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Knuckles (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Knuckles

Pickpockets who attend the avenues to public places to steal pocket-books, watches, &c. a superior kind of pickpockets. To knuckle to, to submit.

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

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