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Law (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Law

To give law to a hare; a sporting term, signifying to give the animal a chance of escaping, by not setting on the dogs till the hare is at some distance; it is also more figuratively used for giving any one a chance of succeeding in a scheme or project.

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

Launch * Lawful Blanket

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Lark
Lark-1
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Latch
Lathy
Latitat
Lavender
Laugh
Launch
Law
Lawful Blanket
Lay
Laystall
Lazy
Lazy Man’s Load
Lazybones
Leaf
To Leak
Leaky
Leaping Over the Sword