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Black Indies (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Black Indies

Newcastle upon Tyne, whose rich coal mines prove an Indies to the proprietors.

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

See also the definition in Nathan Bailey's 1736 dictionary of canting and thieving slang.

Black Joke * Black Legs

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Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

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

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
Black Strap
Blank
Blanket Hornpipe
Blarney
A blasted Fellow