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Hand Basket Portion (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Hand Basket Portion

A woman whose husband receives frequent presents from her father, or family, is said to have a hand-basket portion.

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

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