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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.
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
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
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
ship; to make a hole in her bottom in order to sink her.
judgment for goods or money.
grand secret, i. e. dead.
nished or transported. To serve a cull out; to beata
Great Turk's palace where the women are kept.
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.