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Irish Legs (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Irish Legs

Thick legs, jocularly styled the Irish arms. It is said of the Irish women, that they have a dispensation from the pope to wear the thick end of their legs downwards.

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

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