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Black Fly (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Black Fly

The greatest drawback on the farmer is the black fly, i.e. the parson who takes tithe of the harvest.

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

Black Eye * Black Guard

Nearby

Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

John S. Farmer's collection of canting songs and slang rhymes

Bite
To Bite
Biter
Blab
Black and white
Black Art
Black A-se
Black Book
Black Box
Black Eye
Black Fly
Black Guard
Black Jack
Black Jack-1
Black Joke
Black Indies
Black Legs
Black Monday
Black Psalm
Black Spice Racket
Black Spy