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Iron (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Iron

Money in general. To polish the king’s iron with one’s eyebrows; to look out of grated or prison windows, or, as the Irishman expresses them, the iron glass windows. Iron doublet; a prison. See Stone Doublet.

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

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