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RUT ry; properly applied to a restive horse, and figuratively to the human species. To ride rusty ; to be sullen; called

also to ride grub. Rusty GUTS. A blunt surly fellow: a jocular misnomer of

resticus. Rutting. Copulating. Rutting time; the season when

deer go to rut.

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SACHEVEREL. The iron door, or blower, to the mouth

of a stove : from a divine of that name, who made himself famous for blowing the coals of dissension in the lat

ter end of the reign of queen Ann. SACK. A pocket. To buy the sack: to get drunk. To

dive into the sack; to pick a pocket. 'To break a bottle in an empty sack; a bubble bet, a sack with a bottle in

it not being an empty sack. Sad Dog. A wicked debauched fellow ; one of the anciert

family of the sad dogs. Swift translates it into Latin by

the words tristis canis. SADDLE. To saddle the spit; to give a dinner or supper.

To saddle one's nose ; to wear spectacles. To saddle a place or pension; to oblige the holder to pay a certain portion of his income to some one nominated by the donor.

Saddle sick; galled with riding, having lost leather. SAINT. A piece of spoilt timber in a coach-maker's shop,

like a saint, devoted to the flames. SAINT GEOFFREY's Day. Never, there being no saint of

that name: to-morrow-come-never, when two Sundays

come together. SAINT LUKE'S BIRD. Anox; that Evangelist being always

represented with an ox. SAINT MONDAY. A holiday most religiously observed by

journeymen shoemakers, and other inferior mechanics: a profanation of that day, by working, is punishable by a tine, particularly among the gentle craft. An Irishman observed. that this saint's anniversary happened every

week. SAL. An abbreviation of snlitution. In a high sal : in the

pickling tub, or under a salivation. SALESMAN's Doc. A barker. Vide BAREER.


SALMON-GUNDY. Apples, onions, veal or chicken, and

pickled herrings, minced fine, and eaten with oil and vinegar; some derive the name of this mess from the French words selon mon goust, because the proportions of the different ingredients are regulated by the palate of the maker; others say it bears the name of the inventor, who was a rich Dutch merchant; but the general and most probable opinion is, that it was invented by the countess or Salmagondi, one of the ladies of Mary de Medicis, wife of King Henry IV. of France, and by her brought into

France, SALMon, or SALAMON. The beggars' sacrament or oath. Salt. Lecherous. A salt bitch: a bitch at heat, or proud

bitch. Salt eel; a rope's end, used to correct boys, &c. at

sea: you shall have a salt eel for supper. SAMMY. Foolish. Silly. SANDWICH. Ham, dried tongue, or some other salted meat,

cut thin and put between two slices of bread and butter :

said to be a favourite morsel with the Earl of Sandwich. Sandy PATE. A red haired man or woman. SANGAREE. Rack punch was formerly so called in bag

nios. SANK, SANKY, or CENTIPEE's. A taylor employed by

clothiers in making soldier's clothing. SAPSCULL. Å simple fellow. Sappy; foolish. SATYR. A libidinous fellow: those imaginary things are

by poets reported to be extremely salacious. SAUCE Box. "A term of familiar raillery, signifying a bold

or forward person. SAVE-ALL. A kind of candlestick used by our frugal fore

fathers, to burn snuffs and ends of candles. Figuratively, boys running about gentlemen's houses in Ireland, who are fed on broken meats that would otherwise be wasted,

also a miser. SAUNTERER. An idle, lounging fellow ; by some derived

from sans terre; applied to persons, who, having no lands or home, lingered and loitered about. Some derive it from persons devoted to the Holy Land, saint terre, who

loitered about, as waiting for company. Saw. An old saw; an ancient proverbial saying. Sawny, or SANDY. A general nick-name for a Scotchman,

as Paddy is for an Irishman, or Taffy for a Welchman; Sawny or Sandy being the familiar abbreviation or diminution of Alexander, a very favourite name among the

Scottish nation.
SCAB. A worthless man or woman.


SCO SCALD MISERABLES. A set of mock masons, who, A. D.

1744, made a ludicrous procession in ridicule of the

Free Masons. SCALDER. A clap. The cull has napped a scalder; the

fellow has got a clap: SCALY. Mean. Sordid. How scaly the cove is; how

mean the fellow is. SCALY FISH. An honest, rough, blunt sailor. Scamp. A highwayman. Royal scamp: a highwayman

who robs civilly. Royal foot scamp: a footpad who be

haves in like manner. To SCAMPER. To run away hastily. SCANDAL BROTH, Tea. SCANDAL PROOF. One who has eaten shame and drank

after it, or would blush at being ashamed. SCAPEGALLOWS.

One who deserves and has narrowly escaped the gallows, a slip-gibbet, one for whom the gallows

is said to groan. SCAPEGRACE. A wild dissolute fellow. SCARCE. To make one's self scarce ; to steal away. SCARLET HORSE. A high red, hired or hack horse: a pun

on the word hired. Scavey. Sense, knowledge. “ Massa, me no scavey ;”

master, I don't know (negro language) perhaps from the

French scavoir. SCHEME. A party of pleasure. Schism MONGER. A dissenting teacher. SCHISM Shop. A dissenting meeting house. A SCOLD's CURE. A coffin. The blowen has napped the

scold's cure; the bitch is in her coffin. SCHOOL OF VENUS. A bawdy-house. School BUTTER. Cobbing, whipping. SCONCE. The head, probably as being the fort and citadel

of a man : from sconce, an old name for a fort, derived from a Dutch word of the same signification. To build a sconce: a military term for bilking one's quarters. To

sconce or skonce; to impose a fine. Academical phrase. Scor. A young bull. Scotch Greys. Lice. The headquarters of the Scotch

greys: the head of a man full of large lice. SCOTCH PINT. A bottle containing two quarts. Scotch Bait. A halt and a resting on a stick, as practised

by pedlars. Scotch CHOCOLATE. Brimstone and milk. Scotch FIDDLE. The itch. SCOTCH Mist. A sober soaking rain; a Scotch mist will wet an Englishman to the skin.


Scotch WARMING PAN. A wench; also a fart. Scoundrel. A man void of every principle of honour. SCOUR. To scour or score off; to run away: perhaps from

score ; i. e. full speed, or as fast as legs would carry one. Als

to wear: chiefly applied to irons, fetters, or handcuffs, because wearing scours them. He will scour the darbies; he will be in fetters. To scour the cramp ring; to wear bolts or fetters, from which, as well as from coffin hinges, rings supposed to prevent the cramp are

made. SCOURERS. Riotous bucks, who amuse themselves with

breaking windows, beating the watch, and assaulting

every person they meet: called scouring the streets. Scout. ` A college errand-boy at Oxford, called a gyp at

Cambridge. Also a watchman or a watch. Cant. SCRAGGED. Hanged. SCRAGGY. Lean, bony. SCRAGG'EM FAIR. A public execution. SCRAP. A villainous scheme or plan. He whiddles the

whole scrap; he discovers the whole plan or scheme. SCRAPE. To get into a scrape; to be involved in a disa

greeable business. Scraper. A fiddler; also one who scrapes plates for meza

zotinto prints. SCRAPING. A mode of expressing dislike to a person, or

sermon, practised at Oxford by the students, in scraping their feet against the ground during the preachment; frequently done to testify their disapprobation of a proctor

who has been, as they think, too rigorous. SCRATCH. Old Scratch; the Devil: probably from the

long and sharp claws with which he is frequently deli

neated, SCRATCH LAND. Scotland. SCRATCH PLATTER, or TAYLOR'S RAGOUT. Bread sopt in

the oil and vinegar in which cucumbers have been sliced, SCRPEN. A bank note. Queer screens; forged bank notes.

The cove was twisted for smashing queer screens ; the

fellow was hanged for uttering forged bank notes. SCREW. A skeleton key used by housebreakers to open a

lock. To stand on the screw signifies that a door is not

bolted, but merely locked. To SCREW. To copulate.

A female screw ; a common prostitute. To screw one up; to exact upon one in a

bargain or reckoning. SCREW JAWS. A wry-mouthed man or woman. SCRIP. A scrap or slip of paper. The cully freely blotted


SET the scrip, and tipt me forty hogs; the man freely signed the bond, and gave me forty shillings. Scrip is also a Change Alley phrase for the last loan or subscription. What does scrip go at for the next rescounters ? what

does scrip sell for delivered at the next day of settling? SCROBY. To be tipt the scroby; to be whipt before the

justices. SCROPE. A farthing. Cant. SCRUB. A low mean fellow, employed in all sorts of dirty


The itch.
SCULL. A head of a house, or master of a college, at the

SCOLL, or SCULLER. A boat rowed by one man with a

light kind of oar, called a scull; also a one-horse chaise

or buggy. ScuLL THATCHER. A peruke-maker. Scum. The riff-raff, tag-rag, and bob-tail, or lowest order

of people.
Scur. The tail of a hare or rabbit; also that of a woman.
SCOTTLE. To scuttle off; to run away. To scuttle a

ship; to make a hole in her bottom in order to sink her.
SEA CRAB. A sailor.
Sea LAWYER. A shark.
SEALER, or SQUEEZE Wax. One ready to give bond and

judgment for goods or money.
SECRET. He has been let into the secret: he has been
cheated at gaming or horse-racing. He or she is in the

grand secret, i. e. dead.
Seedy. Poor, pennyless, stiver-cramped, exhausted.
Sees. The eyes. See DAYLIGHTS.
SERVED. Found guilty. Convicted. Ordered to be pu-

nished or transported. To serve a cull out; to beata

man soundly.
SERAGL10. A bawdy-house; the name of that part of the

Great Turk's palace where the women are kept.
SEND. Todrive or break in. Hand down the Jemmy and

send it in ; apply the crow to the door, and drive it in. SET. A dead set: a concerted scheme to defraud a "person

by gaming. SETTER. À bailiff's follower, who, like a setting dog follows and points out the game for his master. Also-some

times an exciseman. To SetTLE. To knock down or stun any one. We settled

the cull by a stroke on his nob; we stunned the fellow by a blow on the head.

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