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Gag (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Gag

An instrument used chiefly by housebreakers and thieves, for propping open the mouth of a person robbed, thereby to prevent his calling out for assistance.

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.

To Gaff * Gage

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Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

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

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Gab String
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Gad-so
Gaff
To Gaff
Gag
Gage
Gage
Gaggers
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Galley
Galley Foist
Gallied
Galligaskins
Gallipot