Due to an irritating cold that includes a raging headache, today's (late) Regency Wednesday post will be some more random cant from the 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue. On a wonderful side note, this book is available for free download in the Amazon Kindle store. If you're a Regency author or just a lover of words, I highly recommend you download this book.
Cent-per-Cent. An usurer.
Fiddle Faddle. Trifling discourse, nonsense. A mere fiddle faddle fellow; a trifler.
Heel Tap. A peg in the heel of a shoe, taken out when it is finished. A person leaving any liquor in his glass, is frequently called upon by the toast-master to take off his heel-tap.
Natty Lads. Young thieves or pickpockets.
Scapegrace. A wild, dissolute fellow.
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*All definitions taken verbatim from the 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.