe of al that they haue gained by their trade in one moneth. 1606. etc. subs. As they at their OPPERORES outlandish ling-o. the god of brew'd wine and sugar. Also UPSEES. Belman of London. 75. a KNEE-TREMBLER (q. (venery). UPSEE-DUTCH (UPSEE-ENGLISH. Works[N AREs]. tho' the Donor intended less.. 1635. HEYWOOD. --` Said by Taylers and Shoemakers. 26. London beer. So as each sense was steeped well in wine. 1616. 1211. phr.FREESY. 1561) . princes of the ragged regiment. i600. Letting of Humours Blood in the Head-vaine. To pledge a health or to drinke UP-SE FREESE. 45. So. He with his companions George and Rafe. We poor folk . Ibid. flesh and blood. etc. old English ballads can sing-o..]. phr. MIDDLETON. 12. Beggar's Bush. which staffe they cal a Fellchman. IL 1.F REESE). Hence UPSEE . UPROAR. and not yet knowen or broken by the VPRIGHT MAN. TAYLOR. FLETCHER. UPRIGHT-MAN. sit down. 161o.—An act of coition taken standing .Upright-man.. when any Money is given to make them Drink. 1567. ruffling Tear-cat is my name. [?].—The second battalion of The Welsh Regiment. etc. Fraternitye of 1561. AWDELEY.—An opera : cf. HARMAN. Come. 'tis UPSEE DUTCH. Go UPRIGHT. One that drinks UPSE-FREEZE. crambo.S. —Conjecturally a kind of heady beer qualified by the name of the brew. Doe meet together to drink VPSE-FREEZE Till they have made themselves as wise as geese. This man is of so much authority that. formerly the 69th Foot.v.) . (old). Old Plays (REED). 1622.). Seven Deadly Sins [ARBER]. (Old Cant). or in true toper fashion according to the custom of the country named. 1. the Danish rowsa. subs. the number being read in position or upside-down. Alchemist. iii. UPS AND DOWNS (THE). bring it all out in Drink. JoNsoN. 1762.T. Teach me—how to take the German's UPSY-FREEZE. Beggar's Bush. 1630. and super-naculum topers. . to drink deeply. You of the blood. iv. (old). etc. And drink me UPSEY DUTCH. 108]. . Bacchus. UPSYFREESY tipplers. Brother to this UPRIGHT MAN. This valiant pot-leach that upon his knees Has drunke a thousand pottles UP-SE-FREESE. 4. 264 Upsee-Dutch. MASSINGER. The bowl. Caveat.

Thei turneden VPSEDOUN my feet. (colloquial). SCOTT. The jest shall be a stock to maintain us and our pewfellows in laughing at christenings. Quifi for Utstart Courtier [Harl. 119. 1695. We will have such a lying-in. xxi. and a fig for the vicar.S. Westward Hoe. Authorised Version. . To turne %PP euertere. Acts xvii. Cf. Turne their hartes quite become true subjects.. GREENE. BACKSEVORE. 1809. . (old). goodman goosecap. 402]. 362.' Shortly turned was al UP-SO-DOUN. Works [E. and Pe cros tumid VP SO DOUN. E. To GO UPSTAIRS OUT OF THE WORLD. thei clepen holy chirche to turnen alle Ping VPSODOUN as anticristis disciplis. —The sitting up of a woman to see her friends after her confinement . I'se ae day. Poems. a tre. 1360. Ancient Ballads [LILLY]. Drink UPSEES out. 673. ibid. U PSI TTI NG. Cant. UPSIDES wi' him Antiquary. 7. verb.]. GOWER.. Proude clerkis and coueitouse. phr. UPSET. 'a drop of UPSTAIRS. BROME. DEKKER. Ed. Confessio Amantis. Lady of the Lake. HUGHES. In faith. ii. als men may se. are come hither also. WYCLIFFE. Love for Love.g. Nay. from a humble position to consequence. [SMYTH-PALMER : Upside-clown is no doubt . 1481.). (old). UPSO DOWNE. bell ro[n]gun. Misc. 1379. 99. UP-SO-DOWN.v. SCOTT. (colloquial). and UPSITTINGS this twelve month. SO DOWN. cryings out. 1493. Unpub. 1861.DOWN. LATIMER. Tom Brown at Oxford. the feast held on such an occasion. xxxix. or from servitude to power : now recognised. Ang. VI. 1 549. vi. Truly Pis ilk toun schal tylte to grounde. Turned ut.. Me thynketh this court is See APPLE-CART. i. this woful lovere. 6. Jovial Crew.Upset. 1383.E. subs. al torned VP SO DOUN. Yet whoop. subs. Bible. 1378. tho' I won't say but what I might ha' thought 0' BEIN' UPSIDES WI' them. GO UPSTAIRS By your looks you should OUT OF THE WORLD. U PSKI P. a match for. Ibid. UPSTART. Reynard the Fox [ARBER].—To be even with. upside down : also UPSET . CONGREVE.. 397. 1592. 5.T. (London). 'Knight's Tale. these UPSKIPS. ii. candel slekennid. UPSTAIRS. —I. VP-SODOUN schal 3e dumpe depe to pe abyme. and therefore is called ad UP-START. 265 Upstart. Bible. Job xxx. 1340. verb. Serm. What es man in shap bot subs. C. PET ES DOUN.v. 7230. VPSIDOWNE. pafor it es ryght and resoune at Pai be turned UP-SWA-DOUNE. 12. 235. 1607. quasi START UP from clouted shoone. such UPSITTING and gossiping. 1641. To 16 z. Put it not to the hearing of these velvet coats.e. . you that are come from the startups. To BE UPSIDES WITH. a false light of old Eng. so being the old relative pronoun]. subs. UPSIDES. 19]. phr.— TOPSY -TU RVY (q.—To be hanged : see LADDER.' The particular brand varies with the house. UP what (was) DOWN. (B. Bel.. —A special brand of spirits : a bottle usually kept on a shelf : e. quits with. and such a christening . The londe was tourned [?]. Barnaby ! off with thy liquor. be 1816. CHAUCER. 'twarn't altogether spite. These that haue turned the world VPS1DE DOWNE. adv. daun Arcite. Cat/i. (old). A person suddenly raised from poverty to wealth. HAMI'OLE. Prick of Conscience. Bothe habit and eek disposicioun Of him. 1483. U PSO DOWN . Tales. Pat Pe kirk performe it solemply.. 74. CAXTON.). —An UPSTART (q. AlSolog-y for Lollard-r [Camden Soc. and GEosE). [?]. v. ii.

[CenI have no USE for him—don't like him. my UPTAILS-ALL. Winifred . (old and still collo- ward. subs. —To Jottings from jail. (Or ROUND) A 1596. phr. (colloquial) —Of U. fairy. fact. i. [ARBER. Venus Mistaken. and (2) trifling. —A soldier. I got in company with some of the widest people in London. adj. (American). HCSAerideS. 1888. — 1.). 1594. —Topsy- Williams. (old). ). To USE Al' PLACE. I trowe the VRCI1YN will clyme To some promocion hastily. in Shoreditch. the latest : in fashion. 1850. 1889. iii. SHAKSPEARE. boon companions. they are so frivolous. GREENE. —I. -PLATE = handcuffs : cf. Love he doth call For his UPTAILES ALL. 1647-8. URINAL OF THE PLANETS = Ireland : 'because of its frequent and great rains. Hence (3) wantonness. They used TO USE AT a pub. subs. or glass' (B.—Liking. E. [HAwKiNs. (colloquial). URCHINS shall . mischievous . (old). PRIOR. 326. — 1. You may USE me at your pleasure. 1523. foolish. that were the way to make thee travail again. abreast of the times. There found I all was UPSY-TURVY turned. good fellows. c. 1634. = (1 ) roguish. HERRICK. made himself merry with the conceit how easie it was to stride over such URCHIN articles. URCHIN. 2.S. ouphes and fairies. James IV. — To copulate (CHAucER) : see GREENS and RIDE. (old). Am. Like URCHINS. 91. By no means. subs. UP-TO-DATE. URINAL. WORDSWORTH. Rom. 4 Feb. 822. Our Bishop . (American). (1609).. Roy and BARLOW. Verb (old). 'And who's blind now. HACKET. riot. and GRosE) : also (2) an elf. i. . d.-COVE. E. quial). trumpery. phi-. all exercise on thee. or philosophy . URCHIN blasts and ill-luck signs. WEBSTER. 'A chamber-pot. UPWAYS. 1613. sir. ii. mamma?' the URCHIN cried. ill. d. 1602. Merry Wives of Windsor. feel my weapon. adv. GOVERNMENT SECURITIES. U. frequent. Satiromastrix DEKKER.v. USE.. Academy.—Upsubs. Ibid. high jinks . adv. 1877. Feel. COniUS.Upsyturvy. HORSLEY. etc. (q. (thieves'). phr. A good UP-TO-DATE English work on the islands. and spec. haunt. UPTAILS-ALL. Eng. Very well. verb. d. 43]. Reck Me. UPSYTURVY. . (2) revellers. iv. 2. . Trans. Ass. 265. 1721. Waiting woman. whence TO PLAY AT UPTAILS ALL=to copulate : see GREENS and RIDE: a play on this sense and the old card game of uptails all was frequent. S. a half-chiding endearment . No man would find leisure to read the whole 36. 3. MILTON. . the act of kind . Devil's Law-case. subs. as Heidelberg and Cologn. A mischievous child . have the same Name upon the same Account ' (B. the original meaning. 1692.). TemAest. tury]. E. Confusion. 845. Phil. 'a little sorry Fellow' (B. There stood the URCHIN as you will divine. Michael. Drama. in Germany. 4. 170]. TURVY 266 Use. . Hence as aa'j. or sprite : popularly supposed to take the form of a hedgehog.

(colloquial). (thieves'). being out night arter night. Human Nature. 'Walter d. USUAL. 1892. 1855. DANA.—Yes : cf. 1887. DOWNING. roo. cleaned out' to the last real. (old and colloquial). At a Political Picnic. 1887. wear out. Lives. GRANT. Well. As PER USUAL = as usual : pleonastic. . KINGSLEY. Raleigh. vanquished. When I got into Shoreditch I met one or two of the mob. HALIBURTON. and cornpletely USED UP. HORSLEY. 1855. whereof one onely is THE VSUALL of our vulgar.' I take my leave readie to countervaile all your courtesies to THE UTTER of my power. . UZZARD. she got kinder USED UP and beat out. HENLEY. iii. MILLIKEN. 1871. UTTER. Hallo. the utmost : also (modern) QUITE TOO UTTERLY UTTER = very . Westward Ho. Art of Eng. who said. wealth. PUTTENHAM. Poesy.v. Half were USED-UP . —The letter Z. five days down with severe pains of the limbs have left him a 'little weak. (colloquial). The extreme . 1697. (GRosE). May-day in New York. To USE UP.. etc. We have USED UP no fewer than six Irish Secretaries in little more than as many years. — The custom. Such a sight I never saw before . Moving on the first day in May in New York has USED ME UP worse than building forty acres of stone wall. In fact my form's THE BLOOMING UTTER. Culture in the Slums. 1835. I keeps a Dado on the sly. Beer. Hans has been really ill . phr. and luxury were the greatest calamities that flesh is heir to. D. fatigued. Fly Leaves. iii. 267 USH ER.Use. 192. I likes a merry little flutter. subs.' Bin playing some dark little game? I'm keeping mine hup as PER USUAL. DO FOR (q. intj. . subs. Teleg. — 1865. One of the Six Hundred. subs. Ai : a supreme intensive. 'Arry Ballads. The staffe of seuen verses hath seuen proportions.— To exhaust. KANE.. with the scurvy. been out to-day ? Did you touch ? ' So I said USHER. Uzzard. bankrupt.= excellent. 1877. Arctic Exped. (provincial).): whence USED UP = broken-hearted. . THE BLOOMING UTTER= the utmost. CALVERLEY. His whole air had the USED-UP bearing of those miserable dundrearys who affect to act as if youth. ir.' which with him means well USED UP. 72. Yiddish user=it is so. 1589. . and unbeknownest to me used to take opium.' But what is coffee but a noxious berry Born to keep USED-UP Londoners awake? 1876. verb. Jottings from Jail. killed. i. As adj. xxviii. 1856. 5 Mar. AUBREY. Before the Mast.

[Century: sometimes VAGARANT. raunge.g. to wander. Heroditus. . 1641. His eyes are oft VAGRANT.): the first and second fingers are derisively forked out : cf. ). See CASCADE. . VAIN.V.) . e. v. VAC. 1640. COTGRAVE. . Fro thi face I shal be hid. iv.] Whence VAGRANCY (or VAGANCY)= wandering. Therefore did he spend his days in continual labour. E. BARRON. and I shal be VAGAUNT. BROME. 2. Who's TAKING MY NAME IN VAIN?' VAIN-GLORIOUS MAN. gad. subs. 1891. ). Jovial Crew. also VAGRANT. phr . Gen.—I. VALLEY. To TAKE ONE'S NAME IN VAIN. 1 49. (colloquial).1696) : also VAGANT. West End. — ' Wild rambles. apparently simulating VAGARY. subs. stray. 1770. E. CHAPMAN.. see VAGRANT. remoue from place to place. in restless travel. Fork 1900. c. subs. VAGARIE. told me every day last VAC he wouldn't have his house over-run with dogs. Fie ! Canst not yet leave off those VAGANCIES. adj. GOLDSMITH. d. VAGARIES.—To name: a common dovetail on hearing one's name mentioned . Diet. = roving. E.— ' One that Pisses more than he drinks' (c. Descried Village. Hence VAGARIAN = a CRANK (q. —A five-dollar note : v is marked prominently to indicate its value. and continual viages by sea. (old—B. subs. SAarag-us Garden. 305. (B. strolling .1622. extravagant Frolicks ' (1696) . 1696). phr. — 'A wandering Rogue. (American). 2. s. The peop called Phcenices gave themselves to loi VAGARIES. verb. BROME. WHITE. May-day. WycLIF. Bible. . I'll pay you back in the VAC. C.v. I shall be here V with him. VAG. 2. irregular. in endless VAGRANCY. 18. (American). to gad. A symbol of cuckoldry. —Vacation. 161i. VAGARIOUS (or VAGARIST) = whimsical. (old). the letter being occasionally printed in that connection. vagabond. 1796. subs. . iv. erratic. Vaguer. to range . out . (old : now recognised). v. 2. capricious. As often as he turns his back to me. VAGARISH. Sermons. Harry Fludyer at Cambria'ze. 1380. xxxvi.v. —A vagabond. Whence VAG-ACT (police) = the Vagabond Act. CUNNY-THUMB. flit. a strolling Vagabond' (B. roame. 1611. 1685. The pater . WOLCOT.. His house was known to all the VAGRANT train. RICH. 268 Valley. Peter Pindar. (University and schools). 14. Hence TO MAKE V = to make HORNS (q. You have not dealt well with me to put this FAGARY into her foolish fancy. going about doing good.

He was sincerely sorry that Hollis had VAMOSED in that way. chanteur. Has he till ? 1857. (theatrical). E). or VAMPOOSE). corner of Frankfort and Chatham Streets.' Also VANDEMONIAN. and forthwith VAMOSED with their baggage. are justly proud of their horse-flesh. . (q. Amer. E. MUNDY. 2. A robbery.) for PRIGGING (q. How to VAMP to songs. VAMP.v.]. 1. phr. —In p1. with a glance at 'demon. CLEAR OUT (q. The VAN DIEMONIANS.. 1878. decamp. a passable accompaniment is playable at sight by a system which. VALLEY-TAN. I finished the sign and then VAMOOSED. being known. . ii. Undercur. Two Years Ago. Verb. Scribner's Mag. A special manufacture of whiskey sold in Utah. (obsolete Australian). —In p1. and I accordingly VAMOSED.v. subs. My precious partners had VAMOSED THE RANCH. but VAMOSED THE RANCH when they learned that the rangers were here. (common). . 1848. Our A ntifiocles (1855). KINGSLEY. TO VAMOSE THE Land. Commerce. ..v. in America. adj. — A black mailer : Fr. and VAMPER. is in a dangerous condition. — I. I couldn't stand more than this stanza.—I. subs. Yankee Sullivan's house. VAMPO. WOOLSON. 61o.. subs. Nov. Aug.) (B. VANDEMONIANISM. a c. i861. ill.. (American). 201.. VAMPOOSED with the contents of swindling horse-dealer a FAKER (q. i. xxxi. . —this time a little tight. chords. (veterinary).= stockings (B. VAMOSE (VAMOS verb (American). It is beyond dispute that in the hands of the experienced horseVANIPER the most wretched used-up screw in existence may. [Spanish. Southern Sketches. 1876. is 'taught in eight lessons for Spa ' Also as subs. (common).): also (Western) RANCH. 1844. SPOUT VAMPER. A 1848. . 1880. 2.v. —The clown : see SWATCHEL. VAMP 1840. MAYHEW. June. Jui5iter Lights. Scribner's Mag. (Punch and Judy). be made to exhibit an amount of fire and spirit that if persisted in for a longer period would inevitably shake its ramshackle carcass all to pieces. subs. 533. = refooted stockings (B. pertaining to Van Diemen's Land. 82. (old). (American colloquial). by Night. for a brief hour or so. VAMPER (q.e.) of unsound horses : also see VAMP. (thieves'). Hence IN FOR A VAMP= QUODDED (q. subs. and The next night He came again.—i. or permit themselves to be called. GREENWOOD. as they unpleasingly call themselves. — To pawn. 269 Vandemonianism.. Jour.SELBY. Parody on Leigh Hunt's " Abou Ben Adhem. 2. VAMOSED.). — Rowdyism : i. Its occupants received some very ominous premonitions of a downfall. VAMPIRE. etc. subs. 1851-61.] As soon as I could get in to the tunes on the banjo a little." The devil wrote. —i. (American). 31 Jan. subs. E.v. 1876. the old name of Tasmania when a convict settlement. New York Mirror.v. The Camanches came within a league of us. London VAMOOSE—scarper— fly ! 1888. London Li fe. 2. 141. To improvise a musical accompaniment : the key and time 1852.Valley-tan. Lab. Pall Mall Gaz.) : see VAMPER. The ghost : see SWATCHEL. . and verb. —To go. and GRosE). [Advt. May.)=a thief.

HOWITT. Mistake. Unquestionably some of the VAN DIEMENIAN convicts. subs. I never wanted to leave England. subs.] Hence as verb= to boast. You will not wonder that the VAPOURISHNESS which has laid hold of my heart should rise to my pen. subs.—. 18. I have a foolish VAPOUR. Cassell's Magazine. Mr. 440. I wasn't like one of these "Jemmy Grants " (cant term for emigrants ') .). Two Years in Victoria. v. [The ROARING BOYS (q. gentlemen opposite as ranging from the extreme of VANDFMONIANISM IO the extreme of nambypambyism. (colloquial).i. VAPOURING sort (which that nation was then much addicted to). MAGGOTS (q. T641. VAPOUR. with such deriva- with his stick—but not VAPOURINGLY. IX. 7. ostentatious or windy talk.). Here. VANTAGE. [Advt. Victorian Hansard. 1863. i. with thy curious half hundred of pins in't. tives as VAPOURED.v. Twenty-five Welsh cobs. FIELDING. WHEELER.v. VAPOURISING. VANTAGE-LOAF. 367. His designe was. SIDE (q.v. . Ment. 3. (old colloquial). Memoirs. 1759-67. Diary. Bartholomew Fair. (old printers'). — Good paying work. subs. — T. STRYPE. Fights and VAPOURS for him. tymnus. were wont flatly and swaggeringly to contradict everything said. iii. an exaggerated affectation of ' nerves ' or BLUES (q. A ruffian.): a spec. VAN JOHN. cabbers. In pl. 1614. .): spec. VAPOURISE. 1628. 1853. XCV11. A man had better be plagued with all the curses of Egypt than with a VAPOURISH wife. WHISTON. and struts like a juggler. BUSSER. yet at least with quips and snapping adagies to VAPOUR them out. gentlemen : Any man that does VAPOUR me the ass—I do VAPOUR him the lie. etc. and as verb= to fuss. VAPOURER. VANBRUGH. fancies. make TO DO (q. (1630).' A 1552. He's Barst's protection.' I have heard an old VANDEMONIAN observe boastfully. = bluster. 1706.): also (3) whims.). a riotous spendthrift and a notable VAPOURER. Referee. take thy satin pincushion. and VANNERS. I. if he could not refute them. Bartholomew Fair. He VAPOURS like a tinker. 270 Vapour. Houston looked upon the conduct of hon. New Inn. iii. etc. fidget. swagger. one that is the greatest VAPOURER in the world. —A corruption of Vingt-et-un.). phr. a fashionable term for AIRS (q.) of Elizabethan times. VANN ER.v. .v. 22 April.).]. even that to which a bully had previously assented RICHARDSON. CAMDEN. . 3). (old colloquial). II. One of the first acts of the Legislative Assemblies created by the Australian Reform Bill of 1850 was to pass. thou madest such a VAPOURING about yesterday. Afiology for Smec- 1888. 1570. jONSON. SIDNEY. Hist. . v. ix. horse : 2. phr.v. 1867. bully. Also (2). to provoke a quarrel.Van John. ibid. I could always earn a good living . 701. My Lord Berkeley hath all along been . Tristram Shandy. colloquial usage of a recognised word. FAT (q. EideS. was become so VAPOURED and timorous at home that I was ready to faint away if I did but go a few stones'-cast from our own house. iv. subs. 331. Fly. Nay. II. 171.v. Three Colonies of Australia (2nd edit. then. 8 Ap.). 1660-9. CABBER. Elizabeth. 1855.The thirteenth loaf in a BAKER'S-DOZEN (q. Clarissa. in the eighteenth century. PEPYS. SWAGGER (q. Lover's Melancholy. iv. IV. The corporal gave a slight flourish (see JoNsoN. it was the Government as took and sent me out. —A van cf. I 1749. acts levelled against VAN DIEMONIAN expirees. (trade). Pierce. Amelia. MILTON. pardon me my VAPOUR. 1751. STERNE. FORD.

IRVING. Adj. She 1796. groom. vi. D'ARBLAY. VAPOURS me but to 271 V. [A corruption of verdict. 4. 1620. Be fat. Cleo. Whence VARLETRY = the mob. (thieves').Vardo. CRABBE.—A fox. (common). a SNIDEPITCHER (q. like Jemmy Gordon. 2. Gay VARLETRY that come and go. Teleg. — An opinion : e.6 • ' You young VARMINT' [that is. the VARLET That cozened the apostles ! 1778.—To look. GASKELL. ii. scoundrel. Here was flying without any broom-sticks or thing in the world. good-all-round. Women P leas' d. [?]. . . soul in the library were gone to bed. 4 Feb. wrote themes for idle undergrads ' : see VARMINT. (Old Cant). Camilla.). (old colloquial). HUI/Oh. There's money for thee : thou art a precious VARLET.' 161o. 1886. VARDY. and blow thy master backward. SHAKSPEARE.). VARMINT-MAN.. crowd (B. Alma Mater. 56. look at her. Nor to be fretful. JoNsoN. 1771. low fellow. 355. The shouting VARLETRV subs. aay. Was not this a seditious VARLET. swarms of you pretended to be. LATIMER. A VARman spurns a scholarship. was naturally enough a bit of a swell. [Properly = a page. 1826. Sordello. vermin]. i. see. SmoLLETT. All these valourous vAPouRINGS had a considerable effect.] 7827. 1888. — A hack or GHOST (q. VARDO -GILL = a waggoner (GRosE). 1863. rabble. Pol. VARMINT. VARDO THE CARSEY = look at the house. 1549. ii. insensible 1840.— Universal : frequently as an intensive. 1819. (hunting). 2. COOPER. VARLET. 1888. subs. (common). 631. VAPOURISH. 1608. phr. MINT subs. ii. SHERIDAN. C. viii. Cony. subs. [Century]. vii. Uncas. FLETCHER. subs. Tales of the Hall [Works.g. Verb (streets and circus).—Anything troublesome or mischievous : also a half-jocular endearment to a child : e . iii. Senn. Last of the Mohicans. Clinker. VAPOU RED D. VAPOURING D.—A generic reproach : a rogue. The handsome man. or give way To spleen and anger as the wealthy may. T. (University). (University). Decided the hound in question to go for the VARMINT he had found. A lchemi. natty. of censuring Rome. would consider it a degradation to be a fellow. SWIFT. ' That's my VARDY on the matter '= That's what I think. He VARDO. 1809. Knickerbocker. SCOTT VARSAL VARSAL Rivals. VARLET VARSAL.. I am glad you are not the dull. Despite the of the Minister of War.. we have need of all our we'pons to bring the cunning VARMENT from his roost. Sylvia's Lovers. 1710. Well. E.—A waggon. Field.. Ref Edward VI.. my friend and pupil. be fat. (old colloquial).v. Gradus ad Cantab. Varsal. . VARNISHER.—One who utters base money. 7 Feb.] subs. — Spruce. 725. considerably. Antony and V. 7 Ap. observe : e. adj. to tell them this to their beards. All regarded in the light of mean kidnappers and spies—VARMENT as the common people esteemed them.v. iv. i. . BROWNING. Vi.g. or serving-man.sl . 1823. Teleg. I believe there is not such another in the VARSAL world. Every . . Ananias .): ' one who. or VARMINT man. 2.

1864. subs. tear their silk petticoats. GREEN (q. . Their VEALY faces mezzotinted with soot. adj. and spec. VELVET. subs. A rympled VEKKE. VAULTING HOUSE . an artichoke (hearty choke) and caper sauce : see LADDER. Should he make me Live. calfe or VEALE. Cymbeline. (16o7). subs. — Immature. and adj. i. Oxford : the reduction is also affected by American students. VARSITY-TIT. LEAP (q. COTGRAVE. betwixt cold sheets.v. If I could win a lady . I should quickly leap into a wife. (common). VASELINE. (16o5). I have cracked a ring or two there. — Butter. 1639. i.v.] Ibid. Tel. Did. GREASE (q. E. LowELL. Whiles he is VAULTING variable ramps. execution: i. 2. 4495. Hence VAULT. (old colloquial). and but tw good ones). s.—An old woman. (Old Cant).—The first battalion of the Worcestershire Regiment. Northward Hoe. Academy). . . subs. University College. 2. like Diana's priests. 'E coom'd to the parish wi lots 0' VARSITY debt.—The tongue (B.—The school library : named after Dr. D.v. Northern Farmer. by VAULTING into my saddle . (Winchester). 248. Ibid. —University . and GRosE) : especially the tongue of a magsman ' (HoTTEN). as in French and other languages. 6. 1598. . what I could do. VAUGHAN (T H E). (old). 1886. A 1611.. [CHAucER]. subs. How many VAULTERS have I entertained.). (venery). p. calfish.) when done up to BOOKS' (q. .). (colloquial). FLORIO. .v. 272 Velvet. BEEF: in English these terms are now restricted to the dead carcase and not applied to the living animal. The parson —possibly an Old 'VARSITY MAN. 8 May. . VARYING. v. subs. (mili- tary). calves fall' (a jeer it those with spindly legs) . Where I used to spend my afternoons. ferre ronne in age. . . E. Ibid. VAULTING-HOUSE VEALY. (collegiate). I would break down all their glass windows. 1864. VEAL.V. Henry V. 97. VECK. S.SHOP. subs. TENNYSON. Westward Hoe. 3. 2. SHAK SPEAR E. V. VARSITY. 'VEAL will 1_ )e cheap. phr. Now were I in an excellent humour to go to a VAULTING-HOUSE. and VAULTER=a PERFORMER (q. iii. [1599.Varsity. verb =to copulate. —A VULGUS (q. VEIN-OPENERS. phr. — A student of Durham University : in contempt. VEGETABLE-BREAKFAST. —A calf: cf: MUTTON. A .e. . subs. . She has tricks to keep a VAULTING HOUSE under the law's nose. phi-. Veel. MASSINGER. and GRosE).).. New Style. 145.v. phr. . Worlde of Wordes. . . Combat. . (or -scHooL). 1607. subs. . (Royal Military CART - subs.. Vaughan.—A brothel : see NANNY . 133. there al twenty and two good bits RAY a piece of country wit—there al twenty [others say forty] bits in a shoulder of veal. 0 the Gods. DEKKER. (University).v. Un. late the 29th Foot. In a shoulder of VEAL. Romaunt of the Rose. ' ( (Harrow). 1360. subs. phi-.). ..v. among suburb she-gamesters .): see GREENS and RIDE (B.—A hanging. PHRASES. Fireside Travels.

from Parnassus. For when you have possession got Of VENUS'S MARK. VERB- like a man. (or GERUND-) GRINDER. 1607-8. ham. [PEARsoN. 289. and true VELUET-IACKET. 342 [HOTTEN]. To TIP THE VELVET. Betray. 1896. the RITES OF VENUS must be consummated in the temple of Vesta. . Theod. player. 1606. DURFEY .—To gamble with winnings. MONOSYLLABLE. 273 Verb-grinder.—To arrange one's bets so that loss is impossible. I have a singular care of your valetudo. 1772. =the mayor of a city. your English VELVET-CAP is malignant and envious. subs. GERUND.—A velvet pea-jacket. Tutors. 1719. a man in the King's service : in quot. (old). phr. VENUS'S-CELL (OT -MARK) = the female pudendum : see subs. (old colloquial). Ibid. i.—A harlot : see TART. phr. VELVETEEN. phr. 1759-67. I've no SCARS OF VENUS there. 17]. (venery). (common). — A steward in a nobleman's family. 0 monsier. or management that empties a house. FARJEON. (gaming). That he had laboured in VENUS' SECRETE CELLE.—A physician : a velvet-cap formed a distinctive part of a doctor's garb. Twiddle come Tweedle twee. also VENUS'S or SECRET CELL (HIGHWAY HONYPOT). subs.—In pl. phr. 29 Dec. (racing). Teleg. (theatrical). MALKIN.' sed Maxwell. D. It is requisite that the French phisitions be learned and carefull . Also GERUND-GRINDING = the study of grammar. VENUS. Works (1874). And we will enter and strike by the way. Spoken these beauties who call a spade a spade. verb. 16. and she did well' (RAY). VELVET-PEE. phr. IV. (venery). 112. ass.Velvet-cap. GRINDERS. ii. phr. As in the proverbial saying. subs. HEYWOOD. VELVET-CAP. 1. subs. I. III. Though now your blockhead be covered with a Spanish block. 'I'll VENTURE it as Johnson did his wife. STERNE. Early Pofi. leave this job. VELVET-JACKET.. Gil Bias [ROUTLEDGE]. iii. and bear-leaders. (old). BRIDGES.—To tongue a woman (B.—Generic for sexuality : thus. subs. I'd won a matter of five thousand quid.. VENUS'SCURSE = syphilis : see LADIES'FEVER . You whoring rascal. Burlesque Homer. Ret. —A play. 15o8. VENUS'S-GAME (or RITES OF VENUS)= copulation : see GREENS and RIDE. Tristram Shandy. subs. i. verb. VENTILATOR. VENTURER. Such were not for his market . governors. (common). or HONYPOT. John Ford- VENTURE. Pills. he might take a hint from the foreigner in trapping blue rocks. verb.= a gamekeeper. 94]. To PLAY ON VELVET.. 147. Were the English VELVETEENS less conservative and orthodox in his views of what the limits of his duties are. and GRosE). subs. He gaf me many a good certacion.—A schoolmaster or tutor : spec. To STAND ON VELVET. I Edward IV. And come along and bear a bob : Why can't you run the risk of SCARS In Mars' as well as VENUS' wars? 1809. c. and your lashed shoulders with a VELVET-PEE.' said I. 256. phr. Colin Blowbol's Testament [HAzLITT. Poet. He could not stomach 1600. Love's Cure. 'Fortune o' war. BEAUMONT and FLETCHER. With right and holsome predicacion. Now I'm on welvet. (old). a pedantic pedagogue (GRosE). grinnin' and rubbin' my 'ands. E.

CHAFF.— The tread-mill. Cave ! Hence TO KEEP VIC= tO be on the look-out. VEX. new acquaintance a convert. intj. GREEN (q. (London). HORIZONTAL-STAIRCASE WHEEL OF LIFE (q.v.. 59. (thieves'). But the latest flash (colloquial). KEEP YOUR HAIR VESTA.v. ii. Exfier.. Field.v. 274 Vic. and ask his opinion. BRADLEY. subs. Scribner' s Mag. Great pains are taken with the shoeing.. As a man he is welcome to VERT and re-vERT as often as he pleases. VERDANCY and grotesque To LOSE ONE'S VEST. 1864. Old friends call me a pervert. 33. subs. As You Like It. (colloquial). Also as verb. VET. Show his horse's leaving the Church of England for the Roman Communion.CAREGRIN DER. or vice versa'. lose one's temper : cf. Whence VETERAN (or VETERANIZE). 4 Feb. —A perVERT or Con-VERT : spec. — The Victoria Theatre. dered in his noddle a most ingenious device. —A boarding-house. ON!' subs. (q. KNOX. GERUND-GRINDING and parsing are usually prepared for at the last moment. phr. — A soldier listing for a second term of service : also VET. 17 Mar.] subs. (prison). 1788. — 1.).). — In pl. East Anglia : foolscap. A veterinary surgeon. Burton's [BARTLETT]. the other day I was addressed as a VERT. 4. 1853. feet to a VET.g. I must comfort THE WEAKER VESSEL.v. lxvi. —The half-quarter of a sheet of [Voc. subs. Gil Bias [Roty rLEDGE]. Forget his appearance.—A gold watch. Oliver Walford. 168. (American).—i. VERITES (Charterhouse). 114. Also 2. (Felsted School). 'Vex for you ' : cf. VERDANCY = rawness. subs. A warning of a master's approach . Ev.). (American) = a VETERAN (q. VESSEL was used for themepapers formerly at Bury School. 1600. THE WEAKER VESSEL. as doublet and hose ought to show itself courageous to petticoat. PULL DOWN YOUR VEST. 790. phr. VERT. Oct. Echo. by which to keep this troublesome young lordling in awe. A pedant.Verdant. verb. Adv.] Vic. a GERUND-GRINDER. of a VERT [ Union Rev. VEST. a mere plodder. (Stock Exchange). aa'v. 1888. Winter Evenings. of VERDANT Green [Title]. VERGE. Day Book. [A corruption of OLIVERITES. The VERB-GRINDER engen- subs.). phr. 1888. saying with which we are blest Is to tell a man quietly. II. 1825-7. 1838-55. inexperienced. SHAKSPEARE. . 2. HONE. a petty tyrant.v. May]. (American).' 1875-6. — A woman : see I Peter in. VESSEL. (Winchester College). (common). = Railway Investment Company Deferred Stock. one (colloquial). (q. PULL DOWN YOUR VEST. after Dr. VERTICAL . RICHMOND. phr.—So much the worse for : e. adj. —A street catch-phrase of no special meaning. MALKIN.— VERDANT. ago. verb= to re-enlist. (Christ's Hospital). Atlantic. 'easily TAKEN IN' Events Whence inexperience. 1878. 1809. Simple. 7. which is under the direct charge of the accomplished VET employed by that department.). VETERAN.—To get angry. subs. without trenching on his foolish father's instructions. verb. (colloquial).

Ital.. subs. subs. All VICTUALLERS do so. lated to 'catch the eye. WEBSTER.. SHAKSPEARE. of a mother and child.). 1661. subs. — A pander : the legitimate trade of a tavern-keeper was frequently but a cloak for intrigue and bawdry .v. VICTUAL. 1859. the DUMPLING-DEPOT (q. VIEWY. (American). there's another indictment upon thee. phr. Baltimore Sun. (provincial). (old). the BREAD-BASKET (q. . it happened that the VIGILANCE COMMITTEE became often a term of [BARTLETT]. fagiana (=bean-box). in a bad sense of the word. in armed opposition and defiance to the regularly constituted tribunals of the country. and to stop outrages on private property. Marry. FUNNY (q. Lond. 2. The Mayor in reply states that he considers himself a 'VIGILANCE COMMITTEE enough for him and his comrades. 1858. What's a joint of mutton or two in a whole Lent. c. I.' calcu- Few people abroad.). The final proceedings of the civil authorities in the case were. Lab. A hand-bill calling a meeting to form a VIGILANCE COMMITTEE to suppress certain secret movements among the coloured population.—Showy. Rev. petted. A Protestant congregation was broken up and a part of its members marched on a Sunday from their place of worship to the town jail. He was VIEWV. and that was all . 30 Sep. Californian : a self-constituted body of men ostensibly for the purpose of administering justice or protecting the public interests in places where the regular authorities were either unable or unwilling to execute the laws : cf: LYNCHLAW. phr. 1848. subs. American [Century]. Governor Wise addressed a letter to Mayor Mayo. cossetted : spec. 499. Ed/n. Hence VIGILANT == a member of such a committee. 2 Henry IV.). VIEWPOINT. (common). 27 5 Vigilance-committee. cxlv. 562 adj. (colloquial). 3.v. KINKY (q. Cure fora Cuckold. or what they called justice. A man's identification with the movement was taken as proof that he was VIEWV and unfit for leadership. in other lands. 1593. 1851-61. i. III.' and who had never seen any crime but what their own strong legal institutions and efficient police could detect and punish. This informer comes into Turnbull street.v. Loss and Gain. Visionary. i July. according to our American notions of right and law. panier an pai n . contrary to the law — Hostess. ii. from the general VIEWPOINT of the time. VIGILANCE-COMMITTEE.). IN ONE'S VICTUALS. 1858.. 230. v. The manner in which the details of a history are presented should be judged from the standpoint of the writer. New York Tribune. and there falls in league with a wench. for suffering flesh to be eaten in thy house. and therefore deems it unnecessary to adopt any unusual measures against the proposed movement. (or VICTUALLING-DEPARTMENT -OFFICE). phr. 4.Victual. as gross a violation of justice as VIGILANCE COMMITTEE or lynching mob was ever guilty of. to a VICTUALLING HOUSE. adding that he would use force in prohibiting such meeting from being held on the Capitol square. . VICTUALLER.--I. MAYHEW. 1877. Also VICTUALLING HousE=a house of accommodation. (colloquial).—A point of view. hence many equivocal allusions. and which openly administered summary justice. Fr. iv. could possibly conceive such a state of things as would justify the formation and independent action of an association which set itself above all formal law. . Therefore. who had been trained from infancy to revere 'the majesty of the law.— The stomach. Annals of San Francisco. [The chests of drawers] would hold together for a time . — In favour. (colloquial). NEWMAN. i8[1. but the slaughterers cared only to have them VIEWY and cheap.—Orig.

spec. rolled up his sleeves. xl. DEKKER. a sagacity. The outlying districts are not sacred to VILLADOM. Virginia City is sobering down with the ebbing tide into substantial. reproach.. ville. a vim. 254. adj.—Cheating at cards. xxxv. VILLAIN! most dearest ! my i. a wide practical reach. 276 Vinegar. the middle classes. Winter's Tale. 7]. phr. 416. (common). PALMER. (cornmon). and the second was alive after he was cut down. and made more efficient. Hence ROMEVILE= London (see Rum. The first man hung by the San Francisco VIGILANCE COMMITTEE was dead before he was swung up.S. MCCLURE. Auto. and toure and toure. S.—A town : cf: Fr.' Bing out bien morts. extravagance. 0 15er se 0. 73. Mr. 1886. HEAD.BUSTLER. — A jocular self-reproach : e. 1878. or ' I'm as mild a VILLAIN as ever scuttled a ship. of a Gifisy. (colloquial). subs. AINSWORTH.' Also as an endearment.). VILE. We are of those who believe that our system of school management can be improved. legitimate business . and people pointed to it as a sign that society in California was utterly and perhaps irredeemably impure and disorganised. bing out of the ROMEVILE. Also see PEPPER. . Rocky Mountains. to ROME-VYLE. 417. Caveat. 5o5]. however. with the best judgment in all cases.g. snap. Pall Mall Gaz. Life. subs. (Old Cant). 1891. ' Bing out.Vile. VIM. CAREW. 86. I want a little ready cash in RumVILLE—beg pardon. . University slang [Latin].. SHAKSPEARE. BOWLES [MERRIAM.— Felsted village. II. X.. VILLADOM The men . have . ma'am.. 1882. 1885. phr. And DEUCE- prig and cloy so benshiply All the A-VILE within. 1622. . (old). subs. Ibid. Providence Press. Bien morts. N. subs. 1869. 2. 17 Ap. unconsidered or the reverse. (Old Cant). 199. VINCENT'S-LAW.—The d. ViLL. . [Century.—London. VI LLAGE . subs. VILLAIN. Byng we subs. 1876. subs. The VILE'S readered all hover with these 'ere stiffs. ' I'm a bit of a VILLAIN myself. that I do not believe can be matched anywhere in the world. Also the HARDWARE VILLAGE= Birmingham. E. or activity can be infused into it. 8 Jan. Rookwood (1864). but . of the suburbs votes for the internal divisions of London. London. 1604. We believe that more of vim. activity. to the manifest advantage of every interest. a boldness. VINEGAR. (common). Sweet collop. subs. — Spirit. and squared off with a vim and determination that sometimes makes victory half assured. —An active petty thief : a picker-up of trifles. I): DEUCE-A-VILE = the country : also DEAUSEAVILLE and DAISYVILLE. New York Herald. New and Old. VILLA DOM. subs. 1834. phr. Rogue. and jolly progress of a new camp. (Felsted School). Tour through Eng. but Helena has all the vim. A little over a year ago one committee of VIGILANTES in Eastern Montana shot or hung nearly sixty [horse-thieves] —not. recklessness. HARMAN. ROOSEVELT VILLAGE (THE). and again in the suburban boroughs. Fullerton figuratively jumped into the ring. We made a long round back to VILE. —A cloak (B. 1888. 1875. I mean. energy : orig. Fort. (gam- ing). . world of suburban residents . 1612. Rev. 29 Feb. 1567.

in pl. endeavoured a pacification. subs. 1696). subs. i. phr. 236. —A Virtue Betrayed.—Virginity. snarling. An onion : spec. E.-. Take my daughter : but If thou dost break her VIRGIN-KNOT before All sanctimonious ceremonies may With full and holy rite be minister'd.KNOT. temp. phr.V iolet. subs. (or GARDEN-VIOLET). George II. VISH. VIOLET 277 subs. (old). 23. but as proud as the devil. 1609. Vixen.—Smok- VIRGIN H EAD. 1605. d. subs. c. Eden. the maidenhead. (common). SYLVESTER. BEAUMONT.— Cross. and was no VIOLENTO in the Troubles of Francford. (common).—The 7th Dragoon Guards. —A violent subs. 1590. (B. No curtain there. ing.GUARD. — A zig-zag rail fence . TerniSest. To WALK A VIRGINIA FENCE= to reel : of drunken men.In pl. Shall be before thy VIRGIN-TREASURE drawn. A Rapture. (Christ's Hospital). VIRGIN MARY'S BODY . — The female pudendum . (or FIxEN). 662. Two foes of honord name in Honor's bed (The field) desirde (like virgins newly wiues) To lose their valour's lusty VIRGIN. Also (2). J. Epilogue The VISOR-MASK that ventured her half-crown. turbulent. cf.— . subs.). —The maiden-head. but. 120].TREASURE. ph . (old). iV. snappish. PEELE. HEAD. 1611. subs. she Old Wives' Tale.' VIRGIN. in pl. (American).=sageand-onion stuffing. (Stock Exchange). harlot : see TART. how ungraciously the chatteth. 1682. [In allusion to the girdle worn by Greek and Roman maidens when of marriageable age. snarling man or woman. A . you see what she is. whoring. SHAKSPEARE. virginity. phr. (q. —I. CAREW. subs. Worthies. plir. ' Cumberland. the chaste VIRGIN-HEAD Of a dear fish. or a great twohanded female.spring onions used as a salad.ill-tempered. (venery). (venery). FULLER. a WORM-FENCE (q.] VIRGIN . see MONOSYLLABLE. ' vicious ' : formerly PASSY Thither must I To see my love's face. BANKS.—' A masculine woman.' i. and the veriest VIXEN that lives upon God's earth. 3. When a man confesses to abstention from tobacco and intoxicating liquors he is perversely said to have no virtues. a scold. 1638. VIRAGO. By VIXEN the gods.' There my enfranchised hand on every side Shall o'er thy naked polish'd ivory slide.—An ill-natured.. subs. 1563. 1. Scourge of Folly. with all meekness. subs. adj. [They served under Maria Theresa of Austria. FURIOSO. man : etc. subs.MASK. In the Raign of Queen Mary he fled beyond the Seas.v.] LEY. (military).). (colloquial). iv. Woman Hater. VIRTUE. Not known of man. 1662. . (old). Unlike it is Such blessed state the noble flowr should miss Of VIRGIN-HEAD. VIOLENTO. 1607.v. though of transparent lawn. chastity. VISOR.. VIRGIN . I think this be the curstest quean in the world . a termagant.Mius and Virginia [DODSOld Plays (HanATT).= Virginia New Funded Stock. yet pure and undeflower'd. GLORIOSO. VIXEN VIRGINIA-FENCE. DAVIES. to his might. Also VIXENISH (or VIXENLY) =. a little fair. drinking.

' said the pertinacious VIXEN. a trimmer.. E. Matrimony's the spot where I expect you. brothel : see VULGUS.O. 1709. went on together. (Old Cant). Examen. that her Maid assails.g. [FARMER. Provoked Wife. SHAKSPEARE. d. 1753. phr. c. iii. The shrill biting talk of a VIXENISH wife.. subs. a great leap in the dark. xiv. The VULGUS (commonly supposed to have been established by William of Wykeham at Winchester. Heart. RICHARDSON. 1837. 1840). VOL-GYM. my voLANT. Ovid s Art of I hate a VIXON. 1866. vocABulary. subs. p. Love. : e. subs. Felix Holt. and presently that young lady discovers that she is not likely to get cracked up as a VOCALIER. she is fierce. and did not declare on which side they would fall. VIXENLY as she looks many people are seeking . 1740. As adj. . singer.) 1856. and raise miserable combustions in the world. 63. VOWEL. Mid. TO VOWEL a debt. 129. DICKENS.v.—To give an I. VOLUNTARY. (Harrow School). subs. 18ot . CONGREVE. (old). Eng. Scarlet Letter. And scratches with her Bodkin. (Charterhouse). And. =giddy. 1850. 278 Vulgus. — A copy of verses written occasionally by some in Sixth Book and Senior Part ex proprio motu (MANSFIELD.—A Jack-ofboth-sides. that stampt in a mould . and breaking God's peace and the King's. Hence VULGus-BooK =a CRIB (q. The second a VOUCHER.—The act of kind. 1680.. Ibid.. 2. Pickwick. really do themselves embroil things. (venery). (Winchester : obsolete). xi. 474. man or woman 'that passes off False Money for sham coyners ' (B. to shelter themselves under the wing of the federal eagle. NORTH. Poetry of Anti-Jacobin. 1. Sermons. 'That may be very honourable in you. 4. 'Tis enough. xxii. and . Public School Word- book. quick flame. verb. 1677. HAWTHORNE. 'Black Procession' MUSA PEDESTR1S). flighty. — Voluntary : e.). copulation : see GREENS and RIDE.—A dictionary. a SNIDE-PITCHER (q. She was a VIXEN when she went to school . Grandison. (common). Ibid. begin with the sister. (old).g. xv. VOWEL. Int. subs. Tom Brown's Schooldays.—A Latin epigram : four or six lines long. phr. .ANT spark. and done enough on the one side or the other to have kept the fire alive. His VIXEN brawls. subs. VOCAB. . phr. to put off his gold. HOBBE'S-VOYAGE. Antiquary.MAU LER. The eddying smoke. . ELIOT. 1876.—An indistinct speaker.). though she be but little. Golden Let things alone. adj. I. VANBRUGH. (Winchester). subs. Night's Dream.—A 1816. HUGHES. 1849-61. VROW-CASE. [See FARMER.' VOCAL! ER. The first was a Coiner. 274. (Aside) So now I am in for HOBBE'S VOYAGE. (cornmon). 3. Vol. v.Vocab. BESANT and RICE. MACAULAY. SCOTT. ii. So Tom Smart and his clay-coloured gig with the red wheels. 325.) .—A NANNY-SHOP. 1592. Poe's Sufremacy. BARROW. And SO they kept the VOLANT a good while. and voi. Bel. and the VIXENISH mare with the fast pace. iii. U. Butterfly. c. subs. I'll not fail. VOUCH ER. VOYAGE. 1697.v. VOLANT. xvii. A VIXENLY pope. . Hist. or her Nails. The Dutch had acted the VOLANT. These fiery VIXENS . (American). — A subs. my self-conducted quill. Yes.

Dow. Deacon's Master dhiece. I vum is just the same in spirit as I vow. 'I swear to God. 86. . non-prefect. Margaret. 1865. more for the sake of the lines which were learnt by heart with it than for its own intrinsic value. 265. I vum. is a short exercise in Greek or Latin verse. in the school was required every night to produce a copy of verses of from two to six lines on a given theme—four or six lines for the upper classes.— 1856. as I've always understood) . The mention of a VULGUS requires some explanation. imported to Rugby by Arnold. (American). DI. I vum. and a diabolical falsehood' is synonymous with a devilish lie. what's the matter ? ' .e. two for the lowest. 1883. SWAN. instead of saying. What though. Sermons. on a given subject.' you say. TROLLOPE. Every inferior. This was independent of a weekly verse task of greater length. Vum. JuDD. i.Vulgus. phr. The Deacon swore (as Deacons do) With an I dew vum.' said he. 279 Vum.' or an 'I tell yeou. I'm sorry .' 1870. 'I vow ' : cf. I declare to goodness ? ' It is as much the same thing as a bobolink with a new coat of feathers. . What I Remember. because everybody— the vuLcus—had to do it. A mild expletive or oath. I suppose. the minimum number of lines being fixed for each form. HoLm ES. and was called a vuLcus.

446]. and WABBLY sounds uncertain emotions. Hence wABBLER=a fluent speaker. have I encountered. a WABBLING (q. victimise. Also WIBBLE-WABBLE (a reduplication).' Whence as subs. play 'fast and loose. shamble. —A roll of bank-notes hence generic for money : see RHINO. (or WADDLING)= an ungainly walk. a chattering fool. ABASH. WADDLY. 1896. When . move unsteadily. fickleness. in. slouch. Times. That in the field there scarce a corner was Left free by them. the top falls on the table .). 1595. ROCKY (q. DRAYTON. 1605. by the rood. WHACK. verb (old). First Principles.—` To go like a duck' (B. has been the great drawback. . 37. WADDLE. Also derivatives : WADDLER. (provincial). to toddle. — 1. 102.—To make free use of one's tongue. (American).'] 1862. GROVE. Romeo and Then she could stand alone . 3. to such an extent that his whole singing was a bad WOBBLING trill. A boiled leg of mutton. 21 Oct. WABBLE WOBBLE). . 11/00nCa0". it falls into a certain oscillation. WABBLY =unsteady. . and it would have required George Appo himself to have touched me for my WAD. WABBLER =a waverer. . swindle. LILLARD. They tread and WADDLE all the goodly grass.) gait. (old. 1887.' 'blow hot and cold. 170. vacillation . verb (American). shaky. 1876. WADDLINGLY.. xiii 1883. (or verb subs. described by the expressive though inelegant word— WOBBLING.—I.= unsteady movement. Dismal sounds may express dismal emotions. See See WABBLE.' ship. Dict. sway unevenly. made use of the tremolo upon every note. Hence.v. Hence (2) to vacillate. whilst anxious only to make a small WAD for themselves. GURNEY [Nineteenth Century. To rock from side to side. and soft sounds soft emotions. Many scores of these philanthropists. nay. shuffler.—To cheat. xx. to be ready of LIP (q. 2. She could have run and WADDLED all about. Even in these days I knew a thing or two about poker. FRANCIS. i. . 280 Waddle. Music. 1898. WABBL ER. Jack's Court- Juliet. CLARK RUSSELL. 509. and still colloquial). WACK. The wind had raised a middling stiff WOBBLE on the water. owing to the imperfect fit. [JoHNsoN : 'a low barbarous word. E.). . The WABBLING of the shot.v. . (Western American). Ferri . trimmer. 3. Saddle and Mocassin. subs. WAD.Wabash. 1879-89. SPENCER.) . who have spent their lives in looking for men to enrich. etc. Poker Stories. SHAKSPEARE.v. as subs.

. WAFER-WOMAN. a male bawd. subs. Knickerbocker. WAFRICANS. Poems (The Head- Thanks. so that there is no danger of the use of the term to clash with WAFRICANS. Thus is the language murdered to the disgust of the purist. It knows it cannot move fast . the knaves are rooks. or something of the sort. There were no less than 25 lame ducks who WADDLED OUT OF THE ALLEY. 1888. The gaming fools are doves. subs. WADERS are of as much service on the swampy ground round the pool as for actually reaching fish rising some way out.halter. Gaz. Every member WADDLED home as fast as his short legs could carry him. Woman-hater. 1. WAG. Bears for a fall. subs. wheezing as he went with corpulency and terror.—To make default on the Stock Ex change: cf: LAME DUCK. verb.Waddler.' mad wag . D. A ford . Gryll Grange. snuffing and whining—in their eagerness to get on. (Australian). Also WAFERER =a pander.— To WADDLE OUT OF THE ALLEY. (old colloquial). 3 Mar. Rev. Field. subs. — A loafer. 1885. subs. It was a WADE of nearly a mile. 1787. Certainly. JAW (q. 4 Ap.. on my knowledge. 1809. 3. D. a ROGUE (q. Ibid. 7 Feb. 281 437. WADDLER. STEPHENS. At my years and discretion. (colloquial). WADE. subs. There is already a WAFRICANA Syndicate. cousin. very kind . 1607.. 9. Do you think me a babe? Am I not able. WA D DY. half-affectionate . ' mad wag. WAFFLING—that is. (common). phr.—To talk incessantly.v. every WAFER-WOMAN Will undertake it.v. Now pick a thickish WADDY up And plug my wound behind.v. 186°.—I. Prologue to The Maid of Bath. as the people say. 1771. an idle sauntering person.. 1874. generous colonial. (Stock Exchange). I didn't know much about bulls and bears. GARRICK. Wag. xviii. i. and. XXV.. subs. Fort. IRVING.= generic for West African stocks and shares : cf.): at Durham School= to talk nonsense. Stock Exchange]. WAFFLES. 1846. to deliver A letter handsomely? is that such a hard thing? Why. (old). it Sep. xliii. An ardent votary of fly and bank-fishing. procuress. . West. (old). WA FRICAN.). BEAUMONT. phr.]. and is said to VADDLE OFF. verb (printers'). 1765. Change-alley bankrupts WADDLE OUT lame ducks. and (2) the act of wading. Eng. (common). Also as a half-jocular. WAFFLE = to bark. Bulls are speculators for a rise. WESTRALIAN. Maid of the Mill. go-between. Out they went into the bleak bitterness. Thou art very. —In pl. and scorns to do more than WADDLE away moderately. A lame duck is a man who cannot pay his differences. with NVADERS and a two-handed rod. and another is nickname. 1901. and every now and then the water just touched the ponies' bellies. 1885. —A walking-stick : properly a warclub. A buffoon. PEACOCK. to yelp. Whitehall Evening 1Vews [quoted in FRANCIS. MARRYAT.—i. Teleg-.. Peter SinzAble. WAFFLE.): cf. CLACK (q. Kaffirs have been far too long established to lay any claim to the title Safricans. I know very well what a lame duck is to my cost. BICKERSTAFF. less Troofier).. 632. Tel. 'Twas no set meeting. He was obliged to WADDLE: if A bawd . v.—A duck. In Stock Exchange slang. prov. III. 458. Also WADERS= long water-proof boots : used by sportsmen for wading through water.) . [Probably WAG-HALTER (q. practical joker. [Cf. 1. the dogs running before them. ii.' etc.] 1888. One thing beloved in the Stock Exchange is abbreviation . droll. 29 Sep. for there was no WAFER-WOMAN with her These three days.

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slur. As ad]. =' Arch, Gamesome, Pleasant' (B. E.). As verb (or WAGGLE) = generic for (I) playful or sportive, and (2) mocking, scornful, or derisive motion. Hence WAGGERY, WAGGISHNESS, WAGGISH, etc. C. 1550. UDAL, Roister Doister [K. 0.,
1. 492].

1820. IRVING, Sketch-book, 434. It left Brom no alternative but to draw upon the funds of rustic WAGGERY in his disposition.

1828. Eng. S.fiy, I. 189. The man upon that half-starved nag Is an exS-ff, a strange WAG, Half flash and half a clown. 1848. THACKER" Book of Snobs, xviii. She . . . WAGGLES her little hand before her face, as if to blow you a kiss, as the phrase is. 1851. LONGFELLOW, Golden Legend, vi. Let us see what the learned WAG maintains With such a prodigal waste of brains.

1592. G. HARVEY, Foure Letters, Pref. But mildly and calmly shew how discredit reboundeth upon the anthors, as dust flyeth back into the WAG'S eyes that will needs be puffing it up.
1600.

SHAKSPEARE,

Much Ado,

I. 119. I know you by the WAGGLING of

your head. Ibid. (r6ot), Henry V. 3. Let me see the proudest He, that dares most, but WAG his finger at thee. 1600. JoNsoN, Cynthia's Revels, ii. 1. A wanton WAGGING of your head. Ibitl (1609), EISictene, v. 1. Let's wanton it a little and talk WAGGISHLY.
1607. HEYWOOD, Fair Maid of the Exchange [Works, mm. 661. And with the

2. (school). - THE WAG = truancy. As verb (or TO PLAY, or HOP, THE WAG) = to be truant : also CHARLEY-WAG (q.v.).
1851-61. MAYHEW, Lond. Lab., iii. 207. They often persuaded me to HOP THE WAG.

Nymphes that haunt the silver streames, Learne to entice the affable young WAGGE.
1607. DEKKER, Northward ill. 2. WAG. . . WILT be secret?

1876. HINDLEY, Cheafi Jack, 59. Readier TO PLAY THE CHARLEY - WAG than to be . . . in any prominent position in his class or form. 1901. WALKER, In the Blood, 13. They had WAGGED it from school, as they termed it, which was an unvarying practice of theirs, and meant truancy in all its forms.

Hoe,

161z. Bible, Matthew xxvii. 39. And they that passed by reviled him, WAGGING their heads.
1635. QUARLES, Emblems 11. 12. Let ditch-bred wealth henceforth forget ' to WAG Her base though golden tail.

Verb supra.

(old). - i.

See

subs.

SEI.DEN, Table Talk, 97. He did by the Parliament as an Ape when he bath done some WAGGERY.

d.

1654.

2. (colloquial).-To stir, move, make way, progress.
1546. HEYWOOD, Proverbs. Let the world WAGGE and take mine ease in mine inne. 1600. SHAKSPEARE, As You Like It, Thus may we see, quoth he, how the world WAGS.

1655.

Corn. Hist. Frtzncion,

iv. 22.

He said to the three bales who stood with their hats in their hands, Tell me, you WAGGS, etc. 1677. WYCHERLEY, Plain Dealer, i. 1. Jack, thou thinkest thyself in the Forecastle, thou'rt so WAGGISH. STEELE, Taller, 184. A WAG is the last order even of pretenders to wit and humour.
1710. 1726.

7.

3. (colloquial).-To go, be off, depart, begone.
1589. PUTTENHAM, Art of Eng. Poesie, 194. It is said by maner of a

VANBRUGH,

don, Ili. r.

Journey to LonSir Fran. A prodigious civil

gentleman, uncle ; and yet as bold as Alexander upon occasion. Unc. Rich. Upon a lady's occasion. Sir Fran. Ha, ha, you are a WAG, uncle.

prouerbial speach that he who findes himselfe well should not WAGGE.
1684. BUNYAN, Pilgrim's Progress, They made a pretty good shift to WAG ALONG.

ii.