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Barking Irons (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Barking Irons

Pistols, from their explosion resembling the bow-wow or barking of a dog. Irish.

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

Barkshire * Barn

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Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

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Banyan Day
Baptized
Barber’s Chair
Barber’s Sign
Bargain
Bargees
Barker
Barkshire
Barking Irons
Barn
Barnaby
Barnacle
Barrel Fever
Barrow Man
Bartholomew Baby
Basket
Basket-making
Bastard
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