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Black Legs (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Black Legs

A gambler or sharper on the turf or in the cockpit: so called, perhaps, from their appearing generally in boots; or else from game-cocks whose legs are always black.

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

Black Indies * Black Monday

Nearby

Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

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

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
To Blast