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Greenwich Barbers (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Greenwich Barbers

Retailers of sand from the pits at and about Greenwich, in Kent: perhaps they are styled barbers, from their constant shaving the sand-banks.

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

Greenhorn * Greenwich Goose

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