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Dive (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Dive

To dive; to pick a pocket. To dive for a dinner; to go down into a cellar to dinner. A dive, is a thief who stands ready to receive goods thrown out to him by a little boy put in at a window. 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.

Distracted Division * Diver

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Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

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