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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

~Regency Wednesday~ Random Cant Day, Part 3

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! 

Caper Merchant. A dancing master, or hop merchant. 
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

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