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Burn the Ken (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Burn the Ken

Strollers living in an alehouse without paying their quarters, are said to burn the ken. Cant.

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.

Burn Crust * Burning Shame

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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

Bumper
Bumping
Bun
Bundling
Bung upwards
Bung your eye
Bunt
Bunter
Buntlings
Burn Crust
Burn the Ken
Burning Shame
Burner
Burner-1
Burnt
Burr
Bushel Bubby
Busk
Buss Beggar
Bus-napper
Bus-napper’s Kenchin