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Anchor (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Anchor

Bring your a-se to an anchor, i.e. sit down. To let go an anchor to the windward of the law; to keep within the letter of the law. Sea wit.

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

Anabaptist * Anglers

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