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Act of Parliament (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Act of Parliament

A military term for small beer, five pints of which, by an act of parliament, a landlord was formerly obliged to give to each soldier gratis.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

Acorn * Acteon

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Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

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Abel-Wackets
Abigail
Abram
Abram Cove
Abram Men
To sham Abram
Academy
Ace of Spades
Accounts
Acorn
Act of Parliament
Acteon
Active Citizen
Adam’s Ale
Adam Tiler
Addle Pate
Addle Plot
Admiral of the Blue
Admiral of the Narrow Seas
Adrift
Ægrotat