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Kittle Pitchering (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Kittle Pitchering

A jocular method of hobbling or bothering a troublesome teller of long stories: this is done by contradicting some very immaterial circumstance at the beginning of the narration, the objections to which being settled, others are immediately started to some new particular of like consequence; thus impeding, or rather not suffering him to enter into, the main story. Kittle pitchering is often practised in confederacy, one relieving the other, by which the design is rendered less obvious.

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

Kitchen Physic * Kittys

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