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Canary Bird (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Canary Bird

A jail bird, a person used to be kept in a cage; also, in the canting sense, guineas.

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.

Campbell’s Academy * Candlesticks

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Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

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