Every once in a while, I pull my trusty Regency slang dictionary (1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue) from my bookshelf and post a few randomly chosen words here, for your reading pleasure. This is part three. Enjoy!
Ferret. A tradesman who sells goods to young unthrift heirs, at excessive rates, and then continually duns them for the debt.
Glimstick. A candlestick. Cant
Grog. Rum and water.
Topping Cheat. The gallows. Cant
*Taken verbatim from 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, available for free download from Amazon's Kindle store.