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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

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Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

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