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Amusers (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Amusers

Rogues who carried snuff or dust in their pockets, which they threw into the eyes of any person they intended to rob; and running away, their accomplices (pretending to assist and pity the half-blinded person) took that opportunity of plundering him.

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

To Amuse * Anabaptist

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