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Jack In a Box (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Jack In a Box

A sharper, or cheat. A child in the mother’s womb.

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.

Jack At a Pinch * Jack In An Office

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Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

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