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Crook Your Elbow (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Crook Your Elbow

To crook one’s elbow, and wish it may never come straight, if the fact then affirmed is not true—according to the casuists of Bow-street and St. Giles’s, adds great weight and efficacy to an oath.

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

Crook Back * Crook Shanks

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