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Cruisers (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Cruisers

Beggars, or highway spies, who traverse the road, to give intelligence of a booty; also rogues ready to snap up any booty that may offer, like privateers or pirates on a cruise.

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.

Crown Office * Crummy

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Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

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Crown Office
Cruisers
Crummy
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Crusty Beau
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