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Eat (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Eat

To eat like a beggar man, and wag his under jaw; a jocular reproach to a proud man. To eat one’s words; to retract what one has said.

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

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