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Harp (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Harp

To harp upon; to dwell upon a subject. Have among you, my blind harpers; an expression used in throwing or shooting at random among the crowd. Harp is also the Irish expression for woman, or tail, used in tossing up in Ireland: from Hibernia, being represented with a harp on the reverse of the copper coins of that country; for which it is, in hoisting the copper, i.e. tossing up, sometimes likewise called music.

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

Harmans * Harridan

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Hanker
Hans In Kelder
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Hard At His A-se
Hare
Hark-ye-ing
Harman
Harman Beck
Harmans
Harp
Harridan
Harry
Harum Scarum
Hash
Hasty
Hasty Pudding
Hat
Hatches
Hatchet Face
Havil