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Hedge (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Hedge

To make a hedge; to secure a bet, or wager, laid on one side, by taking the odds on the other, so that, let what will happen, a certain gain is secured, or hedged in, by the person who takes this precaution; who is then said to be on velvet.

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.

Hector * Hedge Alehouse

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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

Head Cully of the Pass
Head Rails
Hearing Cheats
Heart’s Ease
Hearty Choak
Heathen Philosopher
To Heave
Heaver
Heavers
Hector
Hedge
Hedge Alehouse
Hedge Creeper
Hedge Priest
Hedge Whore
Heels
Heel Tap
Hell
Hell-born Babe
Hell Cat
Hell Hound