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Blue Pigeons (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Blue Pigeons

Thieves who steal lead off houses and churches. Cant. To fly a blue pigeon; to steal lead off houses or churches.

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

Blue Flag * Blue Plumb

Nearby

Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

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

Blow-up
a Blowse
Blubber
To Blubber
To sport Blubber
Blubber Cheeks
Blue
Blue Boar
Blue Devils
Blue Flag
Blue Pigeons
Blue Plumb
Blue Skin
Blue Tape
Blue Ruin
Bluff
Bluffer
Blunderbuss
Blunt
To Bluster
Boarding School