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Cloak Twitchers (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Cloak Twitchers

Rogues who lurk about the entrances into dark alleys, and bye-lanes, to snatch cloaks from the shoulders of passengers.

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.

To Clip * Clod Hopper

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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

Cleymes
Click
To Click
Clicker
Clicket
Climb
Clinch
Clink
Clinkers
To Clip
Cloak Twitchers
Clod Hopper
Clod Pate
Clod Pole
Close
Close-fisted
Closh
Cloth Market
Cloud
Cloven
Cloven Foot