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Block Houses (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Block Houses

Prisons, houses of correction, &c.

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.

Blindman’s Holiday * Blocked at both ends

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Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

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Blind Cheeks
Blind Excuse
Blind Harpers
Blindman’s Buff
Blind Cupid
Blindman’s Holiday
Block Houses
Blocked at both ends
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Blood Money
Bloody Back
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Blow
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