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Blindman’s Buff (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Blindman’s Buff

A play used by children, where one being blinded by a handkerchief bound over his eyes, attempts to seize any one of the company, who all endeavour to avoid him; the person caught, must be blinded in his stead.

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

Blind Harpers * Blind Cupid

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Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

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