The Slang Dictionary; Etymological, Historical and Anecdotal
Don't be a ninnyhammer, there's no fimble-famble not to read this flummery and raree-show...
Reprint, Hardback, bound in the original burgundy cloth with gilt titling and symbols to spine and gilt beggar's map to upper board. 19.5 × 13cm, 382pp.
A fascinating history and glossary of cant, hieroglyphics, back slang, rhyming slang etc as used by vagabonds and others. For example—a hush-shop is where spirits are sold on the quiet, to fly the kite is to escape from a window and to hook um snivey is to feign illness...
One word of caution, it does contain certain words and phrases that are now wholly unacceptable so be warned...
A good reference copy. There is a water stain to the top edge which has bleed down at the front pastedown. General overall wear but perfectly readable.
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