Beau Trap (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Beau Trap

A loose stone in a pavement, under which water lodges, and on being trod upon, squirts it up, to the great damage of white stockings; also a sharper neatly dressed, lying in wait for raw country squires, or ignorant fops.

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

Beau-nasty * Becalmed

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