Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

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  1. The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue==Buckish Slang, University Wit and Pick Pocket Eloquence-- contains, as one would imagine, many references to the navy.

    Grog-Blossom--Pimples on the face caused by drinking.
    Duck ******--The hand i/c poultry on a ship of war.
    Head Rails--Teeth
    Admiral of the Narrow seas--Drunkard who vomits into the lap of someone sitting opposite to him.
    Blanket hornpipe--An amorous congress.
    Dead Louse--The Daedalus ship of war
    Banyan Day--A day no meat is allowed to sailors-from the Banyans of East Indies A tribe who eat nothing that had lived.
    Back Gammon player--A sodomite

    Many more.
  2. :sleepy2:
    Canteenflat.= Boring pish stained twat
    How very precscient the ancient lexicographers were.

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