Stabbed with a Brydport dagger.

That is, hanged. Great quantity of hemp is grown about this town; and, on account of its superior qualities, Fuller says, there was an ancient statute, now disused, that the cables for the Royal Navy should be made thereabouts.

Entry taken from Provincial Glossary, edited by Francis Grose.

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Stabbed with a Brydport dagger

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