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Fat (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Fat

The last landed, inned, or stowed, of any sort of merchandise: so called by the water-side porters, carmen, &c. All the fat is in the fire; that is, it is all over with us: a saying used in case of any miscarriage or disappointment in an undertaking; an allusion to overturning the frying pan into the fire. Fat, among printers, means void spaces.

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.

Fastnesses * As Fat As a Hen In the Forehead

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Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

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Family of Love
Fancy Man
To Fan
Fantastically Dressed
Fart
Fart Catcher
Farting Crackers
Fartleberries
Fastner
Fastnesses
Fat
As Fat As a Hen In the Forehead
Fat Cull
Fat Headed
Faulkner
Faytors
Fawney Rig
Fawney
Feague
Feak
To Feather One’s Nest