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Basket (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Basket

An exclamation frequently made use of in cock-pits, at cock-fightings, where persons refusing or unable to pay their losings, are adjudged by that respectable assembly to be put into a basket suspended over the pit, there to remain during that day’s diversion: on the least demur to pay a bet, Basket is vociferated in terrorem. He grins like a basket of chips: a saying of one who is on the broad grin.

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

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