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Cramp Words (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Cramp Words

Sentence of death passed on a criminal by a judge. He has just undergone the cramp word; sentence has just been passed on him. Cant.

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.

Cramp Rings * Crank

Nearby

Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

John S. Farmer's collection of canting songs and slang rhymes

Crack
To Crack
the Crack
Cracker
Crackish
Cracking Tools
Crackmans
Cracksman
Crag
Cramp Rings
Cramp Words
Crank
Crank-1
To Crash
Crashing Cheats
Craw Thumpers
Cream-pot Love
To Creeme
Creepers
Crew
Crib