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BREWES, or BROWES. The fat scum from the pot in

which salted beef is boiled.
To Brush. To run away. Let us buy a brush and lope ;

let us go away or off. To have a brush with a woman; to
lie with her. To have a brush with a man; to fight with
him. The cove cracked the peter and bought a brush;

the fellow broke open the trunk, and then ran away.
BRUSHER. A bumper, a full glass. See BUMPER.
BUB. Strong beer.
BUBBER. A drinking bowl; also a great drinker; a

thief that steals plate from public houses. Cant.
THE BUBBLE. The party cheated, perhaps from his

being like an air bubble, filled with words, which aie

only wind, instead of real property. To BUBBLE. Tocheat. To BAR THE BUBBLE. To except against the general

rule, that he who lays the odds must always be adjudged

the loser : this is restricted to betts laid for liquor. BUBBLY JOCK. A turkey cock. Scotch. BUBBLE AND SQUEAK. Beef and cabbage fried together.

It is so called from its bubbling up and squeaking whilst

over the fire.
BUBE. The venereal disease.
Buck. A blind horse; also a gay debauchee.
TO RUN A BUCK. To poll a bad vote at an election.---

Irish term.
BUCK BAIL. Bail given by a sharper for one of the gang.
A BUCK OF THE FIRST HEAD. One who in debauchery

surpasses the rest of his companions, a blood or choice
spirit. There are in London divers lodges or societies of
Bucks, formed in imitation of the Free Masons: one was
held at the Rose, in Monkwell-street, about the year
1705. The president is styled the Grand Buck. A buck

sometimes signifies a cuckold.
BUCK'S FACE.A cuckold.
Buck Fitch. A lecherous old fellow.
BUCKEEN. A bully. Irish.
BUCKET. To kick the bucket; to die.
BUCKINGER's Boot. The monosyllable. Matthew

Buckinger was born without hands and legs; notwith-
standing which he drew coats of arms very neatly, and
could write the Lord's Prayer within the compass of a
shilling; he was married to â tall handsome woman,

and traversed the country, shewing himself for money. BUCKLES. Fetters. BUDGE, or SNEAKING BUDGE. One that slips into houses


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in the dark, to steal cloaks or other clothes. Also lambs' fur formerly used for doctors' robes, whence they were called budge doctors. Standing budge; a thief's

scout or spy: To BUDGE. To move, or quit one's station. Don't budge

from hence ; i. e. don't move from hence, stay here. BUDGET. A wallet. To open the budget ; a term used

to signify the notification of the taxes required by the minister for the expences of the ensuing year ; as To·morrow the minister will go to the house,

the budget. BUFE. A dog. Bufe's nob; a dog's head. Cant. BUFE NABBER. A dog stealer. Cant. Buff. All in buff; stript to the skin, stark naked. BUFF. To stand buff; to stand the brunt. To swear as a

witness. He buffed it home; and I was served; he

swore hard against me, and I was found guilty. BUFFER. One that steals and kills horses and dogs for

their skins; also an inn-keeper: in Ireland it signifies a

boxer. Buffer. A man who takes an oath : generally applied to

Jew bail. BUFFLE-HEADED. Confused, stupid. BUG. A nick name given by the Irish to Englishmen;

bugs having, as it is said, been introduced into Ireland by

the English. To Bug. A cant word among journeymen hatters, sig

nifying the exchanging some of the dearest materials of which a hat is made for others of less value.

Hats are composed of the furs and wool of divers animals among which is a small portion of beavers’ fur. Bugging, is stealing the beaver,and substituting in lieu thereof an equal weight of some cheaper ingredient.-Bailiffs who take money to postpone or refrain the serving of a writ, are

said to bug the writ. Bug-HUNTER. An upholsterer. BUGA BOE. A scare-babe, or bully-beggar. BUGAROCH. Comely, handsome. Irish. BUGGY. A one-horse chaise. Bugger. A blackguard, a rascal, a term of reproach. Mill

the bloody bugger; beat the damned rascal. BULK AND FILE. Two pickpockets; the bulk jostles the

party to be robbed, and the file does the business. BULKER. One who lodges all night on a bulk or projection

before old-fashioned shop windows. BULL. An Exchange Alley term for one who buys stock


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BUM on speculation for time, i. e. agrees with the seller, called a Bear, to take a certainsum of stock at a future day, at a stated price: if at that day stock fetches more than the price agreed on, he receives the difference; if it falls or is cheaper, he either pays it, or becomes a lame duck, and

waddles out of the Alley. See LAME Duck and BEAR. BULL. A blunder; from one Obadiah Bull, a blundering

lawyer of London, who lived in the reign of Henery VII.: by a bull,is now always meant a blunder made by an Irishman. A bull was also the name of false hair formerly much worn by women. To look like bull beef, or as bluff as bull beef; to look fierce or surly. Town bull, a great

whore-master. BULL. A crown piece. A half bull; half a crown. BULL BEGGAR, or BULLY BEGGAR. An imaginary

being with which children are threatened by servants

and nurses, like raw head and bloody bones.
BULL CALE. A great hulkey or clumsy fellow, See

BULL CHIN.. A fat chubby child.
BULL Dogs, Pistols.
BULL HANKERS. Persons who over-drive bulls, or free

quent bull baits.
BULL's Eye. A crown-piece.
Bull's FEATHER. A horn: he wears the bull's feather; he

is a cuckold. To bylLOCK. To hector, bounce, or bully. BULLY. A cowardly fellow, who gives himself airs of

great bravery. A bully huff cap; a hector. See HECTOR. BULLY BACK. A bully to a bawdy-house; one who - is

kept in pay, to oblige the frequenters of the house to submit
to the impositions of the mother abbess, or bawd ; and
who also sometimes pretends to be the husband of one of
the ladies, and under that pretence extorts money from
greenhorns,or ignorant young men, whom he findswith her.

BULLY Cock. One who foments quarrels in order to rob

the persons quarrelling.
BULLY RUFFIANS. Highwaymen who attack passen.

gers with oaths and imprecations. BULLY TRAP. A brave man with a mild or effeminate

appearance, by whom bullies are frequently taken in. BUM. the breech, or backside. To Bum.

To arrest a debtor. The gill bummed the swell for a thimble; the tradesman arrested the gentle

man for a watch. Bum TRAP. A sheriff's officer who arrests



Ware hawke! the bum traps are fly to our panney; keep a good look out, the bailiffs know where our house is sia

tuated. BUM BAILIFF. A sheriff's officer, who arrests debtors; so

called perhaps from following his prey, and being at their bums, or, as the vulgar phrase is, hard at theira-ses. Blackstone says, it is a corruption of bound bailiff, from their

being obliged to give bond for their good behaviour. Bum BRUSHER. A schoolmaster. Bum Boat. A boat attending ships to retail greens,

drams, &c. commonly rowed by a woman; a kind of

floating chandler's shop. BUM FODDER. Soft paper for the necessary house or tor

checul. BUMFIDDLE. The backside, the breech. See Ars MUSICA. BUMBO. Brandy, water, and sugar; also the negro name for

the private parts of a woman. BUMKIN. A raw country fellow. BUMMED. Arrested. BUMPER. A full glass; in all likelihood from its convexity

or bump at the top: some derive it from a full glass for

merly drunk to the health of the pope-au bon pere. BUMPING. A ceremony performed on boys perambulating

the bounds of the parish on Whit-monday, when they have their posteriors bumped against the stones marking

the boundaries, in order to fix them in their memory. Bun. A common name for a rabbit, also for the monosylla.

ble. To touch bun for luck; a practice observed among

sailors going on a cruize. BUNDLING. A man and woman sleeping in the same bed, he

with his small clothes, and she with her petticoats on; an expedient practised in America on a scarcity ofbeds,where, on such an occasion, husbands and parents frequently permitted travellers to bundle with their wives and daughters. This custom is now abolished. See Duke of Rochefoucalt's

Travels in America, BUNG UPWARDS. Said of a person lying on his face. BUNG YOUR EYE. Drink a dram; strictly speaking, to

drink till one's eye is bunged up or closed. BUNT. An apron. BUNTER. A low dirty prostitute, half whore and half beggar. BUNTLINGS. Petticoats. Cant. BURN CRUST. A jocular name for a baker. BURN THE KEN. Strollers living in an alehouse without pay.

ing their quarters, are said to burn the ken. Cant. BURNING SHAME. A lighted candle stuck into the parts of a woman, certainly not intended by nature for a candlestick.



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BURNER. A clap. The blowen tipped the swell a burner;

the girl gave the gentleman a clap.
BURNER. He is no burner of navigable rivers; i. e. he is no

conjuror, or man of extraordinary abilities; or rather,

he is but a simple fellow. See THAMES. BURNt. Poxed or clapped. He was sent out a sacrifice, and

came home a burnt offering; a saying of seamen who have caught the venereal disease abroad. He has burnt his

fingers; he has suffered by meddling. BURR. A hanger on, or dependant; an allusion to the field

burrs, which are not easily got rid of. Also the Northumbrian pronunciation: the people of that country, but chiefly about Newcastle and Morpeth, are said to have a burr in their throats, particularly called the Newcastle

burr. Bushel BUBBY. A full breasted woman. Busk. A piece of whalebone or ivory, formerly worn by

women, to stiffen the fore part of their stays: hence the

toast-Both ends of the busk.
Buss BEGGAR. An old superannuated fumbler, whom none

but beggars will suffer to kiss them.
BUS-NAPPER. A constable. Cant.
BUS-NAPPER'S KENCHIN. A watchman. Cant.
Busy. As busy as the devil in a high wind; as busy as a hen

with one chick.
BUTCHER's Dog. To be like a butcher's dog, i. e. lie by the

beef without touching it; a simile often applicable to mar

ried men. BUTCHER's HORSE. That must have been a butcher's

horse, by his carrying a calf so well; a vulgar joke on an

awkward rider. Butt. A dependant, poor relation, or simpleton, on whom

all kinds of practical jokes are played off ; and who serves

as a butt for all the shafts of wit and ridicule. BUTTER Box. A Dutchman, from the great quantity of

butter eaten by the people of that country. BUÍTERED Bun. One lying with a woman that has just lain

with another man, is said to have a buttered bun. BUTTER AND Eggs Trot. A kind of short jogg trot,such

as is used by women going to market, with butter and eggs. She looks as if butter would not inelt in her mouth, yet I warrant you cheese would not choak her; a saying of a demure looking woman, of suspected character. Don't

make butter dear; a gird at the patient angler. BUTTOCK. A whore. Cant. BUTTOCK BROKER. A bawd, or match-maker. Cant.


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