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Beilby’s Ball (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Beilby’s Ball

He will dance at Beilby’s ball, where the sheriff pays the music; he will be hanged. Who Mr. Beilby was, or why that ceremony was so called, remains with the quadrature of the circle, the discovery of the philosopher’s stone, and divers other desiderata yet undiscovered.

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

Beggar’s Bullets * Belch

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Bed
Bedfordshire
Bedizened
Bed-Maker
Beef
Beef Eater
Beetle-browed
Beetle-headed
Beggar Maker
Beggar’s Bullets
Beilby’s Ball
Belch
Belcher
Bell
To bear the Bell
Bellows
Bellower
Bellowser
Belly
Bellyfull
Belly Cheat