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Coventry (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Coventry

To send one to Coventry; a punishment inflicted by officers of the army on such of their brethren as are testy, or have been guilty of improper behaviour, not worthy the cognizance of a court martial. The person sent to Coventry is considered as absent; no one must speak to or answer any question he asks, except relative to duty, under penalty of being also sent to the same place. On a proper submission, the penitent is recalled, and welcomed by the mess, as just returned from a journey to Coventry.

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

Covent Garden Nun * Covey

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Cosset
Costard
Costard Monger
Cot
Cove
Covent
Covent Garden Abbess
Covent Garden Ague
Covent Garden Nun
Coventry
Covey
To Couch a Hogshead
Counterfeit Crank
Country Harry
Country Put
County Work
Court Card
Court Holy Water
Court of Assistants
Cow