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Breaking Shins (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Breaking Shins

Borrowing money; perhaps from the figurative operation being, like the real one, extremely disagreeable to the patient.

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

Break-teeth Words * Bread

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Bran-faced
Brandy-faced
Brandy
Brat
Bray
Brazen-faced
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Break-teeth Words
Breaking Shins
Bread
Bread Basket
Breast Fleet
Breeched
Breeches
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Breeze
Bridge
Brim
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