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Bowsing Ken (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Bowsing Ken

An ale-house or gin-shop.

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.

Boosey * Bowsprit

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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

Bottomless Pit
Boughs
Boughs-1
To Bounce
Bouncer
Bouncing Cheat
Boung
Boung Nipper
Boose
Boosey
Bowsing Ken
Bowsprit
Bow-wow
Bow-wow Mutton
Bow-wow Shop
Bowyer
To Box the Compass
to Box the Jesuit, and get Cock Roaches
Brace
Bracket-faced
Bragget