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Lag Fever (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Lag Fever

A term of ridicule applied to men who being under sentence of transportation, pretend illness, to avoid being sent from gaol to the hulks.

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

Lag * To Lag

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Laced Mutton
Lacing
Ladder
Lady
Lady of Easy Virtue
Ladybirds
Lady Dacre’s Wine
Lag
Lag Fever
To Lag
Lage
Lage of Duds
Laid On the Shelf
To Lamb
Lamb’s Wool
Lambskin Men
Lamp
Land
Land Lopers