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Old Harry (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Old Harry

A composition used by vintners to adulterate their wines; also the nick-name for the devil.

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

See also the definition in Nathan Bailey's 1736 dictionary of canting and thieving slang.

Old Hand * Old Ding

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Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

John S. Farmer's collection of canting songs and slang rhymes

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Office
Ogles
Oil of Barley
Oil of Gladness
Oil of Stirrup
Oi Poaaoi
Old
Old Dog At It
Old Hand
Old Harry
Old Ding
Old Mr
Old Nick
Old One
Old Pegg
Old Poger
Old Stager
Old Toast
Old Doss
Oliver’s Scull