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Clan (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Clan

A family’s tribe or brotherhood; a word much used in Scotland. The head of the clan; the chief: an allusion to a story of a Scotchman, who, when a very large louse crept down his arm, put him back again, saying he was the head of the clan, and that, if injured, all the rest would resent it.

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.

Clammed * Clank

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Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

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Circumbendibus
Cit
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Civil Reception
Clack
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Clammed
Clan
Clank
Clank Napper
Clanker
Clap
Clap on the Shoulder
Clapper
Clapper Claw
Clapperdogeon
Claret
Clawed off