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A flock of geese; 10.
A post chaise; 5.
A horseman ; 2.

A man or woman walking ; 1.
Tray Trip. An ancient game like Scotch hop, played on

a pavement marked out with chalk into different com

partments. Trencher Cap. The square cap worn by the collegians.

at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. TRENCHER MAN. A stout trencher man ; one who has a

gnod appetite, or, as the term is, plays a good knife and

fork. TRESWINS. Threepence. Trib. A prison : perhaps from tribulation. TrickUM LEGIS. A quirk or quibble in the law. Trig. The point at which schoolboys stand to shoot their marbles at taw ; also the spot whence bowlers deliver the

bowl. To Teig it. To play truant. To lay a man trigging; to

knock him down. TRIGRYMATE. An idle female companion. TRIM. State, dress. In a sad trim ; dirty.-Also spruce or

fine: a trim fellow. TRIM TRAM. Like master, like man. TRIMMING. Cheating, changing side, or beating. I'll

trim his jacket; I'll thresh him. To be trimmed ; to be

shaved ; I'll just step and get trimmed. TRINE. To bang ; also Tyburn., TRINGUM TRANGU M. A whim, or maggot. TRINING. Hanging. TRINKETS. Toys, bawbles, or nicknacks. Trip. A short voyage or journey, a false step or stumble,

an error in the tongue, a bastard. She has made a trip;

she has had a bastard. Tripe. The belly, or guts. Mr. Double Tripe; a fat

man. Tripes and trullibubs; the entrails : also a jeering

appellation for a fat man. TO TROLL. To loiter or saunter about. TROLLY LOLLY. Coarse lace once much in fashion. TROLLOP. A lusty coarse sluttish woman. TROOPER. You will die the death of a trooper's horse, ,

that is, with your shoes on; a jocular method of telling

any one he will be hanged. Tror. An old trot; a decrepit old woman. A dog trot, a

A gentle pace.


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TUM TROTTERS. Feet. To shake one's trotters at Bilby's ball,

where the sheriff pays the fiddlers ; perhaps the Bilboes ball, i. e. the ball of fetters : fetters and stocks were anci

ently called the bilboes. To TROUNCE. To punish by course of law. TRUCK. To exchange, swop, or barter ; also a wheel

such as ship's guns are placed upon. TRULL. A soldier or a tinker's trull ; a soldier or tinker's

female companion.-Guteli, or trulli, are spirits like women, which shew great kindness to men, and hereof it is that we call light women trulls. Randle Holms's Aca

demy of Armory. TRUMPERY. An old whore, or goods of no value; rub

bish. TRUMPET. To sound one's own trumpet; to praise one's

self. TRUMPETER. The king of Spain's trumpeter; a braying

His trumpeter is dead, he is therefore forced to sound his own trumpet. He would make an excellent trumpeter, for he has a strong breath ; said of one having

a fætid breath. TRUMPS. To be put to one's trumps: to be in difficulties,

or put to one's shifts. - Something may turn up trumps; something lucky may happen. All his cards are trumps :

he is extremely fortunate. TRUNDLERS. "Peas. TRUNK. A nose.

A nose. How fares your old trunk ? does your nose still stand fast? an allusion to the proboscis or trunk of an elephant. To shove a trunk : to introduce one's self unasked into any place or company. Trunk-maker

like; more noise than work. Trusty TROJAN, or TRUST Y TROUT, A true friend. Try on. To endeavour. To live by thieving. Coves who

try it on ; professed thieves. TRYNING. See TRINING. Tu QUOQUE. The mother of all saints. TUB THUMPER. A presbyterian parson. TUCKED UP. Hanged. A tucker up to an old bachelor or

widower ; a supposed mistress. Tuft Hunter. An anniversary parasite, one who courts

the acquaintance of nobility, whose caps are adorned with

a gold tuft. TUMBLER. A cart; also a sharper employed to draw in

pigeons to game ; likewise a posture-master, or rope-dancer. To shove the tumbler, or perhaps tumbril; to be whipt at the cart's tail.


To Tene. To beat: his father tuned him delightfully : per

haps from fetching a tune out of the person beaten, or from a comparison with the disagreeable sounds of instru,

ments when tuning. To Tup. To have carnal knowledge of a woman. Tup. A ram : figuratively, a cuckold. Tup RUNNING. A rural sport practised at wakes and fairs

in Derbyshire; a ram, whose tail is well soaped and greased, is turned out to the multitude; any one that can take him by the tail, and hold him fast, is to have him for

his own. T-D. There were four t-ds for dinner : stir t-d, hold

t-d, tread t-d, and must-d: to wit, a hog's face, feet and chitterlings, with mustard. He will never she a seaman's t-d; i. e. he will never make a good seaman. Turf. On the turf; persons who keep running horses, or

attend and bet at horse-races, are said to be on the turf. TURK. A cruel, hard-hearted man. Turkish treatment;

barbarous usage. Turkish shore ; Lambeth, Southwark,

and Rotherhithe side of the Thames. TURKEY MERCHANT. A poulterer. TURNCOAT. One who has changed his party from interested

motives. TURNED UP. Acquitted ; discharged. TURNIP-PATED. White or fair-haired. TURNPIKE MAN. A parson; because the clergy collect

their tolls at our entrance into and exit from the world. TUZZY-MUZZY. The nionosyllable. TWADDLE. Perplexity, confusion, or any thing else: a fa

shionable term that for a while succeeded that of bore. See

BOŘE. TWANGEY, or STANGEY. A north country name for a tay


Tweague. In a great tweague : in a great passion. Twea-
: guey ; peevish, passionate. !
To TWEAK. To pull: to tweak any one's nose.
TWELVCR. A shilling.

An effeminate looking fellow.
IN Twig. Handsome ; stilish. The cove is togged in

twig; the fellow is dressed in the fashion. To Twig. To observe. Twig the cull, he is peery; oba

serve the fellow, he is watching us. Also to disengage, snapasunder, or break off. To twig the darbies; to knock

off the irons. Twiss. (Irish) A jordan, or pot de chambre. A Mr. Richard р.


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T YN Trviss having in his“ Travels” given a very unfavourable rescription of the Irish character, the inhabitants of Dublin, by way of revenge, thought proper to christen this utensił by bis name--suffice it to say that the baptismal rites were not wanting at the ceremony. On a nephew of this gentleman the following epigram was made by a fr end of ouis:

Perish the country, yet my naine

Shall ne'er in story be forgot,
But still the more increase in fame,

The more the country goes to pot.
Twist. A mixture of half tea and half coffee ; likewise

brandy, beer, and eggs. A good twist; a good appetite.

To twist it down apace; to eat heartily. Twisted." Executed, hanged.: To Twit. To reproach a person, or remind him of favoules, *** conferred.

T'wvITTER. All in a twitter ; in a fright. Twittering is : also the note of some small birds, such as the robin, &c. TWITTOC. Two. Cant. TWO HANDED Put. The amorous congress. Two THUEVES BEATING A ROGUE. A man beating his. {"hands against his sides to warm himself in cold weather;

ralled also beating the booby, and cuffing Jovas. Two To ONE Shop. A pawnbroker's: alluding to the

three blue balls, the sign of that trade: or perhaps to its į being two to one that the goods pledged are never re

deemed. '; ikis T'WO-HANDED. Great. A two-handed fellow or wench; s a great strapping man or woman. Tye. A néckcloth. TYBURN Blossom. A young thief or pickpocket, who in.

time will ripen into fruit borne by the deadly never-green. TYBURN TIPPET. A halter; see Latimer's sermon before

Elsvara VI. A.D: 1549. TYBURN Top, or FORETOP. A wig with the foretop:

combed over the eyes in a knowing style; such being much woru by the gentlemen pads, scamps, divers, and

other knowing hands. TYKE. A dog, also a clown; a Yorkstrire tyke. TYNEY. - See TINEY.

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boasts without reason, or, as the canters say, pisses more

than he drinks. VALENTINE. The first woman seen by a man, or man seen

by a woman, on St. Valentine's day, the 14th of February, when it is said every bird chuses his mate for the ensuing

year. TO VAMP. To pawn any thing. I'll vamp it, and tip you

the cole: I'll pawn it, and give you the money. Also to retit, new dress, or rub up old hats, shoes or other wearing apparel ; likewise to put new feet to old boots. Ap

plied more particularly to a quack bookseller. VAMPER. Stockings. VAN. Madam Van; see MADAM. VAN-NECK. Miss or Mrs. Van-Neck; a woman with large

breasts ; a bushel bubby. Vardy, To give one's vardy; i. e. verdict or opinion. VARLETS. Now rogues and rascals, formerly yeoman's ser

vants. VARMENT. (Whip and Cambridge.) Natty, dashing. He is

quite varment, he is quite the go. He sports a varment - hat, coat, &c.; he is dressed like a gentleman Jehu. Vaulting School. A bawdy-house; also an academy

where vaulting and other manly exercises are taught. Velvet. To tip the velvet; to put one's tongue into a

woman's mouth. To be upon velvet; to have the best of a bet or match. To the little gentleman in velvet, i. e. the mole that threw up the hill that caused Crop (King William's horse) to stumble; a toast frequently drank by

the tories and catholics in Ireland.
Venus's CURSE. The venereal disease.

ESSELS OF PAPER. Half a quarter of a sheet.

that pisses under the table into his companions' shoes., VICTUALLING OFFICE. The stomach. VINCENT'S LAW. The art of cheating at cards, composed of

the following associates: bankers, those who play booty ; the gripe, he that betteth ; and the person cheated, who

is styled the vincent; the gains acquired, termage. VINEGAR. A name given to the person who with a whip

in his hand, and a hat hell before his eyes, keeps the ring clear, at boxing-matches and cudgel-playing; also,

in cant terms, a cloak. Vixen. ' A termagant; also a she fox, who, when she has cubs, is remarkably fierce.

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