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Jump (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Jump

The jump, or dining-room jump; a species of robbery effected by ascending a ladder placed by a sham lamp-lighter, against the house intended to be robbed. It is so called, because, should the lamp-lighter be put to flight, the thief who ascended the ladder has no means of escaping but that of jumping down.

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

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