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Down (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Down

Aware of a thing. Knowing it. There is no down. A cant phrase used by house-breakers to signify that the persons belonging to any house are not on their guard, or that they are fast asleep, and have not heard any noise to alarm them.

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

Down Hills * To Dowse

Nearby

Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

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

Doodle
Doodle Sack
Dopey
Dot and Go One
Double
Double Jugg
Dove-tail
Douglas
Dowdy
Down Hills
Down
To Dowse
Dowse On the Chops
Dowser
Doxies
Drap
Drag
Drag Lay
Draggletail
Dragooning It
Drain