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Bum Trap (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Bum Trap

A sheriff’s officer who arrests debtors. Ware hawke! the bum traps are fly to our panney; keep a good look out, the bailiffs know where our house is situated.

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

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