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Crab Louse (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Crab Louse

A species of louse peculiar to the human body; the male is denominated a cock, the female a hen.

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

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