Owl In An Ivy Bush (Grose 1811 Dictionary)
Owl In An Ivy Bush
He looks like an owl in an ivy
bush; frequently said of a person with a large frizzled wig,
or a woman whose hair is dressed a-la-blowze.
Definition taken from
The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue,
originally by Francis Grose.
Owl * Owlers
1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang
John S. Farmer's collection
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