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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

~Regency Wednesday~ Random Cant Day, Part 4

More random selections from the 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue. Enjoy! 

Agog, All-a-gog. Anxious, eager, impatient: from the Italian agogare, to desire eagerly. 
Beau-nasty. A slovenly fop; one finely dressed, but dirty. 
Cuckold. The husband of an incontinent wife: cuckolds, however, are Christians, as we learn by the following story: An old woman hearing a man call his dog Cuckold, reproved him sharply, saying, 'Sirrah, are not you ashamed to call a dog by a Christian's name?' To cuckold the parson; to bed with one's wife before she has been churched. 
Marplot. A spoil sport. 
Row. A disturbance; a term used by the students at Cambridge. 

*Taken verbatim from 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

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