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haughty manner. Don't think as how you shall domineer
here. DOMMERER. A beggar pretending that his tongue has been
cut out by the Algerines, or cruel and blood-thirsty Turks,
or else that he was born deaf and dumb. Cant. Done, or DONE OVER. Robbed : also, convicted or han
ged. Canl.-See Do. DOSE UP.
Ruined by gaming and extravagances. Modern term. DONKEY, DONKEY Dick. A he, or jack ass: called don
key, perhaps, from the Spanish or don-like gravity of
that animal, intitled also the king of Spain's trumpeter. DOODLE. A silly fellow, or noodle: see NoodLE. “Also a
child's penis. Doodle doo, or Cock a doodle doo; a childish appellation for a cock, in imitation of its note
when crowing: Doodle Sack. A bagpipe. Dutch. Also the private parts
of a woman. DoPey. A beggar's trull. DOT AND GO ONE. To waddle: generally applied to persons
who have one leg shorter than the other, and who, as the sca phrase is, go upon an uneven keel. Also a jeering appellation for an inferior writing-master, or teacher of
arithmetic. DOUBLE. To tip any one the double; to run away in his or
her debt. DOUBLE JUGG. A man's backside. Cotton's Virgil
. DOVE-TAIL. A species of regular answer, wbich fits into
the subject, like the contrivance whence it takes its name : Ex. Who owns this? The dovetail is, Not you by your
asking. DOUGLAS. Roby Douglas, with one eye and a stinking
breath; the breech. Sea wit. Dowdy. A coarse, vulgar-looking woman. Down HILLS. Dice that run low. Down. Aware of a thing. Knowing it. There is no down.
A cant phrase used by house-breakers to signify that the persons belonging to any house are not on their guard, or that they are fast asleep, and have not heard any noise
to alarm them. To Dowse. To take down : as, Dowse the pendant. Dowse
your dog vane ; take the cockade out of your hat. Dowse
the glim ; put out the candle.
DRO DRAB. A nasty, sluttish whore. DRAG. To go on the drag ; to follow a cart or waggon, in
order to rob'it. Cant. Drag Lay. Waiting in the streets to rob carts or waggons. DRAGGLETAIL or DAGGLETAIL. One whose garments are
bespattered with dag or dew: generally applied to the
female sex, to signify a slattern. DRAGOONING IT. A man who occupies two branches of
one profession, is said to dragoon it; because, like the soldier of that denomination, he serves in a double capacity. Such is a physician who furnishes the medicines, and
compounds his own prescriptions. DRAIN. Gin : so called from the diuretic qualities imputed
to that liquor. DRAM. A glass or small measure of any spirituous liquors,
which, being originally sold by apothecaries, were estimated by drams, ounces, &c. Dog's dram ; to spit in
his mouth, and clap his back. DRAM-A-TICK. A dram served upon credit. DRAPER. An ale draper; an alehouse keeper. DRAUGHT, or BiLL, ON THE PUMP AT ALDGATE. A bad
or false bill of exchange. See ALDGATE. DRAW LATCHES. Robbers of houses whose doors are
only fastened with latches. Cant. To Draw. To take any thing from a pocket. To draw a
swell of a clout. To pick a gentleman's pocket of a hand
kerchief. To draw the long bow; to tell lies. DRAWERS. Stockings. Cant. DRAWING THE KING's PICTURE. Coining. Cant. To DRESS. To beat. I'll dress his hide neatly; I'll beat him
soundly. DRIBBLE. A method of pouring out, as it were, the dice
from the box, gently, by which an old practitioner is en
abled to cog one of them with his fore-finger. DRIPPER. A gleet. DROMEDARY. A heavy, bungling thief or rogue. A purple
dromedary; a bungler in the art and mystery of thieving.
See DOMMERER. DROP. The new drop; a contrivance for executing felons at
Newgate, by means of a platform, which drops from under them : this is also called the last drop. See LEAF.
See MORNING DROP. DROP A Cog. To ļet fall, with design, a piece of gold or,
silver, in order to draw in and cheat the person who sees it picked up; the piece so dropped is called a dropt cog.
DROP IN THE Eye. Almost drunk.
ping a ring or other article, and picking it up before the person intended to be defranded, they pretend that the thing is very valuable to induce their gull to lend them money, or to purchase the article. See FAWNY RIG,
aud MONEY DROPPERS. To DROP DOWN.
To be dispirited. This expression is used by thieves to signify that their companion did not die game, as the kiddy dropped down when he went to be twisted; the young fellow was very low spirited when
he walked out to be banged. To Drus. To beat any one with a stick, or rope's end :
perhaps a contraction of dry rub. It is also used to sig
nify a good beating with any instrument. DRUMMER. A jockey term for a horse that throws about
his fore legs irregularly : the idea is taken from a kettle drummer, who in beating makes many flourishes with
his drumsticks. DRUNK. Drunk as a wheel-barrow. Drunk as David's
SOW. See David's Sow. DRURY LANE AGUE. The venereal disorder. DRURY LANE VEŠTAL. A woman of the town, or prosti
tute; Drury-lane and its environs were formerly the re
sidence of many of those ladies. DRY BOB.
A smart repartee : also copulation without emission; in law Latin, siccus robertulus. Dry Boots. A sly humorous fellow. Due.
A picklock, or master-key. Cant. Due Lav. Robbing houses by picking the locks. DUB THE JIGGER. Open the door. Cant, DUB O'TH' Hick. A lick on the head. DUBBER. A picker of locks. Cant. Duce. Two-pence. Duck. A lame duck; an Exchange-alley phrase for a
stock-jobber, who either cannot or will not pay his losses, or differences, in which case he is said to waddle out of the alley, as he cannot appear there again till his debts are settled and paid; should he attenipt it, he would be
hustled out by the fraternity. DUCKS AND DRAKES. To make ducks and drakes: a
school-boy's amusement, practised with pieces of tile, oyster-shells, or flattish stones, which being skimmed along the surface of a pond, or still river, rebound many F 2
D U M times. To make ducks and drakes of one's money ; to
throw it idly away. Duck F-CK-R. The man who has the care of the poultry
on board a ship of war. Duck LEGS. Svort legs. DUDDERS, or WHISPERING DUDDERS. Cheats who tra
vel the country, pretending to sell smuggled goods: they accost their intended dupes in a whisper. The goods they have for sale are old shop-keepers, or damaged ;
purchased by them of large manufactories. See DuFFER. DUDDERING RAKE. A thundering rake, a buck of the
first head, one extremely lewd. DUDGEON. Anger. Duds. Clothes. DUFFERS. Cheats who ply in different parts of the town,
particularly about Water-lane, opposite St. Clement's church, in the Strand, and pretend to deal in smuggled goods, stopping all country people, or such as they think they can impose on ; which they frequently do, by selling
them Spital-fields goods at double their current price. Dugs. A woman's breasts. Duke, or Rum DUKE. A queer unaccountable fellow. DUKE OF LIMBS. A tall, awkward, ill-made fellow. DUKE HUMPHREY. To dine with Duke Humphrey ; to
fast. In old St. Paul's church was an aisle called Duke Humphrey's walk (from a tomb vulgarly called his, but in reality belonging to John of Gaunt), and persons who walked there, while others were at dinner, were said to
dine with Duke Humphrey. DuLL Swirl. A stupid, sluggish fellow, one long going on
an errana. DUMB ARM. A lame arm. DUM B-FOUNDED. Silenced, also soundly beaten. DUMB GLUTTON. A woman's privities. DUMB WATCH. A venereal bubo in the groin. DUMMEE. A pocket book. A dummee hunter. A pick
pocket, who lurks about to steal pocket books out of gentlemen's pockets. Frisk the dummee of the screens; take all the bank notes out of the pocket book, ding the dummee, and bolt, they sing out beef. Throw away the pocket
book, and run off, as they call out“ stop thief.” DUMPLIN. A short thick man or woman. Norfolk dump
lin; a jeering appellation of a Norfolk man, dumplins being
a favourite kind of food in that county. DUMPS. Down in the dumps; low-spirited, melancholy: jocularly said to be derived from Dumpos, a king of Egypt,
who died of melancholy. Dumps are also small pieces of lead, cast by schoolboys in the shape of money. Dun. An importunate creditor. Dunny, in the provincial
dialect of several counties, signifies deaf; to dun, then, perhaps may mean to deafen with importunate demands : some derive it from the word donmez, which signifies give. But the true original meaning of the word, owes its birth to one Joe Dun, a famous bailiff of the town of Lincoln, so extremely active, and so dexterous in his business, that it became a proverb, when a man refused to pay, Why do not you
Dun him? that is, Why do not you set Dun to arrest him? Hence it became a cant word, and is now as old as since the days of Henry VII. Dun was also the general name for the hangman, before that of Jack Ketch.
And presently a halter got,
Cotton's Virgil Trav. book iv.
being styled dunghills. Todiedunghill; to repent, orshew any signs of contrition at the gallows. Moving dunghill; a dirty, filthy man or woman. Dung, an abbreviation of dunghill, also means a journeyman taylor who submits to the law for regulating journeymen taylors' wages, therefore
deemed by the flints a coward. See FLINTS. DUNNOCK. A cow.
Cant. To Dup. To open a door: a contraction of do ope or open.
See Dus. Durham MAN. Knocker kneed, he grinds mustard with
his knees: Durham is famous for its mustard. Dust. Money. Down with your dust; deposit the money.
To raise or kick up a dust; to make a disturbance or riot:
see BREEZE. Dust it away; drink about. DUSTMAN. A dead man: your father is a dustman. Durch COMFORT. Thank God it is no worse. Dutch CONCERT. Where every one plays or signs a dif
ferent tune. Dutch Feast. Where the entertainer gets drunk before
his guest. Dutch RECKONING, or ALLE-MAL. A verbal or lump ac
count; without particulars; as brought at spunging or baw