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Clap on the Shoulder (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Clap on the Shoulder

An arrest for debt; whence a bum bailiff is called a shoulder-clapper.

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

Clap * Clapper

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Civility Money
Civil Reception
Clack
Clack-loft
Clammed
Clan
Clank
Clank Napper
Clanker
Clap
Clap on the Shoulder
Clapper
Clapper Claw
Clapperdogeon
Claret
Clawed off
Clear
Cleaver
Clean
Clerked
Cleymes